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Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences announces 2018 Benefactor-Funded Career Development Awards

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences announced 2018 Benefactor-Funded Career Development Awards. These awards are made possible through benefactor gifts and provide important seed money for junior investigators.

Bashar Aqel, M.D. (GI-HL '01, GI '04), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Division of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, associate professor of medicine

Paulette E. and Joseph R. Maslick Career Development Award in Transplant Research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

"Pilot Study to Assess the Validity of 'Liquid Biopsy' to Improve Diagnosis, Prognostic Assessment and Disease Monitoring in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplant for Hilar and Intraphepatic Cholangiocarcinoma"

Irina Bancos, M.D. (ENDO '12)
Endocrinology

Keith Baratz, M.D. (OPH '91), Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, professor of ophthalmology

Robert R. Waller, M.D. Career Development Award in Ophthalmology Research

"Gene Expression and Pathogenesis of Repeat Expansion-negative Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy"

Andrew Bentall, M.D., M.B., Ch.B. (S '12), Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine

Clinician Career Development Award in Transplant Research

"Endothelial-Specific Markers of Chronic Antibody-Mediated Renal Allograft Injury"

Fouad Chebib, M.D. (NEPH '16), Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
"Discovering a Specific TRPV2 Agonist to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease"

Teacher of the Year: John Chen, M.D., Ph.D. (OPH ’14), Department of Ophthalmology

Ping Chen, Ph.D. (MPET '15), Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of pharmacology

Kathryn H. and Roger Penske Career Development Award in Endocrinology in Honor of Dr. Ian Hay

"Gene Transfer Targeting the Ghrelin Neuroendocrine System for Long-Term Weight Control in Obesity"

Malay Choudhury, Ph.D. (THDCC '18), Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
Brewer Family Career Development Award in Support of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Related Interstitial Lung Disease Research
“Targeting Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) Regulation of Glutamine Metabolism in Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Sean Cleary, M.D. (S '17), Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, associate professor of surgery

Simons Family Center Career Development Award in Surgical Innovation

"Assessment of Imaging Technology on Cognitive Workload and Performance in Minimally Invasive Surgery"

Naima Covassin, Ph.D. (CV '14), Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine

Marie Ingalls Cardiovascular Research Career Development Fund in honor of Dr. Alexander Schirger

"Cardiometabolic Effects of Sleep Extension in African-Americans"

Anne Gingery, Ph.D. (BIOC '12), Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of orthopedics

Career Development Award in Orthopedics

"The Role of Cellula Senescence in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gretchen Glaser, M.D. (GYNO '13)

Josephine Huang, M.D. (I-1 '11, N '14), Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Florida, assistant professor of neurology
Mayo Clinic Myron and Jane Hanley Career Development Award in Stroke Research
“Prolonged Cardiac Monitoring in Individuals With High-Risk for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke”

Prasad Iyer, M.D. (GI '06, CTSA '07), professor of medicine

Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B. (HEMO '13), Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of immunology and medicine and oncology

Exact Sciences Career Development Award in Cancer Innovation Honoring Susan L. Ahlquist

“Development of a Clinically Available Reporter Gene Imaging of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells Using Sodium Iodide Symporter (NIS)”

Matthew Koster, M.D. (CTSA '16, RHEU '16), Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
Audrey M. Nelson, M.D., Career Development Award in Rheumatology Research
“Understanding Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: Clinical Characteristics, Outcomes, Pathogenesis”

Kuntian Luo, Ph.D. (ONCL '11), Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of pharmacology
Karl-Erivan Haub Family Career Development Award in Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, honoring Richard F. Emslander, M.D.
“RINT1: A New BRCA2 Regulator”

Ashima Makol, M.B.B.S. (RHEU '13), Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
John M. Nasseff, Sr. Clinician Career Development Award in Rheumatology Honoring Dr. Harvinder Luthra
“The Heart in Scleroderma: Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Atherosclerotic Vascular Events and Cardiac Dysfunction”

Teng Moua, M.D. (THDCC '12), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
Lucile Nelson Clinician Career Development Award in Pulmonary Diseases Research
“Prospective Assessment of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Impact of Self-Management in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease”

Dennis Murphree Jr., Ph.D. (HSR '15), Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of biostatistics
Robert S. Totz, M.D., Career Development Award in Dermatology
“Applying Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Automate Dermatophathologic Diagnosis”

Vinaya Simha, M.D., M.B.B.S. (I '12, ENDO '14), Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
Robert and Elizabeth Strickland Career Development Award within the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes and Nutrition
“Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in Familial Partial Lipodystrophy”

Joseph Skalski, M.D. (I '12, CMR '13, THDC '16)
Lane Family Career Development Award Honoring Eric S. Edell, M.D.
"Understanding the Role of the Microbiota in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis"

Marius Stan, M.D. (ENDO '07, CTSA '11), Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, associate professor of medicine
Richard F. Emslander Career Development Award in Endocrinology and Nutrition
“Pilot Study for Treatment of Amiodarone-Induced Thyroiditis With Radiofrequency Ablation”

Mark Tyson II, M.D. (PRES '11, U '15), Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, assistant professor of urology
Christian Haub Family Career Development Award in Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic Arizona Honoring Dr. Richard F. Emslander
“Quality of Life After Treatment for Bladder Cancer: The Bladder Cancer Survivorship Study”

Chung Il Wi, M.D. (GI '13, CTSA '15, PD '15), Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of pediatrics

Marcia T. Kreyling Career Development Award in Pediatric and Neonatal Research
“The Impact of Indoor and Outdoor Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure on the Risk of Exacerbation of Childhood Asthma in a Mixed Rural-Urban Community of the United States: The First Case Study for Assessing the Impact of Air Pollutants on Childhood Health in Olmsted County, Minnesota”

Kerry Wright, M.B.B.S. (I '09, GERI '13, RHEU '13), Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine
Mayo Clinic Career Development Award in Rheumatoid Arthritis Research
“Utilizing MRI for earlier diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Hemang Yadav, M.B.B.S. (I '13, CI '14, CTSA '16, THDC '16), "Biomarker Titrated Corticosteroid Dosing for SARS-CoV-2: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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