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)
Study Title: Targeting the Neurology of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors on Children with Autism Using N-Acetycysteine

Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Pathology and Medicine (Hematology)
Study Title: Biochemisty of Platelet Desialylation

Jennifer Ikle, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Diabetes)
Study Title: Training Research Leaders in Type 1 Diabetes

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

Danielle Panelli, MD
Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Study Title: Stanford Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program

Molly Tanenbaum, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology & Diabetes) and Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism)
Study Title: ONBOARD: Overcoming Barriers & Obstacles to Adopting Diabetes Devices

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

Sriram Vaidyanathan, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
Study Title: A Universal Genome Editing Strategy to Develop an Airway Stem Cell Therapy for Cystic

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

Mollie Woodworth, PhD
Instructor, Ophtalmology
Study Title: Development and Regeneration of Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Vertebrate Retina

Past Awards