San Francisco VA Health Care System
The San Francisco VA Health Care System has a large, well-funded research and development program including studies in:
- Biomedical research
- Health services
- Clinical and cooperative studies
We are currently the largest funded research program in the Veterans Health Administration with:
- More than $81 million in annual research expenditures.
- More than 220 Principal Investigators.
- More than 900 active research projects.
Areas of research include:
We are home to the following Special Research Programs and National Centers for Excellence:
- SFVA National Center for the Imaging of Neurological Diseases (CIND)
- Million Veterans Program (MVP)
- SFVA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE)
- SFVA Epilepsy Center of Excellence
- SFVA Center for Infectious Diseases
- National Center for Cardiac Surgery
- National Center for Renal Dialysis
- SFVA Center of Excellence in Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Center for Advanced Neurosurgical Operative Procedures (CanOp)
- Hepatitis C Research and Education Center
- Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
- Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC)
- Western Pacemaker and AICD Surveillance Program
- Womens Comprehensive Health Center
We are partnered with the Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE), a private, non-profit, research corporation, which administers VA-approved research and related education funding.
SFVA has numerous research opportunities for Veterans. Learn more here.
- UCSF Human Research Protection Program
- NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute
- VA Office of Research & Development
- Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases
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