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Molly Klote, MD - Deputy CRADO for Enterprise Support

Molly Klote, MD Molly Klote, MD
Deputy CRADO for Enterprise Support

Responsible for VHA human subjects research policy, education, and support to the VA central institutional review board (IRB).  Prior to this, as an active duty Army Colonel with 30 years of service, she oversaw all human research policy and education for the United States Army through the office of the Army Surgeon General.  She has 10 years of expanding responsibilities over research and human subjects protection policy. She is a leader in effective, efficient, and compliant policy and education in human subjects research. Dr. Klote was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, and the Expert Field Medical Badge.

Dr. Klote began her Army service through ROTC at James Madison University majoring in computer information systems and earned a regular Army commission in the Military Intelligence Corps upon graduation.  She served as a Military Intelligence officer for five years with tours in Korea, Honduras, Fort Meade, MD, and as Detachment Commander, Rosman Research Station, NC.  She was then accepted to the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences where she graduated with the Esprit de Corps award.  She trained in Internal Medicine and Allergy Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  She holds a board certification in Allergy Immunology. She holds the Army’s A designator for professional achievement, is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, and was awarded the Military Health System Leadership Award for junior officers.  As a physician, Dr. Klote has worked at the Office of the Army Surgeon General, The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  She served one tour in Iraq in 2008.  She has earned the Certificate for IRB Professionals (CIP).

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Animal Research - To conduct the research needed to improve medical care, we must work with animal models. Animal research has been involved in the development of almost every modern drug and has also been important to many lifesaving discoveries.

George Lathrop, CVMO, DirectorGeorge Lathrop, CVMO, Director

Central IRB - The purpose of the VA Central IRB is two-fold: 1.) to enhance the quality of human research protection in multi-site human research projects by performing appropriate ethical and scientific review while ensuring local issues are addressed 2.) enhancing the efficiency of these reviews across participating sites.

Don Workman, Director Don Workman, Director

OSIRES - Composed of a Chair, experienced researchers and clinician researchers, subject matter experts, and research employees hired specifically for the research Electronic Health Record (HER) transition effort, the team focuses on strategy and communications; sustainability of EHR data; meeting the needs of research as end-users of the EHR; and deployment and change management support at the facility level. 

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Policy and Regulatory - The best place to find information regarding research policy is in the FIND Pro app.  This is also the best place to ask questions regarding research policy.  Currently, Find Pro is only accessible to VA employees, however we are working on getting an outward facing platform available to all soon.  If you are external to VA and have a policy related question, please fill out this form for a response from the correct subject matter expert.

Karen Jeans, PhD, Director Karen Jeans, PhD, Director

Repositories and Registries - Find information about ORD’s initiatives to increase awareness of and access to VA research biospecimen and data resources across the enterprise. The Repositories and Registries team is working to discover and catalog existing assets and shape the collection, secure storage, and sharing of VA research data and biospecimens.

David Thompson, DBA, Director Repositories David Thompson, DBA, Director Repositories

Research Education and Training - Find information on mandatory Human and Animal protection training options, committee training options, webinars and conferences.

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Technology Transfer Program - The mission of the VA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) is to facilitate the commercialization of VA inventions to benefit Veterans and the American public.

John J. Kaplan, PhD, JD, DirectorJohn J. Kaplan, PhD, JD, Director

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