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Northport VA Medical Center


Research and Development

/images/microscope-ani.gifThe information on this web page is provided for staff and interested parties of the Northport VA Medical Center Research and Development Program.

About the Program

The Research Service at the Northport VA Medical Center has been in operation since 1971. Our scope of research has encompassed medical, psychological and surgical research. Our investigators have received numerous awards of excellence and recognition including the William Middleton Award and the VA Superior Performance Award.

Safety in Research Laboratories

Safety in research laboratories is a prime concern for everyone involved. Failure to implement safe operating procedures can cause injury to personnel and damage to laboratory facilities. Review VA research handbooks.

Subcommittee on Research Safety

Safety in research laboratories is a responsibility carried out by appointment of a Research Safety Subcommittee which functions as part of the facility Occupational Safety and Health Committee. The Research Safety Subcommittee coordinates safety activities in the laboratories and ensures that inspections are conducted, that safety training is provided, that an Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene program is established, that accidents are reported and investigated and that meetings are held periodically to discuss safety issues.


Human Studies Training: All individuals who are involved in human studies research will receive appropriate training in the ethical principles and accepted practices on which human studies research should be conducted.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Animal Studies Training: All investigators with animal protocols must complete and annual on-line training course. The course consists of several modules. All animal users, which includes PI's and the personnel listed on the ACORP, must complete the "Working with the IACUC" module and the relevant species-specific module on completing an ACORP.

Safety Training: Please contact Pat Gregori, Support Assistant, at 631-261-4400 x2863.

Office of Research Corp. of Long Island

  • Executive Director: Erica Brown, x2841
  • Administrative Asst.: Carol Mancuso, x5849

Veterinary Medical Unit

The VMU is a "common use" facility shared by the Medical Research Investigators participating in the local VA Research & Development Program. The VMU supports research and education programs by providing facilities and human resources necessary for the humane care and treatment of animals used in scientifically appropriate programs. Contact the Veterinary Medical Officer, Richard Mann, DVM, at 888-434-0574.

Contact Info


  • Northport VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 631-261-4400 Ext. 2850/2851/7755
  • 631-261-4400 Ext. 2863/2865

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm