Department of Medicine

Funded Peer-Reviewed Awards

New and Competitively Renewed Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2022
Dr. Marwah Abdalla
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinician-Scientists Grants Program, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Drs. Qais Al-Awqati, Utpal Pajvani and Sharon Wardlaw
5-year Short-term Training Grant (T35) competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Training Medical Students in NIDDK Research”
Dr. R. Graham Barr
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Precision Phenotyping of Emphysema in the Elderly: The MESA Lung Study”
Dr. Elana Bernstein
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinician-Scientists Grants Program, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Mr. Allen Chung (mentor: Robert Bauer)
2-year Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association
“Elucidating the Role of ADAMTS7 in Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Remi Creusot
Shared Instrumentation (S10) Grant, NIH/Office of the Director
“Five-laser Aurora Spectral Flow Cytometer”
Dr. Matthew Cummings
5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIAID
“Subtyping Sepsis in Uganda Using Clinical, Pathogen, and Host Response Profiling”
Dr. Huijuan Dou
3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association
“The Impact of LNK Deficiency on Neutrophil and Eosinophil Extracellular Traps and Atherothrombosis”
Dr. Jing Fu
Translational Research Award, International Myeloma Society/Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation
“Amyloid Targeting CAR Macrophage Therapy Against AL Amyloidosis”
Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinician-Scientists Grants Program, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Dr. Dawn Hershman
Fostering Innovation Award (FIA) for ACS Professors/Diversity in Cancer Research Institutional Development, American Cancer Society (ACS)
FIA-Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Huachao Huang
2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21, NIH/NIAID
“Tuft Cells Modulate Macrophage Response Following Lung Viral Infection”
Dr. Benjamin Izar
4-year Research Scholar Grant, American Cancer Society
“The Role of the CD58:CD2 Axis in Cancer Immune Evasion and Resistance to Immunotherapy”
Schaefer Research Scholars Program
"Systematic Dissection of the Tumor-Immune Synapse Using Combinatorial Perturbations and Modeling”
Dr. Sanja Jelic
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Sleep Apnea”
Drs. Markus Mapara, Sergei Rudchenko and Milan Stojanovic
“Molecular Computing Cascades to Redirect Immune Effector Cells”
Dr. Steven Marx [Multiple PI award with Dr. Andrew Marks (Dept. of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics)]
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Exploring the Molecular Physiology of Atrial Fibrillation”
Mr. Brent Mayfield (mentor: Dr. Utpal Pajvani)
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NIDDK
“Jagged-Notch Signaling in NASH/Fibrosis”
Dr. Bongani Liberty Mthunzi (mentor: Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association
“Determining the Mechanistic Role of Sessile Alveolar Macrophages in Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury”
Dr. Ani Nalbandian (mentor: Dr. Mathew Maurer)
Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, New York Academy of Medicine
“Sodium-glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors in Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy”
Dr. Yael Nobel (mentors: Drs. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann and Elizabeth Verna)
1-year Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, American Philosophical Society
“Harnessing the Gut Microbiome for Prevention of Allograft Rejection after Liver Transplant”
Dr. Max O'Donnell
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Adaptive Evaluation of mHealth and Conventional Adherence Support Interventions to Optimize Outcomes with New Treatment Regimens for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and HIV in South Africa”
Dr. Kenneth Olive
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NCI
“Targeting Cysteine Import to Induce Ferroptotic Cell Death in Pancreatic Cancer”
Dr. Utpal Pajvani
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Beta Cell Notch Activity in Type 2 Diabetes”
Dr. Huize Pan (mentor: Dr. Muredach Reilly)
5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI
“Genomic Regulation and Translational Potential of a Novel Smooth Muscle Cell-Derived Cell Type in Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Jianwen Que [Multiple PI award with Dr. Chao Lu (Department of Genetics & Development)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Cell Fate Regulation in Esophageal Progenitor Cells”
Mr. Domenick Raphael (mentor: Dr. Utpal Pajvani)
2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NIDDK
“Notch, Type 2 Diabetes and NAFLD”
Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi
3-year, Expansion Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs/Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
“Multiethnic Integrated GWAS to Illuminate the Pathobiology of FSGS”
Dr. Maaike Schilperoort (mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association
“Roles and Mechanisms of Efferocytosis-Induced Macrophage Glycolysis in Inflammation Resolution and Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Ari Shechter [Multiple PI with Dr. Bernard Chang (Dept. of Emergency Medicine)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Psychological Symptoms in Healthcare Workers Following the COVID-19 Pandemic and Relationship to Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk”
Dr. Daichi Shimbo [Multiple PI award with Drs. Paul Muntner (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Kristi Reynolds (Kaiser Foundation Research Institute)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Improving the Detection of Hypertension and its Control”
Dr. Jennifer Small-Saunders
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award
“tRNA Reprogramming as a Driver of Artemisinin Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum”
Dr. Hans Snoeck
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Mitochondrial Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
Dr. Megan Sykes [Multiple PI award with Dr. David Sachs (Dept. of Surgery)]
5-year Program Project (P01) competitive renewal, NIH/NIAID
“A Tolerance Approach to Xenotransplantation”
Dr. Neil Vasan
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award
“Targeting SHP2 in EGFR+ Triple Negative Breast Cancer”
Dr. Aaron Viny
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinician-Scientists Grants Program, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Dr. Xuebing Wu
Longevity Impetus Grant, Norn Group
“Aging as a Self-Reinforcing Feedback Loop: A Noncoding Translation Perspective”
Dr. Kelley Yan
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinician-Scientists Grants Program, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
New and Competitively Renewed Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2021
Dr. Marwah Abdalla
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Julian Abrams
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “The Role of the Microbiome and Notch Signaling in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
2-year Administrative Supplement to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research, NIH/NCI “Study of the Oral Microbiome to Address Racial Disparities in Esophageal Cancer”
Dr. Domenico Accili
3-year grant, JPB Foundation “Causes and Treatment of Cell Dedifferentiation in Diabetes”
5-year R01 competitive renew al, NIH/NIDDK “Mechanisms of Beta Cell Failure”
Dr. Anca Askanase
3-year Impact Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/Lupus Research Program “Validation of SLE Virtual Outcome Measures”
2-year award, Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Office of Minority Health “New York City Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program”
Dr. Matthew Baldwin
4-year Investigator-Initiated Research Award - COVID - Partnering PI Option, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program “COVID-19 Lung Injury, ARDS, and Thrombosis: Acute Disease and Long-Term Subphenotypes”
Dr. R. Graham Barr
1-year grant, American Lung Association “Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R) CT Study”
Dr. Susan Bates
3-year Translational Research Partnership Award - Pilot Clinical Trial, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Pancreatic Cancer Research Program “Modulating Neural Signaling in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer”
Drs. Joan Bathon and Robert Winchester
5-year new institutional training grant (T32), NIH/NIAMS “Multidisciplinary Training in Molecular and Translational Rheumatology Research”
Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya
5-year institutional training grant competitive renewal (T32), NIH/NHLBI “The Columbia University Training Program in Lung Science”
Dr. John Bilezikian [Multiple PI award with Drs. Roberto Pacifici and Rheinallt Jones (Emory University)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Role of the Gut Microbiome in the Bone Loss Induced by Hyperparathyroidism in Mice and Humans”
Dr. Jeffrey Birk
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Positive and Negative Psychological Predictors of Long-Term Recovery after Cardiac Arrest”
Dr. Michael Brener (mentor: Dr. Nir Uriel)
1-year Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders, America College of Cardiology/Merck “Pressure-Volume Analysis to Predict Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation”
Dr. John Christin (mentor: Dr. Michael Shen)
3-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NCI “Epigenetic Regulators of Subtype Plasticity in Bladder Cancer”
Dr. Enrico Cocchi
Jared J. Grantham Research Fellowship, KidneyCure (the ASN Foundation)/American Society of Nephrology “Somatic Mutations in Kidney Disease”
Dr. Remi Creusot
2-year “Passion to Find a Cure” research grant, Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. Foundation “A Novel mRNA Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes”
Dr. Katherine Crew
2-year Impact Award, Hope Foundation for Cancer Research “Application of a Convolutional Neural Network-Based Model to Breast Imaging to Assess Prognosis and Predict Response to Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment”
Mr. Saxton Cruz (mentor: Dr. Kelley Yan)
2-year “Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, NIH/NIA “Intestinal Stem Cell Function During Aging and Tumo r Initiation”
Dr. Matthew Cummings
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases, Burroughs Wellcome Fund/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene “Dissecting Sepsis Heterogeneity in Uganda Using Pathogen Sequencing and Host Transcriptomics”
Dr. Keith Diaz
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Evaluating Standing as a Health Behavior to Promote Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in African Americans”
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Ying Kuen (Ken) Cheung (Dept. of Biostatistics)] “Breaking up Prolonged Sedentary Behavior to Improve Cardiometabolic Health: An Adaptive Dose-Finding Study”
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “Breaking Up Prolonged Sedentary Behavior to Improve Cardiometabolic Health: Investigating the Effectiveness of Resistance Exercises”
Dr. Emily DiMango
Cystic Fibrosis Center award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dr. Donald Edmondson [Multiple PI award with Dr. Walter Bockting (New York State Psychiatric Institute)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI Impact of Minority Stress on Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Resilience”
Dr. Ana Emiliano
“CUIMC Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University” “Celiac Ganglia Hyperactivity in Obesity”
Dr. Trevor Fidler (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)
Dr. Ines Mandl Connective Tissue Research Fellowship, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI “Mechanisms of Atherogenesis in Clonal Hematopoiesis”
Dr. Jianing Fu
2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID “Immune Profiling of γδ T Cells after Human Intestinal Transplantation”
Dr. Jing Fu
1-year Concept Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/Rare Cancer Research Program “Amyloid Fibril-Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor Macrophages (CAR-M)-Based Immunotherapy for Amyloid Clearance in Light Chain Amyloidosis”
Dr. Joel Gabre
2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program, NIH/NCI “The Role of the Metaplastic Microenvironment in Barrett's Esophagus”
Dr. Dympna Gallagher [Multiple PI award with Drs. Rudolph Leibel and Michael Rosenbaum (Dept. of Pediatrics) and Dr. Laurel Mayer (Dept. of Psychiatry)]
Clinical Trial Consortium Cooperative Agreement Phase 1 (UG3), NIH/NIDDK “Predictors of Recidivism to Obesity in Weight-Reduced Individuals”
Dr. Su Gao
3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association “Endothelial Cell Cholesterol Metabolism Dysregulation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
Dr. Christine Garcia
4-year Investigator-Initiated Research Award - COVID - Partnering PI Option, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program “COVID-19 Lung Injury, ARDS, and Thrombosis: Acute Disease and Long-Term Subphenotypes
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI “Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomerase Dysfunction”
Dr. Ali Gharavi
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Jan Novak (University of Alabama) and Francesco Scolari (University of Brescia, Italy)] 4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Elucidating IgA Nephropathy through Genetic Studies of IgA1 Glycosylation”
3-year Expansion Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program “Genetic Determinants of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in Mouse and Humans”
Drs. Ali Gharavi and Jonathan Barasch [Multiple PI award with Dr. Cathy Mendelsohn (Dept. of Urology)]
5-year George M. O'Brien Urology Cooperative Research Center (U54) competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Investigating the Genetic, Cellular, and Metabolic Events Important for Urothelial Homeostasis and Response to Injury”
Dr. Jon Giles [Multiple PI award with Dr. Ahmed Tawakol (Massachusetts General Hospital)]
5-year R01, NIH/NIAMS “Neuroimaging Measures of Psychosocial Stress as Predictors of Articular and Arterial Inflammation, Cardiometabolic Disease, and Treatment Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Marlena Habal
Nelson Faculty Development Award, Columbia University Irving Medical Center “A Synergistic Approach to Targeting HLA Antibodies with Belatacept and a Proteasome Inhibitor”
Dr. Jessica Hawley
3-year Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation “Association of Circulating Markers of Pro-Tumorigenic Inflammation with Clinical Progression and Race/Ethnicity in Men with Prostate Cancer”
Dr. Maria Hamm De Miguel
1-year grant through the program, “Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, & Inclusion in Internal Medicine Training”, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine “Residency-Community Partnership: Cultural Humility, Community Assets”
Drs. Brian Henick and Hiroshi Nakagawa [with Drs. Andrea Califano (Dept. of Systems Biology) and Chao Lu (Dept. of Genetics & Development)]
Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center “Patient-Derived Organoids to Model and Manipulate Tumor Regulatory Dependencies in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
Dr. Dawn Hershman
1-year Research Grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation “Interventions to Reduce Therapy Related Adverse Effects”
Drs. Dawn Hershman and Daichi Shimbo [Multiple PI award with Drs. Elizabeth Gross Cohn (Hunter College), Erica Phillips (Weill Cornell Medicine), Mary Beth Terry (Mailman School of Public Health) and Olajide Williams (Dept. of Neurology)]
5-year Center Grant (P50), NIH/NIMHD “Center to Improve Chronic disease Outcomes through Multi-level and Multigenerational approaches Unifying Novel Interventions and Training for health EquitY (The COMMUNITY Center)”
Dr. David Ho [with Dr. Masayuki Yazawa (Dept. of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine)]
Life Science Accelerator Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research [Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx)] “SARS-CoV-2 Envelope as a New Therapeutic Target for COVID-19”
Dr. Huachao Huang
2-year Discovery Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program “The Role(s) of Tuft Cells during Virus-Mediated Acute Lung Injury“
Dr. Chin Hur
NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium Mini-Grant Program, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Pre-Hospital Triage Decisions for Patients with Suspected Stroke due to Large Vessel Occlusion: A Decision Analytic Modeling Cost-Effectiveness Study”
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Jennifer Yeh (Boston Children's Hospital) and Reinier Meester (Erasmus MC University Medical Center) 5-year new cooperative agreement (U01), NIH/NCI “Comparative Modeling of Gastric Cancer Disparities and Prevention in the US and Globally”
Drs. Chin Hur and Fay Kastrinos
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Optimal Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Strategy for Lynch Syndrome by Genotype”
Dr. Chin Hur and Nicholas Tatonetti
2-year Exploratory Collaborative Innovation Award (R21), NIH/NCI “Domain-Knowledge Informed Deep Learning for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer”
Dr. Benjamin Izar
5-year Merit award, NIH/NCI “Mechanisms of Liver Metastasis and Associated Resistance to Immunotherapy”
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation
Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation – MRA Young Investigator Award, Melanoma Research Alliance “Dissecting the Role of CD58 in Cancer Immune Evasion and T Cell Exclusion”
2-year Exploratory Collaborative Innovation Award (R21), NIH/NCI “Dissecting Drug Resistance in Serial Uveal Melanoma Biopsies Using Integrated, Multi-Modal Single-Cell Profiling and Novel Machine Learning Tools”
Dr. Atlas Khan
5-year Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (K25), NIH/NIDDK Predictive Utility of Polygenic Risk Scores for Chronic Kidney Disease”
Dr. Ananya Kondapalli (mentor: Dr. Marcella Walker)
1-year Research Grant, Endocrine Fellows Foundation “Bone Microarchitecture Using High-Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Tomography in Men with Celiac Disease”>
Dr. Xiao-Fei Kong
3-year AGA-Takeda Research Scholar Award in Celiac Disease, AGA Research Foundation “A Genetic and Immunological Investigation of JAK-STAT in the Pathogenesis of Celiac Disease”
5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIDDK “A Genetic and Immunological Investigation of JAK-STAT in the Pathogenesis of Celiac Disease”
Dr. Ian Kronish
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Implementing Remote Patient Monitoring to Improve Hypertension Control in a Primary Care Network"
Dr. Jared Kushner
3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association “Regulators and Interactomes of CaV1.2 in Health and Disease”
Dr. Blandine Laferrere
1-year cooperative agreement (U01 ) competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) Clinical Center 13
Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl [Multiple PI award with Dr. Randi Wolf (Teachers College)]
2-year new Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Cooperative Agreement (U34), NIH/NIDDK “Evaluation of Novel Technologies to Improve Clinical Management of Celiac Disease”
Drs. Suzanne Lentzsch, Jing Fu and Markus Mapara
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Binding of MMP13 to Immune Checkpoint Receptor PD-1H links Bone Disease with Immune Suppression in Multiple Myeloma”
Dr. Shirong Li
1-year Translational Research Grant, International Myeloma Society/Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation “GCK, a New Therapeutic Target for Undruggable RAS in Myeloma Treatment”
Dr. Jose Luchsinger
5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIA “Diabetes and Brain Amyloid in Middle Aged Hispanics”
Drs. Mohsen Maharlooei and Megan Sykes
Life Science Accelerator Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research [Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx)]/ Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science [Biomedical Engineering Technology Accelerator (BiomedX)] “Development of Enhanced CAR T Regs for Targeted Induction of Immune Tolerance”
Dr. Rohan Maniar (mentor: Dr. Steven Reiner)
Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “Promoting Self-Renewal of CD8+ T Cells to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance”.
Dr. Steven Marx
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Investigating Cardiac Ion Channels by Novel Methods”
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Mark Hardy (Dept. of Surgery)] 5-year institutional training grant competitive renewal (T32), NIH/NHLBI “Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Disease”
Dr. Mathew Maurer
1-year Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship Program, Amyloidosis Foundation
Dr. Julia McGuinness (mentor: Dr. Katherine Crew)
Marc L. Citron, MD, Young Investigator Award in Breast Cancer, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “Use of a Novel Convolutional Neural Network Based Mammographic Evaluation to Assess Response to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer”
Dr. Sumit Mohan
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Continuous Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antibiotics in CRRT”
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Ana Navas-Acien (Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences) and Vivekanand Jha (George Institute for Global Health)] 5-year cooperative agreement, NIDDK “India - Factors of CKDu in Uddanam Study (India-FOCUS)”
Dr. Nathalie Moise [Multiple PI award with Drs. Parisa Tehranifar (Department of Epidemiology) and Drs. Rachel Shelton (Dept of Sociomedical Sciences)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “De-implementation of Mammography Overuse in Older Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women”
Dr. Ryan Moy
5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NCI “Defining the Mechanism of Inositol 1,4,5-Triphosphate Receptor-Mediated Metastatic Liver Colonization in Colorectal Cancer”
Dr. Max O'Donnell [Multiple PI award with Dr. Michelle Larsen (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)]
4-year R01 competing renewal, NIH/NIAID “Advanced Genotypic and Phenotypic monitoring of Drug Resistant TB to Improve TB Treatment Outcomes”
Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Metal Exposure and Subclinical Lung Disease in Adult E-cigarette Users”
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “COVID-19 Lung Microvascular and Parenchymal Sequelae (Lung-MaPS)”
Drs. Priya Palta and Keith Diaz [Multi-PI award with Dr. Kelley Gabriel (University of Alabama)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NIA “Leveraging the 24-hour Movement Paradigm to Preserve Cognitive Function and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) 24H-ACT Study”
Ms. Arianne Papa (mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)
2-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), NIH/NHLBI “Elucidating the mechanism of beta-adrenergic regulation in L-type Calcium Channels (CaV1.2)”
Dr. Timothy Poterucha
1-year Glorney-Raisbeck Junior Faculty Research Award, New York Academy of Medicine “Prospective Detection of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis using Deep Learning”
Dr. Yoanna Pumpalova (mentor: Dr. Al Neugut)
Janssen Oncology Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “The Impact of HIV and Other Factors on Survival Among Women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in South Africa”
Dr. Jianwen Que
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “VEGF/KDR Signaling in Airway Epithelial Regeneration and Disease”
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Improve Lung Regeneration Through Targeting Tuft Cells Following Viral Infection”
Dr. Edd Ricker (mentor: Dr. Jennifer Amengual)
Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS), American Society of Hematology
Dr. Karie Runcie (mentor: Dr. Mark Stein)
Early Career Development Pilot Award, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center “Combination Anti-PD-1 and IL-1 Blockade Prior to Nephrectomy in Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma to Evaluate Novel Targets for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma”
Dr. Yvonne Saenger [Multiple PI award with Dr. Rui Chang (University of Arizona Health Sciences)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Applying Pathomics to Establish a Biosignature for Aggressive Skin Melanoma
Dr. Shawn Sarkaria
1-year Research Training Award for Fellows, American Society of Hematology “Examining Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as a Therapeutic Vulnerability in Primary Myelofibrosis”
Dr. Robert Schwabe
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Protective and Fibrosis-Independent Functions of Hepatic Stellate Cells”
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Tumor-promoting and tumor-suppressive roles of Hepatic Stellate Cell Subpopulations in NASH-HCC”
Drs. Gary Schwartz and Dawn Hershman
5-year Institutional Training Grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NCI Molecular Oncology Training Program
Dr. Elizabeth Shane [Multiple PI award with Drs. Sundeep Khosla (Mayo Clinic Rochester) and Clifford Rosen (Maine Medical Center Research Institute)
“Beta1-Selective Blockade for Prevention of Postmenopausal Bone Loss: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
Dr. Michael Shen
[with Dr. Cory Abate-Shen (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics)] Multi-PI Planning Grant, CU Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center “Investigating Cell-Intrinsic and Extrinsic Interactions in Prostate Cancer at the Single-Cell Level”
3-year Translational Science Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/Prostate Cancer Research Program “B7-H3 (CD276) as a Therapeutic Target in Lethal Prostate Cancers”
Dr. Yuichi Shimada
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Proteomics Profiling in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Event Prediction”
Research Grant, The Feldstein Medical Foundation “Transcriptomics to Reveal Signaling Pathways Associated with Pathogenesis and Cardiac Events in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
Dr. Ji-Yeon Shin
3-year Pinnacle Research Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation “LAP1-torsinA Complex in NASH and HCC Development”
Dr. Jennifer Small-Saunders
4-year new Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIAID “tRNA Modification Reprogramming in Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum: An Epigenetic Driver of Resistance?“
Dr. Ali Soroush
Velocity Data Science Fellow, CU Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center “Personalized Upper GI Cancer Risk Calculation Using an EHR-Based Algorithm”
Dr. Nina Suda (mentor: Dr. Utpal Pajvani)
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NIDDK “Jagged 1-Notch Signaling Determines β Cell Maturity and Function”Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, American Philosophical Society “NOTCH2 Polymorphisms as Predictors of Low β-Cell Mass in Type 2 Diabetes”
Dr. Marie-Pierre St. Onge
7-year Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), NIH/NHLBI “Mechanisms Addressing the Causal Relationships of Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Cardiometabolic Health”
Drs. Marie-Pierre St. Onge and Blandine Laferrere
3-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK Sleep Stability, Weight, and Glycemic Control
Dr. Alan Tall
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Clonal Hematopoiesis, Inflammasomes and Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Emily Tsai
2-year Innovative Project Award, American Heart Association “The Causal Role of Atrial Fibrillation in the Development of Right Heart Dysfunction: Atrial-Ventricular Cell Signaling”
Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann [Multi PI award with Dr. Kartik Chandran (Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering)]
2-year Cooperative Agreement (U01), NIH/Office of the Director, RADx-rad Wastewater Detection of SARS-COV-2 (RADx-rad) Initiative “Optimizing SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Based Surveillance in Urban and University Campus Settings”
2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID “Delineating Genetic Determinants of Polymyxin Resistance in Serratia marcescens
Dr. Elizabeth Verna [Multi PI award with Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj (Virginia Commonwealth University)]
