Spring 2013 Awardees

Basic Science Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Yonemoto Wes, PhD
    Human macrophage heterogeneity in HIV-1 infection
  • Jacobs Evan, PhD
    Cytokine Responses in Elite Controllers of HIV
  • Yang Zhiyuan, PhD
    Identifying the killing pathway that mediates CD4 T-cell depletion in HIV-infected lymphoid tissues
  • Liu Haichuan, PhD
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Structure-function study of semen-derived HIV enhancing amyloids and their interactors

CC-CFAR Pilot Awards in HIV-Associated Malignancies

  • Long Brian, PhD
    A humanized mouse model of KSHV infection and Kaposi?s sarcoma
  • Tugizov Sharof, PhD,Other,DSc, DVM
    Potentiation of mucosal HIV transmission by HPV

Digital Health Research

  • Rajan Jayant, MD
    mHealth in a Favela: Using Mobile Devices to Understand Chronic Disease in Brazil
  • Hood Korey, PhD
    Audio Health Engagement Analysis in Diabetes: The AHEAD Study
  • Govindarajan Prasanthi, MD,Other,MAS
    SOM:Emergency Medicine
  • Reynolds Teri, MD,PhD,MCR/MPH/MS
    SOM:Emergency Medicine
    Expert Consensus: Assessment of burns in resource limited settings via teleconsultation
  • Bibbins-Domingo Kirsten, MD,PhD,Other,MAS
    Smashing the Soda: Development and Pilot Testing of a Desktop Video Game an Engaging and Innovative Approach to Encourage Middle-School Students to Drink Water

International Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Andrew Duncan, PhD
    SOM:Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    Promoting positive caregiver-child interaction between HIV-affected children and their caregivers with depression in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Mentored Scientist Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Chow Felicia, MD
    A cross-sectional study of cerebral vasoreactivity in HIV-infected individuals compared with uninfected controls.
  • Sowinski Stefanie, PhD
    Investigating How CD4 T Cells Die in HIV-1-Infected Patients: Potential Implications for a Novel Therapeutic Intervention

New Direction

  • Desai Tejal, PhD
    Role of Collagen Nanotopography in Corneal Tissue Engineering
  • Burke Nancy, PhD
    SOM:Anthropology, History & Social Med
    Oral Health Literacy (OHL) for English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners

Novel Clinical/Translational Methods

  • Wang Zhen, MD
    Hyperpolarized 13C MR Markers of Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Brakeman Paul, MD,PhD
    Development of a Tubular Flow Cell for Evaluation of Therapeutics

Pilot Award Program in HIV/AIDS

  • Camlin Carol, PhD,Other,MPH
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Strategies to obtain systematic samples and measure HIV prevalence in migrant women in western Kenya
  • Kang Dufour Mi-Suk, PhD,MCR/MPH/MS
    Aging, Cognitive Impairment and Ability to Engage in Healthcare following Incarceration

Pilot for Established Investigators

  • Aghi Manish, MD,PhD
    SOM:Neurological Surgery
    Investigating the role of a c-Met/beta1 integrin complex in anti-angiogenic therapy resistance
  • Sabes Philip, PhD
    A large-scale neural interface for visual cortical prostheses
  • Aweeka Francesca, PharmD
    SOP:Clinical Pharmacy
    Optimization of pharmacokinetic analysis of the antimalarial drug piperaquine
  • Wittmann Torsten, PhD
    SOD:Cell & Tissue Biology
    Light-controlled modulation of p53 activity as a tool to probe p53 signaling dynamics
  • Minor Daniel, PhD
    Investigation of an unexpected sodium channel pore quaternary rearrangement
  • Kirkwood Kimberly, MD
    Non-Invasive Imaging of Proteolytic Activity in the Pancreas: Towards Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Korenbrot Juan, PhD
    Transduction of intraocular mechanical pressures by retinal ganglion cells
  • Chesla Catherine, PhD,RN
    SON:Family Health Care Nursing
    Cultural Adaptaton and Feasibility Test of a Diabetes Prevention Program for Chinese Immigrants
  • Dunn Laura, MD
    Family-Focused Therapy for Cancer Survivors
  • Matloubian Mehrdad, MD,PhD
    Defining the Roles of Immune Receptor Signaling Adapters FcRgamma and DAP12 in Resolution of a Chronic Viral Infection
  • Boushey Homer, MD
    The Effect of Acetaminophen on Airway Inflammation in Ozone-Exposed Healthy Individuals
  • Zhang Xiaoliang, PhD
    Highly sensitive RF probes enabling enhanced quantitative metabolic imaging using ultrahigh field 14T MRI
  • Napoles Anna, PhD,MCR/MPH/MS
    mWALK, a Mobile Phone Symptom Management Intervention for Ethnically Diverse, Low-SES Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Garber Andrea, PhD,Other,RD
    One-year outcomes in adolescents with anorexia nervosa refed on higher vs. lower calorie diets
  • Barber Diane, PhD
    SOD:Cell & Tissue Biology
    Regulation of adherens junctions in eye epithelium by intracellular pH
  • Eisendrath Stuart, MD
    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Effects on Inflammatory Biomarkers in Major Depressive Disorder
  • Hellman Judith, MD
    SOM:Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
    Cannabinoid Receptor Modulation of the Endothelial Toll-like Receptor-Dependent Inflammatory Response
  • Haas-Kogan Daphne, MD
    SOM:Radiation Oncology
    Determinants of response and resistance in pediatric low-grade glioma

