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February

Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, associate professor, is senior author of "Measures for Community and Neighborhood Research," to be published by SAGE on July 1, 2018. 

February 12, 2018


January

An interdisciplinary team of psoriasis and computational researchers received a $6.5M, 5-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The research team includes Kevin Cooper, MD, professor, Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, Mark Cameron, PhD, assistant professor, Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, professor, Thomas S. McCormick, PhD, associate professor, and Rong Xu, PhD, associate professor. 

January 29, 2018


Alex Huang MD, PhD, received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

January 25, 2018


Kath Bogie, PhD, associate professor of orthopaedics, received a three-year $1.8M from a Congressionally Directed Research program Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Translational Research Award to evaluate the flexSTIM implanted pattern generator as part of the fully implanted dynamic iGSTIM.

January 18, 2018


Rong Xu, PhD, associate professor, received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. 

January 9, 2018


Suzanne Rivera, PhD, vice president for research, CWRU, and assistant professor of bioethics, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research organization beginning 2018.

January 3, 2018


Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, associate professor, was a collaborator on the study "Child hunger from a family resilience perspective," published in Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition

January 1, 2018


December

Charis Eng, MD, PhD, professor, and Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, PhD, professor, were co-senior authors of  “Bacteriome and Mycobiome Associations in Oral Tongue Cancer,” published in Oncotarget.

December 20, 2017


Jonathan Haines, PhD, chair of the Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Mary W. Sheldon MD Professor of Genomic Sciences received $7.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to study Alzheimer's disease in the Amish population. 

December 18, 2017


Jonathan Haines, PhD, chair of the Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Mary W. Sheldon MD Professor of Genomic Sciences, and Jiri Safar, MD, director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center and associate professor, along with Thomas Wisniewski, MD, a neurologist at New York University, received  $3.95 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health, with $2.5 million coming to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

December 18, 2017


Tony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, James H. Jewell MD '34 Professor of Genetics and chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, received two five-year grants totaling more than $5 million from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health.

December 13, 2017


November

Wenquan Zou, MSc, PhD, associate professor, was lead author of "Prion seeding activity and infectivity in skin samples from patients with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease," published in Science Translational Medicine

November 22, 2017


Radhika Atit, PhD, professor, and Ahmad Khalil, PhD, assistant professor, were co-senior authors of "Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Pathway Regulates Specific lncRNAs That Impact Dermal Fibroblasts and Skin Fibrosis," published in Frontiers Genetics.

November 21, 2017


David A. Buchner, PhD, assistant professor, received a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.  

November 20, 2017


Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, dean of the School of Medicine and senior VP for medical affairs, and Lynn T. Singer, PhD, university deputy provost, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

November 20, 2017


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was lead author of "Adolescent Marijuana Use and Co-Occurrence with Tobacco Use: Implications for Tobacco Regulation," published in Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk.

November 17, 2017


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was lead author of "Food melt in consumer food environments in low-income urban neighborhoods," published in American Journal of Health Behavior

November 17, 2017


Rong Xu, PhD, associate professor, was co-senior author of "Using a novel computational drug-repositioning approach (DrugPredict) to rapidly identify potent drug candidates for cancer treatment," published in Oncogene.

November 16, 2017


Kath Bogie, DPhil (PhD), associate professor, received a 3 year, $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

November 15, 2017


Michael W. Jenkins, PhD, assistant professor, will receive part of a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop infrared light technology in order to treat a variety of diseases.

November 14, 2017


Mark Jackson, PhD, associate professor, was senior author of "Interferon-beta represses cancer stem cell properties in triple-negative breast cancer," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

November 10, 2017


Jonathan Lass, MD, professor, was lead investigator of "Corneal endothelial cell loss 3 years after successful descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in the cornea preservation time study," published in JAMA Opthalmology.

November 10, 2017


Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, professor, received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to study if face masks protect against air pollution.

November 6, 2017


October

Kumar Alagramam, PhD, was senior author of "Modeling and Preventing Progressive Loss in Usher Syndrome III" published in Scientific Reports.

October 26, 2017


Richard Zigmond, PhD, professor, was senior author of "Neutrophils Are Critical for Myelin Removal in a Peripheral Nerve Injury Model of Wallerian Degeneration," published in Journal of Neuroscience. 

October 25, 2017


Richard Zigmond, PhD, professor, was the senior author of "Neutrophils are critical for myelin removal in a peripheral nerve injury model of Wallerian degeneration" published in the Journal of Neuroscience. 

October 25, 2017


Johannes von Lintig, PhD, associate professor, was lead author of "Transcription factor ISX mediates the cross talk between diet and immunity" published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

October 23, 2017


Mark Griswold, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished Research Award 

October 21, 2017


Nelson Hsieh, MD, PhD, was first author of "A conserved KLF-autophagy pathway modulates nematode lifespan and mammalian age-associated vascular dysfunction" published in Nature Communications.

October 13, 2017


Carol Rosen, MD, professor, was named the Director-At-Large, American Academy of Sleep Medicine 

October 11, 2017


George Bause, MD, clinical associate professor, was awarded the Presidential Medallion, Academy of Anesthesiology Award

October 10, 2017


Jianghuo Cheng, MD, PhD, professor, was named the President-Elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine 

October 10, 2017


Karen Horowitz, MD, FACP, professor, was awarded the 2017 Toyoko S. Yamashita (WFSOM) Service Award 

October 10, 2017


Paul MacDonald, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2017 Senior Leadership Award 

October 10, 2017


Richard Martin, MD, professor, was awarded the Virginia Apgar Award, American Academy of Pediatrics 

October 10, 2017


Charles Kent Smith, MD, professor, received the Special Medical Alumni Board Service Award from the 2016-17 Medical Alumni Board. 

