DOM Pilot Project Awards

Information on how to apply will be available in October.

For the last several years, The Department of Medicine has sponsored a Pilot Project Grant Program to support the research of junior faculty members. Below is a list of the projects award winners from 2022 and 2021.

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

Project Title: Influence of stromal-epithelial interaction on the intestinal epithelium regeneration post-irradiation injury
Principal Investigator: Dr. Agnieszka Bialkowska in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mentor: Dr. Vincent Yang

Project Title: Identification of Amblyomma americanum-borne pathogens in human patients
Principal Investigator: Dr. Luis Marcos in the Division of Infectious Diseases
Collaborators: Drs. Hwan Kim and Jorge Benach, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Project Title: Natriuretic Peptides, Fluid Management, and Outcomes in COVID-19
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos in the Division of Cardiology
Collaborator:  Dr. Hal Skopicki

Project Title: Sublethal doxorubicin promotes breast cancer metastasis though regulation of neutral
sphingomyelinase 2

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniel Canals, Department of Medicine, Cancer Center
Mentor:  Dr. Yusuf Hannun

Project Title: Endotoxin activity assay results and kidney outcomes in intensive care
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Sobia Khan in the Division of Nephrology
Mentor: Dr. Sandeep Mallipatu
Collaborator: Dr. Sahar Ahmad