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2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship Awardees

Awarded: Oct 10, 2019

$1.98 million

In 2019, DDCF announced the nine subspecialty fellows receiving a total of $1.98 million in grants in the inaugural year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship which aims to fund the research of clinical investigators at the subspecialty fellowship stage of their careers and to promote the transition of emerging scientists into faculty-level positions.

2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship Awardees:

Esther R. Berko, M.D., Ph.D. 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project name: Clinical Significance of Subclonal Driver Mutations in High-risk Neuroblastoma

Marguerite Indriati Hood Pishchany, M.D., Ph.D. 
Boston Children's Hospital
Project name: Ecology-driven Vaginal Microbiome Interventions for Reproductive Health

Jeremy D. Kratz, M.D. 
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Project name: Clonal Selection to Targeted Therapeutics in Colorectal Cancer Spheroids for Clinical Prediction

Jacob E. Lemieux, M.D., D.Phil. 
Partners Healthcare System
Project name: Microbial Determinants of Clinical Heterogeneity in Lyme Disease

Kate Millington, M.D. 
Boston Children's Hospital
Project name: Effects of Sex Steroids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Transgender Adolescents

Jessica Neely, M.D. 
University of California, San Francisco
Project name: Probing the Type I Interferon Response in Juvenile Dermatomyositis using Multi-modal Single-cell Sequencing and Integrative Computational Methods

Erin M. Parry, M.D., Ph.D. 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project name: Dissecting the Mechanisms Underlying Response and Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Richter’s Transformation

Jennifer L. Small-Saunders, M.D., Ph.D. 
Columbia University Medical College
Project name: Programming tRNA Modifications in the Human Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum: A New Paradigm for Artemisinin Resistance in Asian Isolates

Ofer Zimmerman, M.D. 
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Project name: The Role of Human Matrix Remodeling Associated 8 (MXRA8) Genetic Polymorphisms in Chikungunya Virus Infection.