2018 Clinical Research Mentorship Grantees

Awarded: 6/7/2018

$70,400 over 1 year

In 2018, seven 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.

2018 Clinical Research Mentorship Award Grantees

Mentee: Angel M. Charles, Weill Cornell Medicine
Mentor: David A. Scheinberg, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1999 Distinguished Clinical Scientist Awardee
Project: Identifying Cross-Reactive Binding Targets for a Therapeutic TCRm for HPV Induced Cancers

Mentee: Sara Choi, Stanford School of Medicine
Mentor: Jaehyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2016 Clinical Scientist Development Awardee
Project: Identifying NF-kB Targets in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma

Mentee: Amanda R. Lucier, Duke University School of Medicine
Mentor: Sallie R. Permar, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University, 2010 Clinical Scientist Development Awardee
Project: Development of broadly neutralizing antibodies in HIV-infected children

Mentee: Janna C. Minehart, New York University School of Medicine
Mentor: Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2011 Innoviations in Clinical Research Awardee
Project: Optimizing CAR T cell design to address antigen heterogeneity

Mentee: Elizabeth O. Shay, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Mentor: Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, 2002 Distinguished Clinical Scientist Awardee
Project: Oral Microbiomic and Mycobiomic Profiles and their Interactions in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)

Mentee: Jodi-Anne T. Stewart, Meharry Medical College
Mentor: Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., Vanderbilt University, 1999 Clinical Scientist Development Awardee
Project: Low baseline BMI is associated with a Longitudinal decline in FEV1% predicted in patients with Sickle Cell Anemia

Mentee: Alison Treichel, Jacobs School of Medicine at University at Buffalo
Mentor: Thomas N. Darling, M.D., Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2001 Clinical Scientist Development Awardee
Project: Genetic and Cutaneous Indicators of Disease Severity in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex