Carl T Hayden Medical Research Foundation

aka Arizona Veterans Research and Education Foundation   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  http://www.carlthaydenmrf.org

Mission

Conducting medical research to benefit our military veterans.

Ruling year info

1999

Acting Executive Director

Andrea Kamenca

Main address

650 E Indian School Rd, RS/151B

Phoenix, AZ 85012 USA

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EIN

86-0907729

NTEE code info

Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (U99)

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization Is working to research, test, and develop revolutionary new clinical treatments, vaccines, and medical knowledge to our Nation's veterans.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Clinical Research

Conducting human subject research to investigate new pharmaceuticals, devices, treatments, and remedies for disease.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program/model/intervention innovations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Related Program

Clinical Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of active studies our staff and team oversee.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Work status and occupations, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of veterans who participate in the studies.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are aiming to bring better and more effective medical diagnoses, vaccines, and treatments to our military veterans.

1) Conduct excellent and wide-ranging research from which veterans benefit.
2) Maintain the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and professionalism.
3) Create awareness of our mission by building our communications and community relationships.
4) Building strategic partnerships with Big Pharma, Tech companies, and Federal agencies.

We have world-class researchers, the support of the Veterans Administration, and an engaged leadership group.

We are reaching more Veterans and are conducting more trials.
We participated in the Johnson & Johnson/JANSSEN COVID-19 vaccine trials and other COIVD19 clinical research trials.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve military veterans and bring clinical research opportunities to potentially solve their medical conditions.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We changed the way we served veterans by contacting them via remote means(teleconferencing) in order to keep them safe during the pandemic.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    No.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Carl T Hayden Medical Research Foundation

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Samuel Aguayo

Phoenix Veterans Administration Healthcare System

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/21/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.