Fall 2013 Awardees

Asian Health Institute Pilot Grant

  • Hilary Seligman, MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Medicine
    Feasibility and Acceptability of an Integrative, Chinese Medicine Diet for Chinese Americans with Type 2 Diabetes

Basic Science Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Xin Geng, PhD
    Gladstone Institute
    Mechanisms Underlying CD4 T-Cell Depletion and Inflammation During AIDS Progression
  • Ryan Hernandez, PhD
    SOM & SOP: Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences
    Intrapatient Coevolution Between the Antibody Repertoire and HIV Populations
  • Ruth Huttenhain, PhD
    SOM: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    Investigating the interface between HIV-1 proteins and the host cellular ubiquitin machinery
  • Pingyang Liu, PhD
    SOM: Microbiology & Immunology
    The anti-HIV mechanism of human Piwil2

CC-AMC Pilot Awards in HIV-Associated Malignancies

  • Joel Palefsky, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Investigating the role of cidofovir in preventing anal epithelial invasion using a novel model of HPV 16-positive transformed anal epithelium

Digital Health Research

  • Mozziyar Etemadi, PhD
    SOM & SOP: Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences
    In-Home Pilot Study of Heart Failure Exacerbation Prediction Device
  • Roeland Hancock, PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Early mobile screening for reading disorder risk
  • Danielle Schlosser, PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    PRIME-d: Enhancing motivation and health outcomes in individuals with depression

Global Health Basic Science Award Program

  • Michelle Boyle, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    The impact of exposure level and age on T cell responses to malaria in naturally exposed children
  • Jyoti Mishra, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    Remediation Of Cognition in Kids to Overcome Neglect (ROCK-ON!)

Global Health Policy Award Program

  • Dhruv Kazi, MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Medicine
    Cost-Effectiveness of Echocardiographic Screening of School-Age Children in India for Rheumatic Heart Disease: The India RHD Policy Model
  • Melissa Morgan, MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Pulse oximetry to guide oxygen therapy in neonates born at a resource-limited hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Sanjiv Baxi MD,MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Division of Infectious Diseases
    Evaluating Genetic Factors Associated with Tenofovir Exposure in HIV-Infected Women Undergoing Intensive Pharmacokinetic Monitoring
  • Amy Conroy, PhD, MCR/MPH/MS
    Medicine: Prevention Science
    Exploring Relationship Factors and Engagement in HIV Care in South Africa

New Direction

  • Jae Lee, MD
    SOM: Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
    Therapeutic Use of Microvesicles for Breast Cancer with Lung Metastases
  • Joachim Li, MD, PhD
    SOM: Microbiology & Immunology
    Does Replication Timing Help Specify Epigenetic Chromatin States?
  • Susan Miller, PhD
    SOP: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Exploring Thiopeptide Biosynthetic Machinery For New Antibiotic Production
  • Matthew Thomson, PhD
    SOM: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    Characterizing the microarchitecture and electrical activity patterns of embryonic stem cell derived neural circuits

Novel Clinical Methods/Translational Technology Development Awards

  • Henrik Bengtsson, PhD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Parallel methods for low-cost shallow DNA-Seq data
  • Jason Adam Cunha, PhD
    SOM: Radiation Oncology
    Bringing 3D printing to the clinic for patient-specific radiotherapy delivery

Pilot Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Elvin Geng, MD, MPH
    SOM: Medicine
    Qualitative evaluation of a large "test and treat" trial: Characterizing baseline community contexts and implementation processes in SEARCH
  • Jennifer Price, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    HIV, HCV and Fatty Liver Disease: Host, Virus, or Genes?
  • Ma Somsouk, MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Medicine
    Reconstitution of the gut microbiome in HIV-infected immunology non-responders

