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Recent Awards

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

August 2018

  • Liu, Jing (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
    The transcription factor Miz1-mediated mechanisms of lung aging, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Lowe, William (Endocrinology)
    Predicting Newborn and Childhood Adiposity: An Integrated Omics Approach, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Platanias, Leonidas (Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)
    The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute
  • Quaggin, Susan (Nephrology and Hypertension)
    Kidney Therapeutics: Translating Discoveries into Prevention, Treatment and Cures for Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

July 2018

  • Eklund, Elizabeth (Hematology and Oncology)
    Molecular mechanisms of relapse after therapy discontinuation in chronic myeloid leukemia, American Society of Hematology
  • Hultquist, Judd (Infectious Diseases)
    The Influence of Early Integration Events on HIV Latency and Reactivation Potential, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Liu, Xiaolei (Nephrology and Hypertension)
    Cardiac lymphatic endothelial cells: novel players in cardiomyocyte survival during heart development and repair, American Heart Association
  • Pandolfino, John (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
    Disordered Tissue Biomechanics as a Driver of Esophageal Disease, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Passman, Rod (Cardiology)
    Vulnerable Substrate for AF and Stroke, American Heart Association
  • Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind (Rheumatology)
    Clinical Trials Awareness Modules for the Lupus Conversations Academic-Community Partnership, Office of Minority Health
  • Varga, John (Rheumatology)
    Novel Role for A20 in Fibrosis Susceptibility, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

June 2018

  • D'Aquila, Richard (Infectious Diseases)
    Next-Generation Phylodynamics-targeted Partner Service Models for Combined HIV Prevention, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Hussain, Maha (Hematology and Oncology)
    Clinical, Environmental, Genetic and Genomic profile of Men with Early Onset Lethal Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Kulik, Laura (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
    Statin Intervention to Slow the Time to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence in Cirrhotics Awaiting Liver Transplantation, National Cancer Institute
  • Lin, Jennie (Nephrology)
    Modulation of Macrophage Function through Alternative Splicing in Cardiometabolic Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • McDermott, Mary (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)
    NICotinomidE riboside with and without resveratrol to improve functioning in peripheral artery disease: The NICE Trial, American Heart Association
  • Winter, Deborah (Rheumatology)
    Understanding the molecular link between cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis, American Heart Association
  • Wolf, Michael (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)
    Ambulatory Care-Based, Technology-Enabled Universal Medication Schedule Strategy to Promote Safe Use and Adherence to Complex Regimens, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

May 2018

  • Misharin, Alexander (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
    Differential role of tissue-resident and monocyte-derived alveolar macrophages in the development of pulmonary fibrosis, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Tetreault, Marie-Pier (Gastroenterology)
    Molecular Mechanisms of Epithelial Contribution to Esophageal Inflammation and Tissue Repair, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Yu, Jindan (Hematology and Oncology)
    Targeting chemokine signaling and MAPK/ERK pathway in advanced prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer Foundation

April 2018

  • Munshi, Hidayatullah (Hematology/Oncology)
    Galpha13 and pancreatic cancer progression, National Cancer Institute

Febuary 2018

  • Bochner, Bruce (Allergy)
    Using siglecs and their ligands to treat allergic diseases  SALTAD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Schleimer, Robert (Allergy)
    Initiators, biomarkers and mechanisms of epithelial dysfunction and immune pathogenesis in chronic rhinosinusitis and aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

January 2018

  • Wunderink, Richard (Pulmonary)
    Successful Clinical Response In Pneumonia Therapy (SCRIPT) Systems Biology Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

December 2017

  • Hanauer, Stephen (Gastroenterology)
    Defining Molecular Pathways in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (B16-147), AbbVie Inc.
  • Lam, Anna  (Pulmonary)
    Wnt-beta-catenin cross interactions in alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells in persistence of SSc-ILD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

November 2017

  • Prickett, Michelle (Medicine/Pulmonary)
    A Pilot Study to Define Colistin Population PK and Interrogate Renal TD, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.

October 2017

  • Kumar, Krishan (Hematology- Oncology)
    Targeting hyaluronan synthesis and signaling with BET inhibitors in pancreatic cancer, National Cancer Institute
  • Persell, Stephen (General Internal Med)
    Improving Hypertension Using a Smartphone-Enabled Personal Control Program: The Smart Hypertension Control Study, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
  • Wolf, Michael (General Internal Med)
    Developing a Consumer Activation and Engagement Tool for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Zhang, Bin (Hematology- Oncology)
    PARP inhibition and tumor immunity, AbbVie Inc.

September 2017

  • Wunderink, Richard (Medicine/Pulmonary)
    Optimizing clinical use of Polymyxin B: Teaching an old drug to treat superbugs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (subcontract from University of Michigan)
  • Budinger, GR  (Medicine/Pulmonary)
    A Systems Biology Approach to Mapping Aging in the lung, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Sporn, Peter (Medicine/Pulmonary)
    Hypercapnia and Suppression of Anti-viral Host Defense, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Yu, Jindan (Medicine/Hematology- Oncology)
    Role of C10orfl12 in Prostate Cancer, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Platanias, Leonidas (Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Ctr/Robert H. Lurie Cancer Cntr)
    Training Program in Signal Transduction and Cancer, National Cancer Institute
  • McDermott, Mary  (Medicine/General Internal Med)
    Hepatocyte growth factor to Improve Functioning in PAD: the HI-PAD Study, National Institute on Aging
  • El Muayed, Malek (Medicine/Endocrinology)
    Mechanisms of Cadmium Induced Dysglycemia and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Sharma, Leena (Medicine/Rheumatology)
    Core Center for Clinical Research at Northwestern University, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • O'Leary, Kevin (Medicine/Hospital Medicine)
    Redesigning Systems to Improve Quality for Hospitalized Patients, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

August 2017

  • Oliver, Guillermo (Medicine/Nephrology)
    Prox1 in Mammalian Lymphangiogenesis, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind (Medicine/Rheumatology)
    Algorithms to Identify Systemic Lupus from Electronic Health Record Data, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Yu, Jindan (Medicine/Hematology- Oncology)
    Targeting EZH2 in castration-resistant prostate cancer, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • D'Aquila, Richard (Medicine/Infectious Diseases)
    Role of mTOR in inflammatory monocytes in HIV infection, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Green, Richard (Medicine/Hepatology)
    Cholestasis and the Unfolded Protein Response, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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