The Indianapolis VA Medical Center houses a research and development program with Health Service Research, Rehabilitation Research, Medical, and Clinical Medical Research funding. Important topics include implementation science, stroke, cholesterol, cardiology, hypertension, diabetes, and renal disease.
The Research program at Indianapolis currently hosts 104 Principal Investigators engaged in 293 research projects. Our strengths include nephrology, oncology, diabetes research, and health services. We also have a team of rehabilitation researchers seeking to improve lives of those suffering from schizophrenia.
The Research program has been named a Center of Innovation (COIN) for VA Health Services Research and Development. We are developing the Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC). The CHIC has two main areas of focus: advancing the use of health information technology as a management tool that connects systems to people and developing interpersonal approaches to improve patient safety and outcomes via enhanced information exchange during handoffs and transitions of care. Additionally the CHIC works to translate health services research into effective clinical practice and works with VA scientists at other medical centers to spark innovation and creative use of scarce resources.
The Richard L. Roudebush VAMC has full accreditation status from the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Human Subjects Protection Program and the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.
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