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New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2010

Dr. Julian Abrams    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award
"Gastrin and its Role in the Development of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma"
   

1-year new Pilot Study Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Use of a Gastrin-Receptor Antagonist for Chemoprevention in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus"
 
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Dr. Domenico Accili    
4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Mouse Models of Insulin Resistance”
   

Dr. R. Graham Barr    
4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Cardiopulmonary Structure and Function in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Joan Bathon    
3-year new “Within Our Reach” Collaborative Project award, American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation
“Biomarkers of Enhanced Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
   

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIAMS
“Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease in RA”
 
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Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya    
4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Optical Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interactions with Lung Microvessels”
  Abstract

Dr. J. Thomas Bigger    
4-year new R01, NIH/NLM [multiple PI award w/ Dr. C Weng (Dept. of Biomedical Informatics)]
“Developing Flexible EHR Plug-ins to Re-Engineer Clinical Care and Research Workflow”
  Abstract

Dr. John Bilezikian    
5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Bone Properties in Hypoparathyroidism: Effects of PTH”
   

Dr. Angelo Biviano    
5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Use of Waveform and Frequency Analyses to Diagnose Atrial Tachycardias after Atrial Fibrillation Ablation”
  Abstract

Dr. William Blaner    
1-year Pilot Feasibility Grant, Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center
“Retinoic Acid Signaling in Beta-Cell Function“
  Abstract

Dr. Rita Charon    
1-year new grant, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
“Training for Health Care Team Effectiveness”
   

Dr. Jason Choi (Mentor: Dr. Howard Worman)    
3-year new Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NIH/NHLBI
"Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis of Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy"
  Abstract

Dr. Adi Cohen    
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Do Premenopausal Women with Idiopathic Osteoporosis (IOP) have Obese Bones?”
   

Dr. Paolo Colombo    
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Endothelial Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: Mechanisms and Human Studies"
   

Dr. Katherine D. Crew (Multiple PI award with Drs. Heather Greenlee and Mary Beth Terry)    
Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award – Phase I, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Breast Cancer Family-Based Intervention Trial (BFIT): Implementing Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention in High-Risk Women”
   

Dr. Thuy-Tien Dam    
1-year new research grant, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
“Clinically Important Sarcopenia and Muscle Weakness in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Rancho Bernardo Study”
   

2-year new Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, New York State “Low Magnitude Mechanical Stimulation to Enhance Muscle Mass”
   

Dr. Karina W. Davidson    
3-year new career development program (KM1), NIH
[Multiple PI award w/ Drs. M. Begg (contact PI-Mailman School of Public Health) and H. Pincus (Psychiatry)]
“Innovative Mentoring and MPH Education in Research and Scientific Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness”
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Drs. Karina Davidson and Anne Taylor
[Multiple PI award w/ Dr. M. Begg (contact PI-Mailman School of Public Health)]
   
4-year new Research Education grant (R25), NIH/NHLBI
“FIRST in CER (Facilitating Independence in Research through Summer Training in Comparative Effectiveness Research) Diversity Program”
  Abstract

Dr. Emily DiMango    
3-year new ARRA-funded R01, AHRQ
“Comparative Effectiveness of Environmental Intervention and Standard Care in Ability to Reduce Pharmacologic Therapy for Asthma”
  Abstract

Dr. Konstantinos Drosatos [mentor: Dr. Ira Goldberg]    
2-year new Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Cardiac Diacylglycerol and Ceramide Impair Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Function via Activation of PKC”
  Abstract

Nneka Edwards-Jackson
[Doris Duke student, CUMC mentor: Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk]
Medical Scholarship, Infectious Diseases Society of America's Education & Research Foundation
   

"Scholarship for Junior Researchers" to attend the 10th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection (Glasgow, UK, November, 2010) and give the oral presentation, "Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Persons with HIV in the Developing World: Comparing Three Risk Equations in a Cohort of HIV-infected Thais”
   

Dr. Andrew Einstein    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award
"Estimating and Reducing Cancer Risk from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography using Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning"
   

Dr. Caitlin Elgarten
[Doris Duke student, CUMC mentor: Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk]
   
"Seed Grant Research Program" award in HIV/AIDS, AMA Foundation
"Evaluation of Antiretroviral Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Children in a Comprehensive Care Clinic in La Romana, Dominican Republic".
   

