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The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science is dedicated to improving the health and health care of US Veterans through research and education.

The Veteran population at each of our sites is aging and while they suffer from the same diseases as the general population it is at a much higher rate. Our younger Veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with complex combat-related injuries including, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury. And our growing women warrior population has unique health challenges that our researchers are working to address

Your support of Veterans health research connects you with a community dedicated to returning health to those returning home. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to fund research and education programs focused on advancing Veterans health.

We have recently kicked off a new campaign designed to enhance the educational opportunities for the medical trainees who rotate through the VA.  Please visit our Project EQUITY page to learn more about the VA’s central role in providing training for medical professionals at all levels.

If you are interested in donating, please contact CARES at 708-343-6379 or cindy.reutzel@va.gov.

Thank you for supporting the research and education activities that enhance the lives of the Veterans we serve!