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Congratulations to the 2018 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees!

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Junior Faculty Focused (JFF)

Contribution of Alternative Complement Pathway to Acute Lung Injury in Sickle Mice
Satheesh Chonat, MD (Emory University)*
Sean Stowell, MD, PhD (Emory University)
Clint Joiner, MD, PhD (Emory University)

The Role of Paracrine Factors in Cardiac Progenitor Cell-mediated Cardiac Regeneration
Josh Maxwell, PhD (Emory University)*
Michael Davis, PhD (Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology)

Towards Translation of Platelet Contraction Cytometry as a Biophysical Biomarker of Bleeding in Immune Thrombocytopenia
David Richard Myers, PhD (Emory University)*
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD (Emory University)
Carolyn Bennett, MD, MS (Emory University)

Marcus Autism Center

CITAS Pilot Intervention for Latino Caregivers of Children with Autism
Lindee Morgan, PhD (Emory University)*
Karen Guerra, MS (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)

A Case Control Study of Food Selectivity and Bone Health in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
William Garry Sharp, PhD (Emory University)*
Karen Loechner, MD, PhD (Emory University)*
Lawrence Scahill, PhD, MSN, RN (Emory University)

Center for Transplantation and Immune-mediated Disorders (CTID)

Differential Roles for Human Fetal B Lymphocytes in Childhood and Adult Immunopathologies
Eliver Ghosn, PhD (Emory University)*
Ignacio Sanz, MD, PhD (Emory University)

Correlation of Clinical Outcome and T Cell Repertoire and Homing in Overlapping Pediatric Autoimmune Diseases
Nitika Arora Gupta, MD (Emory University)*
David Okou, PhD (Emory University)*

Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (CCIV)

Targeting Novel Inhibition of the Enterovirus 71 RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase
Karen A. Kirby, PhD (Emory University)*
Stefan G. Sarafianos, PhD (Emory University)

Vaccine Induced Serotype-specific Antipneumococcal Antibody Titers and Opsonophagocytic Ability in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, MSc (Emory University)*
Evan Anderson, MD (Emory University)
Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD (Emory University)

Clinical Outcomes Research and Public Health (CORPH)

Childhood Asthma Phenotypes: Identification and Utility in Outcome Prediction
Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD (Emory University)*
Claudia Morris, MD (Emory University)

FOCUS: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Pilot of an Intervention to Improve Functioning in Adolescents with SCD
Lindsey Cohen, PhD (Georgia State University)*
Laura McKee, PhD (Georgia State University)*