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The Atlanta Research & Education Foundation is designed to facilitate collaborations between the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta and other institutions. We welcome your interest in our facility, personnel, and research capabilities.

Working with the larger research community, AREF is one of the leading foundations in the country devoted to improving research, education, and ultimately healthcare for our nation's Veteran population.

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We Are Committed To Maintaining Your Privacy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to the Atlanta Research & Education Foundation. We have a long history of protecting our employees' and collaborators' privacy and this concern for your privacy is no different when you utilize our online resources.

In order to visit our website, you do not have to provide any personal information.

We may collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and/or other unique identifiers) only if you deliberately and knowingly provide us with this information.

Identifying information you provide will be used only in connection with AREF programs and services or for such other purposes as are described at the time of collection. Generally, providing this type of information will allow us help you register for online services, customize content to fit your interests, and provide other similar interactive features.

Information about our site usage is collected for statistical purposes and to assess the usefulness of various areas of our website. However, we do not collect any of your personal information in order to conduct these analyses.

We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to groups outside of the administrative bodies specifically associated with your grant and personnel management (generally limited to the Atlanta Research & Education Foundation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Emory University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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