VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
A select list of news stories, press releases, and other acknowledgements about CSP.
- NASA data helps track Veterans’ exposure to air pollution (04/23/2023), features CSP #595: Service and Health During the Iraq and Afghanistan Era
- Medical schools and veterans hospitals: Old friends make new discoveries (02/08/2023), features former CSP physician-researcher Dr. Edward Fries, CSP research on shingles vaccine
- VA launches massive trial for liver cancer study (01/04/2023), features CSP #2023: PREventing liver cancer Mortality through Imaging with Ultrasound vs. MRI (PREMIUM)
- VA's new "burden-free" study method finds two blood pressure drugs equally effective (12/15/2022), features CSP #597: Diuretic Comparison Project
- Stool tests like Cologuard are gaining popularity over colonoscopy. Which should you get? (11/29/2022), features CSP #577: Colonoscopy vs Fecal Immunochemical Test in Reducing Mortality from Colorectal Cancer (CONFIRM)
- Robust research: Decades long strategy is making its mark on Veterans health (11/07/2022, starts on page 84), features CSP #505: Millennium Cohort Study
- Doctors hope new clinical trial helps paralyzed veterans walk again (10/24/2022), features CSP #2003: Exoskeleton Assisted-Walking in Persons With SCI: Impact on Quality of Life
- NIA - VA effort increases recruitment of veterans for Alzheimer's research (11/09/2021)
- Learn how one role-model organization inspires its team to "Ride for the Brand" while serving America's Veterans (11/09/2021), features CSP Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center
- Tight diabetes control alone may not benefit the heart long-term (06/05/2019), features CSP #465-F: VA Diabetes Trial Follow-up Study (VADT-FS)
- VA and partners hope APOLLO program will be leap forward for precision oncology (05/01/2019), features CSP #2010: Research for the VA Precision Oncology Program (RePOP)
- A new resource for Gulf War research (09/12/2018), features CSP #585: Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository, CSP #2006: Genomics of Gulf War Illness in Veterans
- VA showcases new medical advancements in Veteran care on Capitol Hill (06/19/2018)
- Individual placement and support more effective than transitional work for Veterans with PTSD (02/28/2018), features CSP #589: Veterans Individual Placement and Support Towards Advancing Recovery (VIP-STAR)
- Major VA trial helps answer question of which heart bypass method is better (08/17/2017), features CSP #517: Randomized On/Off Cardiopulmonary Bypass (ROOBY) Trial
- VA partners with Department of Energy on big-data initiative to improve health care for Veterans (05/01/2017)
Longitudinal Examination of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Long-Term Outcome of Iraq War Deployment, Jennifer J. Vasterling; Mihaela Aslan; Susan P. Proctor; John Ko; Brian P. Marx; Matthew Jakupcak; Paula P. Schnurr; Theresa Gleason; Grant D. Huang; John Concato, American Journal of Epidemiology 2016; doi: 10.1093/aje/kww151, November 16, 2016.
Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide: A New Kind of VA Cooperative Study, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Collaboratory, presentation on CSP #597, Frank A. Lederle, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, and Minneapolis VA Health Care System. CSP Coordinating Center: MAVERIC, Boston VAMC, October 7, 2016. (Article + PowerPoint video)
Million Veteran Program Reaches Key Milestone, 500,000th volunteer, August 17, 2016.
Wanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)/ va.gov, August 16, 2016.
Large VA trial seeks critical answers on colorectal cancer screening (VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) CSP #577 - Colonoscopy vs. Fecal Immunochemical Testing in Reducing Mortality From Colorectal Cancer), VAntage Point, Official Blog of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, August 11, 2016.
VA's Million Veteran Program (Video), VA is expected to hit 1/2 million volunteers in MVP, Comments by Dr. J. Michael Gaziano MD, MPH, Director of MAVERIC, Donald E. Humphries, PhD, MVP Principal Investigator, YouTube/U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, August 1, 2016.
Science Matters: VA Cooperative Studies Program Seeks To Tackle Lung Cancer Head-On, By Phil Liles, 88.9 WCVE's/NPR, July 20, 2016.
Million Veteran Program draws on the power of collaboration, By John Concato, MD, MS, MPH, July 14, 2016.
APOLLO Network #CanServe Cancer Patients through Collaboration, The APOLLO Network — Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes: "The collaboration brings together the scientific and technical capabilities and facilities in DoD’s Murtha Cancer Center, the VA’s Veterans Health System, and the NCI’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium." July 1, 2016.
Hot on the trail of PTSD genes, VA Research Currents, June 21, 2016 (Comments by Dr. Joel Gelernter and Dr. Murray Stein CSP#575B/ PTSD).
Integrating Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Research with Patient Care, Louis D. Fiore, MD, MPH, and Philip W. Lavori, PhD, June 2, 2016.
Veterans Affairs funds massive lung Cancer treatment study at McGuire VA Medical Center, By Katie Demeria, April 29, 2016.
How VA’s Million Veteran Program is supporting the precision medicine movement, Dr. David Shulkin, April 25, 2016.
National Kidney Foundation Lecture - Linda Fried, MD, MPH will be presenting on " Lessons Learned from VA NEPHRON-D", (CSP#565), National Kidney Foundation Spring 2016 Clinical Meetings, April 28, 2016.
Acting Chief Research and Development Officer, David Atkins, MD, MPH, has been named acting chief research and development officer for VA, effective April 1, 2016. Dr. Atkins will oversee VA's nationwide research enterprise, encompassing more than 2,000 active projects at more than 100 sites, with a total 2016 budget—including VA and non-VA support—of $1.8 billion.
Dr. John Concato, MD, MPH, Director of CERC, and Dr. J. Michael Gaziano MD, MPH , Director of MAVERIC - Article: Inside the Drive to collect DNA from 1 million veterans and revolutionize medicine, StatNews.com, The Million Veteran Program, by Carl Zimmer, November 11, 2015.
VA’s Million Veteran Program hits 400K Milestone, "WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Million Veteran Program (MVP) has enrolled its 400,000th Veteran volunteer, squarely putting it on track to become one of the world’s largest medical databases, linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military-exposure information, with the goal of learning more about the role of genes in health and disease," October 8, 2015.
Publication Brief Cooperative Studies Program, October 2015, "Study Suggests War-Time Location Affests Prevalence of PTSD among Vietnam Era Women Veterans, Prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam-Era Women Veterans, JAMA Psychiatry, November 2015, Vol 72, No.11, (JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(11):1127-1134. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1786).
End of 'Trial and Error' Approach to Depression, Schizophrenia? (CSP#576 VAST-D), By Kenneth Bender (medscape.com), August 14, 2015.
Veteran Genome Project Serves as an Early Test Bed for Customized Care, (VA) Million Veteran Program (MVP) "The VA's four-year-old initiative includes thousands of DNA sequences along with a dose of privacy know-how," by Dina Manron, Scientific American, July 23, 2015.
Dr. Domenic Reda, PhD, Director of Hines CSPCC, has been elected as President-Elect of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) as of May 17, 2015.
Five VA research centers receive prestigious quality-management certification, Cooperative Studies Program Feature Article: VA Office of Research & Development, September 14, 2012.