Instructor K Award Support

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) supports early career investigators who pursue an NIH K-award. The MCHRI recognizes that this NIH award series provides substantial salary support but limited research funding. It is the purpose of the MCHRI award to bolster this shortfall in research support to expand the number of future academic leaders in maternal and child health. 

FY 2019 Awards

Joseph M. Baker, PhD
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences)
Project Title: Investigation of the Role of Turner Syndrome on Approximate Number Sense

Ahmet Coskun, PhD
Instructor, Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program)
Project Title: Spatial Epigenomic Profiling of Immune Cell Signatures at Subcellular Resolution in Health and Diseases

Siyuan Ding, PhD
Instructor, Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Project Title: Genetic and Biochemical Interrogation of Rotavirus-Cohesin Interaction

Tamar Green, MD
Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences)
Project Title: Ras/MAPK Mutations Effects on the Developing Brain

Mingxia Gu, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Project Title: Uncovering Compensatory Mechanisms in Family Members with Disease Causing Mutations of Pulmonary Hypertension

Bereketeab Haileselassie, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Project Title: The Role of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dynamics in Sepsis-Induced Myocardial Dysfunction (SIMD)

Tiffany Ho, PhD
Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Project Title: The Roles of Inflammatory and Glutamalergic Processes in Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms Underlying Adolescent Depression

Juliet Klasing Knowles, MD, PhD
Instructor, Neurology (Child Neurology)
Project Title: Impact of Recurrent Seizures Upon Myelin Structure and Function

Trung Pham, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Dissecting Mechanisms of Granuloma Macrophage Polarization and Granuloma Formation in Chronic Salmonella Infection

David Vu, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Modulation of the B Cell Response to Dengue Virus Infection by Plasmodium Falciparum Co-Infection