2-year Exploratory Collaborative Innovation Award (R21), NIH/NCATS “Gut Microbiota in the Modulation of Outcomes after Liver Transplant”
[Multi PI award with Dr. Robert Brown (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) 5-year cooperative agreement (U01), NIH/NIDDK “Strategies and Therapies for Outcomes Prevention in Cirrhosis: The STOP-C Liver Cirrhosis Network”
Dr. Aaron Viny
2-year Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology Determining 3D Chromatin Structure Dynamics, Transcription, and Dependency in Cohesin Mutant Leukemia”
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award “Alterations in DNA Methylation and Chromatin Structure as Convergent Pathogenic Drivers in Myelodysplastic Syndrome”
3-year Discovery Research Grant, Edward P. Evans Foundation “Dynamics of DNA Methylation and Chromatin Structure in the Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Responsiveness of Myelodysplastic Syndrome”
Dr. Jianlong Wang
3-year Breakthrough Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/Breast Cancer Research Program “Deciphering the Stemness Code for Breast Cancer Metastasis”
Dr. Timothy Wang
3-year Translational Research Partnership Award - Pilot Clinical Trial, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program/ Pancreatic Cancer Research Program “Modulating Neural Signaling in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer”
4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Gastrin Regulation of Gastric Antral Stem and Corpus Progenitor Cells”
Drs. Robert Winchester and Laura Geraldino-Pardilla [with Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]
Life Science Accelerator Grant, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science [Biomedical Engineering Technology Accelerator (BiomedX)] “AutoDetect: Diagnostic Tool for Autoimmune Myocarditis”
Dr. Winston Wong (mentor: Dr. Gulam Manji)
Shanken Family Foundation Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “Evaluating the Immune Modulatory Effects of Combination MEK and Autophagy Inhibition in KRAS Mutated Pancreas Cancer via an Autologous Patient Derived T-Cell and Organoid Model System”
Drs. Howard Worman and John Morrow [Multiple PI award with Dr. Gregg Gundersen (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Mechanistic Basis of Cardiac Laminopathy”
Dr. Xuebing Wu
3-year Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance “Targeting Tumor with CRISPR/Cas13-Based Sequence Specific Cell Knockout”
[with Co-Investigators: Drs. Steven Marx (Dept. of Medicine), Teresa Lee (Dept. of Pediatrics) and Mythily Ganapathi (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)] Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative/Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “A Special Ribosome in the Heart: Understanding how Mutations in Ribosomal Protein RPL3L Cause Neonatal Dilated Cardiomyopathy by Using Patient-derived iPSCs and Genetically Engineered Mice”
Paul A. Marks Scholars, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Dr. Xueling Wu
1-year Bridge Award (R56), NIH/NIAID “Characterization of HIV-1 IgA bNAbs and ADCP Function”
Dr. Xun Wu (mentor: Dr. Hanrui Zhang)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “Wdfy3 Promotes Macrophage Efferocytosis via Accelerating the Uptake and Degradation of Dying Cells”
Dr. Michael Yin
5-year Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), NIAID “Mentoring Research in Non-infectious Complications of HIV”
Drs. Michael Yin and Peter Gordon [Multiple PI award with Dr. David Albert (College of Dental Medicine)]
2-year Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement, NIH/NIDCR “Effectiveness of Comprehensive ETE interventions in the Dental Setting”
Dr. Hanrui Zhang
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career A ward (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “Targeting Macrophage Proliferation and Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis.”
Dr. Yiyi Zhang [Multiple PI award with Dr. Jaejin An [(Kaiser Permanente)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Optimize Risk Assessment for Incident and Recurrent Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease”
Dr. Xiao Zhao
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award “The Molecular Basis of Cholangiocyte Identity and Injury in Biliary Atresia”
Dr. Emmanuel Zorn
1-year new High Priority, Short-Term Project Award (R56), NIH/NIAID “Local Antibody Responses in Human Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”
New and Competitively Renewed Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2020
Dr. Marwah Abdalla
Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
“The Association of Sleep Architecture with Blood Pressure Dipping”
New 5-year R01, NIH/NHLBI “Automated Clinic Blood Pressure Assessment and Detection of White Coat and Masked Hypertension Study in African Americans”
Dr. Domenico Accili
4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Mouse Models of Insulin Resistance
5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Role of Forkhead Proteins in Insulin Action”
Dr. Brooke Aggarwal
2-year research grant, American Heart Association “Predictors of Weight Change During the Menopausal Transition Using a Precision Medicine Platform: Defining a Phenotype”
Dr. Jennifer Amengual
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “Precision Targeting of HAT Enzymes to Activate Immune Surveillance”
Dr. Michaela Restivo Anderson
Parker B. Francis Fellowship, Francis Family Foundation “Visceral Adipose Tissue and Frailty in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Faculty Development Research Grant/ American Society of Transplantation.
5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI “Role of Visceral Adipose Tissue in Frailty Among Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Dr. David Anstey (mentor: Dr. Daichi Shimbo)
2-year “Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, NIH/NHLBI Psychological Stress, and Circadian Patterns of Sodium Excretion and Blood Pressure”
Dr. R. Graham Barr [Multiple PI award with Dr. Andrew Laine (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]
1-year COVID-19 Administrative Supplement, NIH/NHLBI “Novel Quantitative Emphysema Subtypes in MESA and SPIROMICS”
Dr. Susan Bates
2-year Translational Research Grant, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network “Exploiting a Metabolic Vulnerability Created by Epigenetic Therapy”
Dr. Natalie Bello
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Cardiac Manifestations of Preeclampsia”
Dr. Luke Benvenuto
3-year Lung Consortium grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Improving Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis Patients”
Dr. William Blaner
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Postprandial Vitamin A”
Dr. Wellington Cardoso
1-year COVID-19 Administrative Supplement, NIH/NHLBI “Mechanisms Controlling Expansion and Lineage Specification of Airway Progenitors in Development and Disease”
Drs. Richard Carvajal and Grazia Ambrosini
[Multi PI award with Dr. Alex Rai (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)] Pilot Award to Advance Precision Medicine Research, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center "Biological and Therapeutic Relevance of Exosomes in Uveal Melanoma"
Dr. Delivette Castor
Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons “Introduction and Scale-up of a Novel Long-acting HIV Prevention Intervention for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa”
Drs. Delivette Castor & Kathrine Meyers
The Hepatitis Fund (EndHep2030) “Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Hepatitis B and C”
Dr. Kevin Clerkin
5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI “Identifying Novel Diagnostics and Mechanisms for Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”
Dr. Joyeeta Dastidar
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Individual Unit Project, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Using Narrative Ethics to Explore Racial Disparities in Healthcare”
Amanda Decker (mentor: Dr. Ken Olive)
3-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), NIH/NCI “Bacterial Delivery of CXCR7 Nanobodies to Alleviate Immune Suppression in Pancreatic Cancer”
Dr. Emily DiMango
Airways Clinical Research Center, American Lung Association
Cystic Fibrosis Center, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dr. Huijuan Dou (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “Role of NETs in Athero-Thrombosis in LNK/SH2B3 Deficient Mice”
Dr. Lorna Dove [with Drs. Akhil Shenoy (Dept. of Psychiatry) and Nicole Golden (School of Nursing)]
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Cross-Unit Collaboration, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Improving Mobile Health Access and Quality to Black Patients with Liver Disease”
Drs. Lorna Dove & Julia Wattacheril [with Drs. Nicole Golden (School of Nursing ) and Jean Emond and Veronica Roye (Dept. of Surgery)]
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Cross-Unit Collaboration, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Addressing Inequities in Liver Transplant Evaluation-Identifying and Eliminating Health Worker Bias”
Dr. Donald Edmondson
5-year Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Resource and Coordinating Center (U24) competing renewal, NIH/NIA “Columbia University Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center”
Dr. Andrew Einstein
Technical Contract, International Atomic Energy Agency “IAEA Noninvasive Cardiology Protocols Study 2: Best Practice Use in Cardiac SPECT, PET and Computer Tomography”
Dr. Li Fang (Mentor: Dr. Hanrui Zhang)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “The Effects of Increased LIPA, a Coronary Heart Disease Risk Gene, on Macrophage and Neutrophil Function”
Dr. Trevor Fidler (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NHLBI “Cardiovascular Consequences of Increased Inflammasome Activation in Jak2vf-Mediated Clonal Hematopoiesis”
Dr. Aveline Filliol (Mentor: Dr. Robert Schwabe)
1-year Fellowship, International Liver Cancer Association “Deciphering the Role of Hepatic Stellate Cell-Derived Myofibroblasts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma”
Dr. Daniel Freedberg
3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “Decreasing Healthcare-Associated Infections by Preventing Gastrointestinal Pathogen Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit”
Dr. Jianing Fu
2-year Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Discovery Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program “Single-Cell Immune Profiling of Alloreactive T Cells Locally and Systemically in Patients Receiving Intestinal Transplantation”
Dr. David Furfaro (mentor: Dr. Max O’Donnell)
1-year Research Grant in COVID, CHEST Foundation “Subphenotypes, Inflammatory Profiles, and Antibody Response in Covid-19 ARDS”
Dr. Ali Gharavi
4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Genetics of Human Renal Hypodysplasia”
Dr. Jon Giles [Multiple PI award with Dr. Ahmed Tawakol (Massachusetts General Hospital)]
1-year High Priority, Short-Term Project Award (R56), NIH/NIAMS “Neuroimaging Measures of Psychological Distress as Predictors of Articular and Arterial Inflammation and Treatment Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Drs. Raymond Givens, Andrea Duran and Donald Edmondson
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Cross-Unit Collaboration, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Keeping the Momentum”
Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds
Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons “Tracking the Spread of Multidrug-resistance Genes by Mobile Plasmids in Nursing Homes”
Research Grant, Feldstein Medical Foundation “Long-range Sequencing to Elucidate Multispecies, Plasmid-Mediated Transmission of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Resistance in an Intensive Care Unit”
Dr. Marlena Habal
1-year Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34), NIH/NIAID “Belatacept in De Novo Heart Transplant”
1-year Research Grant, Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation “Targeting HLA antibodies with Belatacept and a Proteasome Inhibitor in Heart Transplantation”
Dr. Dawn Hershman
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCI “Delays in Acquisition of Oral Antineoplastic Agents”
3-year Research Grant, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation “Medication Reminder Application to Improve Medication Adherence in Women with Breast Cancer”
5-year Clinical Research Professor Award, American Cancer Society
1-year Research Grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation “Interventions to Reduce Therapy Related Adverse Effects”
Hologic, Inc. Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology
Dr. Chin Hur
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “A Personalized Approach to Targeted Esophageal Cancer Screening”
Dr. Benjamin Izar
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award "Immune Fitness Testing with Single-Cell Readouts in Melanoma Patients"
Velocity Fellow, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center “Dissecting Melanoma Brain Metastases by Molecular, Spatial, and Functional Single-Cell Profiling”
2-year V Scholar Award, V Foundation “Mechanisms of Liver Metastasis and Associated Resistance to Immunotherapy”
Dr. Canan Kasikara (mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “Macrophage PHACTR1 in Efferocytosis and Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Shaheer Khan (mentor: Dr. Richard Carvajal)
1-year New Rhein Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “JAK1/2 Co-Inhibition in Advanced Solid Organ Transplant-Associated Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
Dr. Krzystof Kiryluk [Multiple PI award with Drs. Brendan Keating, Malek Kamoun and Abraham Shaked (Univ, of Pennsylvania)]
5-year cooperative agreement (U01), NIH/NIAID “MHC and KIR Sequencing and Association Analyses in the iGeneTRAiN Studies”
Dr. Jared Kushner
3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program award "Regulators and Interactomes of CaV1.2 in Health and Disease"
5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NHLBI “Regulators and Interactomes of CaV1.2 in Health and Disease”
Dr. Blandine Laferrere
5-year new R01, NIH/NIA “TREAT (Time Restricted EATing) to Improve Cardiometabolic Health”
Ms. Kate Lee (mentor: Dr. Chin Hur)
1-year Medical Student Research Training Supplement, NIH/NIDDK
Dr. Frank Lowy
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID “The Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremias During the Opioid Epidemic: A New York Region Perspective”
Dr. Jose Luchsinger [Multiple PI award with Dr. Jeanne Teresi (Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale)]
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIA “Measurement and Estimation of Lucidity Prevalence in Persons with Dementia and Neurological Disorders”
Dr. Jennifer Lue
5-year Clinical Scientist Development Grant, American Cancer Society “Targeting MYD88 Mutated Lymphomas with a Novel IRAK4 Degrader Platform”
Ms. Rachel Madley (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)
Predoctoral Individual Fellowship (F31), NIH/NIDDK “A Study of the Selection and Peripheral Function of Human Insulin-Reactive T-cells in a Type 1 Diabetic Immune System”
Ms. Anastasiya Matveyenko (mentor: Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer)
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NHLBI “Unraveling the Complexity of Lipoprotein(a) Metabolism: Human Kinetic Studies”
Dr. Thomas McConville
5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIAID “Elucidating the Genotypic Determinants and Phenotypic Effects of Polymyxin Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae Utilizing CRISPR-Cas9”
Dr. Kathrine Meyers
5-year new R01, NIH/NIMH [Multiple PI award with Dr. Sarit Golub (CUNY-Hunter College)] “Synthesizing Best Practice to Accelerate Access to Emerging HIV Prevention Modalities”
Dr. Emily Miller (mentor: Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann)
1-year International Research Seed Funding – COVID 19 and Encephalitis, Encephalitis Society Defining the Neuroinvasive Potential of SARS-CoV-2 in Brain Autopsies of COVID-19Patients and Controls”
Dr. Sumit Mohan
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Adler Perotte (Dept. of Biomedical Informatics)] Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “Implementing a Deep Learning Approach to Improve the Assessment of Deceased Donor Kidney Histology”
Dr. Nathalie Moise
2-year Supplement to support Dr. Andrea Duran, NIH/NHLBI “An Information tecHnology approach to implEmenting depression treAtment in caRdiac patienTs: [iHeart Trial]”
Dr. Adam Mor
5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID “PAG is a Novel Target in Immunotherapy”
Dr. Munemasa Mori
3-year Peer Review Medical Research Program Expansion Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program “Generating Humanized Lungs in Mice for Disease Modeling and Development of Personalized Medicine Therapies”
3-year Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program “A Novel Bioengineering Approach for Generation of Functional Lungs in Swine”
Drs. Heather Morris and Krzysztof Kiryluk
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Individual Unit Project, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “A Revolution in Race-Based Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Reporting: An Educational Initiative”
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
1-year Research Grant, Children’s Leukemia Research Association “Combining lmmunotoxin-Based Conditioning and Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) with Allogeneic HSC Transplantation: A Two-Hit on Leukemia Approach”
2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCI “Human Donor Stem/Progenitor Cells with Dual Gene Editing (CD33 and CLL-1) Enable "Two Hit" Targeting of Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
Dr. Michael Murphy (mentor: Dr. Xuebing Wu)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “Developing a Therapy for Marfan Syndrome using CRISPR-based mRNA Translation Enhancement System”
Dr. Jordan Nestor
Young Investigator Grant, National Kidney Foundation “Increasing Physician Utilization of Genetic Testing to Personalize Nephrology Care”
Dr. Alfred Neugut [Multiple PI award with Drs. Maureen Joffe, Herbert Cubasch, and Paul Ruff (WITS Health Consortium (PTY), Ltd) and Drs. Wafaa El-Sadr and Judith Jacobson (CU Mailman School of Public Health/Department of Epidemiology)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Novel Predictors of Survival Among Breast Cancer Patients With/Without HIV in South Africa”
Dr. Alana Nguyen (mentor: Dr. Michael Shen)
Tomasello Family Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology “A Reverse-Engineering Approach to Investigate Drivers of Therapy Resistance in a Co-Clinical Study of Bladder Cancer using Patient-Derived Organoids”
Drs. Thomas Nickolas and Krzysztof Kiryluk
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Stavroula Kousteni (Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)] Pilot Award to Advance Precision Medicine Research, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research “A microRNA Approach to Identify Renal Osteodystrophy Sub-Type”
Dr. Max O'Donnell
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID “Targeted Next-Generation Sequenci ng to Enhance Detection and Genomic Characterization of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and High-Impact Bacterial Pathogens among HIV-Infected Adults with Sepsis in Uganda”
Research Data Sharing Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner [Multi PI grant with Dr. Tiffany Sanchez (Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences)]
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NHLBI “Respiratory Health and Cigar and Pipe Use in the NHLBI Pooled Cohorts Study”
Dr. Kenneth Olive
2-year new Translational Research Grant, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network “Therapeutic Induction of Tumor Selective Ferroptosis in Pancreatic Cancer”
Dr. Marcella O'Reilly (mentor: Dr. Muredach Reilly)
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association “Functional Investigation of lincADAIN in Obesity-Induced Adipose Tissue Inflammation”
Dr. Lale Ozcan
3-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Hepatic Rap1 in Glucose Homeostasis”
Dr. Priya Palta [Multiple PI award with Dr. Kelley Gabriel (Univ of Alabama at Birmingham)]
4-year new R01, NIH/NIA “24-hour Activity Cycles to Optimize Cognitive Resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study”
Dr. Utpal Pajvani
4-year competing renewal, NIH/NIDDK “Notch, Type 2 Diabetes and NAFLD”
Dr. Carolina Petrillo (mentor: Hans W. Snoeck)
3-year Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Cancer Research Institute “Role of Mitofusin 2 in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function and Age-Related Malignancies”
Dr. Muredach Reilly
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Mingyao Li (University of Pennsylvania)] 4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Computational and Functional Strategies to Decipher lncRNAs in Human Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Hannah Rosenblum (mentor: Mathew Maurer)
Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine “Delineating Mechanisms Underlying the Efficacy of Emerging Therapies for Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis with Noninvasive Pressure-Volume Relationships”
Dr. David Sachs
4-year Regenerative Medicine Focused Research Award (RMFRA), DOD/CDMRP/Defense Medical Research and Development Program/Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program “Immunologic Basis for Tolerance of Genetically Disparate Muscle in Chimeric Animals”
Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi [Multiple PI award with Drs. Martin Pollak (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Friedhelm Hildebrandt (Boston’s Children’s Hospital) and Matthew Sampson (University of Michigan)]
5-year High impact, Interdisciplinary Science grant, NIH/NIDDK “Integrating Large Scale Genomics and Functional Studies to Accelerate FSGS/NS Discovery”
Dr. Shawn Sarkaria
1-year Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF), American Society for Hematology “Examining Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as a Therapeutic Vulnerability in Primary Myelofibrosis”
Dr. Sanjum Sethi
COVID-19 Rapid Response Award, American Heart Association “A Comprehensive Assessment of Arterial and Venous Thrombotic Complications in Patients with COVID-19”
Dr. Riddhi Shah (mentor: Dr. Sanja Jelic)
Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation "Insufficient Sleep in Women and Endothelial Cell Oxidative Stress"
Dr. Ari Shechter ([Multiple PI award with Dr. Bernard Chang (Dept. of Emergency Medicine)]
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “The Identification of Modifiable Emergency Department and Sleep Factors Contributing to Psychological and Cardiovascular Risk in Clinicians”
Dr. Michael Shen
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “Investigating Lineage Plasticity in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer”
Dr. Ji-Yeon Shin
2-year Research Scholars Program in Liver Disease, Gilead Sciences “A Novel Subcellular Mediator of Steatosis and NASH”
Dr. Magda Sobieszczyk (Multiple PI award with Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr)
Administrative supplemental funds for the emergency response to COVID-19, NIH/NIAID
Dr. Milan Stojanovic
4-year R01, NIH/NIGMS “Analog-based Approaches to Isolation of Aptamers for Challenging Targets”
Dr. Marie Pierre St. Onge [with Dr. Carmela Alcantara (School of Social Work)]
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Cross-Unit Collaboration, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Sleep Center of Excellence Seminar Special Series on Discrimination, Social Injustice, and Sleep"
Dr. Megan Sykes
5-year Institutional Research Training Grant, NIH/NIAID "Training in Translational Immunology Research"
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Kazuhiko Yamada (Dept. of Surgery)] Emergency Competitive Revision, NIH/NIAID “Human Immune System Mouse Models for Studies of COVID-19”
3-year Contract, NIH/NIAID “Characterizing and Improving Humanized Immune System Mouse Models (IMM-HIS)”
Dr. Tara Talaie (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)
2-year Resident Research Fellowship, American College of Surgeons “The Impact of Hybrid Thymic and Mixed Xenogeneic Chimerism on Tolerance, Homeostasis and Function of T Cells in a Humanized Mouse Model”
Dr. Alan Tall
Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular, Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research “Clonal Hematopoiesis and Atherosclerosis and COVID19”
Dr. Nato Teteloshvili (mentor: Dr. Remi Creusot)
3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, JDRF “Thymic Selection of Human Diabetogenic T cells”
Dr. Emily Tsai
1-year COVID-19 Rapid Response Award, American Heart Association “Elucidating the Pathogenesis of COVID-19 Cardiac Disease through snRNA-Seq and Histopathological Analysis of Human Myocardium”
Dr. Moriya Tsuji
2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAID “Group 1 CD1-Restricted Human T Cells Induced by a Whole Sporozoite-Based Malaria Vaccine
Dr. William Turner
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Individual Unit Project, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Seminars in African American History of Medicine”
Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
5-year new R01, NIH/NCI “The Role of the Microbiome in HPV-Associated Cervical Cancer in Women with HIV”
[Multi PI award with Drs. Tal Korem (Dept. of Systems Biology), George Gallos (Dept. of Anesthesiology) and Joy-Sarah Vink (Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology)] Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Award “Mechanistic Investigation of the Vaginal Microbiome in Different Manifestations of Spontaneous Preterm Birth”
Dr. Elizabeth Verna
Addressing Racism: Faculty Seed Grant Opportunity - Individual Unit Project, Columbia University/Office of the Provost “Black Liver Health Initiative - Outreach Campaign"
Multiple PI award with Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj (Virginia Commonwealth University)] 2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCATS “Gut Microbiota in the Modulation of Outcomes after Liver Transplant”
Dr. Elaine Wan
1-year Research Grant, Saving Tiny Hearts Society “Understanding Cardiac Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease using a Novel 3D Panoramic Optical Mapping System”
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Understanding the Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Cardiac Arrhythmias using a Novel 3D Panoramic Optical Mapping System”
Dr. Nan Wang
1-year Alzheimer’s-Focused Administrative Supplement, NIH/NHLBI “JAK2V617F, Clonal Hematopoiesis and Atherosclerosis”
Dr. Runsheng Wang
5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIAMS “Comparative Effectiveness Research in Axial Spondyloarthritis”
Drs. Sharon Wardlaw and Judith Korner
5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK “Changes in CSF Biomarkers after Bariatric Surgery
Mr. Gregory Whittemore [mentors: Drs. Simone Sanna-Cherchi and Cathy Mendelsohn (Urology)]
1-year Medical Student Research Training Supplement, NIH/NIDDK
Dr. Howard Worman
5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIAMS “Pathogenesis of Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy”
[Multi PI award with Dr. Reuven Stein (Tel Aviv University)] 4-year Research Grant, U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation “Non-Canonical Action of Bax at the Nuclear Envelope”
Dr. Xuebing Wu
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research, Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust “Dysregulation of Messenger RNA Structure in the Development of Breast Cancer”
5-year Director's New Innovator Award (DP2), NIH/Office of the NIH Director “Genome-Wide Studies of the Noncoding Functions and Mechanisms of Human mRNAs”
Dr. Kelley Yan
Career Scientist Award, Irma T. Hirschl Trust “Targeting the Stem Cell Niche for Prevention and Treatment of Colorectal Tumorigenesis”
5-year Director's New Innovator Award (DP2), NIH/Office of the NIH Director “Directing Cell Fate Along the Intestinal Enteroendocrine Lineage”
5-year new R01, NIH/NIA “Intestinal Stem Cell Function During Aging and Tumor Initiation”
Dr. Hanrui Zhang
5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI “Discovering Wdfy3 as a Novel Regulator of Macrophage Efferocytosis by Genomewide CRISPR Screen”
Dr. Emmanuel Zorn
2-year Emergency Competitive Revision, NIH/NIAID “Development and Significance of the Plasma Cell Niche in the Human Infant Thymus”
Dr. Jason Zucker
5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIAID “Harnessing Bioinformatics for HIV Prevention: Understanding Persistence in Comprehensive HIV Prevention Services”

