Dr. Brian Pollack

Understanding how tumor cells evade the immune system

Dr. Brian Pollack is a Staff Dermatologist at the Atlanta VA. In addition to his medical degree, he has a doctoral degree in Molecular Genetics. This training enables him to not only care for patients but to also think about the causes of their disorders on a...
Hicham Drissi, PhD

Novel approaches to improve treatment of osteoarthritis

Each year over $60 billion is spent managing arthritis in nearly 27 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is more common in military service personnel and often related to combat-induced limb injuries resulting in functional impairment and pain. Arthritis represents the...
Dr. Mary Rhee

Investigating convenient methods for identifying individuals at high risk for diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem – the main cause of kidney failure, blindness, and nontraumatic leg amputations in adults in the U.S., and a leading cause of stroke and heart disease. Although early identification of diabetes and early treatment...
Amy Rodriguez, PhD

Improving Language Function in Veterans after Stroke

Every year approximately 15,000 Veterans are hospitalized for stroke, and up to 40% will experience the devastating impacts of language impairment (aphasia). Difficulty retrieving the right word at the right time is one of the most common complaints in aphasia....
Dr. Sheila Rauch

Improving Function Through Primary Care Treatment of PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) heavily impacts the health and well-being of millions of Veterans and their families and imposes huge costs on the VHA. Dr. Sheila Rauch is a clinical psychologist at the Atlanta VA who has spent her career working on this problem....

Clinical Studies Center

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Board Members

FAVER’s board is comprised of individuals with unique ties to the Veteran community and all are committed to fulfilling our mission: to facilitate, encourage, and support research and
education at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and its community based outpatient clinics.