Dhanesha presents in AHA finals competition

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, research assistant professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, qualified as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. As one of the four finalists, the AHA recognized Dhanesha, a member of the Chauhan Lab, as one of the young investigators […]

Wahls research gets $2M gift

Terry Wahls, MD, and her team were recently the recipient of a $2M gift from Dr. Howard Urnovitz to support the Wahls Therapeutic Lifestyle fund. This money will go towards Wahls’s current study, Longitudinal study of Clinically Isolated Syndrome and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Dietary and lifestyle changes without drugs versus standard of care. A key question in […]

Nauseef Receives $2.6M R01

William Nauseef, MD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been awarded a five-year, $2.6M grant from the National Institutes of Health. This R01 will fund his lab’s continuing research into neutrophil-mediated responses to inflammation and host responses to infection. Dr. Nauseef explains more specifically: The work proposes studies using Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria gonorrhoeae as […]

Chauhan Receives $5.3M R35 Award

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD, Associate Professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has received a prestigious R35 Emerging Investigator Award (EIA) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The seven-year, $5.3 million award will fund his project entitled “Targeting pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2): A novel strategy to combat thrombo-inflammation.” The goals […]

Gerke Awarded FDA R01

Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Food and Drug Administration. Gerke will continue her research into sarcoidosis, a multi-system inflammatory disease with significant morbidity, including organ dysfunction and even death. Though it is relatively rare–affecting fewer than 185,000 people […]