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Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh


Contact Information

Name: Alanna Caffas

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 412-360-3866                

Email: Alanna.Caffas@va.gov

www.vrfpittsburgh.org

Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh

University Drive C

Building 30

Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Affiliated Medical Center

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Total Number of Unique Patients: 71,000

Research Square Feet: 40,900

Number of Principal Investigators: 120

Major Areas of Research

  • Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Caregivers
  • Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Genomics
  • Gulf War Veterans
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Equity
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hepatitis C
  • Homelessness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Prosthetics
  • Respiratory Health
  • Rural Health
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Vision Loss
  • Women's Health

Brief Description

Our Medical center is a comprehensive, acute care medical center with a combined 224 inpatient beds; 78 devoted to behavioral health and 146 distributed among medicine, surgery and critical care. This campus also includes our Research Office Building which and the Pittsburgh Fisher House, a 10-suite home-away-from-home for loved ones of inpatients. Our $27.6 million dollar Research space was recently activated in 2013 and supports over 330 active research projects as well as VA Research Centers of Excellence (Human Engineering Research Laboratories; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center; and the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion). The building houses 15,000 sq feet of wet lab space as well as over 6,000 sq ft of dedicated clinical trial space.

1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

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