8 Medicine faculty receive ENABLE grants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The PDC is pleased to announce that 25 PDC Members from eight clinical departments have received grants to expand their involvement in basic science research.  The Enhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE) program provides up to two years of salary support to PDC members to dedicate a portion of their effort working closely with a primary research team. 

The goals of the ENABLE program are to support the career development of PDC members and to embed a clinician into a research environment to advance the research and clinical program.  

The recipients from the Department of Medicine include:

  • Tristram Bahnson, MD (Cardiology): Pilot for Large Multi-center Outcomes Trials of Potentially Transformative Technology for Guiding Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Megan Clowse, MD (Rheumatology): The Investigation of Issues Surrounding Rheumatologic Disease During Pregnancy
  • Kristen Dicks, MD (Infectious Diseases): Understanding the Serofast State, Improved Treatment Algorithms for Patients with Syphilis, Improved Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction, and Potentially Novel Diagnostic Testing  for Syphilis 
  • Yuh-Chin T. Huang, MD (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine): Using 129Xe MRI to Phenotype Early Asthma
  • David Rizzieri, MD (Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy): Improved Immunotherapy Through NK Cell Activation
  • Ankoor Shah, MD (Rheumatology): Lymphocyte Profile Predictors of Pulmonary Disease in Systemic Sclerosis
  • John Strickler, MD (Medical Oncology): Collaboration to Test First-in-human Immuno-oncology Therapeutic Combinations
  • Thomas Weber, MD (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition): Use of Clinical, Biochemical and Cellular Profiling to Characterize Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Read the full list of recipients.