VA San Diego Healthcare System
The VA San Diego Healthcare System’s Research & Development Service is one of the largest research programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Several VASDHS investigators have received the William S. Middleton Award – the highest national VA research award – for their cutting edge and influential contributions to the study of kidney function, HIV/AIDS, alcohol/drug addiction and memory.
Among the largest research programs in the VA system:
- Over $44.3 million in research funding in 2019
- Over 211 principal investigators
- Over 676 research projects
Improving Patient care:
- Research focuses on Veteran health issues
- Staff stay abreast of medical breakthroughs
- Research attracts top quality physicians
- Participation in many large scale clinical studies
VA San Diego Healthcare System has several Research Opportunities. For details, see link for Opportunities for Human Research Subjects.
Areas of Research:
Special research programs:
- Center of Excellence for Stress & Mental Health (CESAMH)
- Health Services Research & Development (HR&SD)
- Mental Illness Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)
- VA Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)
- Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury
- Million Veterans Program
- Center for Metabolic Research*
- Center for AIDS Research*
- Center on Interoceptive Dysregulation in Addiction*
* UCSD/VA San Diego Collaboration
For more information call (858) 552-8585, extension 7015.
The Veterans Medical Research Foundation (VMRF)
Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1989, it administers additional funds for research studies at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
- Over $18 million annual budget
- Partially funds 112 VA researchers
- Is one of the largest of 84 active VA Foundations in the nation
San Diego VAMC
- 858-552-8585 Ext. 7015
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.