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2014 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: Jul 01, 2014

$8.04M over 3 years

In 2014, 17 physician-scientists received three-year grants to support their transition to mentored to independent clinical research careers. Sixteen awardees received $486,000 each. One awardee was co-funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and received $261,000 from DDCF.

2014 CSDA Grantees

Wael Asaad, M.D., Ph.D. 
Brown University
Project: “Breaking Beta: Decoding and Manipulating Critical Neural State Transitions in Parkinson's Disease”

Eran Bendavid, M.D. 
Stanford University
Project: “Rigorous Evaluations of Global Health Programs and Policies”

Kathrin M. Bernt, M.D. 
University of Colorado
Project: “Targeting DOT1L in MN1-High Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Project: “Blood Based Biomarkers for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes Using Neurofibromatosis 1 as a Model”

Alex R. Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Project: “Understanding How Different Therapies Reshape Brain Networks to Promote Stroke Recovery”

Ilseung Cho, M.D. 
New York University
Project: “Hypermethylation as a Microbiome-Mediated Epigenetic Phenomenon in CIMP(+) Colorectal Cancers”

Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Project: “Functional Characterization of Deleterious Germline Variability in MLL3 in Infant Leukemia”

Edward C. Hsiao, M.D., Ph.D.
University Of California San Francisco
Project: “Dissecting Human Osteoprogenitor Function using iPS Cells”

Michael C. Kruer, M.D.
Sanford Research, University of South Dakota 
Project: “New Insights into Molecular Mechanisms Driving Pediatric Movement Disorders”

Edward B. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania 
Project: “Transcriptional Silencing of C9orf72 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration”

Brian R. Lindman, M.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Project: “Novel Prediction Models for Patient-Centered Clinical Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis”

Ta-Chiang Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Project: “Small Intestinal Paneth Cell Phenotype in Crohn's Disease: Clinical Relevance and Genetic Associations”

Steven A. Lubitz, M.D., M.P.H.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: “Improving Stroke Care by Predicting Atrial Fibrillation “

Stephen Oh, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis 
Project: “Targeting Aberrant Signaling Pathways in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms”
(Doris Duke-Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator)

Daniel L. Popkin, M.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University 
Project: “Pharmacologic NK Harness to Seek and Destroy the HIV Reservoir”

Rebecca J. Scharf, M.D., M.P.H.
University Of Virginia
Project: “Early Predictors and Biomarkers of Cognition and Growth in Impoverished Children”

Cyndya A. Shibao, M.D.
Vanderbilt University
Project: “Racial Differences in Vagal Control of Glucose Homeostasis”