Research - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center



For over 30 years, researchers here at Salem VA Medical Center have been contributing to this grand history. Areas of current research at the Salem VA Medical Center include geriatric health and well-being, aging and neurological research, traumatic brain injury research, mental health, heart and kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases. Our researchers represent a diverse range of specialties and perspectives, and yet work together as a research community intent on improving the lives of a diverse and ever-changing Veteran population. As part of our mission, we have worked to continually evolve and cultivate on-going, cutting-edge medical research and innovation to improve the lives of America’s patriots. 
The Salem VA Medical Center has an established research and development program that includes —

  • VA-sponsored research and nationally administered Cooperative Study Projects
  • Research funded through other federal entities (DOD, NIH)
  • Pharmaceutically-sponsored clinical research
  • Investigator-initiated projects 


Our current research studies enhance the medical center's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to Veterans.

Some of our research projects involve areas including:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Podiatry
  • Aging
  • Exercise
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonary
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing 

Participating in a Research StudyClick to visit the Volunteering in Research site

Educational materials for Veterans who may be asked to take part in a VA research study are available by clicking the image. These materials provide basic information about VA research and summarize Veterans' rights and welfare. The materials cover topics such as:

What is a research study?

  • Are there benefits to being in a research study?
  • Are there risks or side effects in a research study?
  • What questions should I ask to take part in a research study?
  • What is informed consent?

Learn More about Current Research at the Salem VA Medical Center

To view some of the research and development contributions made over the past year through Research activities at the Salem VA Medical Center, click here.

Contact Info


  • Salem VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 540-982-2463 Ext. 2029
  • 888-982-2463 Ext. 2029

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm