VA Northern California Health Care System has an active Research and Development Program (R&D)and oversees protcols in the areas of human, animal and basic laboratory research.
Research studies are primarily conducted at the Sacramento VA Medical Center and the VA Martinez Outpatient Clinic and Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care. We collaborate with the University of Califoria (UC) at Davis and Berkeley on a variety of research protocols.
Our current research studies enhance VA Northern California Health Care System's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to veterans.
Research areas include-
A General Clinical Research Center (GCRC)*, developed through a partnership between VA Northern California Health Care System and the University of California Davis Health System, is located at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. The nine-bed center is designated as a GCRC by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. The GCRC offers an optimal setting to conduct state-of-the-art, safe and controlled inpatient and outpatient studies for adults and children. Clinical active projects range from Alzheimer's disease and AIDS to cancer and bariatric weight reduction.
The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) is located on the VA Northern California Health Care System campus in Martinez. The ADC is funded by the State of California through the Department of Health Services (DHS) and by the NIH, National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Total research funding for Fiscal Year 2005 was approximately 17.5 Million dollars. Funding sources included -