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Research Areas 

Addiction Treatment, Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, Alzheimer’s Disease, Behavioral & Mental Health, Cancer Cachexia, Cardiology/Cardiovascular, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Health Disparities, Health Informatics, Hematology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Oncology, Pain Management, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Precision Oncology, Prosthetics, Pulmonary, Rehabilitative Medicine, Rheumatology, Smoking Cessation, Substance Use Disorders, Tauopathies, Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Funding for SIBCR administered studies comes from non-VA federal sponsors including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, private industry, and the nonprofit sector. 

SIBCR also collaborates with our academic affiliates, other VA-affiliated nonprofits, academic institutions, private corporations, private clinics, and some international companies. 

View the complete list of SIBCR Member Investigators here.


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

Battling the wars in the brain

As a psychiatrist who treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury, Elaine Peskind has heard hundreds of horrific stories from combat Veterans who suffer from the invisible wounds of war…

Bruce Montgomery, MD

Prostate Cancer Foundation YouTube: Christopher Seelye Story

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Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

A Hunger to Solve Muscle Loss Syndromes

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies decline. And one of the most striking effects of growing old is involuntary loss of muscle mass and strength…

Brian C. Kraemer, PhD

Studies in lowly worm and high hopes for Alzheimer’s target

A simple roundworm, which normally resides in smelly compost heaps, holds a special allure for scientists studying aging and neurodegenerative diseases…

Sakeneh Zraika, PhD

Getting to the basics could turn out new diabetes therapies

When Sakeneh Zraika came to Seattle from her native Australia in 2004 to pursue postdoctoral research in the pathophysiology of diabetes, she didn’t imagine staying here for more than a few years…

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