2012 Pediatrics Pilot Grant Awardees

Investigator's Name Pediatrics Section Project Title
Marni E. Axelrad, PhD Psychology Efficacy of a Brief Behavioral Intervention to treat ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors in Preschool Aged Children: A Randomized Control Trial
Fida Bacha, MD Endocrinology & Metabolism Ectopic Hepatic Fat in Hispanic Youth: Risk for Endothelial Dysfunction?
Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, PhD Hematology/Oncology The role of caspase-2 as a tumor suppressor
Eric Chiou, MD Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Dilation of Intercellular Spaces as a Morphologic Marker of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Epithelial Permeability in Children
Bruno Chumpitazi, MD, MPH Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Characterizing the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome in Adolescent Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Jonathan Flanagan, PhD Hematology/Oncology Determining the role of candidate genetic mutations in the development of stroke in patients with sickle cell anemia
Michael J. Heffernan, PhD Tropical Medicine Microparticle-Based DNA Vaccine for Treating Ureaplasma Infection
Caridad Martinez, MD Hematology/Oncology Regulatory T cells in autoimmune diseases after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Jodi Muscal Hematology/Oncology Pre-clinical Evaluation of Aurora Kinase Inhibitor, MLN8237, for the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Michele Redell, MD, PhD Hematology/Oncology Dysfunctional IL6-Stat3 Signaling in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Scott Wenderfer, MD Renal Novel Auto-antibody Markers of Lupus Nephritis