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2019

 

Dr. Julian Abrams

 

 

1-year AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award, AGA Research Foundation
“Enterobacteriaceae and Progression to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“The Oral Microbiome for the Detection of Barretts Esophagus”

 

 

 

Dr. Marwah Abdalla

 

 

5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Nocturnal Hypertension and Sleep”

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Accordino

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NIH/NCI
“Cryotherapy and Compression Therapy to Prevent Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients”

 

 

 

Dr. Rajat Bansal (mentor: Dr. Ran Reshef)

 

 

1-year Hayden Family Foundation Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Phase II, Single Arm, Open Label Study to Assess the Efficacy of GLP-2 Agonist ZP1846 in the Prevention of Melphalan Induced Diarrhea among Bone Marrow Transplant Patients”

 

 

 

Dr. R. Graham Barr

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Andrew Laine (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Novel Quantitative Emphysema Subtypes in MESA and SPIROMICS”

 

 

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Combined Cardiopulmonary Failure in COPD: SPIROMICS HF”

 

 

 

Drs. R. Graham Barr, David Lederer, Neil Schluger

 

 

5-year Institutional Research Training Grant (T32), NIH/NHLBI
“Training Program in Population Science of Respiratory Diseases”

 

 

 

Dr. Jeremy Beitler

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NHLBI
“Measuring Lung Stress to Identify Occult Ventilation-Induced Lung Injury in ARDS”

 

 

 

Dr. Elana Bernstein

 

 

5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIAMS
“Screening Chest CT to Detect Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis”

 

 

 

Drs. Jahar Bhattacharya [Multiple PI award with Dr. Donna Farber (Dept. of Surgery)]

 

 

4-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NHLBI
“Immunobiology and Alveolar Physiology of the Aging Lung”

 

 

 

Dr. William Blaner [Multiple PI award with Dr. Marcin Golczak (Case Western Reserve University)]

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“RBP2 Biology and Pathobiology”

 

 

 

Drs. Remi Creusot and Magdalena Bogun

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Preclinical Optimization of DNA and mRNA-based Endotope Platforms”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Cummings [mentors; Drs. Max O'Donnell, W. Ian Lipkin (Mailman SPH), and Patrick Wilson (Dept. of Pediatrics)]

 

 

2-year Early Career Award, Thrasher Research Fund
“Precision Detection and Characterization of Pediatric Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in Uganda”

 

 

(mentor: Dr. Max O’Donnell)
2 year Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NIAID
“Phenotyping Sepsis in Uganda Using Molecular Pathogen Diagnostics and Latent Class Modeling”

Research grant, Potts Memorial Foundation
"Leveraging Novel Molecular Diagnostics to Enhance Detection of Mycobacteroium tuberculosis-Associated Sepsis in Uganda”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Dallos (mentor: Dr. Charles Drake)

 

 

1-year Choose Chicago Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Maximizing Androgen Deprivation Immunogenicity through PD-1 and IL-8 Blockade in Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer”

 

 

Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
“Combining Treg Depletion with Androgen Deprivation in the Neo-Adjuvant Setting”

 

 

 

Drs. Changchun Deng and Jennifer Lue

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Developing PI3 Kinase Inhibitors for T Cell Lymphoma”

 

 

 

Dr. Emily DiMango

 

 

3-year award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Vice Chair/ Chair of TDN Protocol Review Committee

 

 

1-year Airways Clinical Research Centers Network Award, American Lung Association

 

 

1-year Center Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

 

 

 

Dr. Charles Drake

 

 

2-year Challenge Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
“Maximizing Androgen Deprivation ImmunoGenICity with PD-1 and IL-8 blockade in Lethal Prostate Cancer (MAGIC-8)”

 

 

 

Dr. Rebuma Fite (mentor: Dr. Remi Creusot)

 

 

3-year Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
“Re-Establishing Immune Tolerance Against Multiple β Cell Antigens Using Novel Epitope Delivery Approaches”

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Freedberg

 

 

4-year Clinical Trial Award, Dept. of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
“Prebiotic Inulin to Limit Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections During Critical Illness: A Phase II Clinical Trial”

 

 

 

Dr. Jianing Fu

 

 

Discovery Award, DoD/CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
“Single-Cell Immune Profiling of Alloreactive T Cells Locally and Systemically in Patients Receiving Intestinal Transplantation”

 

 

 

Ms. Molly Gallop (mentor: Dr. Anthony Ferrante)

 

 

2-year Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (F31), NIDDK
“Overfeeding and Body Weight Regulation”

 

 

 

Dr. Yevgeniya (Jenny) Gartshteyn (mentors: Drs. Anca Askanase and Daichi Shimbo)

 

 

Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, American Philosophical Society
“PC4d as a Possible Biomarker for Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)”

 

 

 

Dr. Christian Geier (mentor: Dr. Robert Winchester)

 

 

2-year Mandl Connective Tissue Research Fellowship, CUIMC
“Do Inflammatory Dendritic Cells Drive Connective Tissue Injury in Rheumatoid Arthritis?”

 

 

 

Dr. Ali Gharavi

 

 

5-year cooperative agreement competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“The Columbia PCC for CureGN: the Cure Glomerulonephropathy network”

 

 

 

Drs. Ali Gharavi and Jonathan Barasch [Multiple PI award with Dr. Cathy Mendelsohn (Dept. of Urology)]

 

 

2-year cooperative agreement center award (U54), NIH/NIDDK
“Investigating the Genetic, Cellular, and Metabolic Events Important for Urothelial Homeostasis and Response to Urinary Tract Infection”

 

 

 

Dr. Arnold Han

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NIDDK
“Cytotoxic T cells in Ulcerative Colitis”

 

 

Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation

 

 

 

Dr. Jessica Hawley (mentors: Drs. Charles Drake and Mark Stein)

 

 

1-year Bristol-Myers Squibb Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Augmenting the ADT-Induced Immune Infiltrate in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer with PD-1 Blockade and Docetaxel"

 

 

 

Dr. Dawn Hershman

 

 

1-year research grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Interventions to Reduce Therapy Related Adverse Effects”

 

 

6-year cooperative agreement competitive renewal, NIH/NCI
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Charles Blanke (Oregon Health & Science University) and Catherine Tangen (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)]“SWOG NCORP Research Base”

 

 

 

Dr. Jaime Hook

 

 

Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“Neutrophic-Epithelial Interactions in Repair of MRSA-Induced Lung Alveolar Damage”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Ingham

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation/Sarcoma Foundation of America
"A Phase II Study of the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib in Combination with the DNA Damaging Agent Temozolomide for the Treatment of Advanced Uterine Leiomyosarcoma"

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Izar

 

 

5-year Career Awards for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
“Functional Validation of Resistance Mechanisms to Immunotherapies at Single-Cell Resolution”

 

 

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky

 

 

SWOG Career Engagement Award, The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research
“Circulating Biomarker Assessment for Late Relapse in Patients with Node Positive, Hormone Receptor Positive, HER2 Negative Operable Breast Cancer”

 

 

1-year Research Grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Circulating Biomarker Determinants of Late Relapse”

 

 

 

Dr. Claire Keating

 

 

2-year Therapeutics Development Center (TDN) Principle Investigator Protected Effort (PIPE) award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

 

 

 

Dr. Leila Khalili (mentor: Anca D. Askanase)

 

 

1-year Mentored Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Award for Workforce Expansion, Rheumatology Research Foundation

 

 

 

Dr. John Kim (mentor: Dr. David Lederer)

 

 

Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“Role of Polyunsaturated Fatty Aids in Pulmonary Fibrosis"

 

 

 

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk [Multiple PI award with Dr. Shuang Wang (Dept. of Biostatistics) and Dr. Chunhua Weng (Dept. of Biomedical Informatics)

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NLM
“Big Data Methods for Comprehensive Similarity Based Risk Prediction”

 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Kochav

 

 

Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, New York Academy of Medicine
“Impact of Papillary-Ventricular Ischemia on Functional Mitral Regurgitation - Integrated Tissue and Strain Based Assessment via Cardiac Magnetic Resonance”

 

 

 

Drs. Ian Kronish and Don Edmondson

 

 

5-year Center Grant (P30), NIH/NIA
“Columbia Roybal Center for Fearless Behavior Change”

 

 

 

Dr. Jared Kushner

 

 

Glorney-Raisbeck Junior Faculty Research Award, New York Academy of Medicine
“Prevention of Arrhythmia through Disruption of CaV1.2 alpha-beta Subunit Interaction”

 

 

 

Dr. Bahar Laderian (mentor: Dr. Antonio Fojo)

 

 

1-year Merck & Co., Inc. Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Toward a Better Understanding of a Rare Cancer: Studies to Explore the Etiology and Biology of SDHx-Associated Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas”

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

 

 

3-year research grant, Celiac Disease Foundation
“Microbiome and Population-Based Outcomes Research in Celiac Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Siyang Leng

 

 

Donald C. Brockman Memorial Research Grant, Amyloidosis Foundation
“Quality of Care and Disparities in Myeloma-Associated Amyloidosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch

 

 

2-year Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) Grant, Cancer Research Institute
“Checkpoint Inhibitor PD-1H (VISTA) Links Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease and Myeloma Induced Immunosuppression”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Lewis

 

 

2-year research grant, Adult Congenital Heart Association
“Patient Centered Research Models to Diagnose and Treat Anxiety Disorders in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Pilot Pragmatic Clinical Trial”

 

 

 

Dr. Yuxuan Liu (mentor: Dr. Jennifer Amengual)

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, Lymphoma Research Foundation
“Development of First-in-Class Histone Acetyltransferase (HAT) Activators”

 

 

 

Dr. Jose Luchsinger

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Davangere Devanand (Dept. of Neurology) and Ashwini Rao (Dept. of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine)]

1-year High Priority, Short Term Project Award (R56), NIH/NIA
“Auditory, Olfactory, and Motor Correlates of in-vivo AD Neuropathology and Cognitive Decline in Late-Middle Age”

5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Metformin in Alzheimer's dementia Prevention (MAP)”

 

 

 

Dr. Nour Makarem

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association
“Circadian Pattern of Rest-Activity Rhythms and Blood Pressure and the Underlying Epigenetic Mechanisms”

 

 

5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI
“Circadian Pattern of Rest-Activity Rhythms and Blood Pressure and the Underlying Epigenetic Mechanisms”

 

 

 

Dr. Mathew Maurer [Multiple PI award with Dr. Frederick Ruberg (Boston Medical Center)]

 

 

5-year R01, NIH/NHLBI
“SCAN-MP (Screening for Cardiac Amyloidosis with Nuclear imaging in Minority Populations)”

 

 

 

Dr. Jeremiah Martino [mentor: Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi, co-mentor: Dr. Cathy Mendelsohn (Dept. of Urology)]

 

 

3-year individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIDDK
“Genetic and Molecular Etiology of Developmental Kidney and Urinary Tract Abnormalities in the DiGeorge, or 22q11.2, Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Steven Marx [Multiple PI award with Dr. Geoffrey Pitt (Weill Cornell Medical College)]

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Phosphorylation-Dependent Regulation of Calcium Channels by Macromolecular Complexes”

 

 

 

Dr. Wendy McKimpson

 

 

4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NIDDK
“Gut Cell Plasticity During Diabetes Treatment”

 

 

 

Dr. Sumit Mohan [Multiple PI award with Dr. James Dubois (Washington University)]

 

 

3-year new R01, NH/NIMHD
“Identifying and Exploring Solutions to the Ethical Challenges of ApoL1 Testing of Donors with Recent African Ancestry through Mixed Methods Research with Stakeholders”

 

 

 

Dr. Nathalie Moise

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Harnessing Precision Medicine and Implementation Science to Improve Psychological Distress Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients”

 

 

 

Dr. Adam Mor

 

 

2-year research grant, Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund
“Mechanistic Markers for the Onset of Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated with PD-1 Blockade”

 

 

2-year Technology Impact Award, Cancer Research Institute
“Novel Technology to Discover Targetable Kinases to Enhance Checkpoints Inhibition”

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NCI
“(PQ8) Predictive Biomarkers for the Onset of Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated with PD-1 Blockade”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Moran [Multiple PI award with Dr. Sarah De Ferranti (Boston Children’s Hospital)

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Familial Hypercholesterolemia Screening in Children: Population Impact of Phenotype, Genotype, and Cascade Approaches”

 

 

 

Dr. Munemasa Mori

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Regulatory Mechanisms of Cell Competition in Lung Regeneration”

 

 

 

Dr. Youngji Na

 

 

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NIDDK
“Rare Variant Analysis of Glomerulonephritis”

 

 

 

Dr. Lale Ozcan

 

 

Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) Junior Investigator Award, Kern Lipid Meeting
“Regulation of PCSK9 and LDLc by Glucagon Signaling”

 

 

 

Dr. Owen O'Connor

 

