CTSI Announces 2014 Faculty Pilot Funding Awardees

2014 Pilot Funding Awardees: R. Eliseev, R. Looney, E. Guancial, S. Spinelli, C. Morrell, E. Messing

2014 Pilot Funding Awardees: R. Eliseev, R. Looney, E. Guancial, S. Spinelli, C. Morrell, E. Messing

Six URMC faculty members are beginning new research projects funded by CTSI pilot awards for 2014-2015. The CTSI’s pilot program offers faculty members one-year awards for up to $50,000 to facilitate new research and future funding. Multidisciplinary research is strongly encouraged, as well as clinical and community based research, practice-based research, and health services research. The CTSI is currently accepting applications for the 2015 pilot awards, abstracts are due by September 2nd, 2014 and the full RFA can be found here. The 2014 faculty awardees are:

Roman Eliseev, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Project: Improving mitochondrial function in MSCs to accelerate fracture repair in aging

Elizabeth Guancial, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Project: Chemoprevention of bladder cancer through estrogen receptor modulation

Richard J. Looney, MD
Professor of Medicine (Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology)
Project: Role of the Gut Microbiome in Preventing Allergic Disease

Edward Messing, MD
Chair of Urology
Project: Exosomes from bladder cancer patients can serve as biomarkers of disease

Craig Morrell, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Aab Cardiovascular Institute)
Project: Novel microRNA Based Therapy to Improve CD4+ T-cell Responses to Vaccination

Sherry Spinelli, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Project: The Role of Microparticle-Derived Thy-1 (CD90) in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Congratulations to all of the awardees!!!!!

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