Translational Science 2016 Award Opportunities
Learn about the awards offered each year at the Translational Science Meeting. To see a list of past award winners, please click here.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards
NOTE: The application period for the 2016 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards is now closed.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has generously supported early career scholars and pre-doctoral trainees to take part in the annual Translational Science meeting since 2009. The $20,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund grants provide trainees and scholars with travel awards to use toward airfare or hotel expenses for Translational Science 2016. The scholars and trainees take part in unique career development activities, including mock study sections, meetings with NIH program officers, seminars on scientific career development, NIH tours, and research presentations.
|Amrita V. Pai, MS||Cytotoxic IL-17+ T-Cells Contribute to Hypertension in Ovariectomized Rats||Georgetown University/Howard University|
|Andrea Wolf||Formulation Optimization for a Low-Volume Resuscitation Fluid for Hemorrhagic Shock||University of Minnesota|
|Andrew Breck||The Effect of SNAP Participation on Health Status and Obesity||New York University|
|Andrew Ligsay||Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ganaxolone in Children with Fragile X Syndrome||University of California, Davis|
|Sophia Kwon||Metabolic Biomarker Validation and Clinomics of WTC-Lung Injury||New York University School of Medicine|
|Syed Hissam Haider||Aerodigestive Continuum: GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus in WTC Exposed Firefighters||New York University School of Medicine|
|Ashley Marie Lakoduk||Availability of Oncology Clinical Trials for Medically Underserved Populations||UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas|
|Avi Levin||Tumor-associate Proteasomal Assembly is a Potential Therapeutic Target||The Rockefeller University|
|Beau Abar||Examining Barriers to Treatment for Depression in Older Adulthood using Experimental Methods||University of Rochester Medical Center|
|Cameron Paul Upchurch||Etomidate vs Ketamine for Rapid Sequence Intubation of Adult Traumatic Brain Injured Patients||Vanderbilt University|
|David William McIlwain||APE1/Ref-1 Reduces Survivin Protein Expression in Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Diana Rosa Hernandez||Quantification β-aminopropionitrile in vitro release of PLGA perivascular scaffold by TSQ LC-MS||University of Miami|
|Gordon Smith||Protein Supplementation During Weight Loss Attenuates Muscle Loss Without Affecting Muscle Function||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Guadalupe Lorenzatti Hiles||ADAM15 is Functionally Associated with the Metastatic Progression of Human Bladder Cancer||University of Michigan School of Medicine|
|Harry J. Han||ACVR1-mutant Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas Acquire Aberrant BMP Pathway Activation to Activin.||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine|
|Jeff Flynn||Evidence and Role for Bacterial Mucin Degradation in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Disease||University of Minnesota CTSI|
|Jennie H. Kwon, DO||The Food of Hospitalized Patients as a Risk Factor for Acquisition of Clostridium difficile||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Jennifer Erves||Identifying Racial Differences in Parental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness for Adolescent Part||Vanderbilt University|
|Jennifer Kwan||Differential Visceral Adipocyte exosomal miRNA Expression Between Normal and Diabetic Subjects||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Joseph A. Conrad||Development of High-Sensitivity HIV Diagnostics for Low Resource Settings||Vanderbilt University|
|Julia C. Phillippi||Patient-Centered Interprofessional Collaboration for At-Risk Pregnant Women||Vanderbilt University|
|Jun Yoshino, MD, PhD||Effects of Progressive Weight Loss on Adipose Tissue Transcriptome Profiling and Insulin Sensitivity||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Lora Katherine Talley Watts||Neuroprotective effects of Chronic Oral Methylene Blue Treatment in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury||University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio|
|Makia Powers||Pre-Hypertension and Hypertension in Adolescent and Young Adult Black Men||Morehouse School of Medicine|
|Mike Veenstra||Preferential Transmigration of HIV-infected Mature Monocytes into the CNS: HIV Reservoirs and HAND.||Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Nancy Bartolotti||CREB as a Biomarker for Cognitive Function in Alzheimer’s Disease||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Octavia M. Palmer||Zinc finger Protein 816 is a Repressor of the Human Toll-like Receptor Signaling Pathway||University of Pittsburgh|
|Phylicia Anne Robins||Molecular Basis of Fungal Meningoencephalitis due to Blood-Brain Barrier Invasion by C.neoformans||University of California, Davis|
|Ponni Perumalswami||HepCure: An Innovative Web-based Toolkit to Train a New Cohort of Hepatitis C Providers and Increase||Mount Sinai School Of Medicine|
|Quinn R. Pack||Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short and Medium Term Hospital Readmission foll||Baystate Medical Center|
|Robert Morris Blanton, Jr.||Understanding the Role of Mixed Lineage Kinase in Human Cardiovascular Disease||Tufts Medical Center|
|Shanna Alexandria Arnold||Analysis of shed ALCAM as a Prognostic Marker in Clear Cell Renal Cancer||Vanderbilt University|
|Taren M. Swindle||An Exploratory Sequential Study to Develop an Assessment of Factors Influencing Implementation of Be||University of Arkansas Medical Sciences|
|Terence Williams||KRAS Oncogenic Mutations Induce intrisic Resistance to Radiation Through Upregulation of DNA Repair||The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center|
|Thomas Coughlin, PhD||Elucidating New Targets for Bone Cancers Using In Vitro Mechanotransduction of Osteosarcoma Cells||New York University, General Clinical Research Center|
|Thomas Julian Ow, MD||Dual Targeting of Apoptosis in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma||Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Tiffany G. Woynaroski, PhD, CCC-SLP||Using Automated Vocal Analysis to Predict Word use in Preverbal Preschoolers with Autism||Vanderbilt University|
|Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD, MA, MPH, CHES||Application of a Behavioral Theory to Identify Determinants of Sickle Cell Trait Screening||Vanderbilt University|
|Joanna Yang||Adolescent Mental Health InSciEd Out: Translating Science Education to Health Promotion||Mayo Clinic|
|Zachary Andrew Vesoulis||The Impact of High-Dose Caffeine on Seizure Burden in Extremely Preterm Neonates||Washington University in St. Louis|
Translational Science Awards for Career Achievement and Contributions
NOTE: The nominations period for the 2016 Career Achievement Awards is now closed.
Four awards will be given at Translational Science 2016 that recognize senior investigators whose innovative research or education leadership has had a major impact on or through clinical and translational science. The recipients of these awards will each be awarded $1,000 and compensation for travel expenses.
The Four Distinguished Investigator Awards include:
- Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award: This award is named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., recognizing a senior investigator whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.
- ACTS Distinguished Educator Award: This award recognizes an investigator who has distinguished him or herself as a researcher, mentor and academic leader. Students and trainees are also invited to submit nominations.
- AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award: This Award recognizes an investigator’s pathway to excellence in achieving an independent research career in biomedical research. The recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Henry Christian Dinner.
- Team Science Award: This award recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications and eventually widespread clinical practice. Nominations are invited of senior investigators who have had national impact by virtue of contributions to clinical and translational science in each of the above designated categories.