In 2009, 14 junior physician-scientists each received three-year grants of $405,000 to support their transition from mentored to independent clinical research careers.
2009 CSDA Grantees
Benjamin S. Abella, MD MPhil
University of Pennsylvania
Project: "Quality of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Care and Effects on Post-Reperfusion Pathophysiology"
Christopher M. Adams, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Project: "Molecular Biology of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy"
Timothy A. Chan, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project: "Analysis of the Phosphatase PTPRD, a Widely Inactivated Tumor Suppressor in Glioma"
Kavita M. Dhodapkar, MBBS
Project: "Regulation of Fc Gamma Receptors in Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura"
Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD
Project: "Neurogenesis in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex"
Rasheed A. Gbadegesin, MD
Project: "A New Locus for Familial FSGS & GWAS Study of Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome"
Marc K. Halushka, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Project: "Advanced Glycation End Products Induce Endothelial Mesenchymal Transform"
Hanlee Ji, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project: "Prognostic Genetics of Chromosome Arm 18q Aberrations in Colorectal Cancer"
Mathias D. Lichterfeld, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard School of Medicine
Project: "Stem Cell Characteristics of HIV-1-specific T Cells"
Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD
University of Alabama
Project: "Abnormalities of Glutamate Transporter Localization in Schizophrenia"
Michael J. Minzenberg, MD
University of California, Davis
Project: "Neuroimaging of Locus Coeruleus Modulation for Cognitive Disability in Schizophrenia"
Adam J. Ratner, MD, MPH
Project: "Novel Approaches to Bacterial Vaginosis: Diagnostics and Risk Factors"
Olaf Stuve, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern
Project: "Determining cellular Immune Responses against Aquaporin 4 in Patients with Neuromyelitis Optica"