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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).

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Type 
Awardee 
Location 
Research Area 
CSI INCE, MIRAC NEDIM Iowa City, IA Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Inflammation
CSI KENDALL, PEGGY L St. Louis, MO Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Inflammation
SCSI ROSENTHAL, ANN K Milwaukee, WI Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Inflammation
SCSI YEPES, MANUEL SALVADOR Decatur, GA Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
SCSI KARANDIKAR, NITIN J Iowa City, IA Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
SCSI LIM, DANIEL A San Francisco, CA Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
CSI RANSOM, CHRISTOPHER BRUCE Seattle, WA Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
CSI MUNSHI, HIDAYATULLAH G Chicago, IL Cancer
CSI PATEL, BHAUMIK B Richmond, VA Cancer
CSI MEEKS, JOSHUA JAMES Chicago, IL Cancer
CSI LIN, RICHARD Z Northport, NY Cancer
CSI DAVE, UTPAL P Indianapolis, IN Cancer
CSI DUVVURI, UMAMAHESWAR Pittsburgh, PA Cancer
SCSI BOUVET, MICHAEL San Diego, CA Cancer
SCSI FUSTER, MARK M San Diego, CA Cancer
SCSI PLYMATE, STEPHEN R Seattle, WA Cancer
SCSI KHAVARI, PAUL Palo Alto, CA Cancer
SCSI HEINRICH, MICHAEL C Portland, OR Cancer
SCSI TRAVERS, JEFFREY B Dayton, OH Cancer
SCSI RUMBAUT, ROLANDO E Houston, TX Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI GRUMBACH, ISABELLA MARIA Iowa City, IA Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI HAMMOND, H KIRK San Diego, CA Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI KREISEL, DANIEL St. Louis, MO Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI MEHTA, JAWAHAR L Little Rock, AR Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI MCMAHON, TIMOTHY J Durham, NC Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI CANTY, JOHN M Buffalo, NY Cardiovascular Disease
SCSI Chang, Kyong-Mi Philadelphia, PA Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI EVANS-MOLINA, CARMELLA Indianapolis, IN Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI BERNAL-MIZRACHI, ERNESTO Miami, FL Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI MAUVAIS-JARVIS, FRANCK New Orleans, LA Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI POWERS, ALVIN C Nashville, TN Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI KAHN, STEVEN EMANUEL Seattle, WA Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders
SCSI MEHAL, WAJAHAT ZAFAR West Haven, CT Digestive Diseases
SCSI SCHNABL, BERND G San Diego, CA Digestive Diseases
SCSI SRINIVASAN, SHANTHI K Decatur, GA Digestive Diseases
SCSI SUNDARAM, UMA Huntington, WV Digestive Diseases
SCSI GOLDENRING, JAMES RICHARD Nashville, TN Digestive Diseases
SCSI GORELICK, FRED S West Haven, CT Digestive Diseases
SCSI BONOMO, ROBERT A Cleveland, OH Infectious Diseases
SCSI ANTHONY, DONALD Cleveland, OH Infectious Diseases
CSI SADIKOT, RUXANA T Omaha. NE Infectious Diseases
CSI MEIER, JEFFERY L Iowa City, IA Infectious Diseases
CSI HISE, AMY G Cleveland, OH Infectious Diseases
SCSI STAPLETON, JACK T Iowa City, IA Infectious Diseases
SCSI RUSSO, THOMAS A Buffalo, NY Infectious Diseases
SCSI SOLEIMANI, MANOOCHER Albuquerque, NM Kidney Disorders
SCSI LIPSCHUTZ, JOSHUA H Charleston, SC Kidney Disorders
SCSI HARRIS, RAYMOND C Nashville, TN Kidney Disorders
CSI ROHATGI, RAJEEV Bronx, NY Kidney Disorders
CSI ASHKAR, TAREK MAURICE Indianapolis, IN Kidney Disorders
CSI MALLIPATTU, SANDEEP K Northport, NY Kidney Disorders
CSI SINGH, PRABHLEEN San Diego, CA Kidney Disorders
SCSI AGARWAL, ANUPAM Birmingham, AL Kidney Disorders
SCSI CROWLEY, STEVEN D Durham, NC Kidney Disorders
SCSI BEERS, MICHAEL FRANCIS Philadelphia, PA Lung Disorders
SCSI BLACKWELL, TIMOTHY S Nashville, TN Lung Disorders
CSI WINGO, ALIZA PHAM Decatur, GA Mental, Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders
CSI MCCARTHY, MICHAEL JOSEPH San Diego, CA Mental, Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders
CSI GARCIA, JOSE M Seattle, WA Musculoskeletal Disorders
CSI CHU, CONG-QIU Portland, OR Musculoskeletal Disorders
SCSI BLAIR, HARRY C Pittsburgh, PA Musculoskeletal Disorders
SCSI DUDA, JOHN ERIC Philadelphia, PA Neurodegenerative Diseases
CSI BURTON, EDWARD ALAN Pittsburgh, PA Neurodegenerative Diseases
SCSI HUANG, ERIC J San Francisco, CA Neurodegenerative Diseases
SCSI WANG, MICHAEL M Ann Arbor, MI Neurodegenerative Diseases
CSI SULLIVAN, JOHN M Buffalo, NY Sensory Loss
SCSI WEMMIE, JOHN A Iowa City, IA Substance Use Disorders
SCSI Kranzler, Henry (MPI Justice) Philadelphia, PA Substance Use Disorders


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