VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Research Services
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Welcome to the VA Ann Arbor Research Service!
America has had a long history of supporting its defenders and this commitment guides the VA today. Championing medical research is one way the VA fulfills its obligation to serve Veterans. The VA Ann Arbor Research Service supports the research activities of over 150 research investigators located in Ann Arbor, Saginaw, and Battle Creek. Our facilities include forty thousand square feet of laboratory space, a seven thousand square foot animal facility, and an updated office space with sample processing lab for clinical research staff. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is affiliated with the world-class University of Michigan.
The Research Service includes support of the VA Center for Clinical Research Management (CCMR) and associated Health Services Research Center of Innovation, The VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Serious Mental Health Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Michigan (VERAM) in the conduct of our research. The VA Ann Arbor Research Service also provides oversight support to the VA Ann Arbor Clinical Research Center (CRC), Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Mi., and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
The Research Business Office supports the research team, facilities, and committees that oversee the research activities in addition to managing the post-award activities for VA-grants. Meet the Research Business Office staff here.
Where do I start?
Research cannot begin until after you have received your Associate Chief of Staff / Research (ACOS/R) Memo. Please browse our website, particularly the pages for our various research committees and our guidance documents for investigators and study teams to learn more.