Capacity Building Program
The Capacity Building Program includes the Research Career Development Program managed by Robert Small and the HSR&D Centers, which are selected through a competitive merit review process. The HSR&D Centers of Innovation (COIN) program provides resources that enable multidisciplinary teams of investigators to assemble the intellectual resources and practical tools to pursue long-term agendas in health services research; to demonstrate the impact of research on VA healthcare; and to nurture young investigators. A unique feature of the COINs is that they include one or more focused areas of research that addresses questions of significance to VHA clinical and operational partners, and these partners will be engaged in the research activities of the COINs. HSR&D Resource Centers provide unique expertise in critical areas to support health services research by providing technical assistance and consultation services to and collaboration with VA researchers and VA Central Office.
For general information about the Capacity Building Program, please contact:
Liza M. Catucci, BA
HSR&D Mail Code: 10P9H
phone: (202) 443-5797