2020 Physician Scientist Fellowship Awardees

Awarded: 7/1/2020

$1.32 million

In 2020, DDCF announced the six subspecialty fellows receiving a total of $1.32 million in grants in the second year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, which aims to fund the research of clinical investigators at the subspecialty fellowship stage of their careers and to promote the transition of emerging scientists into faculty-level positions.

2020 Physician Scientist Fellowship Awardees:

Jeeyeon M. Cha, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project name: A Role for the MAFA S64F Mutation in Sex-dependent Diabetes by Accelerating Beta Cell Aging and Senescence

Senthil Selvaraj, M.D., M.A.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Project name: Therapeutic Exogenous Ketosis in Heart Failure with Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial

Alan C. Kwan, M.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project name: The Digital Biopsy in Cardiac Transplant Rejection

Christiaan R. de Vries, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project name: The Antibody Response Against Pf Bacteriophage in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection

Scott A. Peslak, M.D., Ph.D.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Project name: Cellular Signaling Pathways in the Regulation of Fetal Hemoglobin for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Jordan J. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project name: Role of Pancreatic Macrophages in the Progression of Type II Diabetes