Melissa Blank, PhD (WVU) - "Electronic cigarettes and smokers' choice to quit"
Jung Kim, PhD (MU) - "The central regulation of Lrp1b in the development of obesity"
Bingyun Li, PhD (WVU) - "Feasibility study to identify intracellular bacteria in chronic infection patient"
Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, BSN, PhD (WVU) - "Palliative care coaching for family caregivers & patients with rare advanced lung disease"
Zachary Zinn, MD (WVU) - "Effect of a nickel free diet and nickel sensitization on GRED patients"
Sara Anderson, PhD (WVU) - "West Virginia and the opioid epidemic: the role of schools"
Joanna Kolodney, MD (WVU) - "A feasibility study: comparison of Carvedilol with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in second line Glioblastoma Multiforme and response of peripheral Glioma circulating tumor cells"
Malcom Mattes, MD (WVU) - "Measurement of tumor oxygenation using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance"
Harold Roberts, MD (WVU) - "Impact of endocarditis on heart valve surgery outcomes: national and local analyses"
Robert Marsh, MD, PhD (WVU) - "Dissecting the vascular anatomy involved treatments for trigeminal neuralgia"
Holly Cyphert, PhD (MU) - "The use of bile acids as biomarkers for PCOS"
Justin Kupec, MD (WVU) - "Vitamin D supplementation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): do high normal Vitamin D levels reduce the frequency of IBD flares and improve symptoms"
Jocelyn Stokes, PhD (WVU-Eastern) - "Feasibility of the Competent Learner Model for parents of children with Autism"
James Bardes, MD (WVU) – “Functional Eye Health Screening in the Elderly Trauma Patient”
James Bardes, MD (WVU) – “Evaluation of Biopatch utilization on biofilm production”
Michele Carr, DDS, MD, PhD (WVU) – “Resident Decisions About Sleep After Being on Call”
Melanie Fisher, MD (WVU) – “Assessing WVU's Multidisciplinary Infusion Service through Patients' Perspectives”
Larry Grover, MD (MU) – “Mechanisms linking in utero opioid exposure to myelination deficit”
Madison Humerick, MD (WVU-Eastern) – “The Food Pantry Initiative (FPNI)”
Kathryn Kestner, PhD (WVU) – “Laboratory Model for Relapse to Sedentary Behavior: Toward a Physically Active WV”
Joanna Kolodney, MD (WVU) – “A feasibility study: comparison of Carvedilol with chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in second line Glioblastoma Multiforme and response of peripheral Glioma circulating tumor cells”
Tuoen Liu, PhD (WVSOM) – “Comparison of keratin 18 gene DNA methylation in brain metastasis breast cancer models”
Kristina Martens, PhD (WVU) – “Gut microbiota contributions to cognitive dysfunction following traumatic brain injury”
Mark McLaughlin, PhD (WVU) – “Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging by opioid receptor antagonist”
Ranjita Misra, PhD (WVU) – “Evaluation of the Diabetes and Hypertension Self-Management Program”
Isha Patel, PhD (MU) – “Knowledge about novel opioids and naloxone use attitudes among PharmD students”
Omar Attarabeen, PhD (MU) – “West Virginia PharmD Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, & Self-efficacy on Covid-19”
Melanie Clemmer, PhD, HCLD (WVU) – “Assessing the role of agouti-signaling protein in polycystic ovarian syndrome”
Treah Haggerty, MD (WVU) – “Evaluation of Group Obesity Therapy Implementation using Implementation Framework”
Kate Jochimsen, PhD, ATC (WVU) – “The relationship between fear and physical activity in individuals with chronic hip pain”
Robert Stansbury, MD (WVU) – “Focus groups to identify barriers to management of OSA from primary care providers serving high risk”
Ji Bihl, MD, PhD (MU) – “Level and phenotype of macrophage exosomes in hemorrhagic stroke patients”
Alexey Ivanov, PhD (WVU) – “Improvement of lentiviral vectors titers by viral nucleocapsid proteins”
Jinju Wang, PhD (MU) – “MiRNA profiling of exosomes derived from perivascular adipocyte tissue in type 2 diabetic condition”
Tuoen Liu, PhD, MD (WVSOM) – “Study of the role of HSPA9 gene in regulating human erythroid maturation”
Krestin Radonovich, PhD (WVU) – “Mental Health Service Use in Survivors of Brain Tumor”
Joel Palko, MD (WVU) – “Aqueous Outflow Characterization using AS-OCTA and HVI before and after MIGS”
Launch Pilot Grants
Matthew Dietz, MD (WVU) - "Preclinical assessment of an active antibiotic spacer"
Han-Gan Yu, PhD (WVU) - "Specific activation of BK potassium channel triggers selective destruction of triple negative breast tumor in vivo"
Heath Damron, PhD (WVU) – “Development of monoclonal antibody therapies against Serratia marcescens”
