IN SERVICE TO NORTH CAROLINA

INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

LOCATED IN DURHAM, NC

OUR MISSION

TO SUPPORT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION THROUGHOUT THE DURHAM VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH AND LIVES OF VETERANS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.

OUR VISION

Honoring Our Veterans through Innovative Medical Discovery

PURPOSE

Established in 1989, the Institute for Medical Research conducts and supports research and educational activities in collaboration with the Durham VA Health Care System with funds from private companies, donors, governmental agencies, foundations and academic institutions.

The Institute for Medical Research strives to advance the health and well being of veterans and their families.

Over the years, VA research has contributed to many important health advances. Some of these include –

  • Development of microelectronics and robotics to create artificial limbs
  • Creation of the nicotine patch to help people stop smoking
  • Invention of the cardiac pacemaker.
  • First successful liver transplant
  • Contributing to the development of the CAT (or CT) scan
  • Developing the practice of an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks

October 20th is National Mammography Day!
1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime.
Speak with your VA health care team to assess if you are at risk for breast cancer or call 1-855-VA-WOMEN and ask about SERVICE Act to learn more.

Over 75% of Veterans require #childcare assistance during health care appointments. @BaniganMegan conducted a needs assessment to describe childcare needs of Veterans & implications of inadequate childcare on health care engagement. https://tinyurl.com/y6av52p9 #VCAP #QUERI

Great new option for men with high-risk BCR of prostate cancer - enzalutamide PLUS leuprolide. So great to work with this top-notch team in publishing our findings in @NEJM this month. @nealshore @CSCancerCenter @DrHWoo @CedarsSinai @pfizer @AstellasUS

Suicide Prevention Month is a good time to check on yourself and your loved ones. ALL Veterans are eligible for 1 year of free mental health services, regardless of discharge status. Learn more or call the Veterans Crisis Line: dial 988 and press 1.
http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/topics/mental-health.asp

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Institute for Medical Research

In Service to North Carolina - Located in Durham

MAIN PHONE: 984-250-7010

PHYSICAL/SHIPPING ADDRESS: 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 310 Durham, NC 27701

MAILING ADDRESS:
DVAHCS, 508 Fulton Street, 151-IMR Durham, NC 27705

IMR HQ