2010     2011     2012     2013     2014     2015     2016     2017     2018

 
New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2016

Dr. Domenico Accili    
4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Role of Forkhead Proteins in Insulin Action”
   

Dr. Jason Adelman    
5-year R01, AHRQ
“Develop and Validate Health IT Safety Measures to Capture Violations of the 5 Rights of Medication Safety”
  Abstract

Dr. Sylvia Affo    
(Mentor: Dr. Robert Schwabe)
1-year Innovation Award, Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
“Contribution of Hepatic Cells to Intrahepatic CCA”
   

Dr. Brooke Aggarwal    
4-year Strategically Focused Go Red For Women Research Network - Population Project, American Heart Association
“Sleep and Cardio Metabolic Risk in Different Life Stages in a Diverse Population of Women”
   

Dr. Armin Alaedini    
1-year research grant agreement, Global Lyme Alliance
“Immunological Mechanisms and Biomarkers of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome”
   

New Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID
“Intestinal Immune Response in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
   

Dr. Ziad Ali    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholars Program award
“Role of the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ROS1 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”
   

Dr. Anca Askanase    
Clinical Trial Network Infrastructure Grant, Alliance for Lupus Research
“Lupus Clinical Investigator Network”

   

Dr. Matthew Baldwin    
Faculty Research Fellowship, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
“Latent Phenotypes of Weakness and Trajectories of Recovery in Older Survivors of Critical Illness"
   

Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya    
4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Lung Barrier Protection by Tatylated Proteins”
  Abstract

5-year post-doctoral training grant (T32) renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Columbia University Training Program in Lung Science”
 
Abstract

3-year Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - Investigator Initiated Research Award, Department of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
“Actin Fence Therapy for Acute Lung Injury”
 
Abstract

Dr. William Blaner    
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Earl Harrison (Ohio State University)]
3-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Vitamin A Homeostasis: Retinyl Ester Stores”

  Abstract

Dr. Remi Creusot    
Imaging Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Targeting Tissues of Relevance for Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy of Type 1 Diabetes”
  Abstract

Dr. Matthew Cummings (Mentor: Dr. Max O'Donnell)    
Training Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
"Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections in Uganda"
   

Dr. Changchun Deng    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
"Precision Delivery of c-Myc-Silencing Therapy by Identifying Genes Sensitive to Dual Inhibition of PI3Kdelta and CK1epsilon"
   

Dr. Susan DeWolf (Mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)    
Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award, American Society of Hematology
“A New Window into the Human Alloresponse via High-Throughput T Cell Receptor Sequencing“
  Abstract

Dr. Emily Dimango    
Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network grant, American Lung Association    

CF Care Center Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
   

Dr. Donald Edmondson    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Testing Biopsychosocial Mechanisms of the Post-hospital Syndrome Model of Early
Rehospitalization in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients”
   

Drs. Donald Edmondson and Ian Kronish    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Impact of PTSD on Cardiovascular Risk in Survivors of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack”
  Abstract

Drs. Stephen Emerson and Gary Schwartz    
5-year new Institutional Research Training Grant (T32), NIH/NCI
“Molecular Oncology Training Program”
   

Dr. Hilda Fernandez    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Genomic Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease and Neurocognitive Status in Children”
  Abstract

Dr. Pamela Freda    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
"Development of a Personalized Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Acromegaly: Integration of Genomic, Histopathologic and Radiographic Data with a Large, Existing Prospective Clinical Outcomes Dataset"
   

Dr. Robyn Gartrell (mentor: Dr. Yvonne Saenger)    
TRANSFORM TL1 Precision Medicine Training Program fellowship, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research    

Dr. Ali Gharavi    
4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Genetics of Human Renal Hypodysplasia”
  Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Drs. David Goldstein (Institute for Genomic Medicine), George Hripcsak (Dept. of Biomedical informatics), Rainu Kaushal (Weill Cornell Medical College), Margaret Ross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Mark Rubin (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Rhonda Trousdale (Harlem Hospital)]
5-year Exploratory/Developmental Phased Cooperative Agreement, NIH/Office of the Director
“Columbia/Cornell/Harlem Hospital Precision Medicine Initiative HPO”
   