October 6, 2017


Robert Daroff, MD, professor, was awarded the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award (SOM)

October 5, 2017


Dana Crawford, PhD, associate professor , was awarded the Faculty Diversity Award (SOM)

October 4, 2017


Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, professor, was the lead author of "The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease" published in Digestive and Liver Disease. 

October 4, 2017


Mark Chance, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished University Professor Award 

October 3, 2017


Robert Bonomo, MD, professor, was awarded The William S. Middleton Award, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

October 2, 2017


Ruth Keri, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished Research Award 

October 2, 2017


Heather Gornik, MD, assistant professor, was awarded the Helen Evans Mid-Career Professional Development Award (WFSOM)

October 1, 2017


September

David A. Buchner, PhD, assistant professor and Nathan Morris, PhD, senior instructor, were co-senior authors of "Widespread epistasis regulates glucose homeostasis and gene expression," published in PLOS Genetics.

September 29, 2017


Maria E. Pagano, PhD, associate professor, was leading author of "Frequency of group sex participation and risk for HIV/STI among young adult nightclub scene participants," published in International Journal of Sexual Health.

September 28, 2017


Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, MD, PhD, professor, was the lead author of "Shifting Paradigms in the Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Reflections on Recent Cardiovascular Outcome Trials," published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

September 25, 2017


April Firstencel received the Inaugural Onsemble Rock Star Award by Forte. 

September 22, 2017


Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, associate professor; Sue Flocke, PhD, associate professor; En-jung Shon, graduate student; Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor; and Elaine Borawski, PhD, professor, were contributing authors of "Farmers' Market Use Patterns Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients With High Access to Farmers' Markets" published in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

September 22, 2017


Ahmad Khalil, PhD, assistant professor, was lead author of "Long, Mysterious Strips of RNA Contribute to Low Sperm Count" published in Biology of Reproduction. 

September 22, 2017


Kurt Lu, MD, assistant professor, received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

September 22, 2017


Maria E. Pagano, MD, associate professor, was senior author of “Residential proximity to electronic dance music nightclubs and associations with substance use, sexual behaviors, and related problems,” published in Journal of Drug Issues.

September 22, 2017


Jun T. Park, MD, assistant professor, was the lead author of "Utility of Stereoelectroencephalography in Children with Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor and Cortical Malformation," published in The Neurodiagnostics Journal.

September 22, 2017


Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, associate professor, received a $3 million U01 award from the National Cancer Institute. 

September 22, 2017


James Quilty, MD, clinical professor, was awarded the Edmond S. Ricanati Award for IQ Facilitation (SOM) 

September 19, 2017


Marjorie Greenfield, MD, professor, was awarded the Faculty Mentor of the Year (SOM) Award

September 18, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, was awarded the Mary Hellerstein Jr. Career Development Award (SOM)

September 11, 2017


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor, was selected for the 2017 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Medal for Excellence in Health Science Innovation, the School of Medicine’s highest honor. 

September 7, 2017


Maria E. Pagano, PhD, associate professor, was lead author of  "From defiance to reliance: spiritual virtue as a pathway towards desistence, humility, and recovery among juvenile offenders," published in Spirituality in Clinical Practice. 

September 6, 2017


Martha Sajatovic, MD, professor, received a $4.7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

September 6, 2017


Martha Sajatovic, MD, professor, received a $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Forgarty International Center for Health. 

September 6, 2017


Jeffrey Garvin, PhD, professor, was awarded the Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring 

September 5, 2017


Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health

September 4, 2017


August

Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Alexander Nakeff Young Investigators Award, Great Lakes International Imagin and Flow Itinerary Association 

August 31, 2017


Zachary Nevin, PhD, was elected to the board at the American Society of Human Genetics for 2018. 

August 25, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, received a $150,000 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

August 24, 2017


Ahmad Khalil, PhD, assistant professor, was the lead author of  "Dynamic expression of long noncoding RNAs reveals their potential roles in spermatogenesis and fertility," published in Biology of Reproduction.

August 24, 2017


Eun-lye Lee, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, David Ngendahimana, pre-doctoral scholar, and Darcy Freedman, Ph.D., associate professor, were contributing authors of “Consensus modeling to develop the farmers’ market readiness assessment and decision instrument,” published in Translational Behavioral Medicine.

August 24, 2017


Susan Flocke, PhD, was appointed to the Gertrude Donnelly Hess MD Professor of Oncology Research Professorship

August 22, 2017


William Schwab, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor, was named the Chair of Geriatric and Long-Term Care, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

August 19, 2017


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, was appointed to the Sally S. Morley Professorship of Brain Tumor Research 

August 17, 2017


Chris Flask, PhD, associate professor, was lead author of "Dual Contrast - Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (DC-MRF): A Platform for Simultaneous Quantification of Multiple MRI Contrast Agents," published in Scientific Reports.

August 16, 2017


Nicholas Ziats, PhD, professor, was named as a Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 

August 9, 2017


Timothy Gilligan, MD, associate professor, was named a Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology 

August 8, 2017


Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health

August 8, 2017


Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD, was lead author of "Gadolinium deposition in the brain: summary of evidence and recommendations" published in The Lancet Neurology.

August 7, 2017


Mark Chance, PhD, professor, was awarded the Sharing Resources Award, Association of American Medical Colleges 

August 1, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, received the St. Baldrick's Foundation Innovation Award. 