Pilot for Junior Investigators

  • Dumont Sophie, PhD
    SOD:Cell & Tissue Biology
    Combining molecular perturbations and biophysical measurements to probe the spindle assembly checkpoint
  • Kuperman Rachel, MD
    Pilot Cross Sectional Trial to Determine Utility of Oculometrics as a Seizure Detector
  • Leutwyler Heather, PhD,RN
    SON:Physiological Nursing
    Video Games to Promote Physical Activity in Younger Adults with Schizophrenia
  • Greenhouse Bryan, MD,Other,MA
    Plasmodium falciparum Exposure and Dysfunctional B Cell Memory
  • Jura Natalia, PhD
    SOM:Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    Regulation of PI3K activity by the HER3 receptor tyrosine kinase
  • Villeda Saul, PhD
    Role of β2-Microglobulin in Regulating Regenerative and Cognitive Impairments in the Aging Brain
  • Tuot Delphine, MD,Other,MAS
    Impact of cystatin C on safe and appropriate utilization of metformin among veterans with type 2 diabetes
  • Lee Suzee, MD
    Longitudinal network degeneration in presymptomatic inherited frontotemporal dementia
  • Kim Charlie, PhD
    Origins of Excess Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor in Perforin-Deficient Mice
  • Chang Jolie, MD
    Binaural Integration in Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Fung Jennifer, PhD
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Tracking Recombination in Single Cells Through Meiosis
  • Long-Boyle Janel, PhD,PharmD
    SOP:Clinical Pharmacy
    Explaining Unexpected Drug Toxicities: How uremic toxins alter mycophenolic acid disposition
  • Chang Tammy, MD,PhD
    Role of Matrix Rigidity in Modulating Hepatocyte Function Through the Rho-ROCK and Integrin Pathways
  • Dang Alan, MD
    SOM:Orthopaedic Surgery
    The Use of Hypertrophic Chondrocytes to Augment Posterolateral Lumbar Fusions in Athymic Rats
  • Evason Kimberley, MD,PhD
    Chemical inhibitors of beta-catenin mediated hepatic carcinogenesis

Pilot in Integrative Medicine

  • Chao Maria, Other,DrPH, MPA
    The PRAXIS (Pragmatic Research of Acupuncture eXtended to Inpatient Services) Study
  • Saslow Laura, PhD
    SOM:Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    A Pilot Study of the Effects of a Multi-Component Online Diet Intervention on Health in Diabetics

Pilot Research Awards in Research Policy

  • Woodruff Tracey, PhD,Other,MPH
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Navigating the Science: Development of a Systematic Search Strategy for Environmental Health Reviews of Chemical Toxicity

Shared Instrument

  • Persson Anders, PhD
    Measurement of intracranial pressure in mice
  • Rowitch David, MD,PhD
    Cryopreservation and Resuscitation Core Facility: Storage expansion
  • Lin Matthew, MD
    Evaluating the Efficacy of Endoscopic Suturing for Weight Loss
  • Qasim Atif, MD,Other,MSCE
    Improved Diagnosis and Prediction of Chemotherapy Related Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Breast Cancer

Translational Technology Development

  • Chang Albert, MD,PhD
    SOM:Radiation Oncology
    Choline-Based Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging of Prostate Cancer
  • Laird Diana, PhD
    SOM:Obstetrics, Gynecology & Rep Sci
    Quantitative 3D imaging of the mouse ovarian reserve
  • Sinclair Elizabeth, PhD
    Detection of HIV Transcription in Individual Cells by Flow Cytometry
  • Gerstenfeld Edward, MD
    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of ventricular tachycardia

Under-represented Faculty

  • Reyes Reno, PhD
    Modulation of Glutamatergic Signaling by Inositol Hexakisphosphate Kinases
  • Flowers Elena, PhD,MCR/MPH/MS,Other,MS
    SON:Physiological Nursing
    MicroRNA in Insulin Resistance and Prediction of Response to Pharmacologic Interventions