 

3-year Translational Research Program Grant, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
“Translating Novel Immunoepigenetic Concepts to the Treatment of T -Cell Lymphomas (TCL)”

 

 

 

Dr. Utpal Pajvani

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Jagged-Notch signaling in NASH/Fibrosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Priya Palta

 

 

5-year R01, NIH/NIA
“Blood Pressure and ADRD in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study”

 

 

 

Dr. Huize Pan (mentor: Dr. Muredach Reilly)

 

 

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association
“Human VSMC Mechanisms of Action of ADAMTS7 Locus for CAD”

 

 

 

Dr. Megha Prasad

 

 

Women in Innovations (WIN) Complex and High-risk Interventional Procedures (CHIP) Fellowship, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

 

 

 

Dr. Vikram Premkumar (mentor: Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch)

 

 

1-year AstraZeneca Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Identifying the Role of Programmed Death-1 Homolog (PD-1H) on Osteoclast Signaling and Activation within the Bony Microenvironment in Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Jianwen Que

 

 

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Basal Progenitor Cells and Eosinophilic Esophagitis”

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Signaling Mechanisms Promoting Barrett’s Metaplasia”

 

 

 

Dr. Alexander Raufi (mentor: Dr. Gulam Manji)

 

 

1-year Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“A Phase II Study of Chemotherapy and Immune Checkpoint Blockade with Pembrolizumab in the Perioperative and Maintenance Treatment of Locoregional Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma”

 

 

 

Dr. Azra Raza

 

 

1-year Research Grant, Cures Within Reach
“Cellular and Molecular Basis of Anemia in Refractory Anemia with Ring Sideroblasts”

 

 

 

Dr. Ran Reshef

 

 

2-year Idea Award, Dept. of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
“Glucagon-Like-Peptide 2 (GLP-2) Analogues as a Novel Strategy for Prevention and Treatment of Graft-Versus-Host Disease”

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Effector T-Cell Trafficking in Graft-Versus-Host Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Michaela Restivo Anderson

 

 

Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“Prospective Study of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue and Risk of Acute Respiratory Distress
Syndrome in Moderate to Severe Pneumonia”

 

 

 

Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer

 

 

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, Columbia University
“Deep Phenotyping of Lipoprotein (a): An Emerging Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease”

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Unraveling the Complexities of Lipoprotein(a) in Humans Through Stable Isotope Metabolic Studies, Proteomics, and Particle Characterization”

 

 

 

Daniel Roybal (mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)

 

 

3-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NHLBI
“Signaling Pathways and Regulators of Calcium Channels in Heart”

 

 

 

Dr. Mishaela Rubin

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Skeletal Fragility in Type 1 Diabetes: Glycemic Control and Bone Strength”

 

 

 

Dr. Yvonne Saenger [Multiple PI award with Dr. John Krolewski (Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center)]

 

 

2-year new cooperative agreement, NIH/NCI
“A Prognostic mRNA Immune Signature for Resected Stage II-III Melanoma”

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Schwabe

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“DAMPs and Their Receptors Link Hepatocyte Death to HSC Activation and Liver Fibrosis”

 

 

 

Drs. Gary Schwartz [with Dr. Andrea Califano (Dept. of Systems Biology)]

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Validating OncoTreat, a Systems Biology Approach to Predict Drug Sensitivity, in Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors”

 

 

 

Drs. Gary Schwartz and Al Neugut [Multiple PI award with Dr. Andrew Lassman (Dept. of Neurology)]

 

 

6-year cooperative agreement competitive renewal, NIH/NCI
“Columbia University Minority/Underserved Site NCI Community Oncology Research Program”

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Shen

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Analysis of Epithelial Heterogeneity in Prostate Development and Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Yuichi Shimada

 

 

Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Application of Multi-omics Profiling to Predict Adverse Left Ventricular Remodeling and Cardiovascular Events in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Small-Saunders (mentor: Dr. David Fidock)

 

 

2-year Physician Scientist Fellowship, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
“Programming tRNA Modifications in the Human Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum: A New Paradigm for Artemisinin Resistance in Asian Isolates”

 

 

 

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Lung Epithelial Cell Specification in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Megan Sykes

 

 

New 2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAD
"Thymic Negative Selection in Human T1D Immune Systems"

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Mark Anderson, Matthias Hebrok, and Audrey Parent (UC San Francisco)]4-year cooperative agreement (U01), NIH/NIDDK
“Modeling Autoimmune Pathogenesis and Beta Cell Destruction by T1D Immune Systems”

 

 

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

7-year Outstanding Investigator Award (R35), NIH/NHLBI
“A Mechanistic and Translational Research Program Linking Impaired Resolution, Defective Efferocytosis, and Clonal Hematopoiesis to the Formation of Clinically Dangerous Atherosclerotic Plaques”

 

 

 

Drs. Alan Tall and Ira Tabas

 

 

Transatlantic Networks of Excellence, Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
“Clonal Hematopoiesis and Atherosclerosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Alan Tall

 

 

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“ABCA1/G1 and LXRs in Atherogenesis”

 

 

 

Dr. Veli Topkara

 

 

4-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NHLBI
“Defining the Role of lnc-TECRL in Maladaptive Cardiac Remodeling”

 

 

 

Dr. Meghna Trivedi

 

 

Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr. Fellowship Award, Hope Foundation for Cancer Research
“A Prospective Observational Cohort Study to Develop a Predictive Model of Taxane-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Patients”

 

 

 

Dr. Emily Tsai

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Validation and Translation of a Novel Transcriptomic Signature of Right Ventricular Failure”

 

 

 

Dr. Miguel Verbitsky

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIDDK
“Investigation of Genomic Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Elaine Wan

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NHLBI
“Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Cognitive Decline in Atrial Fibrillation”

 

 

1-year research grant, Saving tiny Hearts Society
“Understanding Cardiac Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease Using a Novel 3D Panoramic Optical Mapping System”

 

 

 

Dr. Liheng Wang

 

 

5-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NIDDK
“TOX4 Integrates Hormone Signaling on Hepatic Glucose and Lipid Metabolism”

 

 

 

Dr. Nan Wang

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“JAK2V617F, Clonal Hematopoiesis and Atherosclerosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Runsheng Wang

 

 

Career Development Bridge Funding Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Comparative Effectiveness Research in Axial Spondyloarthritis”

 

 

 

Dr. Tim Wang

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Chandan Guha (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)]5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIDDK
“Understanding Stem Cell Heterogeneity and Niche Function in Intestinal Regeneration after Irradiation”

 

 

 

Drs. Timothy Wang and Don Landry

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Development of a Novel Beta2-blocker for Treating Pancreatic Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Timothy Wang

 

 

5-year training grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Multidisciplinary Training in Translational Gastrinointestinal and Liver Research”

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Winchester

 

 

3-year Transformational Project Award, American Heart Association
“Identification of Immunological Mechanisms Targeting the Myocardium in Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 

 

 

Dr. Kryscilla Yang (mentor: Sykes, Megan)

 

 

1-year Basic Science Fellowship Research Grant, American Society of Transplantation
“T-Cell Receptor Deep Sequencing to Distinguish Autoimmune Recurrence from Allograft Rejection in Liver Transplant Patients with Autoimmune Liver Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Yin

 

 

Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Psychosocial Stressors and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Young Adults with Perinatal-Acquired HIV”

 

 

 

Dr. Sunmoo Yoon

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Using Twitter to Enhance the Social Support of Hispanic and Black Dementia Caregivers (Tweet-SS)”

 

 

 

Dr. Arif Yurdagul

 

 

5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI
“Processing of Apoptotic Cell-Derived Cargo by Macrophages Continues Efferocytosis and Drives Atherosclerosis Regression”

 

 

 

Dr. Ze Zheng (mentor: Ira Tabas)

 

 

2-year Fellow Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology
“Obesity-Associated Thrombosis: Role of Reduced Hepatocyte-Derived Fibrinolytic Activity”

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association
“Role of Reduced Hepatocyte-Derived tPA Activity in Obesity-Associated Atherothrombosis”

 

 

 

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2018

 

Dr. Marwah Abdalla

 

 

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/American Heart Association
“The Association of Sleep Architecture and Blood Pressure Dipping”

 

 

 

Dr. Julian Abrams

 

 

1-year research grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
“Evaluation of Stool-Based Biomarkers for Colonic Neoplasia in Cystic Fibrosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Domenico Accili

 

 

3-year grant, The JPB Foundation
“Causes and Treatment of Beta-cell Dedifferentiation in Diabetes”

 

 

5-year Center Core Grant (P30) competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Columbia Diabetes Research Center”

 

 

 

Dr. Jason Adelman

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NICHD
"Effectiveness of Pictographs to Prevent Wrong-Patient Errors in the NICU"

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Jason Adelman and R. Graham Barr

 

 

5-year Institutional Research Training Grant, AHRQ
“Columbia University Patient Safety and Health Services Research Training”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. David Aggen (mentor: Dr. Charles Drake)

 

 

Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Targeting Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Renal Cell Cancer with Combination IL-1 Beta and PD-1 Blockade”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jennifer Amengual

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Development of First-in-Class Histone Acetyltransferase (HAT) Activators for Precision Targeting of Epigenetic Derangements in Lymphoma”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Michaela Anderson (mentor: Dr. David Lederer)

 

 

1-year Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
''Intrathoracic Adipose and Acute Respiratory Failure''

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Bauer

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Regulation of Lipoprotein Metabolism by Adipose-Specific Tribbles-1”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Natalie Bello

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Blood Pressure Measurement and Hypertension in Pregnancy”

 

Abstract

Marjorie and Lewis Katz Scholar

 

 

 

Dr. Brandon Bellows

 

 

5-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NHLBI
“Comparing the Value of Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Treatment Implementation Strategies”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Elana Bernstein

 

 

1-year Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Screen-Detected Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Jeffrey Birk

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), NIH/NHLBI
“Investigating Fear of Recurrence as a Modifiable Mechanism of Behavior Change to Improve Medication Adherence in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Bishuang Cai

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association
“The Role of MerTK and MerTK Cleavage in NASH-Related Liver Fibrosis”

 

 

5-year Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NIDDK
“MerTK in NASH-Related Liver Fibrosis”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Francesco Cambuli (mentor Dr. Michael Shen)

 

 

2-year Prostate Cancer Research Program Early Investigator Research Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
“Identification of Master Transcriptional Regulators of Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Prostate Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Richard Carvajal [with Drs. Ozgur Sahin and Eran Schenker (Dept. of Biological Sciences)]

 

 

Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
“A Drug Delivery Injector for Highly Viscous Drug Formulations”

 

 

 

Dr. Ya-Wen Chen

 

 

3-year Fellowship, Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program
“Identification of Progenitors in Lung Organoid from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Adi Cohen

 

 

Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Understanding the Role of the Human Microbiome in Graves' Disease with and without Orbitopathy”

 

 

 

Dr. Remi Creusot

 

 

5-year R01, NIH/NIAID
In vivo Development and Reactivity of Human Autoreactive T Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Katherine Crew [Multiple PI award with Dr. Rita Kukafka (Dept. of Biomedical Informatics)]

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Multicenter Trial of Decision Support for Breast Cancer Chemoprevention”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Katherine Crew and Gary Schwartz

 

 

4-year Residents Research award (R38), NIH/NCI
“CAPRI: Columbia Cancer Training Program for Resident-Investigators”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Emily Dimango [Multiple PI award with Dr. Charles Emala (Dept. of Anesthesiology)]

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Phased Award (R61). NIH/NCCIH
“Ginger's Therapeutic Potential in Asthma”

 

 

 

Dr. Pranay Dogra (mentor Dr. Donna Farber)

 

 

3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Research Institute
“Impact of Tissue Location on Antitumor Activity of Human NK Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Charles Drake

 

 

Shared Instrumentation Grant, NIH/Office of the Director
“Helios, a CyTOF System”

 

 

 

Dr. Donna Farber

 

 

5-year Program Project (P01) competitive renewal, NIH/NIAID
“Tissue Compartmentalization of Human Lymphocytes”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Hilda Fernandez

 

 

M. Irené Ferrer Scholar Award in Gender-Specific Medicine
“Gender Differences in Neurocognition in Youth with Chronic Kidney Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Trevor Fidler (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Mechanisms of Increased Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Clonal Hematopoiesis"

 

 

 

Dr. Barry Fine

 

 

Research grant, Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation
“Stems Cells and Congenital Heart Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Freedberg

 

 

Research Grant, Feldstein Medical Foundation
"Dietary Fiber to Prevent Loss of Gastrointestinal Colonization Resistance and Pathogen Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit"

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Dietary Fiber to Prevent Loss of Gastrointestinal Colonization Resistance and Pathogen Colonization in the Intensive Care”

 

 

 

Dr. Henry Ginsberg

 

 

5-year Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Postdoctoral Training in Arteriosclerosis Research”

 

 

 

Dr. Angela Gomez-Simmonds

 

 

2018-2023 (K23)
“Elucidating Transmission of Plasmids Harboring blaKPC Among Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Using Long-Range Sequencing”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rishi Goyal

 

 

President’s Global Innovation Fund, Columbia University
“Colonial Medicine, Literature and Contemporary Healthcare in India”

 

 

 

Mr. Christopher Grubb (mentor: Dr. Hasan Garan)

 

 

Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research, New York Academy of Medicine
“Electromechanical Wave Imaging: A Novel, Non-Invasive Approach to Localizing Arrhythmias Prior to Catheter Ablation”

 

 

 

Dr. Deborah Haisch (mentor: Dr. Neil Schluger)

 

 

1-year Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund

 

 

 

Drs. Scott Hammer and Frank Lowy

 

 

5-year Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NIAID
“Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases Research”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Arnold Han

 

 

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
“Precision T Cell Receptor-Based Cancer Therapies”

 

 

 

Dr. Dawn Hershman [with Dr. Andreas Hielscher (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
“Dynamic Optical Tomographic Breast Imaging System (DOTBIS) for Predicting Cancer Therapy Outcome”

 

 

 

Dr. Jaime Hook

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Novel Mechanisms of Post-Influenza Staphylococcal Lung Injury”

 

 

 

Dr. Joanne Hsieh

 

 

5-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NIDDK
“Hepatoprotective Mechanisms of TTC39B Deficiency”

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, American Heart Association
“Regulation of Liver X Receptor by TTC39B”

 

 

 

Dr. Syed Husain

 

 

Research Grant, National Kidney Foundation
“Preventing Deceased Donor Kidney Discard by Improving Organ Quality Assessment”

 

 

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Clinical Trial of Systems-Biology Directed Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Jane Kang

 

 

3-year Clinician Scholar Educator Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“An Interactive, Case Based, Online Ethics Curriculum for Rheumatology Fellows: Issues in Industry Interactions and Industry Funded Trials“

 

 

 

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk [Multiple PI award with Dr. Matthias Kretzler (Univ. of Michigan)]

 

 

5-year High Impact Research Grant (RC2), NIH/NIDDK
“Genomics of Glomerular Disease”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Taiyi Diana Kuo

 

 

4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, NIH/NIDDK
“Epigenetic Regulation by FoxO1 in Pancreatic Beta Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Jared Kushner (mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)

 

 

Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, New York Academy of Medicine
“Elucidating Mechanisms of Calcium Channel Regulation in the Heart”

 

 

 

Dr. David Lederer [Multiple PI award with Dr. Daniel Gottlieb (Brigham and Women's Hospital)]

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
"Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Subclinical Lung Injury in Health and Disease"

 

 

 

Drs. Suzanne Lentzsch and Don Landry

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“MAP4K2 as a Therapeutic Target of Multiple Myeloma and Development of Novel Targeting Drugs”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Lewis

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“The Association of Damaging Genetic Variation with Ventricular Function in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Minghao Liu (Dr. Marcella Walker)

 

 

Research Grant, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“Trabecular Bone Score in the Evaluation of Vertebral Fracture in Primary Hyperparathyroidism”

 

 

 

Dr. Jose Luchsinger

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Mark Espeland and Kathleen Hayden (Wake Forest University Health Sciences)]“Long-term Impact of Random Assignment to Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: The Action for Health in Diabetes ADRD Study (Look AHEAD-MIND)”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Timothy Hughes and Kathleen Hayden (Wake Forest University Health Sciences)]5-year new R01, NIH/NIA
“Subclinical Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease: The Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Multisite Study of AD”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Jennifer Manly (Dept. of Neurology)]5-year Center Grant (P30), NIH/NIA
“Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer's Disease Disparities (CIRAD)”

 

 

 

Dr. Mohsen Maharlooei (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Diabetes Association
“A Pipeline for Analysis of Diabetogenic T Cell Receptors in vivo

 

Abstract

Russell Berrie Foundation Scholar Award, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

Dr. Steven Marx [Multiple PI award with Dr. Andrew Marks (Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)]

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Exploring the Molecular Physiology of Atrial Fibrillation”

 

Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Henry Colecraft (Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)]4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“L-Type Channel Trafficking and Modulation in Heart”

 

 

 

Drs. Steven Marx and Alexander Kushnir

 

 

Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx) Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“CalCardia: Fixing Abnormal Calcium Handling in Sick Hearts”

 

 

 

Dr. Mathew Matthen [with Dr. Fatemeh Momen-Heravi (College of Dental Medicine)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) I Planning Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Tumor-Derived Exosomes as a Biomarker for Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Head and Neck Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Mathew Maurer

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), NIH/NIA
“Analysis of Lumbar Spine Stenosis Speciments for Early Identification of TTR Cardiac Amyloidosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Nathalie Moise

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“An Information tecHnology approach to implEmenting depression treAtment in caRdiac patienTs: [iHeart Trial]”

 

 

 

Dr. John Morrow

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Molecular Mechanisms of Arrhythmia Caused by High-Fat Diet”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Youngji Na

 

 

2-year Mandl Connective Tissue Research Fellowship, CUIMC

 

 

 

Dr. Thomas Nickolas [Multiple PI award with Dr. Michelle Denburg (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)]

 

 

5-year R01, NIH/NIDDK
“The Impact of Glomerular Disorders on Bone Qualit y and Strength”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“E-Cigarette Effects on Sputum Biology: Identifying Extent and Susceptibility in Healthy Adults”

 

 

 

Dr. Kenneth Olive

 

 

3-year research grant, Lustgarten Foundation
“Clinical Translation of Regulatory Network-Based Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Owen O’Connor

 

 

Global T-Cell Lymphoma Clinical Trials Network Consortium, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

 

Clinical Research Professorship, American Cancer Society

 

 

 

Dr. Max O'Donnell [Multiple PI award with Dr. Kathy Rivet Amico (Univ. of Michigan)]

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Grant, NIH/FIC
“Impact of a Multimodal Intervention to Reduce Dual Stigma and Improve Treatment Outcomes in HIV/Drug-Resistant TB co-infected patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“A Precision Medicine Approach to Enhanced Detection and Genomic Characterization of Emerging Respiratory Pathogens in Uganda”

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel O'Neil (mentor: Dr. Alfred Neugut)

 

 

Endowed Young Investigator Award in memory of Evelyn H. Lauder, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Quality of Breast Cancer Care in Five Public Hospitals in South Africa and Effects on Survival”

 

 

 

Drs. Utpal Pajvani and Domenico Accili [with Dr. Dieter Egli (Dept. of Pediatrics)]

 

 

Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Award, Columbia University
“Notch2 Polymorphisms as Predictors of Low β-Cell Mass and Increased Type 2-Diabetes Risk”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anna Podolanczuk

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Role of High Density Lipoproteins in Interstitial Lung Disease”

 

Abstract

1-year Dalsamer Research Grant, American Lung Association
“Household Dust Microbiome and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Jorge Postigo Fernandez (mentor: Dr. Remi Creusot)

 

 

3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Diabetes Association
“Novel DNA-Based Platforms to Re-Establish Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes”

 

 

 

Dr. Muredach Reilly [Multiple PI award with Dr. Mingyao Li (University of Pennsylvania)]

 

 

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Elucidation of Tissue-Specific Transcrip tomic Profiles in Cardio-Metabolic Disease”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Muredach Reilly and R. Graham Barr [MPI award with Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen (Dept. of Systems Biology)]

 

 

2-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Integration of Omics Data to Improve Interpretation of Genetic Risk Variants in Lung Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. Ran Reshef

