Recent Grant Awards in the Department of Medicine

Updated: 06/01/2018

NIH AWARDS (New, Competing)


Principal Investigator(s)

Agency Serial

Budget Start Date

Project Title

AP Blackwell, Timothy S 2T32HL094296-11 07/01/2018 Interdisciplinary Training Program in Lung Research
AP Majka, Sue 2R01HL116597-05A1 06/01/2018 Role of Lung MSC in Emphysema

Barnado, April



Using the electronic health record to risk-stratify patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

HO Zinkel, Sandra 1R01HL133559-01A1 05/03/2018 Mechanism of necrosis regulation of hematopoietic stem cell function
DE Powers, Al 2T35DK007383-39 05/01/2018 Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
NP Gautam, Bhave 1R01DK116964-01 05/01/2018 The Role of Hypobromous Acid in Renal Disease
HO Engelhardt, Brian 1R01HL141943-01 04/15/2018 Islet Cell and ST2 Axis Dysregulation in Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus
NP Haase, Volker 2R01DK081646-10A1 04/03/2018 Molecular Mechanisms of Renal Injury
GI Peek, Rich 2R01CA077955-22 04/01/2018 H. Pylori Relationship to Digestive Diseases and Cancer
NP Hudson, Billy 2R25DK096999-07 04/01/2018 Aspirnaut Undergraduate Discovery Science Experience in Renal Biology and
EP Kuhs, Krystle 1K07CA218247-01A1  04/01/2018 Human Papillomavirus-Specific Biomarkers for the Prediction of Oropharyngeal Cancer Recurrence
EP Sudenga, Staci 1K07CA225404-01A1 04/01/2018 Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Anal Cancer and Pre-malignant Anal Lesions
EP Lang, Wu 1K99CA218892-01A1 04/01/2018 Uncovering roles of polyunsaturated fatty acids in pancreatic cancer etiology
ID Aronoff, David 1U01TR002398-01 03/15/2018 Repurposing misoprostol to prevent recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection
AP Majka, Susan 1R01HL136449-01A1 02/15/2018

Lung MSC regulate angiogenesis and repair during fibrosis

RH Thomas, James 2R01AI051448-16 01/23/2018 Selection and Regulation of B Lymphocytes in IDDM
CA Wells, Quinn 1R01HL140074-01 01/15/2018 Genomic and Phenomic Architecture of Heart Failure
ID Pettit, April 1R01MH113438-01A1 01/01/2018 Multi-level Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health and Missed HIV Healthcare Provider Visits
NP Breyer, Rich 1R01HL134895-01A1 01/01/2018 Prostaglandin E2, Immunity and hypertension
CP Stein, C. Michael 1R01HL140145-01 01/01/2018 Salt, Blood Pressure, and Inflammation
ID Cover, Tim 2R01AI039657-21 12/19/2017 Structure and function of Helicobacter pylori VacA
CA Hong, Charles 1R01HL135129-01A1 12/15/2017 Novel Approach to Enhance Myocardial Performance and Improve Heart Failure Outcome
CP Harrison, David G 1R35HL140016-01 12/01/2017

Mechanisms of Immune Activation in Hypertension

NP Birdwell, Kelly 1U01DK116093-01 09/25/2017 APOL1 and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Vanderbilt Clinical Center


Khankari, Nikhil


09/18/2017 Polyunsaturated fatty acids and colorectal tumor risk: a molecular and genetic epidemiology study
ID Wester, William (contact);  Aliyu, Muktar Hassan 1U01DK112271-01 09/15/2017 Optimal Management of HIV Infected Adults at Risk for Kidney Disease in Nigeria


Loyd, James



Hormonal, Metabolic and Signaling Interactions in PAH

CA Young-Jae, Nam 1R03HL140264-01 09/15/2017 Defining cardiomyocyte reprogramming induced heart repair


Harris, Ray



Vanderbilt O'Brien Kidney Center

BI Peterson, Josh 1R01HG009694-01 09/05/2017 Rational Integration of clinical SEquencing(RISE)


Gaddy, Jennifer



Determining the contribution of zinc deficiency to perinatal Group B Streptococcus infections


