Department of Medicine

Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Awards

The Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Awards (“Irving Scholars”) are three-year awards funded by the Irving Endowment.  Recipients are assistant professors conducting independent, well-developed scientific initiatives in clinical investigation.

1987-93
Dr. Shonni Silverberg

1988-90
Dr. Robert Rees-Jones

1990-93
Dr. Steven Shea

1992-95
Dr. Milton Packer

1993-97
Dr. Lars Berglund

1993-96
Dr. Cy Stein

1995-98
Dr. Daniel Bloomfield

1996-99
Dr. Robert Fine
Dr. Robin Goland

1998-2001
Dr. Jean Ford
Dr. Catherine Tuck

1999-2002
Dr. Pamela Freda
Dr. Rachel Miller

2000-03
Dr. Kyriakos Papadopoulos

2001-04
Dr. Charles Powell
“Glypican 3: A Potential Lung Tumor Suppressor”

2002-05
Dr. Steven Kawut
“Neurohormonal Activation in Pulmonary Hypertension”
Dr. Judith Korner
“Targeting the Melancortin and Dopamine Pathways in Obese Non-Diabetic Humans:
Effects on Body Weight, Glucose and Lipid Metabolism”

2003-06
Dr. Hina Chaudhry
“Cardiomyocyte Cell Cycle Control and Human Heart Failure”
Dr. Ali Gharavi
“Genetic Studies of IgA Nephropathy”

2004-07
Dr. R. Graham Barr
“Endothelial Dysfunction is a Novel Component of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
Dr. Mathew Maurer
“Studies of the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Heart Failure”

2005-08
Dr. Sanja Jelic
“Endothelial Cell Oxidative Stress in Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
Dr. Andrew Joe
“Intermediate Markers of In Vivo Biological Activity of the Potential Chemoprevention Compound Polyphenon E”

2006-09
Dr. Dawn Hershman
“Multidisciplinary Studies in Breast Cancer Treatment-related Toxicity”

2007-10
Dr. Paolo Colombo
“Endothelial Oxidative Stress in Heart Failure”
Dr. Jose Luchsinger
“Metformin in the Prevention of Cognitive Decline”

2008-11
Dr. David Lederer
“Race, Society, and Biology in Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Dr. Mishaela Rubin
“Hypoparathyrodism: Circulating Osteoblast Precursors”
Dr. Daichi Shimbo
“A Translational Study of Anger, Endothelial Cell Injury, and Oxidative Stress”

2009-12
Dr. Katherine Crew
“Chemopreventive and Anticancer Potential of Vitamin D and Rosemary on Breast Cancer”
Dr. Thomas Nickolas
“Novel Tools for Assessing Bone Microstructure and Remodeling in Chronic Kidney Disease”

2010-13
Dr. Adi Cohen
“Do Premenopausal Women with Idiopathic Osteoporosis (IOP) have Obese Bones?”

2011-14
Dr. P. Christian Schulze
“Skeletal Muscle and Myocardial Lipotoxicity in Heart Failure”
Dr. Marcella Walker
“Cardiovascular Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency”
Dr. Michael Yin
“Vitamin D: Effects on Bone Mass, Muscle Strength, and Immune Function in HIV-Infected Women”

2012-15
Dr. Andrew Einstein
“Reducing Radiation Dose from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography
Using Low-Voltage and Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning”
Dr. Andrew Moran
“Cost-Effectiveness of Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in U.S. Adults Based on 30-Year Risk”

2013-16
Dr. Julian Abrams
“Risk Factors and Markers for Intestinal Metaplasia of the Gastric Cardia”
Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl
“The “Celiac Stomach”: Gastric Environment and the Risk of Celiac Disease”

2014-17
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
“Predicting the Responsiveness to a Novel Multi-Kinase Inhibitorin Patients with Low-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome”
Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
“Molecular Tracing of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriacae Colonization and Infections in Liver Transplant Patients”

2015-18
Dr. Fay Kastrinos
“Development and Validation of a Genetic Risk Assessment Model for the Identification of Individuals with a Hereditary Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer”
Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk
“Genetic Determinants of Allograft Rejection: Implications for Precision Medicine”

2016-19
Dr. Ian Kronish
“Increasing the Precision of Hypertension Treatment through N-of-1 Trials”
Dr. Utpal Pajvani
“Notch Signaling Predicts NASH Therapeutic Response”

2017-20
Dr. Matthew Baldwin
“Frailty Endotypes in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure”

Dr. Simone Sanna-Cherchi
“Genetic Studies in Posterior Urethral Valves”

2018-21
Dr. Kevin Kalinsky
“Clinical Trial of Systems-Biology Directed Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

Dr. Max O’Donnell
“A Precision Medicine Approach to Enhanced Detection and Genomic Characterization of Emerging Respiratory Pathogens in Uganda”

Dr. Elizabeth Oelsner
“E-Cigarette Effects on Sputum Biology: Identifying Extent and Suscaeptibility in Healthy Adults”

Dr. Yvonne Saenger
“Establishing a Prognostic Immune Signature in Early Stage Melanoma by Measuring mRNA Transcripts Using the NanoString Assay and Quantitative Multiplexed Immuno-Fluorescence”

2019-22
Dr. Nathalie Moise
“Harnessing Precision Medicine and Implementation Science to Improve Psychological Distress Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients”

Dr. Gissette Reyes-Soffer
“Unraveling the Complexities of Lipoprotein(a) in Humans Through Stable Isotope Metabolic Studies, Proteomics, and Particle Characterization”

Dr. Emily Tsai
“Validation and Translation of a Novel Transcriptomic Signature of Right Ventricular Failure”

2020-23
Dr. Jennifer Amengual
“Precision Targeting of HAT Enzymes to Activate Immune Surveillance”

Dr. Daniel Freedberg
“Decreasing Healthcare-Associated Infections by Preventing Gastrointestinal Pathogen Colonization in the Intensive Care Unit”

2021-24
Dr. Keith Diaz
“Breaking Up Prolonged Sedentary Behavior to Improve Cardiometabolic Health:
Investigating the Effectiveness of Resistance Exercises”

Dr. Hanrui Zhang
“Targeting Macrophage Proliferation and Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis.”