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Atlanta VA Health Care System


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

Antonio Laracuente, Director of Research Operations:
David Knight, Science Information Officer: 
Derek Key, Assistant SIO:
Kallie Medbery, WOC and Credentialing Coordinator: 
Daniel Roysden, Ph.D., VA/IRB Liaison:
Rodney Thompson, Research Compliance Officer:
Jennifer Whelan, Human Research Protection Program Quality Manager:
Jane Guidot, Clinical Studies Center Manager: 

Click here to go to Conducting Human Research at VA

What do I have to do to get started in research

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Find A Collaborator at the Atlanta VAMC 

FAQs (questions that people have about things such as publications, presentations, etc.)


What Core Equipment is Available at the Atlanta VAMC   

Great Ideas in Grant Preparation (Useful Tools)   

Link to Department of Medicine Research Tools and Tips

Link to Requesting Medical Media Services (VA Intranet Only)

Atlanta VA Research & Development



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Data Security Forms

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VA Human Research Policies and Procedures- Click Here to Access

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)  

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Radiation Safety 

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Safety/Institutional Biosafety Committee 


 rDNA Information and Forms


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VA Merit Review Forms (Link to VA Funding Page and Forms)

Funding Page


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