Key Areas

Thanks to strong collaborative ties PAVIR is privileged to work with a large community of uniquely talented medical researchers across a broad spectrum of research areas as we fulfill our purpose of Driving Veterans Health Innovation.

The range of research activities is broad and includes special emphasis on major diseases categories, all of which are prevalent in the VA’s patient population.  These are:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Cancer
  • Mental health – including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In addition, we are particularly interested in chronic inflammatory disease, and stem cell/regenerative medicine.  A deeper understanding of chronic inflammatory disease, genetic, and other factors influencing Veterans’ health can provide significant insight into the understanding of an individual’s health status.  Ultimately, advances in genomics will make personalized medicine a reality.