College to honor National VA Research Week May 2-6
May 02, 2011 College News - The week of May 2-6 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be observing the event with a series of articles and a variety of displays 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 116 faculty, 91 staff and four postdoctoral fellows from nine 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. The hospital serves a veteran population of 234,953 in Southeastern Wisconsin and offers 168 acute care hospital beds; 113 nursing home care beds; and 356 domiciliary beds that are the locus of programs in substance abuse and psychiatric rehabilitation, and care of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Over the next four days, there will be stories published on InfoScope that highlight four specific MCW/VA collaborative research efforts. Throughout the week, there will be a display set up outside the College cafeteria with information on the collaborative efforts, and MCW Libraries has created a display in its south display case, located left of the main library entrance on the third floor of the Health Research Center, with publications highlighting our efforts as well. 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.