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New and competing renewal awards for November 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Duke Children's Health Center

The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of November 2017.  Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. 

Edward Smith (Neurology) has received an award from the Parent Project, Muscular Dystrophy, in the amount of $22,000 for a project entitled, “PPMD Research Liaison grant”. The project period is 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2018.

Matthew Kelly (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from Johns Hopkins University in the amount of $6,810 for a project entitled “LOC-IMPAACT Leadership Group”.  The project period is 04/01/2017 – 11/30/2017.

Sarah Young (Medical Genetics) has received an award from Rockefeller University in the amount of $22,500 for a project entitled “Measurement of acylcarnitine, carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine levels in coded samples with depressive episodes”.  The project period is 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018.

Rasheed Gbadegesin (Nephrology) has received an award from Goldfinch Biopharma, Inc. in the amount of $60,000 for a project entitled “Genetics of FSGS: Whole genome sequencing”. The project period is 12/01/2017 – 11/30/2018.

Sallie Permar (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison/NIH in the amount of $150,000 for a project entitled,” “Hyperimmune globulin treatment of Zika virus during pregnancy to reduce Congenital Zika Syndrome”.  The project period is 08/18/2017- 07/31/2018.

David Martinez and Sallie Permar (Infectious Diseases) have received a fellowship award from the Burroughs Welcome Fund Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 for a project entitled, “Identifying key determinants of IgG transplacental transfer from HIV-infected mothers to their fetus”.  The project period is 11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019.

Kevin Watt (Critical Care Medicine) has received an award from National Institutes of Health, in the amount of $5,421,550 for a project entitled “PTN Task Order#51 PK and Safety of Commonly Used Drugs in Breastmilk”.  The project period is 09/22/2017 – 09/21/2019.

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the amount $1,805,043 for a project entitled,”P1CTU Task Order 16 Protocol Implementation”.  The project period is 10/26/2017 – 10/23/2018.

Danny Benjamin (Infectious Diseases) and Kanecia Zimmerman (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $538,920 for a project entitled, “Duke Summer Training in Academic Research (Duke’s Star)”.  The project period is 05/01/2018 – 04/30/2023. 

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