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Our Mission: Advancing Veterans Health Through Research
NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading nonprofit research institute in the United States devoted to advancing Veterans health research.
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Landmark Research on Alzheimer's Disease to Enter New Phase
Michael Weiner, MD
65% of all Veterans are 55 years old and over and signature wounds such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury double the likelihood of early onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
More Power to Peer into The Brain
The San Francisco VA Medical Center has the only Magnetom 7 Tesla in the entire VA system. What is a 7 Tesla? And how is it transforming the detection and treatment of the invisible wounds of war such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and other neurocognitive disorders - including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease - that strike the Veteran community at rates much higher than the general population?
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are the Most Common Injuries Reported by Service Members and Veterans
Tinnitus Research
Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common injuries reported by service members and Veterans. In a Washington Post article, Stephen Carlson, who served two tours in Afghanistan as an infantryman, explores the personal costs associated with hearing loss. NCIRE-supported researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center have made significant advances in tinnitus imaging and treatment using methods such as Deep Brain Stimulation.
Preparing and Empowering Older Patients to Make Critical Medical Decisions
Rebecca Sudore, MD
If you were faced with a serious medical decision what would you hope for? You may wish for a caring and trusted physician to help guide you through your treatment choices. But you may also hope that you had a solid foundation to fall back on to make these difficult decisions.

Aug 3, 2016
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Million Veteran Program” has created the world’s largest genomic database in the world which could transform our understanding of how genes affect health. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2016
The current model of HIV treatment can help manage symptoms and increase the quality of life for patients, but it is not a cure," says Dr. Peilin Li. But a new study conducted by Li and his colleagues and supported by NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute offers hope for finding a lasting HIV cure. Read story here.

Jun 14, 2016
A journey through schizophrenia, from researcher to patient and back. Read more here.

The Brain at War

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Shira Maguen Wins APA Award