Lorie Harper, MD / Mentor: Joseph Biggio, MDA Novel Biomarker of Hyperglycemia for Detecting Gestational Diabetes in Obese WomenCo-Sponsors are the Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Ob/Gyn Division of Maternal & Fetal Medicine.
Richard Kennedy, PhD / Mentor: Virgina G. Wadley Bradley, PhDDepressive Symptoms and the Risk of Cognitive Impairment in DiabetesCo-Sponsors are the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Aimee Landar, PhD / Mentor: Richard Shelton, MDBioenergetics and mitochondrial dysfunction bipolar disorderCo-Sponsors are the Center for Free Radical Biology and the Department of Pathology. Spencer Melby, MD / Mentor: Louis Dell Italia, MDContribution of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Pericardial Fluid to Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac SurgeryCo-Sponsors are the Center for Free Radical Biology and the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center.
Diane Bimczok, DVM, PhD / Mentor: Phillip SmithFailure of apoptotic cell clearance in human H. pylori infection contributes to chronic gastric inflammation and autoimmunityCo-Sponsor: Comprehensive Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center
Lynn E. Dobrunz, PhD / Mentor: David SweatAlterations in Neuropeptide Y Release in an Animal Model of Post-traumatic Stress DisorderCo-Sponsors: Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and Department of Neurobiology
Karen L. Gamble, PhD / Mentor: Molly BrayMetabolic dysfunction induced by circadian misalignment during off-shift days in hospital shift-work nursesCo-Sponsors: UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center and Vision Science Research Center
Jessica Merlin, MD / Mentors: Mike Saag, Christine Ritchie and Michael MugaveroHIV Palliative Care Outcomes StudyCo-Sponsors: Center for Aging and Center for AIDS Research
John J. Shacka, PhD / Mentor: Kevin Roth Neuroprotective Role of ATP6V0C in an APP Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's DiseaseCo-Sponsors: Center for Aging and the Department of Pathology
Frank M. Skidmore, MD / Mentors: Georg Deutsch and David StandaertA Parkinsonism Imaging Biomarker: Distinguishing Essential Tremor from PD with MRICo-Sponsors: Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and the Department of Neurology
George T. El-Ferzli, MD (Pediatrics/School of Medicine)Development of a nitric oxide releasing matrix for coating a lung assist deviceSupported by the CCTS, Biomatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center, Center for Cardiovascular Biology, Center for Free Radical Biology, and the Department of Pediatrics.
Candace Floyd, PhD (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/School of Medicine)Inhibition of Glial Activation to Decrease Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord InjurySupported by the CCTS, Civitan International Research Center, Simon Gelman Endowed Professorship fund, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Lori McMahon, PhD (Physiology and Biophysics/School of Medicine)Sympathetic sprouting in human hippocampus in aging and in Alzheimer's disease Supported by the CCTS, Center for Aging, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and philanthropic research acceleration funds for Alzheimer disease.
Michelle Olsen, PhD (Physiology and Biophysics/School of Medicine)Deficient Glutamate Clearance in Rett Syndrome Astrocytes Supported by the CCTS and the Civitan International Research Center.
Lesley Ross, PhD (Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences) Why is processing speed training effective?: Translating neural mechanisms into community-based productsSupported by the CCTS, Center for Aging, and the Vision Science Research Center.
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD (Neurology/School of Medicine)Neuroprotective role of 14-3-3s in the MPTP Parkinson’s disease Model Supported by the CCTS, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, and philanthropic research acceleration funds for Parkinson’s disease.
Shih-Hsin (Eddy) Yang, MD, PhD (Medicine/School of Medicine)Targeting EGFR pathways to induce synthetic lethality of head and neck tumors to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) Supported by the CCTS and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
James Banos, PhD (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/School of Medicine)Affective Responsivity and Emotional Dysregulation after Traumatic Brain InjuryPartners: Civitan International Research Center, Center for Injury Sciences, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Psychology
Paul Gamlin, PhD (Vision Sciences/School of Optometry)Retinal Gene Therapy: Delivery of Light Responsive Proteins to the Inner RetinaPartners: Vision Science Research Center, VP of Research, School of Optometry
Charles Landen, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology/School of Medicine)
Examination of the True Mediators of Chemoresistance in Ovarian CancerPartnering UWIRC: Comprehensive Cancer Center
Alan Tita, MD, PhD (Obstetrics and Gynecology/School of Medicine)Pathogenetic Study of Influenza in PregnancyPartnering UWIRCs: Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness, Center for Women’s Reproductive Health
Kristina Visscher, PhD (Neurobiology/School of Medicine)Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Effects of training on visual performance and neural activityPartnering UWIRCs: Center for Aging, Vision Science Research Center
Henry Wang, MD, (Emergency Medicine/School of Medicine)Risk Factors for Sepsis in the CommunityPartnering UWRICs: Center for Aging, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
Amy Warriner, MD (Medicine/School of Medicine)Bone Mineral Density in HIV+ Patients Recently Started on Antiretroviral TherapyPartnering UWIRCs: Center for AIDS Research, Center for Metabolic Bone Disease
David Chaplin, MD, PhD (Microbiology/School of Medicine)Myeloid-Derived Regulatory Cells in the Airways of Patients with Asthma and COPDPartnering UWIRCs: Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center & Center for Free Radical Biology
Kenneth Hoyt, PhD (Radiology/School of Medicine)Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for prognostic indication of breast cancer response to bevacizumabPartnering UWIRC: Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rajesh Kana, PhD (Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences)
A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of Cortical Disconnection in AutismPartnering UWIRC: Civitan International Research Center
Michal Mrug, MD (Medicine/School of Medicine)Timing of the developmental switch regulating cystogenesis in humansPartnering UWIRCs: Heflin Center for Human Genetics and Nephrology Research and Training Center
Lisa Schwiebert, PhD (Physiology & Biophysics, School of Medicine)The Effects of Education and Aerobic Exercise on Asthma-related Responses in AdultsPartnering UWIRCs: Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center & Center for Free Radical Biology
David Vance, PhD (Family/Child Health & Caregiving/School of Nursing)Improving Cognitive Speed of Processing in Adults Aging with HIVPartnering UWIRCs: Center for Aging & Center for AIDS Research
Elizabeth E. Brown, PhD (Epidemiology/School of Public Health)Functional Copy Number Variation in Genes that Regulate B-cells with Risk of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance and Multiple MyelomaPartnering UWIRC: Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hyunki Kim, PhD (Radiology/School of Medicine)Early Assessment of a Novel Combined Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Using Diffusion-Weighted MRIPartnering UWIRC: Comprehensive Cancer Center
Adries J. Steyn, PhD (Microbiology/School of Medicine) Role of Carbon Monoxide and Nitric Oxide in Active Pulmonary TuberculosisPartnering UWIRCs: Center for AIDS Research; Center for Emerging Infections and Emergency Preparedness; Center for Free Radical Biology
Sadanandan E. Velu, PhD (Chemistry/College of Arts and Sciences)Preclinical Development of a Benzylamino Analog of Marine Alkaloid Makaluvamines as a Potential Cancer Therapeutic AgentPartnering UWIRC: Comprehensive Cancer Center
*The Vice President of Research and Economic Development provided matching funds on behalf of the CCTS. Recipients benefited from CCTS services and infrastructure.