Fall 2014 Awardees

Basic Science Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Emilie Battivelli, PhD
    Gladstone Institute
    Comprehensive Mapping of T-cell Signaling Networks Associated with HIV-1 Latency

CAPS-HIV Innovative Grants

  • Abigail Batchelder, MPH, MA, PhD
    SOM: Osher Center for Intergrative Medicine
    Development and Pilot of Positive Self-Reappraisal Emotion Regulation Intervention to Improve Self-Care among HIV+ Substance Users
  • Nicolas Sheon, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Blood Donation Center Staff Views on Male Donors Reporting Sex with other Men

CC-AMC Pilot Award in HIV-Associated Malignancies

  • Megan Huchko, MD, MPH
    SOM: Ostretics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
    Exploring Preferences Related to Cervical Cancer Prevention among HIV-infected Women: What are they and do they differ from preferences among low-risk women?

Digital Health Research

  • Naomi Bardach, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Using Multimedia Digital Health to Enable and Engage Pediatric Inpatients and Their Parents: A Pilot Study
  • Bruno Biagianti, MD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    CLIMB: a Mobile Suite of Digitalized Diagnostic and Treatment Tools for Schizophrenia
  • Jyu-Lin Chen, RN, PhD
    SON: Family Health Care
    iStart Smart for Teens: Technology-Driven Healthy Weight Management
  • Mitchell Lunn, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Utilizing Electronic Mobile Technologies in a Longitudinal Cohort Study of Sexual and Gender Minority Health
  • Snehlata Oberoi, MS, DDS
    SOD: Orofacial Sciences
    Improving Orthodontic Appliance Compliance with Objective Wear-time Tracking
  • Travis Porco, PhD, MPH
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Computer Vision Assessment of Trachoma Photographs
  • Parya Saberi, PharmD, MAS
    SOM: Medicine
    A Novel Personalized Mobile Health Application for Improved HIV Clinical Outcomes among HIV+ Youth

International Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Moses Madadi
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science
    Comparison of Placenta Structure in Preterm Deliveries between HIV-1 Infected and uninfected Women in Kenya
  • Sheila Nabweyambo
    Medicine: Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    Evaluation of a Point-of-Care Assay for the Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in Women at High Risk for HIV Infection

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Shereen Katrak, MD
    SOM: Division of Infectious Disease
    Malaria Parasitemia in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Populations in Uganda
  • Monika Roy, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Measuring the Uptake of Evidence Based Guidance on Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in HIV-Tuberculosis Co-infected Persons
  • Marc Solomon, MD, MPH
    SOM: Medicine
    Changes in Renal Function Associated with Once-Daily Oral Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate use for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Judy Tan, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Designing a Couple-Based mHealth Tool for Enhancing HIV Care Engagement Outcomes

New Direction

  • Jason Gestwicki, PhD
    SOP: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Activation of Heat Shock Protein 27 (Hsp27) to Treat Tauopathies
  • Kathryn Phillips, PhD, MPA
    SOP: Clinical Pharmacy
    Using Behavioral Economics for Precision Medicine
  • Robert Raffai, PhD
    SOM: Surgery
    MicroRNA-regulation of Immunity in Atherosclerosis
  • James Sonner, MD
    SOM: Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
    Novel Anesthetics

Pilot Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • John Metcalfe, MD, PhD, MPH
    SOM: Medicine
    Pathogenesis of HIV-Associated Chronic Lung Disease among Vertically-Infected Children and Adolescents

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

  • Rosemary Akhurst, PhD
    SOM: Anatomy
    Optimizing Preclinical Mouse Models for Testing Novel Cancer Immunotherapies
  • David Copenhagen, PhD
    SOM: Ophthalmology
    Light Activation of Retinal Neurons in Embryonic Eyes
  • Celia Kaplan, DrPH
    SOM: Medicine
    Lung Cancer Screening: Informing Patients and Physicians
  • Laura Koth, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    The Role of Monocyte Subsets and Disease Progression in Sarcoidosis
  • Roger Long, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    The impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on Bone Microarchitecture
  • Jeoung-Sook Shin, PhD
    SOM: Microbiology & Immunology
    Mechanistic Study of FceRI-Mediated Intracellular Degradation of IgE
  • Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    Epigenetic Alterations in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

