Research and Development - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System


Research and Development

About Us

The Columbia VA Health Care System has an active research and development program, including studies in cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, post-traumatic stress disorder, health services research and nurse staffing, all of which enhance our ability to provide state-of-the-art care to our Veteran patients.

Columbia VA also has an affiliated non-profit research foundation, the Dorn Research Institute, Inc., or DRI The DRI was formed in 1997 and facilitates VA-approved research projects for VA researchers. DRI is dedicated to enhancing health care for veterans by utilizing its ability to obtain resources from a variety of sources otherwise unavailable to the VA.

Our research is veteran-focused and provides our clinicians with the ability to develop and implement new therapies. Through our research we offer our patients hope and the best quality, evidence-based care available.


Contact Info


  • Building 9, 1st floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 803-776-4000 Ext. 6825

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.