In 2011, 16 junior physician-scientists each received three-year grants of $486,000 to support their transition from mentored to independent clinical research careers.
2011 CSDA Grantees
Arash Ash Alizadeh, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: "Genomic Approaches for Targeting Risk in Hematological Malignancies"
Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, M.D., M.Sc.
University of Pennsylvania
Project: "Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers: Finding and Understanding Clinically Useful Markers for PD and Endophenotypes within PD"
Keith A. Choate, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: "Genetics and Pathobiology of Disorders of Keratinization"
Sarah Cooley, M.D.
University of Minnesota
Project: "Role of NK Cell Receptors in Improving Outcomes after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies"
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
University Of Michigan
Project: "Epigenetic Characterization of Progressive vs. Stable Myelodysplastic Syndromes"
David J. Friedman, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Project: "APOL1 Variants and Renal Disease in African Americans"
Bryan Greenhouse, M.D., M.A.
University of California, San Francisco
Project: "Impact of Chemoprevention on Humoral Antimalarial Immunity"
Faoud T. Ishmael, M.D., Ph.D.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Project: "MicroRNAs as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Allergy"
Annette S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: "MicroRNAs in Myelodysplastic Syndrome"
Maya L. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Project: "Mobile Monitoring Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evaluation of Remote Biosensors and Wireless Adherence Monitors to Detect Early Morbidity and Treatment Failure Among HIV-Infected Patients in Rural Uganda"
Christian P. Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Project: "Characterization of Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes and Therapeutic Intervention in Patients with Copy Number Variants of CHRNA7"
Marc W. Slutzky, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: "A Minimally-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface for Grasp"
Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Project: "Interplay Between Non-Homologous End Joining Pathway and DNA Crosslink Repair in Fanconi Anemia"
Maureen A. Su, M.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project: "Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus"
Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Project: "HIV and HSV-2 Shedding and Transmission in Recently Circumcised Men"
Timothy E. West, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Washington
Project: "Exome Sequencing of Melioidosis Patients to Illuminate Mechanisms of Host Susceptibility to Severe Sepsis"