Case Western Reserve University's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative Thanks Pilot Program Reviewers

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) would like to express its appreciation for those members of our research community who served as reviewers for our CTSC Pilot Project Grant Program since the beginning of the year.

Their efforts for the CTSC Pilot program have aided their fellow researchers in obtaining funding for research projects designed specifically to establish collaborative research effort amongst the participating CTSC institutions - Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Through nurturing and fostering collaborative participation, the CTSC program hopes to strengthen the quality of research conducted in northeast Ohio and translate these findings from the bench to the bedside with the overall goal of improved healthcare for the community.

For those researchers whose projects did not receive funding this year, the thoughtful comments from the reviewers will allow them to reconsider their research plans and/or hone their ability to promote their research. These well-polished research proposals will hopefully receive funding from other sources or perhaps from next year's Annual Pilot Program.

If you are a researcher interested in learning about future CTSC funding opportunities, utilizing CTSC core resources, or perhaps even volunteering as a CTSC reviewer, please do not hesitate to contact the CTSC Research Concierge Office ( Just as our volunteer reviewers have aided us in advancing the work of their fellow researchers, the CTSC program is here to assist you in addressing any research needs you may have.

Thanks once again to those listed below who have donated their valuable time to serve as CTSC Pilot Project Grant reviewers. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mark Adams, Ph.D.

Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D.

Micheala Aldred, Ph.D.

Samantha Anne, M.D.

Ann Avery, M.D.

Denise Babineu, Ph.D.

Dale Baur, D.D.S.

Gerry Beck, Ph.D.

Nate Berger, M.D.

Helene Bernstein, M.D.

Ronald Blanton, M.D.

Joseph Bokar, M.D.

Robert Bonomo, M.D.

W Henry Boom, M.D.

Ernest Borden, M.D.

David Canaday, M.D.

Vinay Cheruvu, Ph.D.

Gregory Cooper, M.D.

Leona Cuttler, M.D.

Margot Damaser, Ph.D.

Elliott Dasenbrook, M.D. MHS

Neal Dawson, M.D.

David Dean, Ph.D.

Sara Debanne, Ph.D.

Catherine Demko, Ph.D.

Jeff Duerk, Ph.D.

David van Duin, M.D.

Paul Ernsberger, Ph.D.

James Finigan, M.D.

Nancy Foldvary, D.O.

Lee Friedman, M.D.

Alex Fu, Ph.D.

Stanton Gerson, M.D.

John Hickner, M.D.

Brian Hoit, M.D.

Donald Hricik, M.D.

Sudha Iyengar, Ph.D.

Mukesh Jain, M.D.

Katherine Jones, Ph.D. RN

Richard Josephson, M.D.

Michael Kattan, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Kaufman, M.D.

Prabha Kc, Ph.D.

Tim Kern, Ph.D.

John Kirwan, Ph.D.

Brian Koo, M.D.

Diana Kunze, Ph.D.

Vinod Labhasetwar, Ph.D.

Joseph LaManna, Ph.D.

Mary Laughlin, M.D.

Alan Lerner, M.D.

William Lewis, M.D.

Lili Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jaroslaw Maciejewski, M.D., Ph.D.

Judith Mackall, M.D.

Shigemi Matsuyama, Ph.D.

Keith McCrae, M.D.

Thomas McIntyre, Ph.D.

Reena Mehra, M.D.

Neal Meropol, M.D.

Tyler Miller, M.D.

Charles Modlin, M.D.

Shirley Moore, Ph.D., RN

Klara Papp, Ph.D.

Sanjay Patel, M.D.

Cheng-Kui Qu, Ph.D.

James Reynolds, Ph.D.

Brian Rini, M.D.

Carol Rosen, M.D.

Jonathan Ross, M.D.

Robert Salata, M.D.

Juan Sanabria, M.D.

Alvin Schmaier, M.D.

Brian Schmotzer, MS

John Sedor, M.D.

Richard Silver, M.D.

Roy Silverstein, M.D.

Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.

Kurt Stange, M.D.

Catherine Stein, Ph.D.

Kingman Strohl, M.D.

Dennis Super, M.D.

Alan Tartakoff, Ph.D.

Martina Veigl, Ph.D.

Aaron Weinberg, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Scott Welford, Ph.D.

James Werner, M.D.