Fall 2012 Awardees

Basic Science Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Pheroze Joshi, PhD.
    Hyperthermia and HSP90AB1 Facilitate HIV Infection
  • Lianxing Liu, PhD.
    Identification of anti-HIV factor(s) from CD8+ cell antiviral factor gene candidates
  • Gregory Camus, PhD.
    Study of Tat Lysine 41 Posttranslational Modification in HIV Transcription

CC-AMC Pilot Awards in HIV-Associated Malignancies

  • Joel Palefsky, MD.
    The role of HIV-associated epithelial tight junction disruption in potentiating HPV 16 infection

CC-CFAR Pilot Awards in HIV-Associated Malignancies

  • Shivani Tripathi, MD.
    Immunosenescence Profiles of Patients with Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and well-controlled HIV

Digital Health Research

  • Kelly McDermott, PhD.
    SOM:Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    Improving physical activity adherence with mobile and social media
  • Soraya Rofagha, MD, MPH.
    Reliability, Validity and Cost-Effectiveness of an iPhone-based Camera (iPhone Cellscope) for the Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy at San Francisco General Hospital
  • Judith Moskowitz, PhD,MCR/MPH/MS.
    SOM:Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    A smartphone-based intervention for real-life positive emotion skills practice to ameliorate or prevent clinical depression
  • Joshua Woolley, MD,PhD.
    Improving Social Cognition in Patients with Severe Mental Illness: Neuroplasticity-Based Cognitive Training on a Mobile Device
  • Chanda Ho, MD.
    A New "Weigh" to Manage Ascites: Development and Testing of a Weight Monitoring System for Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Carina Marquez, MD.
    Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Acquisition in Early Childhood in Uganda: Influence of HIV- Exposure
  • Leslie Cockerham, MD.
    ACE inhibitors to Decrease Lymphoid Fibrosis and the Size of the Latent Reservoir in Antiretroviral-Treated, HIV-infected Patients: A Pilot Study
  • Meredith Greene, MD.
    Geriatric Syndromes in Older HIV-Infected Adults

Multicenter Start-Up Planning Awards

  • Diana Foster, PhD.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Multisite Pilot Study of Women Denied Legal Abortions

Multidisciplinary Research Project Planning Awards

  • Lydia Zablotska, MD,PhD.
    SOM:Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Meeting of international collaborators to extend studies of radiation-related hematological malignancies among cleanup workers of the Chornobyl nuclear accident.
  • Hanmin Lee, MD.
    Educational Planning Grant for a UCSF Biodevice Innovation Program

New Direction

  • Farid Chehab, PhD.
    SOM:Laboratory Medicine
    Role of C7orf8 in skin
  • Jay Stewart, MD.
    A Novel Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Infectious Keratitis
  • Marta Margeta, MD,PhD.
    Disregulation of redox signaling in the skeletal muscle with impaired autophagy

Novel Clinical/Translational Methods

  • Peder Larson, PhD.
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Myelin Membranes
  • Alberuni Zamah, MD,PhD.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Use of Immuno-PCR Assay as an Ultrasensitive, Quantitative Protein Detection Method
  • John Stein, MD.
    SOM:Emergency Medicine
    Enhancing Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials Using Automated Screening Tool
  • Nathan Teismann, MD.
    SOM:Emergency Medicine
    Digital Ocular Fundus Imaging in the Emergency Department

Pilot Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Roland Krug, PhD.
    In vivo Assessment of Bone Quality in HIV infected Patients to better predict Fracture
  • De'Broski Herbert, PhD.
    Helminth infection modulates SIV pathogenesis

Pilot for Established Investigators

  • David Sretavan, MD,PhD.
    Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Pathophysiology In Glaucoma
  • Philip Rosenthal, MD.
    Etiology of non-malarial febrile illnesses in Ugandan children
  • Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD.
    Multimodal imaging of brain networks subserving visuomotor transformations
  • Mignon Loh, MD.
    Translating genomic discoveries of Ph-like ALL into improved therapies
  • Susanne Mueller, MD.
    Improved non-invasive Focus Localization in Partial Epilepsy with DSASL MRI
  • James Cleaver, PhD.
    Development of induced pluripotent stem cells from DNA repair deficient fibroblasts for investigation of neural differentiation.
  • Scott Kogan, MD.
    SOM:Laboratory Medicine
    Kinetic Parameters of Acute Leukemia to Pilot Mathematical Modeling of Optimum Therapy
  • Karen Seal, MD,MCR/MPH/MS.
    Motivational Interviewing to Improve Safety in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain Patients in Primary Care: A Pilot Study

