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 2023 Awards

Yair Bannett, MD
Instructor, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Study Title: Novel Quality Measures for Primary Care Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Irogue Igbinosa, MD
Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Study Title: Prevention of Severe Anemia at Time of Birth Admission to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Morbidity 

Elizabeth Mayne, MD, PhD
Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences - Child Neurology
Study Title: Network mechanisms of delayed, immune-dependent cognitive dysfunction after juvenile stroke

Sneha Ramakrishna, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Study Title: Pre-Treatment Correlates of Patient GD2 CAR T Cell Exhaustion and Memory Using Multi-Dimensional Immune Profiling

Ken Sutha, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Neonatology & Developmental Medicine)
Study Title: Patient-Derived Kidney Organoids for Modeling Kidney Injury


Past Awards