2016 Clinical Research Mentorship Grantees

Awarded: 4/28/2016

$70,400 over 1 year

In 2016, nine teams of DDCF-funded investigators and medical students with an interest in becoming future clinician investigators received $70,400 each for one-year research projects.

2016 Clinical Research Mentorship Grantees

Mentee: Tej D. Azad, Stanford University
Mentor: Maximilian Diehn, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, 2010 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: Development of a Liquid Biopsy for Pediatric Sarcomas

Mentee: Victoria S. Byrd, Case Western Reserve University
Mentor: Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, 2002 Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
Project: The Microbiome in Individuals with PTEN Germline Mutations

Mentee: Hannah Hill, University of Michigan Medical School
Mentor: Santhi K. Ganesh, M.D., University of Michigan, 2013 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: Finding Genes for Arterial Dysplasia

Mentee: Olivia L. Hulme, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Mentor: Steven A. Lubitz, M.D., M.P.H., Massachusetts General Hospital, 2014 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: Predicting Atrial Fibrillation to Inhibit Stroke and Embolism

Mentee: Jessica M. Moore, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mentor: Dorry L. Segev, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2008 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: Improving Patient Education and Informed Consent in Live Kidney Donation Through Creation of an Interactive, Patient-Centered Web Resource

Mentee: Joanne Soo, Duke University School of Medicine
Mentor: Arash Ash Alizadeh, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, 2011 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: Personalization of Cancer Therapy Utilizing Circulating Tumor DNA as Biomarkers

Mentee: Christopher E. L. Toote II, Duke University School of Medicine
Mentor: Sallie R. Permar, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University, 2010 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: The B Cell Repertoire and Antibody Maturation Elicited by Adjuvanted HIV Envelope Vaccines in Infants

Mentee: Jennifer M. Tymon, Loyola of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Mentor: Russell E. Ware, M.D., Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2010 Innovations in Clinical Research Award
Project: Effects of Hydroxyurea Treatment on Transcranial Doppler Velocities and Stroke Risk in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Mentee: Timothy Wong, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mentor: Volney Sheen, M.D., Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Project: The Role of Vesicle Trafficking in Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome: A Predictive Biomarker