Ocean State Research Institute (OSRI) is a non-profit organization that solely supports medical research and education at the Prov-idence VA Medical Center (PVAMC). The mission of OSRI is to support the PVAMC by providing administration services for funds obtained from non-VA sources for research and education. The Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is a primary and secondary care facility providing a full range of services. The PVAMC is a Dean’s Committee academic affiliate of Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. The Research Service of the PVAMC is accredited by AAALAC-I and AAHRPP. The Providence VA Medical Center and Ocean State Research Institute are deeply committed to support the research activities and have made significant investments in research infrastructure over the past 10 years. Institutional commitment is now extended to include construction of additional research space, support of research space, and protected time for investigators and mentors.