Dear Friends of Veterans Health Research,
On Veterans Day, we honor and salute our Veterans. Each and every day we are grateful for the extraordinary men and women who have served our country. And we reaffirm our mission to Advance Veterans Health.
Every day, our scientists and clinicians at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System and the University of California, San Francisco witness the challenges facing our Veterans and marvel at their strength and resiliency. We see an aging Veteran population that suffers disease at rates much higher than the general population, younger Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with complex combat-related injuries, and a growing women warrior population with unique health care needs.
The Veterans Health Research Institute (NCIRE) is dedicated to returning health to those returning home. We do this by supporting a thriving scientific community to ensure that research innovation and the power of modern medicine extends to our nation's Veterans.
On this Veterans Day, we extend our gratitude to our Veterans, and we also thank our Friends who support our goal to speed research to treatments for our Veterans.