Clinical Trainee Awards

Summer 2016

  • Elysia Alvarez, MD, MPH
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Project: Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients:  Access to Cancer Centers, California 1983-2013
  • Elizabeth Burgener, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary & Asthma
    Project: Pf Bacteriophage and Clinical Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Rachel Goldstein, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Project: EKG Characteristics and the Female Athlete Triad: Is it Really All about the Heart Rate?
  • Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
    Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics
    Project: Correction of Mucupolysaccharidosis type 1:  Targeting safe harbor loci using Genome Editing
  • Emily Johnston, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Project: Use of Non-Subspecialty Care by AYAs with Cancer: Implications for End-of-Life Care
  • Meena Kadapakkam, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Project: The role of long non-coding RNAs in Ewing sarcoma
  • Erin Kim, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology
    Project: Characterization of a Nedd4-2 Independent Pathway of ENaC and Aldosterone in the Cortical Collecting Duct
  • Sara Kleinman, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
    Project: Identification of Key Peanut Epitopes in Allergic Responses to Improve Clinical Testing
  • Jonathan Kort, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    Project: Genetic analysis of early human embryo development and clinical implications
  • Sara Kreimer, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Project: Targeting Neuronal Activity-Regulated Giloma Growth
  • Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Project: Expansion of regulatory and invariant natural killer T cells to suppress graft versus host disease
  • Noah McKittrick, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Project: Maternal/Fetal Parasitic Infections and the Effect on infant Vaccine Response
  • Laura Nally, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Project: Detecting Neonatal Hypoglycemia using Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Frank O'Brien, MBBCHBAO, BmedSci
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
    Project: Assessment of dialysis efficacy in pediatric patients
  • Anca Pasca, MD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
    Project: Developing a human in vitro model for encephalopathy of prematurity
  • Trung Pham, MD, PhD
    Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Project:  Functional characterization of Mucosa-Associated Invariant T cells in murine Salmonella Infection

Travis Piester, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology
Project: Towards personalized dosing: Predictive clinical markers and drug monitoring in inflammatory bowel disease

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery
Project: The role of sialic acid in pediatric brain tumor cell migration

Adam Sang, MD
Resident, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Project: Small molecule inhibitors as novel therapeutic for pediatric post-transplant EBV lymphomas

Talal Seddik, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project: Epidemiology, Microbiology and Outcomes of Bloodstream Infection in Children with Short Bowel Syndrome

Hilary Seeley, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Project: Assessment of Bone and Muscle Quality in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Candice Sheldon, MD
Clinical Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology
Project: Bone Microarchitecture, Strength and Mineral Metabolism in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Derek Yecies, MD
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery
Project: Developing MOZART imaging with targeted nanoparticles for the intraoperative detection of brain tumor margins

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications
#of Awards Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 16 31 23 74% $2,134,000
FY 15 27
20
74%
$1,683,000
FY 14
26 17 65% $1,545,000
FY 13 21
17 81% $1,341,200
FY 12 33
23 70% $1,401,000
FY 11 14 10 71% $734,000

Past Awards