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Clinical Research Center Opens

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s leadership, research scientists and physicians cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new Clinical Research Center.

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s leadership, research scientists and physicians cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new Clinical Research Center.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This year’s National Research Week is especially memorable--with the grand opening of the newly-constructed Clinical Research Center.

The 18,000 sq. ft. building officially ushers in a new era of advancing medical research and knowledge.

The new building houses the medical center’s Research and Development Department, and includes: out-patient clinical research, human performance research units, contemporary laboratories, and record retention.

Currently, there are approximately 300 active projects being conducted by more than 90 principal investigators and their teams to address multiple medical conditions that afflict Veterans such as: HIV/AIDS, TB, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, stroke, and rehabilitation medicine to TBI, PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse and mental health, and age-related illnesses.

The interdisciplinary team of researchers is upholding a 90-year tradition of scientific innovation in the District. Washington DC was home to one of the VA’s first research centers, originally called “Diagnostic Centers”. Since 1925, DC Veterans Affairs’ scientists have made ground-breaking innovations in a number of areas including: the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, TB and mental illness as well as the development of the electronic health records system which has been instrumental in VA research endeavors.

It’s anticipated that VA scientists’ research conducted in the new Clinical Research Center will continue to advance medical knowledge and improve the well-being of Veterans and others around the world for years to come.

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