3-year Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award - Partnering PI Option, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
“Multispecies, Integrative GWAS for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis”
   

Drs. Ali Gharavi and Jonathan Barasch    
5-year new institutional training grant (T32), NIH/NIDDK
“Precision Medicine Research in Nephrology”
  Abstract

Drs. Ali Gharavi and Andrew Bomback    
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for Dr. Hilda Fernandez, NIH/NIMHD
“Ancestry, Genetic Risk and Health Disparities in Immune-Mediated Nephritis”
   

Dr. Arianna Giacobbe (Mentor: Dr. Corinne Abate-Shen)    
2-year Postdoctoral Training Award, Prostate Cancer Research Program
“Characterization of Epigenetic Regulatory Drivers of Prostate Cancer Metastasis”
   

Dr. Jon Giles    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAMS
“Adipose Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
  Abstract

Dr. Henry Ginsberg    
Mentor/AHA Mentee Award, American Heart Association    

Michael Hernandez (Mentor: Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk)    
Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar, HIV Vaccine Trials Network
“A Pilot Study Assessing Acceptability and Feasibility of Self-Administered Drug-Level Testing Among At-Risk MSM Taking PrEP”
   

Medical Scholars Program, Infectious Disease Society of America
"Utilizing Smartphone Technology to Collect Information about Patterns of PrEP Use Among MSM"
   

Dr. Dawn Hershman    
3-year research grant, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
“Comorbidity, Toxicity and Breast Cancer Survival among Women On and Off Clinical Trials”
  Abstract

Nicholas Hutchings (Mentor: Dr. John Bilezikian)    
Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, Department of State (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)/J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
“Investigating Iodine Nutrition in Armenia”
   

Dr. Joanne Hsieh    
Research Scholars Program in Liver Disease, Gilead Sciences
“Hepatoprotective Mechanisms in TTC39B Deficiency”
   

Dr. Sanja Jelic    
4-year Strategically Focused Go Red For Women Research Network - Basic Project, American Heart Association
“The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Endothelial Activation in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women”
  Abstract

1-year Bridge grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Vascular Endothelial Activation in Sleep Apnea”
   

Dr. Lynne Johnson    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Novel Therapy for Diabetic PAD Monitored With Dual Isotope Multimodality Imaging”
   

(Multiple PI award with Dr. Jeanine D'Armiento)
3-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“in vivo Imaging of Destructive Processes in COPD”
   

Dr. Matko Kalac    
(mentor: Dr. Owen O’Connor)
TRANSFORM TL1 Precision Medicine Training Program fellowship, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  Abstract

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky    
2-year new Small Grant Program (R03), NIH/NCI
“Identifying Leptomeningeal Metastasis from Breast Cancer Utilizing a Novel Immunocytochemical Microfluidic Device”
  Abstract

Dr. Omar Khalique    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Clinical Trials Office
“Myocardial Tissue and Functional Characterization for Prediction of Revascularization Response among Patients with Coronary Arterial Chronic Total Occlusions”
   

Dr. Susheel Kodali [Multiple PI award with Dr. Ronald Lazar (Department of Neurology)]    
2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NINDS
”Cerebral Hemodynamics and Neurocognition in Severe Aortic Valve Disease”
  Abstract

Dr. Kimberly Komatsubara (Mentors: Drs. Richard Carvajal and Gary Schwartz)    
Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
“A Randomized Parallel Phase II Study of Pembrolizumab with or without Epacadostat (IDO Inhibitor) in Patients with Imatinib-Refractory Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors”
  Abstract

Dr. Ian Kronish    
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Increasing the Precision of Hypertension Treatment through N-of-1 Trials”
  Abstract

Dr. David Lederer    
5-year new Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), NIH/NHLBI
“Mentored Patient Oriented Research in Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Transplantation”
   

Dr. Matthew Lewis    
2-year Precision Medicine Fellowship/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
“Personalizing Patient Risk for Heart Failure Readmission: A Behavioral-Informatics Model”
   

Drs. Jining Lu and Wellington Cardoso    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“The Trinucleotide Repeat Containing 6a-Mediated miRNA Activities in the Ciliogenesis of Airway Epithelium”
  Abstract

Dr. Jose Luchsinger    
5-year Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) NIH/NIA
“Midcareer Award for Research in Dementia Risk Factors and Prevention”
  Abstract

Dr. Mahesh Madhavan (Mentor: Dr. Mathew Maurer)    
Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation
“The Relationship Between the Myocardial Contraction Fraction and Adverse Events after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Severe Aortic Stenosis”
   

Dr. Steven Marx    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Elucidating the Mechanisms of Vascular Dysfunction in Heart Failure”
   

5-year training grant renewal, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Mark Hardy (Dept. of Surgery)]
“Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Disease”
   

Dr. Adele Mitrotti    
(Mentor: Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi)
2-year Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship, ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
"Genetics of Human Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Sumit Mohan    
1-year grant, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
“Patient Oriented Transplant Center Metrics”
   

Dr. Nathalie Moise    
Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Innovative Methods for Delivering Depression Care and Improving Cardiovascular Disease”
   

Dr. Andrew Moran    
3-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Potential Future Benefits of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control in Today’s Young Adults”
   

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Model Based Approach to Improving Hypertension Control in Populations”
 
Abstract

Dr. John Morrow    
2-year Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association
“Mechanisms of Arrhythmia Induced by High-Fat Diet”
   

1-year Pilot Award, Columbia University New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center (NYONRC)
“Protein Kinase D (PKD) Activation Causes the Cardiac Complications of Obesity”
   

Dr. Lori Mosca    
4-year Strategically Focused Go Red For Women Research Network, American Heart Association
“Sleep and Cardiovascular Risk Across Women’s Life Stages”
  Abstract

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIAMS
“Osteochondroreticular (OCR) Cells as Sources of Cartilage Repair in Osteoarthritis”
   

Dr. Thomas Nickolas [Multiple PI award with Drs. Sharon Moe and Matthew Allen (Indiana University)]    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Pathogenesis of Compromised Bone Quality and Mechanics in Chronic Kidney Disease”
   

Dr. Max O'Donnell    
(Multiple PI award with Dr. Nesri Padayatchi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Promoting Engagement in the Drug Resistant TB/HIV Care Continuum in South Africa”
  Abstract

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Phase I Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Next Generation Sequencing and Inferential Forecasting to Characterize and Predict Epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in Uganda”
   

Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner    
2-year Small Research Grant (R03), NIH/NHLBI
“Ventilation and Pulmonary Endothelium Toxicities (VaPE-Tox) of E-cigarettes: A Randomized Crossover Pilot Study”
   

5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Hypercoagulability and Chronic Lung Disease in Older Adults”
   

Pilot Project Award in Environmental Health Research, Mailman School of Public Health/Department of Environmental Health Sciences/NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan
“E-Cigarettes and Circulating microRNAs in Extracellular Vesicles”
 
Abstract

Dr. Kenneth Olive    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
“Precision Targeting of Pancreatic Cancer Regulatory Networks”
   

Dr. Lale Ozcan    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Role of Dach1 in Obesity-Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance”
  Abstract

2-year Junior Faculty Development Award, American Diabetes Association
“Role of Dach1 in Obesity-Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance”
   

Pilot and Feasibility award, CU Diabetes Research Center
“Hepatic Dach1 Regulates Lipid Metabolism”
   

ASPIRE Cardiovascular Competitive Research Grant, Pfizer
“Role of Glucagon Receptor Signaling in PCSK9 Regulation”
 
Abstract

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Sex Differences and the Role of Novel Calcium Kinase Signaling”
   

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson    
3-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIDDK
“A New Therapeutic Option for the Treatment of Prolactinomas”
  Abstract

