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S. Nicki Hastings, MD

The Durham Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) is one of the original VA HSR&D Centers, founded in 1982 and housed at the Durham VA Medical Center. Our 30 core faculty and over 150 staff members conduct creative, high-quality health services research for the benefit of our nation's Veterans, as well as for all of our nation's people. ADAPT's main objective is to develop and test strategies that enhance the delivery, quality, and cost-efficiency of care for Veterans. We achieve our goals by partnering with VHA stakeholders including our medical center’s leadership, VISN-6 leadership, and national VA program offices, such as the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) and the Program of General Caregiver Supports and Services (PGCSS).

In partnership with our academic affiliates,
 Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we also support a major education objective for clinical and PhD prepared scholars through fellowship programs and didactic course work.

Within the broad area of health services research, our unifying goals are to:

1. Contribute to health services research with novelty and innovation;

2. Advance state-of-the-art methods to accelerate research discovery and practice improvement;

3. Train the next generation of VA research leaders; and

4. Translate research findings into recommended clinical practice throughout VHA.

Please explore our website to learn more about our faculty, research, and educational opportunities.


S. Nicole (Nicki) Hastings, MD, MHS, Director
Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT)
Durham VA Health Care System
Professor of Medicine, Duke University