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New and competing renewal awards for January 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 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 January 2020.  Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS (Rheumatology) received an award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the amount of $6,000 for a research entitled “Adverse Childhood Experiences in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis”. The project period is 10/01/2019 – 03/31/2020.

Mai Elmallah, MBBCh /Angela McCall, PhD (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine) received an award from North Carolina Biotechnology Center in the amount of $190,340 for a research project entitled “A Novel Vector to Treat Smooth Muscle Pathology in Pompe Disease”.  The project period is from 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021.

Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from Merck Sharp & Dohme in the amount of $276,973 for a research project entitled “The Serotype Epidemiology and Antibiotic Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Botswana following Introduction of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine”. The project period is 12/20/19- 06/30/2021.

Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD (Cardiology) received an award from American Academy of Pediatrics in the amount of $50,000 for a research project entitled "Determining the Role of PRDM16 in Rapidly Progressive Pediatrics Cardiomyopathy”.  The project period is 07/01/2019-06/30/2020.

Monica Lemmon, MD (Neurology) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NINDS in the amount of $942,300 for a research project entitled ”Decision Making for Infants with Neurologic Conditions". The project period is 02/01/2020-01/31/2025.

Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Kate Amato Foundation in the amount of $50,000 for a research project entitled “Role of the Macro IncRNA KCNQ1OT1 in Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Tumorigenesis”.  The project period is 09/01/2019-08/31/2020.

Ann Reed, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from the Mitchell Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to support the Duke Children’s Horseshow. The project period is 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020.

Muhammad Zafar, MD (Neurology) received an award from UCB Biosciences, Inc in the amount of  $171,433 for a research project entitled “A Multicenter, Open-Label, Long-Term Extension Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Lacosamide as Adjunctive Therapy in Pediatric Epilepsy Subjects with Partial-Onset Seizures”.  The project period is 12/27/2019- 05/31/2022.

Muhammad Zafar, MD (Neurology) received an award from UCB Biosciences, Inc, in the amount of $472,820 for a research project entitled “UCB Study Product or Device Lacosamide and Study/Protocol No.SP0967“. The project period is 12/27/2019- 05/31/2022.

Heather VanMater, MD (Rheumatology) and Alexis Wilsey (Student) received an award from for Rheumatology Research Foundation for a Medical and Graduate Student Preceptorship Award in the amount of $4,000. The project period is 01/01/2020-12/31/2020.

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