Dr. Utpal Pajvani    
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Notch Signaling Predicts NASH Therapeutic Response”
   

Innovation Awards Program, SANOFI
   

Ms. Alejandra Perez (Mentor: Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi)    
1-year Medical Student Research Training supplement, NIH/NIDDK
“Genetics of Posterior Urethral Valves in Human and Mouse”
   

Dr. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer    
5-year cooperative agreement competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) Phase 3”
  Abstract

5-year cooperative agreement competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Action for Health in Diabetes Extension Study Research Project”
 
Abstract

Dr. Maya Rao    
2-year Small Research Grant (R03), NIH/NIA
“A Pilot Randomized Trial of Arteriovenous Fistula versus Arteriovenous Graft in Elderly Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease”
  Abstract

Dr. Hila Milo Rasouly    
(Mentor: Dr. Ali Gharavi)
2-year Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program/Donald E. Wesson Research Fellow, ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
“Genetic Basis of Congenital Kidney Malformations”
  Abstract

Yasmin Rawlins (Mentor: Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch)    
Minority Medical Student Award Program, American Society of Hematology
“Racial and ethnic differences in toxicities of childhood ALL therapy”
   

Dr. Muredach Reilly    
5-year Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Mentored Patient Oriented Research in Cardiometabolic Disease”
   

Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer    
ASPIRE Cardiovascular Competitive Research Grant, Pfizer
“Use of Stable Isotopes to Examine the Effects of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 Binding on the Metabolism of Lipoprotein(a) and Low Density Lipoproteins in Healthy Humans”
   

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Circadian Clock Regulation of Branching Morphogenesis During Kidney Development”
  Abstract

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
“A Functional Modeling Framework to Identify Actionable Alleles from Clinical Exome Sequencing”
   

3-year Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award - Partnering PI Option, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
“Multispecies, Integrative GWAS for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis”
   

1-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to support Dr. Jeremiah Martino, NIH/NIDDK
“Genetics of Congenital Obstructive Uropathy”
   

Dr. Robert Schwabe    
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“HMGB1 as Link Between Hepatocellular Injury and HCC”
   

Dr. Elizabeth Shane    
4-year new R01. FDA
“Phase 2b Study of Denosumab to Prevent Bone Loss in Idiopathic Osteoporosis in Premenopausal Women Treated with Teriparatide”
  Abstract

Dr. Steven Shea    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“HLD-Mediated Cholesterol Efflux and Plaque Inflammation in MESA”
  Abstract

5-year institutional training grant (T32) competitive renewal, HRSA
“NRSA for Primary Medical Care”
   

Dr. Michael Shen    
5-year new R01, NIH/NICHD
“Systems Analysis of Mouse Gastrulation”
   

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Cory Abate-Shen (Dept. of Urology)]
3-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Analysis of Drug Response in Organoids and Mouse Models”
   

Dr. Benjamin Smith    
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Non-Smokers”
   

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck (Multiple PI award with Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)    
7-year Consortium Cooperative Agreement, NIH/NHLBI
“Modeling, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Milan Stojanovic    
Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction funding program, DoD/Defense Threat Reduction Agency
“Development of Inhibitors of the Aging Process of Organophosphate Adducts of AChE”
  Abstract

Drs. Milan Stojanovic and Ali Gharavi    
2-year R21, NIH/NIDDK
“Aptamer-Based Arrays for Detection of Pathogenic IgA1 O-Glycoforms in IgA Nephropathy”
   

Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge    
4-year Strategically Focused Go Red For Women Research Network - Clinical Project, American Heart Association
“Impact of Sleep Restriction on Cardio Metabolic Risk Factors in Pre- vs Postmenopausal Women”
  Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLB
“Effect of Long-Term Sleep Restriction on Energy Balance”
 
Abstract

Dr. Megan Sykes    
2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program for Dr. Sean Campbell, NIH/NIDDK
“Immune Response to iPSC-Derived Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes”
   

Drs. Megan Sykes (contact PI) and David Sachs    
1-year Program Project (P01) grant, NIH/NIAID
“A Tolerance Approach to Xenotransplantation”
  Abstract

