U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System

Housed on an 84-acre campus, the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (VANTHSC) is a tertiary referral center and an integrated health system that includes seven community-based outpatient care clinics. Through its partnership with UT Southwestern, it has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center.

Approximately 1,100 volunteers support staff and programs at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which includes a 289-bed acute care medical center; a 90-bed Community Living Center; a 40-bed domiciliary; a 30-bed comprehensive Spinal Cord Injury Center; and a 56-bed Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program.

The Dallas VA also has available pilot grants for young clinical scientists in the form of Veterans Integrated Service Network – 17 (VISN 17) start-up grants. These are mentored grants, peer-reviewed by top VA scientists and available for new clinician researchers who have not received NIH RO1 or VA MERIT funding. The funding for these is $45,000 for two years ($90,000 total). These grants are available to VA clinicians and are a valuable tool in the training and support of new clinical scholars.