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New and competing renewal awards for September 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 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 August 2018. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu (Endocrinology) received an award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $752,957 for a project entitled “Serotonin as a Novel Biomarker for Progression to Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Adolescents”. The project period is 09/07/2018 – 08/31/2022.

Vandana Shashi (Medical Genetics) and David Goldstein (Genetics and Development) received an award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $5,140,000 for their competing renewal project entitled “An integrated and diverse genomic medicine program for undiagnosed diseases”.  The project period is 09/19/2018-06/30/2022.

Kanecia Zimmerman (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount of $8,405,160 for a project entitled” PTN2 TO# 2-BPCA Pharmacology Studies”.  The project period is 09/14/2018-09/13/2022.

Christoph Hornik (Critical Care Medicine) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount of $1,160,137 for a project entitled “PTN2- TO#3 BPCA Concept Development and Clinical Trial Readiness Support”.  The project period is 09/14/2018-09/13/2019.

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez (Infectious Diseases) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount of $743,229 for a project entitled “PTN2-TO#4 Data Closeout and Dissemination”.  The project period is 09/14/18-09/13/2019.

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