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New and competing renewal awards for May 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 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 May 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.

Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS (Nephrology) and Annette Maria Jackson, PhD (Surgery) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NIAID in the amount of $3,723,205 for a project entitled “Defining the Landscape of HLA Risk Alleles in Primary Nephrotic Syndrome and Post Kidney Transplant Recurrence”. The project period is 06/01/2020-05/31/2025.

Mikelle Key Solle, MD (Hospital Medicine) and Austin Wesevich, MD, MPH (Medicine-Pediatrics) received an award from the National Medicine-Pediatrics Research Association in the amount of $2,498 for a project entitled “Patient-Centered Daily Plan”. The project period is 04/01/2020-03/31/2021.

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) and Ria Goswami, PhD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from the Good Ventures Foundation in the amount of $130,983 for a project entitled “An Orally Bioavailable Broad-Spectrum HSP90 Inhibitor (Hsp90i) Therapy to Suppress Emerging Coronavirus (CoV) infections”. The project period is 05/01/2020-04/30/2021.

Xiaoping Zhong, MD, PhD (Allergy and Immunology) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NIAID in the amount of $309,442 for a project entitled “Regulating peripheral T cell Tolerance”.  The project period is 05/11/2020-04/30/2021.

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