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Our Purpose
The Denver Research Institute (DRI) is anxiously engaged in orchestrating valuable research for the military veterans who have served our country.

How to get involved
  1. If you are interested in participating in research projects and if you are a United States military veteran, please contact Adriana by email at


DRI is funded by many sources which include: - Federal Funds (NIH, DOD, and others) - Commercial Funds (Pharmaceuticals, For Profit Universities and Organizations) - Foundations (AHA, among others) Each of our projects focuses on the veteran and providing research to better serve the needs of the veterans


  1. The Denver Research Institute is continually looking for qualified applicants in the following fields to join our team of paid research professionals:
    Clinical Research Assistant, Coordinator and Manager Research Assistant
    Investigational Pharmacy Technician Study Coordinator
    Health Science Specialist Research Fellow
    Research Social Worker Research Nurse

    The DRI‘s dedicated staff conduct VA-approved research and education and training activities that have been fully vetted through the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center Research and Development (R&D) or Education and Training (E&T) committees. The funding for these approved activities comes from a variety of non-VA sources such as federal agency grants and awards, clinical trials (generally pharmaceutical and medical device) and private foundations. All employment-related decisions will be made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other categories protected by federal, state or local law. If interested in learning more about current job openings, please contact HR at 303-501-6620. All DRI administrative and research staff must obtain a Without Compensation (WOC) appointment through the RMR VA Medical Center that authorizes DRI employees to perform their work on the VA campus. This helps to ensure compliance with federal laws related to Internal Controls, Conflict of Interest, Privacy and Information Security Awareness and Rules of Behavior, Privacy and HIPAA, etc. It also allows DRI employees to be covered under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) and Federal Employees‘ Compensation Act (FECA) during periods when they are engaged in service to the RMR VA Medical Center even though they are not VA Medical Center employees. For more information about the WOC appointment process, please visit

    Volunteers who are interested please contact Adriana Herald at the VA at for more information.