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CSP Organization

Cooperative Studies Program Central Office

CSP Central Office is located in Washington, D.C. All CSP activities are managed, coordinated, and funded in this office and operate under the leadership of the Chief Research & Development Officer and the Director, Cooperative Studies Program.

Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD
Chief Research & Development Officer

Grant D. Huang, MPH, PhD
Director, Cooperative Studies Program

Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Centers (CSPCCs)

The CSPCCs provide study design, data management, statistical analysis, and administrative support to all VA Cooperative Studies. The CSP has five CSPCCs located at VA medical centers across the country. To learn more about a specific CSPCC, please click one of the below.

Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center (CRPCC)

The CRPCC participates in CSP studies that involve drugs or medical devices. Key responsibilities of the CRPCC for drug-related activities include: developing the drug handling protocol, negotiating with pharmaceutical companies, and packaging, distributing, and accounting for drugs. The CRPCC also provides oversight for the safety of CSP studies. To learn more about the CRPCC, please click on the link below.

VA Medical Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Director: Todd A. Conner, PharmD

CSP Epidemiology Centers

The mission of the CSP Epidemiology Centers is to enhance VA healthcare delivery by promoting VA-based population research and to disseminate epidemiological research results in ways that help VA providers improve patient care. To learn more about a specific CSP Epidemiology Center, please click one of the below.

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