SpaceNeedleEstablished in 1989, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research (SIBCR) serves our nation’s Veterans through research and education endeavors at both divisions of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Our Mission says it all:

To improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.

Our investigators and staff are dedicated to the improvement of Veterans’ lives and SIBCR 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. SIBCR also works in conjunction with private donors to support research and education programs.

In our three decades as a nonprofit institute 501 (c)(3) incorporated in Washington State, our membership has grown to include both clinical and lab-based researchers in diverse areas such as:

  • Diabetes treatment and prevention
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Geriatric care
  • Rehabilitative medicine and prosthetics
  • Addiction treatment,
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and psychological health
  • Cancer care

SIBCR is governed by a Board of Directors, none of whom receive compensation for their service.