August 1, 2017


Richard Zigmond, PhD, professor, was lead author of "Injury-induced gp30 cytokine signaling in peripheral ganglia is reduced in diabetes mellitus" published in Experimental Neurology.

August 1, 2017


July

Suzanne Rivera, PhD, assistant professor, was the lead author of  “Modernizing Research Regulations Is Not Enough: It's Time to Think Outside the Regulatory Box” published in The American Journal of Bioethics.

July 27, 2017


Lina Mehta, MD, associate professor, was appointed to the Board of Directors, American Medical Women's Association 

July 14, 2017


Robert Daroff, MD, professor, was awarded the 35th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Service, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation 

July 7, 2017


Kurt Lu, MD, was the senior author of "Oral Vitamin D Rapidly Attenuates Inflammation from Sunburn: An Interventional Study" published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

July 6, 2017


Paul Tesar, PhD, associate professor, was senior author of "Transcription elongation factors represent in vivo cancer dependencies in glioblastoma" published in Nature.

July 5, 2017


Abdulla Ghori, MD, associate professor, was awarded The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 

July 1, 2017


June

Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, associate professor, received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

June 29, 2017


Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, received a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 

June 29, 2017


Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, assistant professor, was senior author of "Combination of Plant Virus Nanoparticle-based in Situ Vaccination with Chemotherapy Potentiates AntiTumor Response" published in Nano Letters.

June 28, 2017


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor, was senior author of "Single Fungus Amplifies Crohn's Disease Symptoms" presented at Digestive Disease Week.

June 21, 2017


Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, EMBA, professor , was named a Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology 

June 16, 2017


Stephen Ruedrich, MD, professor, was awarded the Research and Medicine Award by Milestones Autism Resources.  

June 15, 2017


Amitabh Chak, MD, MS, professor, received a $6M grant from the National Cancer Institute.

June 12, 2017


David Bar-Shain, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Physician Advisory Council PACademy Award, Epic Corp

June 11, 2017


Serpil Erzurum, MD, professor, was named a Member for the National Academy of Medicine 

June 10, 2017


Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH, associate professor, was elected to the Board of Directors for the American College of Mohs Surgery.

June 9, 2017


Timothy Gilligan, MD, MS, associate professor, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

June 9, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, received the Mary Hellerstein Junior Career Development Award from the Women Faculty of the School of Medicine.

June 9, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, clinical instructor, was awarded Outstanding Dietician by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

June 9, 2017


Molly Kelly, student, received a $4,000 Medical Student Research Initiation Grant from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

June 9, 2017


Nicholas Schiltz, PhD, instructor, received a $100,000 Research Starter grant from the PhRMA Foundation.

June 9, 2017


Nima Sharifi, MD, associate professor, was awarded a Ten Clinical Research Achievement from the Clinical Research Forum.

June 9, 2017


Nima Sharifi, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Richard E. Weitzman Award from the Endocrine Society.

June 9, 2017


Sharon Stein, MD, associate professor, received the Association of Women Surgeons Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professorship at the University of Alabama.

June 9, 2017


Wayne Tsuang, MD, assistant professor, received a $100,000 Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant from the American Society of Transplantation.

June 9, 2017


Fariba Rezaee, MD, assistant professor, was the lead author of “Ongoing developments in RSV prophylaxis: a clinician's analysis“ published in Current Opinion in Virology.

June 8, 2017


Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, was named as the Secretary Treasurer, Society for Investigative Dermatology

June 6, 2017


Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2017 Pisart Award, Lighthouse Guilt 

June 2, 2017


Edward Plow, PhD, professor, and Daniel Simon, MD, professor, were the senior authors of “Leukocyte integrin Mac-1 regulates thrombosis via interaction with platelet GPIbα” published in Nature Communications.

June 1, 2017


May

Amitabh Chak, MD, received a $6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue research on Barrett’s Esophagus.

May 31, 2017


Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, professor emeritus, was awarded the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize by Case Western Reserve University at the 2017 commencement. 

May 21, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, received the John S. Diekhoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring from Case Western Reserve University. 

May 21, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, adjunct senior instructor, has received the President's Award from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

May 18, 2017


David Bar-Shain, MD, assistant professor, was the recipient of the Epic Corp.’s Physician Advisory Council PACademy Award.

May 16, 2017


Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD, associate professor, was the senior author on “Development of a Combined MR Fingerprinting and Diffusion Examination for Prostate Cancer” published in Radiology

May 16, 2017


Mukesh Jain, MD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health 

May 16, 2017


Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, associate professor, was senior author of "Activation of tumor suppressor protein PP2A inhibits KRAS-driven tumor growth" published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

May 16, 2017


Cheryl Thompson, PhD, assistant professor, was named as the Secretary Treasurer, Society for Investigative Dermatology 

May 10, 2017


Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD, associate professor, was named a Seminfinalist, AuntMinni's Most Influential Radiology Researchers

May 6, 2017


Ramzi Alsallaq, PhD, research associate, was the lead author of “Quantitative assessment of the impact of partially protective anti-schistosomiasis vaccines,” published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

May 3, 2017


Eileen P. Anderson-Fye, EdD, associate professor, received a $19,916 National Science Foundation grant.

May 3, 2017


Eileen P. Anderson-Fye, EdD, associate professor, was the author of “Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture and Symbolic Body Capital,” published by the University of New Mexico Press.

May 3, 2017


George Bause, MD, clinical associate professor, was awarded the Presidential Medallion by the Academy of Anesthesiology.

