The Atlanta VA oversees a multidisciplinary research program that receives roughly $25M in annual funding from VA, NIH, DoD, and other sources.  Currently the program includes over 400 projects, directed by 140 principal investigators, and is supported by more than 300 research associates and staff. The focus of these projects ranges from bench science to clinical research to genomic medicine in women’s health, diabetes, drug addiction, cancer, HIV/AIDS, depression, hypertension, and dementia.  The primary focus of the program is to address illnesses affecting Veterans.  The VA provides support to investigators at all levels.  Established clinician and non-clinician investigators are supported by the VA Merit Review Award program in Basic and Laboratory Science, Clinical Research, Health Services Research, or Rehabilitation Research.  Early career clinician and non-clinician scientists are supported by the mentored VA Career Development Award program.    

VA Research

The VA Research Office can be contacted at 404-728-7632 with additional questions. The following physician may also be contacted:

C. Michael Hart, MD
Professor of Medicine, Emory University Associate Chief of Staff-Research

Emory Research

VA Faculty Research MOUs

Learn more about VA MOU guides and frequently asked questions.

VA Funding Opportunities

The VA's Career Development Program was established to provide mentoring for junior researchers so they can learn from renowned, experienced VA researchers.

Core Facilities & Equipment

Emory's core facilities aid researchers in effectively using the latest technologies in support of their research.

Research on Animals & Human Subjects


Emory Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) provides postdoctoral fellow with both research support and training in teaching methods that are useful tho their career development.

WHSC Research


Videoconferencing is a vital tool for the Atlanta VAMC and Emory to collaborate and communicate in research and education.

Atlanta Research & Education Foundation