Six U of M trainees receive CTSI career development awards

Published by CTSI on December 19, 2018

CTSI is pleased to announced six new Scholars to join its Translational Research Development Program, which provides an opportunity for early stage investigators to gain significant experience with clinical and translational research as a foundation for the development of an independent research career focused on human health.

Awardees will each receive up to $16,000 in research funds over two years to support a modest research project that will result in a publication in a peer reviewed journal. Projects are set to begin Jan. 1, 2019.

Congratulations to our newest TRDP Scholars!

Amy Dwyer, PhD, Masonic Cancer Center
Project title: Targeting the Progesterone Receptor in an ex vivo model using primary mammary epithelial cells
Primary mentor: Carol Lange, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
Translational mentor: Doug Yee, MD, Department of Medicine, Medical School

Zachary Galliger, Biomedical Engineering PhD Program, College of Science and Engineering
Project title: 3D Bioprinted HumanTracheal Graft for Pediatric Trachea Reconstruction in a Rabbit Model
Primary mentor: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School
Translational mentor: Rafael Andrade, MD, Department of Surgery, Medical School

Lauren Harasymiw, PhD, Medical School
Project title: Prevalence and Implications of Mental Health Comorbidities in Children and Young Adults with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Primary mentor: Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School
Translational mentor: Scott Grosse, PhD, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Carlos Perez Kerkvliet, MSTP Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology PhD Program
Project title: Unraveling GR-driven regulation of cancer phenotypes in breast cancer
Primary mentor: Carol Lange, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical School
Translational mentors: Doug Yee, MD, Department of Medicine, Medical School and Andrew Nelson, MD, PhD, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School

Brian Sweis, MSTP Student, Neuroscience PhD Program
Project title: Translational approach to resolve neurobiologically distinct decision-making dysfunctions in addiction
Primary mentors: Mark Thomas, PhD and A. David Redish, PhD, Department of Neuroscience in the College of Biological Sciences (primary co-mentors)
Translational mentor: Kelvin Lim, MD, and Sheila Specker, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Medical School

Zhou Ye, PhD, School of Dentistry
Project title: Development of an Antibiofilm Resorbable Membrane for Treating Peri-Implantitis
Primary mentor: Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MSc Eng, Department of Restorative Sciences, School of Dentistry
Translational mentor: Hooi Pin Chew, PhD, Department of Restorative Sciences, School of Dentistry

This is one of seven CTSI career development programs that provide training and education to advance researchers through the career development pipeline.

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