Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital & James A. Lovell Federal Research and Development Service
The Hines VA Hospital (Hines) is proud to house one of the VA’s premier Research Programs. The Hines Research Service is a combined Research & Development program serving Hines and James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC). The Hines and FHCC investigators have publications in medical journals and have received national and international news media attention for their groundbreaking research on Traumatic Brain Injury treatment, Parkinson’s, ALS, Spinal Cord Injury, Clostridium Difficile and much more. Research conducted by Hines and FHCC Investigators helps ensure Veterans have access to cutting-edge medical and health care technology and information. The Research Program is an integral part of the VHA mission and plays an important role in the health care Veterans receive. There are about 175 investigators working on approximately 550 active projects with nearly $22 million in annual funding divided among several premier research programs.
Research Centers at Hines include:
Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Care (CINCCH)
Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSP)
Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites (NODES)
Resource Centers at Hines include:
VA Information Resource Center (VIReC) http://www.virec.research.va.gov
Volunteering in Research For Veterans
Download Brochure: http://www.research.va.gov/programs/PRIDE/veterans/Volunteering-in-Research.pdf . a web-friendly version (1.8 MB, PDF)
Clinical.trials.gov http://www.clinicaltrials.gov has up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Clinical trials (also called clinical research) are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol. To better understand clinical trials go to http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/understand.