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New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2015

Dr. Carrie Aaron    
1-year Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“Platelet Activation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema”
  Abstract

2-year research grant, Alpha-1 Foundation
"Targeting Pulmonary Perfusion in a1-Antritrypsin Deficiency"
 
Abstract

Jeffrey Abrams (Mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)    
Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellowship, NIH/NHLBI
“Exploring Molecular Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation through use of Transgenic Mouse Models”
  Abstract

Dr. Julian Abrams    
New 2-year Small Grant Program (R03), NIH/NCI
“Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Gastrin Receptor Antagonist in Barretts Esophagus”
  Abstract

Dr. Domenico Accili    
5-year “Method to Extend Research in Time” (MERIT) renewal award, NIH/NIDDK
“Mouse Models of Insulin Resistance”
   

Dr. Jonathan Barasch    
“Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery” faculty grant program, Columbia University
“Introducing Simulation for Active Learning in Preclinical Medical Education”
  Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Ali Gharavi and Cathy Mendelsohn (Dept. of Urology)]
1-year supplement to fund a Summer Research Program for students, NIH/NIDDK
“The Genetic Origins and Complications of Urinary Tract Abnormalities”
   

Dr. R Graham Barr    
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Pulmonary Microvascular Perfusion in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Joan Bathon    
2-year new Disease Targeted Research Grant, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Predictors of Progression of Atherosclerosis in RA”
  Abstract

5-year new cooperative agreement, NIH/NIAMS [Multiple PI award with Dr. Daniel Solomon Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA)]
“Treatments Against RA and Effect on FDG PET CT: The TARGET TRIAL”
 
Abstract

Joseph Bayne (Mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)    
Medical Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Persistent Sodium Current and its Role in Dilated Cardiomyopathy”
  Abstract

Dr. Natalie Bello    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“The Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors in Pregnancy (ALPINE) Study”
   

Dr. Elana Bernstein    
2-year Scientist Development Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Outcomes of Lung Transplantation in Autoimmune Diseases”
  Abstract

Dr. John Bilezikian    
5-year competitive training grant renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Training Grant in Endocrinology and Metabolism”
  Abstract

Dr. William Blaner    
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Postprandial Vitamin A”
  Abstract

Dr. Andrew Bomback [with Dr. Kang Liu (Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology)]    
Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award for Basic Science and Clinical/Translational Investigators (CaMPR-BASIC), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“The Role of Antigen Presenting Cells in Membranous Nephropathy”
   

Dr. Bishuang Cai (mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)    
2-year Post-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“The Role of MerTK Clevage in Advanced Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Adam Castano   (Mentor: Dr. Mat Maurer)    
Research Fellowship in CV Disease & Cardiometabolic Disorders, American College of Cardiology/Merck
“Technetium Pyrophosphate Cardiac Imaging to Determine if ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis Explains Paradoxical Low-Flow AS”
  Abstract

Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine
“Technetium Pyrophosphate Cardiac Imaging to Determine if Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Explains Paradoxical Low-Flow Severe Aortic Stenosis”
   

Dr. Rita Charon    
Narrative Medicine Fellowships, ABIM Foundation

   

David Corrigan (mentor: Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck)    
3-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), NIH/NCI
“The Role of PRDM16 in Leukemia”
  Abstract

Dr. Remi Creusot    
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID
“Tolerance-inducing Properties of Human Dendritic Cell Subsets in vivo
  Abstract

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID
“Engineering and Targeting Novel Antigen-Specific Tolerogenic Interfaces”
 
Abstract

Dr. Katherine Crew    
1-year Basser External Research Grant Program, University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center
“Development of a Culturally-Tailored Decision Aid on BRCA Genetic Testing for Orthodox Jews”
  Abstract

Dr. Natalie Cusano    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“The Effects of Smoking on Skeletal Microarchitecture”
   

Justin D'Addario (Mentor: Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk)    
Student Scholar Grant, American Society of Nephrology/ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
“GWAS Follow-up Studies in the Columbia IgA Nephropathy Cohort”
  Abstract

Dr. Karina Davidson    
3-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to support Dr. Nathalie Moise, NIH/NHLBI
“Depression Screening RCT in ACS Patients: Quality of Life and Cost Outcomes”
   