  • Rahul Aggarwal, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Annotating MYC status in Abiraterone Resistant Prostate Cancer with Ga-68 Citrate PET/CT
  • Moshiur Anwar, MD, PhD
    SOM: Radiation Oncology
    Identification of Microscopic Residual Disease in Prostate Cancer using in-vivo Microfabricated Sensors and Targeted Biologics
  • Mallar Bhattacharya, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Integrin Beta-5 Disrupts Endothelial Barrier Function in Acute Lung Injury
  • Audrey Brumback, MD, PhD
    SOM: Neurology
    Prefrontal Corticothalamic Circuits in Autism
  • Jeffrey Bush, PhD
    SOD: Cell & Tissue Biology
    Delineating the Cellular and Molecular Basis for Force-Dependent Fusion of the Mammalian Secondary Palate
  • Adam Carrico, PhD
    SON: Community Health Systems
    Methamphetamine, Heavy Alcohol Use, and Immune Activation in HIV
  • Matilda Chan, MD, PhD
    SOM: Ophthalmology
    Intraluminal Microtubule Acetylation Regulates Endogenous Ocular Development and Disease
  • Myriam Chaumeil, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    In Vivo Imaging of Macrophages Polarization in Multiple Sclerosis using Hyperpolarized 13C MRSI of Pyruvate and Arginine
  • Sanjeev Datar, MD, PhD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    Altered Lymphatic Function in a Large Animal Model of Congenital Heart Disease With Increased Pulmonary Blood Flow
  • Christopher Drake, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    Enzymatic Radiolabeling of Biomolecules: A New Approach for Generating Oncologic Imaging Agents
  • Cherilyn Elwell, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Using Proteomics to Unravel Tissue Tropism for Human Chlamydia Species
  • Fernando Gonzalez, MD
    SOM: Pediatrics
    The Role of Erythropoietin in Enhancing Synaptic Plasticity and Neural Circuit Formation after Neonatal Stroke
  • Sabra Inslicht, PhD
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Brain Circuitry of Fear Conditioning and Extinction in PTSD: Development of a Novel Multi-day fMRI Protocol to Investigate Mechanisms of Risk and Resilience to Trauma in Humans
  • Vanessa Jacoby, MD
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science
    Letrozole for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: A Pilot Randomized Trial
  • Diana Laird, PhD
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science
    Global Profiling of Polysome-Associated mRNAs to Identify Novel Pathways Involved in Sex Differentiation
  • Ann Lazar, MS, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Precision Medicine Permutation based Approach for Evaluation of Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
  • Susan Lee, MD
    SOM: Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
    The END Perioperative Smoking Pilot Study: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial - "Electronic Nicotine Delivery device (ecigarette) for perioperative smoking cessation in veterans"
  • Janel Long-Boyle, PharmD, PhD
    SOP: Clinical Pharmacy
    A Comprehensive Multicenter Study of the Association between Exposure and Clinical Outcomes in Children Receiving Intravenous Busulfan Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Susan Meffert, MD, MPH
    SOM: Psychiatry
    Law, Advocacy and Mental Health Project (LAMP)
  • Anna Orr, PhD
    SOM: Neurology: Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease Roles of Astrocytic A2A Receptors in Dementia
  • Meyeon Park, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Novel Methods of Detecting Kidney Allograft Dysfunction
  • David Perry, MD
    SOM: Neurology
    Reward Processing in Gene Carriers At-risk for Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Vasant Salgaonkar, PhD
    SOM: Radiation Oncology
    An MR-guided Ultrasound Platform for Targeted Hyperthermia Delivery and Monitoring
  • May Sudhinaraset, PhD
    SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Documenting DREAMers: Exploring Barriers and Challenges in Health Access among Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders in Northern California

Pilot for UCSF Investigators Working with King's College, London

  • Stuart Gansky, DrPH
    SOD: Preventive & Restorative Dental Science
    Characterizing Changes in Health Disparity Indices Over Time and Among Groups
    Which Health Disparity Indices Measure What Policymakers Want to Intervene Upon?

Pilot in Integrative Medicine

  • Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD
    SOM: Medicine
    Audio-Based Mindfulness Meditation Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Post Childbearing Professional Development Leave Award Program

  • Megan Huchko, MD, MPH
    SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science
    Exploring Preferences Related to Cervical Cancer Prevention Among HIV-Infected Women: What are they and do they differ from preferences among low-risk women?
  • Mary Margaretten, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Development of a Safety Dashboard for Rheumatology Clinics

Shared Instrument Award

  • Michael Evans, PhD
    SOM: Radiology
    A Compact Mass Spectrometer for Molecular Imaging Probe Development and Translation
  • Matthew Krummel, PhD
    SOM: Pathology
    A Shared Cutting-Edge Selective Plane Illumination Microscope

Team Science Grant

  • John Gross, PhD
    SOP: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Deciphering How Nucleosome Plasticity Regulates Chromatin Formation
  • Barbara Koenig, PhD
    SON: Institute for Health & Aging
    Managing Uncertainty in Translational Research: Developing a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Ethics of Patient Choice in Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening
  • Daniel Schwartz, MD
    SOM: Ophthalmology
    Reversal of Nociceptor Sensitization in the Treatment of Eye Pain
  • Anthony Shum, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    The Lung Epithelium in the Initiation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Under-represented Faculty in Clinical and Translational Research

  • Valy Fontil, MD
    SOM: Medicine
    Bring it Down: a practice-based intervention for management of hypertension
  • Dmitri Young, PhD, MS
    SOM: Psychiatry
    The Interaction of FKBP5 SNPs and Childhood Trauma on Phenotypic Posttraumatic Stress Response