May 3, 2017


Jianguo Cheng, MD/PhD, professor, was named President-Elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

May 3, 2017


Maneesh Dave, MBBS, assistant professor, received a $825,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

May 3, 2017


Evan Deneris, PhD, professor, received a $2,929,082 NIH grant.

May 3, 2017


Pravin George, DO, received a $50,000 NI-CORE grant from the Cleveland Clinic.

May 3, 2017


Pravin George, DO, was the lead author of “Nurses Are as Specific and Are Earlier in Calling In-Hospital Stroke Alerts Compared to Physicians,” published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

May 3, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, received the Mary Hellerstein Jr. Career Development Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 3, 2017


Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD, received a $1,000,000 Defense Medical Research and Development Program Prolonged Field Care Research Award from the Department of Defense.

May 3, 2017


Ann Harris, PhD, professor, received a $1.6M National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant over four years.

May 3, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, senior instructor, received the President's Award from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for outstanding and sustained leadership.

May 3, 2017


Eunlye Lee, BCOP, post-doctoral scholar, was a collaborator on “How Living in the ‘Hood Affects Risky Behaviors Among Latino and African American Youth,” published in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

May 3, 2017


Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD, assistant professor, received a $1,627,872 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health & Human Development of National Institutes of Health.

May 3, 2017


Jun T. Park, MD, assistant professor, was the lead author of “Epileptic spasms in pediatric post-traumatic epilepsy at a tertiary referral center,” published in Epileptic Disorders.

May 3, 2017


Suzanne Rivera, PhD, assistant professor, is the author of “Cleveland March for Science supports research for all our futures,” and Op-ed published in The Plain Dealer.

May 3, 2017


William Schwab, MD/PhD, clinical associate professor, was named Chair of Geriatric and Long-term Care by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

May 3, 2017


David Sheyn, MD, clinical instructor, was the lead author of “Geographic Variance of Cost Associated With Hysterectomy,” published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

May 3, 2017


Carol Toris, PhD, professor, received a $40,000 Shaffer grant from the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

May 3, 2017


Carol Toris, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Mechanism of Action of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty and Predictors of Response,” published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

May 3, 2017


Nicholas Ziats, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

May 3, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology, has received the 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for research on congenital deafness.

May 2, 2017


Arlene Dent, MD, assistant professor, was awarded a $938,912 NIH grant over 7 years.

May 2, 2017


Abdulla Ghori, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs.

May 2, 2017


Mark Griswold, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2017 Gold Medal award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Jennifer Hu, student, Tolu Rosanwo, student, and Erin Yamamoto, student, were named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellows.

May 2, 2017


Sudha K. Iyengar, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Genome-wide association study identifies three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy,” published in Nature Communications.

May 2, 2017


Kakul Joshi, MPH, was awarded a 2017 Medicine, Society and Culture Travel Grant from the Medical Humanities and Social Medicine Initiative.

May 2, 2017


James Kazura, MD, professor, was awarded a $1,942,679 NIH grant over 7 years.

May 2, 2017


Dan Ma, PhD, was named a Junior Fellow by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Paul MacDonald, PhD, professor, received the Case Western Reserve University 2017 Diversity
Achievement Award and Senior Leadership Award.

May 2, 2017


Carol Rosen, MD, professor, has been elected director-at-large of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, was elected Secretary Treasurer of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

May 2, 2017


Erika Hood was named a National Shared Use Ambassador for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 

May 1, 2017


April

Darin Croft, PhD, professor, received a gold medal “IPPY” award for science category for his book, Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America from the Jenkins Group. 

April 18, 2017


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, professor, contributed to “Genome-wide association study of glioma subtypes identifies specific differences in genetic susceptibility to glioblastoma and non-glioblastoma tumors ,” published in Nature Genetics.

April 6, 2017


Ronald Blanton, MD, professor, was awarded the Environmental influences on Urban Schistosomiasis Transmission and Elimination award from the National Institute of Health.

April 6, 2017


Matthias Buck, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Computational Modeling Reveals that Signaling Lipids Modulate the Orientation of K-Ras4A at the Membrane Reflecting Protein Topology,” published in Structure.

April 6, 2017


Patrick M. Catalano, MD, professor, and John Kirwan, PhD, professor, received a five-year, $5.5M grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health for the creation of the Lifestyle Intervention in Preparation for Pregnancy program (LIPP).

April 6, 2017


Sudha Chakrapani, PhD, assistant professor, was the senior author of “Crystal structure and dynamics of a lipid-induced potential desensitized-state of a pentameric ligand-gated channel,” published in eLife.

April 6, 2017


Alberto Costa, MD, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Generation of Integration-Free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Urine-Derived Cells Isolated from Individuals with Down Syndrome,” published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

April 6, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, was awarded a summer fellow award from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for $5,000.

April 6, 2017


Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Photocyclic behavior of rhodopsin induced by an atypical isomerization mechanism,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

April 6, 2017


Julian E. Stelzer, PhD, associate professor, was the senior author of “Cardiac myosin binding protein-C Ser302phosphorylation regulates cardiac β-adrenergic reserve,” published in Science Advances.

April 6, 2017


Gloria Tavera, student, was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida.

April 6, 2017


Paul Tesar, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Modeling the Mutational and Phenotypic Landscapes of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease with Human iPSC-Derived Oligodendrocytes,” published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.

April 6, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor, received the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award from the Hartwell Foundation. 

April 4, 2017


Joseph C. LaManna, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow, American Association of Anatomists 

April 1, 2017


March

Jeffrey Albert, PhD, professor, received a $1.58M grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

March 9, 2017


Kath Bogie, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, received a $967,100 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Service.

