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Funded Projects

The following are projects on which CINCCH Investigators are:
Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI (co-PI),  or co-Investigator (co-I).

IIR 16-232 Directed Evaluation of Provider Learning Modules to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism after Major Cancer Surgery
French, D- co-PI
Bentrem, DJ- co-PI
August 2018 to July 2023

IIR 16-267 Engaging Patients and Providers in Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Community-Acquired Ulcers in Veterans with SCI
Burkhart, EE-PI
July 2018 to June 2023

IIR 17-039 Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids
Evans, CT- co-PI
July 2018 to March 2023

IIR 17-047 Body Mass Index (BMI) Risk Zones and Variations in Obesity Detection in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
LaVela, S- co-I
January 2020 to December 2022

IIR 17-087 Diabetes Disparities: Texting to Extend Treatment (DD-TXT)
Smith, B- co-PI
Gordon, H- co-PI
May 2020 to April 2024

IIR 17-185 TeleWound Partnered Evaluation Initiative Continuing the Conversation:  A Multi-site RCT Using Narrative Communication to Support Hypertension Self-Management Among African-American Veterans
Smith B- co-PI
Gordon, H- co-PI
May 2019 to October 2023
IIR 18-087 Universal Gloving to Reduce C. diff Infections (GloRI)
Evans, CT- co-I
January 2022 to April 2024

IIR 19-068 An Assessment of Open Access Audio of the Clinical Encounter on Veterans and their Care
Weiner, S- PI
August 2021 to July 2024

IIR 19-178 Diagnostic Stewardship as a 'nudge' to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for urinary tract infections
Evans, CT-PI
October 2020 to September 2024

IIR 19-442 Empowering Veterans to Actively Communicate and Engage in Shared Decision Making in Medical Visits, A randomized controlled trial
Gordon, H- PI
January 2022 to March 2026

IIR 20-246 Dissemination and Implementation of a Videoconference Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (VAST)
Evans, CT-PI
May 2022 to April 2026

IIR 20-256 MOTIVATE to Improve Outcomes for Older Veterans with Musculoskeletal Pain and Depression (Makris – Dallas)
Smith, B- co-I
Expected Start JIT

IIR 20-322 Teaching Obesity Treatment Options to Adult Learners (TOTAL): A Multi-site RCT (Funk – Madison)
Stroupe, K- co-I
May 2022 to April 2026

IIR 21-101 Collaborate2Lose: Collaborating with romantic and non-romantic support persons to improve long-term weight loss (Voils – Madison)
Silva, A- co-I
July 2022 to June 2026

PPO 19-362 Rage Against the Pain: An Alternative Yoga Program to Address Chronic Low Back Pain Among Veterans
Etingen, B-PI
October 2021 to March 2023

PPO Developing and Pilot-testing a Yoga Program to Address Post-prostatectomy Side-effects Among Veterans with Prostate Cancer
Silva, A- PI
Expected Start JIT

QUE 20-016 Combating Antimicrobial Resistance through Rapid Implementation of Available Guidelines and Evidence (CARRIAGE)
Evans, CT- co-I
October 2021 to September 2025

EBP 22-107 Evidence to Policy Center for Veterans: EPEC-Vet
Weaver, F- co-PI
Stroupe, K- co-PI
Expected Start October 2022

EBP 22-109 SAlt Lake EvIdence-Based EvaluatioN CenTer for Policy (SALIENT) – Salt Lake City
Smith, B- co-I
French, D- co-I
Expected Start October 2022

B-2595-R Bacteriophage to treat multidrug-resistant UTI in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Evans, CT- co-I
March 2019 to February 2023

CSR&D VAST-D II study (Kyriakides - West Haven)
Stroupe, K- co-I
Expected Start Fall 2023

D2916-R Neural Target Identification for Functional Disability Associated with Alcohol Related Characteristics Among Veterans with Co-occurring
Jordon, N- co-I
October 2019 to September 2023

DoD SC210189 Development and Validation of a Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
LaVela, S-PI
September 2022-August 2025

INV 19-200 Does Protecting Service-Connected Disability Income Motivate Return to Work in Veterans with TBI and PTSD?
Smith, B- co-I
October 2019 to March 2023

Neilsen Caring Connections: A program to alleviate social isolation and loneliness in individuals living with spinal cord injury
LaVela, S-PI
April 2022 to April 2025

N3611-P Feasibility of a Combined Neuromodulation and Yoga Intervention for Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain (Herrold)
Etingen, B- co-I
December 2020 to November 2022

OCC-Virtual Care A comparison of the Virtual Care Manager PGHD System to the GTS Virtual Health Platform for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D)
Burkhart, L- PI
Expected Start JIT

PEC 20-171 Improving implementation of pharmacogenetic testing in the VA healthcare system
Silva, A- co-PI
Stroupe, K- co-I
April 2021 to March 2024

Peterson Foundation Fund- Strengthening resilience in the healthcare system and maintaining an effective trained workforce to deliver safe, quality care by reducing burnout of healthcare workers during COVID-19
Evans, CT-PI
December 2021 to May 2023

PVA- Social Isolation and Loneliness in persons with SCI/D: Developing an Educational Curriculum for Health Care Professionals
LaVela, S-PI
September 2022 to August 2023

RVR 19-474 Data to Improve Veterans’ Outcomes (DIVO) in SCI/D
Stroupe, KT-PI
July 2019 to June 2024

Supplement Dissemination and Implementation of a Videoconference Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (VAST)
Wilson, G- co-I
Evans, CT- co-I
Expected Start JIT

ADIL- Supplement Evaluating Clostridioides difficile Diagnostics Stewardship in the VA
Wilson, G-PI
Expected Start JIT

Please view abstracts for HSR&D projects listed above at

updated 11-8-2022