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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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Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds
Advances in Moral Injury Treatments
Based on focus group and individual interviews with 26 combat veterans, this qualitative thematic analysis examines the psychosocial and interpersonal consequences of killing in war.
Innovative Therapy and High Technology Brain Imaging Aid Veterans and TBI Research
Identifying and Treating "Invisible Injuries"
Manuel, 69, fought in the jungles of Vietnam; Kelley, 25, in Afghanistan’s deserts. The enemies, weapons and battle arenas differed greatly, but the wounds to their brains are all too common for war Veterans. NCIRE researchers are providing innovative neurocognitive therapy to improve the lives of Veterans with TBI. They utilize the most powerful brain imaging technology to offer a window into the brain to potentially see, in minute detail, the structural harm that TBI causes inside the brain.
Bay Area Nonprofits Magazine
Fall Edition 2016
The magazine features an interview with NCIRE board member Steve Countouriotis, who talks about his family's tradition of service to our country. This extraordinary history informs his commitment to NCIRE and the people and programs supported by NCIRE who are working to improve the health and wellness of the Veterans community. See pages 100-104!
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.

Mar 20, 2017
The Battle for Veterans' Healthcare by award-winning author Suzanne Gordon features SFVAMC staff and Veterans. Drawing on interviews with Veterans and their families, VHA staff, health care experts and policymakers, Gordon describes a federal agency under siege that nevertheless accomplishes its difficult mission of serving men and women injured while serving our country.

Mar 16, 2017
Dr. Michael Weiner was interviewed by CHN-NOW about the Brain Health Registry – the initiative he founded to speed up the discovery of treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, PTSD, and other brain disorders. In the interview, a study participant shares her story, her motivation for participating, and how the Brain Health Registry can play an important role in our communities. See the full video here.

Rebecca A. Rosales, MBA, CRA  

The Brain at War

Learn More The annual meeting of the leading national conference on the neurological and psychological wounds of war.