Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

NAVREF is proud to recognize Cohen Veterans Bioscience as our Champion Sponsor


Help Support the Enhancement of VA Research for All

NAVREF has initiated a new campaign to support our efforts to bring more industry-sponsored clinical trials to veterans at VA medical centers.  For many patients with cancer, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury, investigational therapies are the last, best hope. Yet less than 2% of clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies include VA hospitals, according to one industry estimate.  To correct this shortfall, NAVREF is engaging stakeholders in the medical research, pharmaceutical, health policy and veterans affairs spaces as donors and supporters with a  3-year goal of raising $1 million.   

Our  goal for 2021 is to raise $200,000 to seed the NAVREF Accelerator Fund to achieve three (3) primary objectives:

· $100,000 will be dedicated to providing greater access to the 9+ million diverse Veteran patient cohort by supporting a centralized “one-stop shop” designed to facilitate and streamline multi-site clinical trial start-up across VA hospitals

· $50,000 will ensure more frequent and robust member training and education focused on clinical trial skills and credentials

· $50,000 will support 2-3 seed grants of up to $25,000 competitively awarded to member organizations who justify a critical need for a cash infusion to cover short-term investments that will stimulate long-term capability improvements to support clinical research.


Did you know?

  • Your support isn't to start's to advance something already in motion. Since 2017, NAVREF has been deeply involved with improving the VA research process through our Access to Clinical Trials for Veterans Initiative or known simply as ACT for Veterans.
  • Our Education Program has stepped up from just an annual conference to monthly webinars and 3 training workshops held across the country. However, going beyond our status quo is what we're aiming to do and the accelerator fund is a step in the direction of building stronger education programs to enrich all lives touched by VA research. 
  • You can donate through our website or download our pledge form for larger gifts.

Do more than just donate. Make a pledge.

Join our movement to invest deeper into our nation's veterans by supporting VA health research.

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