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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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The San Francisco Veterans Study:
A Report Card for Our Community
A new report, "The State of the American Veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study," finds that most service members leaving the military and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area are not prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that cannot be addressed by a single organization.
"The Arc of Alzheimer’s" – Making the Case for NIH Funding Testimony Before the U.S. Senate
Kristine Yaffe, MD
On March 29, 2017, Kristine Yaffe, MD joined Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to provide testimony before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The goal? Convince legislators of the critical role of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in advancing Alzheimer's disease research. Veterans are at significantly higher risk for Alzheimer's, and NCIRE is proud to support Yaffe's work at the San Francisco Health Care System to identify, treat, and slow the dementia epidemic.
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.

Jun 2, 2017
The Veterans Health and Integration Program (VHIP) is a collaboration between NCIRE and The Presidio Trust that has developed with generous support from musician John Mayer. The program combines scientific research and community-based outreach to improve the health of post-9/11 Veterans and to ease the transition from deployment to civilian life. Learn more about this program and Mayer’s philanthropic commitments in this article, "Meet John Mayer’s Veterans Charity at Dead & Co."

Apr 11, 2017
The article "Managing Chronic Plain in Primary Care: It Really Does Take a Village" describes the Integrated Pain Team at the San Francisco VA Health Care System that provides focused interdisciplinary, biopsychosocial pain care for Veterans and the key role this approach plays in managing chronic pain and reducing opioid use and misuse. NCIRE is proud to support this critical work. Read 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.