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New and competing renewal awards for June 2018

Friday, July 13, 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 June 2018. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Jennifer Lawson (Primary Care) has received an award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in the amount of $10,000 for a project entitled “Bull City Bites and Books”.  The project period is 08/01/2018-07/31/2019.

Charles Wood (Primary Care) has received an award from the REACH Equity Career Development Award in the amount of $150,000 for a project entitled “Preventing Disparities in Obesity Through Early Infancy Risk“.  The project period is 07/01/2018-06/30/2020.

Sallie Permar (Infectious Diseases) and Geeta Swamy (Obstetrics and Gynecology) have received an award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount of $399,143 for a project entitled “The relationship between maternal ZIKV-specific and ADE antibodies and fetal outcome”. The project period is 06/11/2018-05/31/2020.

William Steinbach (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount of $820,854 for a project entitled “Non-invasive Diagnosis of Pediatric Pulmonary Invasive Mold Infections”.  The project period is 06/05/2018-05/31/2023.

Marie McDonald (Medical Genetics) has received an award from Protalix Biotherapeutics in the amount of $682,962 for a project entitled “A Randomized, Double blind, Active Control Study of the Safety and Efficacy of PRX-102 compared to Agalsidase Beta on Renal Function in Patients with Fabry Disease Previously Treated with Agalsidase Beta”. The project period is 06/18/2018 – 01/31/2021.

Sallie Permar (Infectious Diseases), David Harpole (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery), and Scott Palmer (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) have received an award from the NIH of National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute in the amount of $1,387,830 for a project entitled “Duke Resident Physician-Scientist Program-NHLBI”.  The project period is 07/01/2018-06/30/2022.

Mai Elmallah (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine) has received an award from Francis Family Foundation in the amount of $5,000 for a project entitled” Parker B. Francis Jo Rae Wright Award for Scientific Excellence”.  The project period is 05/15/2018-11/30/2018.

Coleen Cunningham (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from Janssen Research and Development in the amount of $350,153 for a project entitled “A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Antiviral Activity Clinical Outcomes, Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetic of Orally Administered Lumicitabine (JNJ-64041575) Regiments in Hospitalized Infants and Children Aged 28 days to 36 months infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus”.  The project period is 06/07/2018-08/26/2019.

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