New funding awards - June 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sponsored Research

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg of Cardiology has received an award (1T32-HG008955-01A1) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Postdoctoral training in genomic medicine research." Total funding will be $1,598,232.

Christopher Kontos of Cardiology has received an award (2T32-GM007171-43) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Medical Scientist Training Program." Total funding will be $6,132,730.

Gillian D. Schmidler of Clinical Pharmacology has received an award from the PhRMA Foundation for a project entitled "Center of Excellence in Value Assessment (Planning Grant)." Total funding will be $25,000.

Jennifer B. Green of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition has received a sub-award (4U01-DK098246-05) through George Washington University for a project entitled "Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) - Microbiome Collection." Total funding will be $517,175.

Mark Herman of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition has received a sub-award (1R01-DK108905-01A1) through the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "ChREBP Isoforms in Pancreatic Beta Cells." Total funding will be $17,531.

Yuval D. Patel (Mentor: Carl L. Berg) of Gastroenterology has received an award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for a project entitled "The Impact of Increasing Age on Waiting List and Post-Transplantation Outcomes for NAFLD Patients." Total funding will be $60,000.

Nelson J. Chao of Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy has received an award (1U01-AI133604-01) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Mitigators of Radiation-Induced Endovascular Injury: Targeting Tie2 and Thrombocytopenia." Total funding will be $2,729,336.

Marilyn J. Telen of Hematology has received an award (3T32-HL007057-41S1) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Transfusion Medicine and Hematology." Total funding will be $5,607.

Mehri McKellar of Infectious Diseases has received an award from the Wake County Human Services for a project entitled "Substance Abuse Center (SAC)." Total funding will be $75,000.

Mehri McKellar of Infectious Diseases has received an award from the NC Dept of Health and Human Services for a project entitled "Ryan White Part B Region 7 Network of Care." Total funding will be $424,527.               

Chris Woods of Infectious Diseases has received an award (N66001-17-2-4014) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled "PREdicting contagion using Systems And GEnomic analysis (PRESAGE)." Total funding will be $3,480,740.

Daniel J. George of Medical Oncology has received an award (PC161026 -W81XWH-17-2-0021) from the Department of Defense for a project entitled "PCRP Clinical Consortium: Duke University Clinical Research Site." Total funding will be $1,272,000.

Kevin C. Oeffinger of Medical Oncology has received a sub-award (4U24-CA055727-23) through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a project entitled "Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)." Total funding will be $12,268.

Richard F. Riedel of Medical Oncology has received an award from the Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration for a project entitled "SARC032." Total funding will be $132,500.

John H. Strickler of Medical Oncology has received an award from the Academic and Community Cancer Research United for a project entitled "Mountaineer-Phase ll (ACCRU)." Total funding will be $150,124.

Gentzon Hall of Nephrology has received an award (1K08-DK111940-01) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "The Role of Interleukin-15 Receptor-alpha Variants in the Pathogenesis of FSGS." Total funding will be $661,860.

Robert F. Spurney of Nephrology has received an award (2T32-DK007731-21) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Duke Training Grant in Nephrology." Total funding will be $1,076,703.

Myles Wolf of Nephrology has received a sub-award through Northwestern University for a project entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Injury Induced by FGF23 in the Settings of High Phosphate Diet and CKD." Total funding will be $228,034.

Myles Wolf of Nephrology has received an award (7R01-DK076116-11) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Role of FGF23 in Mineral Metabolism Across the Spectrum of Chronic Kidney Disease." Total funding will be $238,500.

Megan E. Clowse of Rheumatology and Immunology has received a sub-award (5-UM1AI110498-03) through the University of California - San Francisco for a project entitled "A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Milticenter Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of JBT-101 in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus."

Industry-sponsored Clinical Trials

Gary M. Felker of Cardiology has received an award from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for a project entitled "HFpEF Think Tank." Total funding will be $15,000.

