NCIRE - the Veterans Health Research Institute

NCIRE – the Veterans Health Research Institute – is a self-funded private nonprofit research institute, established in 1988 to administer health research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. We are the largest of the 85 nonprofit research institutes associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs nationwide.

NCIRE supports the research of over 200 MD and PhD principal investigators who work to improve health and health care for our veterans and active military personnel on the frontiers of many fields, including brain imaging, neurodegenerative disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, cardiovascular disease, cancer, hepatitis, and HIV. Our investigators include biologists, biochemists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, geriatric researchers, immunologists, molecular biologists, and neuroscientists. Most are directly involved in patient care.

How you can help

The Northern California Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (NCIRE) is a non-profit independent medical research institute that depends on the generosity of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations to ensure its continued excellence in veterans’ health research.

We welcome your interest in making a charitable donation. Please note that NCIRE is a non-profit 501©(3) corporation and that your donation is tax deductible.

To learn more about contributing to NCIRE, please contact us at:


Development Office
4150 Clement Street, 151NC
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.750.6954

NCIRE – One Mission, One Goal: Veterans’ Health.


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