Goettel, Jeremy


09/01/2017 Investigating cross-regulation of the microbiome and mucosal immune system using humanized mice


Kripalani, Sunil (contact); Roumie, Christianne​


09/01/2017 Vanderbilt Scholars in T4 Translational Research (V-STTaR) Program


Wilkins, Consuelo 1R13TR001694-01A1 09/01/2017

Advancing the Science of Community Engaged Research


Shu, Xioa-Ou 2T32CA160056-07 09/01/2017 Vanderbilt Training Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer


Richmond, Bradley 1K08HL138088-01 09/01/2017 Role of p73 in COPD Pathogenesis


Aronoff, David 1R01AI134036-01 08/18/2017 The Role of macrophages in chorioamnionitis and group B streptococcal infections
EP Wu, Pingsheng  1R21HL133742-01 08/05/2017 Antibiotic timing, spectrum, and cumulative dose during pregnancy and infancy on risk of asthma
CA Brittain, Evan 1R34HL136989-01 08/01/17  Mobile Health Intervention in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
CA Freiberg, Matt 1U01AA026222-01 08/01/2017 1/2 Alcohol Associated Comorbidities and Microbiome Evaluation in HIV (ACME HIV)
AP Ware, Lorraine (contact); Bastarache, Julie 1R01HL135849-01A1 08/01/2017 Targeting cell-free hemoglobin in sepsis to reduce lung microvascular permeability: mechanistic and translational studies
RH Aune, Thomas 1R21AI128281-01A1 08/012017 LncRNAs tether transcription factors to enable locus-specific regulation and sustain memory T cell phenotype
HO Ferrell, Brent 1K23HL138291-01 08/01/2017 Investigating the role of the JAK/STAT3 Pathway in Clonal Proliferation and Immune Dysfunction in Myelodysplastic Syndrome
GE Knapik, Ela (contact: Cox, Nancy; Sutcliffe, James 1R01MH113362-01 08/01/2017 Discovering Biology for Neuropsychiatric Diseases Through Omics Studies on Comorbidities
NP Zent, Roy 1R13AR072495-01 07/20/17 ASMB/Vanderbilt Workshop on Basement Membranes
CA Hatzopoulos, Antonis 1R01HL138519-01 07/15/2017 Functional heterogeneity of cardiac reparative cells after injury
CA Gumina, Richard 1R01HL127442-01A1 7/14/2017 Ectonucleotidases in ischemic heart disease
ID Rebeiro, Peter 1K01AI131895-01A1 7/5/2017 The HIV Care Continuum and Health Policy: Changes through Context and Geography
ID Heimburger, Doug (contact);  Aliyu, Muktar Hassan 2D43TW009337-07  7/01/2017 Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows (VECDor)
GE Pal, Tuya 1R01CA204819-01A1 7/1/2017 Breast Cancer In Blacks: Impact of Genomics, Healthcare Use and Lifestyle on Outcomes (BRIGHT)
CA Becker, Jason 1R01HL136824-01A1 7/1/2017 Cell State Specific Modifiers of Pathological Cardiac Remodeling
CP Stein, C. Michael 2T32GM007569-42 7/1/2017 Clinical Pharmacology Training Program
AP Carrier, Erica 1R01HL135011-01A1 7/01/2017 Role of the thromboxane prostanoid receptor in right ventricular adaptation to pressure overload
DE Powers, Al 2P30DK020593-40 6/16/2017 Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center
EP Dai, Qi 1R01DK110166-01A1 5/5/2017 Calcium: magnesium balance, microbiota, and necroptosis and inflammation
AP Shaver, Ciara 1K08HL136888-01 5/1/2017 Mechanisms of airspace inflammation caused by cell-free hemoglobin during ARDS
AP Bernard, Gordon 2T32HL087738-12 5/1/2017 Clinical and Translational Training Program in Pulmonary Medicine
CP Glazer, Andrew 1F32HL137385-01 By: 9/30/2017 High-throughput Discovery of Pathogenic Cardiac Sodium Channel Variants
ID Smith, Scott 1R01AI130459-01 4/6/2017 Antigenic landscape of the human helminth IgE antibody response
GI Coffey, Bob 1R35CA197570-01A1 4/1/2017 Integrated approach to study early and late events in colonic neoplasia: mouse to man
CP Murray, Kathy 1R01HL133127-01A1 4/1/2017 Novel Pathophysiological Targets in Atrial Fibrillation Susceptibility
NP de Caestecker, Mark 1R01DK112688-01A1 4/1/2017 Mechanisms and therapeutic manipulation of retinoic acid signaling in Acute Kidney Injury
IM Mayberry, Lindsay 1R03DK113329-01 3/1/2017 Diabetes-Specific Family Functioning among Adults: Types, Predictors, and Outcomes
ID Koethe, John 1R01DK112262-01 2/15/2017 The Role of Adipose-resident T cells in HIV-associated Glucose Intolerance
CP Kroncke, Brett 1K99HL135442-01 2/15/2017 SCN5A (Nav1.5): Predicting the Consequence of Missense Single- Nucleotide
ID Phillips, Elizabeth 1R13AR071267-01 2/1/2017 Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidural Necrolysis 2017: Building Multidisciplinary Networks to Drive Science and Translation
CA Lal, Hind 1R01HL133290-01A1 2/1/2017 Signaling mechanisms governing myocardial fibrosis in diseased heart
NP Hudson, Billy 2R01DK065138-15A1 2/1/2017 Glucose Modifications of Proteins in Diabetic Nephropathy

