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2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: Jul 08, 2015

$8.7M over 3 years

In 2015, 18 physician scientists received three-year grants of $486,000 each to support their transition to independent clinical research careers.  

2015 CSDA Grantees

Timothy F. Burns, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Project: "Targeting the TWIST1- E2A Pathway in Oncogene Driven Lung Cancer"

Ying Chen, M.D. 
Washington University in St. Louis
Project: "Risk Alleles and Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Focal 
Segmental Glomerulosclerosis"

Oscar R. Colegio, M.D., Ph.D. 
Yale University
Project: "Defining Intercellular Metabolic Networks in Human Cutaneous Squamous 
Cell Carcinoma"

Mohit Jain, M.D. 
University of California, San Diego
Project: "Mapping the Environmental Landscape of Human Cardiovascular Disease"

Rakesh Karmacharya, M.D., Ph.D. 
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: "Neurobiological Basis of Clozapine Response in Schizophrenia Patients"

Jared W. Magnani, M.D. 
Boston University School of Medicine
Project: "Atrial Fibrillation Health Literacy Information Technology Trial" 

Rebecca A. Marsh, M.D. 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project: "CD38 Bright CD8+ Effector Memory T-cells Herald Acute Graft Versus 
Host Disease"

John Z. Metcalfe, M.D. 
University of California, San Francisco
Project: "Enhanced Therapeutic Monitoring of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis"

Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D. 
University of Rochester
Project: "Understanding How the Initial Encounter with Influenza Virus Poises Children for Protective Immunity"

Max R. O'Donnell, M.D., M.P.H. 
Columbia University
Project: "Advanced Phenotypic and Genotypic Methods to Predict TB Treatment Response and Measure Emergent TB Drug-Resistance"

Meyeon Park, M.D. 
University of California, San Francisco
Project: "Improving Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in Kidney Transplant Recipients"

Manish P. Ponda, M.D. 
Rockefeller University
Project: "Understanding the Mechanisms behind the Disparate Actions of Endogenous Vitamin D versus Vitamin D Supplements on the Lipid Metabolism: A Rational Step Towards Optimizing Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency"

David T. Pride, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of California, San Diego
Project: "Human Viral Communities as Vehicles for the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in 
the Community"

Andrew D. Rhim, M.D. 
University of Michigan
Project: "Cancer-Specific RNA Editing as a Novel Mechanism for Chemoresistance in Pancreatic Cancer"

Miriam A. Shelef, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project: "Genetic Variants, Immune Dysregulation and Rheumatoid Arthritis"

William C. Stacey, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of Michigan
Project: "Big Data in the Brain: Implementing and Characterizing a Novel Biomarker 
of Epilepsy"

Anand Vaidya, M.D., M.MSc. 
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Project: "Adrenal and Parathyroid Hormone Interactions in Human Health"

Michael Zeineh, M.D., Ph.D. 
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project: "The Role of Iron and Inflammation In Alzheimer's Disease: From Ex Vivo to in Vivo"