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North Florida Foundation for Research & Education

Supporting VA research to improve the lives of veterans and all Americans through health care, discovery and innovation

North Florida Foundation for Research & Education

The North Florida Foundation for Research and Education (NFFRE) supports VA Research and fosters dynamic collaborations with its university partners, other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private industry—thus furthering the VA Research program's impact on the health of Veterans and the nation.
NFFRE serves as the flexible funding mechanism for non-VA funded clinical trials at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville FL.   We serve many investigators conducting research in various therapeutic areas:  aging, oncology,  cardiology, vascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary disease, neurology, rehabilitation, brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinsons disease, amputation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep disorders, wound care/treatment and other veterans health and service connected research. 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1997
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Nutraceuticals, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research22
  • # of investigators35
  • Number of studies last year100
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx
  • Contact for regulatory documentsHolly Morris
  • Regulatory phone number352-548-6000 ext. 5832
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents60
  • Type of IRB used by this siteLocal
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Every other week
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract14