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2008 Clinical Scientist Development Awards

Awarded: Jan 01, 2008

$8,100,000 over 3 years

In 2008, 20 junior physician-scientists each received three-year grants of $405,000

Gregory P. Bisson, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Project: "HAART and Clearance of C. Neoformans from CSF in Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis"

Sandeep Dave, MD, MS
Duke University
Project: "Targeted NF-kB Inhibition in Molecular Subgroups of Patients with Lymphoma"

Jose C. Florez, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Project: "Pharmacogenetic Evaluation of Insulin Resistance Genes in Humans"

Christine K. Garcia, MD, PhD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Project: "Genetics of Adult-Onset Pulmonary Fibrosis"

Timothy E. Graham, MD
Harvard Medical School
Project: "RBP4 Receptor Expression and Function in Human Adipose Tissue"

Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD
Brown University
Project: "Neural Interfaces for Restoration of Function After Paralysis"

Marion Hofmann-Bowman, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago
Project: "The Role of the Pro-Inflammatory S100 Proteins in Acute Coronary Syndrome"

Deborah T. Hung, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Project: "Understanding Adaptive Mechanisms that Generate Drug Resistance in TB"

Peter W. Hunt, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Project: "Immunologic Determinants of CD4+ T Cell REcovery in Treated HIV+ Africans"

Miriam K. Laufer, MD, MPH
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Project: "The Molecular Epidemiology of Malaria During Pregnancy"

Michelle A. Lowes, MD, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Project: "Characterization of Inflammatory Dendritic Cells in Psoriasis"

Arya Mani, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Project: "The Genetic Etiology of Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome"

Ingo Mellinghoff, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Project: "Determinants of Response to Targeted Therapy in Glioblastoma"

Aanand D. Naik, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Project: "Controlled Trial of Goal-Setting for Diabetes Control in Minority Communities"

Sattva S. Neelapu, MD
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Project: "Immunosuppression in Lymphoma Tumor Microenvironment"

Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD
Yale University
Project: "Glutamate in OCD: A Novel Perspective on Pathophysiology and Treatment"

Dominic N. Reeds, MD
Washington University
Project: "Effect of Diet-Induced Weight Loss on HIV-associated Metabolic Syndrome"

Dorry L. Segev, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Project: "Frailty in Elderly Patients Considering Kidney Transplantation"

Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Project: "Blockade of CTLA-4 to Induce Effective Anti-Tumor Immune Response in Cancer Patients"

David A. Stevenson, MD
University of Utah
Project: "Effects of Germline Mutations Within the Ras Pathway on Bone Remodeling"