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Facilitating Veteran-Focused Research and Education

Dr. Ramil Goel Teams with Research Lead for Innovative Research Funding Campaign

Research Lead is a new option for research funding similar to websites such as Go Fund Me, but Research Lead focuses on advancing meaningful, high-quality, and socially-driven medical research like Dr. Goel’s.  His project, Bacteria Living in the Human Gut and Life-Threatening Heart Rhythms, will explore whether gut bacteria are linked to cardiac arrhythmias that can cause sudden death. Research Lead also enables scientists to explain their work directly to the public.  

Check out the video of Dr. Goel's at his campaign website, where he explains his work.  His campaign is just getting started. 

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  • Dedicated clinical research and laboratory spaces

  • An experienced regulatory team

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NFFRE was created to provide flexible funding opportunities for research and education initiatives in the North Florida/South Georgia  Veterans Health System. Our goal is to support research that will advance the health care of Veterans.

NFFRE Mission:  Facilitate research and education initiatives of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS) in support of Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to advance the care of Veterans.

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News Briefs Archive

NF/SGVHS Begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations  <>   North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) will begin COVID-19 vaccination with the Janssen vaccine on March 9, 2021 following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.  In clinical trials, the Janssen vaccine showed an 85% efficacy in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 disease occurring at least 28 days after vaccination.  Read more here.

The ACT Initiative <> According to a 2019 medical news report, the VA has signed on to a goal for the VA that was first advanced by the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds and NFFRE's parent association (the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundation): To shorten the time it takes the VA to partner with research sponsors to enable sponsored research to start more quickly.  This ACT Initiative will help build on the VA's impressive history of advancing care for Veterans, which often also improves care for the general public.  Read more about the history of VA research here.

2019 NAVREF Awardee <> NFFRE Executive Director, Mrs. Teresa “Angie” Smith, took home the Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF).  She received this recognition for the turnaround success story she engineered at NFFRE.

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