Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Seed Grants

MCHRI Funded Partner

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) funds the Stanford Diabetes Research Center (DRC) Pilot and Feasibility Seed Grants for projects related to maternal and child health efforts.  


FY 2021 Awards

Monique Barakat, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) and Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Project Title: Morphological and Molecular/Cellular Profiling of Pancreatic Primary Cilia Across The Human Lifespan and in Pancreatitis

Yair Blumenfeld, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Project Title: Fasting Versus Fed: Effect of Oral Intake Prior to the Glucose Tolerance Test in Pregnancy

Danny Chou, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Diabetes)
Project Title: Next Generation Insulin Therapeutics Enabled by Computational Protein Design

2020 Awards

Laya Ekhlaspour, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
Project Title: Modeling and Modulating Insulin Delivery in Automated Insulin Delivery Systems to Accommodate for Meal Compositions

Eric Foote, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)
Project Title: Expanding Global Access to Insulin by Eradicating the Cold Chain

James Priest, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Project Title: Dissecting Mechanisms of Maternal Diabetic Risk for Congenital Heart Disease in Offspring

2018 Awards

Eric A. Appel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Co-Is: Bruce Buckingham, MD, Pediatrics; David Maahs, MD, PhD; Pediatrics 
Project Title: Novel Ultra-fast Insulin Formulations for Diabetes Treatment

H. Tom Soh, PhD (Faculty Sponsor)
Professor, Electrical Engineering and of Radiology
PI: Amani Hariri, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Radiology, and ChEM-H Institute
Collaborators: Jelena Vuckovic, PhD, Electrical Engineering; Seung Kim, MD, PhD, Developmental Biology
Project Title: Real-time biosensor for continuous in vivo detection of glucose