EBIRE is a California not-for-profit corporation, organized as a 501(c)(3). In conjunction with the Veteran's Affairs Northern California Healthcare System (VANCHCS) and U.C. Davis, EBIRE exists in order to facilitate medical and pharmacologic research with funds from sources other than Veteran's Affairs itself. There are currently 83 nonprofit research corporations (NPC's) across the US like EBIRE, each affiliated with their regional VA healthcare system. NPC's are all governed by a VA entity called the Non-Profit Program Office (NPPO).
Through the VANCHCS, EBIRE has access to highly trained clinical and research specialists, many having dual appointments with both the VA and major university medical and/or research centers, including UC Davis, UC Berkeley & UC San Francisco. The VANCHCS catchment area covers approximately 40,000 square miles and more than 400,000 eligible Veterans, from north and east of San Francisco to the borders of Oregon and Nevada. In addition to EBIRE's new headquarters in Mather, we have research activities that can occur at all the VANCHCS's outpatient clinics:
Martinez * Chico * David Grant Medical Center @ Travis AFB * Fairfield
Mare Island * McClellan * Oakland * Redding * Yuba City * Yreka
The EBIRE - VANCHCS collaborative provides Veterans with the opportunity to access state-of-the-art care, and to foster an environment for scientific and intellectual exchange.