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Theresa Gleason, PhD Theresa Gleason, PhD
Director, VA Clinical Science Research and Development Service

Theresa (Terri) Gleason, PhD, is the Director, Clinical Science Research and Development Service, Office of Research and Development, VA Central Office, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gleason has a distinguished research career of nearly twenty years VA service. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Gleason held a variety of leadership assignments: (Acting) Deputy Chief Research & Development Officer, (Acting) Director, Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service, (Acting) Director, Clinical Science Research & Development Service, Senior Program Manager, Transformational Initiative, Program Manager, Clinical Trials, Research Lead for US DVA, Senior International Forum of Veterans Administrations, Program Manager Career Development, and Portfolio Manager Behavioral & Psychiatric Disorders Research.

Dr. Gleason possesses a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology, George Washington University, and a Master of Philosophy, George Washington University, Washington DC.

Deputy Director

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

Miriam J. Smyth, PhD, currently serves as the Deputy 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 VA Research & Development Service at Baltimore. 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.

CSR&D is focused on moving ideas along the translational pathway from scientific discovery to clinical application in order to advance the healthcare of our Veterans.

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