Research Grant Awards

The following departmental faculty were awarded new competitive and non-competitive research grants (of $100,000 +) during calendar year 2023.

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD
Targeting Checkpoint Inhibitors for Pain Control

Award Date: 9/21/2023
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $2,569,851

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
Development of Adrb3 Antagonists for the Treatment of Pain
Award Date: 9/8/2023
Award Type: R61
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $1,846,202

Madan M. Kwatra, PhD
Understanding the Role of Type 2 Inflammation in Prurigo Nodularis
Award Date: 9/8/2023
Funding Agency: Sanofi US

Melissa Bauer, DO
Large-Scale Implementation of Community Co-led Maternal Sepsis Care Practices to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Maternal Infection
Award Date:
 9/2/2023
Award Type: UH3
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $3,482,862

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Low Neurophysiologic Resistance to Anesthetics as a Marker of Preclinical/Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease and Neurovascular Pathology, Delirium Risk and Inattention

Award Date: 8/22/2023
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $336,269 (Supplemental)

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
APOE4 Dependent Regulation of CSF Complement Pathway Activation in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Award Date: 8/17/2023
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $402,249 (Supplemental)

Martha Kenney, MD
Predictors of Pain Severity and Pain-Related Outcomes in Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease
Award Date: 8/10/2023
Award Type: K
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $672,334

Mara A. Serbanescu, MD
Role of Nutrition on Gut Microbes and Translocation after Trauma Laparotomy
Award Date: 7/28/2023
Funding Agency: International Anesthesia Research Society
Grant Amount: $175,000

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
MicroRNA 374 as an Epigenetic Regulator of Chronic Pain
Award Date: 7/17/2023
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $128,409

Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE
Patient-Focused Collaborative Hospital Repository Uniting Standards (CHoRUS) for Equitable AI
Award Date: 7/12/2023
Funding Agency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
Duke Online Clinical Nutrition Fellowship 
Award Date: 6/29/2023
Funding Agency: Abbott Nutrition

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
ZMS-2023
Award Date: 6/23/2023
Funding Agency: Zynex Monitoring Solutions

Sangsu Bang, PhD
Resolvin Receptor Signaling in Trigeminal Sensory Neurons
Award Date:
 6/8/2023
Award Type: R03
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $322,000

Michael Devinney, MD, PhD
Proteomic Determination of Complement Activation in Postoperative Delirium
Award Date: 6/1/2023
Funding Agency: National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC)
Grant Amount: $135,000

Elizabeth B. Malinzak, MD, FASA
Examining Confidence Ratings in MOCA Minute
Award Date:
 5/29/2023
Funding Agency: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Grant Amount: $100,000

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, MPH, PhD
Impact of Autonomic Dysfunction on Multi-Organ Dysfunction Following Severe TBI: The AUTO-BOOST Study
Award Date: 5/19/2023
Award Type: R01
Funding Agency: NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Grant Amount: $3,093,447

Michael Devinney, MD, PhD
REPOSE
Award Date: 5/2/2023
Funding Agency: REPOSE

Andrea G. Nackley, PhD
Peripherally-Targeted Adrb3 Antagonists for the Treatment of Pain
Award Date: 4/1/2023
Funding Agency: University of North Carolina’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Grant Amount: $374,887

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh, MSc, MHSc, FRCA
Pacira IIT
Award Date: 3/28/2023
Funding Agency: Pacira BioSciences, Inc.

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
NIRSense: Argus Oximetry System
Award Date: 3/27/2023
Funding Agency: Nirsense, LLC

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
Pacira 402-C-124
Award Date: 3/17/2023
Funding Agency: Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Terrence K. Allen, MBBS
HEMCS-044
Award Date: 3/16/2023
Funding Agency: HemoSonics, LLC

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
Norbert Health (NCP-0003)
Award Date: 2/28/2023
Funding Agency: Norbert Health (NCP-0003)

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MMCi, FASE
Guard Akita 21-ROS-05

Award Date: 2/21/2023
Funding Agency: Guard Akita 21-ROS-05

Huaxin Sheng, PhD
Duke Testing Site for Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network
Award Date: 1/27/2023
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Grant Amount: $1,764,172

Madan M. Kwatra, PhD
Anti-Fibrotic Mechanisms of IL-31 Blockade in Prurigo Nodularis
Award Date: 1/23/2023
Funding Agency: Galderma

Sairam V. Jabba, PhD
S/R-Nicotine in Commercial Products Containing Synthetic Nicotine: Product Survey by Chemical Analysis and Toxicological Properties
Award Date: 1/20/2023
Funding Agency: Yale University​​

Richard E. Moon, MD, CM, MSc, FRCP, FACP, FCCP
Metabolic and Inert Gas Monitoring for Human Diving Research
Award Date: 1/6/2023
Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research​​​​​​​