Ten awards funded:

  • Metabolomic and Bioenergetic Characterization of Normal Weight Obesity
    • Jessica Alvarez, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Endocrinology ($30,000)
  • Data Fusion Methods for Air Pollution Exposure Assessment
    • Howard Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health – Biostatistics and Bioinformatics ($27,911)
  • Novel Mechanisms and Drug Discovery against Parkinson Disease
    • Lih-Shen Chin, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Pharmacology ($30,000)
  • Pre-discharged Exercise Response and 30-day Outcomes in Patients Admitted with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    • Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, Research Track Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Cardiology ($30,000)
  • Prepless MR colonography with novel segmental imaging technique as a screening test for colorectal cancer
    • Courtney C. Moreno, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Radiology ($30,000)
  • Assessment of Functioning in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    • Laura Plantinga, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine – Medicine ($30,000)
  • Early Changes in degenerating grey matter axons in mouse and human brains
    • Morten Raastad, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Physiology ($30,000)
  • A feasibility study of N-acetylcysteine for SIB in children with ASD
    • Mindy Scheithauer, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D., Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Pediatrics ($30,000)
  • The use of fecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis pouchitis
    • Virginia O. Shaffer, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Surgery ($29,920)
  • Parental Psychosocial Distress of Youth with Chronic Sickle Cell Pain
    • Soumitri Sil, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Pediatrics ($30,000)

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