The CDA Toolkit is created by CIDER and the CDA Enhancement Initiatives team, with support from VA HSR&D Service, to help members of the CDA community be more involved and effective in their respective roles. This virtual resource center provides helpful information on fostering great mentorships and enriching the CDA experience. In order to build collegiality, the CDA Toolkit will also serve as place for HSR&D CDA program updates and special announcements.
Tools for Mentors
Resources for mentors to nurture a successful mentorship and effectively communicate with their mentees.
UNM HSC Faculty Mentor Development Program - The School of Medicine, Office of Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico, invites you to explore and participate in the UNM HSC Faculty Mentor Development Program for training mentors engaged in scholarship. The online program is available at: https://ctsc.health.unm.edu/apps/brep/ where you can access 8 training 1-hour learning opportunities.
Tools for Mentees
Strategies and resources for CDA Awardees to succeed as mentees and health science services researchers.
Tools for Prospective CDAs
Orientation to the CDA Program Webinar Series
IMPORTANT: Please note that these are 2008 applications. Format and instruction may have changed. Please refer back to the HSR&D website for the most current application.
Webinars designed to further strengthen the community of scholarship among HSR&D Career Development Awardees, aspiring CDAs, alumni, and mentors.
See also: Orientation to the CDA Program Series, COVID-19 related presentations from the CDA Cyberseminar Series
Ira Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Ira Katz is the Medical Director of the Office of Suicide Prevention and a Senior Consultant for Mental Health Program Evaluation at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Katz’s most recent work involves suicide risks, prevalence, and mortality in the US veteran population. ... Read more
Congratulations to our CDAs on their recent publications.
Online resources on various topics such as career development, mentoring training, work/life balance, conducting research, and more.
Recruiting women for new HSR&D grant proposals
Partnered Research: Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Elizabeth Yano, PhD (Download the slides from this presentation)
Managing Your VA Research Career by Morris Weinberger, PhD
Veteran Engagement by JoAnn Kirchner, MD, et al.