2010 CTSI Pilot Awards Announced

Twelve teams of investigators have received support from the Tufts CTSI for pilot studies.  The CTSI supports Catalyst Awards that provide support for multidisciplinary research teams of at least two investigators that represent basic, clinical and/or applied sciences.  They also support Planning Grants that faciliatate the formation of multidisciplinary teams and the development of hypotheses and study questions.

This years recipients are:

  • Dan Jay & Julian Wu, "Inhibiting Semaphorin 3A-Neuropilin-1-mediated GBM Dispersal"
  • Charlotte Kuperwasser & Grace Gill, "Regulation of Breast Progenitor and Tumor Cell Phenotype by a BRCA1-Slug-LSD1 Pathway"
  • David Thorley-Lawson & Andreas Klein, "Whole Genome Sequencing of the Epstein-Barr Virus and Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease Tissue"
  • Janet Forrester & Hoon Ji, "The Effect of Genetic Variants on the Relation Between Fatty Liver and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV Infection"
  • Brent Cochran & Doug Jefferson, "Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Glioblastoma Stem Cells"
  • Li Zeng & Elizabeth Matskin, "Novel Strategies to Enhance Host-integration in Cartilage Repair"
  • Elizabeth Tanefis & Doug Brugge, "An Investigation of Multiple In-Home Health Hazards in Boston-based Family Childcare Providers Facilities"
  • Lewis Cohen & John Griffith, "Renal Supportive Care"
  • Scott Preston & Dominic Hodgkin, "Examining Pediatric Psychotropic Medication Use in Residential and Day Treatment Facilities"
  • John Leung & Peter Bonis, "Exhaled Nitric Oxide as a Non-invasive Surrogate for Eosinophilic Esophagitis"
  • Chenchen Wang & John Wong, "Cost-effectiveness of Tai Chi Mind-body Exercise for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia"
  • Roula Choueiri & Sheldon Wagner, "Validation and Reliability of Play-based Tests in the Clinical Evaluation of Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)"

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