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 2022 Awards

Shivani Gaiha, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Study Title: Countering E-cigarette Marketing in the Retail Environment among Adolescents and Young Adults

Lauren Harrison, PhD
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain
Study Title: Agile Development of a Digital Exposure Treatment for Youth with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

David Paik, PhD
Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute
Study Title: Identifying novel role of angiocrine signaling in pathobiology of left ventricular non-compaction

Martin Pfaller, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics - Cardiology
Study Title: Computational Stability Analysis to Predict Heart Failure after Myocardial Infarction

Alison Schroer Vander Roest
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics - Cardiology

Ina Stelzer, PhD
Instructor, Aneshesiology - Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Study Title: Neuromodulation of maternal immune adaptions in pregnancy

Mark Wilkes, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Study Title: Characterization of the Role of Nemo-like Kinase in Normal and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Models of Erythropoiesis

Bo Zhou, MD
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Study Title: A novel method to resolve the complex genome rearrangements of the large copy number variants (CNVs) associated with psychiatric disorders

Past Awards