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About Us

Established on September 26, 1991, the Veterans Education and Research Association of Michigan (VERAM), is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that was created to advance the research and educational activities at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). VERAM’s role and obligations are regulated in its statutory authority under 38 U.S.C. §§ 7361-68 and VHA Handbook 1200.17

Investigators and staff at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System are dedicated to the improvement of Veterans’ lives and VERAM is dedicated to supporting their efforts by facilitating research and education projects funded by other federal agencies, voluntary health organizations, nonprofit professional societies, academic institutions and for-profit companies. VERAM may also work in conjunction with private donors to support research and education programs.

Our administrative office’s mission is to provide helpful, efficient, and friendly support to VA staff at the VAAAHS in their research, and education endeavors.

In our two decades as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit institute incorporated in the State of Michigan, we have supported VA researchers including both clinical and lab-based researchers in diverse areas such as:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Infectious Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Health