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 SFVAFR&E benefits the Department of Veterans Affairs patients and the general public in several ways.