Sheng-Kwei Song, professor of radiology, and Wilson Z. Ray, MD, associate professor of neurological surgery, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Predictive Value of Diffusion MRI in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.”
Arpita Bose, assistant professor in biology and in earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $40,000 collaboration initiation grant from the dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences to pursue cross-disciplinary research with Mark Meacham, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and material sciences in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Samarth Hegde, a fourth-year graduate student in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, received a six-year, $340,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Defining the barriers to immune surveillance in solid tumors.” Hegde’s grant is a relatively new funding mechanism by the National Cancer Institute, supporting PhD candidates in completing their dissertation research training and then transitioning into mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral research positions.
Joshua Shimony, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, nearly $1.6 million competing continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “5/5 Neurocognitive and Neuroimaging Biomarkers: Predicting Progression Toward Dementia in Patients with Treatment Resistant Late-Life Depression.”
Krista Milich, assistant professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received $2,000 from the American Society of Primatologists as winner of the 2017 Deborah Moore Memorial Award.
Jeffrey Millman, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Studying the role of the microenvironment on differentiation and maturation of beta cells.”
Philip Skemer, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $39,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of a conference on experimental studies of subduction zone processes.
Brian A. Gordon, assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $622,915 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)for a research project titled “Neuroimaging Markers of Emerging Dysfunction in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease.”
Jonathan Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, received $75,000 as winner of the Cancer Research Foundation‘s Young Investigator Award. The award will support a research project titled “A novel supramacromolecular approach to non-toxic combination anti-cancer therapeutics.”
James DuBois, the Steven J. Bander Professor of Medical Ethics and Professionalism, director of the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics, and director of the Professional and Social Issues Lab at the School of Medicine, has received a $2.1 million, four-year grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research on barriers to sharing qualitative data in health sciences research. The grant will be used for work in the Professional and Social Issues Lab, which focuses on social sciences research that improves understanding of ethics and professionalism in research and medicine, and the Washington University Institute for Informatics, which will develop software to assist investigators in anonymizing qualitative research data. Read more information about the grant.
Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology and of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to expand our understanding of how microbes interact with charged surfaces.
Mario Castro, MD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has received a $3 million grant to support a training center focused on implementing the latest research and care guidelines for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Co-led by the Brown School’s Ross Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health, and Enola Proctor, the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor of Social Work, Washington University will be one of three such training centers, Mentored Training in Implementation Science (MTIS), nationwide. Read more about the center.
Tammie L. Benzinger, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology, and Yong Wang, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, more than $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Quantification of Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease Using Diffusion Basis Spectrum Imaging.” The study will enable the researchers to use a novel brain imaging test to examine inflammation during the stages of preclinical and clinical Alzheimer’s disease.