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2011 Irving Institute/CTO Award Recipients


Award Recipient Title Department Research Proposal
Susanne E. Ahmari, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Using Optogenetic Technology to Test Involvement of Orbitofrontal Cortex Pathology in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anjali Ganda, MD, MS Instructor in Clinical Medicine HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux, monocytosis, and accelerated atherosclerosis in patients with chronic kidney disease
Laura Geraldino, MD Clinical Instructor Medicine - Rheumatology Anti-Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies: Surrogate Markers of Cardiac Dysfunction and/or Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?
Kevin Kalinsky, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine The investigation of the novel AKT inhibitor on magnetic resonance spectroscopy in women with operable invasive breast cancer
Joshua Kantrowitz, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry NMDA and Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia
Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Genetic Causes of IgA Nephropathy by Next Generation Sequencing
David K. Leung, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology Functional Imaging in Pancreatic Cancer: Investigations of a New Tumor Specific PET Radiotracer
Julian Mackay-Wiggan, MD, MS Assistant Clinical Professor Dermatology A randomized placebo controlled study of IL triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of Alopecia Areata and investigation of biomarkers in patients with alopecia areata
Catherine Monk, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Psychiatry Electrophysiological Development in Toddlers of Adolescent Mothers: Association with Maternal Antenatal Stress and Nutrition
John P. Morrow, MD Assistant Professor Medicine - Cardiology PKG activation to protect against arrhythmias in animal models of LQTS and diabetic cardiomyopathy
Gabrielle Page-Wilson, MD Instructor Medicine Treatment of hyperprolactinemia with the non-ergoline dopamine agonist ropinirole - A dose escalation study of efficacy and tolerability
Paul J. Planet, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow Pediatrics Adaptation of MRSA to ethanol-based microbicides: impact of a novel alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhC) on epidemiology and virulence
Tara M. Randis, MD Assistant Professor Pediatrics New Approaches to Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
Igor Shuryak, MD, PhD Associate Research Scientist Center for Radiological Research Low Dose Prophylactic Mammary Irradiation to Reduce Contralateral Second Breast Cancer Risks
Douglas M. Sproule, MD Instructor Neurology Body Composition, Nutrition and Energy Utilization in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Anette Wu, MD, MPH Associate Research Scientist Medicine - Oncology Induction of Liver Allograft Tolerance through Bone Marrow Transplantation: Translational Pre-clinical Pilot Study in Monkeys

 


2010 Irving Institute/CTO Award Recipients


Award Recipient Title Department Research Proposal
Julian Abrams, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine – Digestive and Liver Diseases Use of a gastrin-receptor antagonist for chemoprevention in patients with Barrett's esophagus
Emilio Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Pediatrics A mechanistic link of obesity-associated asthma: Leptin mediates lung physiology via a central nervous system relay
Gudrun Aspelund, MD Assistant Professor Surgery Interval Appendectomy Compared with Nonoperative Treatment for Perforated Appendicitis in Children
Jae H. Choi, MD, MS Assistant Professor Neurology Non-Invasive Quantification of Cerebral Autoregulation in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke and Increased Risk for Ischemic Stroke
Hatice Duygu Onat, PhD Associate Research Scientist Medicine Type 2 Diabetes and Vascular Disease in Human Studies: The Interplay of Systemic Endothelial Activation and Inflammatory Cell Stress during Disease Progress
Christoph Kellendonk, PhD Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Psychiatry A Translational Study: Methylphenidate Effects on Frontostriatal Circuits in ADHD
Laura B. McIntire, PhD Associate Research Scientist Pathology and Cell Biology In vivo efficacy of a new class of CNS targeted amyloid lowering compounds
Jose F. Morales, PhD Associate Research Scientist Joint Center for System Biology The Lymphoid Malignancy Phenome Score
Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD Assistant Professor Surgery Assessment of Vascular Disease Frequency, Risk Factors, and Outcomes in Hispanic Patients
Andrew B. Munkacsi, PhD Associate Research Scientist Pediatrics Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase as a Treatment of Neurodegeneration and Defective Cholesterol Transport in Niemann-Pick type C Disease
David C. Riley, MD, MS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Medicine Emergency Department Real Time Cannulation of the Internal Jugular Vein on the First Attempt: Ultrasound-Guided Short-Axis vs. Long-Axis Method
P. Christian Schulze, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Medicine Effects of Glutamine and Fish Oil on Muscle Function in Heart Failure (GlutFish-HF)
Aviva Bracha Sopher, MD, MS Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow Pediatrics Body composition and metabolic manifestations of insulin resistance in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome: Ectopic fat deposition and metabolic markers
Krishna Surapaneni, MD, MPH Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow Radiology In Vivo MRI Immune Cell Tracking and Quantification of Target Natural Killer (NK) Cell Immunotherapy for Poor Risk Childhood B-Cell (CD20+) Lymphoma/Leukemia
Arun Swaminath, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases The use of positron emission tomography, inflammatory makers, and intestinal stem cell concentration to predict response to treatment of small bowel Crohn's disease with biologic therapy: A Pilot Study
Edward Thorp, PhD Associate Research Scientist Medicine Soluble MER in CVD

