Who We Are
Institute for Medical Research, Inc.
(IMR) is a non-profit, tax exempt institute whose mission is to support research and education at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the enhancement of the health and lives of the Veteran population, their families and the public at large.
Established in 1989, IMR 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 Institute for Medical Research, Inc. 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.
Research Units at the Durham VA Medical Center
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center - GRECC
Health Services Research and Development – HSR&D
Medical Research (Clinical Science Research & Biomedical Laboratory Research)
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center – MIRECC
Areas of research:
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Substance abuse
- Cancer development
- Heart Disease
- Nerve injury and repair
- Neurological diseases such as ALS
- Hematology and Medical Oncology
- Infectious Diseases
- Rheumatology and Immunology
- Mental Health