March 9, 2017


Robert A. Bonomo, MD, professor, was the senior author of “Bacteremia due to Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): A Multicenter 2 Clinical and Molecular Epidemiologic Analysis in the Nation’s Epicenter for CRE,” published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

March 9, 2017


Vanessa El Kamari, PhD, postdoctoral researcher, received the Young Investigator Award at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

March 9, 2017


Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, associate professor, received the Editor in Chief’s Award for 2016 Paper of the Year by the American Journal of Health Promotion.

March 9, 2017


Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, MBA, FIDSA, professor, was the senior author of “The Emerging Candida auris: Characterization of Growth Phenotype, Virulence Factors, Antifungal Activity, and Effect of SCY-078, a Novel Glucan Synthesis Inhibitor, on Growth Morphology and Biofilm Formation,” published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

March 9, 2017


Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, professor, was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

March 9, 2017


Michael Gibson, MD, PhD, associate professor, received funding from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network for his study on Second-Line Treatment of Recurrent/Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.

March 9, 2017


Erika Hood, M.Ed, was named Shared Use Ambassador by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

March 9, 2017


Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the 2017 Pisart Award by the Lighthouse Guild for his remarkable contributions to the field of vision science.

March 9, 2017


James Kazura, MD, professor, received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases valued at $2,973,911 over 5 years.

March 9, 2017


Joseph C. LaManna, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists.

March 9, 2017


Sharon Meropol, MD, PhD, assistant professor, was the lead author of “Incidence and Outcomes of Infections Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Children, 2007–2015,” published in Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

March 9, 2017


Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was awarded the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture for significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

March 9, 2017


Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was awarded the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture for significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

March 9, 2017


Irina Pikuleva, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Cytochrome P450 27A1 Deficiency and Regional Differences in Brain Sterol Metabolism Cause Preferential Cholestanol Accumulation in the Cerebellum,” published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

March 9, 2017


Peter Scacheri, PhD, associate professor, was senior author of “ Hotspots of aberrant enhancer activity punctuate the colorectal cancer epigenome,” published in Nature Communications.

March 9, 2017


Carlos Subauste, MD, associate professor, was the senior author of “CD40 in Retinal Müller Cells Induces P2X7-Dependent Cytokine Expression in Macrophages/Microglia in Diabetic Mice and Development of Early Experimental Diabetic Retinopathy,” published in Diabetes.

March 9, 2017


Cheryl Thompson, PhD, assistant professor, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Preventive Oncology.

March 9, 2017


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, received a one-year, $240,000 Tobacco Disparities Demonstration Project grant from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) that will work to reduce rates of smoking in three targeted neighborhoods in Cleveland.

March 9, 2017


Tony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, professor, was the co-author of “Human iPSC-Derived Cerebral Organoids Model Cellular Features of Lissencephaly and Reveal Prolonged Mitosis of Outer Radial Glia,” published in Cell Stem Cell.

March 9, 2017


February

Kristian Baker, PhD, associate professor, was the senior author of “ATP hydrolysis by UPF1 is required for efficient translation termination at premature stop codons,” published in Nature Communications.

February 12, 2017


Bernard Boulanger, MD, MBA, professor, was appointed as Senior Associate Dean for The MetroHealth System.

February 12, 2017


Mark Chance, PhD, professor, was the senior author of “Structural basis of ligand interaction with atypical chemokine receptor 3,” published in Nature Communications.

February 12, 2017


Mukesh Jain, MD, professor; Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD, professor; Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor; Bruce Trapp, PhD, professor, have each received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the NIH. The awards are the highest honor and largest individual support grants conferred by the NIH.

February 12, 2017


Irving Kushner, MD, professor emeritus, was the senior author of “It’s time to redefine inflammation,” published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. Maria Antonelli, MD, assistant professor contributed to this publication.

February 12, 2017


Gary Landreth, PhD, adjunct professor, was the senior author of “Disease progression-dependent effects of TREM2 deficiency in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease,” published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

February 12, 2017


Michael Lederman, MD, professor, received a $2.5 million grant from Gilead Sciences to see if two so-far separately-used AIDS treatments are even more effective when used as a pair.

February 12, 2017


Naveen Uli, MD, associate professor, was the senior author of “Challenges in the diagnosis and management of disorders of sex development,” published in Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today.

February 12, 2017


Xinglong Wang, PhD, assistant professor, was the senior author of “Motor-Coordinative and Cognitive Dysfunction Caused by Mutant TDP-43 Could Be Reversed by Inhibiting Its Mitochondrial Localization,” published in Molecular Therapy.

February 12, 2017


Michael A. Weiss, MD, PhD, professor, received a $2.5 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to continue research on a new form of insulin for those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

February 12, 2017


Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, professor, was the co-senior author of “Human iPSC-Derived Cerebral Organoids Model Cellular Features of Lissencephaly and Reveal Prolonged Mitosis of Outer Radial Glia,” published in Cell Press.

February 12, 2017


Derek Abbott, MD, PhD, associate professor, was appointed as The Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin MD Professor of Medicine.

February 8, 2017


Mark P. Aulisio, PhD, professor, was appointed as The Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics.

February 8, 2017


Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, professor, was appointed as The Sally S. Morley Designated Professor of Brain Tumor Research.

February 8, 2017


Kimberly Bell, PhD, assistant professor, was appointed as The John A. Hadden, Jr., MD Professor of Psychoanalytic Child Development.

