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Baltimore Research & Education Foundation

Contact Information

Name: Caroline Zink

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 410-605-7130

Email: caroline.zink@va.gov

Website: www.maryland.research.va.gov

Baltimore Research and Education Foundation

VA Medical Center

Research Service (Mail Stop 151)

10 North Greene St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

Affiliated Medical Center

VA Maryland Health Care System

Total Number of Unique Patients: 55,700

Research Square Feet: 25,000

Number of Principal Investigators: 25

Major Areas of Research

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Health
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Kidney Disease
    • Mental Health
    • Obesity
    • Pain Management
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
    • Respiratory Health
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Vision Loss
    • Neuroimaging
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Pulmonary
    • Rheumatology
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Nephrology

    Brief Description

    VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a tertiary care facility with an acute care facility in the heart of Baltimore city, a long-term care facility north of city central, a psychiatric facility in Perryville, MD and numerous outpatient facilities through the state of Maryland. The Baltimore Research and Education Foundation (BREF) was established in 1990, has managed research projects in the above listed major research areas, has managed numerous educational grants. Research projects managed by have been sponsored by various non-VA federal agencies, industrial sponsors and various national and local foundations. All investigators with appointments at the VAMHCS are eligible to have research and/or educational projects managed by BREF. Most of those investigators have a dual appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

    1717 K ST NW Suite 900

    Washington, DC 20006

    P: 301-656-5005  |  admin@navref.org

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