Research at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is relevant to diseases that affect the veteran population, and is aimed at improving the health and health care of veterans.

In addition, the research program brings outstanding individuals to the VA medical staff who are committed to academic medicine, and who are attracted to work at the VA by the combination of providing care for veterans, teaching students, and conducting research in an environment enhanced by the resources of the nearby medical schools. The VA Connecticut Healthcare System recruits nationally recognized clinician investigators who serve as attending physicians, clinical leaders, and specialist consultants.