February 8, 2017


Clara M. Pelfrey, PhD, associate professor, was the lead author of “A consult service to support and promote community-based research: Tracking and evaluating a community-based research consult service” published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

February 8, 2017


Irina Pikuleva, PhD, professor, was awarded a $794,596 grant from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

February 8, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award 

February 6, 2017


Gloria Tavera was named as a Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

February 2, 2017


January

Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, was the senior author of “Interleukin 6 regulates psoriasiform inflammation–associated thrombosis" published in JCI Insight.

January 9, 2017


Robert Daroff, MD, professor, received the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award and the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation’s 35th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Service.

January 3, 2017


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, received the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Itinerary Association’s Alexander Nakeff Young Investigators Award, given to the top cytometrist in the Great Lakes region of the US and Canada.

January 3, 2017


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded an NIH grant valued at $1.5 million to translate devices into medical products.

January 3, 2017


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, was named a Fulbright Scholar and awarded a $200,000 research grant.

January 3, 2017


Alan Levine. PhD, professor, was awarded an NIH/NIDA grant valued at $813,877 a year for five years.

January 3, 2017


Jacob Scott, MD, clinical assistant professor, is the lead author of “A genome-based model for adjusting radiotherapy dose (GARD): a retrospective, cohort-based study,” published in The Lancet Oncology.

January 3, 2017


Pallavi Tiwari, PhD, assistant professor, received grants from the National Science Foundation and Ohio Third Frontier for $15,000 and $100,000 respectively.

January 3, 2017


Pallavi Tiwari, PhD, assistant professor, was the lead author of “Can Computer-extracted texture features distinguish Radiation Necrosis from Recurrent Brain Tumors on multi-parametric MRI? – A Feasibility Study,” published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

January 3, 2017


Pallavi Tiwari, PhD, assistant professor, was the lead author of “Co-occurrence of Local Anisotropic Gradient Orientations (CoLlAGe): Distinguishing similar appearing pathologies on MRI,” published in Nature Scientific Reports.

January 3, 2017


Pallavi Tiwari, PhD, assistant professor, was the senior author of “Radiomic features from the peritumoral brain parenchyma on treatment-naïve multi-parametric MR imaging predict long versus short-term survival in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Preliminary Findings,” published in European Radiology.

January 3, 2017


December

Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor, was awarded the Paradigm Builder Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology for outstanding individual achievement in the field of neurovirology.

December 8, 2016


Maria Pagano, PhD, associate professor, is the lead author of “Smoking Cessation and Adolescent Treatment Response With Comorbid ADHD,” published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Christina Delos-Reyes, MD, associate professor, and Kathleen Svala, MD, clinical senior instructor also contributed to this publication.

December 7, 2016


Patricia Thomas, MD, professor, was appointed as the Amasa B. Ford, MD Professor of Geriatric Medicine.

December 7, 2016


November

Nora L. Nock, PhD, associate professor, and Reshmi Parameswaran, PhD, assistant professor, were awarded $50,000 and $330,000 in funding respectively from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to be used for childhood cancer research.

November 13, 2016


Jeff Coller, PhD, associate professor, is the senior author of “The DEAD-Box Protein Dhh1p Couples mRNA Decay and Translation by Monitoring Codon Optimality” published in Cell.

November 11, 2016


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor, has received a five-year renewal program project grant totaling $9.7 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institute of Health.

November 11, 2016


Darcy Freedman, MPH/PhD, associate professor, has been awarded the Sarah Samuels Memorial Award recognizing outstanding contributions for policy, advocacy, and evaluation in public health nutrition.

November 11, 2016


Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD, professor, is the senior author of “Bacteriome and Mycobiome Interactions Underscore Microbial Dysbiosis in Familial Crohn’s Disease” published in mBio.

November 11, 2016


Kishore Guda, PhD, assistant professor, is the senior author of "RNA Sequencing Identifies Transcriptionally-Viable Gene Fusions in Esophageal Adenocarcinomas” published in Cancer Research.

November 11, 2016


Xin Qi, PhD, assistant professor, is the senior author of “VCP recruitment to mitochondria causes mitophagy impairment and neurodegeneration in models of Huntington’s disease” published in Nature Communications.

November 11, 2016


Satya Sahoo, PhD, assistant professor, has received a three-year “big data” grant from the National Science Foundation that will help researchers more effectively gather, use, and share neuroscience-related data, ultimately leading to better treatments.

November 11, 2016


Clifford Packer, MD, professor, is the author of “Writing Case Reports” a comprehensive, practical guide to writing and publishing a case report.

November 10, 2016


Sudha K. Iyengar, PhD, professor, and Padmanabhan Pattabiraman, PhD, research scientist, have received grants totaling $40,000 from Ann Arbor-based Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks.

November 7, 2016


Vinay Varadan, PhD, assistant professor, is the senior author of “InFlo: a novel systems biology framework identifies cAMP-CREB1 axis as a key modulator of platinum resistance in ovarian cancer” published in Oncogene.

November 7, 2016


Peter A. Zimmerman, PhD, professor, is the senior author of “Malaria transmission dynamics surrounding the first nationwide long-lasting insecticidal net distribution in Papua New Guinea” published in Malaria Journal.

November 2, 2016


October

Stephen Sroka, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, was named Person of the Year by the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention. 

October 25, 2016


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, has been awarded the Patent for Humanity award by the Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office for the development of a portable, battery-operated device that uses magnets and lasers to quickly and inexpensively detect malaria.

October 20, 2016


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor , and Theresa Pizarro, PhD, professor, have have received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to support research training for medical students at the school.