 

 

2-year Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, Expansion Award, Department of the Army
“Identification of Effector and Suppressive T-Cell Clones in Graft versus-Host Disease”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“The Metabolic Effects of Lipoprotein(a) Isoforms”

 

 

 

Mr. Daniel Roybal (mentor: Dr. Steven Marx)

 

 

3-year Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NHLBI
“Signaling Pathways and Regulators of Calcium Channels in Heart”

 

 

 

Drs. Sergei Rudchenko, Milan Stojanovic, and Markus Mapara

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NBIB
“Graft Engineering of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Products with Molecular Cascades”

 

 

 

Dr. Yvonne Saenger

 

 

3-year new R01, FDA
“Ph1 Study of T-Vec Given Endoscopically for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer IN 17248”

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Establishing a Prognostic Immune Signature in Early Stage Melanoma by Measuring mRNA Transcripts Using the NanoString Assay and Quantitative Multiplexed Immuno-Fluorescence”

 

 

 

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna

 

 

Precision Medicine Pilot Award/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Implementing a Health Screening App to Match People with Lower Limb Loss at High Risk for Low Function to Personalized Physiotherapy and Injury Prevention Education”

 

 

 

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi [Multiple PI award with Dr. Peter Sims (Dept. of Systems Biology)]

 

 

2-year Center grant (P20), NIH/NIDDK
“Novel Genomic and Transcriptomic Tools to Study Human Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract”

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Sarkaria (mentors: Drs. Gary Schwartz and Lei Ding)

 

 

Harry F. Bisel, MD, Endowed Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Targeting PDGFRa-Expressing Stromal Cells in Primary Myelofibrosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Schwabe [Multiple PI award with Dr. Mxin Chen (Univ of California San Francisco)

 

 

5-year R01, NIH/NCI
“Role of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in Cholangiocarcinoma”

 

 

 

Dr. Steven Shea

 

 

2-year Clinical Trial Pilot Studies award (R34), NIH/NHLBI
“Retail Outlet Health Kiosk Hypertension Trial”

 

 

 

Dr. Ari Shechter

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Poor Sleep, Sedentary Behavior, and Secondary Cardiovascular Risk in Stroke and TIA Patients”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Michael Shen

 

 

3-year Translational Research Grant, The V Foundation for Cancer Research
“A Co-Clinical Trial of Chemotherapy Response in Bladder Cancer using Patient-Derived Tumor Organoids”

 

 

2-year JPB Foundation Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
“Modeling Bladder Cancer Metastasis Using Human Patient‐Derived Tumor Organoids”

 

 

 

Drs. Michael Shen, Charles Drake, and Andrea Califano

 

 

2-year Stewart J. Rahr Foundation-VAlor Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
“Master Regulators Underlying Tumor-Microenvironment Interactions in Metastatic Prostate Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Yuichi Shimada

 

 

3-year Career Development Award, AHA
“Bariatric Surgery and Acute Cardiovascular Events: Analysis of Two Complementary Databases”

 

 

 

Dr. Daichi Shimbo

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Psychological Stress, and Circadian Patterns of Sodium Excretion and Blood Pressure”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Kristi Reynolds (Kaiser Foundation Research Institute)]4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Ambulatory blood pressure and falls in older treated patients with hypertension”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Paul Muntner (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Evaluating Novel Approaches for Estimating Awake and Sleep Blood Pressure”

 

 

 

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck

 

 

2-year research award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
“Lung and Airway Progenitors Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Snyder

 

 

1-year Grant-In-Aid, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
“The Role of Tissue Resident Memory T Cells in Both Acute and Chronic Rejection Following Lung Transplantation”

 

 

 

Dr. Gissette Reyes Soffer

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Unraveling the Complexity of Lipoprotein(a) Metabolism: Human Kinetic Studies”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jinsook Son (mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)

 

 

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NIH/NIDDK
“Analysis of Beta Cell Dedifferentiation using scRNA-seq of Human T2D”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Craig Spencer

 

 

President’s Global Innovation Fund, Columbia University
“Measuring Human Rights Violations and Mortality Amongst Migrants and Refugees in the Sahel Region”

 

 

 

Dr. Marie-Pierre St. Onge

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Impact of Circadian Misalignment on Energy Balance Regulation”

 

Abstract

1-year Administrative Supplement on Alzheimer's Disease and its Related Dementias, NIH/NHLBI and NIH/NIA
“Effect of Long-Term Sleep Restriction on Energy Balance”

 


Abstract

2-year Strategic Collaborative Grant, American Heart Association
“Timing of Sleep and of Food Intake in Obese Patients with HFpEF”

 

 

 

Dr. Milan Stojanovic

 

 

3-year new Software and Hardware Foundations Collaborative Research Grant, National Science Foundation
“Biocompatible I/O Interfaces for Robust Bioorthogonal Molecular Computing"

 

 

 

Dr. Alexandros Strikoudis (mentor: Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck)

 

 

Druckenmiller Fellowship, New York Stem Cell Foundation
“Modeling Pulmonary Fibrosis using Organoids from Genome-Edited Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Sumner

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Identifying Early Intervention Targets for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Posttraumatic Stress”

 

Abstract

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Developing a Biomarker-Based Metric of Biological Age in Youth”

 

 

 

Dr. Ira Surolia

 

 

Research grant, Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
“Developing Simple Prognostic Indicators of Chemotherapy Response in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma Based on Interrogating the Transcriptome: Using the Complex to get to the Simple"

 

 

 

Dr. Megan Sykes

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), NIH/NCATS
“TCR and BCR Deep Sequencing to Distinguish Autoimmune Recurrence from Allograft Rejection”

 

Abstract

2-year Directed Research Grant, American Society of Transplantation
“A Specific Biomarker for the Host Anti-Donor T Cell Response”

 


Abstract

 

Drs. Megan Sykes and David Sachs

 

 

2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research for Dr. Elizabeth Waffarn, NIH/NIAID
“A Tolerance Approach to Xenotransplantation”

 

 

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

5-year Program Project (P01) competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms of Atherogenesis in Insulin Resistance”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Ira Tabas and Robert Schwabe

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“TAZ and YAP in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and its Complications”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Alan Tall

 

 

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“TTC39B in Metabolism”

 

Abstract

 

Mr. David Thomas (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)

 

 

Individual M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship, NIH/NHLBI
"Transcriptional Regulation of Macrophage Function by LXR in Atherosclerosis"

 

 

 

Dr. Anna Tocheva (mentor: Dr. Adam Mor)

 

 

Fellowship, Eppley Foundation
“Anatomical and Functional Compartmentalization of PD-1 Signaling”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Marcella Walker

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIAMS
“Skeletal Microstructure - Racial Differences and Genetic Contributors”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Timothy Wang [Multiple PI award with Drs. Adam Bass (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Channing
Der (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)]

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“The Role of RHOA in Diffuse Gastric Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Xiaobo Wang

 

 

3-year Liver Scholar Award, American Liver Foundation
“Regulation and Role of TAZ in NASH-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

 

 

 

Dr. Ruth White (mentor: Dr. Timothy Wang)

 

 

Ewa Maria Kukrika Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Cholinergic Regulation of the Neural Microenvironment in Pancreatic Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Howard Worman [Multiple PI award with Dr. Susan Michaelis (Johns Hopkins University)]

 

 

2-year Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), NIH/NIA
“Role of Permanently Farnesylated Prelamin in the Cardiovascular Disease of Aging”

 

 

 

Dr. Kelley Yan

 

 

2-year research grant, Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation
“Aging and Disease: An Unbiased Approach to Understanding Stem Cell Aging and Potential Therapies”

 

 

 

Dr. Jessica Yang (mentor: Dr. Richard Carvajal)

 

 

Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Efficacy of Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal (BET) Protein Inhibition in Advanced Uveal Melanoma”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Siqin Ye

 

 

Marjorie and Lewis Katz Scholar

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Yin [Multiple PI award with Dr. Sunil Wadhwa (College of Dental Medicine)]

 

 

1-year “Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences”, NIH/NIDCR
“Oral immune Activation and Alveolar Bone Loss in HIV-infected Postmenopausal Women”

 

 

 

Dr. Junjie Yu

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

Dr. Hanrui Zhang

 

 

3-year Pathway to Independence Award (R00), NIH/NHLBI
“Macrophage-Specific Function of GWAS CAD-Associated LIPA Alleles in Atherosclerosis”

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Discover Novel Regulators of Efferocytosis by Genome-Wide CRISPR Screen in Primary Macrophages”

 

 

 

 

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 "

 

 

 

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
"SWOG 1703CD: Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Tumor Marker Directed Disease Monitoring Versus Usual Care in the Monitoring of Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patients"

 

 

 

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. Armin Alaedini

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dr. Qais Al-Awqati

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dr. Juan Arriaga

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Defining Molecular Drivers and Therapeutic Strategies for Bone Metastasis by Using CRISPR/Cas9-based Functional Screening and Preclinical Assays of Drug Response"

 

 

 

Dr. Amer Assal

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research "Engraftment Syndrome and Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Light Chain Amyloidosis following High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Matthew Baldwin

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Frailty Endotypes in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure"

 

 

 

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. R. Graham Barr

 

 

Research Grant, COPD Foundation
“Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD (SPIROMICS)

 

 

 

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 and Subsequent Hypertension Risk in Women with a History of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension"

 

 

 

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 for TIA and Minor Stroke Patients; An Explanatory and Guideline-Relevant RCT to Reduce PTSD after TIA 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. Karina Davidson

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NLM
“Re-engineering Precision Therapeutics through N-of-1 Trials”

 

 

 

Dr. Gowda Deepthiman [Principal Investigator: Dr. Sharon Akabas (Dept. of Pediatrics)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) I Planning Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Use of Narrative Medicine to Reveal Weight Bias Across the Health Professions: Toward Improved Care for the Patient with Obesity”

 

 

 

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”

 


Abstract

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. Hilda Fernandez

 

 

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Genomic Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease and Neurocognitive Status in Children”

 

Abstract

 

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”

 

 

5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NHLBI
“The STK25 Signaling Pathway in Human Cardiac Cells”

 

 

 

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 Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
"Optimizing Function of Cardiac Rhythm Devices in Patients Supported by Left Ventricular Assist Device"

 

 

 

Dr. Henry Ginsberg

 

 

7-year new Outstanding Investigator Award (R 35), 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. Sanja Jelic

 

 

3-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Vascular Endothelial Activation in Sleep Apnea”

 

 

 

Drs. Lynne Johnson and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

 

 

Translational Therapeutics (TRx) Pilot Award and Accelerator, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Direct Application of Antibody Impregnated Bioengineered Patch to Improve Wound Healing in Diabetes"

 

 

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky [Multiple PI award with Drs. Laura Kaufman and Asja Guzman (Dept. of Chemistry)]

 

 

Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"OncoShell: A Rapid Functional Test of Breast Cancer Drug Sensitivity"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Kyeong Kim

 

 

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

 

 

 

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. Kimberly Komatsubara (mentors: Drs. Richard Carvajal and Mahesh Mansukhani)

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Personalized Medicine in the Adult Experimental Therapeutics Cancer Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center"

 

 

 

Dr. Judith Korner

 

 

5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Metabolic and Endocrine Effects of Bariatric Surgery”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Deepa Kumaraiah

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"inSensor: Novel device for reducing pulmonary complications in hospitalized patients by improving compliance with incentive spirometer use"

 

 

 

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. Alexander Kushnir (Mentors: Drs. Steven Marx and Andrew Marks)

 

 

Research Grant, RYR-1 Foundation
“RyR1 Myopathy Database”

 

Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Sinisa Vukelic (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)]Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"inSensor: Novel Device for Reducing Pulmonary Complications in Hospitalized Patients by Improving Compliance with Incentive Spirometer Use"

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"A Pilot Study to Test the Feasibility and Acceptability of Using Gluten Sensor Devices & Social Video-Based Discussion Tools to Promote a Gluten-Free Diet in Patients with Celiac Disease"

 

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. Matthew Lewis

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"A Precision Medicine Based Approach to Biomarker Discovery in Fontan Associated Liver Disease"

 

 

 

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. Kristin McCabe

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

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. Andrew Moran

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Adam Bress (University of Utah) and William Weintraub (Chrsitiana Care Health Services)]4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Patient Level Prediction of Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness in SPRINT (Optimize-SPRINT)”

 

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

 

Drs. Jeffrey Rothman and Gary Schwartz

 

 

Translational Therapeutics (TRx) Pilot Award and Accelerator, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Suppression of Oncogene Transcription by PNAs as Cancer Therapy"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Mishaela Rubin

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21), NIH/NIA
“Skeletal Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: A Novel Therapeutic Approach for the Elderly”

 

 

[with Dr. Stavroula Kousteni (Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)]Translational Therapeutics (TRx) Pilot Award and Accelerator, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Regulation of Appetite by the Skeleton"

 


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. Yvonne Saenger

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) I Planning Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Comprehending the Immune Microenvironment: Spatiophenotypic Profiling of Molecular and Cellular Correlates of Disease in Transplantation and Cancer"

 

 

 

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”

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Genetic Studies in Posterior Urethral Valves"

 

 

Integrating Special Populations Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Rapid Genome Sequencing to Guide Clinical Management of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome”

 

 

 

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. Elizabeth Shane [Multiple PI award with Dr. X. Edward Guo (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"MicrOA: A MicroCT-Based Structural Analysis System to Monitor and Assess Osteoarthritis"

 

 

 

Dr. Daichi Shimbo [with Dr. Samuel Sia (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)

 

 

Complex Traits Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/ Data Sciences Institute
“High-quality Data Acquisition for Cuffless and Calibration-free Blood Pressure Measurement”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Drs. Paul Munter (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Gbenga Ogedegbe (NYU)]4-year R01 competing renewal research grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Incorporation of a Hypertension Working Group into the Jackson Heart Study”

 

 

 

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"

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"Investigating the genetic and epigenetic basis for anticipation in neuroendocrine tumors"

 

 

 

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

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“CaMKII/MK2 Signaling in Cardiometabolic Disease”

 

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. Meghna Trivedi

 

 

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s Irving Institute NIH CTSA KL2 program
“Patient and Physician Knowledge, Attitudes, and Expectations of Genomic Testing to Inform Treatment Decisions for Advanced Cancer”

 

 

 

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"

 

 

M. Irené Ferrer Scholar Award in Gender-Specific Medicine
“Deciphering the Sexual Dimorphic Characteristics of a Mouse Model of Atrial Fibrillation”

 

 

 

Dr. Runsheng Wang

 

 

Pilot Award, Clinical Trials Office/ Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
"N-of-1 trials of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Spondyloarthritis with adaptive design"

 

 

 

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”

 

 

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

 

 

 

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”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Stephen Arpadi (Dept. of Pediatrics)]2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIA
“Biological Aging in Older HIV-Infected African Americans”

 

 

 

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

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2016

 

Dr. Julian Abrams

 

 

3-year project, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
“Developing Innovative GastroEnterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program”

 

 

 

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. Jonathan Barasch

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Sam Sia (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"UrineChip: Distinguishing Dehydration from Fatal Kidney Injury"

 

 

 

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. Alexander Kushnir

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Sinisa Vukelic (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)]Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
"urOvol: Electronic Device that Automatically Measures and Records Patient Urine Output"

 

 

 

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. Jorge Postigo Fernandez (mentor: Dr. Remi Creusot)   

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

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. Alberto Bartolomé

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

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

 

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”

 

 

 

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"

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Planning Grants Phases I and II, 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

 

 

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

 

Lauren Pollack (Mentor: Dr. Matthew Baldwin)

 

 

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program, American Federation for Aging Research/NIH/NIA

 

 

 

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

 

 

[with Dr. Ryan Demmer (Dept. of Epidemiology)]Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Planning Grants Phases I and II, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“The Microbiome and Chronic Immune Activation Among HIV+ Patients”

 

 

 

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”

 

Abstract

 

 

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2014

 

Dr. Julian Abrams

 

 

1-year Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology
"Proton Pump Inhibitors and Clostridium difficile Infection in Children"

 

Abstract

1-year June & Donald O. Castell, MD, Esophageal Clinical Research Award, American Gastroenterological Association/AGA Research Foundation
“Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Gastrin Receptor Antagonist in Barrett’s Esophagus”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Melissa Accordino (Mentor: Dr. Dawn Hershman)

 

 

1-year new Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
“Electronic Educational Alert to Reduce Overuse of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor in Patients Hospitalized for Febrile Neutropenia”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Armin Alaedini

 

 

3-year new Autism Research Program Idea Development Award, Department of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
“Proteomic Mapping of the Immune Response to Gluten in Children with Autism”

 

Abstract

1-year new research grant, Lyme Research Alliance
“Novel Antibody Biomarkers of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Baldwin

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIA
“Frailty and Outcomes in Older Survivors of Critical Illness”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. R Graham Barr

 

 

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Pulmonary Microvascular Blood Flow and Cor Pulmonale Parvus in Emphysema/COPD”

 

Abstract

4-year new R01 grant, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award w/ Dr. Andrew Laine (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]“Novel Quantitative Emphysema Subtypes in MESA and SPIROMICS”

 

 

 

Dr. Elana Bernstein

 

 

1-year Translational Grant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
“Survival of Systemic Sclerosis Patients Following Lung Transplantation”

 

 

 

Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Mitochondrial Dynamics in Acute Lung Injury”

 

 

 

Dr. John Bilezikian

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Primary Hyperparathyroidism”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Angelo Biviano [Multiple PI award with Dr. Elisa Konofagou PhD (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
“STOP-AF: Rotor Detection Algorithm (RDA) to Assess Triggers of Atrial Fibrillation During Catheter Ablation Procedure”

 

 

 

Dr. Karen Brudney

 

 

2-year Personnel Mobility Program Agreement, CDC/Center for Global Health
“TB Building and Strengthening Infection Control Strategies”

 

 

 

Dr. Wellington Cardoso

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Regulation of the Ciliated Cell Program In Airway Progenitors”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jorge Matias Caviglia

 

 

3-year new Small Grant (R03) for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NIDDK
“TLR4 in Obesity-Driven Liver Fibrosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Robin Clugston (mentor: Dr. William Blaner)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NIAAA
“Alcoholic Liver Disease and its Association with Hepatic Vitamin A Homeostasis”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Remi Creusot and Donna Farber [with Dr. Lance Kam (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Phase II Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Engineering Immunity through Biomaterials”

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Crew

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Rita Kukafka (Dept of  Biomedical Informatics)]5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Increasing Breast Cancer Chemoprevention in the Primary Care Setting”

 

Abstract

Community Based Participatory Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Understanding Social, Cultural, and Religious Factors Influencing BRCA Genetic Testing in the Orthodox Jewish Community”

 

 

 

Dr. Nichole Danzl (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

Dr. Karina Davidson

 

 

13-month High School Diversity Supplement (HSS) to support Mr. Tyree Meredith, NIH/NHLBI

 

 

3-year new Accelerating PCOR and Methodological Research award, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
“Engaging Stakeholders in Building Patient-Centered, N-of-1 Randomized and Other Controlled Trial Methods“

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Mariangels de Planell Saguer (Mentor: Dr. Rachel Miller)

 

 

1-year new Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
"Role of BACH2 and Treg Cells in Air Pollution-Induced Childhood Asthma"

 

 

 

Dr. Emily Dimango

 

 

5-year grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
“Therapeutics Development Center”

 

 

 

Dr. Marco Di Tullio

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NINDS
“Prevalence and Predictors of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation in the Community”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Roxanne Dutia (Mentor: Blandine Laferrère)

 

 

Berrie Research Fellowship, Berrie Center Frontiers in Diabetes Research Program
"Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Postprandial Lipemia and Bile Acid Kinetics"

 

 

 

Dr. Donna Farber

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Lung Resident Niches for Memory CD4 T Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anthony Ferrante

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Immune Regulation of Adipose Tissue Mass”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Daniel Freedberg

 

 

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Gastrointestinal Health of Children”

 

 

 

Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla

 

 

2-year new Scientist Development Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Anti-Ro Antibodies and Cardiac Conduction Defects in Adult Patients with SLE”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ali Gharvi

 

 

5-year competing R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK [Multiple PI award with Dr. Jan Novak (Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham)]“Elucidating IgA nephropathy through Genetic Studies of IgA1 Glycosylation”

