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Minneapolis VA Health Care System




photos of researchers in the lab 

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System hosts one of the largest and most active research programs in the VA health care system. There are currently over 150 investigators conducting more than 500 research projects, with funding from the NIH, VA, foundations--including the Minnesota Veterans Medical Research and Education Foundation, and industry. The research program is affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

Major Research Centers at the Minneapolis VA include:


In the News

(From left) Drs. Lisa James, Brian Engdahl, and Apostolos Georgopoulos seen here next to the center's MEG scanner.VA Research Currents recently profiled the work the Minneapolis VA Brain Sciences Center is doing in identifying brain mechanisms involved in Gulf War illness here.


Stethoscope graphic Read about what's happening nationally in VA research at VA Research Currents


Excellence Through Learning, Discovery and Best Practices"

This video explores the research and education programs at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System