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


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