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Biomedical Laboratory R&D Clinician Scientist Investigator (CSI) Award

Objective: To recognize and retain outstanding clinician scientists engaged in VA research while they continue to provide high quality and timely clinical care to Veterans.

Award levels: The Clinician Scientist Investigator (CSI) Award will allow for a Merit award extension of up to 2 additional years (for a total of 6 years) and up to 4 additional years (for a total of 8 years) for a Senior Clinician Scientist Investigator (SCSI) Award.

Eligibility:

  • A minimum 5/8th VA paid clinical appointment with a current BLRD Merit award at the time of submission of a competitive BLRD Merit renewal application.
  • A competitive BLRD Merit renewal application which has received an excellent to very good score
    (< 20th percentile).
  • An outstanding record of scholarly productivity including national peer-reviewed research funding as Principal Investigator (co-investigator is not sufficient) for at least 8 years while serving as a VA clinician.
  • A strong record of contribution to local and national VA research and/or clinical programs.
  • In good standing with their Service Chief and/or Chief of Staff.

Nomination packet: The nomination packet should be a single pdf file with the following items:

  • A cover sheet for the CSI Award
  • A letter of support from the ACOS for R&D outlining how the longer-term award will be used to expand the investigator’s program and support the VA research program more broadly.
  • A complete and current curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • A one-page summary of future studies that will be done if an extension is granted.

Submission Instructions: The nomination packet must be submitted by the nominee's research office as a single document to the VHABLRD-CSRD@va.gov mailbox.

Deadline:  Two weeks prior to the BLRD funding decision meeting in mid-January and mid-July.

Point of Contact: Dr. Kimberlee Potter (Kimberlee.potter@va.gov).

CSI Awardees

TYPE

Awardee

Location

RESEARCH AREA

CSI ASHKAR, TAREK Indianapolis, INKidney Disorders
CSI BURTON, EDWARD Pittsburgh, PANeurodegenerative Diseases
CSI CHU, CONG-QIU Portland, ORMusculoskeletal Disorders (Arthritis)
CSI DAGHER, PIERRE Indianapolis, INKidney Disorders
CSI GARCIA, JOSE Seattle, WAMusculoskeletal Disorders (Cachexia)
CSI DUVVURI, UMAMAHESWAR Pittsburgh, PACancer (HNCSS)
CSI HISE, AMY Cleveland, OHInfectious Diseases (Candida auris)
CSI INCE, MIRAC Iowa City, IAImmunology (GVHD)
CSI LIN, RICHARD Northport, NYCancer (Pancreas)
CSI MCCARTHY, MICHAEL San Diego, CAMental Health (Sleep)
CSI PATEL, BHAUMIK Richmond, VACancer (Colon)
CSI SINGH, PRABHLEEN San Diego, CAKidney Disorders
CSI SULLIVAN, JOHN Buffalo, NYSensory Loss (Vision)
CSI MEEKS, JOSHUA Chicago, ILCancer (Bladder)
CSI WINGO, ALIZA Decatur, GAMental Health (PTSD)
SCSI MEHAL, WAJAHAT West Haven, CTDigestive Diseases (Liver)
SCSI MEHTA, JAWAHAR Little Rock, ARCardiovascular Disease
SCSI TRAVERS, JEFFREY Dayton, OHCancer (Skin)
SCSI WANG, MICHAEL Ann Arbor, MINeurodegenerative Diseases
SCSI WEMMIE, JOHN Iowa City, IASubstance Use Disorders (Opioid)
SCSI SMYTH, SUSAN Lexington, KYCardiovascular Disease
SCSI SOLEIMANI, MANOOCHER Albuquerque, NMKidney Disorders
SCSI SRINIVASAN, SHANTHI Decatur, GADigestive Diseases (Liver)
SCSI PLYMATE, STEPHEN Seattle, WACancer (Prostate)
SCSI POWERS, ALVIN Nashville, TNDiabetes
SCSI RANDO, THOMAS Palo Alto, CAMusculoskeletal Disorders (Muscle Injury)
SCSI ROSENTHAL, ANN Milwaukee, WIImmunology (Gout)
SCSI RUMBAUT, ROLANDO Houston, TXHematology
SCSI RUSSO, THOMAS Buffalo, NYInfectious Diseases (A. baumannii)
SCSI MCMAHON, TIMOTHY Durham, NCCardiovascular Disease
SCSI LIPSCHUTZ, JOSHUA Charleston, SCKidney Disorders
SCSI KAHN, STEVEN Seattle, WADiabetes
SCSI KARANDIKAR, NITIN Iowa City, IABrain Disorders (MS)
SCSI KHAVARI, PAUL Palo Alto, CACancer (Skin)
SCSI KIBBE, MELINA Durham, NCSurgery (Vascular)
SCSI KRANZLER, HENRY Philadelphia, PASubstance Use Disorders (MVP)
SCSI HUANG, ERIC San Francisco, CANeurodegenerative Diseases (ALS)
SCSI EVANS-MOLINA, CARMELLA Indianapolis, INDiabetes
SCSI GOLDENRING, JAMES Nashville, TNDigestive Diseases
SCSI GORELICK, FRED West Haven, CTDigestive Diseases (Pancreas)
SCSI GRUMBACH, ISABELLA Iowa City, IACardiovascular Disease
SCSI HAMMOND, H KIRK San Diego, CACardiovascular Disease
SCSI HEINRICH, MICHAEL Portland, ORCancer (Genetics)
SCSI DUDA, JOHN Philadelphia, PANeurodegenerative Diseases (Parkinson's)
SCSI CROWLEY, STEVEN Durham, NCKidney Disorders
SCSI CANTY, JOHN Buffalo, NYCardiovascular Disease
SCSI CHANG, KYONG-MI Philadelphia, PADiabetes (MVP)
SCSI ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER Iowa City, IAMusculoskeletal Disorders (Muscle Atrophy)
SCSI ANTHONY, DONALD Cleveland, OHInfectious Diseases (HCV)
SCSI BEERS, MICHAEL Philadelphia, PALung Disorders
SCSI BERNAL-MIZRACHI Miami, FLDiabetes
SCSI BLACKWELL, TIMOTHY Nashville, TNLung Disorders
SCSI BLAIR, HARRY Pittsburgh, PAMusculoskeletal Disorders (Bone)
SCSI BONOMO, ROBERT Cleveland, OHInfectious Diseases (Antibiotic Resistance)
SCSI BOUVET, MICHAEL San Diego, CACancer (GI)


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