Mission: Nffre facilitates medical research and education projects at the north florida/south georgia veterans health system (va) under the authority of title 38 usc sections 7361-7366.
Programs: Over the past 18 years, nffre has partnered with the north florida/south georgia veterans health system to support research projects that are dedicated to investigating a variety of ailments afflicting the nation's veterans. Nffre plays an important role supporting va investigators and serves to facilitate collaborative efforts with industry sponsors, academic institutions, other federal agencies, voluntary health organizations, nonprofit professional societies, and for-profit companies to conduct clinical trials, test therapeutic interventions, support lab-based projects and collect data for outcomes projects.
nffre continues to support an ongoing project to distribute educational materials entitled "understanding dysphagia" to various healthcare students as well as va and non-va clinicians throughout the nation, authored by a va specialist with the va brain rehabilitation research center of excellence. The foundation manages a restricted education fund in support of the geriatric research education and clinical center (grecc) whittington lecture series, which provides advanced geriatric clinical education for va and non-va clinicians. The foundation has also provided support for investigator travel to scientific and professional meetings