Past Translational Science Meeting Awards

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Award for Patient Oriented Research 

2018 Daniel J. Rader, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2017 Henry Ginsberg, MD, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Science

2016 Robert Sherwin, MD, Yale University

2014 Steven K. Grinspoon, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for Translation from Early Clinical Use to Applicability for Widespread Clinical Practice 

2018 James G. Krueger, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University

2017 Peter J. Snyder, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2015 Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2014 Robert M. Califf, MD, Duke University Medical Center

ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy

2018 Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2017 Scott D. Halpern, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2015 Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

2014 Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University

ACTS Distinguished Educator Award

2018 Lawrence F. Brass, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2017 Ellen W. Seely, MD, Brigham Health, Brigham & Women's Hospital

2016 Doris Rubio, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

2015 Michael F. Fleming, MD, MPH of Northwestern University

2014 Eugene P. Orringer, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Science Award

2018 Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, and the Yale Cancer Center Immunology Team

2017 CONRAD

2016 Yale Diabetes Research Center

2015 Women's Health Initiative

2014 Community Partners in Care Council

Barry Coller ACTS Excellence in Service Award

2017 Rebecca D. Jackson, MD, The Ohio State University

2014 Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH, Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute

AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award

2017 Scott D. Halpern, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2016 William J. Steinbach, MD, Duke University

2015 Dr. Keith Josephs, Jr. of Mayo Clinic 

2014 Yutong Zhao, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

AFMR Junior Physician Investigator Award

2018 Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

PhRMA Foundation Award

2017 Paul M. Campbell, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine

PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

2018 A. Hunter Shain, PhD, University of California San Francisco, Mark Ebbert, PhD, Mayo ClinicQun Wang, PhD, Iowa State University


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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards

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 2018. 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.

Awardee
Institution
Title
Alexander Xu
Tufts University
Epidemiology of traumatic esophageal injury, an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank
Amrit Kashyap
Emory University
Neural correlates of externally versus internally guided dance-based therapies for people with Parkinson's disease
Amy Langdon
Washington University in St. Louis, Institute Of Clinical and Translational Sciences
Prophylactic broad–spectrum antibiotics for childhood malnutrition
Ana Chang
University of Washington
The contribution of commensal oral bacteria to periodontal health through the regulated expression of neutrophil chemotactic molecules in the murine junctional epithelium
Annie Farrell
Emory University
Urinary Tract Infections in Children with Kidney Allografts: Risk Factors and Clinical Consequences 
Benjamin Andrew
Duke University
Investigation of post-operative serum creatinine trajectories using latent class mixed modeling: A novel approach to assessing post-cardiac surgery acute kidney injury
Caroline Vrana
Medical University of South Carolina
Relationship Power Imbalance and History of Male Partner HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women in Central Uganda
Claire Kilmer
Purdue University
Collagen Type I and II Blend Hydrogels for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
Divya Bezwada
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Comparing metabolic labeling of human tumors at different anatomic sites
Emily Brown
University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Predicting Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis, Progression, Severity, and Identification of Potential Therapies: A Machine Learning Approach
Joel Ramirez
University Of California, San Francisco
Characterizing Specialized Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators and Synthesis Pathways in Veterans with Peripheral Artery Disease
John Arena
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
CLARITY Reveals Three Dimensional Morphologies and Hidden Connections of Axonal Bulbs Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Joseph Linzey
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Analysis of the Initiation of Comfort Care Immediately Following Emergent Neurosurgical Operations 
Judith Vick
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
How have characteristics of end-of-life family caregiving changed from 1999 to 2015? Preliminary results from two waves of nationally representative data
Kevin O'Brien
Indiana University School of Medicine
Targeted Eccentric Motor Control to Improve Locomotion after Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Leanne Dumeny
University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
TL1 Team Approach to Social and Genetic Determinants of Nocturnal Blood Pressure
Luis  Reyes
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Cardiac Injury Due to Streptococcus pneumoniae Invasion During Severe Pneumococcal Pneumonia in a Novel Non-Human Primate Model 
Mark Murdock
University of Pittsburgh
Extracellular matrix as a novel approach to glioma therapy
Maureen Mealy
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Scrambler Therapy: Potential New Treatment for Central Neuropathic Pain?
Michael Arenson
Emory University
Prediction of 90-Day Readmission among Kidney Transplant Recipients using Natural Language Processing 
Nicholas George
University of Colorado at Denver
A novel multi-photon microscopy method for neuronavigation in deep brain stimulation surgery
Nicole Blumenfeld
Columbia University, Irving Institute for Clinical
Point-of-care liquid biopsy for precision diagnostics in recurrent non-small cell lung cancer 
Oluwayemisi Dina
Meharry Medical College 
Increased Prevalence of Fibro-proliferative Disorders in Patients with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Rajpreet Chahal
University of California, Davis
Using Neural Connectivity Biomarkers to Predict Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescence
Ramya Singireddy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Exploring Müller cell-cone interactions in human fovea using 3-dimensional volume electron microscopy (EM)
Rasheedat Zakare
Duke University
A Prospective Trial of Mobile Technology for Patient Education in Spine Clinic
Rebecca DiBiase
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Effects of Gravidity and Parity on Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Amyloid Plaque Deposition
Riana Sanyal
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Atopic dermatitis and ethnicity: defining variations in molecular phenotypes
Rosaline Zhang
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Solid-State MRI as a nonradiative alternative to computed tomography for craniofacial imaging
Sadie Dierschke
Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Regulation of retinal protein O-GlcNAcylation by angiotensin-(1-7) and cAMP
Sankalp Malhotra
The Ohio State University
Mucoidal Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is associated with regional inflammation in the cystic fibrosis lung
Stephanie Florez-Pollack
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Long-term response to treatment and disease recurrence in a prospective cohort of morphea patients
Stephanie Garcia
University of Colorado at Denver
Increasing butyrate levels by microbial manipulation or drug administration to delay Parkinson’s disease progression.
Stephanie Moore-Lotridge
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Macrophages Protect Skeletal Muscle from Trauma-Induced Heterotopic Ossification by Regulating Dystrophic Calcification
Steven Schutt
Medical University of South Carolina
Identifying the Role and Immunobiological Mechanisms of Fli-1 Mediated Pathogenicity in Graft-versus-Host Disease 
Timothy Borbet
NYU - H+H Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Antibiotics, early-life microbiota, and susceptibility to asthmatic disease.
Tracy Cheng
Duke University
Association of Timing and Frequency of Sinus Surgery with Lung Transplant Survival in Cystic Fibrosis
Wade Self
Washington University in St. Louis, Institute Of Clinical and Translational Sciences
Protein production as an early pharmacodynamics biomarker for RNA-Targeting Therapies 
William Zhang
University Of California, San Francisco
Association of plasma angiogenesis biomarkers with acute kidney injury and mortality following cardiac surgery
Zheying Chen
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Sexual Dimorphism in a Mouse Model of Syndromic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm