HuiChuan Lai, PhD, RD, Awarded NIH Funding with Emory University

Congratulations to HuiChuan Lai, PhD, RD, who will serve as a Co-Investigator/Subaward Principal Investigator for a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI) to Emory University, entitled, “Method Development for Survival Dynamic Regression in Chronic Disease Research.” This 4-year R01 renewal award to Principal Investigator Limin Peng, PhD (Emory University), will allow for continued collaboration utilizing de-identified data from Dr. Lai’s unique multi-center clinical study known as FIRST (Feeding Infants Right… from the STart), being conducted in 6 CF centers in 5 states (WI, IL, IN, MA, UT) to enroll 200 infants with CF diagnosed through newborn screening. Dr. Lai’s role in the subaward, worth over $141,000, along with Zhumin Zhang, PhD (Nutritional Sciences), will be to work with Dr. Peng to examine FIRST data and data from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry and provide data analysis and scientific interpretations in order to help identify optimal care for infants with Cystic Fibrosis.