Round Three VRP Committee Members


Documents

RFP/Guidelines (PDF).


Round Three Awardees:

Investigator Names Type Title of the Project Funding
Rayna Gonzales, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Mei So, MS4 – UA College of Medicine –  Phoenix, Medical Student
P1

Role of doxorubicin on inflammation in human brain vascular cell function

$10,000
Taben Hale, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Bradley Hammond, PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Post-Doctoral Fellow
P1

The impact of prenatal glucocorticoids on central renin-angiotensin system signaling

$10,000
Karen Taraszka Hastings, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Associate Professor
Lydia Meador, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Post-Doctoral Fellow
P1

GILT as a novel regulator of oxidative stress and proliferation in human melanoma

$10,000
Brian Kelly, PhD – Dignity Health, Assistant Professor
Jakub Godzik, MD – Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurosurgery Resident
P1

Biomechanical Evaluation of Stability and Strain Distribution in Hybrid Transvertebral Screw versus Traditional Pedicle Screw Fixation in Long Segment Thoracic Fusion

$10,000
Michael Kruer, MD/PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Associate Professor
Somayeh Bakhtiari, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Post-Doctoral Fellow
P1

Identification of the genetic basis of spastic ataxia in consanguineous families

$10,000
Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Associate Professor of Child Health
Show-Ridgway, GRI – ASU Graduate Student
P1

Transition of microglia to activated morphologies after brain injury

$10,000

Alexander Ngwube, MD – Phoenix Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor
Jessica Bodea, MD – Phoenix Children's Hospital, Pediatric Resident

P1

Single high dose oral vitamin D3 in pediatric patients undergoing HSCT: a proposed solution to Vitamin D deficiency during transplant

$10,000
Rachel Rowe, PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Assistant Professor
Katharine Giorgano – UA, Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Student
P1

Cleaning up after intracerebral hemorrhage: the role of microglia morphology and function in hematoma clearance

$10,000
Zebulon Timmons, MD – Phoenix Children's Hospital, Faculty Attending Physician
Karen Yeager, DO – Phoenix Children's Hospital, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
P1 Use of an Electronic Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Health Care Needs $10,000
William Cance, MD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Professor
Timothy Whitsett, Jr., PhD – St. Joseph's, Assistant Professor
P2

Therapeutic use of FAK inhibition against KRAS-driven lung cancer

$80,000
Rayna Gonzales, PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Associate Professor
Fu-Dong Shi, MD, PhD – Dignity Health, Associate Professor
P2

Selective S1PR1 modulation as a novel treatment of acute ischemic stroke

$80,000
Jian Gu, PhD – UA College of Medicine –Phoenix, Associate Professor
Hingorani, MD – Phoenix Children's Hospital, Associate Professor
P2

Modeling pulmonary micrometastasis of osteosarcoma in real time on chip

$80,000
Shenfeng Qiu, PhD – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Assistant Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Qiang Liu, MD, PhD – Barrow Neurological Institute, Research Assistant Professor
P2

Role of Microglia in Synapse Pruning and Cortical Circuit Development

$25,000