2018 pilot study funding awarded for translational research

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Among the Pilot Awards from UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) announced in support of translational, clinical, methods, dissemination and implementation, and stakeholder-engaged studies, a total of 5 principal investigators (PIs) and 3 collaborators involved in the funded projects are members of the Department of Medicine.

Awards ranged from $50,000 over 1 year to $150,000 over 18 months.

ICTR pilot award PIs from the Department of Medicine include:

  • Feyza Engin, PhD; assistant professor, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry and Department of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism), for "Pharmacological Modulation of ErbB Signaling to Prevent Type1 Diabetes"
  • Kara Goss, MD, assistant professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, for "Improving Right Ventricular Function in Young Adults Born Preterm"
  • Ravi Vaidyanathan, PhD, associate scientist, Cardiovascular Medicine, for "Identifying Novel Mechanisms for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome"
  • Joel Buchanan, MD, professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, for "Evaluation of the Impact of a Problem Oriented View on Clinical Workflows"
  • Meghan Brennan, MD, MS, assistant professor (CHS), Infectious Disease, for "Identifying strategies to provide integrated care for rural patients with diabetic foot ulcers"

Collaborators from the department include:

  • Christie Bartels, MD, MS, assistant professor, Rheumatology, for "Identifying strategies to provide integrated care for rural patients with diabetic foot ulcers"
  • Megan Piper, PhD, associate professor, General Internal Medicine - Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, for ""Reach and Teach: Translating 'Mind Over Matter - Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder' for Digital Delivery"
  • Amye Tevaarwerk, MD, associate professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, for "Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Quality of Breast Cancer Follow-up: Development of a Novel Approach to Breast Cancer Follow-up Care"