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The Atlanta Research & Education Foundation is designed to facilitate collaborations between the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta and other institutions. We welcome your interest in our facility, personnel, and research capabilities.

Working with the larger research community, AREF is one of the leading foundations in the country devoted to improving research, education, and ultimately healthcare for our nation's Veteran population.

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VA Research Main Office Information

Research Service Line
Atlanta VA Medical Center (151)
1670 Clairmont Road, Suite 5A104
Decatur, GA 30033
Main Office: 404.728.7632
Fax: 404.728.4847

VA Science Information Office

Science Information Office
Atlanta VA Medical Center (151)
1670 Clairmont Road, Suite 5A104
Decatur, GA 30033

David Knight, Science Information Officer
Office: 404.728.4827
Fax: 404.728.4847
E-mail: sio@faver.foundation

Michael J. Huerkamp, DVM, Institutional Veterinarian
(Submission of Vet Consults)
Office: 404.727.3248
Fax: 404.727.3212
E-mail: vet_cons@dar.emory.edu

VA Research Committee Chairpersons

Machelle T. Pardue, PhD, R&D Committee Chairperson
Office: 404.321.6111, ext: 7342 or 6136
E-mail: machelle.pardue@va.gov

Jan Mead, PhD, Animal Committee Chairperson
Office: 404.321.6111, ext: 2545
E-mail: jmead@emory.edu

William M. Shafer, PhD, Subcommittee on Research Safety Chairperson
Office: 404.728.7688
E-mail: wshafer@emory.edu

Clifford Gunthel, MD,  Emory IRB Co-Chair
Office: 404.712.0720
E-mail: irb@emory.edu

Aryeh Stein, PhD,  Emory IRB Co-Chair
Office: 404.712.0720
E-mail: irb@emory.edu

Daniel Roysden, PhD, VA IRB Liaison
Office: 404.321.6111, ext: 2512
E-mail: droysde@emory.edu

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