Eleven awards funded by the Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies (PTCS) program and one award funded by the Informatics program:

  • Developing a Novel Vaccine against Whooping-Cough ($40,000)
    • Eric Harvill, PhD, Professor University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, University of Georgia
    • Monica Cartelle Gestal, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Georgia
  • DALIAS (Dehydration and Heat-related Illness Association) Pilot Study ($37,216)
    • Vicki Hertzberg, PhD, Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
    • Valerie Mac, RN, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
    • Malu Tansey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University
    • Karan Uppal, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University Hospital, Emory University
  • Using High Fidelity Patient Care Simulations to Identify And Mitigate Occupational Infectious Disease Risks for Healthcare Providers ($40,000)
    • Colleen Kraft, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University
    • Lisa Casanova, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Georgia State University
    • Frank Durso, PhD, Professor, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Innovations in Machine Learning with GIS Rotavirus data ($40,000)
    • Traci Leong, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    • W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor, Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University
    • Lance Waller PhD, Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    • Lilly Immergluck MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Immunoliposome-targeting of the visceral adipocyte epigenome to control obesity┬┐s Comorbidities ($40,000)
    • Richard Meagher, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia
    • Zachary Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology Department, University of Georgia
    • Suresh Ambati, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Microbiology Department, University of Georgia
  • Multisite Prospective Evaluation of Outcomes after ICD Generator Exchange ($38,129)
    • Faisal M. Merchant, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown
    • Rajesh Sachdeva, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Grady Hospital
    • David S. Hirsh, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Hospital
    • Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Co-Director, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • LC-MS method development for the identification and quantification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis specific lipids in clinical samples ($39,940)
    • Eric Ortlund, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Director of the Emory Integrated Lipidomics Core Facility
    • Thomas R. Ziegler, MD, MS, Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Characterization of phenotypic heterogeneity in disease associated microglia in Alzheimer┬┐s disease ($40,000)
    • Srikant Rangaraju MD MSc, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Emory University
  • Misclassification by Hba1c and race-specific criteria for diabetes and prediabetes ($37,915)
    • Lisa Staimez, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    • Christopher Ford, PhD, MPH, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    • Lawrence Phillips, MD, Veterans Health Administration
    • Mary Rhee, MD, MS, Veterans Health Administration
  • Estimation of In Vivo Mechanical Properties of the Aortic Wall from Cardiac Images: A Pilot Study ($39,450)
    • Wei Sun, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
    • Bradley Leshnower, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Feasibility of Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Sleepiness and Cataplexy in a Mouse Model of Human Narcolepsy Type 1 ($40,000)
    • Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Behavioral Neuromodulation, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University
    • Babak Mahmoudi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Informatics, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Anna Rogers, BS, Lead Research Specialist, Laboratory for Behavioral Neuromodulation, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Real-Time Identification of ICU Patients at Risk for Sepsis Through Big Data ($39,982)
    • Andre Holder, MD, MSc Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University
    • Shamim Nemati, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University

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