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New and competing renewal awards for August 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center

The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of August 2018. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Ira Cheifetz (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from the University of Pennsylvania in the amount of $64,869 for a project entitled “PRone and Oscillation Pediatric Clinic Trial (PROSPECT)”. The project period is 06/15/2018-05/31/2019.

Neeraj Surana (Infectious Diseases) Mentored Research K08 grant was transferred to Duke University from Boston Children’s Hospital in the amount of $110,025 for a project entitled “Deconstructing how the microbiota influences the mucosal innate immune system". The project period is 08/01/2018-12/31/2018.

Dwight Koeberl (Medical Genetics) received an award from Actus Therapeutics in the amount of $202,840 for a project entitled ”Potency Assays”. The project period is 08/01/2018-02/28/19.

Marie McDonald (Medical Genetics) received an award from American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation in the amount of $150,000 for a project entitled “ACMG Foundation Next Generation". The project period is 07/01/2018-06/30/2020. 

Michael Freemark (Endocrinology) received an award from BAEBIES, Inc. in the amount of $22,140 for a project entitled “Pediatric Monitoring of Insulin Resistance and Obesity-Related Metabolic Disorder”.  The project period is 08/10/2018-07/31/2020.

Charlene Wong (Primary Care) received an award from the National Institutes of Health (K23) in the amount of $837,323 for a project entitled “Financial and Social Behavioral Economic Incentives to Increase Physical Activity in Adolescents and Young Adults for Cardiovascular Health”.  The project period is 08//21/2018-07/31/2023.

Jason Lang (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine) received an award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/NIH in the amount of $382,247 for a project entitled” Vitamin D Supplementation in Children with Obesity-Related Asthma (VDORA1)”. The project period is 09/01/2018-08/31/2020.

Congratulations to these faculty on their awards and best wishes to them in their investigative work.

Coleen K. Cunningham, MD
Vice Chair, Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Chief, Division of Global Health