College to honor National VA Research Week May 13-17
May 13, 2013 College News - The week of May 13-17 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be observing the event with a series of articles that highlight the research collaboration between the College and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
The purpose of VA Research Week is to recognize veterans for their participation in research studies and to highlight some of the discoveries and innovations that resulted from the collaboration between the two organizations.
The Medical College has 119 faculty, 87 staff and two postdoctoral fellows from 16 departments and the Office of Research working at the VA. Research performed at the VA includes work on motor vehicle safety, spinal cord injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anesthetic agents, osteoarthritis, pulmonary disease, kidney stones, HIV infection, rehabilitation methods after stroke, and many other topics important to human health.
All of the physicians at the Zablocki VA are MCW faculty. Annually, the hospital admits more than 7,000 patients and records more than 700,000 outpatient visits. Approximately $11.7 million in research is conducted by MCW faculty at the VA.
Over the next four days, there will be stories published on InfoScope that highlight MCW/VA collaborative research efforts in the areas of transportation safety, translational research, genetics, and brain and spinal cord injury. Also, additional information about the College’s collaborative research efforts with the VA will be displayed on the Office of Research LCD display board between MCW and Children’s Hospital.