Discovery & Innovation for Veterans’ Health

MISSION

RECENT

VA Research Day

Bench research

It is estimated that 3.1 million veterans nationwide suffer from heart disease. A cause of heart disease is atherosclerosis – a buildup of fatty deposits that clog your arteries – the critical pathways that circulate your blood.  Clogging these arteries and blockages are a major cause of stroke, heart attack and other heart disease including a condition called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  PAD is the clogging of arteries that supply blood to legs, feet and arms – even your brain.  Left untreated your tissues in these areas die and cause gangrene.

Dr. Bill Fay, a long-time cardiologist and physician-scientist at the Harry S Truman VA Hospital and at the University of Missouri recently opened a research study in his VA lab that seeks to understand the effects of how certain types of drugs assist the body’s ability in altering altering PAD and its effectiveness as a possible treatment.

For this project the TVAMRF staff partnered with the study sponsor and Dr. Fay to manage the contract and budget processes as well as work with the various VA compliance departments to get the study underway. more…

Clinical Trials

A 2012 VA study reports that approximately 40,000 cancer cases are treated by the VA each year.  One of these cancers is called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  AML is a type of cancer in which bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells, platelets or red blood cells.  There is a need to understand how different risk groups who are diagnosed each year react to their treatment medications.  This study will help predict outcomes and treatment patterns based on various factors.

Dr. Suzanne Patton, a clinical cancer physician at the Harry S Truman Memorial VA Hospital, has recently opened a type of study called a registry study to ask study volunteers for information to help better understand the effect of different treatments have on a patient’s disease and quality of life.

TVAMRF collaborated with Dr. Patton and the study sponsor to navigate the budget, research contract and protocol through the various VA compliance offices.  We are also providing the study coordinators to assist Dr. Patton with the collection of data and contact with the patients as the study begins recruitment. more…

TVAMRF Supported Research

at the Truman VA
Bench Research & Clinical Trials

Follow Us on Social Media

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This message is only visible to admins:
Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use.

Error: Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.
Type: OAuthException
Video image

Comment on Facebook

Today is National Anthem Day.

The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Over 100 years later, the song became our national anthem on March 3, 1931.

Celebrate today by raising our flag and take the opportunity to start singing, "Oh, say can you see..."
... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Anthem Day. The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Over 100 years later, the song became our national anthem on March 3, 1931. Celebrate today by raising our flag and take the opportunity to start singing, Oh, say can you see...

#TBT to all the friends, families, and furry friends who came out to support our Veterans at the Veterans Day Honor Walk and 5k Run! ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT to all the friends, families, and furry friends who came out to support our Veterans at the Veterans Day Honor Walk and 5k Run!