Driving Veterans health innovation is a noble cause. Our medical research will benefit society; and focusing our efforts on the health of Veterans is a special privilege.



Advancing Veteran and public health through innovative research.

The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) facilitates research and education activities conducted at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The range of research activities is broad and includes:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Cancer
  • Mental health – including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic inflammatory disease