Explore VA Providence's research initiatives with specialty programs. You can also volunteer to participate in a research study.
Welcome to Research at the VA Providence Healthcare System
ACOS for Research: Gaurav Choudhary, MD
AO for Research: Kimberly Marcolivio, M. Ed.
Providence is a unique research site in the heart of academic-rich southern New England. Here at VAPHCS, we have more than 250 research projects totaling over 20 million dollars in VA, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial grants. Our research service is affiliated with some of the top academic and medical institutions in the region, including Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Massachusetts General Hospital, Lifespan, and Care New England. Our large research and development program employs over 350 research personnel who conduct studies in rehabilitation medicine, cardiology, pulmonary disease, mental health, neuroscience, health services & economics, PTSD, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and homelessness. These studies enhance our ability to provide state-of-the-art techniques and treatments to our patients. At the same time, our research program helps VAPHCS recruit and retain the highest quality health care professionals who treat our Veterans in the VA Clinics on a daily basis.
VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) seeks to develop, test and implement new therapies and technologies that restore function for Veterans with disorders affecting the nervous system.
COIN-LTSS conducts projects that aim to improve access, quality, and value of long term support services for Veterans.
CPVB-COBRE performs research to better understand blood vessel diseases and improve treatment for these conditions.
The CTRP supports every aspect of clinical and translational research studies, including regulatory and coordination of support, data collection, sample collection, data entry, analysis and publication of results.
The nationwide Million Veteran Program studies the impacts of genes, lifestyle, and military exposures on health and wellness.
The Vascular Research Laboratory (Brown University) focuses its research on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle biology as it relates to pulmonary and cardiac diseases.
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VA grant information and materials can be found in the links below. Questions about grants can be directed to Candy Shuman at Candace.Shuman@va.gov. Non VA-funded grants are handled by Ocean State Research Institute (OSRI), a non-profit located at VA Providence Healthcare System. For any inquiries related to Ocean State Research Institute (OSRI), contact:
Mary Ford at Mary.Ford@va.gov
- ORD Funding
- ORD Policies and Guidance
- Grant Proposal Guidance (This site is only accessible from a VA server)
All protocol submissions are done through IRBNet (VAIRRS). When a research study application is submitted in IRBNet, the application will be routed to the appropriate committee based on the type of research being performed. All human subjects trials are required to have IRB approval prior to initiating the research.
If you are interested in submitting a new protocol or have questions about becoming a VA Principal Investigator, please contact Kimberly Marcolivio at Kimberly.Marcolivio@va.gov or 401-273-7100 Ext. 13464.
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Gaurav Choudhary, MD ACOS/Research Ext. 12029
Kimberly Marcolivio, M.Ed Research Program Officer Ext. 13464
Laura Thompson Budget Analyst Ext. 12402
Candace Shuman Grants Manager/R&D Coordinator Ext. 13872
Christine Fitzgerald Research Compliance Officer Ext. 14269
Diane Stock Program Support/IRBNet Admin Ext. 13911
Mike Baldwin Program Support/ ADPAC Ext. 16453
Sylvia Varadian Program Support/ IRBNet Admin Ext. 16549
Mary T. Ford Ocean State Research Institute (OSRI) Ext. 13674
Check out the Research Week 2023 Newsletter!