Research at the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is conducted in order to seek improved treatment opportunities for Veterans. Across VANCHCS we strive to bring highly-trained individuals from the medical and scientific community together. EBIRE’s research portfolio includes the following disciplines:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Major Depression
    Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Dermatology
  • Skin Ulcers

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Myocardial Infarctions

  • Hepatology
  • Hepatitis

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colon Cancer

  • Pulmonology
  • COPD

  • Infectious Diseases
  • C-Diff

  • Oncology
  • Lymphoma
    Breast Cancer

  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Vascular Disease
  • Aortic Aneurisms
    Critical Limb Ischemia
    Intermittent Claudication


Declaration of Research Principles:
The Department of Veterans Affairs
ranks as one of the nation’s leaders in health research. Through VA Research thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing facilities across the US. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life. In the conduct of research, participants volunteer with a clear understanding that there may not be a direct benefit to their health. They do so, in many cases, with the hope of benefiting others in the future. For its part, VA Research commits to the protection of research participants as the highest priority.

University Affiliations:
EBIRE is primarily affiliated with the UC Davis Medical Center, but also has investigators from UC BerkeleyUC San Francisco& California Northstate University.