Research Study Information for Veterans - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


Research Study Information for Veterans

I am interested in participating in research at Charleston VA. How can I get more information? 

Take a look at our clinical trials. Here you can find projects that are currently seeking volunteers as well as contact information.

What is MVP and how can I participate? 

The Charleston VA is a recruiting site for the nationwide Million Veterans Program (MVP), a research study that is open to all veteran users of the VA healthcare system. The project involves a one-time visit with a research coordinator, filling out a questionnaire at home, and providing a blood sample. Researchers will use the questionnaire data, information from the Veteran’s medical record, and genetic testing on the blood sample to study causes of disease in Veterans. 

Call toll free at 1-866-441-6075 to schedule your appointment and visit the MVP website to learn more. 

How can I learn more about what it means to participate in VA research? 

You may also find useful information in the documents below: 

Frequently asked questions about being a research participant
Additional information about being a research participant 

If you interested in participating in a research study, or if you have any questions or concerns about research studies, please contact:

Leslie Cahill, Research Compliance Officer
Phone: 843-789-7399
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401

(Please also use this contact if you have a complaint about a research study. All communications regarding complaints will be kept fully confidential.)