Who We Are and What We Do
In 1988, Congress authorized the VA medical centers to establish nonprofit research corporations (NPCs) to serve as “flexible funding mechanisms for the conduct of approved research and education.” P.L. 100-322. Codified at U.S.C. SS7361-7368. The Institute for Medical Research was founded in 1989 in response to this legislation to serve as an affiliate of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Institute for Medical Research conducts and supports extramural research and educational activities by collaborating with the Durham VA Medical Center, private companies, governmental agencies, foundations and academic institutions. It is through these partnerships that the organization has developed an extensive research portfolio to advance the health and well being of veterans, their families and the public at large.
With a varied research program from cancer to PTSD to research in space the Institute for Medical Research plays a vital role in the support of research and education at the Durham VA Medical Center.