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CSR&D Leadership

Acting Director

Miriam J. Smyth, PhD Miriam J. Smyth, PhD
Acting Director, VA Clinical Science Research and Development Service

Miriam J. Smyth, PhD, currently serves as the Acting Director of the Clinical Science Research & Development Service (CSR&D).

Dr. Smyth joined the VA in 1995 as a researcher with the Durham Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). Following transfer of her VA-funded research program to the Baltimore VA Medical Center, she conducted research in prostate cancer and, additionally, was one of the two local site PIs for the Million Veteran Program. In 2006, she transitioned to research administration in the Research & Development Service at the VA Maryland Health Care System. She was the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the time of her departure from Baltimore to assume the position of Strategic Planning Manager/CSR&D at VA's Office of Research and Development in 2015. She served as Acting Director/CSRD 2017-2018 and Deputy Director/CSRD 2019-2022.

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