Dr. Robert Foronjy    
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“The Effects of PP2A on TNF Signaling and Smoke-Induced Lung Injury”
  Abstract

Dr. Pam Freda    
5-year competing renewal of a “Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research” (K24), NIH/NIDDK
“New Approaches to the Evaluation and Treatment of Acromegaly”
  Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NINDS
“Prospective Study of Clinically Non-functioning Pituitary Adenomas”
 
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2-year “Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, NIH/NIDDK [for Dr. Tirissa Reid]
“New Approaches to the Evaluation and Treatment of Acromegaly”
 
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Dr. Ali Gharavi    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
"Identifying the Earliest Events in HIV-1 Associated Nephropathy via Genome-Wide Detection of Aberrant Transregulation"
  Abstract

Dr. Ira Goldberg    
4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Extracellular Regulation of Lipoprotein Lipase Activity”
   

Dr. Tamas Gonda    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award
"Targeting Global DNA Methylation in Stromal Cells of Gastrointestinal Cancers"
  Abstract

Dr. Rebecca Haeusler [mentor: Dr. D. Accili]    
1-year new post-doctoral fellowship, NIH/NHLBI
“Role of Hepatic FoxO1 in Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Scot Hammer    
5-year Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) award, NIH/FIC; Multiple Principle Investigator award (Contact PI: Dr. U. Lalloo [Univ of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa])
“Enhancing, Training, Research Capacity and Expertise in HIV Care (ENTRÉE)”
   

Dr. Hannes Kalscheuer [mentor: Dr. D. Accili]    
2-year new award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
“Influence of Autoimmunity on Islet Xenograft Survival in NOD Mice”
  Abstract

Dr. Fay Kastrinos    
5-year new Mentored Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07), NIH/NCI
“Assessment of Inherited Colon Cancer Prediction Models in Diverse Populations”
  Abstract

Dr. Judith Korner    
1-year Pilot Feasibility Grant, Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center
“Changes in Insulin Sensitivity in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes after Weight Loss Induced by Gastric Bypass and Gastric Surgery”
  Abstract

Dr. Stavroula Kousteni    
5-year new Project of Program Project (P01), NIH/NIA [PI: Dr. G. Karsenty (Genetics)]
"Serotonin/FoxO Signaling in Bone Formation"
  Abstract

5-year new research award, Irma T. Hirschl Trust
"Regulation of Bone Mass by Pathways Controlling Lifespan Extension"
 
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Jared Kushner [mentor: Dr. S. Marx]    
1-year Medical Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Characterizing the Role of the Vascular Big Potassium (BK) Channel In Cardiovascular Diseases”
  Abstract

Dr. Frank Lowy    
1-year competitive ARRA-funded R01 supplement, NIH/NIAID
“Modeling of S. Aureus Transmission in Northern Manhattan”
  Abstract

Dr. Jonathan Lu    
3-year CUMC Paul A. Marks Scholar
“Human Cardiomyocyte Model of Inherited Arrhythmia Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”
   

Mentored clinical investigator K award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Measurement of Cardiac Repolarization Reserve Using Patient- Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”
   

Dr. Jose Luchsinger    
2-year competitive ARRA-funded P60 supplement, NIH, NCMHD
"Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities - Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence for Comparative Effectiveness Research to Eliminate Disparities [NOMA CERED]"
  Abstract

Dr. Joanne Macdonald    
Summer “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)" supplement, NSF/Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
“Collaborative Research: EMT/MISC: Making Molecular Computation Practical for Biodetection Applications”
  Abstract

Summer research experiences for high school students, NSF/Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
“Collaborative Research: EMT/MISC: Making Molecular Computation Practical for Biodetection Applications”
 
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Dr. Steven Marx    
2-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators
“Regulation of BK Channels by Beta Subunits"
   

Dr. Igor Matushansky    
3-year new Clinical Investigator Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
“Implementing and Imaging Epigenetic Based Differentiation Therapy for Solid Tumors”
  Abstract