Daniel Grabo, MD (WVU) – “Fresh Human cadaver perfusion system for surgical anatomy and procedural training”
Velvet Journigan, PhD (MU) – “Somatosensory-targeting probes for neuropathic pain”
Partho Sengupta, MD (WVU) – “Flow Phantom for In-Vitro Cardiac Intervention Evaluation using Patient Specific 3D Printed Models”
Nova Szoka, MD (WVU) – “Use of Near Infrared Imaging and Lighted Bougie to Improve Sleeve Gastrectomy Technique”
Brock Lindsey, MD (WVU) – “Systemic IL-12 Therapy within Nanocapsules Leading to Immune Modulation for Osteosarcoma”
Sophie Ren, MD (WVU) - "A blood sourced strategy treats acute stroke"
Michael McCawley, PhD (WVU) - "Comparison of an aerosol dispersion test with standard clinical measures"
Shari Steinman, PhD (WVU) - "Development and pilot test of internet-delivered postpartum anxiety prevention"
Collin John, MD (WVU) - "Gene Regulators And Cardiovascular health Evaluation in childhood/adolescent obesity study (The GRACE Study)"
Steven Kinsey, PhD (WVU) – “Preventing chronic pain and inflammation caused by opioid use”
Samantha Minc, MD (WVU) – “A mixed-methods approach to understanding diabetes and vascular disease-related amputations in a rural population”
Alejandro Nato, PhD (MU) – “Identification of associated alleles in extended pedigrees with familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) using whole exome sequencing data”
Bernard Schreurs, PhD (WVU) – “Focused ultrasound opening of the blood brain barrier to treat Alzheimer’s disease – mechanistic studies in an animal model”
Jessica Allen, PhD (WVU) – “Altered sensorimotor control of walking balance underlying increased risk of falls in older adults”
Rahul Sangani, MD (WVU) – “Outcomes of Early Palliative Care Intervention for High-Risk Patients in the Intensive Care Unit- A Pilot Study”
Ruchi Bhandari, PhD (WVU) – “Development of a statewide integrated model for analysis of clinical and economic patterns of injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis”
Michael (Kyle) Ritchie, MD (WVU) – “Suboxone User Perioperative Early Referral and Enhanced Recover After Surgery (SUPER-ERAS) Orthopedic Trauma Protocol”
Malcom Mattes, MD (WVU) – “Development of a novel radioprotective therapeutic for the small intestines”
David Hinkle, MD (WVU) – “Machine Learning Algorithm to Analyze Histopathologic Sections of Temporal Artery Biopsy Specimens”
Madhavi Kadiyala, MD (WVU) & Roberta Renzelli-Cain, MD (WVU) – “CMR assessment of HRT Impact on Myocardial Blood Flow in Perimenopausal Women”
Randy Nelson, PhD (WVU) – “Use of Blue-Light Filters to Improve Recovery in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit”
Mary-Louise Risher, PhD (MU) – “The roles of socialization and stress in the onset of adolescent drinking in a rat model of voluntary drinking”
Cory Robinson, PhD (WVU) – “Profiling immunological responses in infants with in utero opioid exposure”
Ekaterina (Kate) Weil, PhD (WVU) – “Impact of post-TBI exercise on neurometabolic and functional recovery”
Sunil Sharma, MD (WVU) – “Early Screening of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Hospitalized Stroke Patients”
Elizabeth Bowdridge, PhD (WVU) – “The effects of electronic cigarette vaping during gestation on maternal and fetal health outcomes”
Claire St. Peter, PhD (WVU) – “Using Telehealth to Improve Outcomes for Children with a History of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”
Nicole Stout, DPT (WVU) – “Needs Assessment for Improved Cancer Survivorship Care in West Virginia”
Swapna Gayam, MD (WVU) – “Identification of Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
Kristin Lupinacci, DO (WVU) – “Pioglitazone Therapy Targeting Fatigue in Breast Cancer”
Timothy Eubank, PhD (WVU) – “Low dose Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor to overcome hypoxia-induced treatment resistance in breast cancer”
Slawomir Lukomski, PhD (WVU) – “Scl1-functionalized nanoparticles for cancer research”
Nicole Bryan, MD (WVU) & Rebecca Reece, MD (WVU) - “Exploring the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Engagement in Care Among People Living with HIV.”
Allison Lastinger, MD (WVU) - “Treating the Whole Patient: Measuring Distress in Prosthetic Joint Infection Using a Standardized Metric.”
Garrett Cooper, MD (WVU) & James Lewis, PhD (WVU) – “Basal ganglia resting state functional connectivity in opioid use disorder”
Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants
Traci Jarrett, PhD (WVU) & Gia Mudd-Martin, BSN, PhD (UK) - "Journey of Hope in Appalachian Youth: Building Youth Resilience"