Research Grant Awards

The following departmental faculty were awarded new competitive and non-competitive research grants during calendar year 2019.

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
LEEP-Forward Trial
Award Date: 9/20/19
Funding Agency: Baxter Health
Grant Amount: $75,000

David A. Williams, MD, MPH

David A. Williams, MD, MPH
Role of Malnutrition and Nutrition Delivery on Surgical Outcomes in Underserved Patients
Award Date: 9/18/2019
Funding Agency: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition foundation (ASPEN)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, PhD

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, PhD
Mechanisms and Clinical Impact of Myocardial Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Award Date: 9/6/2019
Award Type: K23
Funding Agency: NIH and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant Amount: $944,405

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
Defining the Role of Peripheral Adrb3 in Chronic Pain and Inflammation
Award Date: 9/5/2019
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency: NIH and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant Amount: $2,623,436

David S. Warner, MD

David S. Warner, MD
Pharmacologic Suppression of Reperfusion Injury Following Endovascular Thrombectomy In Stroke
Award Date: 9/2/2019
Funding Agency: NIH and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant Amount: $475,175

Wei Yang, PhD

Wei Yang, PhD
Exploring Cell-Based Therapy in Ischemic Stroke
Award Date: 8/8/2019
Funding Agency: Duke University and Duke-NUS Medical School
Grant Amount: $100,000

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD
Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD and Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD
Advanced TRPA1 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Chlorine Inhalation Injury
Award Date: 8/26/2019
Award Type: U01
Funding Agency: NIH and the National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS)
Grant Amount: $2,305,444

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD
Bioelectronic Regulation of CNS Lymphatic Drainage in Delirium and AD
Award Date: 8/23/2019
Funding Agency: Alzheimer’s Association
Grant Amount: $150,000

Scott L. Runyon, MD

Scott L. Runyon, MD
Boston Scientific Fellowship Grant 2019-2020
Award Date: 8/14/2019
Funding Agency: Boston Scientific Corporation
Grant Amount: $15,000

John Whittle, MBBS, MD, FHEA, FRCA, FFICM

John Whittle, MBBS, MD, FHEA, FRCA, FFICM
Preoperative Exercise to Improve Vagal Tone (PREVENT) Study
Award Date: 8/6/2019
Funding Agency: International Anesthesia Research Society
Grant Amount: $175,000

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD
Resolving Neuropathic Pain With High Frequency SCS Via Modulation of Glial Signaling and Neuroinflammation in Small and Large Animals
Award Date: 7/26/2019
Funding Agency: Boston Scientific Corporation
Grant Amount: $320,889

David B. MacLeod, MB BS

David B. MacLeod, MB BS
Exparel Hip Fracture
Award Date: 7/18/2019
Funding Agency: Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Grant Amount: $412,108

Madan M. Kwatra, PhD

Madan M. Kwatra, PhD
Heterogeneity of EGFRvIII-Positive Glioblastoma and Their Sensitivity to AZD9291 (Osimertinib)
Award Date: 7/15/2019
Funding Agency: Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc
Grant Amount: $10,000

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD
Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Niccolò Terrando, BSc (hons), DIC, PhD and Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
Targeting Microbially-Derived Juvenile Protective Factors to Resolve Neuroinflammation and Delirium
Award Date: 7/13/2019
Award Type: R03
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $322,000

Ian J. Welsby, MB, BS, BSc, FRCA

Ian J. Welsby, MB, BS, BSc, FRCA
Cerus/BARDA CLI 00125 ReCePI Study
Award Date: 7/12/2019
Funding Agency: Cerus Corporation
Grant Amount: $1,319,695

Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi

Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi
Implementation of Real Time Application for Portable Interactive Devices (RAPID) BLOCKCHAIN
Award Date: 7/9/2019
Funding Agency: University of Southern California
Grant Amount: $17,341

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA
Merck MK8616-169 Sugammadex: Birth to < 2 Years
Award Date: 6/20/2019
Funding Agency: Merck Sharp & Dohme
Grant Amount: $80,321

