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1999 Clinical Scientist Award

Awarded: Jan 01, 1999

Up to $7.1 million over 3 to 5 years

In 1999, 15 promising young physician-scientists each received grants of $100,000 per year for 3 years, plus additional funds for indirect costs and training. Funding for up to two additional years will be considered on an individual basis. 

1999 CSDA Grantees

Cardiovascular Disease Research

Karen P. Alexander, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Project: "Preferences and Decision-Making for Cardiac Care in the Elderly"

Roger J. Hajjar, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: "Targeting Genes and Modulating Contractile Function in Heart Failure"

Michael V. McConnell, M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center
Project: "Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Human Coronary Plaque"

Cancer Research

Lisa A. Carey, M.D.*
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Project: "Molecular Markers Predicting Response to Breast Cancer Therapy"
*Dr. Carey was a 1999 Awardee but received other funding to support this research and is not a DDCF grantee.

Theodore L. DeWeese, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
Project: "Detection of Biomarkers of Oxidative Damage in Prostatic Tissue DNA from Patients with Prostate Cancer"

James M. Ford, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project: "Molecular Basis of Drug Sensitivity in Upper GI Cancers"

Nancy L. Keating, M.D., M.P.H.
Harvard Medical School
Project: "The Effect of Physician Specialty on Quality of Breast Cancer Care"

Matthew R. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: "Prevention of Skeletal Morbidity from Prostate Cancer"

Robert H. Vonderheide, M.D., D.Phil.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: "Characterization and Therapeutic Utility of Telomerase Catalytic Subunit as a Widely Expressed Tumor-Associated Antigen"

AIDS Research

Deborah Persaud, M.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Project: "Cellular Reservoirs for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) in Children"

Peter E. Pertel, M.D.
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Project: "Processing and Function of HHV-8 Glycoproteins"

Eric S. Rosenberg, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: "HIV-1-Specific T Cell Help; Does It Prevent Progression?"

Sickle Cell Disease and Other Blood Disorder Research

David J. Araten, M.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Project: "Somatic Mutations in Ataxia-Telangiectasia"

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.
Washington University School of Medicine
Project: "Screening for Silent Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease"

Edwin M. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Project: "Transplantation of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Cells"