2018 Research Grant Awards

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The following departmental faculty were awarded new competitive and non-competitive research grants during calendar year 2018.

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC
POET: An Outcomes Comparison Study of Duke Perioperative Enhancement Team’s Approach to Supplemental Nutrition in Patients Prior to Undergoing Surgery vs. Historical Duke University Medical Center Electronic Health Records Data
Award Date: 12/20/2018
Funding Agency: Abbott Nutrition
Grant Amount: $224,247

Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD
Exosomes Prevent Remodeling of Ventricles and Improve Cardiac Function in Myocardial Infarction in a Human Translational Model of Pigs
Award Date: 12/4/2018
Funding Agency: Mandel Center for Hypertension and Atherosclerosis at Duke Cardiovascular Research Center
Grant Amount: $47,736

Andrea Nackley, PhD
Vestibulodynia: Understanding Pathophysiology and Determining Appropriate Treatments (Vestibulodynia: UPDATe)
Award Date: 9/11/2018
Award Type: NIH R01
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Grant Amount: $3,846,094

Andrea Nackley, PhD
A New Peripherally-Restricted Adrb3 Antagonist for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Inflammation
Award Date: 9/2018
Funding Agency: Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute and RTI International
Grant Amount: $50,000

Katherine Martucci, PhD
The Impact of Opioids on Chronic Pain: Clinical Research and Career Training in Spinal Cord fMRI and Brain Reward Systems
Award Date: 8/14/2018
Award Type: NIH R00
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant Amount: $746,654

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD
Anesthetic and Synthetic Cooling Flavors in E-cigarettes: Chemistry and Respiratory Effects Modulating Nicotine Intake
Award Date: 7/19/2018
Award Type: NIH R01
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Grant Amount: $1,456,395

Niccolò Terrando, BSc, DIC, PhD
Bioelectronic Rescue of Cognitive Impairment After Surgery
Award Date: 6/19/2018
Award Type: NIH R21
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant Amount: $436,027

Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, MPH, PhD
Mechanisms and Clinical Impact of Myocardial Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Award Date: 6/5/2018
Award Type: Mentored Research Training Grant
Funding Agency: The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
Grant Amount: $175,000

Anne D. Cherry, MD
Interface of Mitochondrial Quality Control and Immune Activation in Heart Transplant
Award Date: 5/18/2018
Award Type: Mentored Research Training Grant
Funding Agency: The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
Grant Amount: $175,000

Wei Yang, PhD, and Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD, along with Junjie Yao, PhD
Decrypting the Role of Epinephrine on Brain Function after Cardiac Arrest in Mice
Award Date: 5/9/2018
Award Type: 2018 Collaborative Sciences Award
Funding Agency: The American Heart Association (AHA)
Grant Amount: $750,000

Niccolò Terrando, BSc, DIC, PhD
Omegaven and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
Award Date: 4/18/2018
Funding Agency: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
Grant Amount: $122,000

Atilio Barbeito, MD, MPH
The Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health – Delirium Risk Evaluation and Mitigation (POSH-DREAM) Program
Award Date: 3/2/2018
Funding Agency: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Geriatrics and Extended Care Services
Grant Amount: $125,000

Andrea Nackley, PhD
Defining the Role of Adipocyte Adrb3 in Chronic Pain
Award Date: 1/9/2018
Funding Agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Grant Amount: $160,000