Jorn Karhausen, MD

Jorn A. Karhausen, MD
Enhanced Neutrophil SUMOylation as a key to Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Hypothermia
Award Date: 6/7/2019
Award Type: 2019 Innovative Project Award
Funding Agency: American Heart Association
Grant Amount: $200,000

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

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP
STEM Outreach Program: Design of a Passive Water Sampler to Test Dive Sites Suspected to be Contaminated
Award Date: 6/6/2019
Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research
Grant Amount: $85,362

Scott L. Runyon, MD

Scott L. Runyon, MD
Duke Pain Management Fellowship Grant
Award Date: 6/4/2019
Funding Agency: Abbott Laboratories
Grant Amount: $14,999

Padma Gulur, MD

Padma Gulur, MD
Opioid Sparing Potential of Light-Induced Analgesia: A Pilot Trial of a Novel, Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Pain
Award Date: 4/9/2019
Award Type: R03
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $160,875

Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD

Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD
High Resolution Awake Cortical Recordings to Analyze the Role of Spreading Depolarizations During Dynamic Stroke Evolution
Award Date: 4/5/2019
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $426,854

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

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP
Southampton/Extreme Everest Education Agreement
Award Date: 3/27/2019
Funding Agency: University of Southampton
Grant Amount: $40,000

Michael L. James, MD, FAHA, FNCS

Michael L. James, MD, FAHA, FNCS
CN105 to Improve Long-Term Recovery in Models of Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Award Date: 3/27/2019
Funding Agency: AegisCN, LLC
Grant Amount: $135,000

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA

Brad M. Taicher, DO, MBA
Peds Pacira Exparel 402-C-319 PLAY
Award Date: 3/27/2019
Funding Agency: Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Grant Amount: $109,483

Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi

Raquel R. Bartz, MD, MMCi
Vitamin C, Thiamine And Steroids in Sepsis: The VICTAS Study
Award Date: 3/26/2019
Funding Agency: Johns Hopkins University
Grant Amount: $111,769

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

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA
402-C-414 Exparel versus SOC in CS
Award Date: 3/26/2019
Funding Agency: Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Grant Amount: $347,479

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD

Jamie R. Privratsky, MD, PhD
The Role of the IL-1 Receptor in the AKI to CKD Transition
Award Date: 3/19/2019
Award Type: K08
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Grant Amount: $939,324

Muhammad J. Qadri, MD, PhD

Muhammad J. Qadri, MD, PhD
Medtronic Fellowship Grant 2018-2019
Award Date: 2/22/2019
Funding Agency: Medtronic, Inc.
Grant Amount: $20,000

John J. Freiberger, MD, MPH

John J. Freiberger, MD, MPH
Does Heart Rate Variability Predict Impairment of Operational Performance in Divers?
Award Date: 1/28/2019
Funding Agency: Naval Sea Systems Command
Grant Amount: $148,689

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

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP
Sildenafil for Prevention of Immersion Pulmonary Edema
Award Date: 1/28/2019
Funding Agency: Naval Sea Systems Command
Grant Amount: $299,115

Karthik Raghunathan, MBBS, MPH

Karthik Raghunathan, MBBS, MPH
PSA Tetsu Ohnuma
Award Date: 1/22/2019
Funding Agency: Institute for Medical Research, Inc.
Grant Amount: $52,000

Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD

Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE
Allergan Botox II
Award Date: 1/7/2019
Funding Agency: Allergan, Inc.
Grant Amount: $816,649

Muhammad J. Qadri, MD, PhD

Muhammad J. Qadri, MD, PhD
Uncovering the Molecular Pathogenesis of Acute Spinal Cord Injury in Humans Using Single Cell RNA-Sequencing
Award Date: 1/7/2019
Funding Agency: Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Grant Amount: $10,000

Nathan H. Waldron, MD

Nathan H. Waldron, MD
To Compare the Efficacy of AGN-151607 with Placebo to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) in Participants who are Undergoing Open-Chest Cardiac Surgery
Award Date: 1/7/2019
Funding Agency: Allergan, Inc.
Grant Amount: $816,649

Chris KeithResearch Grant Awards