Pilot for Established Investigators

  • Sergio Baranzini, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    Analysis of the gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis
  • Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD,RN
    SOM: Institute for Health & Aging
    An Innovative Weight Loss Program for Spanish-Speaking Latinos at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Renee Hsia, MD, MSc
    SOM: Emergency Medicine
    Changes in Access to Urban Trauma Centers on Patient Outcomes: A Case Study from Los Angeles County
  • Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Prenatal Prediction of Critical Congenital Heart Defects: Consideration of the Interplay between Nuchal Translucency and Other Lymphatic Markers
  • Constance John, PhD, RPh
    SOM: Laboratory Medicine
    SAMDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Drug Discovery
  • Wolfgang Korn, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Therapeutic targeting of tumor heterogeneity in pancreatic cancer
  • Yun-Fai Lau, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    The Sex Determining Gene as a Male-specific Epigenetic Modifier in Neurodevelopment
  • Jon Levine, MD,PhD
    SOD: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Role of the Endothelium in Vascular Pain
  • Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Networked home HIV testing
  • Daniel Mathalon, MD,PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Toward Optimization of a Visual High Frequency Stimulation Paradigm for Assessment of LTP-like Cortical Plasticity in Humans
  • Judith Moskowitz, PhD
    SOM: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    Optimizing Resilience and Coping in HIV through Internet Delivery: A Pilot Feasibility Test of an Online Positive Affect Intervention for People Living with HIV and Depression
  • Corey Raffel, MD, PhD
    SOM: Neurological Surgery
    Establishing Murine Models of Medulloblastoma and DIPG in Immune Competent Mice
  • Youngho Seo, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Molecular imaging of de novo lipogenesis in murine models of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Richard Souza, PhD, PT
    SOM: Physical Therapy & Rehab Science
    Effects of exercise on prevention of knee osteoarthritis
  • Jody Steinauer, MD, M.A.S.
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Risk Factors for Complication After Uterine Evacuation: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Pilot for Junior Investigators

  • Sarah Doernberg MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Medicine
    Comparative efficacies and impacts on Clostridium difficile risk of different regimens for community-acquired pneumonia
  • Ruth Dubin, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Characterizing Heart Failure in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Pilot Study
  • Scott Greysen, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Tablet Computers for Hospitalized Older Adults: a novel approach to increasing patient engagement with their electronic Personal Health Records
  • Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD
    SOM: Neurological Surgery
    Targeting histone H3.3-K27M mutation for the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas
  • Fumiko Hoeft, MD/PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Human Intergenerational Neuroimaging of Emotion Regulation: A Feasibility Study
  • Eva Ihle, MD,PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    The Link between Time Perspective and Resiliency in Adolescent Girls
  • Jennifer Kerns, MD
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Development of OPT (Options for Pregnancy Termination), a decision aid for women undergoing second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomalies
  • Erica Lawson, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Transition to Independence: Optimizing Outcomes in Childhood-onset Lupus
  • Yan Leykin, PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Internet-based micro-interventions for depression
  • Elysa Marco, MD
    SOM: Neurology
    Bringing together laboratory and clinical measures of attention to assess children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Zachary Miller, MD
    SOM: Neurology
    Language Lateralization Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Judy Pa, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    The effect of exercise on functional brain networks in community-dwelling older adults
  • Farzana Perwad, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Role of Egr-1 in the pathogenesis of X-linked hypophosphatemia
  • Claudia Petritsch, PhD
    SOM: Neurological Surgery
    Epigenetic regulation of cell fate switches in brain tumors
  • Wito Richter, PhD
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Mapping the PKA phosphorylome of airway epithelial cells.
  • Jeroen Roose, PhD
    SOM: Anatomy
    RasGRP-mTOR signals in mammary gland development and breast carcinoma
  • Luika Timmerman
    Potentiation of Chemotherapeutics and Radiation Therapy by xCT Inhibition in Breast Cancer
  • Jess Waldura, MD, MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM: Family & Community Medicine
    Health Information for Positive Sexuality (HIPS): A pilot study to improve detection of female sexual dysfunction in peri- and post-menopausal women in a safety-net primary care setting

Pilot in Integrative Medicine

  • Larissa Duncan, PhD
    SOM: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
    A pilot randomized controlled trial of Training of Attention and emotion Regulation in Adolescents (TARA) with depression

Shared Instrument

  • Janine Lupo, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    An MRI Compatible CinemaVision System for 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla Research Studies

 Under-represented Faculty

  • Melinda Bender, PhD, RN
    SOM: Institute for Health & Aging
    Motivate to Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes Risks in Filipino Americans