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Congratulations to the 2016 Pediatric Research Center/Program Pilot Grant Awardees!

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Junior Faculty Focused (JFF)

Prognostic Measurements of Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Erin M. Buckley, PhD (Emory University)*
Chia-Yi (Alex) Kuan, MD, PhD (Emory University)
Hui Mao, PhD (Emory University)
Iqbal Sayeed, PhD (Emory University)


Zika Monoclonal Antibody Development and Characterization
Anita K. McElroy, MD, PhD (Emory University)*

Innate Immune Control of Zika Virus Infection
Mehul Suthar, PhD (Emory University)*
James R. Bowen (Emory University)


Junior Faculty Focused (JFF) – Co-Sponsored by PHORG

 Predicting Transition Readiness and Outcomes for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Jordan Gilleland Marchak, PhD, ABPP (Emory University)*
Ann Catherine Mertens, PhD (Emory University)
Courtney McCracken, PhD (Emory University)

Predicting Deep Venous Thrombosis in Children with Staphylococcus Aureus Osteomyelitis
Kavita Patel, MD (Emory University)*
C. Matthew Hawkins, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
Anthony Cooley, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)


Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (CCIV)

Zika Virus in Infants
Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD (Emory University)*
Jens Wrammert, PhD (Emory University)
Mehul Suthar, PhD (Emory University)

Implications of Cross-Reactivity Against Zika Virus by Pre-Existing Flavi-Virus Antibodies​
Jens Wrammert, PhD (Emory University)*
Mehul Suthar, PhD (Emory University)


Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR)

Genetic and Neuroimaging Predictors of Sleep and Neurocognitive Radiotoxicity in Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Han Phan, MD (Emory University)*
Tobey John MacDonald, MD (Emory University)
Tricia Zawacki King, PhD (Georgia State University)
Ben Siegel (Emory University)


Low Dose CT for Pediatric Patients with Head Trauma
Xiangyang Tang, PhD (Emory University)*
Kimberly E. Applegate, MD (Emory University)


Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR) – Co-Sponsored by Goizueta Foundation

Mobile Point-Based Reward System for Pediatric Epilepsy Self-Management
Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Cherise Frazier, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES (Emory University)
Jonathan Bidwell (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Eliana Kovitch (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)


Center for Transplantation and Immune-mediated Disorders (CTID)

 Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Alloimmunity
Mandy L. Ford, PhD (Emory University)*
Pamela Winterberg, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)


Microbiome-Driven Rewiring of the Lipid and Metabolic-Cell Signaling Axis in Neonates
Rheinallt Jones, PhD (Emory University)*
Eric Ortlund, PhD (Emory University)*
Caroline Addis, MSc (Emory University)
Kristal Maner-Smith, PhD (Emory University)


Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center (HeRO)

Myct1, A Novel Player for Cardiovascular Development
Changwon Park, PhD (Emory University)*
Chong Hyun Shin, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Nicholas Seyfried, PhD (Emory University)


Role of Dysregulated Arginine Metabolism in Uremic Cardiomyopathy
Pamela D. Winterberg, MD (Emory University)*
Claudia R. Morris, MD (Emory University)
Lou Ann Brown, PhD (Emory University)
Loretta Reyes, MD (Emory University)
Shri Deshpande, MD (Emory University)


Marcus Autism Center (MAC)

A Feasibility Study to Assess a Parent Mediated Intervention for Autism
Caitlin Delfs, PhD, BCBA-D (Emory University)*
M. Alice Shillingsburg, PhD, BCBA-D (Emory University)
Claire Lea, MS, BCBA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)


Neural Correlates of Perceived Salience in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders​
Sarah Shultz, PhD (Emory University)*
Warren Jones, PhD (Emory University)
Longchuan Li, PhD (Emory University)
Nathan A. Call, PhD, BCBA-D (Emory University)
M. Alice Shillingsburg, PhD, BCBA-D (Emory University)


Center for Pediatric Innovation (CPI)

Leveraging Microfluidics to Enhance Lentiviral Transduction for Pediatric Gene Therapy​
H. Trent Spencer, PhD (Emory University)*
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD (Emory University)*
Joseph LeDoux, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*


A Disruptive Approach to CF Therapy: Targeted RNAi Delivery to Reprogrammed Airway Neutrophils
Rabindra Tirouvanziam, PhD (Emory University)*
Gregory Gibson, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)
James Dahlman, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)


cicuCAD:  Developing Early Cardiac Arrest Detection in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Using BedMaster Streaming Data
May Wang, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Kevin Maher, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)*
Nikhil Chanani, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)*


Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine (CPN)

Development of Targeted Outer Membrane Vesicle Nanoparticles for Delivery of Pro-Clotting Factors to the Site of Clot Formation​
Anton Bryksin, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD (Emory University)*
Jessica Shinwei Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology)*


Bacteriophage-Particles to Eliminate Cystic Fibrosis Infections
Andres Jose Garcia, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Nael A. McCarty, PhD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)*


RNASeq for Clinical Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Diseases
Greg Gibson, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Madhuri Hegde, PhD (Emory University)


Center for Transforming Pediatric Healthcare Delivery (CTPHD)

Development of a Predictive Clinical Model for Concussion Recovery in Children And Adolescents Who Experience Persistent Concussion Symptoms
Michelle C. LaPlaca, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Barbara Weissman, MD (Emory University)*
May Wang, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Determination of the Barriers to the Application of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for the Cure of Sickle Cell Disease
Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD (Emory University)*
Nicoleta Serban PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Assessing Quality of Care in a Community-Based Autism Clinic
Jennifer S. Singh, PhD, MPH (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Leslie Rubin, MD (Morehouse School of Medicine)*


Pediatric Asthma Outcome Prediction Using Clinical, Environmental and Social Economic Information
Jimeng Sun, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)*
Javier Tejedor-Sojo, MD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
Elizabeth Searles, MBA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
James Bost, PhD (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)


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