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CTSA

Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies (PCTCS)

2016-2017 Pilot Project Awards

The Institute of Integration for Medicine & Science is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Pilot Projects for September 2016-August 2017.

IIMS/CTSA Program

Armen Akopian, PhD
Associate Professor

Endodontics
UTHSCSA

Approaches in management postoperative pain in aged individuals

Thomas Boyer, PhD
Professor

Molecular Medicine
UTHSCSA

Targeting uterine fibroid stem cells with precision‐based therapies

Sara Espinoza, MD, MSc
Associate Professor

Medicine/Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Care
UTHSCSA/STVHCS

Intranasal Oxytocin for Treatment of Sarcopenic Obesity in Older Adults

Janna Lesser, PhD, RN
Professor

Family & Community Health Systems
UTHSCSA

Reaching an Underserved and Hard to Reach Population in a Rural County at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Andrew Meyer, MD, MS
Assistant Professor

Pediatrics/Critical Care
SAMHS/UTHSCSA

EMILIN2 genetic variation effects on platelet aggregation and thrombosis

Polly Noel, PhD
Associate Professor

Family & Community Medicine
UTHSCSA

Linking Older Primary Care Patients to Community‐based Resources to Improve Health & Functioning

Luke Norton, PhD
Assistant Professor

Medicine/Diabetes
UTHSCSA

The Regulation of Hepatic Pyruvate Metabolism by Pioglitazone

Raymond Palmer, PhD
Professor

Family & Community Medicine
UTHSCSA

An Exploratory Investigation of Organic Chemicals Measured in Deciduous Teeth

Luiz Penalva, PhD
Associate Professor

Cellular & Structural Biology
UTHSCSA

miRNA‐transcription factor networks in neurogenesis and tumorigenesis

Hai Rao, PhD
Associate Professor

Molecular Medicine
UTHSCSA

Overcoming VCP‐induced ALS

Shivani Ruparel, PhD
Assistant Professor

Endodontics
UTHSCSA

Role of BDNF in Oral Cancer Pain

 

IIMS/TBRI Program

Luis Giavedoni, PhD
Scientist

Virology & Immunology
TBRI

Towards a cure for AIDS in the SIV/rhesus macaque model

 

IIMS/MHI Program

Michael Liss, MD
Assistant Professor

Urology
UTHSCSA

Transitional Care of Service Members with Genitourinary Injury

Mary Jo Pugh, PhD
Associate Professor

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
UTHSCSA/STVHCS

Military and Veteran Caregiver Epilepsy Survey

Lora Watts, PhD
Assistant Professor

Cellular & Structural Biology
UTHSCSA

Could gut microbes serve as biomarkers for traumatic brain injury?

 

IIMS/UTSA Program

Ashok Chaturvedi, PhD
Assistant Professor

Biology/STCEID
UTSA

Repurposing FDA‐approved Ebselen and Auranofin as antifungals: teaching old drugs new tricks

Stan McHardy, PhD
Director, CIDD

Chemistry, College of Sciences
UTSA

Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Fatty Amino Acid Hydrolase Inhibitors for Schizophrenia Pharmacotherapy

 

 Previous Pilot Awardees