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New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2017



Dr. Marwah Abdalla    
Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
"Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Masked Hypertension Study"
   

Dr. Domenico Accili    
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Mechanisms of Beta Cell Failure”
   

Dr. Melissa Accordino    
3-year Breast Cancer Research Foundation Career Development Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology
"SWOG 1620CD: Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Tumor Marker Directed Disease Monitoring Versus Usual Care in the Monitoring of Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patients"
   

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Physician and Patient Attitudes and Preference Regarding Disease Monitoring in Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer in SWOG 1703:  Cross-Sectional Companion Study”
   

Dr. Jason Adelman    
4-year new R01, AHRQ
“Providing Evidence and Developing a Toolkit to Accelerate the Adoption of Patient Photographs in Electronic Health Records”
  Abstract

Dr. Qais Al-Awqati    
5-year competitive Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35) renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Training Medical Students in NIDDK Research”
   

Dr. Armin Alaedini    
Research grant, Global Lyme Alliance
"Immunologic Mechanisms and Biomarkers of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome"
   

Dr. Jonathan Barasch    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Definition of Acute Kidney Injury at Single Cell Resolution”
  Abstract

Dr. Alberto Bartolome (Mentor: Dr. Utpal Pajvani)    
Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
“Unraveling the Role of Notch Signaling in Adult Pancreatic Beta Cells”
  Abstract

Dr. Joan Bathon    
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIAMS
“Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
  Abstract

Dr. Natalie Bello    
1-year William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Award, American College of Cardiology
“Home Blood Pressure Monitoring and Hypertension in Pregnancy”
  Abstract

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Relaxin 2 and Hypertension in Women”
   

Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya    
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Novel Mechanisms of Alveolar Inflammation”
   

Dr. Wellington Cardoso    
7-year new Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms Controlling Expansion and Lineage Specification of Airway Progenitors in Development and Disease”
  Abstract

Dr. Bernard Chang    
Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Test of An alternative Emergency Department Management Strategy on PTSD and Cardiovascular Risk on Survivors of Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Stroke”
   

Dr. Adi Cohen    
5-year new R01, FDA
“Pregnancy and Lactation Associated Osteoporosis: Bone Microstructure and Metabolism, Genotypic Characteristics, Natural History and Biomarkers of Disease Severity”
  Abstract

Dr. Keith Diaz    
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Impact of Prolonged Sedentary Behavior on Cardiac Outcomes and Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients”
  Abstract

Faculty Research Fellowship, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
“Interrupting Prolonged Sitting to Improve Cardiometabolic Biomarkers: a Cross-Over Trial”

 
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3-year Diversity Supplement to support Ms. Andrea Duran, NIH/NHLBI
“Home and Neighborhood Environmental Determinants of Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior among Acute Coronary Syndrome Survivors”
   

Dr. Amanda Doran (Mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)    
Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, The New York Academy of Medicine
“CaMKlly in Advanced Atherosclerosis and Insulin Resistance”
   

Seed Grant Research Program, American Medical Association Foundation
“CaMKIIγ  in Advanced Atherosclerosis and Insulin Resistance”
   

5-year Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award, American Heart Association
“A Novel Multifunctional Role for CaMKIIg in Advanced Atherosclerosis”
   

Dr. Donald Edmondson    
3-year Diversity Research Supplement to support Dr. Raymond Givens, NIH/NHLBI    

Dr. Donna Farber    
5-year consortium cooperative agreement, NIH/NIAID
“Human Anti-Viral Immune Responses in Tissues and Circulation”
  Abstract

5-year cooperative agreement competitive renewal, NIH/NIAID and the Office of AIDS Research
“Development of Lung T cell Responses in Infant Respiratory Immunity”
   

Dr. Anthony Ferrante    
5-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Adipose Tissue Macrophage Phenotype and Function”
   

Dr. Barry Fine    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholars Program award
“The STK25 Signaling Pathway in Cardiomyocytes”
   

1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Modeling and Prediction of Primary Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplant"
 
Abstract

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - Discovery Award, Department of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
“Cardiomyocyte Chirality Defects in Congenital Heart Disease”
   

Dr. Pamela Freda    
3-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“New Approaches to the Evaluation and Treatment of Acromegaly”
  Abstract

Dr. Daniel Freedberg    
4-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIDDK
“Loss of Gastrointestinal Colonization Resistance and Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in the Intensive Care Unit”
  Abstract

Dr. Arthur (Reshad) Garan    
Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA KL2 program    

Dr. Henry Ginsberg    
7-year new Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), NIH/NHLBI
“Phenotyping Genetic Disorders of Hepatic Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism in Cells, Mice, and Men”
  Abstract

Dr. Rishi Goyal    
National Endowment for the Humanities
“Humanities Connections Curriculum for Medicine, Literature and Society”
   

Emily Groopman (Mentor: Dr. Ali Gharavi)    
4-year M.D./Ph.D. Pre-doctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK
“Utility of Genomic Diagnostics for Chronic Kidney Disease”
  Abstract

Dr. Arnold Han    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholars Program award
“T Cell Function and Specificity in Colorectal Cancer”
   