William E. Kraus of Cardiology has received an award from Liposcience Inc. for a project entitled "Analysis of NMR lipoprotein and metabolite data of plasma obtained from CATHGEN and STRRIDE study participants." Total funding will be $36,067.

Renato D. Lopes of Cardiology has received an award from Sanofi US for a project entitled "SOTA Non-Outcomes Program." Total funding will be $1,394,133.

Robert J. Mentz of Cardiology has received an award from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for a project entitled "PROVIDE-HF: Patient Reported Outcomes inVestigation following Initiation of Drug therapy with Entresto (Valsartan/Sacubitril) in Heart Failure." Total funding will be $2,685,232.

Sydney G. Short of Cardiology has received an award from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for a project entitled "AUGUSTUS." Total funding will be $65,799.

Andrew Wang of Cardiology has received an award from Boston Scientific Corporation for a project entitled "Affairs of the Heart: Living with Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy." Total funding will be $2,500.

Manal F. Abdelmalek of Gastroenterology has received an award from Glympse Bio, Inc. for a project entitled "To evaluate how protease expression changes throughout the course of NASH." Total funding will be $58,830.

Juan Gonzalez Sepulveda of General Internal Medicine has received an award from Grifols USA, LLC for a project entitled "Immunoglobulin Therapies Based on Treatment Experience." Total funding will be $189,590.

Cristina Gasparetto of Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy has received an award from AbbVie Inc. for a project entitled "A Phase 1b, Open Label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation Study of Venetoclax and ABBV-838 Combinatoin Therapy with Dexamethasone in Subjects with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma." Total funding will be $10,180.

Gowthami Arepally of Hematology has received an award from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for a project entitled "Clinical Study Protocol for External Performance Evaluation of INNOVANCE Heparin on BCS XP, Method Comparison." Total funding will be $14,501.

Ara D. Metjian of Hematology has received an award from Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC for a project entitled "Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) versus LMWH +/- Warfarin for VTE in Cancer: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial (CANVAS Trial)." Total funding will be $2,750.

Nirmish R. Shah of Hematology has received an award from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. for a project entitled "A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study of GBT440 Administered Orally to Subjects with Sickle Cell Disease." Total funding will be $177,434.

Melissa D. Johnson of Infectious Diseases has received an award from Merck Sharp & Dohme for a project entitled "Retrospective Observational Study to Evaluate the "Real World" Effectiveness of Posaconazole Prophylaxis in Patients with Hematological Malignancies at Duke University Hospital." Total funding will be $192,894.

William Berry of Medical Oncology has received an award from Merck for a project entitled "Phase Ib/II Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Combination Therapies in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) (KEYNOTE-365)." Total funding will be $728,346.

Daniel J. George of Medical Oncology has received an award from Exelixis, Inc for a project entitled "Renal Cell Carcinoma Program - Practicum." Total funding will be $86,480.

Steven Patierno of Medical Oncology has received an award from AstraZeneca PLC for a project entitled "Duke-AZ Center for Digital Innovation in Supportive Care and Survivorship." Total funding will be $499,999.

Neal E. Ready of Medical Oncology has received an award from Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC for a project entitled "Nivolumab with or without nab-Paclitaxel in previously treated, advanced stage, non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized Phase II study." Total funding will be $81,520.

Pao-Hwa Lin of Nephrology has received a sub-award through the Institute for Medical Research, Inc. for a project entitled "CAPS1 and CAPS2 clinical trial." Total funding will be $8,542.

Jamie L. Todd of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine has received an award from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for a project entitled "Biomarkers Manuscripts." Total funding will be $349,841.

Momen Wahidi of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine has received an award from Spiration, Inc. for a project entitled "19-Gauge needle aspiration of thoracic lymph nodes." Total funding will be $72,200.

Virginia B. Kraus of Rheumatology and Immunology has received an award from Bioiberica, S.A. for a project entitled "Effects of Chondroitin Sulphate and Glucosamine on inflammatory cytokines in synovial cells." Total funding will be $54,936.