2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: 7/1/2020

$495,000 over 3 years

In 2020, 17 physician scientists received three-year grants of $495,000 each to support their transition to independent clinical research careers.

Oyebimpe O. Adesina, MD, MS
University of California Davis
Project name: A Feasibility Study of Alendronate as Treatment for Femoral Head Osteonecrosis in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Nicole G. Coufal, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego
Project name: Deciphering the Pathogenesis of Neurodegeneration in Histiocytosis

Justin B. Echouffo Tcheugui, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Project name: Effects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter (SGLT)-2 Inhibition on Energy Metabolism and Function of the Failing Human Heart

David B. Frank, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project name: Unraveling Heterogeneity and Novel Therapies for Rare Pediatric Lung Disease

Christa W. Habela, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Project name: Using Human Neurons, in Vitro, to Investigate Novel Mechanisms of Altered Brain Excitability in Patients with Epilepsy Susceptibility due to Deletion of the 15q11.2 Locus

Forum Kamdar, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
Project name: Unlocking the Role of Cardiac Calcium Pump Dysregulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy

Kenneth L. Kehl, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project name: Deep Natural Language Processing to Accelerate Cancer Research using Electronic Health Records

Michael D. Kornberg, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Project name: Pharmacologic and Dietary Approaches for Targeting Metabolism in Autoimmune Disease

Andrew P. Landstrom, MD, PhD
Duke University
Project name: Targeting Wnt-Signaling to Prevent Sudden Death in Pediatric Arrhythmic Cardiomyopathy

Aaron S. Leong, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: Hemoglobin A1c Genetics for Precision Diagnosis and Care of Patients with Diabetes