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GOals vision values

The purpose of DRI is to advance the research and education missions of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and specifically the Columbia VA Health Care System in Columbia, South Carolina, through the support of research and education-related activities.

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Facilitate development of research in Dorn service area for the benefit of veterans.

Facilitate the development of collaboration with research institutes and research funders.

Facilitate the development of research related resources.

Facilitate a fully functioning Board of Directors.


Dorn Research Institute’s vision is to be viewed as the regional leader in providing external funding and support for VA sited research.


Core Operating Values

Expand research and education initiatives to improve veterans' health outcomes.


Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence with whom we engage.


Be truly veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of veterans and other beneficiaries.


Work diligently to save veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in DRI and VA’s mission.


The application of better solutions through more effective processes, services, or technologies.


Expand research and education initiatives to improve veterans' health outcomes.


Treat those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect.


Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership.

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