2016 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: 7/1/2016

$8.2M over 3 years

In 2016, 17 physician scientists received three-year grants of $495,000 each to support their transition to independent clinical research careers.  

2016 Clinical Scientist Development Award

David M. Barrett, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project: Producing highly active lymphocytes for adoptive immunotherapy

Jaehyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Project: Identification of the genetic basis of altered T cell receptor signaling in cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Elizabeth S. Egan, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Project: Functional genetic characterization of a novel host determinant of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Ragy R. Girgis, M.D., M.S.
Columbia University
Project: Dopamine Transmission in the Psychosis Prodrome: a [11C]-¬‐(+)-¬‐PHNO PET Study

Yonatan Grad, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Project: Using pathogen genomics and patient data to define determinants of persistent MRSA colonization and of success of decolonization

William S. Jones, M.D.
Duke University
Project: Healthcare Disparities and Variation in Care of Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease At Risk for Lower Extremity Amputation and Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

Brian S. Kim, M.D., M.T.R.
Washington University
Project: Neuroimmunologic Regulation of Atopic Itch

Joshua W. Knowles, M.D., Ph.D. 
Stanford University
Project: Statin-associated diabetes: Identifying risk factors and physiologic mechanisms

Lynn T. Matthews, M.D., M.P.H.A.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Adherence to periconception HIV risk-reduction among HIV-exposed uninfected women in rural Uganda

Shana E. McCormack, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project: A randomized clinical trial of intranasal oxytocin to promote weight loss in children and adolescents with hypothalamic obesity syndrome

Mitesh S. Patel, M.D., M.S.
University Of Pennsylvania
Project: Using Social Incentives and Patient-Generated Health Data to Change Health Behaviors and Improve Glycemic Control Among Type 2 Diabetics

Chetan Seshadri, M.D.
University of Washington
Project: T Cell Memory to Mycobacterial Lipids

Adam M. Spivak, M.D.
University of Utah
Project: Protein Kinase C as a Target for Reactivation of Latent HIV-1

Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Project: Defining the epigenetic landscape of pediatric posterior fossa ependymomas

Arun P. Wiita, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Project: Taking It to the Next Level: Measuring and Modeling Effects of Inter-Individual Protein-Level Buffering on Phenotypic Penetrance for DNA copy Number Variants

Elaine W. Yu, M.D., M.S.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: Skeletal Fragility and Fracture Risk after Bariatric Surgery