Spring 2014 Awardees

Basic Science Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Gilad Doitsh, PhD
    Gladstone Institute
    Exploring the Role of Caspase-1-Mediated-Pyroptosis in Promoting Chronic Inflammation in HIV Patients
  • Nadia Roan, PhD
    SOM: Urology
    Mechanistic and phenotypic characterization of semen amyloid disassembler as novel approach to HIV microbicide development

CC-AMC Pilot Awards in HIV-Associated Malignancies 

  • Lawrence Kaplan, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Comparative Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) with Upfront Chemotherapy versus ART Alone in HIV-Infected Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma without Urgent Indications for Chemotherapy

Digital Health Research

  • Saleh Adi, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    A pilot study of a novel application, "blip", for collection, integration, and visualization of data from patients with type 1 diabetes
  • Caitlin Gerdts, PHD
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Smartphone technology for harm reduction from unsafe abortion in Indonesia

Informing Tobacco Product Regulation

  • Dieter Meyerhoff, Other, Dr.rer.nat
    SOM: Radiology
    In-vivo Measurements of the Antioxidant Glutathione at 7T and 3T Magnetic Field Strength

International Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Judith Hahn, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Feasibility of screening and brief intervention for hazardous alcohol use amongst HIV-infected adults in Uganda: a qualitative study
  • Fredrick Lutwama, PhD, Other, MDChb
    Other: Makerere University Department of Medical Microbiology
    Impact of neonatal exposure to malaria and HIV on the frequency, phenotype, and function of γδ T cell subsets at birth

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS 

  • Catherine Koss, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Retention in Care and Virologic Suppression among Childbearing HIV-Infected Ugandan Women in the Era of Lifelong Combination Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Venkata Narla, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Circulating and Endothelial MicroRNAs in HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease

New Direction 

  • Adam Abate, PhD
    SOM & SOP: Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences
    Building tissues cell by cell with a microfluidic tissue printer
  • Sara Ackerman, PhD
    SON: Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Interpreting and Reporting Secondary Findings from Genomic Tests in Laboratory-Clinic Networks
  • Jeffrey Fineman, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Right Ventricular Performance in Congenital Heart Disease: Adaptive Maintenance of the Fetal Phenotype?

Pilot Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Devi SenGupta, MD, Other, MPhil
    SOM: Medicine
    Mucosal natural killer T (NKT) cells and the gut microbiome in HIV-1 infection
  • Kai Yuan, PhD
    SOM: Biochemistry & Biophysics
    TALE-lights: Illuminating persistent reservoirs of HIV

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

  • Boris Bastian, MD, PhD
    SOM: Dermatology
    The Development of Controlled Systems for Dissecting the Non-genetic Factors that Regulate Melanoma Progression
  • Conor Caffrey, PhD
    SOM: Pathology
    Targeted translational development of cysteine protease inhibitors to treat hookworm disease
  • Daniel Dohan, PhD
    Other: Inst. Health Policy Studies
    Improving Patient Understanding of Early Phase Clinical Trials: An Intervention Pilot Study
  • Bernard Halloran, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    The use of quercetin to prevent and treat age-related osteoporosis
  • Martin McMahon, PhD
    SOM: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology: Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Mechanisms Of Lung Cancer Progression Revealed Using Sleeping Beauty Transposon-Mediated Mutagenesis
  • Sabrina Ronen, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Magnetic Resonance Metabolic Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Youngho Seo, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Initial Synthesis, Quality Control, and Assurance Analysis of 11C-Acetate for In Vivo Imaging of Cardiac Efficiency Using Hybrid PET/MRI Technology
  • Duan Xu, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Metabolic Profiling using Hyperpolarized 13C in Hypoxic Ischemic Mouse Model with Hypothermic Therapy

