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Early Career Awards


We would like to congratulate the 25 recipients of the Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award for the Fall 2014 cycle.  We look forward to working with each of them and learning about the outcomes and impact of their research on their careers and child health.  Congratulations!

Engi Attia MD – University of Washington  Mechanisms and risk factors for abnormal chest CTs and spirometry among HIV+ adolescents in Nairobi

Serkan Belkaya PhD – The Rockefeller University  Genome-wide dissection of Mendelian predisposition to acute viral myocarditis in children

Ross Boyce, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital  Rapid diagnostic tests for the identification of severe malaria (RDTSM)

Lauren Cohee, MD – University of Maryland Malaria in school-age children: Defining new interventions to improve health and reduce transmission

Adam Collison, PhD – Hunter Medical Research Institute A novel peanut allergy blood biomarker to predict anaphylaxis risk

Emoke Deschmann MD, MMSc - Karolinska Institute The Neonatal Hemorrhagic Risk Assessment in Thrombocytopenia Study - Neo-HAT Study

Gretchen Domek MD, MPhil - University of Colorado Denver Dissemination and implementation of SMS mobile technology to improve child vaccinations in Guatemala

Prapti Gautam PhD, BSc - University of Southern California Modeling and testing change in mental abilities in childhood through computer-based interventions

Daniel Gonzalez PharmD, PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Use of physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models to streamline pediatric drug approvals

Ines Gonzalez-CasanovaPhD - Emory University Early exposure to environmental contaminants, home stimulation, and child cognitive development trajectories

Bhakti Hansoti MBChB, MPH- Johns Hopkins University Evaluating a screening program to prioritize critically ill children in low resource clinics

Narutoshi Hibino MD, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital Nanofiber tissue engineered vascular grafts for complex shapes using 3D printing technology

Leigh Howard MD, MPH - Vanderbilt University Medical Center Molecular epidemiology of rhinovirus detections in children in the Peruvian Andes

Kelly Huibregtse MS, MD - University of California, San Francisco Incidence and risk for secondary malignancy in neuroblastoma patients after treatment with 131I-MIBG

Peace Imani MD, MPH – Texas Children’s Hospital Impact of chronic kidney disease on health related quality of life of children in Uganda

Beatriz Larru MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Carbapenem vs. therapy with other b-lactam antibiotics for the treatment of gram-negative bacteremia in children

Troy Markel MD - Indiana University School of Medicine Human mesenchymal stem cell therapy as a surgical treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis

Kari Neemann MD - University of Nebraska Medical Center ESBL colonization in pregnant women in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Ruud Nijman MD, MSc, PhD​ - Imperial College London Improving diagnostic research in children with fever at risk of serious bacterial infections at the emergency department

Judy Orikiiriza MBChB, MMED - Makerere University College of Health Sciences Impact of nutrition on immunity and pharmacokinetics in HIV infected malnourished Ugandan children

Elliot Pearson MD - Duke University Evaluation of endothelial function in single ventricle patients receiving Ambrisentan after surgery

Jessica Saben, PhD – Washington University Finding new therapies for improving placental function in preeclampsia

Ravi Shah MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A circulating miRNA phenotype of early myocardial remodeling in adolescent obesity

Bradley Sullivan, PhD - University of Kansas Development of a multi-dose budesonide dry powder inhaler for pediatric patients

Ryan Yuen PhD ​- The Hospital for Sick Children Investigation of copy number variation in the placentas of pregnancies with intrauterine growth restriction​

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