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2011 Clinical Scientist Development Awards

Awarded: Jan 02, 2011

$7.78 million over 3 years

In 2011, 16 junior physician-scientists each received three-year grants of $486,000 to support their transition from mentored to independent clinical research careers.

2011 CSDA Grantees

Arash Ash Alizadeh, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Project: "Genomic Approaches for Targeting Risk in Hematological Malignancies"

Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, M.D., M.Sc.
University of Pennsylvania
Project: "Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers: Finding and Understanding Clinically Useful Markers for PD and Endophenotypes within PD"

Keith A. Choate, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Project: "Genetics and Pathobiology of Disorders of Keratinization"

Sarah Cooley, M.D.
University of Minnesota
Project: "Role of NK Cell Receptors in Improving Outcomes after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies" 

Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
University Of Michigan
Project: "Epigenetic Characterization of Progressive vs. Stable Myelodysplastic Syndromes" 

David J. Friedman, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Project: "APOL1 Variants and Renal Disease in African Americans"

Bryan Greenhouse, M.D., M.A.
University of California, San Francisco
Project: "Impact of Chemoprevention on Humoral Antimalarial Immunity"

Faoud T. Ishmael, M.D., Ph.D.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Project: "MicroRNAs as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Allergy" 

Annette S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Project: "MicroRNAs in Myelodysplastic Syndrome" 

Maya L. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Project: "Mobile Monitoring Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evaluation of Remote Biosensors and Wireless Adherence Monitors to Detect Early Morbidity and Treatment Failure Among HIV-Infected Patients in Rural Uganda"

Christian P. Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Project: "Characterization of Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes and Therapeutic Intervention in Patients with Copy Number Variants of CHRNA7" 

Marc W. Slutzky, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Project: "A Minimally-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface for Grasp"

Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Project: "Interplay Between Non-Homologous End Joining Pathway and DNA Crosslink Repair in Fanconi Anemia"

Maureen A. Su, M.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project: "Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus"

Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Project: "HIV and HSV-2 Shedding and Transmission in Recently Circumcised Men" 

Timothy E. West, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Washington
Project: "Exome Sequencing of Melioidosis Patients to Illuminate Mechanisms of Host Susceptibility to Severe Sepsis"