October 18, 2016


Stanley Hazen, MD/PhD, professor, and Mukesh K. Jain, MD, professor, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation’s most esteemed societies for health and medicine.

October 17, 2016


Michael Weiss, MD/PhD/MBA, professor, is the senior author of “Human Sex Determination at the Edge of Ambiguity Inherited XY Sex Reversal Due to Enhanced Ubiquitination and Proteasomal Degradation of a Master Transcription Factor” published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

October 17, 2016


Patrick M. Catalano, MD, professor, was the senior author of  “Clinical management of pregnancy in the obese mother: before conception, during pregnancy, and post partum “ published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

October 14, 2016


Benjamin Gaston, MD, professor, has received a five-year, $13.3 million federal grant to develop medications tailored to the unique needs of children with cystic fibrosis and severe asthma.

October 11, 2016


Scott Wilhem, MD, associate professor, was lead author of "The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines for Definitive Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism," published in JAMA Surgery. 

October 1, 2016


September

Jen Bohon, PhD, assistant professor, has been named a 2016 R&D 100 finalist for her invention of a transmission-mode diamond radiation detector.

September 8, 2016


Yu Chen, MD-PhD, research associate, was lead author of and Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was the senior author of "Synergistically acting agonists and antagonists of G protein–coupled receptors prevent photoreceptor cell degeneration," published in Science Signaling. Song-qi Gao, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Hui Jin, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Timothy Kern, PhD, professor, and Philip Kiser, PhD, assistant professor, also contributed to this publication.

September 8, 2016


Fabio Cominelli, MD-PhD, professor, received a 5-year $9.7 million National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institute of Health grant. The grant will be used with the goal of better understanding the origins of Crohn's disease. and eventually developing a cure.

September 8, 2016


Colleen Croniger, PhD, associate professor, Skyler Kalady, MD, assistant professor, Dileep Nair, MD, assistant professor, and John Daryl Thorton, MD, associate professor, were awarded the 2016 Kaiser Permanente award for excellence in teaching.

September 8, 2016


Chris Flask, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2016 Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative SUDEP Pilot Award.

September 8, 2016


Kyle Fluegge, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, is the sole author of "Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010," published in the Journal of Water and Health.

September 8, 2016


Chen Fu, PhD, post-doctural scholar, and Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD-PhD, professor, are contributors to "Altered proliferation and networks in neural cells derived from idiopathic autistic individuals," published in Molecular Psychiatry.

September 8, 2016


Vikas Gulani, MD/PhD, associate professor, was named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

September 8, 2016


Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor,has been awarded the 2016 Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine by the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

September 8, 2016


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, senior instructor, has developed a massive open online course on a personal weight loss plan set to launch on September 19th on Coursera with the intent of being used in a classroom setting.

September 8, 2016


Goutham Narla, MD/PhD, assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

September 8, 2016


Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, Phd, assistant professor, is the lead author of "Deficiency of Nuclear Factor-κB c-Rel Accelerates the Development of Autoimmune Diabetes in NOD Mice," published in Diabetes. Reshmi Parameswaran, PhD, assistant professor, and Jeff Tomalka, doctoral candidate, also contributed to this publication.

September 8, 2016


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Ohio Public Health Association's Public Health Policy Award.

September 8, 2016


August

Colleen Croniger, PhD, associate professor, Skyler Kalady, MD, assistant professor, Dileep Nair, MD, assistant professor, and John Daryl Thorton, MD, associate professor, were awarded the 2016 Kaiser Permanente award for excellence in teaching.

August 1, 2016


Chris Flask, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2016 Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative SUDEP Pilot Award.

August 1, 2016


Vikas Gulani, MD/PhD, associate professor, was named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

August 1, 2016


Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2016 Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine.

August 1, 2016


Goutham Narla, MD/PhD, assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

August 1, 2016


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Ohio Public Health Association's Public Health Policy Award.

August 1, 2016


July

Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD, assistant professor, is senior author of "Transcriptome-wide identification of mRNAs and lincRNAs associated with trastuzumab-resistance in HER2-positive breast cancer," published in Oncotarget journal. Lyndsay N. Harris, MD, adjunct professor; Mark Jackson, PhD, associate professor; Peter Scacheri, PhD, associate professor; and Cheryl Thompson, PhD, assistant professor, also contributed to this publication.

July 16, 2016


Dale Shepard, MD, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.

July 13, 2016


Insoo Hyun, PhD, associate professor, is lead author of "Embryology policy: Revisit the 14-day rule," published in Nature.   

July 4, 2016


Hope Barkoukis, PhD, associate professor, was appointed to the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness and Preventative Care. She will also serve on the 2016-2017 board of directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

July 1, 2016


Nicholas Cohen, MD, assistant professor, received the AmeriCorps SUPER Coach Program grant totaling $136,000 through ServeOhio and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

July 1, 2016


Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, professor, was appointed to the Lester Persky MD Professorship in Urology.

July 1, 2016


James Kazura, MD, professor, was appointed to the Adel A. Mahmoud Professorship in Global Health and Vaccines.

July 1, 2016


Richard T. Lee, MD, associate professor, was appointed to the Parker Hannifin-Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professorship in Integrative Oncology.

July 1, 2016


Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, professor, was appointed to the Jeffrey L. Ponsky Professorship in Surgical Education.

July 1, 2016


Roxanne B Sukol, MD, clinical assistant professor, is lead author of "Redefined Wheat," published in Case Western Reserve Blot Literary Journal.

July 1, 2016


Tsan Sam Xiao, PhD, associate professor, received the 2016 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship valued at $45,444.

