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Recent Grants

Congratulations to those in the Department who recently received new grants. Some of the new grants are listed below.

  • Katie Larson Ode, MD in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • 2021-2022 Diabetes Research Center Collaborative Pilot and Feasibility Grant Award
    • Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM) at the University of Minnesota and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) at the University of Iowa 
    • $70,000 
  • Anthony Fischer, MD, PhD in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    • "Genomic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus persistence in Cystic Fibrosis"
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Provides $280,000 over 2 years
  • Damian Krysan, MD, PhD in the Division of Infectious Diseases
    • "Discovery and Development fo Antifungal Acetyl CoA Synthetase Inhibitors"
    • NIH/R01
    • Providers just under $600,000 over 5 years
  • Congratulations to the following individuals who received Stead Research, Chihldren's Miracle Network, or Dance Marathon grant awards recently
    • Stead Research Award
      • Aaron Boes, MD, PhD for his project "Investigating Cognitive Outcomes of Pediatric Ischemic Stroke" - $42,500
    • Dance Marathon Awards
      • David Gordon, MD, PhD for his project "Targeting ID2 in Sarcomas Using the Repurposed Drug Homoharringtonine" - $50,000
      • Gina Bardi Lola, MD (hem/onc fellow) for his project "Predicting Posterior Fossa Syndrome" - $50,000
    • Children's Miracle Network/SFCH Discretionary Awards
      • Polly Ferguson, MD for her project "Role of Fat Metabolism in Auto Inflammatory Bone Disease" - $50,000
      • Prashob Porayette, MD for his project "Influence of Hormonal Milieu on Fetal Brain Growth in Congenital Heart Disease" - $50,000
      • Bassel Mohammad Nijres, MD for his project "Single Stent for Stage I Palliation: Pilot Piglet Study" - $50,000
      • Oriana Vanegas Calderon, MD (GI fellow) for  her project "A Porcine-derived Pancrease aOrganoid Model to Study Cystic Fibrosis-related Pancreatic Disease" - $20,000
      • Gopinathan Gangadharan Nambiar, MD (GI fellow) for his project "Enzymatic Lysis of Meconium in Cystic Fibrosis Pigs" - $30,000
  • Damian Krysan, MD, PhD in the Division of Infectious Diseases
    • Hit-to-lead Optimization of Broad Spectrum Antifungal Phenothiazines
    • NIH
    • Provides $434,000 over 2 years
  • Tope Awelewa, MB, BCh, MPH in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
    • BreastFeed Iowa Black Immigrant (BIBI) Partnership
    • American Academy of Pediatrics / CATCH Implementation Grant
    • $10,000
  • Andrew Norris, MD, PhD, from the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, along with Dr. John Engelhardt from Anatomy and Cell Biology (dual PI's).
    • Early Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes
    • NIH - RC2
    • Providers just over $4.45 million over 3 years.
  • Jennifer Bermick, MD from the Division of Neonatology
    • Understanding the role of histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation in neonatal innate immune development under normal and inflammatory conditions
    • NIH - R01
    • Provides just over $1.5 million over 4 years.
  • Lyndsay Harshman, MD from the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation, along with Dr. Elizabeth Chrischilles in the College of Public Health
    • Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Disease
    • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) / Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Provides $5 million over 3 years.
    • UI will be one of 18 centers across the country participating
  • Neeraja Swaminathan, MD (research fellow), from the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    • Mentor: Dr. Anjali Sharathkumar
    • Elucidating the age-dependent variation of clinical and laboratory phenotype of hemophilia carriers along with prescription trends of hemostatic therapies - Analysis of the ATHNdataset
    • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, Inc. (“HTRS”) and the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (“ATHN”)
    • Provides $60,000 for one year, with the possibility of extension
  • Dr. Janice Staber from the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    • Platelet Activation in Cystic Fibrosis
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Provides $112,000 over 2 years
  • Beth Newell, MD from the Division of Critical Care
    • Junior RPOE Award
    • Iowa Neuroscience Institute/Carver Trust
    • $150,000/year for two years, beginning July 1, 2021
  • Jessica Zimmerman, MD from the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    • Understanding idelalisib-induced glucocorticoid potentiation in high-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (UIHC)
    • $10,000
  • Damian Krysan, MD, PhD from the Division of Infectious Diseases
    • Systematic in vitro and in vivo genetic analysis of C. albians protein kinases
    • Sponsor: NIH
    • Provides $435,944 over 2 years
  • David Gordon, MD, PhD from the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    • Sarcoma P01 Support
    • Sponsor: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • $53,282
  • Patrick Sinn, PhD from the Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    • Intercellular Transfer of Cytoplasm and Measles Virus Through Nectins
    • Sponsor: Mayo Clinic/NIH
    • Provides $358,268 over 4 years
  • Elizabeth Newell, MD from the Division of Critical Care
    • Targeting the microglial response following pediatric traumatic brain injury
    • Sponsor: Iowa Neuroscience Institute
    • $50,000
    • Dr. Newell seeks to identify age-dependent and cell-specific mechanisms of chronic neurodegeneration following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Annually, 500,000 children suffer from TBI resulting in 7,000 TBI-related deaths. There are no pharmacologic therapies for TBI. Due to the significant brain maturation that occurs across childhood and adolescence, an improved understanding of age-dependent secondary injury responses is necessary for effective therapy development. The goal of this project is to identify age-dependent alterations in microglial reactivity that impact brain recovery and represent therapeutic targets. As TBI is a leading cause of pediatric death and disability, translation of this research has the potential to dramatically impact childhood health
  • Paul McCray, MD from the Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    • A team of cystic fibrosis experts with University of Iowa Health Care, led by Dr. Paul McCray from the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, has been awarded a grant to research molecular therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease.
    • Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Provides $11.5 million over 5 years
  • Kelly Schieltz, PhD and Matt O’Brien, PhD (co-PI’s), from Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Interdisciplinary Training Project in Special Education and School Psychology
    • Sponsor: US Department of Education/Office of Special Education
    • Provides just over $1.5 million over 5 years
    • A training grant where all objectives are focused on the outcomes of the graduate students. The focus of the training is to prepare students in intensive interventions and assessment for school-aged children with disabilities who have high intensity needs.”
  • Charles Grose, MD (ID)
    • Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPSII) Study
    • Sponsor: NIH/University of California, San Francisco
    • $75,000 over 2 years
  • Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD (Neurology)
    • R01: Water and chloride movement in neurons during seizure activity
    • Sponsor: NIH
    • Provides just over $2.1 million over 5 years

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021