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Louisiana Veterans Research and Education Corporation


Contact Information

Name: Stephanie Kleehammer

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 504-957-4146

Email: skleeham@lavrec.org

www.lavrec.org

Louisiana Veterans Research and Education Corporation 

5500 Prytania Street #412

New Orleans, LA 70118

Affiliated Medical Center

Total Number of Unique Patients: 42,000

Research Square Feet: 100,700

Number of Principal Investigators: 22

Major Areas of Research

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Homelessness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Respiratory Health
  • Suicide Prevention

Brief Description

SLVHCS is a Complexity Level 3 Tertiary Care facility academically affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine (TUSOM), the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and the Louisiana State University School of Public Health. It operates a research program involving human subjects, laboratory animals, and hazardous agents, with funded direct costs of approximately $1.7 million in FY2015, of which approximately $1.4 million was provided by the VHA Office of Research and Development (ORD). The Louisiana Veterans Research and Education Corporation (LAVREC) nonprofit corporation provides a flexible funding mechanism for non-VA sponsored research at SLVHCS. SLVHCS maintains its own R&DC and IRB. SLVHCS has also executed an MOU to utilize the VHA Central IRB (CIRB) as an IRB of record for participation in multi-site studies.

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