Fall 2021 Awardees

RAP Fall 2021 received a total of 157 applicationsIndependent Review received: 30 applications (Catalyst program); 3 applications [(CORE Assistance Funds (CAF)]; 6 applications (Environmental Health Research Pilot Award). RAP review: 118 applications; 45 awards were made (three of which are co-funded) boosting the success rate to a 38%.  RAP review total amount awarded:  $2,087,086.00.

Academic Senate Awardees (AS)

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Jeremy Keenan, MD, MPH
Repurposing auranofin as an agent for onchocerciasis
SOM: Ophthalmology

Corinne Rocca, PhD, MPH
Novel Measurement of Childbearing Desires to Advance Reproductive Autonomy*
SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
*(Co-funded by: Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health)

Diane Barber, PhD
Roles for intracellular pH dynamics in neural crest development
SOD: Cell & Tissue Biology

Manish Aghi, PhD, MD
Replicating Retroviral Delivery of Immunomodulatory Genes to Glioblastoma
SOM: Neurological Surgery

Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Nadia Diamond-Smith, PhD
A multi-site study estimating the magnitude of Temporary Childbirth Migration in India
SOM: Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Sabrina Darrow, PhD
Refining and evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a telehealth risk management service with parents of suicidal youth
SOM: Psychiatry

Erica Kornblith, PhD
Developing a Multimodal Telehealth Intervention for Mild to Moderate TBI: Identiyfing Patient and Family/Caregiver Needs
SOM: Psychiatry

Kazuhito Morioka, PhD, MD
Nociplastic spinal cord-muscle loop in degenerative disc disease (DDD)*
SOM: Orthopaedic Surgery
*(Co-funded by: Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM))

Danielle Roubinov, PhD
Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the career trajectories of faculty at UCSF
SOM: Psychiatry

Under-represented Faculty in Clinical/Translational Science

Jessica Deleon, MD
Cognitive Assessment for Tagalog Speakers (CATS): A Pilot Study
SOM: Neurology

Mohamed Seedahmed, MD, MPH, MCR, MS
The Epidemiology of Sarcoidosis Among the U.S. Veterans Population using Sarcoidosis-specific Computational Phenotyping Algorithms
SOM: Medicine

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC)

Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Developmental Projects

Claire Clelland, PhD, MD, MPhil
Developing platforms to evaluate CRISPR editing of the C9orf72 gene in post-mitotic neurons
SOM: Neurology

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Corinne Rocca, PhD, MPH
Novel Measurement of Childbearing Desires to Advance Reproductive Autonomy*
SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
*(Co-funded by: Academic Senate)

Cancer Center - Cancer Center Support Grant (CC-CCSG)

Under-represented Faculty in Clinical and Translational Research

Paola Betancur, PhD
Generating a Pipeline for Mining a Pan-cancer Gene Signature for the Prediction of Patients’ Survival and Response to Therapies
SOM: Radiation Oncology

UCSF - Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

International Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

Musanje Khamisi, MA
Adaptation of a Mindfulness based intervention to support Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among adolescents in Uganda
SOM: Medicine

Phoebe Mbabazi, MD
Prevalence, clinical and immunological predictors of frailty among older adults with HIV in Kampala
SOM: Medicine

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

Sarah Gutin, PhD, MPH, MS
Development of novel scales to measure HIV-specific social support for safer conception and male involvement in safer conception approaches for the prevention of HIV
SOM: Medicine

Hannah Leslie, PhD, MPH
Identifying clinic factors that shape population health outcomes in times of crisis
SOM: Medicine

Miranda Hill, PhD
A examination of the intersection between mobility and HIV outcomes among Black cisgender and transgender women in Atlanta
SOM: Medicine

Bharath Sreekumar, PhD
Characterization and assessment of telomerase transduced primary CD4+ T-cells as a model to study HIV latency
SOM: Medicine

Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM)

