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2012 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: Jun 01, 2012

$7.78 Million over 3 years

In 2012, 16 junior physician-scientists each received three-year grants of $486,000 to support their transition from mentored to independent clinical research careers.

2012 CSDA Grantees 

Cammon B. Arrington, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Utah
Project: “Identification of Novel Genetic Variants in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease”

Adam J. Bass M.D., M.Sc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: “Targeting SOX2-Driven Squamous Cell Carcinoma”

Trever G. Bivona, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Project: “Discovery of Determinants of Response to Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer”

Leandro Cerchietti, M.D.
Cornell University
Project: "Identification of Prognostic Markers and Novel Therapeutic Targets in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients by Comprehensive Metabolomic Profiling”

Matthew A. Deardorff, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project: “HDAC8, Cohesin and Human Disease”

Sharon J. Herring, M.D., M.P.H.
Temple University
Project: “The Influence of Postpartum Sleep Duration on Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Urban, Low-Income Mothers”

Jason T. Huse, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Project: “Evaluating the Predictive Potential of Signature-Based Molecular Subclasses in Malignant Glioma”

Rahul M. Kohli, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Project: “Targeting Evolution by Inhibition of an Error-Prone Polymerase in Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa”

Jennifer S. McCall-Hosenfeld, M.D., M.Sc.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Project: “Longitudinal study of the Determinants of Mental Health Outcomes in Rural Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence”

Caroline M. Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Washington Foundation
Project: “Development of New Tools to Examine Host-Microbe Interactions in the Reproductive Tract”

Kathleen Page, M.D., M.S.
University of Southern California
Project: “Effects of Sugar Ingestion on Brain Reward and Energy Signaling Pathways in Humans”

Christopher Y. Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Project: “Targeting Disease-Initiating Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes for Clinical Benefit”

Paul J. Planet, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
Project: “Immune Response to the Airway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis: A Longitudinal Study on the Etiology of Pulmonary Exacerbation”

Elizabeth K. Speliotes, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Project: “Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Diverse Ancestries”

Stephanie B. Troy, M.D.
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Project: “Comparison of the Immunogenicity of Various Inactivated Polio Vaccine Booster Doses by Intradermal vs. Intramuscular Routes in HIV-Infected Subjects”

Peter E. Turkeltaub, M.D., Ph.D.
Georgetown University
Project: “Can Enhancing Left Lateralization Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improve Recovery from Post-Stroke Aphasia?”