Recent Grant Awards

Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology

Tfh Cells: Linking the Gut Microbiota to a Gut-Distal Autoimmune Disease

Funding Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Amy N Sussman, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Rituximab versus Cyclosporine in the Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy

Funding Source: Mayo Clinic
Sreekumar Subramanian, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Clinical Investigation Of The Perceval S Sutureless Heart Valve

Funding Source: Sorin Group USA Incorporated
Alison T Stopeck, MD
Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track)

A Randomized Multicenter Pivotal Study of CDX-011 (CR011-vcMMAE) in Patients with Metastatic, GPNMB Over-Expressing Cancer

Funding Source: Celldex Therapeutics, Incorporated
Parminder Singh, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

A Phase 3, Randomized, Controlled Study of Cabozantinib (XL184) vs Everolimus in Subjects with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Funding Source: Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated
Steven Z Rapcsak, MD
Professor, Neurology

Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Future Thinking: Evidence from Amnesia

Funding Source: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Frank Porreca, PhD
Associate Department Head, Pharmacology

LBR-101 Efficacy In Prevention And Reversal Of Allodynia In A Rat Model Of Medication Overuse Headache

Funding Source: Labrys Biologics Incorporated
Terry O Matsunaga, PhD
Professor, Medical Imaging - (Research Scholar Track)

Phase-change Contrast Agents for Ultrasound Detection of Breast Cancer

Funding Source: National Cancer Institute
Peter R Lichtenthal, MD
Professor, Anesthesiology - (Clinical Scholar Track)

INVOS Data Collection Hospital Study

Funding Source: Covidien
Abraham Jacob, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Esteem Hearing Implant - Post Approval Study

Funding Source: Envoy Medical Corporation
Meghan G Hill, MD
Clinical Assistant VII

Accuracy And Reliability Of A New Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate, Maternal Heart Rate, And Uterine Contraction Monitoring Method

Funding Source: Monica Healthcare Limited (United Kingdom)
Samantha Harris, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Role of Myosin Binding Protein-C in the Regulation of Myocardial Contraction

Funding Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Shahid Habib, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

A Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter, Controlled Study To Assess Safety And Efficacy Of ElAD In Subjects With Alcohol Induced Liver Failure

Protocol For Tracking Economic Data Of Subjects Participating In Protocol VTI-208, VTI-210, and VTI-212

Funding Source: Vital Therapies
Linda L Garland, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

An open label, multicener, phase 2 study to determine the safety and efficacy of BIND-014 (Docetaxel nanoparticles for injectable suspension)

Study to Evaluate the Safety, PK, PD of J&J 42756493. Pan-FGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor in Subjects with Advanced or Refractory Solid Tumors or Lymph

Funding Source: BIND Therapeutics and Janssen Pharmaceutica
Kristian Doyle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology

Inflammation and Delayed Cognitive Dysfunction after Stroke

Funding Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
Pavani Chalasani, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Trial of Fulvestrant (Faslodex) w/wo PD-0332991 (Palbociclib) GoserelinParexel International Corporation

Funding Source: Parexel International Corporation
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

Peer-Driven Intervention as an Alternate Model of Care Delivery and Coordination for Sleep Apnea


Funding Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Bijan Najafi, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

A Novel Smartsock Technology to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcer Based on Fiberoptic Concept


Funding Source: Hamad Medical Corporation (Qatar)
Mhd-Ali Baaj, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Pilot Study of Clinical Safety and Feasibility of the PLGA Poly-L-Lysine Scaffold for the Treatment of Complete (ASIA A) Traumatic Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Funding Source: InVivo Therapeutics
Michael A Bookman, MD
Professor, Medicine

Phase III,Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multicentre Study of Olaparib Maintenance Monotherapy in Patients with BRCA Mutated

Funding Source: Astrazeneca
Lee D Cranmer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

A Registry of Caris Life Sciences Molecular Intelligence Service (Biomarker Assessment Results) Intended for Correlation with Cancer Clinical Outcomes

Development and Validation of a Gene Expression Assay to Predict the Risk of Metastatic Disease in Malignant Cutaneous Melanoma

Funding Source: Caris Life Sciences and Castle Biosciences Incorporated
Tara F Carr, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

A Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Study of Benralizumab


Funding Source: Astrazeneca


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