Studies In Planning - VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
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Studies In Planning

When studies are in the “planning” phase, VA researchers and CSP experts hold planning meetings during which they jointly design the study and develop a full study protocol. Next, a scientific committee–called the Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee–reviews and critiques the proposal, and funding is provided for only the most relevant and highest quality research.   

CSP 2013
Topic: Seizures
Coordinating Center: Palo Alto

Study Proponents:
Martin Salinsky, MD

W. Curt LaFrance, Jr, MD, MPH

CSP 2018
Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury
Coordinating Center: West Haven

Study Proponents:
Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

Ricardo E. Jorge, MD

CSP 2020
Topic: Cataract Surgery
Coordinating Center: Hines

Study Proponent:
Glenn C. Cockerham, MD

CSP 2022
Topic: Bladder Cancer
Coordinating Center: Boston

Study Proponent:
Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

CSP 2023
Topic: Liver Cancer
Coordinating Center: West Haven

Study Proponent:
George Ioannou, MD, MSc

CSP 2024
Topic: Ischemic Heart Disease
Coordinating Center: Perry Point

Study Proponent:
Marco A. Zenati, MD, MSc

CSP 2025
Topic: Heart Failure
Coordinating Center: West Haven

Study Proponent:
Scott L. Hummel, MD, MS

CSP 2026
Topic: Kidney Disease
Coordinating Center: Boston

Study Proponents:
Areef Ishani, MD

James Kaufman, MD  

CSP 2029
Topic: SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Coordinating Center: Hines

Study Proponents:
David Schwartz, MD

Michael Hagan, MD, PhD  

Updated Jan 2021

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