October 1, 2010. The leaderships of both Rosalind Franklin and the FHCC see the greater diversity of the patient population, now including women and children and the entire age range, as new research opportunities. The expansion of clinical staff increases the number of potential researchers.

Both institutions also mentioned having access to DoD research funding as well as to VA research funding. Although a VA clinician has had a major research program at the university on battlefield critical care, funded by the DoD, the FHCC and the university are not currently collaborating on clinical trials, although the NCVAMC and the university have in the past.

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