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2018

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Ute Moll, MD, MS
Department of Pathology
“CRISPR screen for functional sensitizers to target mutp53GOF breast cancers”

Luis A. Martinez, PhD
Department of Pathology
“Mutant p53 metabolically drives metastatic niche formation”

Paul Vaska, PhD
Department of Radiology
“Pioneering Imaging Technologies for Characterizing Breast Cancer”

Jules Cohen, MD
Department of Medicine
“PET validation of MRI detection of breast cancer metastatis in axillary lymph nodes”

 

Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Tim Duong                         
Department of Radiology
“fMRI of neurovascular health and cognitive function in pediatric chemotherapy patients”

 

FUSION Awards

Michael Airola, PhD/Mauricio DelPoeta, MD
Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
“Development of Sgl1 as an anti-fungal therapeutic target”

Richard Lin, MD/Adrianus van der Velden, PhD
Biophysics & Physiology and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
“PI3K/Akt signaling and pancreatic cancer immunotherapy”

Lonnie Wollmuth, PhD/Lou Manganas, MD, PhD
Neurology & Behavior and Neurology
“A drug discovery platform for disease-causing NMDAR mutations”

 

Clinical Research Award                              

Bettina Fries, MD            
Department of Medicine
“A multidisciplinary approach to improve treatment and outcome in patients who inject drugs intravenously and are admitted to SBUH with complicated infections”

Jignesh Patel, MD
Department of Medicine
“Impact of Inflammatory Cytokines on Cardiac Arrest Outcomes”

 

Walk For Beauty Award

Chuan Huang, PhD
Department of Radiology
“Non-invasive radiomic prediction of SLN status in breast cancer”

 

2017

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Michael Frohman, MD, PhD
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
“Role of PLD6 in growth of chemoresistant metastases”

Chuan Huang, PhD
Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry
“Development of MRI imaging markers for treatment response early detection and response prediction”

Hyungjin Kim, PhD
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
“Development of MRI imaging markers for treatment response early detection and response prediction”

Natalia Marchenko, PhD
Department of Pathology
“Translational significance of mutant p53 in Her20positive breast cancer”

Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
“Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Breast Cancer Theranostics”

Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Ute Moll, MD, MS
Department of Pathology
“Mutant p53 as actionable cancer target in liver and pancreatic cancer”

FUSION Awards

Martin Kaczocha, PhD
Department of Anesthesiology
“Design and Synthesis of FABP5 Inhibitors to Treat Prostate Cancer”

Jessica Seeliger, PhD
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
“Assay Optimization and Hit Characterization in the Discovery of Novel Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs Targeting Lipid Transport”

Nashaat Turkman, PhD
Department of Radiology
Joseph Kim, MD
Department of Surgery
“Inhibition of Class-lla Deacetylases in Pancreatic Cancer”

Paul Vaksa, PhD
Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
James Paci, MD
Department of Orthopaedics
“Neuroimaging in the Hyperacute phase of Sports Concussion”

Clinical Research Awards

Tara Huston, MD
Department of Surgery
“Treatment of Nutritional Deficiency in Body Contouring”

Fazel Khan, MD
Department of Orthopaedics
“The Role of Wound Vacs in Cancer Recurrence”

Walk for Beauty Award

Christopher Clarke, PhD
Department of Medicine
“Targeting DEGS1 to induce Anoikis in HER2+ breast cancer”

 

 

 

2016

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Chi-Hsin (Lori) Chan, PhD
Pharmacological Sciences
“Deciphering Oncogenic roles of the DNA Damage Transducer RNF8 in Breast Cancer Progression and Chemoresistance”

Markus Seeliger, MD, PhD
Pharmacological Sciences
“Molecular Characterization of Novel Brk Inhibitors in TNBC”

Benjamin L. Martin, PhD & David Q. Matus, PhD
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
“Cell Cycle Control of Breast Cancer Metastasis In Vivo”

Feng-Qian Li, PhD
Pharmacological Sciences
“Role of the Tumor Suppressor Folliculin in Breast Cancer”

Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Laura E. Hogan, MD
Pediatrics
“Personalized Therapeutic Approach in Pediatric Leukemia”

FUSION Awards

Ashley Snider, PhD
Medicine
“Obesity, High Fat Diet, and Colon Cancer Racial Disparity”

Geoffrey Girnun, PhD
Pathology
“PGC1 alpha as a Biomarker for Efficacy of Antiangiogenic Therapy”

Nicholas A. Carpino, PhD & Jarrod B. French, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology/Chemistry & Biochemistry
“Developing a small molecule inhibitor to treat C. albicans Infections”

Gurtej Singh, PhD
Surgery
“Tissue-Engineered Hybrid Graft (TEHG) for Vascular and Reconstructive Surgeries”

Clinical Research Awards

Sam Parnia, MD, PhD
Medicine
“Cerebral Oxygen Delivery Enhanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CODE-CPR): A Feasibility Study”

Joshua D. Miller, MD, MPH
Medicine
“Diabetes, Glycemic Control & Progression to Colon Cancer”

Walk for Beauty Award

Scott Powers, PhD
Pathology
“Meta-analysis of Breast Cancer DNA Copy Number Datasets”

Jun Lin, PhD
Anesthesiology
“Effects of Volatile Anesthetics vs Intravenous Anesthetic on Breast Cancer Metastasis in Animal Models”

 

2015

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Christopher Clarke, PhD
Medicine
"Loss of Nsmase2 in Breast Cancer progression"

Nabcy Reich, PhD
Microbiology
"STAT3 as a Critical Determinant of Breast Cancer"

David McKinnon
Neurobiology and Behavior
"Transcriptome Study of Chemotherapy and PTSD in the CNS"

Scott Powers
Pathology
"Clonal Evolution of Drug Resistance of Breast Cancer Cells"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Gerardo Mackenzie, PhD
Preventive Medicine
"Exploring the Role of PLD1 in Pancreatic Cancer"
 
FUSION Awards

Agnieszka Bialkowska, PhD
Medicine
"Drug Discovery for Regeneration of the Intestinal Epithelium"

Eric Brouzes, PhD
Biomedical Engineering
"Development of Single-Cell Based Diagnostics for Chronic Myelogengous Leukemia"

Christine Delorenzo
Psychiatry
"Uncovering an Image-Based Biomarker of Depression"

Annie Rohan, PhD / David Thanassi, PhD
School of Nursing / Microbiology
"A Noval Medical Catheter with Light-Emitting Diodes"
 
Clinical Research Awards

Katharine Kevill, MD
Pediatrics
"Electronic Monitoring of Adhenrence to Asthma Control Medicines"

Catherine Messina, PhD
Preventive Medicine
"Maternal Blood Cadmium and Pregnancy Outcomes"
 
Walk for Beauty Award

Anat Biegon, PhD
Neurology
"Vorozole for the diagnosis of metastatic gynecological cancer: is Cypl Bl involved?"

Ute Moll, MD
Pathology
"Degrading stabllized mutant p53: a therapeutic target for Her2-positive breast cancer"
 
Stem Cell Pilot Project

Nurit Ballas, PhD
Biochemistry
"Analyze the Neurons and Astrocytes Derived from RTT Patient iPSCs"

Nicholas Carpino, PhD
Microbiology
"Role of Sts-1 and Sts-2 in Primary Human T Cells"

 

2014

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Barbara Nemesure, PhD
Preventive Medicine
"Can We Improve Healthcare Delivery to Cancere Survivors"

Suzanne Scarlata, PhD
Physiology & Biophysics
"How y-Synuclein Promotes Breast Cancer Progression"

John D. Haley, PhD
Pathology & Cancer Center
"Disruption of B7H4 and B7H1 - T cell interactions to induce TNBC tumor killing"

Iwao Ojima, PhD
Chemistry
"Vitamin-Taxoid Drug Conjugate towards IND Filing"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Richard Z. Lin, MD
Physiology & Biophysics
"Targeting PI3K p110a for pancreatic cancer treatment"
 
FUSION Awards

Michael Hayman, PhD
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Preclinical analysis of a novel drug for multiple myeloma"

Wali Karzai, PhD
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"A Novel Vaccine Platform for Delivery of Pathogen Derived Antigens"

Styliani-Anna E. Tsirka, PhD
Pharmacological Sciences/Neurosurgery
"Evaluation of the effectiveness of a specially formulated hydrogel to prevent tissue adhesions after surgicla intervention"

Grace Gathungu, MD
Pediatrics
"RNA-Sequence profiling of AIEC bacteria from patients with Crohn's disease"
 
Clinical Research Awards

Jonathan P. Mintzer, MD FAAP
Pediatrics
"Cerebral Hypoperfusion with Umbilical Arterial Sampling"

Jingnesh Patel, MD
Medicine
"Improving Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest with Inhaled Nitric Oxide"
 
Walk for Beauty Award

Chiara Luberto, PhD
Physiology & Biophysics
"Role and Function of Sphingomyelin Synthase in Breast Cancer"

Jules Cohen, MD
Medicine
"Neuroimaging Studies of Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Patients"
 
Stem Cell Pilot Project

Jiang Chen, MD
Pathology
"Keratinocyte stem cell-based therapy for genetic skin disorders"

M. Ete Chan, PhD
Biomedical Engineering
"Barcoding Bone Marrow Cells to Study Type 2 Diabetes Treatment"

David McKinnon, PhD
Neurobiology & Behavior
"Cardiac hypertrophy in hIPSC-derived cardiomyocytes"

 

2013

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Nurit Ballas, PhD
Research Professor, Biochemistry
"Loss of the transcriptional repressor REST induces breast tumors"

Michael Frohman, MD/PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
"Inhibition of PLD1 as a therapeutic approach in breast cancer"

Gerald Thomsen, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry
"A novel GTPase as a potential breast cancer drug target"

Hsien-yu Wang, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
"Targeting Frizzled-7 signaling in triple negative breast cancer"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Laura Hogan, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
"Nucleotide biosynthesis and chemoresistance in pediatric ALL"

Ute Moll, MD
Professor, Pathology
"Degrading stabilized mutp53 by attaching its HSP27 chaperone"
 
FUSION Awards

Maria Gelato, MD/PhD
Professor, Medicine
"Doxycycline treatment of insulin resistance in obesity"

Wei Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
"Real-time fiber optic monitoring for spinal cord ischemia"

Aaron Segal, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics
"Development of a wireless intra-oral device for environmental control and physiological monitoring"

Balaji Sitharaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
"Novel graphene-based MRI contrast agent for renal imaging"
 
Clinical Research Awards

Josette Bianchi-Hayes, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
"Development of multimodel intervention that combines elements of modern healthcare technology to integrate quantified self-tracking with peer support and communication for obese adolescents"

Richard Clark, MD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
"Treatment of wounds of the elderly with a novel fibronection peptide"
 
Walk for Beauty Award

Michael Hayman, PhD
Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Targeting increased HDAC and CTSL levels in prostate cancer"

 

2011-12

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Natalia Marchenko, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
"Her2 and mutp53 crosstalk as basis for novel therapeutic Strategy"

Jian Cao, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
"A novel 3-dimensional high-throughout assay for targeting invasive breast cancer cells"

Paul Vaska, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering/BNL
"Neutron activation imaging of biomarkers of breast cancer"

Robert C. Rizzo, PhD
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
"Computational Design of Inhibitors Targeting Multiple Kinases"

W. Todd Miller, PhD
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
"Mutational activation of tyrosine kinases in breast cancer"

Wei-Xing Zong, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics/Microbiology
"SerpinB3 as a molecular target for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Giuseppe Caso, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Surgery
"Mesenchymal Stem Cells for siRNA-based Cancer Treatment"
 
FUSION Awards

Song Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
"Uncover Genetic Modifiers of Abnormal Platelet Production"

Nobuhide Ueki, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics/Microbiology
"Development of a Novel Selective Therapy for Advanced Cancer"

Ute Moll, MD
Professor, Pathology
"p53 induces ischemic necrosis: Resolving the structure of the p53-CypD complex"

Galina Botchkina, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
"Isolation & Preclinical Studies on Patient-Derived Colorectal CSCs"
 
Clinical Research Awards

Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
"The Effects of High BMI on Development in Infants & Young Children"

Edward L. Chan, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
"Defining the role of novel EGFR deletion mutant in neruoblastoma"

Sam Parnia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
"A Pilot Study of Optimized Brain Perfusion in Improving Survival & Neurological Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest"

 

2010-11

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Nicole S. Sampson, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
"MT1-MMP-drug conjugates to treat invasive breast cancer"
(Co-PI: Kathlyn A. Parker, PhD/Chemistry)

Ute M. Moll, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology
"Degrading stabilized mutant p53 in breast cancer - a novel rational therapeutic target"

Emily I. Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Using Metastatic Breast Cancer Stem Cells To Predict The Risk Of Recurrence & Metastasis In Breast Cancer Patients"
(Co-PI: Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD/Pathology; Wei Zhu, PhD/Applied Math)

Nancy C. Reich, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Regulation of STAT3 nuclear import; a link to breast cancer"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Michael A. Frohman, MD/PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"A novel neoangiogenesis and metastasis small molecule inhibitor"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Jason C. Ganz, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
"Preventing Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis with SPY System"
(Co-PI: Brett T. Phillips, MD/Surgery; Duc T. Bui, MD/Surgery; Sami U. Khan, MD/Surgery)

Robert C. Rizzo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
"Targeted Molecular Design of Dual Kinase Inhibitors for Breast Cancer"
 
FUSION Awards

Dale Deutsch, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
"Development of Endocannabinoid Transport Inhibitors"
(Co-PI: Huilin Li, PhD/Biochemistry ; Iwao Ojima, PhD/Chemistry)

Jessica C. Seeliger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Chemical Tools to Explore Drug Targets in M. tuberculosis"
(Co-PI: Peter J. Tonge, PhD/Chemistry)

Paula Denoya, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
"High definition profiling of human colorectal cancer methylation"
(Co-PI: John Dunn, PhD/ BNL; Youjun Hu, MD/Pathology; Ellen Li, MD, PhD/Medicine; W. Richard McCombie, PhD/CSHL; Wei Zhu, PhD/Applied Math)
 
Clinical Research Awards

Colette Pameijer, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgerical Oncology
"Optimizing Influenza Vaccination in Surgical Oncology Patients"
(Co-PI: Susan Donelan, MD/Medicine; Anne Savitt, PhD/Microbiology; Kevin Watkins, MD/Surgery; Phillip Bao, MD/Surgery)

Susmita Pati, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
"Keeping Children Healthy"
(Co-PI: Janice John, DO, MS/Pediatrics; Guangxiang Zhang, MS/Applied Math)
 
Next-Gen Sequencing Awards

Kevin Czaplinski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
"Identifying neural Hnrpab1 target mRNAs using RIP-Seq"

Laurie T. Krug, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Dynamics of herpesvirus chromatin in latency and reactivation"

 

2009

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Mark E. Bowen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
"A Biosensor for EGFR Activation in Live Cells"

Duc T. Bui, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
"Comparison of Intraoperative Methods to Predict Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis"

Jian Cao, M.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
"Targeting Metastatic Breast Cancer Stem Cell Invasion"

Michael Hayman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Role of Ron/STK Receptor in EMT and Breast Cancer Stem Cells"

Barbara Nemesure, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
"Evaluation of a Newly Designed Device for Breast Cancer Screening"

Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Study of SCCA1 as a Novel Cell Death Regulator in Breast Cancer"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Edward Chan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
"Defining the Role of Truncated EGFR in Neuroblastoma"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Deborah A. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
"Potential Role of Cavin Family Proteins in Breast Cancer"

David Schlyer. Ph.D.
Senior Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
"Simultaneous PET/MRI Breast Imaging System"
 
FUSION Awards

Cecilia Avila, M.D., MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN
"Isolation, Expansion and Preservation of Human Amniotic Fluid-derived Stem Cells"

Helene Benveniste, M.D., PhD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
"Cerebral Metabolomics of Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery"

Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
"Multifunctional Electrospun Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration"

Sharon Martino, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
"Development and Validation of a Wireless Activity Monitor in Overweight Children"

Peter Tonge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
"Imaging Bacteria in Humans using Positron Emission Tomography"
 
Proteomics Developmental Projects

Nurit Ballas, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
"Protein Profiling Analysis of RTT Mouse Brain"

Nick Carpino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Identifying Substrates of Sts Phosphatase Activity in T Lymphocytes"

Holly Colognato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
"A Novel Proteomic Analysis of Autism Candidate Gene LAMB1"

Kevin Czaplinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
"Characterizing the Role of Hnrpab in Newborn Hippocampus"

Mario J. Rebecchi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
"Aging, Anesthetic Neurotoxicity and Brain Metabolism"

Kenneth Shroyer, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
"Identifying Biomarkers for Pre-malignant and Invasive Cervical Cancer"

 

2008

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Erwin London, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Transmembrane Peptides for Treating Breast Cancer"

Natalia Marchenko, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Department of Pathology
"Destabilizing Mutant p53 Protein in Breast Cancer - A Venue to Inhibit Tumor Growth in-vivo"

Balaji Sitharaman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
"Multifunctional Carbon Nanostructure-based Platforms for Breast Cancer Theragonostics"

Stanley Zucker, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
"Role of Novel Protein (cerif) in Breast Cancer Metastasis"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Translational Researcher Award

Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Studies Towards the Cure of Human Neuroblastoma"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Nancy C. Reich, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Targeting STAT5 in Prostate Cancer"

Hoang-Lan Nguyen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research Medicine, Department of Medicine
"MT1-MMP and ROS in Prostate Cancer Invasion and Metastasis"
 
FUSION Awards

Jonathan Buscaglia, M.D. (PI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Basil Rigas, M.D., PhD (Co-Investigators)
Professor, Department of Medicine
Miriam Rafailovich, Ph.D. (Co-Investigators)
Department of Material Science & Engineering
"Novel Sensors for Cancer Biomarkers in Pancreatic Cysts"

Wen-Tien Chen, M.D. (PI)
Research Professor, Department of Medicine
Michael Pearl, M.D. (Co-Investigators)
Professor, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
"Detecting Circulating Ovarian Cancer Cells during Treatment"

Avraham Dilmanian, Ph.D. (PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Allen Meek, M.D. (Co-Investigators)
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Fritz Henn, M.D. (Co-Investigators)
Associate Lab Director-Life Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Brain Tumors Treated with Interlaced Carbon Microbeams"

Wali Karzai, Ph.D. (PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Jin Wang, Ph.D. (Co-Investigators)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Karim Berrado, Ph.D. (Co-Investigators)
Senior Scientist, InGenious Targeting Laboratories
"A Multidisciplinary Approach for Discovery of Novel Antibodies"
 
Genomics Alliance Awards

Valentina A. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
"Mechanisms of IQGP2 Gene Silencing in Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Gerald H. Thomsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"The Transcriptome of Sea Anemone Regeneration"
 
Proteomics Developmental Projects

Richard R. Kew, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
"B7-H4 Fragments in Serum as Biomarkers for Ovarian Cancer"

Lauren Krupp, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
"Proteomic Analysis for Cerebral Spinal Fluid in Multiple Sclerosis"

Joel Levine, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
"Protein-protein Interactions of NG2 in Neural Tumors"

Nicole S. Sampson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
"Role of fadA5 in M. Tuberculosis Sterol Metabolism"

Ken-Ichi Takemaru, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Proteomic Identification of Novel Components in Wnt"

David G. Thanassi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Secretome of Francisella Tularensis"

 

2007

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Paul R. Fisher, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
"3-D localization of breast lesions using breast tomosynthesis"

Michael Frohman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"PLD2 therapeutic inhibitor for breast cancer metastasis"

Alexei Petrenko, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pathology
"Role of p63 in breast cancer"

Robert Rizzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Math & Statistics
"Structure-based design of ErbB family inhibitors"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Srinivas Pentyala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
"Characterization and validation of prostate cancer markers"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Christopher S. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
"Urinary cancer markers to predict prognosis and follow treatment"

Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Anti-breast cancer potential of soy isoflavones and their analogs"
 
FUSION Awards

David Brown, MD (PI)
Professor, Department of Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Lisa Benz Scott, PhD (Co-PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Policy and Management
"Cardiac Patient Navigators to Improve Care Transitions"

Richard A. Clark, MD (PI)
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Adam J. Singer, MD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
"Fibronectin peptides for wound healing in diabetes"

Dmitri Gnatenko, PhD (PI)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Hematology
Wei Zhu, PhD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Applied Math & Statistics
"Class prediction model/tool to evaluate causes of Thrombocytosis"

Stefan Judex, PhD (PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Irwin Kurland, MD, PhD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Medicine
"A non-pharmacological prophylaxis for obesity"

James Konopka, PhD (PI)
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Roger Johnson, PhD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Novel anti-fungal drug strategy"

Steffen Mueller PhD (PI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Steven Skiena, PhD - (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Computer Science
"Synthetic Viral Genome Design for Rapid Vaccine Development"

Iwao Ojima, PhD (PI)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, ICB & DD
Stanley Zucker, MD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Medicine, VAMC/Northpor
Maria Ryan, PhD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Oral Biology & Pathology
"Preclinical studies on DHA-SBT-1214 for IND filing"

Yingtian Pan, PhD (PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wayne Waltzer, MD (Co-PI)
Professor, Department of Urology
Jingxuan Liu, MD (Co-PI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
"Optical biopsy for epithelial cancer diagnosis & grading"

Peter Tonge, PhD (PI)
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Thomas O'Riordan (Co-PI)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
"Aerosol delivery of TB drugs"

 

2006

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

John Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
"MtDNA Damage from Chemotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Survivors"

Richard Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
"Synthesis of Selective mTOR Inhibitors"

Ute Moll, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
"Pro-Inflammatory MIF Inhibits the p53 and Rb/E2F Tumor Suppressor Pathways in Breast Cancer"

Luminita Alina Tudorica, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Radiology
"Novel DCE MRI Approach for Breast Cancer"

Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Alternative Molecular Pathways in Chemotherapy-Induced Cancer Cell Death"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Christopher Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
"Validation of Transgenic Mouse Models for Human Bladder Cancer"
 
Advanced Imaging BNL USB

Mary Kritzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
"An fMRI Study of the Neurobiological Basis of TMS"
 
Dean's Scholar Human Genetics Research Award - Cardiovascular Disease/Stroke

Dmitri Gnatenko, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Hematology
"Platelet Genes Involved in Cerebrovascular Stroke"

Feng-Qian Li, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"The Wnt/β-Catenin Antagonist Chibby in Adipocyte Differentiation"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Jian Cao, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Hematology
"Reversibility of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Prostate Cancer: The Achilles Heel?"

Michael Hayman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"The Ron Receptor: A Therapeutic Target in Breast Cancer"

Pandemic Influenza-Related Research Award

Joan Broderick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
"Psychogenic illness in pandemic: Development of experimental model"

Erich Mackow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine
"Influenza PDZ ligang directed pathogenesis"

Robert Rizzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Applied Math & Statistics
"Targeted design of antiviral drugs for pandemic influenza"

Sanford Simon, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology
"Transdermal vaccination for pandemic influenza"

Sidonie Morrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine
"Macrophage proteases in pathogenesis of influenza A"

Janet Hearing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"A screen for inhibitors of influenza virus multiplication"

Carol Carter, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Targeting MAPK signaling to block influenza transmission"

 

2005

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Modulation of EGRR Signaling by Sprouty in Human Breast Cancer"

Edward Chan, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
"Mechanism of Ron Mediated Tumor Growth"

Janice Lu, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine / Hematology Oncology
"Circulating Tumor Cells and their Signature for Breast Cancer"

W. Todd Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Structure of a Substrate for a Src-family Kinase"

Ken-Icci Takemaru, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Role of the B-Catenin Antagonist Chibby in Tumorigenesis"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Theodore G. Gabig, M.D.
Department of Medicine
"Molecular Markers for Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer"

Kepal Patel, M.D.
Department of Surgery
"The Role of MUC1 in the Pathogenesis of Thyroid Cancer"
 
Dean's Scholar in Translational Research Award

Holly Colognato, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"ECM in the Brain and Spinal Cord: Roles for Myelination and Repair"

Irwin Kurland, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
"Early Detection of Gestational Diabetes by Metabolomics"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Deborah Brown, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"How Geldanamycin Down-regulates ErbB2 in Breast Cancer"

Gayle Vaday, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
"Molecular Targeting of the Chemokine CCL5 in Prostate Cancer"

 

2004

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Lisa Ballou, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Medicine / Hematology
"PLD and Rapamycin Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Cells"

Maurice Kernan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
"Sestrin, a p53 Target Linking Redox Signaling to the Cetrosome"

Stuart McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"A New Model for Erb B Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Activation"

Nancy Reich, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
"Regulation of the STAT3 Transcription"

Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Detection and Treatment of Human Cancer"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Howard Crawford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Science
"Inhibiting Metalloproteinases in Pancreatic Tumor Progression"
 
Dean's Scholar in Translational Research Award

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Investigation of the Anti-Tumor Activity of Taxoid Conjugates Against Pancreatic Cancer"
 
Proteomics Research Award

Carol Carter, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"HIV Recruitment of the Cellular Trafficking Machinery"

Michael Hayman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Identification of Substrates of the Tyrosine Phosphatase Shp2"

Thomas O'Riordan, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
"Proteomic Analysis of Secretions in Airway Disease"

Peter Perrotta, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
"Profiling Human Platelets in Essential Thrombocytosis"
 
Small Research Equipment Award

Peter Brink, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"FCS Equipment Request"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Foundation Research Award

Yaacov Hod, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Urology
"The Role of DJ-1 in Prostate Cancer"

Stanley Zucker, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
"Novel Treatment of Breast Cancer: Inhibitors of MT-MMP PEX"

Proteomics Research Award

Kanokporn Rithidech, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research, Pathology
"Protein Signatures of in-vivo Exposure to Ionizing Radiation"

Suzanne Scarlata, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
"Identifying Nuclear PLC Protein Partners"

Daniel Baram, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care
"Proteomics Analysis of Circulating Lung Cancer Tumor Cells"

Richard Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine / Hematology
"Insulin Resistance in Morbid Obesity"

 

2003

Biocomputing & Medicine Award

Steven Skiena, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
"Spotted Microarray Design / Analysis for Human Platelet Disorders"
 
Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Jian Cao, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
"Targeting Functional Domain of Membrane Type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinase"

Bruce Futcher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Protective Cell Cycle Arrest as an Enhancer of Chemotherapy"

Robert Haltiwanger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Thrombospondin-1 Glycosylation and Angiogenesis"

Joav M. Prives, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Rho GTPase-Mediated Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Oncogenesis and Metastasis of Breast Cancer"

Xiang-Dong Ren, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
"Regulation of Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation in Ras-transformed Cells"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences
"Balkan Endemic Nephropathy and Urothelial Cancer"
 
Small Research Equipment Award

William Van Nostrand, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
"In Vivo Thrombosis Model"

 

2002

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Janet Hearing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Breast Cancer"

Wei Huang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
"Advanced MR Scanning Protocol for Improved Specificity in Detection of Breast Malignancy"

W. Todd Miller, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Regulation of the Breast Tumor Kinase BrK"

Styliani-Anna E. Tsirka, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
"tPA and Breast Cancer: Molecular Mechanisms"

Gayle Vaday, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
"Chemokine Regulation of Breast Cancer Metastasis"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Michael A. Frohman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
"Novel Endonuclease Released from Mitochondria during Apoptosis"
 
Dean's Scholar Award

JoAnne Engebrecht, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
"Meiotic Replication in C.elegans"
 
Program-Project Pilot Award

Jorge Benach, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogenesis and Host Defense"

James P. Dilger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
"Interaction Between Opioids and General Anesthetics"

Stanley Zucker, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
"Prostate Cancer Progression: New Therapeutic Approaches"
 
Supplement for Mouse Knock-out Award

David McKinnon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Mouse Model of Benign Familial Neonatal Convulsion"
 
Walk-for-Beauty Breast Cancer Research Award

Patrick Hearing, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Role of the Ubiquitin Ligase F Box Protein Skp2 in Breast Cancer"

Proteomics Research Award

Hsien-yu Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research, Physiology/Biophysics

James Konopka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Peter L. Perrotta, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Wen-Tien Chen, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Medicine

 

2001

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Daniel Bogenhagen, M.D.
Department of Pharmacology
"The Mitochondrial Proteome in Cancer Cells"

Gene Gindi , Ph.D.
Department of Radiology
"Feasibility of Three-Dimensional Mammography"

Nicholas Nassar , Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Activation of Rho by the Multidomain Protein Trio"

Aaron Neiman , Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Characterization of a Septin-dependent Signaling Pathway"

Hermann Schindelin, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Structural Studies of the BRCA 1-BRAD 1 Ring Heterodimer"

Elinor Randi Schoenfeld, Ph.D.
Department of Preventive Medicine
"Tailored Web Education System for Breast Cancer"

Gerald H. Thomsen, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"ErbB and TGFB Signaling Crosstalk in Breast Cancer and Development"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Michael J. Hayman, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Role of the Growth Factor Receptor FGFR3 in Human Cancers" 
 
Dean's Scholar Award

Vitaly Citovsky, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Genetic Transformation of Mammalian Cells by Agrobacterim"
 
DNA Microarray Award

Wadie F. Bahou, M.D.
Department of Medicine
"Platelet Transcriptome as an Indicator of Early Thrombosis"

Azeddine Ibrahimi, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Identification of Heart Genes Differentially Altered Consequent to CD36 Deficiency"

Nancy Reich, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
"Identification of Genes Induced by an Apoptotic Response"
 
General Clinical Research Center Award

Robert I. Parker, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
"Effect of Deferoxamine on Calcium Balance"

Roy T. Steigbigel, M.D.
Department of Medicine
"Immune Reconstitution and Abnormal Immune Activation in HIV Infection"

Thomas A. Wilson, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
"Effect of Thiazolidinedione (TZD) on Residual Beta Cell Function in IDDM"
 
Knock-out Mouse Supplemental Award

Craig Malbon, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
"Gene Disruption of the Mouse Frizzled-1 Gene"

William Van Nostrand, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
"Knockout of the Mouse AbPP Protease Inhibitory Function"
Mid-Year 2001 Knock-out Mouse Supplemental Award

Thomas White, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Unique and Redundant Connexin Contributions to Lens Development"
Mid-Year 2001 Knock-out Mouse Supplemental Award
 
Small Research Equipment Award

Christopher W. Cutler, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department of Periodontics
"Oral Pathogens and Dendritic Cell Subsets"

Jan Wyrick Gnadt
Division of Laboratory Animal Services
"Establishment of a Telemetry Core Facility"
 
Sunrise Fund, Pediatric Oncology Research

Marian J. Evinger, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
"Molecular Profile of Developmental Factors in Medulloblastoma"
 
Walk-For-Beauty Ward Melville Heritage Trust Award

Hsien-Yu Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"Profiling of Oncogenes in the Beta-Catenin Signaling Pathway"

 

2000

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Awards

Deborah Ann Brown, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Role of Caveolin in Multi-drug Resistance"

Michael Frohman, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
"Role of Phospholipase D in Taxane-induced Apoptosis"

Michael J. Hayman, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"The Role of the Ron Receptor in Breast Carcinoma"

Ute Moll, M.D.
Department of Pathology
"In-vivo Role of the p73 Gene in Breast Cancer"

Nancy C. Reich, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
"Regulation of Endothelial Cell Growth by Interferon"

Rolf Sternglanz, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"The Yeast ESC4 Protein and its Six BRCT Motifs"

Carmen Tornos, M.D. *
Department of Pathology
"Clinical Significance of Axillary Lymph Node Micrometastases Detected by Cytokeratin Stain in Breast Cancer"

*The award for Dr. Tornos was provided by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization / Walk for Beauty.
 
Cardiovascular Disease Research Award

Rishad M. Faruqi, M.D.
Department of Surgery
"Preoperative Planning of Endovascular Repair of AAA"
 
Catacosinos Cancer Scholar Award

Patrick Hearing, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Function of the PML Tumor Suppressor in Human Cancer"
 
Dean's Scholar Award - Basic Research

David G. Thanassi, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Structural and Functional Analysis of the Pilus Usher"
 
Dean's Scholar Award - Clinical Research

Anthony Szema, M.D.
Department of Medicine
"CD40 Ligand on Eosinophils: Role in the Pathogenesis of Asthma"
 
DNA Microarray Award

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Use of cDNA Microarrays to Determine K-Ras Induced Gene Expression in Pancreatic Cells"

Wen-Tien Chen,Ph.D.
Department of Medicine / Oncology
"Gene Expression in Metastatic Prostate Cancer"

Yat Hong Lau, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology
"Microarray Analysis of Radiation Effects on Endothelium"

Ken B. Marcu, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
"Identifying Novel Genomic Targets of the NF-KB Cascade"

Hsien-yu Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
"DNA Microarray Analysis in Development"
 
Small Research Equipment Award

James Konopka, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Digital Camera Equipment for Studying Pathogenic Yeast"