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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Research at VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2)

Research Services

Innovative research studies today...improved health care outcomes for tomorrow

The goal of the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) Research Program is to improve health care outcomes. VA Health Care Upstate New York (VISN 2) oversees a wide spectrum of clinical and research studies that include:

Major areas of research include:
  • Low Back Pain
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Studies involving Positron Emission Tomography
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you have any questions about research at VA Health Care Upstate New York, you may contact the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the VA Medical Center nearest you.

VA Office of Research & Development (ORD)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)**
Office of Research Oversight (ORO)
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)**
VA Office of Research & Development Technology Transfer Program*
National Association of Veterans' Research & Education Foundations (NAVREF)***
Grants Office LLC*
Small Business Grants**
NIH Request for Proposals**
VA Research & Development
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs**
Research Program Development: Grant Writing*
All About Grants Tutorials: NIAID Research Funding**
Research at:
Albany VA Medical Center
Syracuse/Bath/Canandaigua VA Medical Centers
VA Western New York Healthcare System

Contact Information
Laurence Kaminsky, Ph.D.
Stratton VA Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-626-5623
Fax: 518-626-5628
Douglas Walsh, M.D.
Syracuse VA Medical Center
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 425-2471
Ali El-Solh, M.D., MPH
VA Western New York Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-862-6528
Fax: 716-862-6526

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