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Research - For Investigators

Conducting Research at the Atlanta VA

Like all institutions, the Atlanta VA Medical Center has policies and procedures regulating the conduct of research at its facility. 

The Research Office acts as a resource to investigators, study coordinators, and laboratory personnel during the design and implementation of your projects.  We encourage you to utilize these members of our team should you have any questions or need guidance.

Michael Hart, MD , Chief, Research Service

Ashley N. Scales, Ph.D., Administrative Officer for Research:  404 321-6111 ext. 123952
Kallie Medbery, R&D Program Coordinator:   404 321-6111 ext. 206177
Derek Key, IACUC Coordinator: 404 321-6111 ext. 201458
WOC and Credentialing Coordinator:   404 321-6111 ext. 204994
Daniel Roysden, Ph.D., VA/Emory IRB Liaison: 404 321-6111 ext. 202512
Rodney Thompson, Research Compliance Officer: 404 321-6111 ext. 206964
Jennifer Whelan, Human Research Protection Program Manager: 404 321-6111 ext. 203452
Clayton Carruth, Clinical Studies Center Manager: 404 321-6111 ext.206933
Jonathan Fidler, Biosafety Officer:  404 321-6111 ext. 202516

Click here to Access Policies on Conducting Human Research at VA

Click here to Access Policies on Conducting Laboratory and Animal Research at VA

Click here to Access the Data Analytics Core Site

Click here to Access Information about Credentialing and Training

Click here to Access VAIRRS/IRBNet Guidance

2021 R&D Commitee Calendar

Post-Review Deadline
R&D Submission Deadline Meeting Date
January 12/16/2020 12/18/2020 01/06/2021
February 01/20/2021 01/27/2021 02/03/2021
March 02/17/2021 02/24/2021 03/03/2021
April 03/24/2021 03/31/2021 04/07/2021
May 04/21/2021 04/28/2021 05/05/2021
June 05/19/2021 05/26/2021 06/02/2021
July 06/16/2021 06/30/2021 07/07/2021
August 07/21/2021 07/28/2021 08/04/2021
September 08/18/2021 08/25/2021 09/01/2021
October 09/22/2021 09/29/2021 10/06/2021
November 10/20/2021 10/27/2021 11/03/2021
December 11/17/2021 11/22/2021 12/01/2021
*Projects involving human subjects (data or in-person intervention), must have issues/comments resolved from HS/PO/ISSO review(s) in order to be considered for the R&D submission deadline. 

2021 R&D VA Grant Review Calendar ONLY

Cycle Submission Deadline R&D Meeting Date
Spring 02/10/2021 02/17/2021
Summer 05/12/2021 05/19/2021
Fall 08/10/2021 08/18/2021
Winter 11/09/2021 11/17/2021

What do I have to do to get started in research

Find A Collaborator at the Atlanta VAMC 

How do I start an IPA: 
To start an IPA - fill the IPA form and send to WOCCoordinator@Faver.Foundation 

Click here to find out what Core Equipment is Available at the Atlanta VAMC

How do I request Medical Media Services:  Requesting Medical Media Services (VA Intranet Only)

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