Research Grant Awards

The following departmental faculty were awarded new competitive and non-competitive research grants (of $100,000 +) during calendar year 2021.

Marie-Louise Meng, MD

Marie-Louise Meng, MD
Cardiovascular Risk Prediction for Improved Maternal Health
Award Date: 10/9/2021
Funding Agency: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
Grant Amount: $250,000

Jorn Karhausen, MD

Jorn A. Karhausen, MD
Platelet-Mast Cell Interactions as Determinants of the Vascular Pathology in Septic Shock
Award Date: 9/22/2021
Funding Agency: NIH, National institute of general Medical Sciences
Grant Amount: $1,719,290

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD

Jamie R. Privratsky, MD, PhD
Novel Mitochondrial Protective Properties of Annexin A1
Award Date: 9/22/2021
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency:
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Grant Amount: $1,610,000

Melissa E. Bauer, DO

Melissa E. Bauer, DO
Large-scale Implementation of Community Co-led Maternal Sepsis Care Practices to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Maternal Infection
Award Date: 9/17/2021
Funding Agency: NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Amount: $1,575,463

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
Remotely Monitored, Mobile health-supported High Intensity Interval Training after COVID-19 Critical Illness (REMM HIIT-Covid19)
Award Date: 9/17/2021
Funding Agency: NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Amount: $4,059,863

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA
Neurocognition and Greater Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm in AF (NOGGIN AF)
Award Date: 8/27/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $3,739,083

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD
Prevention of Pain Chronification and Neuroinflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Neuroprotectin D1 and GPR37 Signaling
Award Date: 8/27/2021
Funding Agency: Department of Defense
Grant Amount: $1,444,257

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD
Monoclonal Antibody-Based Therapeutics for Targeting MMPs and Diabetic Neuropathy
Award Date: 8/27/2021
Funding Agency: Department of Defense
Grant Amount: $1,601,314

Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, DABT

Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, DABT
Inhibition of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Protects Against Phosgene-Induced Lung Injuries
Award Date: 8/16/2021
Award Type: R21
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $442,750

Michael Devinney, MD, PhD

Michael Devinney, MD, PhD
The Association of Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown with Sleep Apnea and Postoperative Delirium
Award Date: 7/30/2021
Award Type: R03 GEMSSTAR
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $322,000

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD

Niccolò Terrando, BSc, DIC, PhD
Immunoprofiling Postoperative Delirium During Aging and Neurodegeneration
Award Date: 7/26/2021
Award Type: R21
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging
Grant Amount: $239,843

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MMCi, FASE

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MMCi, FASE
Accuryn Registry Study
Award Date: 7/22/2021
Funding Agency: Potrero Medical, Inc
Grant Amount: $272,482

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
Defining the Role of Peripheral Adrb3 in Chronic Pain and Inflammation
Award Date: 7/19/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $534,634

Jorn Karhausen, MD

Jorn A. Karhausen, MD
Mast Cell Activation as a Determinant of Neurologic Injury After Cardiac Arrest
Award Date: 7/19/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $199,062

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
Vestibulodynia: Understanding Pathophysiology and Determining Appropriate Treatments (Vestibulodynia: UPDATe)
Award Date: 7/9/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $2,260,197

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA
Identification and Validation of a Novel Central Analgesia Circuit
Award Date: 7/9/2021
Funding Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grant Amount: $118,851

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA
Heron HTX-019-203
Award Date: 6/28/2021
Funding Agency: Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
Grant Amount: $460,445

David S. Warner, MD

David S. Warner, MD
Integrated Training in Anesthesiology Research
Award Date: 6/23/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $1,714,260

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, PhD

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, PhD
Mechanisms and Clinical Impact of Myocardial Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Award Date: 6/23/2021
Award Type: K23
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $944,405

Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE

Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE
Right Ventricle Adaptive Changes in Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Award Date: 5/25/2021
Award Type: SCA 2021 Mid-Career Grant
Funding Agency: Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
Grant Amount: $100,000

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD

Niccolò Terrando, BSc, DIC, PhD
Neurovascular Dysfunction in Delirium Superimposed on Dementia
Award Date: 5/18/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $526,781

Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, DABT

Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, DABT
Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators as Potential Medical Countermeasures in a Pig Model of Chlorine Gas-Induced Acute Lung Injury
Award Date: 5/6/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $241,500

Heath Gasier, PhD

Heath Gasier, PhD
Effects of HBO2 on Skeletal Muscle Calcium Regulation and Mitochondrial Function
Award Date: 5/5/2021
Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research
Grant Amount: $227,954

Thomas E. Buchheit, MD

Thomas E. Buchheit, MD
Neuronal and Glial Interactions of Neuropathic Pain
Award Date: 4/29/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $488,534

Miles Berger, MD, PhD

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Neuro-Inflammation in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: CSF and fMRI Studies
Award Date: 4/22/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $235,775

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD

Jamie R. Privratsky, MD, PhD
The Role of the IL-1 Receptor in the AKI to CKD Transition
Award Date: 4/15/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $187,854

Karthik Raghunathan, MBBS, MPH

Karthik Raghunathan, MBBS, MPH
Sugammadex versus Neostigmine in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Award Date: 4/13/2021
Funding Agency: Merck & Co., Inc.
Grant Amount: $362,121

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
REmotely Monitored, Mobile-Health High Intensity Interval Training after Critical Care (REMM-HIIT)
Award Date: 4/1/2021
Funding Agency: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Grant Amount: $100,000

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA
MDT20032 BTIGER
Award Date: 3/30/2021
Funding Agency: Medtronic, Inc.
Grant Amount: $105,258

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP, FACP, FCCP

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP, FACP, FCCP
Perfluoromethane to Reduce Decompression Sickness
Award Date: 3/25/2021
Funding Agency: Naval Sea Systems Command
Grant Amount: $850,502

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA
Covance HSK3486-304
Award Date: 2/26/2021
Funding Agency: Haisco-USA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant Amount: $536,668

William Maixner, DDS, PhD

William Maixner, DDS, PhD
Role of Preoperative Baroreflex Sensitivity on Postoperative and Persistent Pain after Thoracic Surgery
Award Date: 2/3/2021
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $201,250

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD
Project 1: Effects of Flavors on Nicotine Choice and Central Reward Me
Award Date: 1/28/2021
Funding Agency: Yale University
Grant Amount: $276,375

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA
HERON HTX-011
Award Date: 1/11/2021
Funding Agency: Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
Grant Amount: $204,835

Noa Segall, PhD

Noa Segall, PhD
Designing Informative and Trustworthy Augmented Intelligence Health Risk Prediction and Surveillance
Award Date: 1/5/2021
Funding Agency: Idaho State University
Grant Amount: $253,522

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