Research - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center



The Salem VAMC has an established research and development program that includes —

  • Pharmaceutically-sponsored clinical research
  • VA-sponsored research and nationally administered Cooperative Study Projects
  • 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 include:

  • Cardiology
  • 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?
As part of the nationwide observance, the Salem VA Medical Center conducted several Research Day event throughout National VA Research Week.
This booklet captures some of the contributions made this past year throughout the Research Group at Salem VA Medical Center. To view the book, 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