Bridge Support Awards

"I'm very happy and thankful that MCHRI was able to bridge the gap in our NIH R01 funding so that we did not need to shut down operations in Kenya this year and endure significant social capital loss. I am very grateful for the MCHRI Bridge Support, as well as funding that my postdocs have and are receiving through the Postdoctoral Support Program."

Angelle Desiree Labeaud, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

2023 Awards

Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Study Title: Elucidating the functions of red blood cell factors in malaria parasite invasion

Daniel Ennis, PhD
Professor, Radiology
Study Title: Fast and Accurate 4D-Flow MRI for Pediatrics

Scott S. Hall, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Study Title: Implementing Telehealth-Enabled Behavioral Interventions for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Carlos Milla, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Pulmonary, Asthma & Sleep Medicine)
Study Title: Pathogenesis of Pf Bacteriophages in Pseudomonas Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections

Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine)
Study Title: Mechanisms Underlying Defects of Morphogenesis in 22q11 Deletion Syndrome


2022 Awards

Dawn Siegel, MD
Professor, Dermatology
Project Title: Functional validation of genomic variants contributing to structural brain and heart defects in PHACE syndrome
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine)
Project Title: Adenylate Kinase 2 Deficiency and the Failure of Myelopoiesis


2021 Awards

Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)
Project Title: Optimizing Perinatal Care Regionalization

Suzanne Tharin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Project Title: An Evolutionarily Acquired MicroRNA Cluster Shapes Development of Mammalian Cortical Projections

2019 Awards

Yvonne Maldonado, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Health Research and Policy
Project Title: A Genomic Tool for Identifying Pathogenic Circulating Vaccine‐Derived Polioviruses

Henry C. Lee, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine)
Project Title: Implementing an Individualized Prediction Tool for Periviable Birth in Order to Improve Outcomes

2018 Awards

Manisha Desai, PhD
Professor, Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) and Biomedical Data Science
Project Title: Novel Statistical Methods for Analysis of Accelerometer Data:  Improving Estimates of Children’s Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Sleep in Free-Living Settings

Desiree LaBeaud, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Disentangling the Human‐Vector Relationship to Disrupt Dengue and Chikungunya Transmission in Kenya

Julie Parsonnet, MD
George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Project Title: A Birth Cohort for Understanding Environmental Influences on Infant Immunity and Health

"I have really appreciated the financial support for our research program from the MCHRI. The Maternal and Neonatal Safety Learning Lab was initially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the MCHRI Bridge Funding Award has allowed us to keep up the momentum in pursuing these projects while we await funding from other extramural sources."

Henry C. Lee, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine)