Past Translational Science Meeting Awards

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Team Science Award


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

PhRMA Foundation Award

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


Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards

NOTE: The application period for the 2017 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 2017. 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.

Award Winner Institution Abstract Title
Adeyinka C Adejumo, MD, MS University of Massachusetts, Lowell Among Heart Failure Patients, Cannabis Use is an Independent Predictor of Hospitalization and Discharge Against Medical Advice: Data from the 2012 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
Joshua Liddy Indiana University School of Medicine Assessing the Practicality of Locomotor Fractality During Splitbelt Treadmill Walking
Alan Workman University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine CALHM1-Mediated ATP Release and Ciliary Beat Frequency Modulation in Airway Epithelial Cells
Justin M Canada VCU Cardiac Abnormalities Drive Exercise Intolerance in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Andrea Lin University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute Characterization of Immune Cell Differences with Anti-thymocyte Globulin (ATG) and Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (GCSF) in both Pre-Clinical and Clinical Models of Type 1 Diabetes 
Shaun Evan Gruenbaum Yale School of Medicine Chronic Branched-Chain Amino Acid Ingestion Aggravates Hilar Neuron Loss in a Rodent Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Solomon Abiola, PhD University of Rochester Medical Center Citation Network Towards Faculty Development Inside and Outside of CTSAs
Milos Marinkovic University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Control of Stem Cell Behavior by Exposure to Tissue-Specific ECM
Ahsan Choudary University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Detecting Cardiometabolic Disease Through Breath Analysis: A Metabolomic Approach
Carlee Giesige The Ohio State University Developing the first mouse model of FSHD that recapitulates myopathy-related phenotypes
Jonathan Turner Medical University of South Carolina Development of novel penicillin binding protein 2 (PBP2) inhibitors as drug candidates for penicillin- and cephalosporin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
David Carpenter Duke University Medical Center Disagreement in Middle Ear Volume Values between Tympanometry and Three-Dimensional Volume Reconstruction
Jaime Lynn Bernstein Clinical and Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Fabrication of the First Full-Scale Human Auricular Chondrocyte Derived Ear Scaffold for Clinical Application
Daniel Webb Markwalter Vanderbilt University Family Preparedness for Transitions in Care of Critically Ill Children
Chelsea Alfafara The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Generalizability of Findings to a Rheumatoid Arthritis Population for a Phase 1b Trial Assessing an Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplement
Marisa Hornbaker The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hnRNP K Overexpression Drives Acute Myeloid Leukemia Emergence and Progression
Nicholas James Brady University of Minnesota CTSI JAK Inhibition Disrupts Inflammatory Homeostasis in Human Macrophages
Joselyn Cruz Purdue University  MDM2 deletion in Granule Neuron Precursor cells affects Postnatal Cerebellar Development 
Sameer H Halani Emory University Multi-faceted computational assessment of risk and progression in oligodendroglioma uncovers crucial role of the Notch pathway
Ali Falaki Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Multi-muscle synergies: A sensitive tool for Parkinson’s disease
Jessie J Polanco University At Buffalo, State University Of New York Muscarinic receptor M3R signaling prevents efficient myelin repair by human and mouse oligodendrocyte progenitor cells
Danielle Elise LoRe University of Chicago Parent-directed nutrition intervention in promoting healthy eating among parents with low-SES toddlers: A randomized controlled trial
Bonnie Lizbeth Bullock University of Colorado at Denver Pathways Controlling Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Shima Dowla University of Alabama at Birmingham Phenotypic Characteristics of Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Michio Taya Albert Einstein College of Medicine Prevalence of adrenal incidentaloma: a methodologic comparison of EMR query strategies
Ridwan Alam Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Prospective Analysis of Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses: Is It Safe or Should We Operate?
Derek Beaulieu Tufts University Risk Factors Associated with a Recent Change in Mole(s) Size, Shape, or Color among American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme® Program Participants (2009-2010)
Rebecca Duron University of Alabama at Birmingham Risk Factors for Poor Retention in HIV Care Using Clinic and Statewide Surveillance Data
Caroline Eden Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Role of PTK6 in the Immune Microenvironment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Andrew Breck NYU, General Clinical Research Center The effect of SNAP participation on clinically diagnosed obesity and other diet-related disease
Sara Blick Rochester Institute of Technology The Role of Platelet Factor-4 (PF4 or CXCL4) in B Cell Differentiation 
Miranda Lynn Gardner The Ohio State University The Tale Behind the Tails: A Mass Spectrometry-Based Approach to Investigate the Role of a Histone Methyltransferase, EZH2, in Chromatin Remodeling, Cell Proliferation and Tumorigenesis
Monica Javidnia Georgetown - Howard Universities The tyrosine kinase inhibitor pazopanib is a potential therapeutic for the tauopathies
Christina Pressl Rockefeller University Utilization of an ICD-Coded Electronic Health Records (EHR) Database to Characterize the Epidemiology of Prosopagnosia 
Christopher A Brown University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science White matter microstructure in the default mode network mediates the effects of aging, Alzheimer's, and cerebrovascular pathology on executive function
Jingran Wen The University of Utah School of Medicine Hydrogen Bonding and Water Accessibility Changes Upon Expansion of PolyQ Tracts in ataxin-2 and ataxin-3
Joseph Myrie  Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fetal APOL1 HR Variants May Increase Risk of Preeclampsia
Lillian F. Zhang University of California, Davis Loss of EptB Decreases Systemic Inflammation During Salmonella Infection and Allows for Evasion of the Host Immune Response 
Sonya Makhni Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Usability and Adoption of the First Enterprise-Wide App Prescribing Platform, RxUniverse, in an Academic Tertiary Care Hospital