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Congratulations to the 2020 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees!

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Junior Faculty Focused (JFF)

Evaluating the Impact of Health Insurance on Childhood Cancer Survival
Xu Ji, PhD*
Mentors: Ann Mertens, PhD, MSc & Sharon M. Castellino, MD, MS


Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (CCIV)

Characterization of the Role of Cross-Reactive, Non-Neutralizing Antibodies in COVID-19 and MIS-C Disease Pathogenesis
Christina Rostad, MD*
Evan Anderson, MD
Larry Anderson, MD


Clinical Outcomes Research and Public Health (CORPH)

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy in Pediatric Kidney Disease
Chia-shi Wang, MD, MSc*
Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD
Evan Anderson, MD
Adrian R. King, MPH, CHES


Marcus Autism Center

Ambulatory Cardiovascular Reactivity Data as a Biomarker for Disruptive Behavior during Medical Appointments: A Feasibility Analysis
Mindy Scheithauer, PhD, BCBA-D*
Lawrence Scahill, PhD, MSN, RN
Nathan A. Call, PhD, BCBA-D


Center for Transplantation and Immune-Mediated Disorders (CTID)

Functional Immune Pathway Characterization in Pediatric COVID-19 and MIS-C Patients
Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD & Samya Chakravorty, PhD*
Zhaohui Qin, PhD
Christina Rostad, MD


Center for Drug Discovery (CDD)

Identification of Small-Molecule SARS-CoV-2 Fusion Inhibitors
Mariana Marin, PhD*


Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies (CPCT)

Interferon γ-Primed Mesenchymal Stromal Cells as Prophylaxis for Acute Graft v Host Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies or Myelodysplasia
Edwin M. Horwitz, MD, PhD*