Chair's Research Award: Past Winners

Each year, the Department of Medicine provides resources through the Chair’s Research Award to fund up to two junior investigators in the Department who are making the transition to becoming independent scientists prior to their acquisition of extramural funding.

2018
Stacey Maskarinec, MD
Fellow, Infectious Diseases

Host-Pathogen Interactions of Staphylococcus aureus Cardiac Device-Associated Infections

Ting Yang, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Nephrology
The cell specific actions of prostaglandin E2 receptor 4 in blood pressure control
2017
James Wisler, MD
Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease

Mechanistic studies of Mas receptor activation and its role in aortic aneurysm formation

Ammon Fager, MD
Fellow, Hematology-Oncology 
Identifying Novel Mechanisms Regulating the Therapeutic Efficacy of Factor VIIa
2016
Robert McGarrah, MD
Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease
A New Metabolic Regulatory Node in Myocardial Fuel Selection
James Wisler, MD
Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease
Molecular mechanisms of aortic anueurysm formation
Joshua Thaden, MD
Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Genetic Basis for Resistance and Virulence of E. coli Blood Stream Infections
Ammon Fager, MD
Fellow, Hematology-Oncology
Identifying Novel Mechanisms Regulating the Therapeutic Efficacy of Factor VIIa
2015
Lindsay Rein, MD
Medical Instructor (Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy)
β–arrestin2 and the disease course of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myelofibrosis
Grace Lee, MD
Clinical Associate (Hematology)
Biological Significance of Protamine/Heparin Antibodies
2014

Dennis Abraham, MD
Medical Instructor, Division of Cardiology

TREK-1 in fibroblast differentiation and cardiac fibrosis development

Juliessa Pavon, MD
Medical Instructor, Division of Geriatrics

Adherence to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines in hospitalized elders

Lindsay Rein, MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

β–arrestin2 and the disease course of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myelofibrosis
2013

Christina Barkauskas, MD
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Fellow

The role of Pdgfra+ lipofibroblasts in the stem cell niche of type 2 alveolar epithelial cells

Matthew McKinney, MD
Hematology-Oncology Fellow

Integrative chemical genomics in non Hodgkin lymphoma

Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD
Cardiology Fellow

Noncanonical Receptor Signaling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
2012

Dennis Abraham, MD
Cardiology Fellow

TREK-1 Mediates Diastolic Dysfunction

Christina Barkauskas, MD
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Fellow

The role of alveolar epithelial cells in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis

Ravi Karra, MD, MHS
Cardiology Fellow

Secreted Biomarkers for Heart Regeneration
2011

Jessica Chia, MD

Role of Aging and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Matthew Sparks, MD

Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle Angiotensin Receptors in Blood Pressure Regulation
2010

Phuong Doan, MD

Bone marrow endothelial cells and regulating hematopoietic stem cell reconstitution

Sascha Tuchman, MD

Gene expression profiling refines prognosis and may guide therapy for multiple myeloma

Kent Nilsson, MD

Emerging role of ankyrin-B in cardiovascular diseases
2009

Katherine Garman, MD

Validation of gene expression patterns to predict recurrent colon cancer

Kathleen Lambert, MD

Role of type III TGF-beta receptor in multiple myeloma
David Holland, MD Mathematical modeling in trials of TB therapeutics