Instructor K Award Support

"NIH K awards are extremely valuable in supporting the salary and career of junior investigators, but do not provide enough support for the research costs, and the additional help from the MCHRI is crucial to being able to conduct the proposed research. I look forward to using these funds in my research focused on preventing graft-versus-host disease, which causes significant morbidity and mortality in children undergoing stem cell transplantation. My overall goal is to make stem cell transplantation a safer way to cure cancer and other blood diseases."

Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

FY 2021 Awards

John Hegarty, PhD
Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Project Title: Targeting the Neurology of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors on Children with Autism Using N-Acetycysteine

Gayathree (Gaya) Murugappan, MD
Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
Project Title: Stanford Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program

Daniel Tawfik, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Project Title: Development and Validation of a Prediction Model to Address Physician Burnout

Jessie Wong, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Diabetes)
Project Title: Family Matters: Optimizing Family –Based Interventions for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Past Awards