Welcome to the VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation

Advancing health care for U.S. Veterans since 2005

Our Veterans

Our veterans are men and women who have served in all branches and levels of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. We are proud to serve you and grateful for your service!

Executive Message

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation (VACREF) where our mission is to facilitate medical research and education activities conducted at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS). We consider it a privilege to be associated with the VACHS and to work collaboratively to create an outstanding research environment.

Our Commitment

New advances in medical technology and treatments are being developed rapidly. VACREF is committed to establishing collaborative research with universities, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, charitable foundations, and other governmental agencies to improve the health of veterans.