The Atlanta VA Medical Center has a highly active, major research program that is affiliated with Emory University, and is one of the largest in the nation. The program is fortunate to include a national VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, which focuses on the impact of low vision on the aging veteran; an HIV Research Center; a satellite GRECC which collaborates with the Birmingham VAMC and programs which comprise activities related to medical and clinical problems, rehabilitation medical engineering, and health services research. The research program involves over 300 projects conducted by over 100 principal investigators and total grant funding of more than 18 million dollars from VA and non-VA sources. Most of this research is performed in a new state-of-the-art facility with 59,000 square feet that offers core areas. The program also has collaborative and research training programs with Morehouse School of Medicine, Spellman College and Clark Atlanta University.