 

 

 

Drs. Ali Gharavi and Jonathan Barasch
[Multiple PI award with Dr. Cathy Mendelsohn (Dept. of Urology)]

 

 

5-year new George M. O’Brien Urology Cooperative Research Center, NIH/NIDDK
“The Genetic Origins and Complications of Urinary Tract Abnormalities”

 

 

 

Drs. Ali Gharvi and Andrew Bomback

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIMHD
“Ancestry, Genetic Risk and Health Disparities in Immune-Mediated Nephritis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Dr. Ira Goldberg

 

 

Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research in support of graduate student Diego Scerbo, NIH/NIDDK
“Diabetes-mediated Effects of Myeloid Precursors and Vascular Complications”

 

 

 

Dr. Tamas Gonda

 

 

5-year new Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIDDK
“Targeting the Microenvironment in Gastric Chemoprevention”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Claire Gordon

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Identifying Tissue Reservoirs for Immune-Mediated Control of Chronic Human Herpesviruses”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rachel Gordon

 

 

Columbia University Provost’s Faculty Grant Program on Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery
“Team-based Learning and a Flipped Classroom Approach for Fourth-year Medical Students”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Philip Green

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Frailty Related Risk: Poor Physiologic Reserve During and After Valve Replacement”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Dawn Hershman

 

 

2-year new R03, NIH/NCI
“A Randomized Trial of Topical Menthol for Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy”

 

Abstract

1-year research grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Reducing Overuse, Improving Adherence and Understanding Barriers to Quality Cancer Care”

 

 

5-year new cooperative agreement, NIH/NCI
[Multiple PI award with Drs. Charles Blanke (Oregon Health & Science University), ‪Frank Meyskens (University of California, Irvine) and Catherine Tangen (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)]“SWOG NCORP Research Base”

 

 

 

Nicholas Hutchings (Mentor: Dr. John Bilezikian)

 

 

David E. Rogers Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine
“Identifying Risk factors for Fragility Fractures among Elderly Armenians: Initiating Treatment and Prevention Strategies”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NIH/NCI
“Pre-Surgical trial of Metformin and Atorvastatin in Operable Breast Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk

 

 

2-year new Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant, American Society of Nephrology/ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
“GWAS-based Pathogenesis Model of IgA Nephropathy”

 

Abstract

Health Practice Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Glomerular Disease Dashboard: An Integrated Support Tool for Clinical Care and Research of Patients with Glomerular Disorders”

 


Abstract

1-year Translational Grant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
“Donor-Recipient Genomic Incompatibilities in Solid Organ Transplantation

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ian Kronish

 

 

1-year Translational Grant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
“Telemonitoring Medication Adherence to Prevent Heart Failure Readmissions: A Pilot Study”

 

Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“PTSD, Medication Adherence, and Prognosis after Acute Coronary Syndromes”  

 


Abstract

 

Raaka Kumbhakar (mentor: Dr. Yoko Furuya)

 

 

Medical Student Scholar Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research
“Evolving Epidemiology of 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Adult Inpatients from 2009 to Present at Columbia University Medical Center”

 

 

 

Dr. Blandine Laferrere

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Long Term Change of GLP-1 Insulinotropic Effect after GBP Surgery”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Nicole Lamanna [with Dr. Lance Kam (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
“Immunomesh: Device to Improve Cell Production in Immunotherapy”

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

 

 

3-year Research Scholar Award, American Gastroenterological Association
“Risk Factors For Celiac Disease and the Health Effects of Gluten”

 

 

3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award
“Gluten and the Microbiome in Individuals with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jennifer Lewey

 

 

1-year new ACCF/Merck Research Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation
“Impact of High Deductible Health Plans on Clinical Outcomes and Health Disparities for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure”

 

 

 

Dr. Emerson Lim

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Feasibility of Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) in Prostate Cancer Detection and Risk Assessment”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ying Liu (mentor: Dr. Jon Giles)

 

 

Resident Research Preceptorship, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Psychosocial Comorbidities and Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Comparison with the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Franklin Lowy and Anne-Catrin Uhlemann

 

 

2-year Research Initiatives for Science and Engineering (RISE) award, Columbia University
"Development of a New York City Antibiotic Resistome Map: Identifying Neighborhood and Individual Level Factors that Contribute to the Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Community."
[co-investigators: Drs. Andrew Rundle (Epidemiology), Carolyn Herzig (Nursing), Susan Whittier (Pathology and Cell Biology), and Kathryn Neckerman (Social Work)]

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jonathan Lu

 

 

2-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators
“Preclinical Drug Therapy Studies for LMNA Dilated Cardiomyopathy Using Engineered Isogenic Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

 

 

 

Dr. Steven Marx

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Henry Colecraft (Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)]“L-Type Calcium Channel Trafficking and Modulation in Heart”

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Geoffrey Pitt, (Duke University)]“Calmodulin Regulation of Na+ Channels in Neurons and Cardiomyocytes”

 

 

 

Dr. Mathew Maurer

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIA [Multiple PI award with Dr. Scott Hummel (University of Michigan)]“DASH-SRD Post Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Hospitalization”

 

Abstract

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIA [Multiple PI award with Drs. Evelyn Horn, Alex Reyentovich, and Sean Pinney (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)]“Can Ventricular Assist Devices Reverse the Frailty Phenotype”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Matthew Maurer

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NIH/NCI
“Characterizing the Functional Significance of the Highly Prognostic FGD3-SUSD3 Metagene in Breast Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rachel Miller

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Kari Nadeau (Stanford)
“Secondhand Smoke and Asthma: Mechanistic Outcomes of DNA Methylation in T Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Predicting the Responsiveness to a Novel Multi-Kinase Inhibitorin Patients with Low-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Alfred Neugut

 

 

5-year Community Oncology Research Program Minority/Underserved Community Site cooperative agreement, NIH/NCI [Multiple PI award with Drs. Kara Kelly (Pediatrics) and Andrew Lassman (Neurology)]“Columbia University Minority/Underserved Site NCI Community Oncology Research Program”

 

Abstract

3-year new research grant, Brain Tumor Foundation
“Brain Tumor Early Detection Study”

 

 

 

Dr. Thomas Nickolas

 

 

2-year new Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program, Satellite Healthcare
“A Comparative Trial of Calcitriol versus Placebo for the Preservation of Bone Mass and Strength after Kidney Transplantation”

 

 

1-year Translational Grant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
“Using Electronic Health Records to Design a CKD-Specific Fracture Risk Assessment Tool”

 

 
 

Dr. Max O'Donnell

 

 

Workshop support, Stony Wold - Herbert Fund
“Moving Beyond Adherence: Patient Centered Approaches to Drug-Resistant TB and HIV Treatment”

 

 

 

Dr. Kenneth Olive

 

 

2-year new R21, NIH/NCI
“Preclinical Evaluation of a Targeted Bmi1 Inhibitor in Pancreatic Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Andong Qiu

 

 

3-year new Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“A Protein Which Removes Toxic Iron”

 

 

 

Dr. Maya Rao

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Creating a Comprehensive Nutrition Plan in Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Hongxia Ren

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NIDDK
“GPR17 Function in Metabolism and Satiety Control”

 

 

 

Dr. Yvonne Saenger

 

 

2-year new Innovator Award for Cancer Immunology Research, Landon Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research
“Proving Immune Signatures in High Risk Primary Melanoma Rumors to Establish Prognostic Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Successful Immune Surveillance”

 

 

 

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Genetics of Congenital Obstructive Uropathy”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Steven Shea

 

 

President’s Global Innovation Fund grant, Columbia University
“Socioeconomic Disparities in Non-Communicable Disease Outcomes, Risk Factors, and Access to Health Care in the Chilean Adult Population”

 

 

 

Dr. Daichi Shimbo

 

 

4-year Investigator Research Supplement (IRS) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research in support of Dr. Keith Diaz, NIH/NHLBI
“Translational Research of Negative Emotions and Acute Endothelial Dysfunction”

 

Abstract

 

Madeleine Sowash (mentor: Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann)

 

 

Medical Student Scholar Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation
"Whole-genome Sequencing of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Bloodstream Isolates from a Tertiary Care Hospital"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Marie-Pierre St.-Onge

 

 

1-year new High Priority, Short-Term Bridge Award (R56), NIH/NHLBI
“Impact of Sleep and Meal Timing on Food Intake Regulation”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Milan Stojanovic

 

 

1-year new Shared Instrumentation award, NIH/Office of the Director
“UPLC Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer”

 

Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Tilla Worgall (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)]Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
“AminoTest: Accurate, Fast, Cheap, Easy Test for Amino Acid Monitoring”

 

 

 

Dr. Megan Sykes

 

 

5-year new High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement, NIH/NIDDK
“Mice with Autologous Human T1D-Derived Immune Systems and iPSC-derived Beta Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

(in collaboration with Drs. Joan Bathon, Megan Sykes, Robert Winchester, and Yong-Guang Yang)
1-year Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program award
“Humanized Mice to Study Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Alan Tall

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“TTC39B in Metabolism”

 

 

 

Dr. Danielle Templeton

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in Diastolic Heart Failure”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award (“Irving Scholars”), CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Molecular Tracing of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriacae Colonization and Infections in Liver Transplant Patients”

 

 

1-year Translational Grant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
“Whole-genome Sequencing Program to Trace and Limit Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections at NYPH”

 

 

 

Dr. Elaine Wan

 

 

3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award
“Role of Vascular Ion Channels In Heart Failure"

 

Abstract

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Understanding Gender Differences in Atrial Fibrillation using a Novel Transgenic Mouse Model”

 

 

 

Dr. Nan Wang

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“HDL, Platelet Progenitors, Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Timothy Wang

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NCI
"Mouse Models of Gastric Cancer"

 

Abstract

5-year competitive research training grant (T32) renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Multidisciplinary Training in Translational Gastrinointestinal and Liver Research

 


Abstract

5-year Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium cooperative agreement, NIH/NIDDK [Multiple PI award with Dr. Chandan Guha (Einstein College of Medicine)]“Differentiating Radio-sensitivities Among Intestinal Stem Cell Pools”

 


Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI [Multiple PI award with Dr. Yiping Han (College of Dental Medicine)]"Fusobacterium Nucleatum-Mediated Stimulation of Colorectal Cancer: Mechanistic Studies"

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Lauren Wasson

 

 

Seed Grant Program, AMA Foundation
“Sedative Drugs and Subsequent Psychiatric Outcomes Among Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit”

 

 

 

Dr. Howard Worman

 

 

1-year High Priority, Short-Term Bridge Award (R56), NIH/NINDS [Multiple PI award with Dr. Gregg Gundersen (Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)]“Nucleocytoplasmic Interactions and Dynamics in Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Siqin Ye

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
“Patient Health Information Preference and Statin Therapy”

 

Abstract

 

 

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2013

 

Dr. Julian Abrams

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Risk Factors and Markers for Intestinal Metaplasia of the Gastric Cardia”

 

 

 

Dr. Domenico Accili

 

 

32-month new research grant, JPB Foundation
“β-Cell Differentiation as a Diabetes Treatment”

 

 

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

 

 

5-year Center Core Grant (P30) competitive renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center”

 

 

 

Dr. Armin Alaedini

 

 

1-year research agreement, Lyme Research Alliance
“Novel Antibody Biomarkers of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Amengual

 

 

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Therapeutic Targeting of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) with selective HDAC6 inhibitor (ACY1215) for the Treatment of Lymphoma: Understanding the Relationship between UPR and Apoptosis”

 

Abstract

 

Michael Badgley (mentor: Dr. Ken Olive)

 

 

4-year new Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NCI
“Genetic and Pharmacological Manipulation of System xc in Pancreatic Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Matthew Baldwin

 

 

New Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Improving Critical Illness Survivorship for Older Adults”

 

 

 

Dr. R. Graham Barr

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21) grant, NIH/NHLBI
“HDL Cholesterol and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Events in Five Cohorts”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Joan Bathon

 

 

2-year Disease Targeted Innovative Research Grant, Rheumatology Research Foundation
“Pathways and Biomarkers of Myocardial Dysfunction In Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 

Abstract

1-year Building Interdisciplinary Research Team (BIRT) funding, NIH/NIAMS [multiple PI award w/ Dr. A. Hielscher (Biomedical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Radiology)]“Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease in RA”

 


Abstract

2-year new Clinical Trial Planning Cooperative Agreement, NIH/NAMS [Multiple PI award w/ Dr. Daniel Solomon (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)]“Treat to Target to Reduce Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Jorge Matias Caviglia

 

 

3-year new Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22), NIH/NCI
“TLR4 in Obesity-Driven Liver Cancer"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jason Choi (mentor: Dr. Howard Worman)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NHLBI
“Dusp4 in the Pathogenesis of LMNA Cardiomyopathysis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Adi Cohen

 

 

3-year new R03, NIH/NIAMS
“IGF-1, Bone Turnover and Response to Teriparatide in Premenopausal Women with IOP”

 

Abstract

 

Joshua Cook (mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)

 

 

4-year Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK
“The Role of FoxO1 in the Regulation of the Adipocyte Browning Response”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Remi Creusot and Donna Farber [with Dr. Lance Kam (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Phase I Planning Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Engineering Immunity through Biomaterials”

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Crew

 

 

Health Practice Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Increasing Breast Cancer Chemoprevention in the Primary Care Setting”

 

 

 

Dr. Remi Creusot

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
"Mapping Ectopic Expression of Islet Antigens in Tolerogenic Cell Subsets from Human Peripheral Lymphoid Tissues"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Karina Davidson

 

 

2 1/2-year new Investigator Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (to support Dr. Carmela Alcantara), NIH/NIHLBI

 

Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Depression Screening RCT in ACS Patients: Quality of Life and Cost Outcomes”

 


Abstract

2-year Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Award, New York State Department of Health
"Innovation Center for Improving 30-day Readmission and Patient Satisfaction: HPR iSCRIPT Center"

 

 

 

Susan Dewolf

 

 

(mentors: Drs. Megan Sykes and Waichi Wong)
1-year Student Scholar Grant, American Society of Nephrology (ASN)/ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
“Mechanism of T Cell Tolerance in Patients Receiving Combined Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplantation"

 

 

 

Dr. Donald Edmondson

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Impact of Social-Interpersonal Factors in the ER on PTSD/Cardiac Outcomes”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Donna Farber

 

 

5-year new Program Project (P01) grant, NIH/NIAID
 “Tissue Compartmentalization of Human Lymphocytes”

 

Abstract

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21) grant, NIH/NIAMS
“A Novel Mouse Model for Immune-Mediated Skin Fibrosis in Scleroderma"

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Gabrielle Fredman (mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NHLBI
“Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anjali Ganda

 

 

3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award.
"Mechanisms of Monocytosis and Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease"

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIDDK
“Mechanisms of Monocytosis and Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Patients with CKD”

 

 

 

Dr. Ali Gharavi

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Richard Lifton (Yale Univ)]1-year Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Differences, NIH/NIDDK
“Discovery and Fine Mapping of Susceptibility Loci for IgA Nephropathy”

 

 

5-year cooperative agreement, NIH/NIDDK
“Advancing Clinical Research in Primary Glomerular Diseases”

 


Abstract

2-year Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Award, New York State Department of Health
"A Personalized Genomic Medicine Program for Kidney Diseases"

 

 

 

Dr. Jon Giles

 

 

2-year Independent Grant for Learning and Change, Pfizer Inc.
“Evaluation of an Education and Electronic Medical Record Based Vaccination Optimization Intervention in Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Henry Ginsberg

 

 

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Assembly and Secretion of Apo B Containing Lipoproteins”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ira Goldberg

 

 

5-year Training Grant (T32) competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Postdoctoral Training in Arteriosclerosis Research"

 

 

 

Dr. Rachel J. Gordon

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Phase II Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Staphylococcal Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in MSM: An Internet-Based Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation and US-Wide Molecular Epidemiology"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Scott Hammer

 

 

7-year competitive cooperative agreement renewal, NIH/NIAID [Multiple PI award with Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr (Mailman School of Public Health)]“Columbia Partnership for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trails Unit”

 

 

 

Drs. Scott Hammer and Frank Lowy

 

 

5-year new Post-doctoral Training Grant, NIH/NIAID
“Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease Research”

 

Abstract

 

Michael Healy (mentor: Dr. Magda Sobieszczyk)

 

 

Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation
"Microbial Translocation in Malnourished HIV-Infected Children Initiating HAART"

Medical Student Scholar award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation
"Microbial Translocation and Immune Activation in Malnourished HIV-infected Children Initiating HAART"

 

 

 

Dr. Dawn Hershman

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NCI
"Using SWOG-Medicare Database to Evaluate Long-Term Toxicities of Cancer Survivors"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Christine Cho-Shing Hsu

 

 

Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship/American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

 

 

 

Dr. Mohammad Islam

 

 

3-year Parker B. Francis Fellowship, Francis Families Foundation
“Alveolar Protective Mechanism of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Acute Lung Injury”

 

 

 

Dr. Vivek Iyer

 

 

5-year Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NHLBI
“Cell-type Specificity of Heritable Channelopathies: Role of the Purkinje Fiber”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky

 

 

New Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Monitoring Neoadjuvant Anti-Angiogenics in Breast Cancer with Optical Tomography”

 

 

 

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk

 

 

2-year new Small Research (R03) grant, NIH/NIDDK
“Population-Based Study of Serum IgA, IgA1, and Galactose-Deficient IgA1 Levels”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Judith Korner [Multiple PI award with Dr. Samuel Sia (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)]

 

 

Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
“Brown Adipose Microtissues (iBAMs) for Treating Obesity and Associated Diabetes”

 

 

 

Dr. Stavroula Kousteni

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIAMS
“Osteoblast as a Determinant of Leukemogenesis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ian Kronish

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Using Mobile Health to Improve Medication Adherence in a Social Network”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“The "Celiac Stomach": Gastric Environment and the Risk of Celiac Disease”

 

 

 

Dr. David Lederer

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI w/ Dr. Jason Christie (Univ of Pennsylvania)]“Obesity, Inflammation, and Lung Injury after Lung Transplantation”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch

 

 

1-year new Bridge Grant, American Society of Hematology
“Role of MMP13 in Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease”

 

Abstract

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“The Role of MMP13 in Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Frank Lowy

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program, NIH/NIAID
“The Use of Whole Genome Sequencing to Identify Spread of USA300 in the Community”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jose Luchsinger

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NINR [Multiple PI award w/ Drs. Robert Lucerno (CU School of Nursing) and Mary Mittelman (NYU School of Medicine)]“New York City Hispanic Dementia Caregiver Research Program (NHiRP)”

 

Abstract

3-year new research award, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
“Northern-Manhattan Hispanic Caregiver Intervention Effectiveness Study (NHiCE)”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Larry Luchsinger (mentor: Dr. Hans Snoeck)

 

 

3-year new Druckenmiller Fellowship, New York Stem Cell Foundation
“The Role of Prdm 16 Isoforms in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function”

 

 

 

Dr. Donna Mancini

 

 

Imaging Core Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Non-invasive Assessment for Right Ventricular Failure following Left Ventricular Assist Device”

 

 

 

Dr. Steve Marx

 

 

3-year new Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Targeting Signaling Pathways that Regulate CaV1.2 Function for Treating Arrhythmias”

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI [multiple PI award w/ Dr. G. Pitt (Duke Univ)]“Investigation of Calcium Modulation in Cardiomyocytes by Novel Methods”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Rachel Miller

 

 

2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (to support Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir), NIH/NIEHS

 

 
 

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Yes1 as a Quiescence Regulator in Hematopoietic Stem Cells”

 

 

[multiple PI award with Dr. Shan Zha (Institute for Cancer Genetics)]2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21) grant, NIH/NIAID
“The Role of XLF in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Maintenance and Function”

 

 

 

Dr. Paul Oberstein

 

 

1-year Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation
“Evaluation of the Therapeutic Effect of a Small Molecule Inhibitor of the ncoprotein BMI1 in Pancreatic Cancer”

 

 

 

Dr. Owen O'Connor

 

 

3-year research grant, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
“Epigenetic Approaches to PTCL Therapy”

 

 

 

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

 

 