5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/OD
“Columbia University Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center”
 
Abstract

Dr. Changchun Deng    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Novel Strategies for Targeting Myc in Aggressive Lymphoma”
  Abstract

Dr. Andrew Einstein    
“Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together” grant, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
"Cultural Variance in Defining Autonomous Medical Decision-Making: A Systematic Review”
   

Dr. Hilda Fernandez    
1-year Post-doctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NIDDK
“Drug Level Variability in Children After Renal Transplant and Transition of Care”
   

Dr. Daniel Freedberg    
3-year new Research Scholar Award, American Gastroenterological Association
“Clinical and Gut Microbiome Factors Associated with ICU-Acquired Infections”
  Abstract

Dr. Arthur Garan    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
"Pilot Study of Natriuretic Versus Standard Dose of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists in Heart Failure and Loop Diuretic Resistance"
   

Dr. Michael Gavalas (mentor: Dr. Paolo Colombo)    
Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation
“Early Detection of Device Thrombosis in CF-LVAD Patients using Simple Urine Dipstick in the Outpatient Setting”
   

Dr. Ali Gharavi
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Chunhua Weng and George Hripcsak (Dept. of Medical Bioinformatics)]
   
4-year Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network cooperative agreement, NIH/NHGRI
“Columbia GENIE (GENomic Integration with Ehr)”
  Abstract

Dr. Jon Giles    
2-year new Innovative Research Grant, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Adipose Inflammation and HLA - Obesity Interactions in Psoriatic Arthritis”
  Abstract

Dr. Henry Ginsberg    
1-year supplement to support “Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research”, NIH/NHLBI
“Assembly and Secretion of APOB Containing Lipoproteins”
   

Dr. Jonathan Ginns    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“The role of Cardiac MRI in Prediction of Postoperative Outcomes of Surgery in Isolated Chronic Aortic and Mitral Regurgitation”
   

Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
The Emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacter cloacae at CUMC”
   

Dr. Deepthiman Gowda    
2-year Macy Faculty Scholars Program, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation   Abstract

Dr. Dawn Hershman    
Comparative Effectiveness Research Professorship in Breast Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Reducing Overuse and Underuse to Improve the Quality and Safety of Breast Cancer Care.”
  Abstract

1-year research grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Understanding Barriers to Quality Cancer Care”
   

Dr. Paul Harris    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
"Imaging Beta Cell Function for Metabolic Surgery"
   

Dr. Mohammad  Islam    
3-year Grant-in-Aid. American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Mitochondrial Mechanisms Regulating Acute Lung Injury”
   

Dr. Matko Kalac (Mentor: Dr. Owen O'Connor)    
1-year new Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
“Translational Development of Novel Small Molecules Targeting NF-kB pathway for the Treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma”
  Abstract

Dr. Jane Kang    
1-year Fellowship Training Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation    

Dr. Fay Kastrinos    
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Development and Validation of a Genetic Risk Assessment Model for the Identification of Individuals with a Hereditary Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer”
   

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk    
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Genetic Determinants of Allograft Rejection: Implications for Precision Medicine”
   

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Genetics of IgA Nephropathy by Integrative Network-Based Association Studies”
 
Abstract

Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Donor-Recipient Genomic Incompatibilities in Solid Organ Transplant”
   

Dr. Harry Kissileff    
3-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Mechanisms Underlying Predictors of Success from Obesity Surgery”
  Abstract

Dr. Ian Kronish    
5-year R01, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
"Increasing the Uptake of the USPSTF Hypertension Screening Guidelines in Primary Care"
  Abstract

Dr. Blandine Laferrere    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Metabolomic Biomarkers Predictors of Long-term Success Following Bariatric Surgery”
  Abstract

Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch    
3-year new R01, FDA
“Phase 1 a/1 b Study of 11-1 F4 mAb for the Treatment of AL Amyloidosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Matthew Lewis (Mentors: Marlon Rosenbaum and Wendy Chung)    
Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation
“Identification of Novel Genes Associated with Congenital Heart Disease and Myocardial Dysfunction”
   

Yuxi Lin (Mentor: Dr. Anthony Ferrante)    
2-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), NIH/NIDDK
“Brown Adipose Tissue Lysosomal and Neutral Lipases in Nonshivering Thermogenesis”
  Abstract

