The North Florida Foundation for Research and Education is a leading non-profit research corporation for the VA Malcom Randall Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. NFFRE has over 20 years of investment in research and education.

NFFRE’S mission is to advance the research and education mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs by facilitating research and education activities at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System for the benefit of America’s veterans.

“To discover knowledge and create innovations that advance the health and care of Veterans and the nation.”

  • Only federal research program that focuses entirely on the needs of Veterans
  • Encompasses a large, integrated health system
  • Involves a network of affiliated academic institutions as well as non-profit and profit organizations

90 Years of VA Research Excellence

  • >50% of VA researchers are clinician scientists
  • Many VA researchers hold joint appointments at VA Medical Center and local, affiliated universities
  • Many VA researchers are also funded by NIH or other research programs
  • Aging
  • Basic Science
  • Bone
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Health Services Research
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Motor Systems
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Veterans Health
  • Wound Healing