Welcome to the Portland VA Research Foundation (PVARF), supporting medical research and education at the VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPORHCS).

The mission of the PVARF is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through medical research by facilitating research and education activities conducted at the VAPORHCS. The VAPORHCS has been fortunate to receive several large grants that reflect the critical mass of scientists who have assembled here to investigate important diseases. Over the last 25 years, the PVARF has partnered with the VAPORHCS to develop a diverse research portfolio investigating a variety of ailments afflicting our nation’s veterans.

Established in 1989, the Portland VA Research Foundation (PVARF) is an independent nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation.