Past Translational Science Meeting Awards

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

2019 John H. Krystal, MD, Yale School of Medicine

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 

2019 Carl H. June, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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

2019 David A. Asch, MD, MBA, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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

2019 Christine Pfund, PhD and Christine Sorkness, PharmD, RPh, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

2019 Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, and the ECHORN Team, Yale School of Medicine

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

2019 Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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

2019 Sam Emaminejad, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

2018 A. Hunter Shain, PhD, University of California San Francisco, Mark Ebbert, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Qun 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 2019. 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 Title Institution
Sikoya Ashburn A functional neuroimaging study of the cerebellum's involvement in children with reading and math disabilities Georgetown University
Walid Ashmeik Association of blood pressure and biochemical knee cartilage composition assessed by T2 relaxation time measurements: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative University Of California, San Francisco
Shannon Barbour-Christensen Assessing the protective potential of H1N1 influenza virus hemagglutinin head and stalk antibodies in humans University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Haley Bednarz The Relationship between Executive Function Brain Connectivity and Social Functioning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Tulane University School of Medicine
Marion Bendixen A TL1 Team Approach to Personalizing Donor Human Milk for the Preterm Infant University of Pittsburgh
Rajpreet Chahal Neural connectivity mechanisms linking off-time pubertal development and depression risk in adolescence University of California, Davis
Ashley Choi Bowel Ischemia after Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: A Single Center Analysis Duke University
Kadie Clancy Machine Learning for Prediction of Pathologic Pneumatosis Intestinalis Using CT Scans University Of California, San Francisco
Timothy Copeland Nonclinical factors associated with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among breast cancer patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Alexandra Dreyfuss A Mouse Model to Study Image-Guided, Radiation-Induced Cardiac Injury and Potential Clinically Targetable Biologic Mediators  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Morgan Ellis Production of Engineered Cardiac Tissue for Disease Modeling Auburn University
Henrietta Fasanya TL1 Team Approach to Using a Combination of Ganglioside 2 and 3 as an Immunoaffinity Target for Circulating Osteosarcoma Cell Detection  Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Laila Fozouni Frailty Associated with Increased Rates of Acute Cellular Rejection Within 3 Months After Liver Transplantation Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Frances Gill Implementing an Interdisciplinary, Student-Run Consult Service for Homeless Patients: The Critical Role of Community Partnerships University of Alabama at Birmingham
Megan Gliozzi Hemoglobin selectively inhibits renal proximal tubular uptake of proteins: Implications for vitamin D deficiency and kidney disease in sickle cell disease Tufts University
Leonard Hickman Electroencephalographic suppression from anesthesia and cognitive recovery Mayo Clinic
Quenten Hooker Effects of Motor Skill Training vs. Strength and Flexibility Exercise on Functional Limitations, Pain, and Movement Characteristics in People with Chronic Low Back Pain Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Jonczyk Breast Cancer Surgical Management :Novel Surgical Trends, Appropriate Axillary intervention, and associated Complications Tufts University
Austin Jones Assessing Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Retention of Care Tulane University School of Medicine
Alexandra Khodadadi Factors Associated with Hesitancy of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Latina Immigrant Mothers Despite Physician Recommendation University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Uriel  Kim The Devil is in the Details: Unbalanced Gains in Healthcare Access and Affordability in the Health Insurance Exchanges  Case Western Reserve University
Eithan Kotkowski Unpacking the Contributions of Metabolic Syndrome's Biometric Variables on Gray Matter Volume Using Linear Regression Emory University School of Medicine
Monica Lieng Association between Transfer of Children from the Emergency Department and Pediatric Readiness of the Hospital  University of California, Davis
Carissa Livingston Sunitinib-Induced Cardiotoxicity in an Engineered Cardiac Microtissue Model University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Lorena Marcano Bonilla Associations of aspirin, non-aspirin NSAIDs, statins, and metformin with risk of biliary cancer: A Swedish population-based cohort study University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Erica Monrose Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is associated with higher prevalence of NAFLD: a case-control study. Tulane University School of Medicine
Alexandra Moussa-Tooks Effects of Early Life Stress on Adult Behavioral and Neural Outcomes in Rats Indiana University School of Medicine
Natalia Olchanski Targeting Diabetes Prevention Programs: Individual Risk-Based Health Economic Analysis Tufts University
Jake Owens PRMT5 is a novel therapeutic target to enhance radiation therapy for cancer treatment University of Pittsburgh
Harrison Penrose Identification of Immune Cell Profiles and Molecular Pathways in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Driving Non-Response to Biologic Therapy University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Mindy Pike The association between components of the Life’s Simple Seven and incident end stage renal disease in the Southern Community Cohort Study Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ramy Rashad Mycoplasma Induced Rash and Mucositis: How Affected Are the Eyes? Tufts University
Alexander Razavi Serum Metabolites from the Trimethylamine Pathway Associate with Left Ventricular Diastolic Function: The Bogalusa Heart Study Tulane University School of Medicine
Adam Rocker An Injectable Sulfonated Reversible Thermal Gel for Controlled and Localized Delivery of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor to Promote Cardiac Protection After a Myocardial Infarction University of Colorado Denver
Lauren Saag Association between HIV and early weight loss and the impact on subsequent treatment outcomes among patients with tuberculosis University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Stephen Sloan Combined Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus Repair Prevents Degeneration in the Ovine Lumbar Spine Cornell University
Hrishikesh Srinagesh Serial Biomarker Monitoring Predicts Long Term Outcomes in Acute Graft Versus Host Disease University of Wisconsin
Elizabeth Walker Dialysis facility profit status and referral for kidney transplant Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jacqueline Westerdahl Using infant exertion to tailor treadmill intervention Indiana University School of Medicine
Leah Zuroff Toxicity of Released B Cell Products in Multiple Sclerosis: Effects on Neurons and Oligodendrocytes Washington University in St. Louis