1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Precision T Cell Receptor-Based Cancer Therapies”
   

Dr. Dawn Hershman    
1-year grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Understanding Barriers to Quality Cancer Care”
   

Dr. Vivek Iyer    
1-year Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Patient-Specific Computational Models to Guide Atrial Fibrillation Therapy”
  Abstract

Dr. Kyeong Kim    
3-year new Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association
“Role of Gamma-Secretase in Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis”
   

Dr. Judith Korner    
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Metabolic and Endocrine Effects of Bariatric Surgery”
  Abstract

Dr. Taiyi (Diana) Kuo (Mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)    
Berrie Scholar in Diabetes Research Award, Russell Berrie Foundation
“The Epigenetic Role of FoxO1 in Pancreatic Beta Cells”
   

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk, Jonathan Barasch, and Andrew Bomback    
2-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIDDK
“Kidney Precision Medicine Program (KPMP): Columbia AKI Recruitment Site”
  Abstract

Dr. Alexander Kushnir (Mentors: Drs. Steven Marx and Andrew Marks)    
Research Grant, RYR-1 Foundation
“RyR1 Myopathy Database”
  Abstract

Drs. David Lederer and Wellington Cardoso (Multiple PI award)    
4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease in MESA and FAR-ILD”
  Abstract

3-year Diversity Supplement to support Ms. Imaani Easthausen, NIH/NHLBI
“Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease in MESA and FAR-ILD”
   

Dr. Jose Luchsinger    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Are there Ethnic Differences in Brain Amyloid and Tau in the Seventh Decade of Life?
  Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NIA [Multiple PI grant with Dr. Davangere Devanand (Dept. of Psychiatry)]
“Testing Olfaction in Primary Care to Detect Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias (TOPAD)”
 
Abstract

Dr. Jennifer Lue (Mentor: Jennifer Amengual)    
Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/ Conquer Cancer Foundation
"Targeting Epigenetic Derangements in Germinal Centered Derived Lymphomas through the Synergistic Inhibition of EZH2 and Histone Deacetylases"
   

Dr. Gulam Abbas Manji    
4-year new R01, FDA
“Phase 2 Study of Combination Therapy with PLX3397 and Sirolimus to Target Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors”
  Abstract

Dr. Markus Mapara [Multiple PI award with Drs. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic and Holly Wobma (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]    
Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"IMMPLACATE: Stem Cell Therapy to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Graft-vs-Host-Disease in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients"
   

Dr. Sumit Mohan    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Increasing Minority Population Awareness through Community Teaching for Improved Organ Donation (IMPACT for Improved Organ Donation)”
  Abstract

[Multiple PI with Dr. Diedre Sawinski (University of Pennsylvania)]
5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIDDK
“2/2 APOL1 Long-Term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network- Clinical Center”
 
Abstract

Dr. Nathalie Moise    
5-year new R01, AHRQ
“TRANSFORM DEPCARE: A Theoretical Approach to Improving Patient Engagement and Shared Decision Making for Minorities in Collaborative Depression Care”
  Abstract

Dr. Munemasa Mori    
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - Discovery Award, Department of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
“Development of a Novel Approach to Regenerate Functional Lungs”
  Abstract

Dana Neugut    
1-year Medical Student Research Training award, NIH/NIDDK
“Precision Medicine Research in Nephrology”
  Abstract

Dr. Kenneth Olive    
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Targeting Cysteine Import to Induce Ferroptotic Cell Death in Pancreatic Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Lale Ozcan    
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation    

Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer    
5-year Institutional Post-doctoral Research Training grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Obesity Research Center Training Grant”
  Abstract

Dr. Jianwen Que    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanism of Respiratory System-Esophageal Separation”
  Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Barrett's Esophagus and Progenitor Cells at the Squamous-Columnar Junction”
   

Dr. Yann Ravussin (Mentor: Dr. Anthony Ferrante)    
Berrie Scholar in Diabetes Research Award, Russell Berrie Foundation
“Overfeeding and Pathways that Regulate Body Weight”
   

Dr. Muredach Reilly    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Human LincRNAs in Macrophage Biology and Related Cardiometabolic Diseases”
  Abstract

Dr. Naiyer Rizvi [Multiple PI award with Dr. Timothy Chan (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)]    
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Elucidating Genetics of Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Lung Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Adrian Sacher    
3-year Lilly Career Development Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology
“Identification of Tumor Neoantlgens During Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer"
   

Dr. David Sachs    
1-year High-Priority, Short-Term Bridge Award, NIH/NIAID
“Tolerance to Vascularized Allografts in Miniswine”
  Abstract

Dr. Rachael Safyan (Mentors: Drs. Gary Schwartz and Paul Oberstein)    
Gateway for Cancer Research Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
“Translational Evaluation of Combination Hypomethylation with Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer”
  Abstract

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Genomics of Mammalian Posterior Urethral Valves”
   

Drs. Gary Schwartz and Richard Carvajal    
2-year Empire Clinical Research (ECRIP) Centers, New York State Department of Health
“Optimization and Application of Precision Medicine Oncology in Cancer Care”
   

