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2013 Awardees

Award Type: Pilot 

Pi: Yvonne Bombard | MSKCC | Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Co-Pi: Mark Robson | MSKCC | Medicine
Co-Pi:
Kasmintan Schrader | MSKCC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Personal genomics: A pilot study assessing the safety and efficacy study of receiving genome sequencing results 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Gloria Chiang | WCMC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Lilja Solnes | WCMC | Radiology

Title of Proposal: Effects of Type 2 diabetes and glycemic control on brain amyloid deposition in nondemented adults

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Tracy Dennis | HCSON | Nursing
Co-Pi: Robin Kalish | WCMC | Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title of Proposal: A Mobile Application for Reducing Anxiety and Stress during Pregnancy: Efficacy and Treatment-Related Biomarkers 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Lynn Francesconi | Hunter College | Chemistry
Co-Pi: Jason Lewis | MSKCC | Radiology

Title of Proposal: Ligand development for targeted Positron Emission Tomography using the radioisotope Zirconium-89 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: David Foster | Hunter College | Medicine
Co-Pi: Yuan-Shan Zhu | WCMC | Medicine

Title of Proposal: Targeting PLD-mTOR survival signals in androgen-independent prostate cancer 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Laura Kirkman | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Louis Weiss | Albert-Einstein College | Medicine

Title of Proposal:  Drug Screening and in vitro cultivation of Babesia, a bloodborne parasite of emerging public health concer

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Francis Lee | WCMC | Psychiatry
Co-Pi: Diana Bratu | Hunter College | Biology

Title of Proposal: Role of Slitrk5 in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Lonny Levin | WCMC | Pharmacology
Co-Pi: Jocen Buck | WCMC | Pharmacology  
Co-Pi:
 Fraser Glickman | Rockefeller University | High Throughput Screening Resource Center
Co-Pi: Nathan Radcliffe | WCMC | Ophthalmology

Title of Proposal: Screening approved FDA drugs for sAC inhibitors and activators to modulate intraocular pressure in patients with hypotony or glaucoma

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Theresa Lu | HSS | Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Pi: Cynthia Magro | WCMC | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Title of Proposal: Targeting dendritic cells in scleroderma

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: David Mootoo | Hunter College Gene Center | Chemistry
Co-Pi: Xiaojing Ma | WCMC | Microbiology

Title of Proposal: Glycolipid immunostimulants with clinical potential 

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Anthony Sauve | WCMC | Pharmacology
Co-Pi: Yves Boisclair | Cornell University | Animal Science

Title of Proposal: Reversal of obesogenic programming in newborns through dietary fortification with the vitamin B3 precursor nicotinamide riboside

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Award Type: Pilot

Pi: Nicholas Schiff | WCMC | Brain and Mind Institute
Co-Pi: Esteban Fridman | WCMC | Neurology and Neuroscience   

Title of Proposal: Role of the dopaminergic system in consciousness recovery following severe brain injury

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Award Type: Community

Pi: May-May Leung | Hunter College | Public Health
Co-Pi: Katherine Van-Oss | WCMC | Public Health
Co-Pi: Melanie Wilson-Taylor | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: Voices through Cameras: Utilizing photovoice to understand perceived barriers and facilitators to healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors in obese adolescents residing in underserved communities in New York City

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Chi-Chang Chu | Cornell University | Biomedical Engineering
Co-Pi: Jason A Spector | WCMC | Surgery

Title of Proposal: Novel Biomaterial Coating for Existing Medical Devices to Solve Their Inherent Challenge of Foreign-Body Induced Inflammatory Response

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Shari Gelber | WCMC | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Pi: Jonanthan Butcher | CU-Ithaca | Biomedical Engineering

Title of Proposal: Minimally invasive device for real-time electromechanical assessment of pre-term labor risk

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Dan Luo | Cornell University | Biol. Environmental Engineering
Co-Pi: Christine M Salvatore | WCMC | Pediatrics

Title of Proposal: DNA Nanobarcode Quick-Test Diagnostic Device for Rapid, Multiplexed, Low-cost Pathogen Detection

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Mark Rosenblatt | WCMC | Ophthalmology
Co-Pi: David Putnam | CU-Ithaca | Biomedical Engineering

Title of Proposal: Novel silk films for ocular stem cell transplantation and tissue engineering

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Roger Härtl | WCMC | Neurological Surgery
Co-Pi: Lawrence J Bonassar | CU-Ithaca | Biomedical Engineering

Title of Proposal: Implantation of tissue engineered intervertebral discs into the beagle spine

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Alexander Matov | WCMC | Medicine
Co-Pi: Paraskevi Giannakakou | WCMC | Medicine/Hematology/Medical Oncology
Co-Pi: Scott T Tagawa | WCMC | Medicine/Hematology/Medical Oncology
Co-Pi: Olivier Elemento | WCMC | Physiology and Biophysics

Title of Proposal: Image Processing Algorithm for Automated Enumeration and Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) from Peripheral Blood of Prostate Cancer Patients

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Jason Lewis | MSKCC | Radiology
Co-Pi: Lynn Francesconi | Hunter Gene Center | Chemistry
Co-Pi: Brian Zeglis | MSKCC | Radiology

Title of Proposal: Pretargeted Methodology for the PET Imaging of Colorectal Cancer 

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Ed Purdue | HSS | Research

Title of Proposal: Nanomedicines to Suppress Tumor Cell Growth and Survival 

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Ling Qi | CU-Ithaca | Nutritional Science
Co-Pi: Anthony Suave | WCMC | Pharmacology

Title of Proposal: Nicotinamide Riboside on Adipose Inflammation in a Diet-Induced Obese Mouse 

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Award Type: Novel Technology Team

Pi: Pengbo Zhou | WCMC | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Title of Proposal: Identification of Ubiquitin Ligase as Predictive Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer 

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