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Christine Hong, DDS
Role of p75NTR in Osteogenic Differentiation and Skeletal Development using Mouse Models
SOD: Orofacial Sciences

Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Kazuhito Morioka, PhD, MD
Nociplastic spinal cord-muscle loop in degenerative disc disease (DDD)*
SOM: Orthopaedic Surgery
*(Co-funded by: Academic Senate)

Research Resource Program (CORE-RRP)

Institutional Matching Instrumentation Award
Awards: TBA

Mount Zion Health Fund (MZHF)

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Rachel Eshima McKay, MD
Pupillary Unrest and Prediction of Opioid Exposure and Respiratory Depression in Subjects 40-60 Years of Age
SOM: Anesthesia & Perioperative Care

Sanziana Roman, MD
Near-infrared autofluorescence imaging to differentiate benign and malignant adrenocortical tumors
SOM: Surgery

Heather Huddleston, MD
The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Individuals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
SOM: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Team Science Grant

Mary Barcellos-Hoff, PhD
Virotherapy Targeting TGF? to Overcome Therapeutic Resistance in Glioblastoma*
SOM: Radiation Oncology
*(Co-funded by: Research Evaluation & Allocation Committee SOM (REAC))

Research Evaluation & Allocation Committee SOM (REAC)

Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Winston Chiong, PhD, MD
Financial activity and mismanagement in dementia
SOM: Neurology

Laura Hertel, PhD
Building a SPECTRUM to manifest new cellular fusogens
SOM: Pediatrics

Vikram Rao, PhD, MD
Epilepsy BRIDGE: A Digital Open Communication Platform for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care
SOM: Neurology

Jing Liu, PhD
Improved Cardiac MRI: Fast, Free-Breathing, Quantitative, Without Contrast Administration
SOM: Radiology

Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Kevin Yackle, PhD, MD
Identification of the neurons and molecules responsible for opioid respiratory depression
SOM: Physiology

A Jay Holmgren, PhD
Sustaining Digital Patient-Clinician Communication in the Post-COVID Period: Insights from National EHR Data
SOM: Medicine

Amit Sabnis, MD
Probing a synthetic lethal relationship between the PAX3-FOXO1 oncogene and UCHL5
SOM: Pediatrics

Beth Apsel Winger, PhD, MD
A Pilot Study to Investigate the Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Desferasirox in Patients with Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia (TDT)
SOM: Pediatrics

Tiffany Ho, PhD
Digital Phenotyping of Adolescent Depression: Toward Scalable Biomarkers
SOM: Psychiatry

Alison Rustagi, PhD, MD
Improving Lung cancer screening implementation: piloting methods to ascertain screening tests and harms in outcomes in the Veterans Health Administration
SOM: Psychiatry

Danilo Bernardo, MD
Seizure Prediction in Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy using Machine Learning and Quantitative EEG
SOM: Neurology

Team Science Grant

Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Using MR Imaging to Personalize and Target Neuromodulation to Treat OCD
SOM: Psychiatry

Daniel Johnson, PhD
Development of a Pharmacokinetic Assay for a Decoy Oligonucleotide Drug Targeting the STAT3 Transcription Factor
SOM: Otolaryngology

Mary Barcellos-Hoff, PhD
Virotherapy Targeting TGF? to Overcome Therapeutic Resistance in Glioblastoma*
SOM: Radiation Oncology
*(Co-funded by: Mt. Zion Health Fund (MZHF))

Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education

Informing Tobacco Product Regulation

Dorothy Apollonio, PhD, MPP
Characterizing online tobacco product marketing
SOM: Clinical Pharmacy

UCSF Center for Tuberculosis

Mentored Scientist Award in Tuberculosis

Marjorie Imperial, PhD
Development of evidence-based tools to support innovation in TB clinical trial design
SOM & SOP: Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

Sophie Huddart, PhD
Assessing predictors of poor post TB outcomes: A cohort study of Ugandan TB patients
SOM: Medicine