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2015 Awardees

Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Oleh Akchurin | WCMC | Pediatrics  
Co-Pi: Mary Choi | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Growth delay in juvenile chronic kidney disease: the role of TNF-alpha pathway  

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: John Arbo | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Augustine Choi | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Paul Heerdt | WCMC | Anesthesiology

Title of Proposal: A Composite Hemodynamic (Heart Rate Variability) and Plasma Biomarker (Circulating Mitochondrial DNA) Measure for the Early Detection of Severe Sepsis 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Yung-Fu Chang | Cornell University | Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science
Co-Pi: Steven Lipkin | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Human colon stem cell organoids for the study of C. difficile virulence factors    

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: John Chapin | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Sujit Sheth | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: Life Course Study of Thalassemia 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Emily Dodwell | HSS | Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Co-Pi: Lisa Ipp | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: Proximal Femoral Resection-Interposition Arthroplasty versus Subtrochanteric Valgus Osteotomy for Hip Subluxation in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Paul Feinstein | Hunter College | Biological Sciences
Co-Pi: Nikica Zaninovic | WCMC | Reproductive Medicine

Title of Proposal: Controlling Aneuploidy in Embryonic Stem Cells 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Lisa Fortier | Cornell University | Orthopedics
Co-Pi: Hazel Szeto | WCMC | Pharmacology

Title of Proposal: Therapeutic targeting of mitochondria to prevent osteoarthritis 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Jing Gao | WCMC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Levi Waldron | Hunter College | Public Health
Co-Pi:
James Chevalier | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Non-invasive Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging in Assessment of patients undergoing native kidney biopsy 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Lorie Goshin | Hunter College | Nursing

Title of Proposal: The Bioecology of Relationships Between Mothers Under Community Criminal Justice Supervision and Their Children

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Michael Hoytt | Hunter College | Biological Sciences
Co-Pi: Christian Nelson | MSKCC | Biological Sciences

Title of Proposal: Goal Adjustment and Emotion Regulation in Young Adults with Testicular Cancer: A Biobehavioral Translational Approach 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Daylon James | WCMC | Reproductive Medicine
Co-Pi: Soon Cheong | Cornell University | Veterinary Medicine

Title of Proposal: Accelerated revascularization of cryopreserved ovarian tissue following xenograft 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Konstantinos Krampis | Hunter College | Bioinformatics
Co-Pi: Carlos Lijeron | Hunter College | Bioinformatics

Title of Proposal: Cross-platform, scalable Science as a Service (SciaaS) infrastructures for genomic sequencing data analysis

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Juhi Kumar | WCMC | Pediatrics
Co-Pi: Saurabh Mehta | Cornell University | Ecological Sciences

Title of Proposal: Gut Microbiome, Vitamin D and Donor Specific Antibodies in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Benedict Law | WCMC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Tracy Stokol | Cornell University | Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science

Title of Proposal: A new tumor-targeting approach for treatment of human and canine breast cancers 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Marla Lujan | Cornell University | Nutritional Sciences
Co-Pi: Steven Spandorfer | WCMC | Reproductive Medicine

Title of Proposal: 3D Ultrasonography for the evaluation of anovulatory disorders in lean and overweight women

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Hiroshi Matsui | Hunter College | Chemistry
Co-Pi: Haiying Zhang | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: Electric detection/separation of cancer-derived exosomes with novel lab-on-chips for therapeutics

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Douglas Mennin | Hunter College | Psychology
Co-Pi: Conor Liston | WCMC | Psychiatry

Title of Proposal: Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of an Emotion Regulation Training for Young Adults with Anxious Depression 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Olorunseun Ogunwobi | Hunter College | Biological Sciences
Co-Pi: Joseph Osborne | MSKCC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Brian Robinson | WCMC | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Title of Proposal: PVT1 exon 9 and aggressive prostate cancer in Black men 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Benjamin Ortiz | Hunter College | Biological Sciences
Co-Pi: Michel Sadelain | MSKCC | Center for Cell Engineering

Title of Proposal: Translating TCRa locus control region function to CAR gene therapy 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Thomas Reiner | MSKCC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Mande Holford | Hunter College | Chemistry

Title of Proposal: Discovery of Targeted Teretoxin Imaging Agents 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Jane Salmon | HSS | Medicine
Co-Pi: Timothy Hla | WCMC | Pathology and Labratory Medicine

Title of Proposal: Dysregulated S1P signaling and vascular injury in Systemic lupus erythematosus 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Anurag Sharma | WCMC | Pediatrics
Co-Pi: Largus Angenent | Cornell University | Biological and Environmental Engineering
Co-Pi:
Stefan Worgall | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: Virus-induced changes in airway microbiome in asthma

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Guanglei Xiong | WCMC | Radiology
Co-Pi: James Min | WCMC | Radiology

Title of Proposal: Robotics-driven Printing of Curved 3D Structures for Manufacturing Cardiac Therapeutic Devices

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Award Type: Community

Pi: Kristen Marks | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Benjamin Eckhardt | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Health behavioral changes associated with co-located antiviral treatment and needle exchange program for hepatitis C infected people who actively inject drugs

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Award Type: Community

Pi: Grace Sun | WCMC | Ophthalmology
Co-Pi: Joseph Saladino | Hunter College | Nursing

Title of Proposal: Weill Cornell Tele-ophthalmology Screening Program 

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Award Type: Community

Pi: Kunsook Bernstein | Hunter College | Nursing

Title of Proposal: Limited English Proficiency, Health, and Healthcare among Older Immigrants 

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Award Type: Community

Pi: Donna Nickitas | Hunter College | Nursing

Title of Proposal: Experience in Udergraduate Nursing student Assigned to Heart-to-Heart

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Award Type: Novel Research and Methodology

Pi: Lawrence Bonassar | Cornell University | Biomedical Engineering
Co-Pi: Roger Hartl | WCMC | Neurological Surgery

Title of Proposal: Injectable Tissue Engineered Patches to Enhance Long Term Repair of the Annulus Fibrosus 

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Award Type: Novel Research and Methodology

Pi: Lisa Mandl | HSS | Medicine
Co-Pi: Randy Longman | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: The Association of Inflammation and the Microbiome in Crohn's Associated Spondyloarthritis (SpA) 

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Award Type: Novel Research and Methodology

Pi: Joseph Rella | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: William Dichtel | Cornell University | Chemistry

Title of Proposal: Determining Optimal Semiconducting Polymers for a Cyanide Gas Detector

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Award Type: Novel Research and Methodology

Pi: Hans-Guido Wendel | MSKCC | Cancer Biology & Genetics
Co-Pi: Wayne Tam | WCMC | Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Title of Proposal: Functional Characterization of ibrutinib resistant BTK mutations 

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