Research and Development - Iowa City VA Health Care System
The goal of CADRE is to improve veterans’ well being through research to advance understanding of incorporating knowledge into practice.
The Vision Center focuses on the early detection of potential blinding disorders of the Veteran and general population.
Welcome to our Research and Development page
The Research Program at the Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) has been active for over 50 years and has consistently been one of the top VA facilities nationwide in terms of VA and non-VA research funding. Specialized areas of research expertise include infectious diseases, immunology, transplantation, dermatology, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and diabetic disease. Other patient-focused research includes clinical trials that explore new treatments for cancer, kidney and liver diseases. In response to the needs of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans, our investigators have developed new projects to understand better ways to manage patients with traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.
In addition to a successful biomedical and clinical research program, the ICVAHCS has been very active in both the Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) and the Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) programs. HSR&D projects include a Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) while RR&D projects include a VA Research Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Vision Loss.
The research program maintains a strong collaboration with the Iowa City VA Research Foundation and the University of Iowa. We continue to aggressively pursue new investigators and ensure relevance to the VA mission to maintain our success.
As a veteran, we value your input on how research is conducted at the Iowa City VA Medical Center. If you would like to offer suggestions and opinions, or if you would like to participate in future discussions on research, please call 319-339-7151.