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Pilot Research Program

This initiative in the Department of Medicine seeks to stimulate clinical, basic, and translational research by sponsoring 2-3 pilot projects annually. Our goal is to fund sustaining programs of scholarship that will lead to extramural funding and peer reviewed publications, and to assist in the development of junior researchers in the Department.

This year’s recipients (listed alphabetically) are:

  • Dr. Scott Cameron, Division of Cardiology: "Platelet Dysregulation in Vascular Disease”
  • Dr. Richard Dunne, Division of Hematology/Oncology: "The Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Genome and its Influence on the Development of Cancer Cachexia"
  • Dr. Shannon Hilchey, Division of Nephrology: “Defining the Molecular Networks Associated with Oxygen Dependent Molecular Switching of Human B Cell Migration”

Funding will begin in April 2017. These research pilots represent the second round of funding aimed at assisting investigators in obtaining extramural grant support and continuing to grow our Department of Medicine Research Portfolio. In the Fall of 2017, we will launch an additional request for proposals, with a funding start date anticipated in Spring of 2018.