• Veterans Research Foundation
    Great Plains
  • Veterans Research Foundation
    Great Plains
  • Veterans Research Foundation
    Great Plains


Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About Us

To Advance Veteran's Health and Well-Being Through Research & Education

The Great Plains Medical Research Foundation (GPMRF) located in Sioux Falls, SD, was established as a nonprofit corporation to advancethe research and education activities ofthe staff at the Sioux Falls Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Over the past 30 years, the GPMRF has partnered with the Sioux Falls VA Medical System to develop research dedicated to investigating a variety of ailments afflicting the nation's veterans.

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Board of Directors

Patrick J. Ronan, Ph.D.


Research Scientist, SFVAHCS

Associate Professor, USD Sanford School of Medicine

Karen Munger, Ph.D

Vice President

Associate Chief of Staff, R&D Service Line, SFVAHCS

Lisa J. Simoneau, FACHE, PMP

Director, SFVAHCS

Timothy L. Pendergrass, M.D.

Chief of Staff, SFVAHCS

Matthew A. McDougall, M.D.

Education and Residency Director,

Psychiatrist, Service Line Chief, SFVAHCS

Marvin Smoot, Ed.D.


President, Physician Enterprise

Catholic Health Initiative


Great Plains Veterans Research Foundation
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Phone : 605-336-3230 ext 6508


605-336-3230 ext 6508

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