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.

2020 Fraternal Order of Eagles State Grant Applications Available

The State of Iowa Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles accepts grant applications in a number of health-related areas.  These small state grants generally range between $500 and $5,000.

You may be interested in submitting an application to the Children’s Fund, which provides grants “to establishments and/or institutions caring for and/or treating mentally and physically impaired children (under the age of 18) and to hospitals treating children or researching the diseases of children.”  The Eagles’ Cancer Fund supports cancer research, care, and prevention programs.

Here you can find grant instructions and a grant request form.  If you are interested in applying for funding, please send the completed grant request form, cover letter, and project description (including budget) to Diane Johnson by Monday, March 2, 2020.  The UI Center for Advancement will forward the applications to our Eagles contact, Mr. Randy Woods. 

Please also copy your application to the Pediatrics research staff.

Dr. Larson Ode Receives New Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Larson Ode (Endocrinology and Diabetes) from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to mentor 3 pediatric endocrinologists in the endocrine care of CF patients. The CFF EnVision program, which trains endocrinologists to care for patients with CF, is in its second iteration.  Dr. Larson Ode was a mentee under the first cohort of the award and was asked to be a mentor for the second cohort of the program, which is a big honor.

Her 3 mentees are all located to the west – 2 in California (both affiliated with UCLA) and one in Montana- so she will be doing some traveling out west for the next 3 years.

The grant provides $15,979/year for 3 years, or just shy of $50,000 total. Way to go, Dr. Larson Ode!