Pilot for Junior Investigators

  • Trevor Burt, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    A novel approach to study human fetal T cell differentiation and function in vitro using induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Nicole Bush, PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Reversing the Biological Embedding of Early Life Trauma: Testing the Biological Effects of an Empirically Validated Intervention for Child Trauma
  • Benjamin Caffee, PhD, MCR/MPH/MS, DDS
    SOD: Preventive & Restorative Dental Sci
    Validation and Refinement of a Spanish-Language Oral Health Literacy Instrument in California
  • Winston Chiong, MD, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    Neuroimaging of Strategic Decisions in Cognitive Aging
  • Vanja Douglas, MD
    SOM: Neurology
    Decoding Delirium: A Translational Approach
  • Michael Evans, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Synthesis and evaluation of radioligands targeting the glucocorticoid receptor in Enzalutamide resistant prostate cancer
  • Marlene Grenon, MD
    SOM: Surgery
    The OMEGA-PVI Trial: Use of fish oil to reduce inflammation caused by a peripheral vascular intervention (PVI)
  • Heather Huddleston, MD
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    AMH in Reproductive Medicine
  • Marc Levin, MD PhD
    SOM: Ophthalmology
    Optic neuritis in seropositive neuromyelitis optica
  • Xuhui Liu, MD
    SOM: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Role of C1q in spinal cord injury induced heterotopic ossification
  • Monica McLemore, PhD, MCR/MPH/MS, RN
    SON: Family Health Care Nursing
    AB2348, AB980 & AB154: Determining the capacity of the California nursing workforce to fully implement recent legislation to expand access to primary and secondary prevention of unintended pregnancy
  • Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD
    SOM: Laboratory Medicine
    Regulation and function of Th2 lymphocytes in visceral adipose tissue
  • Shaeri Mukherjee, PhD
    SOM: Microbiology & Immunology
    Determining whether AMPylation and phosphocholination modifications are used by higher eukaryotes to regulate key signaling events
  • Anne Schafer, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Muscle Quality, Physical Function, and Bone Health After Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, Other, MPH
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Interest in Self-Injection of DMPA-SC Among US Family Planning and Abortion Clients
  • Blarigan Van, Other, ScD
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Self-monitoring and text messaging to increase physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial
  • Nathan Young, PhD
    SOM: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Towards a system for predictive modeling of human facial shape, asymmetry and growth

Pilot in Integrative Medicine

  • Sarah Corey, PhD
    SOM: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    Impact of Strength and Stretch in Yoga for Low Back Pain

Shared Instrument

  • Joseph DeRisi, PhD
    SOM: Biochemistry & Biophysics
    Thermocyclers for droplet digital PCR and Next Generation Sequencing library prep
  • Andrei Goga, MD, PhD
    SOD: Cell & Tissue Biology: Joint Appointment - SOM:  Dept. of Medicine
    Nanosight Imaging and Quantitation of Extracellular Particles and Vesicles
  • Nevan Krogan, PhD
    SOM: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    Analysis of HIV host factors utilizing high-throughput chemical-genetic and genetic-interaction screens
  • Peder Larson, PhD
    Real-time MRI System for Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Metabolic Imaging
  • Jialing Liu, PhD
    SOM: Neurological Surgery
    Quantification of blood flow and oxygenation via dual wavelength laser speckle imaging and Doppler optical coherence tomography
  • Michelle Mendoza, PhD
    SOD: Cell & Tissue Biology
    Automated Inverted Fluorescent Microscope for Live-Cell Imaging

Team Science Grant

  • Bertil Damato, MD, PhD
    SOM: Ophthalmology
    Patient-reported outcomes after treatment of eye cancer
  • Douglas Gould, PhD
    SOM: Ophthalmology: also Department of Anatomy, Institute for Human Genetics
    Towards Development of Small Molecule Therapeutics to Prevent Hemorrhagic Strokes
  • Joseph McCune, MD, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Analysis of persistent HIV reservoirs and inflammation in atherosclerosis

Under-represented Faculty in Clinical and Translational Research Awards

  • Aaron Diaz, PhD
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Determining the cellular composition of heterogeneous tissue via high-throughput singlecell sequencing
  • Erik Rodriquez, PhD, MCR/MPH/MS
    Other: Division of General Internal Medicine
    Smoking Behavior and Tobacco Exposure among Individual Latino National Ancestry Groups
  • Rebeca Salas-Boni, PhD
    SON: Physiological Nursing
    IMPEDANCE: Impedance Measurement in Patient Electrodes Affecting Noise in Clinical Electrocardiography.