Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies

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  4. How Do I Apply?




The PTCS program has funded over 20 pilot projects since 2015.

Below is a table of our project portfolio.






2018 - 2019

Investigator

Institution

Project Title

Tsang-Wei Tu, Ph.D.

HU

Quantification of brain energy metabolism in developmental brain injury using dynamic glucoCEST MRI

Mihriye Mete Ph.D.

MHRI

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health to Reduce Readmissions after Major Cancer Surgery

Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D. & Rachel Barr, Ph.D.

GU

Using Smart Phone Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of a Parenting Intervention: Innovations to Connect to Baby

James Taylor, MD

HU

Opioid Use and Chronic Pain Phenotyping in Sickle Cell Disease

Tatiana Sanses, MD & Jessica Alden, OTD

HU

Multimodal Community Program For Older HISPANIC Women with Urinary Incontinence


2017 - 2018

Investigator

Institution

Project Title

G. William Rebeck, Ph.D.

GU

APOE glycosylation as a marker of Alzheimer's disease risk

Joel Kupersmith, M.D.

GU

Use of ATra Technology to Enable Complete Patient Privacy When Merging and Analyzing Healthcare Databases

Michael Harris-Love, DSc

VA

Mobile muscle health: transdisciplinary approaches to screening African Americans with chronic kidney disease

Rachel Scott, M.D.

MHRI

Identification of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) cascade for Women and Integration of PrEP into Women's Family Planning Services: a prospective cohort

Matthew Reinhard, Psy.D.

VA

Enhancing executive function and self-regulation success through the promotion of brain health behaviors: a telemedicine pilot study for Veterans with chronic illness


2016 - 2017

Investigator

Institution

Project Title

Mercedes Quinones, MD

HU

Howard University Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnostic Clinic

Kathryn Sandberg, Ph.D.

GU/HU

Effect of continuous ecological assessment of physical activity on body weight and blood pressure in the greater Washington DC black population

Evgenia Gourgari, M.D.

GU

The impact of metformin on cardiovascular risk in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. 

Hayriye Verda Erkizan, Ph.D.

VA/GU

Identification Of Genetic Mutations Involved In The Pathogenesis Of African-American Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinomas By Whole Exome Sequencing

Pin-Yu Perera, DVM

VA/HU

Identification of Somatic Variants in Colorectal Tumors by Next Generation Sequencing as Targets for Therapy in a Predominantly African American Patient Population

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, Ph.D.

GU

A culturally adapted tool to engage Latina breast cancer survivors in research: Building a social network research registry


2015 - 2016

Investigator

Institution

Project Title

Alfiee Breland-Noble, Ph.D.

GU

Collaborating with African American/Black Faith Communities to Improve Engagement in Mental Health Comparative Effectiveness Research

Matthew Edwardson, M.D.

GU

Muli-omic Markers of Stroke Recovery

Marjorie Gondre-Lewis, Ph.D.

HU

Large Scale Biochemical and Genetic Screen for Lysosomal storage Disorders in African American and other Minority Populations

Tyish Hall-Brown, Ph.D.

HU

A Novel Approach to EMA: the design of a Mobile App to Assess Factors Associated with Sleep Disturbance in Urban Teens

 Habtom Ressom, Ph.D.

HU/GU

Integrated Transcriptomic and Metabolic Study of Racial Disparities in HCC

Aarthi Shenoy, M.D.

MHRI


Predicting Illness Severity in Sickle Cell patients Admitted to the Hospital with Vaso-occlusive Crisis

Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.

GU

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatments Outcomes: A Trans disciplinary Approach

 Sherrie Wallington, Ph.D.

GU


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