1-year new Research Grant, Sarcoma Foundation of America
“Regulation of Sarcomagenesis by the Piwi Proteins and their Interacting small RNAs (piRNAs)”
 
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Dr. Mathew Maurer    
5-year new “Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research” (K24), NIH/NIA
“Midcareer Mentoring Award for Patient Oriented Research in Geriatric Cardiology”
  Abstract

Dr. Andrew Moran    
2-year new Clinical Research Program grant, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Analysis of United States Blood Pressure Control Guidelines Using a Combined Stroke and CHD Policy Model”
  Abstract

Dr. Lori Mosca    
5-year competing renewal of a “Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research” (K24), NIH/NHLBI
“Gender Race and Ethnic Disparities Research in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention”
   

Dr. Prabhakara Reddy Nagareddy [mentor: Dr. Ira Goldberg]    
3-year new Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
"Role of Aldose Reductase (AR) and Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP) in the Development of Diabetic Atherosclerosis"
  Abstract

Dr. Shannon Nees
[Doris Duke student, mentors: Drs. Ali Gharavi Kenneth Glassberg (Urology)]
   
1-year new Student Scholar Grant, American Society of Nephrology
"Genetics of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract"
  Abstract

Dr. Alfred Neugut    
3-year new Health Disparity Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program-Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
“Racial Disparities in Palliative Care for Prostate Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Ken Olive    
3-year new Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation Research Scholar Award in Pancreatic Cancer, American Gastroenterological Association/Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
“The Influence of Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition on Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis”
  Abstract

1-year Interprogrammatic Pilot Grant, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center [w/ Dr. T Ludwig]
“Preclinical Studies of PARP Inhibition in Pancreatic Cancer”
 
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Dr. Hatice Duygu Onat    
1-year new Pilot Study Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Type 2 Diabetes and Vascular Disease in Human Studies: The Interplay of Systemic Endothelial Activation and Inflammatory Cell Stress during Disease Progress"
  Abstract

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson [mentor: Dr. Sharon Wardlaw]    
1-year new Development Research Grant in Diabetes, Obesity, and Fat Cell Biology, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“Effects of Early Estradiol Replacement on Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Metabolism in Postmenopausal Woman”
   

Dr. Tirissa Reid [mentor: Dr. Pam Freda]    
1-year new Endocrine Research Grant, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“Assessment of Endothelial Function in Patients with Acromegaly”
   

Dr. Mishaela Rubin    
2-year new ARRA-funded research award, NIH/NIDDK
“The Skeletal Effects of Reducing Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”
  Abstract

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna    
1-year new Columbia University Diversity Faculty Award Program (Research Fellowship)    

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi    
2-year new Carl Gottschalk Research Scholar award, American Society of Nephrology
“Search for Rare Structural Variants in Kidney and Urinary Tract Malformations”
  Abstract

Dr. P. Christian Schulze    
1-year new Pilot Study Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Effects of Glutamine and Fish Oil on Muscle Function in Health Failure (GlutFish-HF)"
  Abstract

2-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators
“Correction of Impaired Local and Systemic Metabolism in Advanced Heart Failure after Hemodynamic Improvement through Ventricular Assist Device Placement”
   

Dr. Robert Schwabe
   
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAAA
Role of the Gut Microbiota and TLR4 in Alcoholic Hepatocarcinogenesis
  Abstract

Dr. Khurram Shahzad [mentor: Dr. Mario Deng]    
1-year new Research Fellowship, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
“Immune Mechanisms of Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplantation - Identification of Potential Biomarkers"
  Abstract

Dr. Elizabeth Shane
5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIAID
“Osteoporosis in HIV Infected Postmenopausal Women”
  Abstract

5-year competitive renewal of a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), NIH/NIAMS
“Idiopathic Osteoporosis in Premenopausal Women”
 
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Dr. Ji-Yeon Shin [mentor: Dr. Howard Worman]    
3-year new development grant, Muscular Dystrophy Association
“Lap1 Involvement in the Pathology of Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy”
  Abstract

Dr. Shonni Silverberg    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Vitamin D Deficiency in Primary Hyperparathyroidism”
  Abstract

