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VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation

Contact Information

Name: Joseph Cardone

Title: Executive Director




VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation

950 Campbell Ave.

Bldg. 35A Room 104

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Affiliated Medical Center

VA Connecticut Medical Center

Total Number of Unique Patients: 50,000

Research Square Feet: 78,000

Number of Principal Investigators: 150

Major Areas of Research

  • Afghanistan & Iraq Veter-ans
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Caregivers
  • Complementary and Inte-grative Health
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Genomics
  • Gulf War Veterans
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Equity
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hepatitis C
  • Homelessness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Prosthetics
  • Respiratory Health
  • Rural Health
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Substance Use Disor-ders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Inju-ry (TBI)
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Vision Loss
  • Women's Health

Brief Description

The VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation (VACREF) was incorporated in the State of Connecticut on January 7, 2005 and is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt corporation. Through the research efforts of our 150 Principal Investigators and their staffs our goal is to improve the health of our veterans, whether through advances in basic science, innovations in rehabilitation programs or improvements in systems for the delivery of health care. The VA Connecticut Healthcare System is affiliated with the medical schools of both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Nearly all members of the VACHS medical staff have dual appointments as both VA physicians and medical school faculty members. These university affiliations allow VA Connecticut to participate in the education and training of more than 700 physicians and students each year in allied health disciplines such as nursing, X-ray, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, social work, laboratory and nuclear medicine. The range of research activities at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is broad and includes special emphasis on biomedical, health services, rehabilitation engineering, mental health and geriatric research endeavors. VACREF also supports various educational instruction and other learning experiences of benefit to employees and veterans.

1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

202-951-7701  |

FEIN: 52-1784596

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