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Dorn Research Institute


Contact Information

Name: Kathlyn Haddock, MD

Title: Associate Chief of Staff - Research

Tel: 803-776-4000 x.4199    

Email: kathlyn.haddock@va.gov      

Dorn Research Institute

6439 Garners Ferry Road

Building 9, Room 117

Columbia, SC 29209

Affiliated Medical Center

William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center

Total Number of Unique Patients: 80,000

Research Square Feet: 10,224

Number of Principal Investigators: 42

Major Areas of Research

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Gulf War Veterans
  • Healthcare Deliv-ery
  • Health Equity
  • Hepatitis C
  • Homelessness
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Women's Health

Brief Description

Dorn Research Institute, also known as DRI, supports the research and educational activities at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. Dorn VAMC is a level 1C teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services. Dorn VAMC has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care. In FY 2013, there were a total of 75,813 unique patients including 6,381 female Veterans and 15,829 Veterans from the OIF/OEF/OND period of service. In FY 13, there were 936,424 outpatient visits and 5,005 inpatients treated.

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