Dr. Jing Liu    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Hepatic Insulin Signaling Regulates ApoA-I gene Expression via Deiodinase Type I”
   

Dr. Jose Luchsinger    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Diabetes Status and Brain Amyloid in Middle Aged Hispanics”
  Abstract

5-year Research Grant, NIH/NIA [Multiple PI award with Drs. Adam Brickman (Dept. of Neurology) and Herman Moreno (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)]
“Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Interplay of Diabetes, Cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s Disease”
 
Abstract

Dr. Gulam Abbas Manji (Mentor: Dr. Ken Olive)    
1-year new Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Preclinical Evaluation of Combination Immunotherapy Approaches for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma”
   

Dr. Steven Marx    
Diversity Graduate Researc h Supplement to support Joseph Bayne (P&S medical student), NIH/NHLBI
“Investigation of Calcium Modulation in Cardiomyocytes by Novel Methods”
   

Dr. Mathew Maurer    
5-year Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) renewal, NIH/NIA
“Midcareer Mentoring Award for Patient Oriented Research in Geriatric Cardiology”
   

Dr. Rachel Miller [(Multiple PI award with Dr. Mary Beth Terry (Dept. of Epidemiology)]    
5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIEHS
“Pregnancy and Prenatal PAHs and other Environmental Exposures and Breast Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Nathalie Moise    
3-year Funding for the Recruitment of Faculty from Underrepresented Groups, Columbia University/Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity    

Dr. Heather Morris    
Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“A New Biomarker of Kidney Transplant Outcomes: Tracking the Fate of Donor-Reactive T Cells in the Blood and Urine”
   

Dr. Prabhjot Mundi (Mentor: Dr. Kevin Kalinsky)    
1-year new Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
“Targeting Computationally Inferred Master Regulators in Patient Derived Xenografts from Patients with Operable Breast Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Kyle Nishiyama    
5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NIAMS
“Fracture Prediction by Machine Learning and 3D Finite Element Models from DXA”
  Abstract

Dr. Paul Oberstein    
Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Developing Validated Models to Measure Tumor Associated Cachexia in Pancreatic Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Max O'Donnell    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholars Program award    

3-year Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
"Advanced Phenotypic and Genotypic Methods to Predict TB Treatment Response and Measure Emergent TB Drug-Resistance"
   

Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner    
Imaging Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) on Pulmonary Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)”
   

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NHLBI
“Albuminuria and Incident Chronic Lung Disease Exacerbations in Five Population-Based
Cohorts”
   

Dr. Utpal Pajvani    
2-year new small grant (R03), NIH/NIDDK
“Hepatocyte Notch Signaling Regulates NASH”
   

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Notch, Type 2 Diabetes and NAFLD”
   

Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer    
1-year cooperative agreement competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“DPPOS (Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study) Follow-up”
  Abstract

Dr. Bani Roland    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Pathophysiological and Microbial Phenotyping of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)”
   

Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer    
Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Understanding the Regulation and Metabolism of Ip(a) Levels, an Understudied Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease”
  Abstract

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna    
2-year Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant, Satellite Healthcare
“Circadian Clock Regulation of Nephron Morphogenesis during Development”
   

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi    
3-year CUMC Paul A. Marks Scholar    

Dr. Robert Schwabe    
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Hepatic Stellate Cells and Liver Cancer”
   

Dr. Steven Shea    
5-year training grant, HRSA
“Primary Care Training and Enhancement”
   

Dr. Ari Shechter    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Effects of Shift Work on Food Intake Regulation and Energy expenditure”
   

3-year new Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Effects of CPAP on Diet, Physical Activity, and Cardiovascular Risk”
 
Abstract

Dr. Michael Shen    
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCI
“Modeling Human Prostate Cancer by Cellular Reprogramming”
   

Dr. Wei Shen    
Imaging Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“MRI Protocol Characterizing Brown White Fat Dynamic Conversion for Brown Fat Autograft Therapy”
   

Dr. Daichi Shimbo
   
5-year new Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), NIH/NHLBI
“Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research in Human Hypertension”
   

