United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


Welcome to our website describing the research program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

The mission of our research program is to conduct investigations that will improve the health care of veterans. To accomplish this mission, we host research in a broad spectrum of medical fields that span basic laboratory research to clinical trials.

The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC research program is closely interfaced with the diverse research program at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The close proximity and shared high regard for research among these institutions provides a mutually beneficial academic and clinical environment that strives for research excellence.

Our web pages contain information about our multi-faceted research program, the Investigators who conduct their studies at our VA Medical Center and links to program descriptions from the VA Office of Research and Development. Also included is information for our investigators. Please note, however, that the language on our web pages is designed for researchers or persons with an advanced clinical knowledge base. As you browse through these web pages, click on the links to take a closer look at our research program.

I welcome you to browse though our web pages. We would enjoy hearing from you to provide you with any additional information you would like about research that is being conducted at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Please come again.

M. Rita I. Young

M. Rita I. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research

Phone: 843-789-6707
FAX: (478) 274-5761
Research Service
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC  29401

Useful Research Links

Charleston VA Research Home 


Our Research Program 


For Investigators 


Charleston Research Institute 


For Veterans Interested in Participating in Research