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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Miami, Florida established the South Florida Veterans Affairs Foundation for Research and Education, Inc. (SFVAFRE) in May of 1990. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to the continuous support of important research topics that facilitate VA research, education, and the enhancement of quality patient care. Clinical research is an integral and important focus of the Miami VA Medical Center. The research conducted by the SFVAFRE benefits the Department of Veterans Affairs patients and the general public.

Web Site: SFVAFRE.org 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1990
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research35
  • # of investigators38
  • Number of studies last year15
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS
  • 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