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New and competing renewal awards for September 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 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 September 2020.  Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals.

Samia Aleem, MBBS (Neonatology) received an award from UCB in the amount of $481,075 for a project entitled A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, active Comparator Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Lacosamide in Neonates with Repeated Electroencephalograpghic Neonatal Seizures. The project period is 09/21/2020-10/03/2022.

Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) and Mickey Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from the Food Drug Administration in the amount of $500,000 for a project entitled Global Pediatric Clinical Trials Network Supplement. The project period is 09/01/2020-08/31/2021. 

Robert Benjamin, MD (Endocrinology), Angelo Milazzo, MD (Cardiology), Richard Chung, MD (Primary Care), David Ming, MD (Medicine-Pediatrics) and William Malcolm, MD (Neonatology) received an award from Innovation Health Center in the amount of $282,860 for a project entitled Advanced Care Integration for Pediatric Population s in North Carolina Medicaid. The project period is from 07/01/2020- 06/30/202101/01/2020. 

Mickey Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases), Giselle Corbie Smith, MD, MSc (Social Medicine-UNC), and Warren Kibbe, PhD (Biostatistics and Bioinformatics) received an award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $80,000,000 for a project entitled RADx-UP CDCC. The project period is 09/01/2020-08/31/2021. 

Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology), William Steinbach, MD (Infectious Diseases), Jiyong Hong, PhD (Chemistry) and Ronald Venters, PhD (Biochemistry) received an award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $669,233 for a project entitled Structural Biological Development of Fungal-Specific Calcineurin Inhibitors. The project period is 09/14/2020-08/31/2021. 

Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from KK Women and Children’s Hospital in the amount of $ 114,535 for a project entitled Clinical and Gut Microbial Risk Factors for Gram-Negative Bacterial Late-Onset Sepsis Among Premature Babies in Singapore. The project period is 07/01/2020-06/30/2023. 

Dwight Koeberl, MD, PhD (Medical Genetics) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NIDDK in the amount of $159,202 for a project entitled Investigating Autophagy in GSD-la. The project period is from 9/15/2020-08/31/2021. 

Marie McDonald, MD (Medical Genetics) received an award from Pfizer in the amount of $489,018 for a project entitled Genetics and Metabolism Training Program. The project period is from 09/29/2020-07/31/2023. 

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) received a supplement award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $157,639 for a project entitled Immunologic and Virologic Determinants of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Transmission and Disease in Rhesus Monkeys. The project period is 09/01/2020-06/30/2022. 

Timothy Reddy, PhD (Biostatistics & Bioinformatics), Gregory Crawford, PhD (Medical Genetics), Vandana Shashi, MD, MBBS (Medical Genetics), Priya Kishnani, MBBS (Medical Genetics), Andrew Allen, PhD (Biostatistics & Bioinformatics), Charles Gersbach, PhD (Biomedical Engineering), Warren Kibbe, PhD (Biostatistics & Bioinformatics) and Gregory Wray, PhD (Biology) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NHGRI in the amount of $8,000,000 for a project entitled The Duke FUNCTION Center: Pioneering the comprehensive identification of combinatorial noncoding causes of disease. The project period is 09/24/2020-06/30/2023.  

Edward Smith, MD (Neurology) received an award from Muscular Dystrophy in the amount of $5,000 for a project entitled 2020-2025 PPMD Grant.The project period is 01/01/2020-12/31/2020. 

Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS (Neonatology), Rachel Greenberg, MD (Neonatology) and Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $7,000,000 for a project entitled ECHO Administrative Supplement-Neonatal Opioid Trials. The project period is 09/11/2020-08/31/2021. 

Rebecca Sudan, MD, PhD (Rheumatology) received an award from The Arthritis Foundation in the amount of $150,000 for a project entitled Arthritis Foundation Fellowship Training Grant 2019. The project period is 08/01/2020-07/31/2023. 

Emmanuel Walter, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the amount $8,091,860 for a project entitled HVTN 3002 Protocol Funding (PF) - Durham Protocol –Specific Site. The project period 08/01/2020-11/30/2020. 

Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, MPH (Critical Care Medicine) Ibukun Akinboyo, MD (Infectious Diseases) and Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount of $6,448,271 for a project entitled NICHD-TO #7-COVID-19 Studies (POP01 and School Board). The project period is 09/21/2020-09/20/2021. 

Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, MPH (Critical Care Medicine) and Matthew Kelly, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases) received an award from National Institutes of Health/NICHD in the amount of $385,623 for a project entitled TO#8- Botswana Lactation Network. The project period is 09/28/2020-09/27/2022. 

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