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Recent Awards

Department of Medicine celebrates new and competing renewals of more than $100,000 that were awarded over the past 12 months.

June 2022

  • Bonini, Marcelo (Hematology-Oncology)
    A redox-sensitive switch in the macrophage nucleus regulates acute phase inflammatory injury
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute 
  • Lin, Adam (Hematology-Oncology)
    Combination of CpG Nanonparticles for the Treatment of Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 
    Cancer Research Foundation 

May 2022

  • Eisenbarth, Stephanie (Allergy)
    Immune mechanisms regulating allergy
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
  • Gottardi, Cara (Pulmonary)
    Alveolar epithelial stress-induced polypoidization in lung injury and repair
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

April 2022

  • Kume, Tsutomu (Cardiology)
    Cerebral Small Vessels in Motor and Cognitive Decline: Neuroimaging Signatures of Vulnerability & Resilience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Misharin, Alexander (Pulmonary)
    Targeting abnormal alveolar immune activation and failed epithelial repair in COVID-19
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
  • Williams, Adam (Allergy)
    Long Non-Coding RNAs in Allergy
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
  • Kircher, Sheetal (Hematology/Oncology)
    Optimizing timing and sequencing of biomarker testing for patients with metastatic coloectal cancer through implementing the 4R Oncology Model
    Pfizer Inc.
  • Bailey, Stacy (General Internal Medicine)
    Exploring Patient Experiences and Characteristics of Women with Endometriosis and Migraine
    Lundbeck LLC
  • Yu, Jindan (Hematology/Oncology)
    Enhanced Targeting of CBP/p300 in a Subtype of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
  • Perlman, Harris (Rheumatology)
    Macrophage Heterogeneity in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases 
  • Shenoy, Niraj (Hematology-Oncology)
    Enhancing the Efficacy of immunotherapy in Cancer with Ascorbic Acid
    Lotte and John Hecht Memorial foundation 

March 2022

  • Williams, Adam (Allergy)
    IncRNA Control of Airway Epithelial Cell Responses to Type 2 Inflammation 
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Berdnikovs, Sergejs (Allergy)
    Viral and Host Determinants of Infant and Childhood Allergy and Asthma
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (subcontract from Vanderbuilt University Medical Center)
  • Perlman, Harris (Rheumatology)
    The role of Monocytes and Macrophages in a Murine Model of SSc
    Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc. 
  • Szmuilowicz, Eytan (Hospital Medicine)
    Comparative Effectiveness of Early Integrated Telehealth Versus In-Person Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (subcontract from Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Simuni,Tatyana (Neurology)
    PPMI - 2019 Steering Committee
    Michael J Fox. Foundation for Parkinson's Research 
  • Kume, Tsutomu (Cardiology)
    Cerebral Small Vessels in Motor and Cognitive Decline: Neuroimaging Signatures of Vulnerability & Resilience

February 2022

  • Kalhan, Ravi (Pulmonary)
    Understanding the interstitial phenotype of impaired respiratory health through CT imaging and blood biomarkers - F32 for Gabrielle Y-Hui Liu
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • Beutler, Lisa (Endocrinology)
    Dissecting the gut-brain dynamics underlying anorexia
    McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
  • Misharin, Alexander (Pulmonary)
    Microglia mediate cognitive dysfunction in elderly survivors of pneumonia
    National Institute on Aging
  • Lee, Yvonne (Rheumatology)
    Investigating immunophenotypic and transcriptional heterogeneity as biomarkers of pain centralization in rheumatoid arthritis
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Eisenbarth, Stephanie (Medicine/Allergy)
    Immune mechanisms regulating allergy
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectous Diseases 

January 2022

  • Kato, Atsushi (Allergy)
    Identification of mechanisms and biomarkers for the major inflammatory endotypes of chronic rhinosinusitis
    Regeneron Pharmacuticals, Inc  

December 2021

  • Khan, Sadiya (Cardiology)
    PRegnancy OuTcomEs and subclinical Cardiovascular disease sTudy: (PROTECT)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • D'Aquila, Richard (Infectious Diseases)
    Partnering and Programming for a BIPOC SGM Runway to HIV Research
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (subcontract from George Washington University)

November 2021

  • Batlle, Daniel (Nephrology)
    Novel Short ACE2 variant for Delayed Graft Function
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Achenbach, Chad (Infectious Diseases)
    Understanding SARS-CoV-2 Related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults (MIS-A Study)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (subcontract from Rainmakers Strategic Solutions, LLC)

October 2021

  • Wallia, Amisha (Endocrinology)
    UroEDIC Bladder: Bladder Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (subcontract from Case Western Reserve University)
  • Perlman, Harris (Rheumatology)
    The Role of Monocytes and Macrophages in a Murine Model of SSc
    Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc.

