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New and competing renewal awards for June 2020

Friday, July 17, 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 June 2020.  Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) and Kanecia Zimmerman, MD (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount $1,745,388 for a project entitled, PTN 2.0: Task order #2 COVID-19 POP02. The project period is 03/31/2020-09/13/2022.

Kaveh Ardalan, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from Childhood Arthritis Rheumatology Research Alliance, Inc. in the amount of $71,765 for a project entitled, CARRA Early Investigator Chari Support. The project period is 07/01/2020-06/30/2023.

Daniel Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received a supplemental award from National Institutes of Health in the amount $631,842 for a project entitled, Center for Innovative Trials in ChilDrEN and AdulTs (TRIDENT). +The project period is 07/01/2020-06/30/2021. 

Karl-Dimiter Bissig, MD, PhD (Medical Genetics) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NIDDK in the amount of $681,626 for a project entitled Therapeutic Pathway Reprogramming for Metabolic Liver Diseases. The project period is 05/01/2020-08/31/2021. 

Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS (Nephrology) received an award from Retrophin in the amount of $125,352 for a project entitled, A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Parallel, Active-Control Study of the Effects of Sparsentan, A Dual Endothelin Receptor and Angiotensin Receptor Blocker, On Renal Outcomes in Patients with Primary ‘Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)'.  The project period 06/16/2020-06/14/2022.  

Christoph Hornik (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from Before Brands, Inc., in the amount of $3,425,095 for a project entitled” SpoonfulOne”.  The project period is 07/01/2020-08/30/2023.

Christoph Hornik, MD, MPH (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from Purdue Pharma in the amount of $49,942 for a project entitled, Hydrocodone for Moderate to Severe Pain in Children. The project period is 07/01/2020-10/31/2020.

Monica Lemmon, MD (Neurology) received an award from University of California San Francisco in the amount of $44,576 for a project entitled, Neonatal Seizure Registry Developmental Functional Evaluation (NSR-DEV). The project period is 03/15/2020-02/28/2021.

Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD (Hemaology-Oncology) and Kristianne Oristian (Pharmacology PhD candidate) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NCI in the amount of $109,350 for a project entitled, Role of MST/Hippo Kinase Inactivation in Driving Fusion-Positive Rhabdomyosarcoma. The project period is 07/01/2020-06/30/2023.

Ann Reed, MD (Rheumatology) and Richard Noel, MD, PhD (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) received an award from The Mario Family Foundation in the amount of $150,000 for a project entitled, Improve Care Now-Supporting Collaboration Education Pediatric GI. The project period 01/01/2020-12/31/2022. 

Emmanuel Walter, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from Pfizer Inc., in the amount of $4,074,183 for a project entitled, A Phase ½ Placebo-Controlled Randomized, Observer Blind, Dose-Finding Study to Describe the Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Potential Efficacy of SARS-COV-2 RNA Vaccine Candidates Against Covid-19 in Healthy Adults. The project period is 07/01/2020-12/31/2022.  

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