Clinical Research


The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment, or NAVIGATE, was launched in 2018 at 12 VA facilities across the country. VA’s involvement in NAVIGATE is managed through the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) part of VA’s Office of Research and Development, which has a long history of running impactful clinical trials focused on Veterans’ health needs. NAVIGATE is designed to enhance the ability of veterans to participate in trials carried out through NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Click HERE to learn more.

Committee Members

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH, Chair

Anita Aggarwal, DO

Tanya Arnold, NP

Laurie Barrett

Ryan Burri, MD

Anita Connor

Katherine Faricy-Anderson, MD, MPH

Daphne Friedman, MD

Elizabeth Henry, MD

Michael Kelley, MD

Mark Klein, MD

Julie Lynch, PhD, RN, MBA

Jessica McDermott, MD

Jimmy Ruiz, MD

Janice Schwartz BSN, RN, ONS

Solomon Graf, MD

Neil Spector, MD

Jocelyn Tan, MD

Hema Vankayala, MD

Directory of VA Clinical Trial Investigators

*coming soon*

Industry-Sponsored Trials within VA

In 2017, AVAHO entered into a partnership with the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) to facilitate the successful conduct of oncology research within VA. Through this partnership, AVAHO has acquired a part-time clinical trials facilitator whose role is to help industry sponsors interested in conducting multi-site trials within VA identify potential investigators and sites.

Click HERE to learn more about initiating an industry-sponsored multi-site clinical trial within the VA.

Finding a Clinical Trial within VA

There are many clinical trials open throughout the VA, and Veterans may be eligible to transfer their care in order to enroll. Click on the icon to the right to use a customized filter that helps identify studies that are currently open in the VA, and consider adding additional filters to narrow the search. 


Funding Opportunities

VA funding opportunities are available on an ongoing basis, and AVAHO encourages our members to apply for and participate in opportunities to engage in clinical research. The following are just some of the funding opportunities currently available:

Please check back for more information, as opportunities will be uploaded regularly.

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