The Great Plains Medical Research Foundation is a 501C 3 multi-site non-profit corporation with corporate headquarters located at 2501 West 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. Other facilities are located at the Fargo VA Healthcare System, Fargo, ND and the Black Hills VA Healthcare System, Fort Meade, SD.
All VA Campuses have outstanding facilities and testing equipment that can be utilized to obtain research and educational funding and expand our opportunities. Hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The foundation will provide the following services to the Sioux Falls VA Healthcare System, Fargo VA Healthcare System and the Black Hills VA Healthcare System:
Expand research activities into clinical trials.
Pay for expenses related to the recruitment of research investigators to the VA Health Care System.
Fund seed grants to new investigators to aid them in establishing their VA research careers.
Employ support staff for VA research projects.
Cover the cost of training VA research personnel in topics such as research compliance, good clinical practices, and board governance.
Underwrite bridge funding for VA investigators who are between research grant awards.
Support travel and registration fees for VA investigators to attend scientific conferences.
Procure personnel, equipment, and supplies for VA animal research facilities.
Provide funds for research pharmaceutical staff and equipment.
Host national educational conferences for VA personnel with incidental attendance by health professionals from surrounding communities.