2022 DOM Pilot Project Grant Award Winners

For the last several years, The Department of Medicine has sponsored a Pilot Project Grant Program to support the research of junior faculty members. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 DOM Pilot Project Grant awards. We had several meritorious applications, and the following three projects were selected for funding:

Project Title: Use of Colchicine to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation after Ablation
Principal Investigator: Abhijeet Singh, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Mentor: Andreas Kalogeropoulos, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Project Title: Establishing a Synergistic Mouse Model to Study Immunotherapy Resistance of STK11 Altered Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Potential Mitigation Strategies
Principal Investigator: Harold Bien, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, & Northport VA Medical Center
Mentor: Richard Lin, M.D.

Project Title: Targeted Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Principal Investigator: Agnieszka Bialkowska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Please join us in congratulating the awardees.

We want to thank all of the faculty who submitted applications and their mentors/collaborators for supporting these faculty.

Marie C. Gelato, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor and Chair
Research Committee

Vincent W. Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Simons Chair of Medicine