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Research

Explore VA Pittsburgh's nationally recognized research initiatives, with specialty programs in geriatrics, mental health, human engineering, and health equity. You can also volunteer to participate in a research study.

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Our research programs

In fiscal year 2019, VAPHS received $18.2 million for 116 investigators to work on 350 projects. VAPHS is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. Major research emphases include:

  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical science
  • Health services
  • Rehabilitation and related technologies
  • Basic science
  • Animal Trials

Interested in participating in research?

Find out how and explore of Research Programs:

  • CHERP - Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

  • GRECC - Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

  • MIRECC - Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center

  • HERL - Human Engineering Research Laboratories

  • StatCore - Research Office Data and Statistical Services

  • CTC - Clinical Trials Center

VA Research Currents

Read the latest edition of VA Research Currents for Veteran-centered research news.

Support VA Pittsburgh Research

The Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh is a private nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of Veterans by supporting and advancing VA Pittsburgh's research and education activities, while observing the highest ethical standards.

The foundation depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and other organizations to continue its mission. For more information, please e-mail Alanna Caffas or call 412-360-3866.

Volunteer for a research study

VA researchers wouldn't be able to make the advancements they do without help from the volunteers who take part in studies. If you'd like to contribute to VA's medical advancements, consider participating in research. 

If you decide to volunteer for a research study, you can change your mind at any time. Your decision to participate (or not) will not affect your VA benefits.

For questions and more information about participating in VA research:

Research Office Building
Mail Code 151
University Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Fax: 412-360-2377
Email: Stephanie.Partee@va.gov

Veterans Research Foundation

The Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh is a private, nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of Veterans by supporting and advancing VA Pittsburgh's research and education activities, while observing the highest ethical standards.

The foundation depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and other organizations to continue its mission.

To make a donation, or for more information:

Website: Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh
Phone: 412-360-3866
Email: Alanna.Caffas@va.gov

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