The research process in VA starts with a tight focus on the everyday health needs and concerns of Veterans, and with consultation with national and regional VA clinical leaders. Solutions are identified and developed through careful, rigorous research in labs and clinics, and sometimes in the community. These solutions are then applied to patient care, or translated into new or improved programs, as rapidly as possible.
VA Research fosters dynamic collaborations with its university partners, other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private industry—thus furthering the program’s impact on the health of Veterans and the nation.
The research health scientists at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the TVAMRF are collaborating to support VA approved research at the areas below.