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Philadelphia Research and Education Foundation


Contact Information

Name: Tinesar Forrest

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 215-823-5800 x.3769                      

Email:  tinesar.forrest@va.gov

www.prefresearch.org

Philadelphia Research and Education Foundation

3900 Woodland Avenue

MS 151

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Affiliated Medical Center

University of Pennsylvania

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMC VAMC)

Total Number of Unique Patients: 58,200

Research Square Feet: 45,000 primary space; 6,000 off site

Number of Principal Investigators: 112

Major Areas of Research

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Equity
  • Hepatitis C
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Respiratory Health
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Sleep Disorder

Brief Description

The Philadelphia Research and Education Foundation (PREF), established in 2000 is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation that supports the research and education missions of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMC VAMC).

The CMC VA:

  • Is compliant with the Association for Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP)
  • Has over 275 active research studies
  • Has over 100 PI’s
  • Has an animal research facility (under renovation)
  • Has a Regional Sleep Center
  • Has a multi disciplinary program comprised of 60,000 sq. ft of laboratory space
  • Has a Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC)
  • Has a Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
  • Has a Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
  • Has a Center of Excellence for Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE)
  • Has a Clinical Trials Center

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Washington, DC 20006

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