CCaTS announces 2015 Career Transition Awardees
The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) has announced the 2015 recipients of the Career Transition Award in Clinical/Translational Research, an opportunity that provides protected time and funds for research expenses to junior faculty members.
Ritu Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Rapid Identification and Susceptibility Testing for Gram-Negative Bacteremia
Dr. Banerjee will work on the development of an enhanced clinical decision-support system that is embedded within microbiology reports. This decision-support system is critical for ensuring that novel microbiology test results are linked to appropriate treatment for patients and will be used in a clinical trial that is the focus of a future grant application.
CCaTS is providing $100,000 for one year to be used at the discretion of Dr. Banerjee for salary support and research expenses consistent with National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines.
Joline E. Brandenburg, M.D.
Developmental Neuroplasticity of Motor Neurons in Congenital Spasticity: Proof of a Novel Conceptual Framework for Regenerative Rehabilitation
Dr. Brandenburg will be collecting pilot data on motor neuron properties in a spastic mouse model of cerebral palsy and in individuals with cerebral palsy. This pilot data is fundamental for the proof of concept and preliminary data needed for a competitive NIH R01 grant application targeting this novel concept on the etiology of the disability and spasticity in cerebral palsy.
CCaTS is providing $25,000 for six months to be used for research expenses consistent with NIH guidelines.
Naveen L. Pereira, M.D.
Pharmacogenomics of Heart Failure
Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Dr. Pereira is planning to use genomic tools to evaluate recovery or lack of recovery of heart function that may shed light toward new therapeutic options for patients with this intractable illness.
CCaTS is providing $75,000 for six months to be used for research expenses consistent with NIH guidelines.