Hartwell Foundation Biomedical Research Awards

Thank you for participating in the 2014 Hartwell Foundation internal selection committee. Below please find this years applicants as well as the link to the Hartwell Foundation website. Boston University may nominate two candidates for this competition. The Office of Foundation Relations has compiled a few guidelines and suggestions for the review committee here.

The Hartwell Foundation

Gerald Denis – Associate Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology: Salivary markers of obesity and cardiometabolic risk in underserved children

M. Isabel Dominguez – Assistant Professor, Medicine: Increasing cell proliferation to repair congenital heart defects in children

Rachel Fearns – Associate Professor, Microbiology: Investigation of a novel respiratory syncytial virus enzyme activity as a potential drug target

Rachel Flynn – Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics: Targeting the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway in pediatric cancer

Mark Grinstaff – Professor, Biomedical Engineering: At-Home diagnosis of breast milk calorie content

Mark Grinstaff – Professor, Biomedical Engineering: Pain free pediatric burn dressing

Darrell Kotton – Professor, Medicine and Pathology: Disease modeling and drug testing for children’s interstitial lung disease-specific iPSCs

Wendy Kuohung – Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology: The salivary microbiome and prediction of preterm delivery

Darren Lee – Instructor, Ophthamology:  Engineering a novel regulatory pathway to prevent a lifetime of blindness

Joseph Mizgerd – Professor, Medicine, Microbiology and Biochemistry: Reprogramming macrophages for protection against childhood pneumonia

Tyrone Porter – Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Ultasound-mediated delivery of anticancer agents for treatment of pediatric gliobastoma

Barbara Schreiber – Associate Professor, Biochemistry: Intervention to inhibit maternal infection-induced low birth weight and heart disease in progeny

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham – Professor, Cognitive and Neural Systems: Developing subcortical measures of auditory coding fidelity to diagnose hearing loss in children

Cara Stepp – Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering: Clinically viable objective measures of speech function in children with cleft palate

Brent Alan Vogt – Research Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology: Cingulate cortex in cases of child abuse and rape

Alice Wang – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Therapies and methods for treating maternal-fetal opioid addiction and neonatal abstinence syndrome