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CTSA

Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies (PCTCS)

2019-2020 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 2019-August 2020.

IIMS/CTSA Program

Yidong Bai, PhD
Professor

CSA
UTHSCSA

The role of Hispanic specific mitochondrial haplogroups on HCC in Mexican Americans

Jeffery Boychuk, PhD
Assistant Professor

Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UTHSCSA

Metabolic Disorders Interfere With Behavioral and Cellular Stroke Recovery: Effects of High Fat Diet

Xiao-Dong Chen, MD, PhD
Professor

Jean Jiang, PhD
Professor

Comprehensive Dentistry/Research
UTHSCSA

Biochemistry & Structural Biology
UTHSCSA

Mesenchymal stem cells suppress tumor cell growth

Yvonne Covin, MD
Assistant Professor

Internal Medicine / General & Hospital Medicine 
UTHSCSA

Diagnostic Excellence through Patient Engagement (DICE) study

Mitzi Gonzales, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dean Kellogg, MD, PhD Professor 

Neurology
UTHSCSA

Medicine
UTHSCSA/STVHCS

Pilot Study of Efficacy and Safety of Rapamycin in Early Alzheimer's Disease

David Morilak, PhD
Professor

April Risinger, PhD
Assistant Professor

Pharmacology
UTHSCSA

Pharmacology
UTHSCSA

Developing a rat prostate cancer model as a platform to investigate cancer therapy-induced cognitive impairment and its treatment 

Naomi Sayre, PhD
Assistant Professor

Miranda Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor

Neurosurgery 
UTHSCSA

Medicine/Diabetes
UTHSCSA

Investigating a role for celluar senescence in brain trauma-induced neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment 

Kumar Sharma, MD
Chief, Nephrology

Medicine/Nephrology
UTHSCSA

Adaptive Trial Omics Infrastructure for Acute Kidney Injury 

Eun Yong Shim, PhD
Assistant Professor

Hai Rao, PhD
Associate Professor 

Radiation Oncology
UTHSCSA

Molecular Medicine
UTHSCSA

Targeting Brca1- or Brca2-Mutant Ovarian Cancers by Small Molecule-Induced Proteolysis of Rad52

Kexin Xu, PhD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Hart, PhD
Associate Professor

Stanton McHardy, PhD
Associate Professor 

Molecular Medicine 
UTHSCSA

Biochemistry & Structural Biology
UTHSCSA

Chemistry 
UTSA

Development of small-molecule inhibitors of EZH2 using a new strategy

IIMS/MHI Program

Qitao Ran, PhD
Associate Professor

James Lechleiter, PhD
Professor

CSA
UTHSCSA

Astrocyte activation by small-molecule compounds as a novel therapy for motor neuron disease

IIMS/UTSA Program

Soo Chan Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor

Alexei Tumanov, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Biology
UTSA

Microbiology,Immunology & Molecular Genetics
UTHSCSA

Interaction between intestinal fungi and bacteria in the regulation of gut permeability and inflammation 

Zenong Yin, PhD
Professor

Martha Martinez, MSN, RNC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
UTSA

Nursing
UTHSCSA

Function Improvement Exercise for Older Sedentary Community-Dwelling Latino Residents
(FE-SaLiR)

 

 Previous Pilot Awardees