2017 Awardees

The CTSC has provided pilot research funding to investigators and scholars.

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2017 Pilot Project Awards to clinical and translational investigators of Case Western Reserve University, and its partner institutions.




Core Utilization Awardees


Name Institution Project Title Amount
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan CWRU SOM Phosphoproteomic Elucidation of Anti-tumor Signaling Perturbations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer In Response to PP2A Activation and MEK Inhibition $10,000.00
Abidemi Adegbola UHCMC Analysis of High Penetrance Candidate Gene Variant in Attention Deficit Disorder $9,950.00
Nathan Berger CWRU SOM Diet Induced Obesity and Hepatocellular Cancer in Female Mice $9,996.66
Maya Breitman MHMC Cell Based therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: managing the epigenome $10,000.00
Amitabh Chak UHCMC Non-Endoscopic Screening for Barretts Esophagus $10,000.00
Jignesh Dalal UHCMC Analysis of Outcomes in Patients with Aplastic Anemia $8,400.00
Michael Gibson UHCMC Afatinib and Nivolumab as Treatment of Platinum- and Cetuximab-Refractory Recurrent/Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) $10,000.00
Chao-Pin Hsiao CWRU SON Mitochondrial Gene Expression, Mitochondrial Bioenergetics, and Fatigue in Patients with Prostate Cancer $9,985.00
Philip Linden UHCMC Advanced Analysis of Daily Drain Amylase Levels for Early Detection and Treatment of Esophageal Leaks $8,400.00
Jason Mears CWRU SOM Probing the Drp-1Mff Interaction Interface Using X-ray Footprinting $9,990.00
Dean Nakamoto UHCMC Safety and Efficacy of Cryoablation in Management of Sialorrhea in Patients with Neurological Disorders $10,000.00
Goutham Narla CWRU SOM Characterization of the Phosphoproteome and Colorectal Cancer Cells Containing Wild Type and Patient Derived Mutant PP2A A $9,800.00
Folashade Otegbeye UHCMC TTR-CCCC-Cytometry and Imaging Microscopy Core, TTR-CCCC-Hematopoietic Biorespiratory and Cellular Therapy Core $9,995.00
Alvin Schmaier UHCMC Preventing Ponatinib-Induced Thrombosis $8,000.00
Johnathan Sheele UHCMC Oral Ivermectin for the Elimination of a Bed Bug Infestation $9,920.00
Kingman Strohl VAMC Transgenic Mice to Investigate Apolipoprotein A2 Expression in the Brain in Space and Time $7,200.00
Michelle Treasure MHMC A Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility of a Low Glycemic Load Diet in Patients with Stage I-III Colon Cancer $8,725.00
Vinay Varadan CWRU SOM Identifying Candidate Predictive Biomarkers of 15-PGDH Inhibitor Therapy for Intestinal Inflammation $10,000.00
Scott Welford CWRU SOM Optimization of CPT1A Activity Measurement by HPLC/mass Spectrometry for Clinical Evaluation of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma $10,000.00
Xin Yu CWRU BME Delineation of Ischemic Penumbra in Post-Stroke Brain by MRI $10,000.00

CTSC Partnership Pilot Awardees


Name Institution Project Title Amount
From Grant:DDRCC
Maneesh Dave UHCMC Novel Immunosuppressive Mechanism of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Experimental Crohns Disease $9,960.00
Sanjoy Roychowdhury CCLCM RIP3 Protects Against High Fat Diet-Induced Hepatocyte Injury and Insulin Resistance $9,950.00