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New and competing renewal awards for January 2018

Thursday, February 15, 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 January 2018. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

William Steinbach and Praveen Juvvadi (Infectious Diseases) have received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount of $440,125 for a project entitled ”Phosphoproteomic identification of Aspergillus fumigatus virulence-associated protein kinase A downstream effectors”. The project period is 01/01/2018-12/31/2019.

Sallie Permar and Frances Saccoccio (Infectious Diseases) have received an award from the Thrasher Research Fund in the amount of $26,750  for a project entitled “Immune responses during primary CMV infection in pregnancy that correlate with viral containment”. The project period is 01/01/2018-12/31/2019.

Egla Rabinovich (Rheumatology) has received an award from Sanofi Us Services Inc. in the amount of $416,645 for a project entitled “An open-label, sequential, ascending, repeated dose-finding study of sarilumab, administered with subcutaneous (SC) injection, in children and adolescents, aged 1 to 1 with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sjIA) followed by an extension phase”. The project period is 12/08/2017-06/30/2020.

Priya Kishnani (Medical Genetics) has received an award from Amicus Therapeutics Inc. in the amount of $76,023 for a project entitled "A prospective non-interventional study in subjects with late-onset Pompe disease who are currently being treated with enzyme replacement therapy”.  The project period is 01/11/2018 – 01/31/2019.

Rasheed Gbadegesin (Nephrology) has received an award from Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the amount of $242,939 for a project entitled “A phase 2/3 trial of The efficacy and safety of baradoxolone methyl in patients with Alport syndrome”. The project period is 01/05/2018-12/31/2020.

Sallie Permar (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount of $448,674 for a project entitled "Antibody and viral determinants of protection against CMV infection following gB/MF59 vaccination". The project period is 01/19/2018 – 12/31/2019.

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