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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Research Services


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Ann Arbor VA Research Subject Information

As a Veteran, we thank you for your service to our country and for your interest in VA research. We value your input into how research is conducted at the Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Aleda E. Lutz VAMCs and will respond to the concerns, opinions and suggestions of research participants.

Research Participants (current, prospective or past), or their designated representatives, may contact Scott Sample, the Research Compliance Officer, or Cathy Kaczmarek, the IRB Coordinator, to discuss any of these topics about research studies at the VAAAHS:

  • General questions, concerns or complaints about research.
  • Research related injury.
  • Questions about your rights as a research participant.
  • Questions, concerns or complaints about a specific study when study staff are not available or when you would rather talk to someone other than a study staff member.

Mr. Sample and Ms. Kaczmarek are committed to handling inquiries in a safe, courteous, confidential, and reliable way. They will try to answer questions and resolve problems or concerns as soon as possible. If an issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily, it will be forwarded to Lizzy Koester, the Administrative Officer for Research and/ or Dr. William F. Weitzel, the Associate Chief of Staff for Research.

In addition, contact information for Research Subjects Rights is on the last page of all VA Consent Forms.

You might also find the information in this brochure helpful. Volunteering in Research: VHA R&D.

Join a Research Study at VA Ann Arbor
For research study volunteer opportunities at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, click HERE.