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
"Elevated Plasma Proopiomelanocortin and Agouti-related Peptide Levels in Ectopic ACTH Tumors: Use in the Differential Diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing's Syndrome"

 

 

new Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Utilization of Proopiomelanocortin and Agouti-related Protein ELISAs in the Differential Diagnosis of ACTH-Dependent Cushing's Syndrome”

 

 

4-year Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Novel Approaches to the Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of ACTH-dependent Cushing's Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Li Qiang (mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NIDDK
“Brown Remodeling of White Adipose Tissue by PPARgamma Deacetylation”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Hongxia Ren  

 

 

Berrie Fellowship, Columbia Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 

 

 

Dr. Ran Reshef

 

 

4-year Career Development Award, DoD/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
“Chemokine Receptor Signatures in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation”

 

 

 

Dr. Cesare Russo

 

 

2-year Small Grant (R03), NIH/NIAMS
“Anti-CCP Antibodies, TNF-Antagonists, and Cardiac Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi

 

 

3-year new Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“Integrated Genetic Approaches to Familial Kidney Malformations”

 

Abstract

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Identification of Recessive Alleles Underlying Genomic Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract Development”

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIDDK
“Genetic Diagnosis of Kidney and Urinary Tract Malformations via Copy Number Variation Analysis”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. P. Christian Schulze

 

 

5-year new R01 research grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Cardiac Lipotoxicity and Ceramide Metabolism in Heart Failure”

 

Abstract

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office “Serial Analysis of Myocardial Metabolism by Positron Emissions Tomography (PET) in Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device Implantation”

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Schwabe

 

 

5-year new cooperative agreement (U01), NIH/NIAAA [multiple PI award w/ Dr. W. Mehal (Yale Univ)]“Targeting DAMPs in Alcoholic Hepatitis”

 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI
"Improving QoL in Outpatients with Heart Failure: A Dose-Finding Study and RCT"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Daichi Shimbo

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Translational Research of Negative Emotions and Acute Endothelial Dysfunction”

 

Abstract

3-year new R01 research grant, NIH/NHLBI [Multiple PI award with Drs. Paul Munter (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Gbenga Ogedegbe (NYU)]“Incorporation of a Hypertension Working Group into the Jackson Heart Study”

 

 

 

Eileen Shu (mentor: Dr. Magda Sobieszczyk)

 

 

Medical Student Scholar award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation
"Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccine Readiness in a High TB Prevalence Population in Lima, Perú"

 

 

 

Dr. Meghan Sise

 

 

2-year new Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship, ASN Foundation for Kidney Research

 

 

 

Dr. Parijatham Sivasubramanian (mentor: Dr. Katherine Crew)

 

 

1-year new Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation
“MicroRNA Expression in Benign Breast Tissue as a Biomarker of Breast Cancer Risk”

 

 

 

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Mechanism of Action of Prdm16 in Hematopoietic Stem Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Tomoko Sugiyama Kato

 

 

Imaging Core Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Non-invasive Assessment for Right Ventricular Failure following Left Ventricular Assist Device”

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Serial Analysis of Myocardial Metabolism by Positron Emissions Tomography (PET) in Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device Implantation

 

 

 

Dr. Megan Sykes

 

 

1-year new research grant, Frederick Banting Foundation
“Durable Mixed Chimerism for Islet Allograft Tolerance”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms and Consequences of Stress-Induced Macrophage Death in Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

5-year competitive Program Project (P01) renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms of Atherogenesis in Insulin Resistance”

 


Abstract

 

Joseph Thome (mentor: Dr. Donna Farber)

 

 

3-year Pre-doctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIA
Longevity and Turnover of Human Naive T Cells in Lymphoid Tissue"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann

 

 

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Molecular Determinants of Staphyloccocus aureus in HIV-Infected individuals”

 

 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Verna

 

 

Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University
“Bacterial Translocation and Endotoxin in the Prediction and Prevention of Recurrent Liver Fibrosis Following Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatitis C”

 

 

 

Dr. Marcella Walker

 

 

Imaging Core Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Cognitive Abnormalities and their Reversibility with Parathyroidectomy”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Elaine Wan

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office
“Roles of Vascular Ion Channels in Heart Failure”

 

 

 

Dr. Tim Wang

 

 

4-year new research grant, Lustgarten Foundation
“Role of Neurons in the Development and Progression of Pancreatic Cancer”

 

Abstract

2-year new Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Innovative Grant, American Association for Cancer Research
“DCLK1 in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis”

 


Abstract

2-year Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research [to support Dr. Jorge Caviglia (mentor: Dr. Robert Schwabe)]"Myofibroblasts in Gastrointestinal Cancers"

 


Abstract

3-year new Research Grant (R01), NIH/NIDDK
“Quiescent Dclk1+ Stem Cells in the Mouse Intestine”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Robert Winchester

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NIAMS
“An RA Immune System Derived from Patient's Stem Cells”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Minjun Yu (mentor: Dr. Donna Farber)

 

 

2-year new Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arthritis Foundation
“A Novel Mouse Model for Immune-Mediated Skin Fibrosis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Julien Zuber (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

1-year new Schaefer Research Scholars award

 

Abstract

 

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2012

 

Dr. Domenico Accili

 

 

1-year new supplement to support “Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research”, NIH/NIDDK

 

 

 

Dr. Cara Agerstrand

 

 

Fellowship, Stony Wold - Herbert Fund.
"Effects of Ambient Airborne Metals on the Development of Asthma and Allergic-Related Outcomes"

 

 

 

Dr. Brooke Aggarwal

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"A Randomized Pilot Study of an ICD/Heart Failure Patient - Family Caregiver Dyad Intervention"

 

 

 

Dr. Armin Alaedini

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Proteomic Analysis of the Antibody Response in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity"

 

 

2-year new project of the Northeast Biodefense Center, NIH/NIAID [PI W.I. Lipkin (Mailman School of Public Health)].
"Molecular Biomarkers for Identification of Disease Stage in Lyme Borreliosis"

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Ziad Ali

 

 

3-year new Pathway to Independence award (R00), NIH/NHLBI.
“The Role of the Orphan Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ROS1 in Vascular Disease”

 

Abstract

3-year CUMC Paul A. Marks Scholar
"Identifying Vascular Bed Specific Targets of Atherosclerosis using Network Analysis of Differential Expression"

 

 

 

Dr. Qais Al-Awqati

 

 

5-year new short-term training grant, NIH/NIDDK.
“Training Medical Students in NIDDK Research”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jennifer Amengual

 

 

4-year new Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development award, American Society of Hematology [in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation].
"Epigenetic Modulation of the Bcl-6: p53 Axis in Aggressive Lymphomas"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jonathan Barasch

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK.
“Iron Delivery in the Developing Kidney”

 

Abstract

3-year new research grant, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
“SPNS1 mediates TFR-1 Iron Delivery in Organogenesis”

 

 

 

Dr. Joan Bathon

 

 

2-year new Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related.
Research (to support Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla), NIH/NIAMS

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Paul Berk

 

 

1-year new Pilot and Feasibility Grant, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center.
“A Novel Human Peptide that Reduces Adipocyte Uptake of Long Chain Fatty Acids”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Kara Bickham

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Development of Respiratory Immunity in Infants and Children"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. John Bilezikian

 

 

1-year new conference grant, NIH/NIDDK.
"Sixth Forum on Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases for Fellows in Training"

 

 

Training grant supplement to support short-term research training for medical students at Diabetes Centers, NIH/NIDDK.

 

 

 

Edem Binka
[Doris Duke student, CUMC mentors: Drs. Magdalena Sobieszczyk and Philip LaRussa (Dept. of Pediatrics)]

 

 

Medical Student Scholar award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation.
“Vitamin D Levels and Bone Health in Severely Malnourished HIV-Infected Children Initiating HAART in Durban, South Africa”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Angelo Biviano

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Utility of Atrial Electrogram Signal Analysis in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. William Blaner

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21), NIH/NIAAA.
“Alcohol Consumption and Brown Adipose Tissue”

 

Abstract

 

Margarita Borovka (mentor: Dr. Mathew Maurer)

 

 

Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research, New York Academy of Medicine “Efficacy of Treating Anemia in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFPEF) on Ventricular Function, Exercise Capacity, and Health Status”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Adi Cohen

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"The Growth Hormone Axis and Bone Turnover in Premenopausal Women with Idiopathic Osteoporosis"

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Crew

 

 

1-year new Biomedical Informatics Health Practice Research Pilot Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Department of Biomedical Informatics
“Increasing Breast Cancer Chemoprevention in the Primary Care Setting”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Natalie Cusano

 

 

5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIDDK.
“Skeletal Regulation of Cortical and Trabecular Bone by Parathyroid Hormone”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Jeanine D'Armiento and Lynne Johnson

 

 

3-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI.
“Imaging RAGE Pro-inflammatory Signaling and Cellular Apoptosis in Emphysema”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Thuy-Tien Dam

 

 

4-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIA.
“Low Magnitude Mechanical Stimulation to Increase Muscle Strength among Frail Adult”

 

 

2-year new Mary and David Hoar Fellowship in the Prevention and Treatment of Hip Fracture, New York Academy of Medicine.
“Sarcopenia: an Important Modifiable Mediator for Hip Fractures”

 

 

 

Dr. Nichole Danzl (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

3-year new Post-doctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK.
“Cell Intrinsic Immunopathology of Type I Diabetes in Humanized Mice”

 

Abstract

 

DrS. Karina Davidson and Matthew Burg

 

 

3-year new research grant, NIH/Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network.
“Ecological Link of Psychosocial Stress to Exercise: Personalized Pathways”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Emily DiMango

 

 

1-year new Center Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program”

 

 

new American Lung Association funding for the Asthma Clinical Research Center of the New York City Consortium [(with Dr. Joan Reibman (NYU)].
“Long-acting Beta Agonist Step Down Study (LASST)”

 

 

 

Dr. Konstantinos Drosatos (mentor: Dr. Ira Goldberg)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99/R00), NIH/NHLBI.
“Mechanisms of Reduced Fatty Acid Oxidation and Cardiac Dysfunction in Sepsis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Andrew Einstein

 

 

1-year new research grant, Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation.
"Nuclear Cardiology Radiation Exposure and Protocols Survey"

 

Abstract

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Reducing Radiation Dose from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Using Low-Voltage and Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Eisenberger [Multiple PI award with Dr. Carolyn Westhoff (Ob/Gyn)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award – Phase II, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
“Identifying the Physiological and Pharmacological Basis of Venous Thrombo-Embolism in Women who use Estrogen-Containing Medications - Focus on Combination Hormonal Contraceptives”

 

 

 

Dr. Donna Farber

 

 

3-year new R01, NIH/NIAID.
“Development of Lung T Cell Responses in Infant Respiratory Immunity”

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony Ferrante

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK.
“Adipose Tissue Macrophage Phenotype and Function”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Nicholas Fiebach

 

 

Supplemental Extension, Association of American Medical Colleges/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Regional Medicine-Public Health Education Centers-GME”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Itsaso Garcia-Arcos (mentor: Dr. Ira Goldberg)

 

 

2-year new Post-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate).
“Adipose Lipid Metabolism and Regulation of Triglycerides and Inflammation”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ali Gharavi

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK [Multiple PI award with Dr. Richard Lifton (Yale Univ)].  
“Discovery and Fine Mapping of Susceptibility Loci for IgA Nephropathy”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jon Giles

 

 

2-year new Disease Targeted Research Grant, American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation.
“Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Henry Ginsberg

 

 

3-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI.
"Pathways of Fenofibrate Effects on Cardiovascular Outcomes in ACCORD"

 

Abstract

31-month new Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (to support Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer), NIH/NHLBI.

 

 

 

Dr. Ira Goldberg

 

 

4-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NHLBI.
"Mechanisms of Fatty Acid Uptake by Cardiac Muscle"

 

Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK [Multiple PI award w/ Dr. E. Fisher (NYU)].
“Diabetes-Mediated Effects on Myeloid Precursors and Vascular Complications”

 

Abstract

 

Drs. Ira Goldberg and Li Shin Huang

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), NIH/NHLBI.
“Nutritional and Hormonal Pathways for Reduction of ApoB-lipoproteins”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Tamas Gonda

 

 

3-year new Junior Faculty Development Grant, American College of Gastroenterology.
“Epigenetic Profiling and Modification in Barrett's Esophagus"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rachel J. Gordon

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Phase I Planning Grant, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Staphylococcal Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in MSM: Risk Factors and US-wide Molecular Epidemiology with an Internet-Based Randomized OTC Intervention”

 

 

 

Dr. Rebecca Haeusler (mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NHLBI.
“Role of FoxO1 in Lipid Metabolism”

 

Abstract

Schaefer Research Scholars Program award in recognition of her research in atherosclerosis and insulin action.

 

 

 

Dr. Maria Hamm

 

 

18-month grant, Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
“An Innovative Global Health Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents at Columbia”

 

 

 

Dr. Garrett Heinrich (mentor: Dr. Domenico Accili)

 

 

1-year new Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIDDK.
“Insulin Action on GLUT4 and FOXO1 in the Brain”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Shante Hinson (mentor: Dr. Edward Dwyer)

 

 

1-year new Paula de Merieux Fellowship Training Award, American College of Rheumatology/Rheumatology Research Foundation

 

 

 

Dr. Fay Kastrinos

 

 

3-year Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award.
"Identification of Pathogenic Mismatch Repair Gene Variants for the Early Detection of Inherited Colorectal Cancer"

 

 

 

Dr. Donald Landry

 

 

2-year new Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Exploratory/Developmental Project in Translational Research (R21), NIH/NINDS.
“Development of Amodiaquine and its Analogs as Reactivators of Organophosphate-inhibited Acetylcholinesterase”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. David Lederer

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Obesity, Inflammation, and Lung Injury after Lung Transplantation"

 

Abstract

1-year new research grant, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
"Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease in MESA: The MESA Lung Fibrosis Study"

 

 

 

Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch

 

 

13-month new research agreement, International Myeloma Foundation.
"The Role of C/EBPbeta as a Potential Novel Target for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Guoxia Liu

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases using No vel Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Randy Longman

 

 

2-year new Fellowship to Faculty Transition Award, American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation.
“Phenotypic, Functional and Molecular Characterization of Innate Lymphoid Calls in Human IBD and their Regulation”

 

 

 

Dr. Rachel Miller

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21), NIH/NIAID.
“Mouse Allergen Intervention and DNA Methylation of Asthma Regulatory Genes”

 

Abstract

1-year new Mini Grant, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology/Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Organization (ARTrust).
“DNA Methylation in Asthma Genes Following Multi-Faceted Allergen Intervention Trial”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Moran

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Cost-Effectiveness of Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in U.S. Adults Based on 30-Year Risk”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Murphy (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)

 

 

2-year new Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate).
“The Role of the IL-3 Receptor Common B-Subunit in Regulating HSPC Proliferation, Monocytosis and Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Al Neugut

 

 

1-year new contract, Health Research, Inc. (affiliated with the New York State Department of Health and funded by a cooperative agreement from the CDC).
“Integrated Cancer Services Program”

 

 

 

Dr. Kim Nguyen (mentor: Dr. Judy Korner)

 

 

1-year new Marilyn Fishman Grant for Diabetes Research, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“The Predictive Value of Insulin Secretion and Gut Hormones in Improved Glucose Homeostasis Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery versus Intensive Medical and Lifestyle Therapy”

 

 

 

Dr. Kenneth Olive

 

 

4-year new Research Scholar Grant, American Cancer Society.
"Preclinical Evaluation of Parp Inhibition in Pancreatic Cancer"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Lale Ozcan

 

 

2-year new Pilot and Feasibility Grant, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center.
“Role of CaMK II in Hepatic Insulin Signaling in Obesity”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Utpal Pajvani

 

 

3-year new research grant, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr, Foundation.
“Notch Regulates Hepatic Glucose and Lipid Metabolism”

 

Abstract

4-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators.
“Notch Inhibition Prevents Diabetes and Fatty Liver, and may Attenuate Obesity-Induced Risk of Atherosclerosis”

 


Abstract

1-year Pilot Feasibility Grant, Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center.
“Inhibition of Hepatic Notch Signaling Improves Glucose and Lipid Metabolism”

 


Abstract

3-year CUMC Paul A. Marks Scholar

 

 

 

Dr. Neal Paragas (mentor: Dr. Jonathan Barasch)

 

 

2-year new Pathway to Independence award (K99), NIH/NIDDK.
“Intercalated Cells of the Distal Nephron Defend the Urinary System”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Amol Rangneker (mentor: Dr. Robert Brown)

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dr. Cesare Russo

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Subclinical Cardiac Dysfunction, Myocardial Inflammation and Perfusion in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Darpun Sachdev (mentor: Dr. Magda Sobieszczyk)

 

 

Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation.
"Bridging Advances in Topical and Oral Chemoprophylaxis to HIV-Negative Patients (BATON)"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna

 

 

2-year new Career Development Grant, American Society of Nephrology.
“Circadian Clock Genes as Determinants of Kidney Architecture, Nephron Number and Hypertension”

 

 

 

Dr. Joseph Schwartz

 

 

2 ½ -year new Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (to support Dr. Keith Diaz, mentor: Dr. Daichi Shimbo), NIH/NHLBI.

