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New and competing renewal awards for December 2019

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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 December 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals.

Eric Benner, MD, PhD (Neonatology) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NINDS in the amount of $2,796,941 for a research project entitled “Mechanisms of Oxysterol-induced Oligodendrogenesis”.  The project period is 12/15/19-11/30/2024.

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NIAID in the amount of $115,139 for a research project entitled “TASK AREA A, TASK ORDER FY.2020.A1.0127 - Task Area A (P1CTU-HHSN272201500006I TO10)”. The project period is 12/15/2019- 12/14/2020.

Elizabeth Gifford, PhD, MS (Sanford School of Public Policy) and Lindsay Terrell, MD (Primary Care Pediatrics) received an award from The Duke Endowment in the amount of $286,904 for a research study entitled “Early Identification and Prevention of Child Maltreatment: Cross-Agency Processes and Outcomes”. The project period is 12/01/2019- 11/30/2021.

Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Alex's Lemonade Stand in the amount of $250,000 for a research study entitled “Role of the

Mmacro lncRNA KCNQ1OT1 in Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Tumorigenesis.” The project period is 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2021.

Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Alex's Lemonade Stand in the amount of $15,521 for a project entitled ”2019 ALSF Million Mile Grant”.  The project period is 12/16/2019 -12/15/2020.

Ann Reed, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in the amount of $50,000 for a project entitled ”Duke Children’s Hospital Jump for the Children". The project period is 12/01/19-11/30/2020.

Heather Van Mater, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation in the amount of $50,000 for a project entitled “ACR/Amgen Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award”. The project period is 07/01/2020 -06/30/2021.

Charlene Wong, MD, MSPH (Primary Care Pediatrics) received an award from DHHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the amount of $2,999,287 in year 1 and up to $16,000,000 for a project entitled “North Carolina Integrated Care for Kids Model”. The project period 01/01/2020-12/31/2026.

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