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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

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


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