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2022 Physician Scientist Fellowship Awardees

Awarded: Jul 01, 2022

$1.98 million

In 2022, DDCF announced the nine fellows receiving a total of $1.98 million in grants for the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, which funds the research of clinical investigators at the subspecialty training stage of their careers and aims to promote the transition of emerging physician scientists into faculty-level positions. The physician scientists receive $220,000 each over two years.

Marilyn Arosemena, M.D.
University of Chicago
Project name: The Bidirectional Link Between Diabetes and Sleep: Single Gene Causes of Diabetes and Impact on Sleep Architecture

Joshua Brandstadter, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
University of Pennsylvania
Project name: Lymph Node Stromal Cells in the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Castleman Disease

John Choisi, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: Addressing Health Inequality and Improving Outcomes in Injection Drug Use and Related Infections

Genevieve Guyol, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Project name: The Effects of Poverty and Preterm Birth on Early Relational Health Among Low-income Parent-child Dyads

Sattar Khoshkhoo, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Project name: Genetic and Cellular Mechanisms of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Katherine Knorr, M.D., Ph.D.
Rockefeller University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Project name: Novel Antibody Targets for the Treatment of Patients with Myeloid Malignancies

Arnav Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: Deciphering Pancreatic Cancer Plasticity Using Single-cell Sequencing and Lineage Tracing

Erica Pimenta, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project name: Dissecting Epigenetic and Transcriptomic Regulators Mediating the Pathogenesis and Immune Evasion of Liposarcoma

Michelle Rengarajan, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: Modulation of Immune Cell Phenotype by Hormone-producing Cells in Autoimmune Endocrinopathies