September 2021

  • Wallia, Amisha (Endocrinology)
    Epidemiology of Diabetes and Interventions and Complications (EDIC)
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (subcontract from Case Western Reserve University)
  • Ridge, Karen (Pulmonary)
    Mechanisms of Recovery from Viral Pneumonia
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Quaggin, Susan (Nephrology)
    Chicago Kidney Urology Hematology network FOR city-Wide reseArch tRaining and career Development (Chicago KUH FORWARD)
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Khan, Sadiya (Cardiology)
    CHIcago Center for Accelerating nextGen Omics, deep phenotyping, and data science in Heart Failure (CHICAGO-HF)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Bass, Joseph (Endocrinology)
    Integration of Feeding Time and Glucose Metabolism by the Circadian Gene Network
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Barish, Grant (Endocrinology)
    Nuclear Repressors in Genomic Control of Healthful Obesity
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Isakova, Tamara (Nephrology)
    NRSA Training Core
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Morales-Nebreda, Luisa (Pulmonary)
    Mechanisms of regulatory T-cell mediated endothelial repair following viral pneumonia in aged hosts
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

August 2021

  • Thomas, Benjamin (Nephrology)
    Angiopoietin-TEK signaling is essential for choriocapillaris development and protects against polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
    BrightFocus Foundation
  • Morales-Nebrada, Luisa (Pulmonary)
    Mechanisms of regulatory T cell-mediated endothelial repair following viral pneumonia in aged hosts
    Francis Family Foundation
  • Bailey, Stacy (General Internal Medicine)
    Promoting Preconception Care and Diabetes Self-Management among Reproductive-Aged Women with Diabetes: The PREPARED Trial
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Wolf, Michael (General Internal Medicine)
    Health Literacy and Cognitive Function among Middle-Aged Adults: The MidCog Study
    National Institute on Aging
    Celgene Corporation (subcontract from DrugDev Inc.)
  • Yu, Jindan (Hematology/Oncology)
    Role of E3 Ubiquitin Ligase TRIM25 in Prostate Cancer
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Misharin, Alexander (Pulmonary)
    Targeting Immunological Pathways in Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction
    AbbVie Inc.
  • Perlman, Harris (Rheumatology)
    Targeting PTPRS for therapy of rheumatoid arthritis
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (subcontract from University of California, San Diego)
  • Khan, Sadiya (Cardiology)
    Patterns of Cardiopulmonary health across the life course
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Kruegar, Karen (Infectious Diseases)
    CoVPN 3006 Protocol Funding (Fixed-Price)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (subcontract from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Liu, Yan (Hematology/Oncology)
    MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING CLONAL EXPANSION OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Patel, Jyoti (Hematology/Oncology)
    EGFR Mutant Lung Cancer Research
    Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Pollack, Seth (Hematology/Oncology)
    Transformation of the Synovial Sarcoma Tumor Microenvironment from Cold to Hot to Enable Checkpoint Inhibition Therapy
    V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Chandel, Navdeep (Pulmonary)
    Targeting mitochondrial complex I dependent NAD+ generation in Parkinson's Disease
    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Cristofanilli, Massimo (Hematology/Oncology)
    Collaborative Research Agreement/Fellowship in support of Carolina Reduzzi
    Menarini Silicon Biosystems, Inc.
  • Keswani, Rajesh (Gastroenterology)
    Validation of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Assess Colonoscopic Disease Activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Inc

July 2021

  • Lin, Jennie (Nephrology)
    Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Macrophage Function in APOL1 Nephropathy, ASN Foundation for Kidney Research
  • Hultquist, Judd (Infectious Diseases)
    Deciphering the Role of CPSF6 in HIV Infection
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Hultquist, Judd (Infectious Diseases)
    Assessing the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Remdesivir Resistance
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Palella Jr, Frank (Infectious Diseases)
    The HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) Activity to Abstract Data from Persons Receiving Ambulatory Care for HIV Infection in the United States
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (subcontract from Cerner Government Services, Inc.)
  • McDermott, Mary McGrae (Genteral Internal Medicine)
    COCOA flavanols to improve walking performance in PAD: the COCOA-PAD II Trial
    National Institute on Aging
  • Pollack, Seth (Hematology/Oncology)
    T cell Trafficking Into the Cold Tumor Immune Microenvironment
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Bass, Joseph (Endocrinology)
    Circadian Mechanisms of Hedonic Feeding in Obesity
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Eklund, Elizabeth (Hematology/Oncology)
    VA IPA in support of Bin Liu
    Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

April 2021

  • Bass, Joseph (Endocrinology)
    Cross-regulation of Immunometabolism and Circadian Pathways in Obesity Pathophysiology, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Bellaguarda, Emanuelle (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
    "Translating Scientific Evidence into Practice using Digital Medicine and Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes", National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (subcontract from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • Beutler, Lisa (Endocrinology)
    Rapid hormonal modulation of feeding circuit dynamics and its disruption in obesity, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Martin, Karlyn (Hematology & Oncology)
    A Multicenter, Adaptive, Randomized Controlled Platform Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Antithrombotic Strategies in Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (subcontract from Versiti Wisconsin, Inc.)
  • Singer, Benjamin (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
    Epigenetic modifiers of regulatory T cell function following viral pneumonia, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

March 2021

  • Bochner, Bruce (Allergy)
    Exploiting Siglec-6 for targeted anti-allergy drug delivery into human mast cells, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Wallia, Amisha (Endocrinology)
    10/22 Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) - Clinical Center, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Wunderink, Richard (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
    I-SPY COVID TRIAL: An Adaptive Platform Trial to Reduce Mortality and Ventilator Requirements for Critically Ill Patients, Quantum Leap Health Care Collaborative
  • Yu, Jindan (Hematology & Oncology)
    Comprehensive analyses of HOXB13-regulated transcriptional programs critical for prostate cancer progression, National Cancer Institute