 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Shaffer

 

 

2-year new Clinical Research Program award, AHA (national).
“CHD Incidence: Depression and Vitamin D Deficiency Risk”

 

Abstract

 

Samantha Shapiro (mentor: Dr. Ali Gharavi)

 

 

1-year Student Scholar Grant, American Society of Nephrology.
“Genetics of IgA Nephropathy”

 

 

 

Dr. Shonni Silverberg

 

 

5-year competitive “Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research” (K24) renewal, NIH/NIDDK.
“Non-Classical Manifestations of Primary Hyperparathyroidism”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Meghan Sise (mentor: Dr. Scott Hammer)

 

 

Seed Grant Research Program, AMA Foundation.
“Linkage to Care and Management of Chronic Non-HIV Comorbidities in HIV Infected Patients Over Fifty”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Hans-Willem Snoeck

 

 

5-year R01 competitive renewal, NIH/NIA.
“Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Longevity"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Milan Stojanovic

 

 

2-year new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant, NIH/NIBIB.
“Isolation of Narrow Subpopulations of Cells Using Molecular Computing Cascades”

 

 

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Hao Yan (Arizona State Univ)]5-year new Director's Transformative Research Award, NIH/NIGMS.
“Theranostic Nano-objects: Basic Principles and Initial Applications”

 


Abstract

[Multiple PI award with Dr. Tilla Worgall (Dept. of Pathology & Cell Biology)]Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, Columbia Technology Ventures
" AminoTest: Accurate, Fast, Cheap, Easy Test for Amino Acid Monitoring"

 

 

 

Dr. Alan Tall

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI.
“Hyperinsulinemia, mTOR Activity and Plasma Lipoproteins”

 

Abstract

 

Eric Tang [Doris Duke student, CUMC mentor: Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk]

 

 

Medical Student Scholar award, Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation.
“Using Online Social Networks to Assess Acceptability of and Willingness to Use Rectal Microbicides Among Men who have Sex with Men in Peru”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Bekir Tanriover

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
 "Effect of Living Kidney Donation on Metabolic State and Insulin Sensitivity"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Delphine Taylor

 

 

4-year new award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine      
“Living Will Educational Project for Medical Students”

 

 

 

Dr. Yared Tekabe

 

 

Imaging Core Pilot Award Program funding, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
 "VEGF-directed Imaging of the Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque"

 

 

 

Chad Trent (mentor: Dr. Ira Goldberg)

 

 

2-year new Pre-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate).
“Investigating the Role of the Cardiac Lipid Droplet”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Damian Turner (mentor: Dr. Donna Farber)

 

 

Parker B. Francis Fellowship, Francis Family Foundation.
“Resident and Recruited Memory CD4 T Cells in Respiratory Immunity and Pathology”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Nir Uriel

 

 

a 5-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NHLBI.
“Insulin Resist ance in Chronic Heart Failure: Pathophysiology and Potential for Reversal”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Timothy Wang

 

 

5-year new cooperative agreement on “Collaborative Research in the Tumor Microenvironment”, NIH/NCI [[Multiple PI award with Dr. S. Erdman (MIT)].
“GI Tract Dysbiosis and Breast Cancer”

 

Abstract

1-year new High Priority, Short-Term research grant, NIH/NIDDK.
“Quiescent Dclk1+ Stem Cells in the Mouse Intestine”

 

 

1-year new Medical Student Research Training Program supplement to support Ms. Sarah Rosen [mentors: Dr. Megan Sykes and Waichi Wong], NIH/NIDDK.
"Is Neutropenia Post-Liver Transplant Associated with T-Cell Chimerism? A Possible Opportunity for Tolerance Induction"

 

 

 

Dr. Waichi Wong

 

 

1-year new Pilot Award, Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office.
"Is Neutropenia Post-Liver Transplant Associated with T-Cell Chimerism? A Possible Opportunity for Tolerance Induction"

 

 

 

Dr. Howard Worman

 

 

1-year new grant, Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation.
“Therapies for Intermediate Filament Diseases”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Yong-Guang Yang

 

 

5-year competing R01 renewal, NIH/NIAID.
“Role of CD47 in Xenograft Rejection by Macrophages”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Michael Yin

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NICHD [Multiple PI award w/ Dr. S. Arpadi (Pediatrics/Epidemiology/Sergievsky Center)].
"Bone Health in Perinatally HIV-infected South African Children on Antiretrovirals"

 

Abstr

 

New and Competitively Renewed
Peer-Reviewed Awards Received in 2011

 

Dr. Domenico Accilli

 

 

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Role of Forkhead Proteins in Insulin Action”

 

 

4-year new Mentor-Based Post-doctoral Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
“Role of GLUT4-expressing Neurons in Diabetes”

 

 

 

Dr. Armin Alaedini

 

 

2-year new research grant, Stanley Medical Research Institute
“Molecular Characterization of Gluten Sensitivity in Schizophrenia”

 

Abstract

1-year new Bridge Award, NIH/NIAID
“Immunologic Mechanisms in Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Matthew Baldwin

 

 

1-year new Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) subcontract pilot award, NIH/NIA (PI: Dr. M.C. Reid [Weill Cornell])
“Outcomes in Elderly ICU Survivors”

 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Barasch

 

 

2-year new R21, NIH/NIDDK
“Analysis of NGAL Metabolism Identifies a Therapy for Iron Overload"

 

Abstract

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Iron Lipocalin NGAL in Kidney Disease”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya

 

 

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NHLBI
“Liquid Secretion in the Alveolar Wall”

 

 

5-year new training grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Columbia University Training Program in Lung Science”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. John Bilezikian

 

 

3-year new Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (to support Dr. Kim Nguyen, mentor: Judith Korner), NIH/NIDDK

 

 

1-year new Conference Grant, NIH/NIMAS
“Fifth Forum on Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases for Fellows in Training”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. William Blaner

 

 

4-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Postprandial Vitamin A”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Karen Brudney

 

 

1-year agreement, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
“Child Abuse Prevention Program”

 

 

 

Dr. Maria Catilo (mentor: Dr. Judy Korner)

 

 

1-year Fellows Development Research Grant Program in Diabetes, Obesity, and Fat Cell Biology, Endocrine Fellows Foundation
“Maximal Beta-Cell Function after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Compared to Lean Subjects”

 

 

 

Dr. Rita Charon

 

 

5-year competing renewal of a Strengthening Behavioral and Social Science in Medical School Education grant, NIH/NHLBI
“Enacting the Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Clinical Setting: Institution-Wide Teaching of Effective Team-Based Care” (Multiple PI award w/ Dr. S. Clark Ball [Weill Cornell])

 

Abstract

4-year new grant, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
“Reframing the Academic Medical Center through Interprofessional Effectiveness: Toward Justice, Safety, and Kindness”

 


Abstract

1-year new research agreement, Atlas Research
“District of Columbia VA Medical Center Narrative Medicine Workshop Series”

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine D. Crew (Multiple PI award with Dr. Heather Greenlee)

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award – Phase II, 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 Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) subcontract pilot award, NIH/NIA (PI: Dr. M.C. Reid [Weill Cornell])
“Impact of Pain in the Development of Frailty in Older Adults”

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award – Phase I, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Multicomponent Interventions to Maintain Independence among Homebound Older Adults”

 

 

 

Dr. Dianne Dapito (mentor: Dr. Robert Schwabe, co-mentor: Dr. Timothy Wang)

 

 

4-year new Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH/NIDDK
“The Contribution of Activated Hepatic Stellate Cells to Hepatocarcinogenesis”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Karina Davidson

 

 

High School and Undergraduate Diversity Research Supplements, Supplements of NIH/NHLBI-funded P01

 

Abstract

5-year competitive renewal of a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research, NIH/NHLBI
“Midcareer Mentoring in Behavioral Cardiology: Depression & Cardiovascular Disease”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Donald Edmondson

 

 

2-yr IMMERSE in CER (Innovative Mentoring and MPH Education in Research and Scientific Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness Research) K program support, NIH
“Emergency Department Crowding, PTSD, and Recurrence in ACS Patients”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Einstein

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“PROMISE Trial: Substudy to Assess for Effective Dose of Radiation”

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Eisenberger [Multiple PI award with Dr. Carolyn Westhoff (Ob/Gyn)]

 

 

Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award – Phase I, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Identifying the Physiological and Pharmacological Basis of Venous Thrombo-Embolism in Women who use Estrogen-Containing Medications - Focus on Combination Hormonal Contraceptives”

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony W. Ferrante, Jr.

 

 

2-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators
“The Role of Macropahge-derived IGF-1 in Atherosclerosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Anjali Ganda

 

 

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
"HDL-Mediated Cholesterol Efflux, Monocytosis, and Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease"

 

 

 

Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla

 

 

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
 “Anti-Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies: Surrogate Markers of Cardiac Dysfunction and/or Atherosclerosis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jon Giles

 

 

2- year new Marianne J. Legato Research Scholar Award in Gender-Specific Medicine
“Gender Differences in Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Distribution in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Associations with Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Arterial Inflammation”

 

 

 

Dr. Monica Goldklang (Mentor: Dr. Jeanine D’Armiento)

 

 

2-year new Young Clinical Scientist Award (Fellow)/Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
"The Role of MMP-13 in Emphysema Development"

 

 

1-year new Fellowship, Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
"The Role of MMP-13 in Emphysema Development"

 

 

 

Dr. Deepthiman Gowda

 

 

1-year new Educational Research/Innovation grant, Association of American Medical Colleges/ Group on Educational Affairs
“Designing and Evaluating a Development-Staged Physical Examination Curriculum

 

 

 

Dr. Philip Green (Mentors: Drs. Mathew Maurer and Martin Leon)

 

 

1-year new Research Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck
"Valvuloarterial Impedance, Isovolumic Pressure Volume Area, and Frailty as Predictors of Functional and Clinical Improvement in Older Adults after Percutaneous Intervention for Aortic Stenosis"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Dawn Hershman

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCCAM
“Acupuncture for Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Arthralgias in Breast Cancer Patients”

 

Abstract

1-year research grant, Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Studies in Cancer Survivorship”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Li Shin Huang

 

 

2-year new R21, NIH/NIAAA
“Alcohol Intake and Hepatic Fat Metabolism”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Rui Jiang

 

 

2-year new research grant, Alpha-1 Foundation
“Pulmonary Vascular Damage in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency”

 

 

 

Dr. Sanja Jelic

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Vascular Endothelial Activation in Sleep Apnea”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Kevin Kalinsky

 

 

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
“The Investigation of the Novel AKT Inhibitor on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Women with Operable Invasive Breast Cancer”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk

 

 

4-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIDDK
“Quantitative Genetics of Defective IgA1 Glycosylation in IgA Nephropathy”

 

Abstract

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
“Genetic Causes of IgA Nephropathy by Next Generation Sequencing”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Judith Korner

 

 

5-year competing R01 renewal, NIH/NIDDK
“Metabolic and Endocrine Effects of Bariatric Surgery”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Donald Landry

 

 

1-year new Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Dept of Defense/Office of Naval Research
“NMR Spectrometer in Support of Drug Discovery Effort”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl

 

 

Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
"Quality Issues in the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease"

 

 

Research Fellowship, American-Scandinavian Foundation
"Serial Biopsies and Mortality in Celiac Disease: a Population-Based Study"

 

 

 

Dr. David Lederer

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease in MESA”

 

Abstract

1-year new research grant, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
“Subclinical Interstittial Lung Disease in Mesa: The Mesa Lung Fibrosis Study”

 

 

 

Dr. Emerson Lim (Mentor: Dr. Dawn Hershman)

 

 

2-year new Postdoctoral Fellowship, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Greater New York City Affiliate)
"Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy using Optical Tomographic Imaging in Women with Breast Cancer"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Jonathan Lu

 

 

2- year new Marianne J. Legato Research Scholar Award in Gender-Specific Medicine
“Gender Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Models of Congenital Long QT Syndrome”

 

 

 

Dr. Jose Luchsinger

 

 

5-year new Resource-Related cooperative agreement, NIH/NIMHD (multiple PI award w/ Dr. B. Boden-Albala, Dept. of Neurology)
“Northern Manhattan Initiative for Minority Involvement in Clinical Trials”

 

Abstract

2-year supplement to the "Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities", NIH/NIMHD
“Environmental Health Disparities Research in the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities (NOCEMHD)”

 


Abstract

1-year “Bioethics Research, Training and Translation” supplement to the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities (NOCEMHD), NIH/NIMHD

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Joanne Macdonald

 

 

3-year new research contract, DoD/Defense Threat Reduction Agency
“Allosteric Effectors of Cholinesterase as Pre-Treatments for Nerve Agent Exposure”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Steven Marx
(Multiple PI award w/Dr. Karlin, Dept of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics)

 

 

4-year competing R01 renewal, NIH/NINDS
“BK Channel Modulation by Beta Subunits"

 

 

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

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Matthew Maurer

 

 

3-year new Career Catalyst Research grant, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Greater New York City Affiliate)
"A Novel Combination Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Erlotinib and Metformin"

 

 

 

Dr. Rachel Miller

  

1-year new award, Thrasher Research Fund
“Residential Pesticide Exposure and Inner City Pediatric Asthma”

 

Abstract

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIEHS
“Black Carbon Exposure, DNA Methylation, Airway Inflammation in Pediatric Asthma”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Andrew Moran

  

3-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Treat-to-Target and Risk-Based Blood Pressure”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. John Morrow

  

5-year new Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms of Ventricular Tachycardia in Lipotoxic Cardiomyopathy”

 

Abstract

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
“PKG Activation to Protect against Arrhythmias in Animal Models of LQTS and Diabetic Cardiomyopathy”

 

 

 

Dr. Antoine Muchir

 

 

2-year new research grant, Association Francaise Contre Les Myopathies
“Pharmacological Inhibition to Treat Cardiomyopathy Associated with Muscular Dystrophy”

 

Abstract

 

Shannon Nees (mentors: Drs. Ali Gharavi [Dept. of Medicine/Nephrology] and Drs. Kenneth Glassberg [Dept of Urology]

 

 

Received both an Outstanding Poster Session Presentation Award and a Travel Award at the American Society of Clinical Investigation/Association of American Physicians Joint Meeting (April 2011, Chicago IL) for the presentation, "Linkage and Whole Exome Capture Followed by Next-Generation Sequencing Localize Novel Alleles Responsible for Familial Renal Hypodysplasia". The former award was made on the basis of scientific novelty, quality, and clarity of presentation.

Received a Research Award at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons Student Research Day, April 2011 (1 of 3 awarded to M.D. students school-wide).

 

 

 

Dr. Alfred Neugut

 

 

3-year new Improving Cancer Care Grant, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure
“Text Messaging to Reduce Early Discontinuation of Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy in Breast Cancer: Randomized Trial”

 

Abstract

 

Lucas Nikkel (mentors: Drs. Thomas Nickolas and Elizabeth Shane)

 

 

Received a Young Investigator Award at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting (Sept 2011, San Diego CA) for the oral presentation, "Reduced Fracture Risk After Kidney Transplant With Early Corticosteroid Withdrawal Regimens: An Analysis of the United States Renal Data System"

 

 

 

Dr. Ken Olive

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NCI
“Mechanisms of the Stromal Response to Smoothened Inhibition in Pancreatic Cancer”

 

Abstract

2-year new Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Career Development Award, American Association for Cancer Research
“The Role of HIF1 and Hypoxia in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma”

 


Abstract

1-year new Shared Instrumentation Grant, NIH/NCRR
“Micro Ultrasound Scanner to Track Tumor Models”

 

 

 

Dr. Lale Ozcan (Mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)

 

 

4-year new Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association (National)
“Role of CaMKII in Atherosclerosis and Proatherogenic Effects Related to Insulin Resistance”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

  

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
“Treatment of Hyperprolactinemia with the Nonergoline Dopamine Agonist Ropinirole: A Dose Escalation Study of Efficacy and Tolerability”

  
 

Dr. Utpal Pajvani

  

5-year new Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIDDK
“Notch and Regulators of Notch Signaling Impact Both Glucose and Lipid Metabolism”

  
 

Dr. Adrienne Phillips

  

4-year new Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development award, American Society of Hematology [in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]“Novel Therapy for HTLV-1 Related Adult T Cell Leukemia/ Lymphoma (ATLL)"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Andong Qiu (Multiple PI award w/ Dr. Jonathan Barasch)

 

 

1-year new bridge award, NIH/NIDDK
“Iron Delivery in the Developing Kidney”

 

 

 

Dr. P. Christian Schulze

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Skeletal Muscle and Myocardial Lipotoxicity in Heart Failure”

 

 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Shane

 

 

4-year new R01, FDA
“Phase 2 Teriparatide for Tx of Idiopathic Osteoporosis in Premenopausal Women”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Steven Shea

 

 

5-year training grant competitive renewal, HRSA
“Primary Care Research Fellowship Program”

 

Abstract

5-year competitive renewal, HRSA
“Faculty Development in Primary Care"

 

 

 

Dr. Abby Siegel

 

 

4-year new Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NCI
“Methylation and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Outcomes”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Hugo Sondermeijer (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

1-year new research grant, European Society of Transplantation/American Society of Transplantation
“Regulatory T Cells for Promotion of Durable Hematopoietic Chimerism and Immune Tolerance in a Nonhuman Primate Model”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Emily Stein

 

 

new Junior Faculty Clinical Research in Osteoporosis Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
"Glucocorticioid Effects on Postmenopausal Skeletal Microarchitecture and Stiffness"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Milan Stojanovic

 

 

2-year new R21, NIH/NIBIB
“Aptameric Modulation of Relaxivity in MRI Contrast Agents”

 

 

 

Dr. Megan Sykes (in support of Dr. Nichole Danzl)

 

 

4-year new Mentor-Based Post-doctoral Fellowship Award, American Diabetes Association
“Cell Intrinsic Immunopathology of Type 1 Diabetes in a Humanized Mouse Model”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ira Tabas

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Autophagy in Advanced Atherosclerosis”

 

Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“Mechanisms of Defective Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Hiroyuki Tahara (mentor: Dr. Megan Sykes)

 

 

2-year new fellowship, American Society of Transplantation
“Development of Specific Tolerance in Pig-to-Human Thymic Transplantation Model Using Humanized Mice”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Alan Tall

 

 

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
"ABCG1 and Endothelial Function"

 

Abstract

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“ABCA1/ABCG1 in Myeloid Populations and Atherogenesis”

 


Abstract

 

Dr. Bekir Tanriover

 

 

2-year IMMERSE in CER (Innovative Mentoring and MPH Education in Research and Scientific Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness Research) K program support, NIH
“Identification of Risk Factors of Allograft Failure and Patient Mortality in Deceased Donor Expanded Criteria Kidney Donor Transplantation (ECD), Optimization of Donor Recipient Matching and Cost Effectiveness Analysis in ECD”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Ilya Trakht [co-PI: Dr. P. Diament (Dept. of Electrical Engineering)]

 

 

2-year new research agreement, Selz Foundation
“Treatment of Malaria with Electromagnetic Fields”

 

 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Verna

 

 

2-year new Mentored Clinical Investigator Career Development award, CUMC’s NIH CTSA K12 program
“Serum Lipopolysaccharide Measurement to Predict Hepatic Fibrosis in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C”

 

Abstract

2-year new Sheila Sherlock Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

 

 

 

Dr. Marcella Walker

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Cardiovascular Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency”

 

 

 

Dr. Timothy Wang

 

 

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

 

Abstract

2-year training grant “Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, NIH/NIDDK [to support Dr. Juan Baez (mentor: Dr. Alan Tall)]"Mechanism of Hepatosteatosis induced by MTP Inhibition: Examining the Role of the Unfolded Protein Response"

 


Abstract

5-year new Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN) cooperative agreement, NIH/NCI
“Myofibroblasts in Gastrointestinal Cancers”

 


Abstract

5-year new Translational Research Network cooperative agreement, NIH/NCI [Multiple PI award w/ A. Rustgi (U Penn), and K. Wang (Mayo Clinic)]“Stem Cells and the Origins of Barrett's Esophagus”

 


Abstract

 

Ying Wang (Mentor: Dr. Ira Tabas)

 

 

2-year new Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
“A Novel Molecular Mechanism Linking Prolonged ER Stress with the Mitochondrial Pathway of Apoptosis”

 

 

 

Dr. Sharon Wardlaw

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“CSF Neuropeptide, Hormonal and Metabolomic Analysis in Human Energy Balance”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. William Whang

 

 

2-year Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for Columbia University Investigators
“Early Phase Randomized Trial of a Novel Algorithm for Mapping Left Atrial Flutter”

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Winchester

 

 

3-year new research award, Lupus Research Institute
“A Novel Role for NK Cells in the Increased Risk of Preeclampsia in SLE”

 

 

 

Dr. Howard Worman
(Multiple PI award w/ Dr. Gregg Gundersen, Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology)

 

 

new 5-year R01, NIH/NICHD
“The Nucleocytoskeleton in Progeria and Aging”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Anette Wu

 

 

1-year new Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award
"Induction of Liver Allograft Tolerance through Bone Marrow Transplantation: Translational Pre-clinical Pilot Study in Monkeys"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Xunhai Xu (mentor: Dr. Kevin Kalinsky)

 

 

1-year new Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the America Society of Clinical Oncology
“Evaluating Blood-Based Biomarkers in Patients Treated with an AKT Inhibitor (MK-2206) in a Pre-surgical Mode”

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Siqin (Kye) Ye (Mentors: Drs. Karina Davidson and Daichi Shimbo)

 

 

1-year new Research Fellowship, American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck
“In-Hospital Predictors of Primary and Secondary Non-adherence in Post-ACS Patients: Development and Validation of a Prediction Model"

 

Abstract

 

Dr. Michael Yin

 

 

5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“HIV and the Menopausal Transition: Effects on Musculoskeletal Health”

 

 

3-year Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award, CUMC Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
“Vitamin D: Effects on Bone Mass, Muscle Strength, and Immune Function in HIV-Infected Women”

 

 

 

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"

 


Abstract

 

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”

 


Abstract

 

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”

 

Abstract

 

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”

 


Abstract

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”

 


Abstract

 

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"

 


Abstract

 

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”

 


Abstract

 

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)”

 


Abstract

 

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”

 

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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"

 

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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”

 

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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”

 

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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)"

 

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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

 

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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"

 

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Dr. Elizabeth Shane

5-year competitive R01 renewal, NIH/NIAID
“Osteoporosis in HIV Infected Postmenopausal Women”

 

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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”

 

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Dr. Shonni Silverberg

  

5-year new R01, NIH/NIDDK
“Vitamin D Deficiency in Primary Hyperparathyroidism”

 

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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)”

 

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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"

 

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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"

 

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Dr. Megan Sykes

  

5-year new R01, NIH/NIAID
“Pig to Human Thymic Xenotransplantation”

 

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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”

 

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Dr. Edward Thorp

  

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

 

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Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann

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

 

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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”

 

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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"

 

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

 


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Dr. Carrie Welch

4-year new R01, NIH/NHLBI
“A Novel Atherosclerosis Locus on Mouse Chromosome 4”

 

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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”

 

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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”

 

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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”

 

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Dr. Howard Worman

  

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

 

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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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