Dr. Peter Ferrazzano Receives UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational (ICTR) Pilot GrantPosted: October 2008
Peter Ferrazzano, MD, was a recent recipient of UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational (ICTR) pilot grant. His award, which provides $50,000 for one year, was given for his submitted project, “Real-time MRI in Pediatric Ischemic Brain Injury.” This collaborative project will examine the role of cellular ion transport proteins in cytotoxic edema formation after reperfusion of neuronal tissue following ischemia.
Dr. Sinisa Dovat Receives UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational (ICTR) Pilot GrantPosted: October 2008
Sinisa (Sunny) Dovat, MD, was also a recent recipient of a UW Institute for Clinical and Translational (ICTR) pilot grant. His type 1 pilot project is titled, “Pathogenesis of Childhood Leukemia” and proposes to understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to T cell leukemia, specifically by investigating the tumor-suppressing activity of the DNA binding protein, lkaros.
Dr. Pamela Kling Receives National Institutes of Health AwardPosted: September 2008
Pamela Kling, MD, is a recent recipient of a National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Supplement. This award is a supplement to Dr. Ronald Magness’ National Institutes of Health research project grant (R01) through the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The project is entitled, “Physiologic Cardiovascular & Uterine eNOS Responses: Role of Endogenous Estrogen” and provides $113,125 in direct costs/year over two years. This research builds on Dr. Magness’ grant and will explore further mechanisms involved in intrauterine growth retardation.
Dr. Judith Smith Receives UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Dean’s Scholar AwardPosted: September 2008
Judith Smith, MD, PhD, is a recent recipient of a UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Dean’s Scholar award. The award is for $75,000 in salary support and $25,000 in research expenses per year for a period of 2-4 years.
Dr. Smith received this award as her recent proposal entitled, “ER Stress and Cytokines in Ankylosing Spondylitis” to the UW ICTR Pilot Project program was ranked #1.
Dr. Marlowe Eldridge Receives National Institutes of Health Research AwardPosted: August 2008
Marlowe Eldridge, MD, is a recent recipient of a National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute research project grant (R01). The award is anticipated to be $250,000 in direct costs/year over five years. Dr. Eldridge’s submission is entitled, “Comprehensive Characterization of Intrapulmonary Arteriovenous Pathways in Health.”
The goal of this project is to better define the function regulation and consequences of newly identified lung blood vessels in health and disease.
Dr. Pamela Kling Receives MERC Collaborative Health Sciences Program AwardPosted: July 2008
Pamela Kling, MD, is a recent recipient of a Medical Education and Research Committee (MERC) Collaborative Health Sciences Program award. This grant is for $500,000 over two years and was awarded for Dr. Kling’s submission titled, “Closing the Gap on Pediatric Health Disparities: Discerning the Causes and Consequences of Iron Deficiency in Infancy.”
Her project partners with clinical and basic researchers in concert with an existing screening program run by the State Maternal and Child Health Department.
Dr. Sinisa Dovat Receives St. Baldrick's Career Development AwardPosted: July 2008
Sinisa (Sunny) Dovat, MD, is a recent recipient of a St. Baldrick's Career Development Award that will provide $110,000 in support for three years with eligibility for additional funding for years four and five. St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Established in 2000, it has sponsored fundraising events that have taken place in 18 countries and 48 U.S. states, raising over $49.5 million.
Dr. Bruce Klein Awarded Named Professorship
Dr. Bruce Klein, was recently awarded a named professorship from the Graduate School Research Committee. The award carries with it a $75,000 flexible research fund for the period of July 1, 2008 through June 20, 2013. His professorship will be titled the Gerard B. Odell Professor of Pediatrics.
Dr. Bruce Klein Receives Sandler Program for Asthma Research (SPAR) Award
Dr. Bruce Klein was recently awarded funding from the Sandler Program for Asthma Research (SPAR) through its Senior Investigator Award program. The award comes with $250,000 per year for three years and is given to senior researchers whose primary research is not in the field of asthma. Dr. Klein's proposal hypothesized that the principal MÆ receptor that senses chitin have not yet been elucidated; it induces influx of IL-4 producing cells and downstream products that dictate Th2 polarization and function of ab CD4 T-cells, and promotes the development of allergic asthma, during a vulnerable window in the susceptible host. To test this idea, he proposed to identify novel receptors for chitin, investigate receptors known to bind GlcNAc, and define how the activity and loss of these chitin receptors regulates Th2 cells and the pathogenesis of asthma in animal models.
Dr. Norm Fost Receives University of Oklahoma Biomedical Ethics Prize
Norm Fost, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and bioethics and director of the Program in Bioethics, has received the 2007 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Now in its founding year, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical ethics. Peer-nominated recipients demonstrate leadership in medical ethics through serving on appropriate committees or commissions, through advocacy of policies, provision, or organizations of services, serving as a role model in the field, and demonstration of innovation, creativity and commitment to addressing ethical issues in healthcare.
Fost is being honored for his extensive experience in ethical and legal issues in healthcare. He has been chair of the UW Health Sciences Human Subjects Committee and the UW Hospital and Clinics Ethics Committee for 29 years. He has published numerous articles in the field and has taught courses on human subjects research ethics at the FDA Staff College. He has served on numerous federal committees and commissions on a variety of ethical and regulatory issues. He currently serves on the Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Subcommittee and as chair of its Pediatrics Ethics Committee. He was a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Guidelines for Stem Cell Research, which published a report in 2005.