Dr. Ben Sprangers [mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes]    
2-year new Clinical Science Fellowship, American Society of Transplantation
“Study of the Immunological Mechanisms Involved in Transplantation Tolerance after Combined Kidney:Bone Marrow Transplantation (CKBMT)”
  Abstract

Dr. Milan Stojanovic    
3-year new research grant, National Science Foundation/ Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (Multiple PI award w/ Dr. R Kessin [Pathology and Cell Biology])
"Sensing in Living Cells: Expressable RNA-based FRET Probes"
  Abstract

3-year new Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation research grant, National Science Foundation/ Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division
“CDI-Type I: Collaborative Research: Supervised Learning in Molecular Classifiers”
 
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4-year Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation research grant, National Science Foundation/ Directorate for Engineering, Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
"CDI-Type II: Computing with Biomolecules:  From Network Motifs to Complex and Adaptive Systems"
 
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Dr. Arun Swaminath
   
1-year new Pilot Study Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"The Use of Positron Emission Tomography, Inflammatory Makers, and Intestinal Stem Cell Concentration to Predict Response to Treatment of Small Bowel Crohn's Disease with Biologic Therapy: A Pilot Study"
  Abstract

Dr. Megan Sykes    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Pig to Human Thymic Xenotransplantation”
  Abstract

Dr. Chutima “Noi” Talchai [mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili]    
1-year new Druckenmiller Post-doctoral Fellowship, New York Stem Cell Foundation
"Reprogramming Gut Insulin-Producing Cells”
   

Dr. Alan Tall    
5-year new Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research Program award, Foundation Leducq [with six other collaborating institutions]
“High-density Lipoprotein Dysfunction in Development of Cardiovascular Disease and as a Therapeutic Target”
  Abstract

Dr. Edward Thorp    
1-year new Pilot Study Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research ob
"Soluble MER in CVD”
  Abstract

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
5-year new Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIAID
“Mechanisms of S. aureus Transmission and Persistence”
  Abstract

3-year CUMC Paul A. Marks Scholar
 
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Dr. Elizabeth Verna    
1-year new Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology
“Serum Lipopolysaccharide Measurement to Predict Hepatic Fibrosis in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C”
   

1-year new Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
   

Dr. Mi Wang [mentor: Dr. Alan Tall]    
2-year new Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“The Role of ABCA1 and ABCG1 in atherosclerosis Regression”
  Abstract

Dr. Timothy Wang    
1-year new research grant, Entertainment Research Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
“The Role of Inflammation and Stem Cells in Colon"
  Abstract

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK (converted to R37 MERIT award)
“Function and Regulation of Progastrin Receptors on Intestinal Progenitors”
 
Abstract

Dr. Carrie Welch
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“A Novel Atherosclerosis Locus on Mouse Chromosome 4”
  Abstract

Dr. William Whang
3-year new Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Depression, Abnormal Repolarization by ECG, and Mortality Risk after Acute Coronary Syndrome”
  Abstract

Dr. May-Lin Wilgus [mentor: Dr. Charles Powell]
   
2-year new Young Investigator Research Grant, National Lung Cancer Partnership/LUNGevity Foundation
“Chromosome 7q Copy Number and Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasion”
  Abstract

1-year Young Clinical Scientist Award, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
“Inflammation and Stem Cells in Smoke Induced Lung Cancer”
 
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1-year new Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“Chromosome 7q copy number: Role in Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasion”
 
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Dr. Wai Hong Connie Woo [mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas]    
2-year new Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
"Role of Innate Immunity in Stress-Induced Apoptosis and Plaque Progression in Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Howard Worman    
1-year new research agreement, New York City Partnership Foundation
“MAP Kinase Signaling Inhibitors to Treat Cardiomyopathy”
  Abstract

1-year “Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, NIH/NIAIMS [for Adijat Adebola]
“Pathogenesis of Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
 
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3-year new research grant, Muscular Dystrophy Association
“Treatment of Cardiomyopathy in Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy”
 
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Dr. Yong-Guang Yang    
2-year new ARRA-funded Challenge grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Immune Response to Allogeneic hESC-Derived Endothelial Cells”
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