West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Research & Development Program
The primary mission of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (WPBVAMC) Research & Development Program is to improve quality of care through clinical research. Everyone in the organization led by the research service is responsible for protecting the research participants’ human rights, safety, and well-being. Research projects involving human subjects are reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, ethical principles required when human participants are involved, and various local regulations. This committee’s main responsibility is to protect the health, welfare, and rights of human research subjects. The WPBVAMC (FWA 00001599) has partnered with the Bay Pines VA Health Care System (BPVAHCS) IRB (FWA 00000979) to provide IRB services. The WPBVAMC is also affiliated with other IRB’s, to include the Veterans Health Administration Central Office IRB (for multicenter cooperative studies); the Nova Southeastern University IRB (FWA 00004057); and other commercial IRBs.
The VA-affiliated non-profit South Florida Veterans Affairs Foundation for Research and Education, Inc. (SFVAFRE) is dedicated to the continuous support of important research topics that facilitate VA research, education, and the enhancement of quality patient care. SFVAFRE assists the WPBVAMC Research & Development Service in conducting research.
Research & Development projects may be funded or unfunded. Funding may be through the VA (awards), other government agencies (e.g., NIH, DoD, etc.) private scientific associations, and pharmaceutical companies. Major areas of clinical research include COVID-19, cardiology, mental health, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, oncology, pulmonary/critical care medicine, pharmacology, and gastroenterology, among others.
For more information about Research & Development at the WPBVAMC including participation in a research study, contact our office at 561-422-6956.
Service Contact Information
|Associate Chief of Staff, Research & Development||561-422-8262 ext. 1448|
|Facility Research Coordinator||561-422-8262 ext. 6956|
|Research Program Assistant||561-422-8262 ext. 5681|
|Research Compliance Officer||561-422-8262 ext. 2094|
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Submit a Research Project on IRBNet - This link is for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center researchers to submit projects for the various research committees to review. It's an enterprise-wide solution for research committee management authorized by VA Office for Research & Development. It complies with all the 1200 VHA Handbook series.
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