 

2009 Irving Institute/CTO Award Recipients


Award Recipient Title Department Research Proposal
Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD Instructor Neurology Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Strengthen Corticospinal Connections and Promote Recovery After Injury
Neil R. Gleason, MD Instructor Anesthesiology GABAa Receptors on Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Influence Blood Pressure
Kara J. Gross, MD Assistant Professor Pediatrics Serotonin depletion in the prevention and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Biomarker Profiling for Pediatric Appendicitis
Michelle Lee, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine Changes in Gut Hormones and Neural Control of Food Intake in Hypothalamic Obesity
Antonio Mantovani, MD, PhD Associate Research Scientist Psychiatry Modulation of Premotor and Motor Circuits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) Study
Igor Matushansky, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Medicine - Oncology Implementing and Imaging Epigenetic Based Differentiation Therapy for Solid Tumors
June Wu, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Surgery The role of Notch3 signaling in the pathogenesis of hemangiomas

2008 Irving Institute/CTO Award Recipients


Award Recipient Title Department Research Proposal
Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology Neurology The Role of Coenzyme Q10 in Pathogenesis and Therapy of Intractable Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Hippocampal Sclerosis
Jan Claassen, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Neurology Impact of Electrographic Seizures and Periodic Epileptiform Patterns on Neuronal Function and Outcome in Brain Injured Patients
Raphael Clynes, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Medicine Induction of Tumor Immunity in Untreated CLL Patients Through the Use of Rituximab and Denileukin Diftitox
Charles J. DiMaggio, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Anesthesiology Retrospective Cohort Analysis of the Effects of Anesthesia on Behavioral and Developmental Disorders in Young Children
Barry Hudson, PhD Associate Research Scientist Surgery - Preoncology The Soluble Splice Variant of RAGE is a Protective Mechanism Against Tumorigenesis and Metastasis
Daniel Kass, MD Instructor in Clinical Medicine Medicine Targeting the MetAP2 Pathway in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Marilyn Morris, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Clinical Care - Ethics Pediatric Minimal Risk Research: a Parental Perspective
David Paik, MD Associate Research Scientist Ophthalmology Developmentof a Pharmacologic Alternative to Therapeutic Corneal Cross-Linking Using Aliphatic Beta-Nitro Alcohols (Proprietary Columbia University Technology)
Gissette Reyes, MD Instructor Medicine - Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Lipoprotein Metabolism in Obese Postmenopausal Metabolically Healthy Obese Versus Metabolically Abnormal Obese Women
Mishaela Rubin, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine - Endocrinology Osteocalcin and Glucose Homeostasis in Hypoparathyroidism
Bret Rutherford, MD Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow Pediatrics Expectancy Effects and Treatment of Depression: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms
Aaron Turkish, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Pediatrics - Developmental Drugs Development of a Novel Murine Model of Skin Disease

2007 Irving Institute/CTO Award Recipients


Award Recipient Title Department Research Proposal
Richard C. E. Anderson, MD Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Neurology Identification of CD24 as a target for antibody-based immunotherapy for pediatric medulloblastoma
Raphael Clynes, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Medicine Converting passive to active immunity: Correlation of HER-2 specific T cell responses and clinical outcomes in patients treated with traztuzumab
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine - Cardiology Effects of patient habitus and breast shielding on radiation dose in coronary computed tomography angiography
Charles W. Emala, MD Associate Professor Anesthesiology GABA a- mediated relaxation of airway smooth muscle
Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology Pediatrics Treatment of T-ALL with gamma-secretase inhibitors
Ali Gharavi, MD Assistant Professor Medicine Genetic studies of acute renal allograft rejection
Seunghee Kim-Schulze, PhD Associate Research Scientist Surgery Targeting Inhibitory Receptor ILT3 in Immunotherapy
Robert Klitzman, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Sociomedical Sciences Views and approaches toward pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and barriers to its use among providers and patients
Laurel Mayer, MD Irving Assistant Professor Psychiatry Understanding the neural circuitry of eating disorders
Arielle D. Stanford, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Psychiatry Delineating and modulating the circuitry of volition: Treatment development in schizophrenia
Drew V. Tortoriello, MD Assistant Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology Long-acting mullerian ihibiting substance analogue for the treatment of endometriosis
Qin Wang, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology Surgery Endothelial Cell Injury During High Dose IL-2 Immunotherapy
William Whang, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine - Cardiology Pilot studies of ventricular remodeling, microvolt t-wave alternans and sudden cardiac death
Ismee Williams, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Pediatrics - Endocrinology The impact of congenital heart disease on fetal and neonatal neurologic structure and function
Michael Yin, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Medicine - Infectious Diseases Development and validation of a multiplex PCR assay for rapid diagnosis of ventriculostomy related infections
Yi-Hao Yu, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Medicine Using dietary leucine supplementation to modify cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese adult human subjects