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South Florida Veterans Affairs Foundation for Research and Education

Contact Information

Name: Katrina Washburn, PhD

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 305-575-3431                         


South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education

1201 NW 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

Affiliated Medical Center

Miami VA Healthcare System and Orlando VA Medical Center

Total Number of Unique Patients: 54,396

Research Square Feet: 48,318

Number of Principal Investigators: 70

Major Areas of Research

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Caregivers
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Genomics
  • Gulf War Veterans
  • Hepatitis C
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Prosthetics
  • Respiratory Health
  • Rural Health
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vision Loss
  • Women's Health

Brief Description

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Miami, Florida established the South Florida Veterans Affairs Foundation for Research and Education, Inc. (SFVAFRE) in May of 1990. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to the continuous support of important research topics that facilitate VA research, education, and the enhancement of quality patient care. Clinical research is an integral and im-portant focus of the Miami VA Healthcare system and the Orlando VA Medical Center. The research conducted by the SFVAFR&E benefits the Department of Veterans Affairs patients and the general public.

1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

202-951-7701  |

FEIN: 52-1784596

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