2021/2022 Targeted Research Opportunity Program Awards

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce that four of our outstanding faculty have received the 2021/2022 Targeted Research Opportunity Program awards, supported by The Renaissance School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President for Research and the Stony Brook University Cancer Center.

The program receives many worthy applications, and the following faculty members and their collaborating investigators have been recognized for their applications in two categories:

FUSION Awards - this seed grant program is designed to support highly meritorious and innovative research.
Clinical Research Awards – awarded to any aspect of clinical-translational research that provided substantive data for an application to a federal funding agency.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the following Department of Medicine faculty for receiving these highly competitive awards for the following projects:
 


"Colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention in low-income minority populations"
FUSION Award

Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Chief of Endocscopy, Stony Brook University Hospital
Assistant Dean for Clinical Outreach

Collaborating investigator:
Jeanine Morelli, MD
Department of Family Population and Preventative Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine
 


"Identification of Amblyomma americanum-borne pathogens in human patients”
Clinical Research Award

Luis A. Marcos, MD, FACP, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Research Award

Collaborating investigator:
Hwan Kim, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University



"Blood endotoxin levels and kidney outcomes in ICU patients"
Clinical Research Award

Sian Piret, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Clinical Research Award

Co-principal investigator:
Sobia Khan, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Stony Brook Kidney Center


"Defining MR1 ligands derived from Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
FUSION Award

Charles K. Vorkas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Physician-Scientist
FUSION Award

Collaborating investigator:
Jessica C. Seeliger, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmalogical Sciences
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University


We send our best wishes to the faculty winners and the collaborating investigators, and we wish them continued success in their future research endeavors, and throughout their Stony Brook careers.