2 ½ year Research Supplement for Undergraduate Students to support Daniel Mota, NIH/NHLBI
“Translational Research of Negative Emotions and Acute Endothelial Dysfunction”
   

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck    
1- year Shared Instrumentation Grant, NIH/Office of the Director
"BD Biosciences Influx"
   

Dr. Nicholas Steers    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Defining Molecular Mechanisms of IgA1 Hyper-Responsiveness and Diversity in the Pathogenesis of IgA Nephropathy”
   

Dr. Emily Stein    
Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“The Effects of Inhaled Glucocorticoids on Central Skeleton Structure and Strength in Postmenopausal Latina Women”
   

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Prevention of Bone Loss After Bariatric Surgery: A Pilot and Feasibility Trial”
   

Dr. Milan Stojanovic    
5-year research grant, National Science Foundation
"SHF: Large: Collaborative Research: Molecular Computing for the Real World"
   

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCI
“Automated Microfluidic Selection of Aptamers against Carbohydrates”
   

Dr. Jennifer Sumner    
5-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NHLBI
“Posttraumatic Stress and Cardiovascular Risk in Women: Tests of Biological Mechanisms”
  Abstract

Dr. Megan Sykes    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
"Immune Response to iPSC-derived Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes"
  Abstract

2-year new Reconstructive Transplantation Research Award, Department of Defense/Office of the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
“Establishment of Donor Chimerism Using Allogeneic Bone Marrow with AMP Cell Co-infusion” ”
 
Abstract

Dr. Ira Tabas    
Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards, Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals
“Targeting a New Pathway Common to Diabetes and Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Alan Tall    
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
"ABCA1/G1 and LXRs in Atherogenesis"
   

Dr. Rebecca Turcotte (Mentor: Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya)
   
1-year new Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
"Alveolar-capillary Crosstalk in Lung Injury"
   

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Carbapenem-Resistant Bacterial Colonization and Infection after Liver Transplant”
  Abstract

Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation
   

Dr. Elizabeth Verna    
4-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIDDK
“Bacterial Translocation and the Intestinal Microbiome in Recurrent Disease Following Liver Transplantation”
  Abstract

Dr. Marcella Walker    
Faculty Research Fellowship, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
“PTH – A Novel, Modifiable Risk Factor for Age-Related Cognitive Decline?”
   

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIDDK
“Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Neurocognitive Features”
 
Abstract

Dr. Elaine Wan    
4-year Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association (National)
“Role of Vascular Ion Channels in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Diseases”
  Abstract

5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NHLBI
“Role of Vascular Ion Channels in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Diseases”
 
Abstract

Dr. Timothy Wang    
5-year “Method to Extend Research in Time” (MERIT) award, NIH/NIDDK
“Function and Regulation of Progastrin Receptors on Intestinal Progenitors”
   

Dr. Ying Wang (mentor: Dr. Anjali Ganda)    
2-year Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, American Philosophical Society
“Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Related to Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Incomplete Catabolism in Patients with CKD”
  Abstract

Dr. Jeffrey Wessler (Mentor: Dr. Mat Maurer)    
Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation
“Salt Taste Affinity During Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Hospitalization”
  Abstract

Dr. William Whang    
4-year R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Test of a New Theory to Explain Excess Risk in Cardiac PTSD”
  Abstract

Dr. Robert Winchester    
2-year new translational research grant, National Psoriasis Foundation
"Heterogeneity of Disease Mechanisms in Psoriatic Arthritis"
  Abstract

Dr. Howard Worman    
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIAMS
"Pathogenesis of Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy"
  Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NIAMS [Multiple PI award with Dr. Gregg Gundersen]
“Nuclear Movement LINC Complex and Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy”
 
Abstract

Katherine Xu (Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Barasch)    
3-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), NIH/NIDDK
“Role of the Kidney in Iron Balance”
  Abstract

Dr. Siqin Ye    
Health Practice Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Implementing Statin Choice Decision Aid at Point of Care”
  Abstract

Dr. Ze Zheng (mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)    
2-year Scholar in Diabetes Research grant, Russell Berrie Foundation
“Dach1: A Hepatocyte Transcriptional Co-Repressor that Promotes Insulin Resistance in Obesity”
  Abstract

Dr. Emmanuel Zorn    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Contribution of B Cells to Human Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”
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