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New and competing renewal awards for January 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals.

Debra L. Best (Primary Care) received an award from Duke Endowment in the amount of $269,404 for a research study entitled “Tiered Screening Approach to Direct Early Life Intervention.” The project period is 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2020.

Annabelle N. Chua (Nephrology) received an award from Sanofi U.S. in the amount of $64,993 for a research study entitled “An Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Hectorol (Doxercalciferol Capsules) in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 and 4 with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism not yet on Dialysis.” The project period is 11/19/2018 – 08/01/2020.

Kevin D. Hill (Cardiology) and Reid C. Chamberlain (Cardiology) received an award from the Thrasher Research Fund in the amount of $26,750 for a research study entitled “Evaluating Post-Op AKI Criteria in Infants with CHD and the Protective Effects of Acetaminophen.” The project period is 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2020.

Christoph P. Hornik (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the amount of $1,434,590 for a research study entitled “Safety of Sildenafil in Premature Infants at Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.” U.S. Food & Drug Administration is a prime sponsor. The project period is 09/02/2018 – 06/30/2019.

Dwight D. Koeberl (Medical Genetics) received an award from Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in the amount of $20,548 for a research study entitled “A Retrospective Chart Review Study to Assess the Clinical Outcome of Triheptanoin Treatment in Patients with Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders (LC-FAOD) Treated under Expanded Access Program.” The project period is 01/22/2019 – 04/01/2019.

Andrew P. Landstorm (Cardiology) transferred a NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) from Texas Children’s Hospital to Duke University in the amount of $576,981 for a project entitled “The Role of Junctophilin Type-2 in Cardiac Node Automatic.” The project period is 08/01/2018 – 05/31/2022.

Corinne M. Linardic (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the amount of $15,012 for a research study entitled “2018 ALSF Million Mile Grant.” The project period is 12/14/2018 – 12/16/2019. 

Ann M. Reed (Rheumatology) received an award from The Cure JM Foundation in the amount of $55,741 for a research study entitled “Precision Decision in the Treatment of Juvenile Dermatomyositis.” The project period is 11/01/2018 – 11/01/2019.

Edward C. Smith (Neurology) received an award from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in the amount of $10,000 for a research study entitled “Certified Duchenne Care Center.” The project period is 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019.

Neeraj K. Surana (Infectious Diseases) received a grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount of $50,000 for a project entitled “A Comparative Genomic Analysis of Clostridium Immunis.” The project period is 01/08/2019 – 12/31/2020.

Charlene A. Wong (Primary Care) and Charles D. Scales (Surgery) received an award from Duke Endowment in the amount of $175,000 for a research study entitled “An Opioid Prescribing Nudge: Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Reduce Opioid Harm within Health System.” The project period is 02/01/2019 – 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