Chicago Association for Research
Name: Cindy Reutzel, MPA
Title: Executive Director
Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science
Building One, Room C303
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60610
Affiliated Medical Center
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Total Number of Unique Patients: Hines - 55,000; Lovell-100,000
Research Square Feet: ~150,000
Number of Principal Investigators: 92
Major Areas of Research
During the past year, CARES supported more than 150 individual researchers who are conducting research projects in the follow-ing areas: diabetic foot ulcers, antibiotic-resistant infections, osteoporosis, retinopathy, obesity, bladder function, neurofibromatosis, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, rehabilitation research and development, pressure ulcers, hypertension, infectious diseases, colon cancer, schizophrenia, stroke, health services and outcomes research, kidney dis-ease, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal biomechanics, and more.
Hines VAH currently operates 483 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Elgin, Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet. More than 700,000 patient visits occurred in fiscal year 2014 providing care to more than 57,000 veterans, primarily from Cook, DuPage and Will counties.