July 1, 2016


June

Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor, received two Innovation grants totaling $400,000 for his research on HIV. The grants, funded in part by the American Foundation for AIDS Research, aim to better understand and ultimately curtail HIV’s ability to remain in the body as a persistent viral reservoir.

June 29, 2016


Robert Bonomo, MD, professor, is a contributor to "Cross-class metallo-β-lactamase inhibition by bisthiazolidines reveals multiple binding modes," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Maria A. Mojica, PhD student, also contributed to this publication. Bonomo was also a contributor to "Membrane anchoring stabilizes and favors secretion of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase," published in Nature Chemical Biology,

June 28, 2016


Mark B. Jones, PhD, postdoctural scholar, is lead author and Brian Cobb, PhD, associate professor, is senior author of "B-cell–independent sialylation of IgG," published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Doug Oswald, PhD student, also contributed to this publication.

June 28, 2016


W. Henry Boom, MD, professor, received a five-year, $11 million NIH grant to investigate why some people living with HIV in Africa avoid becoming infected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) despite exposure to high-TB- risk circumstances.

June 27, 2016


Wenzhang Wang, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, is lead author and Xinglong Wang, PhD, assistant professor, is senior author of "The inhibition of TDP-43 mitochondrial localization blocks its neuronal toxicity," published in Nature Medicine. Heewon Choi, undergraduate student; Sirui Jiang, MD/PhD student; Zhen Jiang, PhD, posdoctural scholar; Xiaopin Ma, PhD, postdoctoral scholar; Max Sheng, undergraduate student; Sandra L Siedlak, technician; and Luwen Wang, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, also contributed to this publication.

June 27, 2016


William S. Bush, PhD, assistant professor, and Jonathan Haines, PhD, professor, are collaborators on "Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s disease." The project is funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, as part of a five-year, $10.8 million award.

June 22, 2016


Apporva Chandar, MBBS, research fellow, is a contributor to "Association of Pharmacological Treatments for Obesity With Weight Loss and Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 14, 2016


Saul Genuth, MD, professor, and Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, MD, PhD, professor, contributed to "Persistent Effects of Intensive Glycemic Control on Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Follow-On Study," published in Diabetes Care.

June 13, 2016


Darin A. Croft, PhD, associate professor, was named a Fulbright US Scholar.

June 1, 2016


Marsheena S. Murray, PhD, assistant professor, received the 2016 American Board of Professional Psychology Early Career Psychology Diversity Award.

June 1, 2016


Evi X. Stavrou, MD, assistant professor, was appointed to the Oscar D. Ratnoff MD Professorship in Medicine and Hematology.

June 1, 2016


Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, assistant professor, received the NanoPlasm 2016 Award "Premio Daniela Pucci” at the NanoPlasm conference in Cosenza, Italy, where she also delivered the keynote address. The prize is awarded for achievements in nanotechnology and nanoscience that may potentially revolutionize cancer research and nanomedicine .

June 1, 2016


May

Mark Cameron, PhD, assistant professor, Slim Fourati, senior research associate, and Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, PhD, professor, were contributors to "Adjuvant-dependent innate and adaptive immune signatures of risk of SIVmac251 acquisition," published in Nature Medicine.

May 30, 2016


Irina A. Pikuleva, PhD, professor, is senior author of "Mapping of the Allosteric Site in Cholesterol Hydroxylase CYP46A1 for Efavirenz, a Drug That Stimulates Enzyme Activity," published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Natalia Mast, PhD, research scientist, and Joseph Lin, research assistant, also contributed to this publication.

May 27, 2016


Sheeba Rasheedi, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, is lead author and Jacek Skowronski, MD, PhD, professor, is senior author of "The Cleavage and Polyadenylation Specificity Factor 6 (CPSF6) Subunit of the Capsid-recruited Pre-messenger RNA Cleavage Factor I (CFIm) Complex Mediates HIV-1 Integration into Genes," published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Twishasri Dasgupta, PhD, research associate; Caili Hao, BS, research assistant; Juan Qian, MS, research assistant; and Ming-Chieh Shun, PhD, senior research associate, also contributed to this publication.

May 27, 2016


Mark P. Aulisio, PhD, professor, is lead author of "Why Did Hospital Ethics Committees Emerge in the US?" published in the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics.

May 1, 2016


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, associate professor, was named associate editor of Cancer Clinical Informatics, a new American Society of Clinical Oncology journal.

May 1, 2016


April

James D. Reynolds, PhD, associate professor, received $998,500 from the U.S. Department of Defense for his transplant research. He is leading a multi-disciplinary team examining a new class of drug aimed at stabilizing donor limb and tissue biology after brain death.

April 25, 2016


Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, PhD, professor, is senior author of "Rapid Inflammasome Activation following mucosal SIV Infection of Rhesus Monkeys," published in Cell Press. Khader Ghneim, senior research associate, also contributed to this publication.

April 21, 2016


Ali Filali-Mouhim, senior research associate, and Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, PhD, professor, is a contributor to "Normalizing the environment recapitulates adult human immune traits in laboratory mice," published in Nature

April 20, 2016


Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD, professor, is principal investigator of "Molecular mechanisms and pathways for gas transport across biological membranes and implications for physiology and performance." The project is funded by a five-year, $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative award through the Office of Naval Research.

April 7, 2016


January

Anna Blumental-Perry, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, is senior author of "Adverse Outcomes Associated with Cigarette Smoke Radicals Related to Damage to Protein Disulfide Isomerase," published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

January 4, 2016