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Clinical Science Research and Development

CSRD Staff

CSR&D Staff Photo. From left: Miriam Smyth, Eric Schwinder, Jarrod Collier, Katrina Foster, Karen Jeans, Lucindia Shouse, Kristina Nord, Ken Myrie, Terri Gleason, Mike Airumian

Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) is focused on moving ideas along the translational pathway from scientific discovery to clinical application in order to advance the healthcare of our Veterans.  We support research focusing on human beings as the unit of examination. Examples include interventional and effectiveness studies, clinical, epidemiological and technological studies.   Investigators interested in CSR&D funding are encouraged to contact the scientific portfolio manager assigned to their research topic area to determine the most appropriate funding mechanism for interventional studies. 

See also Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D)


New Research Recommendations regarding CVD and PTSD; proceedings from NHLBI meeting

CSR&D Is pleased to offer our second PTSD Clinical Trial Training Workshop: This workshop is part of the PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative (PPI), which was launched in 2016 to identify test, and confirm potential medication treatments for PTSD.  Many new clinical trials addressing this important need have come out of the initiative.  More information is available here.

Suicide Prevention:  CSR&D is highly engaged in supporting research to prevent suicide.  Please see our focused RFA on our Funding page and/or contact us directly with research questions.


Applied Cannabis Research within VA: An Overview & Successful Example (971 KB, PDF)

Resources For the VA Research Community - Information and guidance for investigators, applicants, and research office staff...View

PTSD & Suicide Research Resource - CSRD encourages researchers to incorporate these Common Data elements into their projects: PhenX Toolkit

Guidelines for PTSD Treatment Trials - This meeting summary (4.75 MB, PDF) provides design and implementation recommendations for PTSD treatment trials. The recommendations were developed by scientific experts.

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