Research - VA Northern California Health Care System
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VA Northern California Health Care System

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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 California (UC) at Davis and Berkeley on a variety of research protocols.

Areas of Research

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

  • cancer research, including DNA repair
  • geriatrics
  • neuroscience, including audiology, stroke rehabilitation, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive neuropsychology and visual motor protocols
  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • endocrinology disorders including diabetes mellitus, cholesterol and bone metabolism
  • health systems, including health outcomes in quality, access, utilization and cost

Research Funding

Total research funding for Fiscal Year 2013 was approximately 3.9 Million dollars. Funding sources included -

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • VA Merit Review
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute on Aging
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders
  • State government and industry sponsorship

Research Submission Process

Active Recruiting Research Protocols
Information for Researchers

Contact Info


  • Sacramento VAMC
    10535 Hospital Way, Bldg 650, Room 2B010
    Mather, CA 95655

Contact Number(s)

  • 916-843-7316
  • 916-366-5333

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm