2017 Chair’s Innovative Research Fund Winners Named
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Chair’s Innovative Research Fund grants.
This competitive, philanthropy-based funding mechanism was created in 2011 to encourage researchers to pursue creative, early stage projects. The program has been remarkably successful, and previous winners have leveraged their support to generate preliminary data and secure large federal grants.
Thirty-seven applications were submitted this year, which were evaluated on scientific merit and concept development. Four winners were selected in two categories:
Neetu Gupta, PhD, Immunology
Improving the Efficacy of Β2 Agonists in Chronic Asthma by Inhibiting Ezrin-Mediated Β2 Adrenergic Receptor Desensitization
Veronique Lefebvre, PhD, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Modeling and Decoding Global Developmental Delay Due to SOX5 Haploinsufficiency
Sadashiva Karnik, PhD, Molecular Cardiology
Small Molecule Inhibitors of Auto-Antibodies Causing Malignant Hypertension
Karl West, MS, Medical Device Solutions
Patient-Specific Holographic Image Guidance for Minimally Invasive Interventional Procedures
For more information about supporting early-stage research, contact Heather Huston-Barkley, 216.445.1038, firstname.lastname@example.org.