Pilot for Junior Investigators

  • Rachel Kuperman, MD.
    Pilot Cross Sectional Trial to Determine Utility of Oculometrics as a Seizure Detector
  • Katrina Kimport, PhD.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Ultrasound Viewing in Abortion Care: Understanding Who Views and the Effect of Viewing on Abortion Decision-Making
  • Danica Fujimori, PhD.
    SOM:Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    Catalysis and Inhibition of Histone Demethylases
  • Bruce Gaynor, MD.
    Anthropometry and malaria in mass antibiotic treatment trails for trachoma
  • Joyce Lee, MD.
    Usual interstitial pneumonia pattern: comparison of rheumatoid arthritis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Christine Dehlendorf, MD,MCR/MPH/MS.
    SOM:Family & Community Medicine
    Pilot Test of a Contraceptive Decision Support Tool
  • Erik Johnson, MD,PhD.
    A Chemical Approach to the Characterization of Beta-Amyloid Oligomers
  • Stacey Kenfield, ScD.
    Modifiable lifestyle factors and quality of life in prostate cancer patients
  • Edward Hsiao, MD,PhD.
    Dissecting BMP regulation of tissue specification using single cell analysis
  • Heather Huddleston, MD.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Insulin resistance in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Does reproductive aging exacerbate or improve metabolic function? A follow-up study of a PCOS cohort compared to matched community controls
  • Sarah Roberts, DrPH.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Prenatal substance use protocols and racial disparities in CPS reporting
  • Peter Wais, PhD.
    Examining Discrimination and Generalization in Recognition Memory: Neural Substrates, and Changes Associated with Normal and Pathological Aging
  • Liusheng Huang, PhD.
    SOP:Clinical Pharmacy
    Profiling of isonazid metabolites in plasma from isoniazid treated patients and analytical method development
  • Nam Tran, MD,PhD.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Identification, characterization, and propagation of human spermatogonial stem cells. A foundation for the development of a novel and effective in vitro Model
  • Elena Portacolone, PhD, MBA MPH.
    SON:Institute for Health & Aging
    Living Alone with Alzheimer's Disease: Barriers to and Outcomes of Receiving a Diagnosis
  • Jennifer Lai, MD.
    Frailty Assessment in Liver Transplant Candidates
  • Jessica Ross, MD, MS.
    Genetic Association Study of Reduced Hippocampal Size as a Candidate Endophenotype in PTSD
  • Sarah Knox, PhD.
    SOD:Cell & Tissue Biology
    Parasympathetic innervation and the role of neuropeptide-Y in lacrimal gland development
  • Virginia Sturm, PhD.
    Affective neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer?s disease

Pilot in Integrative Medicine

  • Alison Huang, MD, MAS.
    A Yoga Therapy Program for Urinary Incontinence in Middle-Aged and Older Women
  • Frederick Hecht, MD.
    SOM:Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    Effects of Exercise on Aging Among Older Persons with HIV -- Pilot Study

Professional Development Leave

  • Stefan Habelitz, PhD.
    SOD:Preventive & Restorative Dental Sci
    Directing cells to facilitate synthesis and regeneration of dental tissues

Shared Instrument

  • Carina Aparici-Mari, MD.
    Cryostat for small animal imaging investigation with a focus on the stomach and heart

Translational Technology Development

  • Daniel Cooke (former Halbach Van), MD.
    Endovascular biopsy: Evaluation of technical feasibility of novel endothelial cell harvesting devices within a rabbit cerebral aneurysm model.

UCSF-King's Health Partners Faculty Fellowship Travel Grant

  • Maria Ekstrand, PhD.
    Developing a palliative medicine research program in India through UCSF-KCL collaboration
  • Laura Bull, PhD.
    Enhancement of our studies performed in collaboration with faculty of the Institute for Liver Studies at King's College London
  • Karin Gaensler, MD.
    Developing Novel Immunotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of AML

Under-represented Faculty

  • Mustafa Bseikri, MD.
    A family-based intervention to study effects on asthma control in obese adolescents consuming a nutrient-dense supplement bar that improves insulin sensitivity, anti-oxidant defense, dyslipidemia, and vitamin/mineral intake
  • Michelle Khan, MD,MCR/MPH/MS.
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Focal treatment of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Diana Naranjo, PhD.
    Diverse patients with diabetes: Transitions from pediatric to adult care with Latino and African American patients
  • Monica McLemore, PhD,MCR/MPH/MS,RN.
    SON:Family Health Care Nursing
    Discovering the continuum between conscientious objection and designated staff in the care of women needing abortions
  • Oanh Meyer, PhD.
    Examining the Attitudes and Experiences of Vietnamese Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment