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 2015
Topic: Parkinson’s Disease
Coordinating Center: Perry Point

Study Proponent:
Daniel Weintraub, MD

CSP 2017
Topic: Prosthetics
Coordinating Center: Boston

Study Proponents:
Sarina Sinclair, PhD

Jeremy Gililland, MD

Joseph Webster, MD

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

Study Proponents:
Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD

Ricardo E. Jorge, MD

CSP 2019
Topic: Skin Cancer
Coordinating Center: Perry Point

Study Proponents:
Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD

Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD

CSP 2022
Topic: Bladder Cancer
Coordinating Center: Boston

Study Proponent:
Joshua J. Meeks, MD, PhD

Updated August 2019

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