2016 Pediatrics Pilot Grant Awardees

Investigator's Name Pediatrics Section Project Title
Saurabh Agarwal, PhD, MS Hematology/Oncology Epigenetic Targeting of Neuroblastoma Cancer Stem Cells
Wendy Allen-Rhoades, MD, BS Hematology/Oncology Validation of a Plasma MicroRNA Panel as a Biomarker for Osteosarcoma
Sara Anvari, MB,ChB Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Defining Biomarkers of Successful Peanut Oral Immunotherapy
Eveline Barbieri, MD Hematology/Oncology Targeting MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma through RORĪ± activation.
Jenny Despotovic, DO Hematology/Oncology Genetic variants and gene expression patterns in acute and chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
John Hollier, MD, BS Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Efficacy of Prerecorded Guided Imagery Session on Pediatric Gastrointestinal Pain Disorders Managed in Primary Care
Andrew Landstrom, MD, BS Cardiology The role of junctophilin-2 in the regulation of cardiac nodal tissue
Jennette Moreno, PhD, MA Nutrition Assessment of differences in children's circadian rhythms during the school year and summer vacation
Robin Parihar, MD, PhD Hematology/Oncology Testing a novel non-invasive method to assess the efficacy of tumor microenvironment-directed immune therapy
Sarah Sartain, MD, BS Hematology/Oncology The Linkage between Hemostasis-Thrombosis, Complement, and Inflammation in the pathophysiology of Thrombotic Microangiopathy.