Haskell Receives New Grant from NIH

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Haskell in the Division of Critical Care on her new NIH grant titled “SSRI Exposure and Ventricular Development from Bench to Bedside: A Prospective study to Determine if Maternal Depression Treatment Impacts Offspring Cardiac Development”.

The grant provides almost $1.8 million over the next 5 years.

New K23 Grant for Dr. Rios in Neonatology

Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Rios in the Division of Neonatology for receiving her recent K23 transfer grant from Baylor. The grant is titled “Real Time Predictive Analytics of Hemodynamic Clinical Deterioration during the Pretern Transition to Extra Uterine Life“. The grant, from the NIH, provides just over $342,000 over 2 years.

Congratulations Dr. Rios!

Funding Opportunity for Early Investigators

Check out this funding opportunity for tenure track faculty in years 1-4 of faculty position (and with no R01 funding). It’s a really simple internal application initially. The internal application includes the following: (but, heads up, if you’re selected the formal application is due Aug 1st to the sponsor, so be prepared but I think only 1-2 get selected to apply from U Iowa).

  • An NIH biosketch
  • A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
    • A cover sheet with the project title, your name and department, and the title of the program you are responding to.
    • A lay summary of the proposed research (no more than two pages in length).
    • A one-two page budget with a breakdown of how the funds will be used. Justify how the award funds will be used to advance the unique problem under study in a way that cannot be done with existing funds. Include detail on the levels of support of any grants already available or pending.
  • Additional pages may be used for references.

The above materials must be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The selected applicants will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor’s Saturday, August 1, deadline.

More information is available at the Iowa site or the Mallinckrodt Foundation site

Cifra Receives New K08

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Cifra (Critical Care) on her new K08 award from the Department of Health and Human Services/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The award is for her project “Understanding Referral Community, the Diagnostic Process, and Diagnostic Error in Pediatric Critical Care“. The grant provides $439,588 over 3 years.

New Grants Awarded to Four Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology), Dr. Osamah Aldoss (Cardiology), Dr. Paul McCray (Pulmonary), and Dr. Damian Krysan (Infectious Diseases) on their recent grants received.

  • Dr. Boes – will receive $209,934 over 3 years from the Sidney J. Baer, Jr. Foundation for “Establishing Neuromodulation/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship”.
  • Dr. Aldoss – will receive $92,973 over 4 years from Emory University / NIH for “Long-term Outcomes after Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease.”
  • Dr. McCray – received $74,165 from the Medical College of Wisconsin / NIH for “Base editing in the Rhesus airway epithelia.”
  • Dr. Krysan – will receive $683,782/year for 5 years (over $3.2 million total) from the NIH for “Genetic and mechanistic analysis of carbon dioxide tolerance in Cryptococcus pathogenesis.”

Three Faculty Receive CCOM Innovation Research Grants

Congratulations to Drs. John Dagle and Jeff Murray (Neonatology), and Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology) on each receiving a CCOM Innovation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. Their individual projects are listed below:

  • Dr. Dagle – Identifying novel metabolic predictors of persistent neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Dr. Murray – Fetal transcripts isolated from maternal serum as biomarkers for birth defects.
  • Dr. Boes – Precision intracranial brain stimulation to treat severe depression: Developing a novel strategy to target symptom-specific causal circuitry.