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Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

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About the Program

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has a large, well-funded research and development program including studies in:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Health Services Research
  • Clinical and Cooperative Studies
  • Rehabilitation Research

We have two VA-funded centers of excellence - our internationally recognized Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center and the newly funded Advance Platform Technology Center. We are an active participant in the VA Cooperative Studies programs, which are large scale, clinical research studies on health issues vital to our nation's Veterans. We have strong programs in both basic and clinical science, where scientists are focused on, among other things, seeking ways to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria, looking at treatment and causes of cardiovascular disease, examining sleep disorders, exploring causes and treatments for loss of vision and much more.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has full accreditation status from the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Human Subjects Protection Program.

Services Offered

Our current research studies enhance the medical center's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical care and innovative techniques and treatments to Veterans.

We have about 220 active research projects currently being conducted at our medical center in areas such as —

  • Infectious Disease
  • Autoimmune disorders & Rheumatology
  • Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Surgery
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
  • Neurology / Ocular Diseases
  • Urology
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Schizophrenia and other Psychiatric Disorders

For Researchers

The Cleveland VA Medical Research and Education Foundation (CVAMREF) is now the host site for Research Information including Forms, Standard Operating Procedures, Research Credentialing and Research Committee Information.

Cleveland VA Medical Center

Medical Research Service 151(W)
Room K-115
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 791-3800 ext. 4660
Fax: (216) 229-8509

Title Name ** Extension
ACOS/Research Neal S. Peachey, Ph.D. 4660
Administrative Officer Holly Henry 4657
Secretary Linette Dowdy 4660
Research Compliance Officer Arlette Coulter 4624
Research Compliance Auditor Charles Mosley 6661
Quality Improvement Program Coordinator Jessica Hounshell 5663
R&D Committee Administrator Jesse Dostal 3646
Management Analyst (Accounting) Jay Musson 6204
Purchasing Specialist Stephen Kesterson 4655
Acting ARF Supervisor Neal S. Peachey, Ph.D. 4692
IACUC Coordinator Jaime Shuster 6109
Safety Coordinator John Schaffer 4263
IRB Administrator Mary Eckart 4650
IRB Coordinator Monica O'Loughlin 6265
IRB Management Assistant Jennifer Turner 4658
VA Medical Research & Education Foundation Gail Burns, Director 8215302

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Contact Info


  • Medical Research Services 151(W)
    Room K-115

Contact Number(s)

  • 216-791-3800 Ext. 4660

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm