A Duke research team, co-led by Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Christopher Donnelly, is awarded a $5,734,530 grant for a translational research project – one of just five UC2 awards that make up the NIH’s RE-JOIN Consortium.
Congratulations to Drs. Christopher Donnelly and Shad Smith on receiving a $2,132,329 grant to discover new insights into the divergent pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic pain and its associated comorbidities in males and females.
Congratulations to Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA, on receiving a $442,750 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project that will use state-of-the-art approaches to investigate the role of neuronal activity in chronic stroke recovery.
Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on receiving a $322,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of the aging brain-heart-immune axis in postoperative delirium.
Congratulations to Shad Smith, PhD, on receiving a $402,487 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project that uses single-cell omics approaches to develop new therapies for chronic pain disorders, such as temporomandibular disorders.
Congratulations to Katherine Martucci, PhD, on receiving a five-year $3,195,387 R01 National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate how opioids affect the brain and spinal cord in patients with chronic pain.
Congratulations to Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, on being awarded a $2,203,452 Department of Defense grant for his study that aims to improve the quality of life for both military and civilian survivors of trauma.
Congratulations to Christopher Donnelly, DDS, PhD, on receiving a $3,311,196 R01 grant for his project that aims to refine the use of STING pathway agonists as a therapeutic treatment for cancer pain through neuro-immune signaling.
Congratulations to Heath Gasier, PhD, on receiving an $844,714 grant to determine how hyperbaric oxygen and the neurotransmitter, GABA, influence repeated exposure-sensitivity to oxidative tissue injury.
Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on being named the 2022 recipient of the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for her project that focuses on electroencephalography changes in anxious older adults awaiting surgery.