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Congratulations to our 2023 Pilot Grant Awardees

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Junior Faculty Focused (JFF)

Implementation and Evaluation of Machine Learning Models Predicting Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury
Mark Mai, MD*
Mentor: Evan Orenstein, MD

Novel Targets against Nipah Virus through Host-factor Screens with a Nipah Minigenome System
Shuiyun Lan, PhD*
Mentor: Stefan Sarafianos, PhD

Biomarkers in Pediatric Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
Grace Gombolay, MD*
Mentor: Tim Gershon, MD, PhD

Center for Childhood Vaccines and Infections (CCIV)

Leveraging Antibody-omics for prevention and detection of pediatric TB
Lisa Marie Cranmer, MD, MPH*
Anniruddh Sarkar, PhD

 The Center for Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition Innovation (GENI)

Mapping Integrated Single-Cell Chromatin Accessibility with the Single-Cell Transcriptional Landscape in Pediatric Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Lisa Staimez, PhD, MPH*
Tanicia Daley, MD, MPH

The Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CF-AIR)

The Role of RNA methylation in Candida albicans for Pathogenicity in Cystic Fibrosis Model
Sohail Khoshnevis, PhD*
Nael McCarty, PhD

Children's Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR)

Developing an Immersive Cognitive Task for Expanding the Assessment of Memory in Pediatrics
Daniel Drane, PhD*
Donald Bearden, PhD

Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)

A High-Throughput, 96-well, 3-Dimensional Microphysiologic “Lung-in-a-Dish” Model System to Study Molecular Pathobiological Mechanisms of Neutrophil and Epithelial Cell Dysfunction in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Using Transcriptomics
Jocelyn Grunwell, MD, PhD*
Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, PhD

Center for Outcomes Research and Public Health (CORPH)

Environmental Effects on Outcomes After Congenital Heart Interventions
Lazaros Kochilas, MD*
Liu Yang, PhD

Program Planning Pilot (P*3)

Pediatric-Specific iPSC Biorepository for the Enhancement of Translational Arrhythmia-Susceptible Congenital Disease Research
Ilanit Itzhaki, PhD*

CF-ReBI3LD: Research into the Biogeography of Inflammation-Infection-Injury and Lung Disrepair
Nael McCarty, PhD*