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New and competing renewal awards for May and June 2019

Monday, June 24, 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 months of May and June 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals.

Sarah C. Armstrong (Primary Care) received an award from FirstHealth of the Carolinas in the amount of $37,744 for a research study entitled Active Recreation Through Community-Healthcare Engagements (ARCHES). The project period is 07/01/2018 – 06/30/2019.

Stephen J. Balevic (Rheumatology) received an award from Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance, Inc. in the amount of $90,156 for a research study entitled CARRA Registry Associate. The project period is 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021.

Carolyn Baloh (Allergy and Immunology) received an award from Immune Deficiency Foundation in the amount of $50,000 for a research study entitled Clinical Indicators for Early Bone Loss in Common Variable Immunodeficiency. The project period is 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020.

Ira M. Cheifetz (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from University of Pennsylvania in the amount of $14,500 for a research study entitled PROSpect - Prone and Oscillation Pediatric Clinical Trial. The project period is 06/15/2018 – 05/31/2019.

Mickey Cohen-Wolkowiez (Infectious Diseases) received an award from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $55,158 for a research study entitled A Phase 1 Randomized Single Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Immunogenicity of SAR440894 vs. Placebo in Healthy Subjects.  The project period is 6/07/2019-11/30/2019.

Michael S. Freemark (Endocrinology) received an award from Rhythm Pharmaceuticals in the amount of $482,702 for a research project entitled Setmelanotide (RM-493) Phase 2 Treatment Trial in Patients with Rare Genetic Disorders of Obesity. The project period is 05/05/2019 – 01/31/2021.

Priya S. Kishnani (Medical Genetics) received an award from Genzyme Corporation in the amount of $361,269 for a research project entitled Immunophenotyping of Infantile Pompe Disease. The project period is 05/13/2019 – 04/30/2021.

Mohamad A. Mikati (Neurology) received an award from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $150,000 for a research study entitled AAV Mediated Gene Therapy of A Mouse Model of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. The project period is May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020.

Jennifer A. Rothman (Hematology-Oncology) received an award from Boston’s Children Hospital in the amount of $5,000 for a research study entitled Association of Platelet Parameters Identified by the Sysmex XN-1000 and Flow Cytometry with Concurrent and Subsequent Bleeding Severity in Children with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). The project period is 05/21/2019 – 03/31/2021.

Muhammad S. Zafar (Neurology) received an award from LivaNova USA in the amount of $241,714 for a research study entitled Comprehensive Outcomes Registry in Subjects with Epilepsy Treated with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy. The project period is 04/05/2019 – 04/30/2026.

Muhammad S. Zafar (Neurology) received an award from Eisai Inc. in the amount of $92,443 for a research study entitled An Open Label Study with an Extension Phase to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics of Perampanel (E2007) Oral Suspension When Given as an Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects from 1 month to Less than 24 months (<2 years) of Age with Epilepsy. The project period is 05/14/2019 – 06/30/2021.

Muhammad S. Zafar (Neurology) received an award from Marinus Pharmaceuticals in the amount of $156,478 for a research project entitled A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Adjunctive Ganaxolone Treatment in Female Children with Protocadherin 19 (PCDH19)-related Epilepsy Followed by Long-term Open-label Treatment.” The project period is 04/08/2019 – 03/31/2022.

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
Chief, Division of Global Health