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Our Mission

The mission of the Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St. Louis is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted within the VA St. Louis Health Care System.

The VA hosts an event each year called 'Research Day'. This day is dedicated to the achievements of VA researchers and the role they play in providing high quality care for Veterans and advancing medical science. 

This year, Research Day was held on Friday, April 19th at the John Cochran Division St. Louis VA Hospital in the Education Wing. This year included speakers such as Dr. Wade Martin, who received the Lifetime Acheivement Award. Dr. William Powderly, who gave a compelling speech about the history and future of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Mohamed Zayed, who spoke about Diabetes and was recognized as Next Generation Investigator, and Kartik Mani who was also recognized as a Next Generation Investigator.