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