A Nonprofit Organization That Supports Veteran Health Care
The University Drive campus houses VA Pittsburgh’s $35-million-dollar research program, which supports over 100 researchers conducting over 300 studies. The program also boasts four VA Research Centers of Excellence:
Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Title 38 USC §7361-7366 authorizes VA medical centers to establish nonprofit research and education corporations to accept and administer private and non-VA federal funds in support of VA's research and education missions. The congressional intent in enabling these corporations is to provide VA facilities with a flexible funding mechanism for the conduct of research as well as staff and patient education.