Partnerships

V-POLARIS partners with national research centers and government agencies including:


► Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University School of Public Health

This internationally renowned research center in addiction research conducts collaborative research that will lead to more effective treatment for alcohol and drug use. They are creating a nationwide program in addiction education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals.


► International Urban Arch Center at Boston University

Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this center conducts and disseminates interdisciplinary research on the role of alcohol use among people with HIV on new tuberculosis (TB) acquisition, occurrence of active TB disease after TB preventive therapy, and post-TB lung disease.


► Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium

The Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC)is dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission among the communities affected by HIV and alcohol in Florida.


► VA Office of Research and Development

The Veterans Aging Cohort Study is linkable to the VA's Million Veteran Program, a national research program looking at how genes, lifestyle, military experiences, and exposures affect health and wellness in Veterans. With over 1 million Veterans participating, it's the largest research effort at the VA to improve health care for Veterans and one of the largest research programs in the world studying genes and health.