Grant & Postdoctoral Awards

Fall 2016

Category 1:  Pilot/Early Career

Daniel Abrams, PhD
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child Psychiatry
Project: Longitudinal development of brain systems underlying voice processing in children with ASD

Tamar Green, MD
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project: Brain and Behavior in Noonan Syndrome

Ngan F. Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Project: Bilayered Nanofibrillar Vascular Graft for Treatment of Congenital Heart Defect

Prasanna Jagannathan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Project: Impact of DHA-PQ chemoprevention in pregnancy on transfer of antimalarial antibodies to newborn

Jiangbin Ye, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Biology
Project: Targeting one-carbon unit metabolism for neuroblastoma differentiation

Category 2:  New Idea

Valerie Baker, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Project: Vascular health of children conceived via in vitro fertilization

Anne Dubin, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Cardiology
Project: Stress inoculation through virtual reality in the pediatric electrophysiology laboratory

Sarah Heilshorn, PhD
Associate Professor, Materials Science, Bioengineering
Project: Development of a Tissue-Engineered Small Intestine

Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, MD, MS
Professor, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases 
Project: The Spectrum of Zika Disease in Grenada

Olivia Martinez, PhD
Professor, Surgery, Abdominal Transplantation
Project: Evaluating for viral etiologies associated with liver failure of unknown etiology

Karen J. Parker, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Project: Biomarker discovery in children with autism

Lee Sanders, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Project: School-System Consequences of Birth Outcomes: A Medical School-Education School-School District Collaborative

Dennis Wall, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Systems Medicine
Project: The GapMap Project: A mobile surveillance system to map autism as well as gaps in autism services globally

Category 4:  Postdoctoral Fellows

Barbara Baro, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Project: Discovering essential host factors for Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Lang Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project: Representation and connectivity abnormality underlying face processing deficit in children with ASD

Julia Co, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Project: Elucidating Salmonella enterica Typhi infection using a novel human intestinal organoid model

Marianne Goodwin, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine
Project: Gene editing of the FOXP3 gene for the cure of IPEX syndrome 

Marko Jakovljevic, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiology, Pediatric Radiology
Project: Functional Ultrasound Imaging in the Neonate Brain using Coherent Flow Power Doppler

Sooyeon Lee, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Project: The role of Succinate Dehydrogenase Subunit B (SDHB) In ?-cell Biology and Diabetes

Jianfeng Li, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Orthopedic Surgery
Project: Engineering 3D in vitro co-culture models for deciphering pediatric brain tumor-vascular

Szu-Yuan Pu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Project: Roles of BMP2K in cell signaling and dengue viral infection

Category 1:  Pilot/Early Career

Funding Rates

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards
Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 16 105 36 34% $1,620,000
FY 15 119 36
30% $1,545,414
FY 14 120 40 33% $1,635,000
FY 13 64
66% $1,898,000
FY 12 38 26 68% $1,101,762
FY 11 63
33 52% $1,154,478