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2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Awarded: Jul 01, 2021

$495,000 over 3 years

In 2021, 17 physician scientists received three-year grants of $495,000 each to support their transition to independent clinical research careers.

Whitney Besse, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Project name: CRISPR Knockout Screen with Multifaceted Validation for Effectors of Polycystin-1

Ross M. Boyce, MD, MS
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Project name: Getting Malaria ‘Off the Backs’ of Women and Children in Rural Western Uganda

Diane Chan, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: Leveraging Non-Invasive Gamma Entrainment to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Lauren M. Cohee, MD, MS,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Project name: Clinical Trial to Evaluate Intermittent Screening and Treatment with High Sensitivity Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Intermittent Preventative Treatment of Malaria in Asymptomatic Schoolchildren to Decrease Plasmodium falciparum Infection and Transmission

Michael C. Haffner, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Project name: Assessing Tumor Heterogeneity in Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Brian P. Hafler, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
Project name: Single-Cell Reconstruction of Astrocytes in Human Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Alexander C. Huang, MD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Project name: Shared Antigen and Neoantigen-Specific T Cells in Checkpoint Blockade Efficacy and Toxicity

Robbie G. Majzner, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project name: Deciphering Response and Resistance in a Clinical Trial of Anti-GD2 and Anti-CD47 Antibodies in Children with Cancer

Michael B. Miller, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Project name: Early Mechanisms of Genomic Somatic Mutation in Alzheimer’s Disease Single Neurons

Jennifer M. Rosenbluth, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Project name: Reversion of Aging-Associated Cell Lineage Changes in the Breast for Cancer Prevention

Elsie G. Ross, MD, MSc
Stanford University School of Medicine
Project name: The Application of Deep Learning for Automated Vascular Imaging Analysis

Robert M. Samstein, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project name: Unraveling Immune Surveillance in Microsatellite-Unstable Cancers

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Project name: SGLT2 Inhibitors, Ketones and Cardiovascular Benefit

Teresa Sparks, MD, MAS
University of California, San Francisco
Project name: Applying Genomic Sequencing to Understand and Improve Care for Pregnancies with Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis

Justin Taylor, MD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System
Project name: Investigating Mechanisms of Resistance to Non-Covalent BTK Inhibition in Patients with B-Cell Malignancies

Laura Vella, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Project name: Precision Measurement of Vaccine Readiness After Chemotherapy and Transplantation

Celestine N. Wanjalla, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project name: Understanding the Role of Cytotoxic CD4+ T Cells in Cardiovascular Disease Progression in Persons with HIV