Office of Research & Development

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)


Barnwell Award Nominations:  CSR&D is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Barnwell Award, which will be accepted until October 22, 2018.  Nominations for the 2019 award will be due February 1, 2019.  More information about the award can be found here

PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative - We are excited to announce a PTSD Psychopharmacology Initiative (PPI) to address the critical need for delivery of more effective medications to treat PTSD.

Suicide Prevention RFA - A new RFA for suicide prevention research has been announced. Visit Funding for more information

VA-NIMH Funding Opportunity - Clinical Pharmacotherapy for PTSD: Single and Collaborative Studies - Clinical Science R&D Service, in joint collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, announces a new opportunity for funding


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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