SIBCR works with researchers based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center to find new and innovative ways to treat diseases impacting our Nation’s Veterans.

Our researchers represent several major research in the area of brain health including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psychological Health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorders


Funding for these studies comes from federal sponsors including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, private industry, and the non-profit sector.

We collaborate with our academic affiliates, other VA-affiliated non-profits, academic institutions, private corporations, private clinics, and some international companies.


Jeffrey Iliff, PhD

No rest for research; sleep studies shift from mice models to human trials

It was nearly 10 years ago, when Jeffrey Iliff, PhD, and his research team peered into the brain of a living mouse, deep among the neurons and blood vessels, to discover an elegant sanitation system that clears away brain toxic (neurotoxic) waste…

Elaine Peskind, MD

Elaine Peskind, MD, is Co-Director of the VA VISN 20 Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She is also the Friends of Alzheimer’s Research Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine…