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2010 Pilot Project Awards

The Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) at the University of Colorado Denver is pleased to announce the 2010 Pilot Project Awards for clinical and translational research at University of Colorado, its CCTSI affiliated institutions and community partners. Please join us in congratulating these talented investigators.

 CO-Pilot Program Awards

Principal Investigator

Institutional Affiliate

Title of Project

Team Science Award
Dr. Ellen Elias Children's Hospital Colorado Investigating the Genetic Etiologies causing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Patients with Down Syndrome
Dr. Rocio Pereira Endocrinology Department
Endocrinology Division and Denver Health Community Health Service
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Adiponectin as an Independent Determinant of Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance
Dr. Jeffrey Olson Opthamology Department and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Novel Intraocular Device for the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
Independent Investigator Award
Dr. Russell Bowler Medicine Department and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Division
National Jewish Health
The role of CD4+ Regulatory and T17 Helper T Cells in Emphysema
Dr. Chris Coldren Department of Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Genome-Wide Analysis of Private Copy Number Variation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Disease
Dr. Janine Higgins Pediatrics Department and Center for Human Nutrition
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Optimal Strategies For Weight Gain In Anorexia Nervosa: A Translational Approach
Dr. Timberley Roane Integrative Biology Department
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Colorado Denver
Molecular Comparisons of Bacterial Microbiota Associated with Affected and Unaffected Skin of Children with Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Linda Watkins Psychology and Neuroscience Departments
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Exploration of a novel microparticle-based gene therapy approach for treating diseases of the central nervous system
Junior Investigator Award
Dr. Barbara Frederick Radiation Oncology Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Enhancement of radiation-induced DNA damage by PARP1 inhibition in the treatment of head and neck cancer
Dr. Judith Gault Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Departments
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Antibody development for Antipsychotic Treatment-Response Biomarker of Psychosis
Dr. Magdalena Gorska Medicine Department
National Jewish Health
The importance of the signaling protein Unc119 in Th2 responses in asthma
Dr. Stella Hines Medicine Department and Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
National Jewish Health
Assessment of Respiratory Health Effects and Immunologic Sensitivity in Epoxy Resin Workers
Dr. Lauren Frey Neurology Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Cysteinyl-leukotrienes and oxidative stress after experimental traumatic brain injury
Dr. Eric Schmidt Medicine Department
Denver Health
Plasma Biomarkers of endothelial glycocalyx injury in human sepsis and acute lung injury
Dr. Robert Stearman
Medicine Department and Pulmonary Sciences/Critical Care Division
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Next-Gen Sequencing of Targeted Genes in Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dr. Aik-Choon Tan Medical Oncology Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Developing Circulating MicroRNA Signature to Guide Targeted Therapies in Cancer Treatment
Mentored Investigator Award
Dr. Samuel Chang Radiology Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Development and Testing of a “Volumetric Color Doppler Vascular Index” to Predict the Performance of Radiofrequency Ablation Devices in Liver Tumors: Translational Study in an In-vitro Blood Perfused Bovine Liver Model
Dr. Marco Gonzalez Pediatrics Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Regulation of GABA(A) Receptors After Status Epilepticus
Dr. Chien-Chi Lin Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
University of Colorado Boulder
Biomaterial strategy to regulate local inflammation induced by the pro-inflammatory cytokines
Dr. Ryan Mays Medicine Department and Cardiology Division
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
A community-based exercise program for patients with claudication resulting from peripheral arterial disease
Dr. Eoin McNamee Medicine Department and Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Lymphotoxin in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Role in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Target
Dr. Siranush Sargsyan Neurology Department
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The role of recombinant multiple sclerosis antibodies in disease pathogenesis
Dr. Simon Waldbaum Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
School of Pharmacy
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Targeting mitochondrial oxidative stress in epileptogenesis with a novel synthetic antioxidant
Dr. Nicholas Walter Medicine Department and Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Signature gene expression profiles in peripheral blood for distinguishing tuberculosis disease state among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected persons in Uganda

 Community Engagement Pilot Grant Awards

Community Partner

Primary Investigator

Institutional Affiliate

Title of Project

Abstract/ Poster

Rocky Mountain Health Care Services: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) John Crumlin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research
CU Aging Center
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Field testing a self-administered cognitive and psychological screen in an integrated primary care setting

Abstract

Kaiser-Permanente of Colorado Larry A. Allen, MD, MHS
Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (CCOR) Group
Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Qualitative assessment of factors resulting in heart failure rehospitalization

Abstract
Poster

Behavioral HealthCare, Inc. (BHI) Chad Morris, PhD
Associate Professor
Behavioral Health & Wellness Program
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
A needs assessment for persons with behavioral health and weight control issues

Abstract
Poster

High Plains Research Network Community Advisory Council Lauren DeAlleaume, MD
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Translating hypertension research to improve blood pressure control in rural Colorado

Abstract
Poster

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado; Jewish Family Service of Colorado; University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Diane K. King, PhD
Kaiser Permanente of Colorado
Institute of Health Research
Kaiser-Permanente of Colorado
Building partnerships to translate the naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) model to address health and social service gaps for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) senior population residing in and around Capitol Hill neighborhood, Denver, Colorado

Abstract
Poster

University of New Mexico; El Centro de Desarrolo Humano, Cuernavaca, Mexico; Estara's Integrative Program, Lakewood, Colorado Sheana Bull, PhD
School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Developing partnerships to facilitate integration of traditional Curanderismo with primary care

Abstract
Poster

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment Chris Melby, Dr PH
Professor and Department Head
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
Colorado State University
Establishment of a CSU-LCDHE partnership to reduce obesity and diabetes among Hispanic adults

Abstract
Poster

Partnerships for Healthy Communities (P4HC) Merrick Weaver, MHS
Executive Director
Partnerships for Healthy Communities
University of Colorado Cancer Center: Get R!EAL A youth-adult taskforce that uniquely addresses barriers to accessing healthy foods

Abstract
Poster

Neighborhood Resource Center of Colorado Sarah McCarthy
Executive Director
Neighborhood Resource Center of Colorado
Health and Behavioral Sciences
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Do community socioeconomic status disparities affect the relationship between social capital and health among older adults in metro Denver?

Abstract
Poster

The Listen Foundation; Healthbridge Systems Arlene Stredler Brown, CCC-SLP, CED
University of Colorado, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences;

John K. Bennett, PhD
Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society (ATLAS)
University of Colorado-Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) Telehealth Colorado: Rural & remote access to speech & language therapy for toddlers, preschoolers, and older students with cochlear implants

Abstract
Poster

 Child & Maternal Health Pilot Grant Awards

Primary Investigator

Institutional Affiliate

Co-Investigators

Title of Project

Mentored Pilot Award
Jennifer Armstrong-Wells, MD University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus/Children's Hospital Colorado Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD Inflammation as a Risk Factor for Symptomatic Perinatal Stroke & Brain Ingury
David Brumbaugh, MD Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Pediatrics
Lyn Barbour, MD; Ann Scherzinger, PhD; Nancy Krebs, MD Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Quantitation of Depot-Specific Adiposity and Liver Fat in Infancy
Joanne Masterson, PhD Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado
Glenn Furuta Eosinophils Role in Tissue Remodeling with Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Junior Pilot Award
Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD Section of Infection Disease
Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado
Donna Curtis, Md, MPH; Mimi Glode, MD Clinical Epidemiological, and Inflammatory Response Studies of Pediatric Patients with Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Infection
Nancy Donelan-McCall, PhD Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health
Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Translating the DANCE (Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-Child Interaction and Environment) to Clinical Practice for the Promotion of Competent Parenting
Carmen Sucharov, PhD Cardiology Division
Department of Medicine
Brian Stauffer; Shelley Miyamoto B-Adrenergic Receptor Regulation in Pediatric Heart Failure
Joanne Valvano, PhD University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Pat Windsor; Mary Jane Rapport, PhD; James Carolla, PhD Manual Task Analysis Discerns Limitations in Motor Control in Children with Down Syndrome
Virginia Winn, MD, PhD OB/GYN
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Anne Lynch, MD; Lorraine Dugoff, MD; Claus Oxvig, PhD Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein 2 (PAPP-A2), A Potential Biomarker for Preeclampsia