Dr. Ira Tabas    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
"MerTK Cleavage and Signaling in Atherosclerosis"
  Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Omid Farokhzad (Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Enhancing Inflammation Resolution in Atherosclerosis via Targeted Nanoparticle-Mediated Delivery of Biologics”
 
Abstract

Innovation Awards Program, SANOFI
“Targeting Hepatocyte TAZ to Treat Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis”
   

Dr. Veli Topkara    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Clinical Trials Office
“Mitochondrial Dynamism and Autophagic Clearance Signaling Pathways in Doxorubicin Induced Cardiomyopathy”
   

Meghna Trivedi    
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant - Clinical Research, Susan G. Komen
“Development of a Decision Aid on BRCA Genetic Testing for Orthodox Jewish Women”
  Abstract

Dr. Emily Tsai    
Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Understanding the Molecular Pathobiology of Right Ventricular Dysfunction as a Determinant of Gender Differences in Heart Failure”
   

M. Irené Ferrer Scholar Award in Gender-Specific Medicine
“Gender-Specific Differences in Cardiac cGMP Signaling: A Pathophysiological Mechanism Towards Addressing Gender Disparities in Heart Failure”
 
Abstract

2-year Small Research Grant (R03), NIH/NHLBI
“Therapeutic Potential of Myocardial Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase Signaling in Right Ventricular Dysfunction”
 
Abstract

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann    
2-year Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to support Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds, NIH/NIAID
“Carbapenem-Resistant Bacterial Colonization and Infection after Liver Transplant”
   

(with Dr. Ryan Demmer (Dept. of Epidemiology)
Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"The Microbiome and Chronic Immune Activation Among HIV+ Patients"
   

Dr. Carol Waksmonski    
Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, CU College of Physicians & Surgeons    

Dr. Marcella Walker    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
"A Genetic Approach toward Individualizing the Assessment of Osteoporosis"
  Abstract

Dr. Elaine Wan        
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation    

Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, CU College of Physicians & Surgeons
“Using the Digital Stethoscope as an Innovative Tool for Cardiac Auscultation”
   

Dr. Runsheng Wang    
2-year Scientist Development Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Evolution of Inflammatory Back Pain
   

Dr. Timothy Wang    
7-year new Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), NIH/NCI
“The Role of Stem Cells and the Microenvironment in Gastrointestinal Cancers”
   

Dr. Lauren Wasson    
5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), AHRQ
“Improving Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in the Emergency Department Using Cognitive Informatics Tools”
   

Dr. Elizabeth Widen    
5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NICHD
“Pregnancy Weight Trajectories and Offspring Adiposity”
  Abstract

Dr. Robert Winchester    
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Significance of Intrarenal T Cells in SLE Nephritis”
  Abstract

Dr. Howard Worman    
Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation
“Establishment of a Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Registry and Database”
   

Dr. Kelley Yan    
3-year Faculty Portion of a Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Fund    

Dr. Natalie Yip    
Health Practice Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"An Integrated Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool to Optimize Mechanical Ventilator Management”
   

Dr. Hanrui Zhang    
5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI
“Macrophage-Specific Function of GWAS CAD-Associated LIPA Alleles in Atherosclerosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Xiaokan Zhang (Mentors: Drs. P. Christian Schulze and Paolo Colombo)    
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association.
“Regulation of Mitochondrial Enzyme Acetylation and Function through miR-195 Controlled SIRT3 in the Failing Myocardium”
   

Dr. Xuan Zhang (Mentor: Dr. Muredach Reilly)    
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
“Functional Investigation of Adipose Long Intergenic Noncoding RNAs in Obesity”
   

Dr. Emmanuel Zorn    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Innate B Cell Immunity and Antibody-Mediated Rejection of Human Kidney Allografts”
  Abstract

Dr, Min Zou    
1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Clinical Trials Office
“Predicting Drug Response for Human Prostate Cancer using a Cross-Species Systems Biology Approach”