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New and competing renewal awards for December 2020

Friday, January 15, 2021
McGovern Davison Children's Health Center

The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics for the month of December 2020.

Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from Merck in the amount of $251,603 for a project entitled Gene Expression Profiling of Children with SARS-VoV-2 Infection or Exposure. The project period is 10/01/2020-09/30/2021.  

Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD (Cardiology) received an award from the University of Utah/NIH in the amount of $1,185,305 for a project entitled The Role of PRDM16 in Cardiac Development and Cardiomyopathy. The project period is 07/01/2020-06/30/2025. 

Monica Lemmon, MD (Neurology) received an award from the Band Foundation in the amount $52,000 for a project entitled Having the Conversation: A Communication Guide for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. The project period is 04/01/2021-0331/2023. 

Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the amount of $7,913 for a project entitled Faces of Research 2020. The project period is 01/04/2021-01/03/2022. 

William Malcolm, MD (Neonatology) received an award from MedBlue Incubator in the amount of $103,387 for a project entitled Active Surveillance of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Healthy US infants: A Pilot Study to Determine Feasibilty of Establishing a Network. The project period is 12/28/2020-01/27/2022. 

Eliana Perrin, MD (Primary Care Pediatrics) and Dean Miner, MD (Primary Care Pediatrics) received an award from Yale University in the amount of $431,270 for a project entitled Implementation of Decision Support for the Management of Obesity in a National Pediatric Primary Care Research Network. The project period is 08/22/2020-03/31/2025. 

Egla Rabinovich, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from Carra-Arthritis Foundation in the amount of $12,050 for a project entitled Implementation of Electronic Health Record Optimization Tools to Capture and Extract CARRA Data. The project period is 07/01/2020-01/31/2022. 

William Steinbach, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from the Foundation for Research Infectious Disease in the amount of $33,000 for a project entitled Molecular Pathogenesis of Aspergillus Fumigatus. The project period is 01/01/2021-12/31/2021. 

Neeraj Surana, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the amount of $29,999 for a project entitled Exploring the Protective  Effect of Clostridium Immunis in Colitis. The project period is 07/01/2020-04/30/2020. 

Heather Van Mater, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from Alexion Pharmaceuticals in the amount of $354,543 for a project entitled A phase 2/3 Open Label, Single Arm Trial to Ealuate the Safety and Activity of Eculizumab in Pediatric Patients with Relapsing Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum  Disorder. The project period is 12/01/2020-11/30/22. 

Kyle Walsh, PhD (Neurosurgery) received an award from Infectious Diseases Society of America in the amount of $200,000 for a project entitled Serologic and Genomic Modifiers of Beta-Amyloid Levels in Immuno-Compromised Cohort of Adults Down Syndrome Patients. The project period is 01/04/2021-01/04/2022. 

Kristin Weimer, MD, PhD (Neonatology) received an award from University of California – San Diego in the amount of $342,160 for a project entitled NeoChip for Specific and Rapid Identification of Congenital CMV and Neonatal HSV Infections on Minimal Sample Volume. The project period 09/10/2020-06/30/2025.

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