2014 Pediatrics Pilot Grant Awardees

Investigator's Name Pediatrics Section Project Title
Ronald Bernardi, MD, PhD Hematology/Oncology Combinatorial Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy in PTPN12-Deficient Pediatric Cancers
Jennifer Foster, MD Hematology/Oncology Pre-clinical evaluation of MLN4924, a novel NEDD-8 activating enzyme inhibitor, in pediatric malignancies
Andras Heczey, MD Hematology/Oncology Glypican-3 specific T cells to cure pediatric liver cancer
Marisa Hilliard, PhD Psychology Promoting resilience in youth with type 1 diabetes: Pilot of a strengths-based family intervention to improve diabetes outcomes
Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience Identifying post-translational regulators of SHANK3- toward developing targeted therapeutics for neuropsychiatric disorders in children
Dongfang Liu, PhD Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Super-resolution imaging of HIV-specific CTL immunological synapse
Silke Paust, PhD Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Pollen grains as trojan horses for child friendly oral vaccination
Elaine Seto, MD, PhD Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience Understanding the regulation of dopamine and its effects on movement, cognition, and behavior
Amy Sims, MD Cardiology Rheumatic Heart Disease in Malawi: Likely the Highest Prevalence in the World
Bernhard Suter, MD Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience In vivo analysis of motor cortex function in the MECP2 duplication mouse
Scott Wenderfer, MD Renal Novel Auto-antibody Markers of Lupus Nephritis
Janice Zawaski, PhD Hematology/Oncology The role of bone marrow in glioma radiotherapy response