Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital


Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital is a veterans hospital located in Columbia, Missouri on the University of Missouri campus.

It provides care and treatment to eligible veterans from throughout the state and offers both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research.

It is affliated with the University of Missouri School of Medicine. The hospital's special programs are Combined Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology (Diagnostic and Invasive), Cardiovascular Surgery, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Hospice and Substance Abuse Treatment. It has achieved some of the best scores in the state of Missouri for JCAHO Quality Reporting. It also has 118 operating beds.

Research Program

The Mission Statement for the VA Research Program is "to facilitate health-related, state-of-the-science research in the context of applicable regulations and ethical guidelines." Their core values relate to careful attention to human research protections, animal care and welfare, biohazards/safety, security, and fiscal integrity.

Research Program Areas

ArthritisThe purpose of the Missouri Arthritis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (MARRTC) is to provide leadership at the national level in support of three key objectives: (a) to reduce pain and disability, (b) to improve physical fitness and quality of life, and (c) to promote independent living and community integration for persons with arthritis of all ages in the United States.

Biomolecular Imaging Center (BIC)The VA Biomolecular Imaging Center (BIC) located at the Harry S Truman Memorial VA Hospital offers VA, and affiliated MU researchers, state of the art molecular and anatomic in vivo imaging capabilities.

PulmonaryThe Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine has a comprehensive research program, including elements of both translational and clinical research. The program was initiated almost 3 years ago with the appointment of Dr. Rajiv Dhand, MD, as the Director of the Division. The Division members have unique expertise in the delivery and testing of aerosolized medications. Several novel devices for delivering drugs to the lungs are being tested and unique applications of this technology to common respiratory disorders are being explored. We have ongoing partnership with the Particulate Research Center and the Veterinary School at MU for various projects.

References

[http://www.va.gov/cmo/ Official Site]


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