2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: 7/20/2017

$495,000 over 3 years

In 2017, 17 physician scientists received three-year grants of $495,000 each to support their transition to independent clinical research careers.  

2017 CSDA Grantees

Andrew J. Aguirre, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: Understanding Therapeutic Efficacy and Resistance in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Ajai A. Dandekar, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
Project: Genomic and quorum sensing adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis

Jennifer A. Downs, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Praziquantel Treatment of Schistosoma mansoni on the Female Genital Mucosal Immune System and Microbiome

Katherine A. Gallagher, M.D.
University of Michigan
Project: Epigenetic Regulation of Diabetic Wounds Promotes Chronic Inflammation and Prevents Healing

Aaron Hata, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: Comprehensive assessment of the evolution of acquired drug resistance in EGFR mutant non-small cell lung cancer

Jimmy L. Holder, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Project: Systematic search for targeted therapeutic entry points for SYNGAP1 hapolinsufficiency - implications for neurodevelopmental disorder therapies

Lori R. Holtz, M.D.
Washington University
Project: Transmission and development of the human infant virome

Marcin Imielinski, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Project: Epigenetic landscapes of rearranged driver-negative cancers

Joanne M. Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Project: A new paradigm in cutaneous lupus: dissecting the interplay between interferons and Staphylococcus aureus

Matthew S. Kayser, M.D., Ph.D.
University Of Pennsylvania
Project: Identifying biomarkers of treatment response in insomnia and depression with a metabolomics platform

Andrew A. Lane, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: Therapeutic targeting of the acute myeloid leukemia stem cell

Jaimie P. Meyer, M.D., M.S.
Yale University
Project: Developing and Testing the Effect of an Integrated Patient-Centered HIV Prevention Decision Aid on PrEP Uptake among Women who use Drugs Entering Treatment

Jeniel E. Nett, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Project: Impairment of Neutrophil Function by Biofilms on Medical Devices

Tiffany C. Scharschmidt, M.D.
University of California San Francisco
Project: Elucidating the role of commensals in atopic dermatitis

Jennifer P. Stevens, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Project: A new approach to patient safety: identifying risky clinical states to reduce preventable harms for hospitalized patients

Sara L. Van Driest, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project: New Approaches to Precision Dosing for Special Populations

Nicholas Walter, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado
Project: Precursor ribosomal RNA as a novel marker of treatment efficacy in tuberculosis