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Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation

Contact Information


Title: Executive Director

Tel: 208-422-1000 x.7662               



Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation

500 West Fort Street

Building 117, Mail Stop 151

Boise, ID 83702

Affiliated Medical Center

Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Total Number of Unique Patients: 94,000

Research Square Feet: 21,645

Number of Principal Investigators: 5

Major Areas of Research

  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Capability to expand into all areas

Brief Description

The Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation (IVREF) is an independent non-profit research organization, supporting the office of research and development at the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC). Our team of esteemed scientists conducts world-class biomedical research in a new, fully equipped, state-of-the-art 18,000 sq. ft. laboratory facility and fully accredited animal research facility, located on the BVAMC campus. Current research areas focus on finding cures for multiple antibiotic-resistant gram-positive infectious diseases, and advanced therapies in diabetic healing, all of which are serious concerns that affect veteran's health. Current infrastructure includes cores in: microbiology, protein, tissue culture, cell isolation & characterization, molecular biology; and research administration, oversight, and compliance. With the 2016 award of a 5-year, $9 Million NIH grant to Dr. Dennis Stevens, IVREF is facilitating the establishment of a regional Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), including an HPIC core facility and expanded clinical trials focusing on emerging/re-emerging infectious disease.

1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

202-951-7701  |

FEIN: 52-1784596

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