Dr. Ankit Shah (Mentor: Dr. Blandine Laferrere)    
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK
“Mediators of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Remission after Gastric Bypass Surgery”
  Abstract

Research grant, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“Effect of Dipeptidyl Pepidase-4 Inhibitors o Glucogon-Like Peptide-1 Levels after Gastric Bypass Surgery”
   

Drs. Elizabeth Shane and Adi Cohen    
3-year R01 competing renewal, FDA
“Teriparatide for Idiopathic Osteoporosis in Premenopausal Women: A Phase 2 Study”
  Abstract

Dr. Ji-Yeon Shin    
1-year Pilot Feasibility Grant, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center
“Nuclear Envelope and Fatty Liver”
   

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Mitochondrial Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
  Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Mitochondrial Maintenance Mechanisms of Stem Cells and Aging”
   

Dr. Mark Snyder (Mentor: Dr. Donna Farber)    
1-year Fellowship, American Society of Transplantation’s Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN)
“Role of Tissue Resident Memory T Cells in Both Acute and Chronic Rejection Following Lung Transplantation”
   

Dr. Stefano Spolitu (Mentor: Dr. Lale Ozcan)    
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association”
‘Glucagon-Mediated Control of PCSK9 and Cholesterol Metabolism”
   

Dr. Milan Stojanovic [with Dr. Henry Hess (Department of Biomedical Engineering)]    
Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE), Columbia University
“APTAPAINT: Towards Single-Molecule Glycan Sequencing”
  Abstract

Dr. Alexandros Strikoudis (Mentor: Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck)    
1-year Senior Research Training Fellowship, American Lung Association
“Modeling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis using CRISPR/Cas9 Genome-Edited Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”
  Abstract

Dr. Ira Surolia    
2-year Precision Medicine Fellowship, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Investigating Shifts in Chromatin Accessibility in Human Cutaneous T Cell Lymphomas: Implications for Susceptibility and Resistance Patterns in Response to Romidepsin Chemotherapy and Combination Chemotherapies”
   

Dr. Megan Sykes    
5-year new cooperative agreement (U19), NIH/NIAID
“Regulatory T Cells to Promote Mixed Chimerism for Tolerance to Islets and Kidneys from Deceased and Living Donors”
  Abstract

Drs. Megan Sykes and David Sachs    
4-year Program Project (P01) competitive renewal, NIH/NIAID
“A Tolerance Approach to Xenotransplantation”
  Abstract

Cristian Taborda (Mentor: Dr. Ran Reshef)    
Minority Medical Student Award Program, American Society of Hematology
“Role of Microbiome Diversity in Shaping the Graft-Versus-Host Immune Response after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation”
  Abstract

Dr. Alan Tall    
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms Linking LNK Genetic Variation to Atherothrombosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Emily Tsai    
1-year Presidential Career Development Award, American College of Cardiology
“Therapeutic Potential of Myocardial Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase Stimulation in Right Ventricular Dysfunction: Microdomains of Novel Cardioprotective cGMP Signaling Mechanisms”
  Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Novel Cardioprotective sGC/cGMP Microdomains: Therapeutic Targets in Medically Treated HF”
 
Abstract

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann [with Dr. Filippo Mancia (Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics)]
Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program, Columbia University
“Combating Resistance to Last-Resort Antibiotics through Combined Genomic and Structure-Guided Approaches”
   

Dr. Elaine Wan [Multiple PI award with Dr. Elisa Konofagou, (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]    
Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"VISIBLATE: A Novel Imaging System for Real Time Assessment of Ablation Lesions during Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias"
   

Dr. Timothy Wang [Multiple PI award with Drs. Anil Rustgi (University of Pennsylvania) and Kenneth Wang (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)]    
5-year Specialized Center-Cooperative Agreement (U54) competitive renewal, NIH/NCI
“The Role of the Microenvironment in Barrett's Esophagus”
  Abstract

2-year new Translational Research Grant, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
“Targeting Cholinergic Receptors to Suppress Pancreatic Cancer”
   

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“The Function and Regulation of Histidine Decarboxylase in Gut Inflammation”
  Abstract

Dr. Sharon Wardlaw    
3-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“CSF Neuropeptide, Hormonal and Metabolomic Analysis in Human Energy”
  Abstract

Dr. Kelley Yan    
3-year Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholars Program award
“Age-Related Changes in Intestinal Stem Cell Function”
   

Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation
   

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Directed Differentiation Enteroendocrine Cells”
   

2-year new R03, NIH/NIDDK
“Enteroendocrine Cell Subsets with Reserve Stem Cell Function”
   

Dr. Michael Yin [Multiple PI award with Dr. Sunil Wadhwa (College of Dental Medicine)]    
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDCR
“Oral Immune Activation and Alveolar Bone Loss in HIV-Infected Postmenopausal Women”
   

Changyu Zhu (Mentor: Dr. Utpal Pajvani)    
2-year Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Investigate the Jagged1-Notch-Osteopontin axis in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and Fibrosis”
  Abstract

Dr. Emmanuel Zorn    
5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIAID
“Development and Significance of the Plasma Cell Niche in the Human Infant Thymus”
  Abstract