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VA San Diego Healthcare System


VA San Diego Healthcare System celebrates National VA Research Week

Female Researcher
Thursday, April 28, 2011

SAN DIEGO (April 26, 2011) – “Discovery & Collaboration for Exceptional Health Care” is the theme of the National VA Research Week, May 2 – 6.   VA San Diego Healthcare System will host a Research Day Celebration including lectures and posters on Monday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the medical center multi-purpose room, located at 3350 La Jolla Village Drive.  Lectures on Veterans health care research will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

VA San Diego Healthcare System has one of the largest research programs within the VA nationally, with a budget of more than $52.2 million, more than 530 research projects and 185 principal investigators.  “We have a wide array of research studies including mental health, addiction, combat stress, diabetes, spinal cord injury, memory, cardiology, HIV/AIDs, oncology, stroke, and traumatic brain injury,” said Gerhard Schulteis, Ph.D., Acting Associate Chief of Staff, Research Service.  “In addition, we have a Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, which is making great inroads to understanding and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”  We want the community to know about the contributions we are making to Veterans’ health care and to recognize our exceptional research team.  Their work translates directly into better health care for America’s heroes,” noted Dr. Schulteis.

Lectures will include:

Restoring Hand Function Richard Lieber, Ph.D.
Traumatic Brain Injury Mingxiong Huang, Ph.D.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Dewleen G. Baker, M.D.
Spinal Cord Injury Mark H. Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.                                    
Congestive Heart Failure Kirk Hammond, M.D.




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