Other AWARDS (New, Competing)



Principal Investigator(s)

Agency Serial

Start Date


Department of Defense CP Johnson, Rachelle W W81XWH-18-1-0029 9/30/2018 Targeting histone modifications to promote LIFR and tumor dormancy
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research ID Chioma, Ozioma S   7/2/2018 Investigation of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Microbiome According to Clinical Outcome
American Heart Association CA Beckman, Joshua A 18SFRN33900069 4/1/2018 Microcirculatory Disease Determines Limb Outcomes in PAD
American Heart Association CA Beckman, Joshua A 18SFRN33960373 4/1/2018 The Impact of Branched-Chain Amino Acids Metabolism on Limb Dysfunction in PAD
American Heart Association CA Freiberg, Matthew S 18SFRN3397011 4/1/2018 Clinical and genetic determinants of peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease, and major adverse limb outcomes
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer HO Lovly, Christine M   2/1/2018 Understanding dynamic somatic genomic changes and hereditary predisposition in patients with small cell lung cancer
Society of Critical Care Medicine AP Sevin, Carla M   1/9/2018 Collaborative Assessment of ICU Recovery Needs (CAIRN)
Gilead AP Noto, Michael J   1/2/2018 Enhanced lung defenses stimulated by A. baumannii
American Diabetes Association NP Chen, Jianchun     1/1/2018 Alterations of the Hippo Signaling Pathway in Diabetic Nephropathy
Melanoma Research Foundation HO Johnson, Douglas B   1/1/2018 Comprehensive profiling of immune checkpoint inhibitor colitis
PhRMA Foundation CP Blackwell, Daniel     1/1/2018 Mechanisms of arrhythmogenic calcium release inhibition by flecainide and a novel synthesized depsipeptide-PhRMA Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship A
Dysautonomia International CP Shibao, Cyndya A   12/1/2017 Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Contribution of the Gut Microbiome
International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Associat CP Perrien, Daniel S   12/1/2017 Modes of treating FOP with clinically relevant Alk inhibitory compounds
International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association   Perrien, Daniel   12/1/2017 Modes of treating FOP with clinically relevant Alk inhibitory compounds
Helmsley Charitable Trust DE Powers, Alvin   11/1/2017 Improving isolation of pancreatic islets in T1D to assess alpha cell function and gene expression
Rheumatology Research Foundation   Chung Nakandakari, Cecilia Pilar   11/1/2017 A Personalized Medicine Approach to Improve the Prediction of Azathioprine Toxicity
Department of Defense AP Blackwell, Timothy W81XWH-17-1-0442 09-30-2017 Herpesviruses and Immune Dysregulation in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Department of Defense AP Polosukhin, Vasiliy V. W81XWH-17-1-0503 09-15-2017 Constrictive Bronchiolitis in Previously Deployed Soldiers
Edward P. Evans Foundation HO Savona, Michael R.   09-01-2017 The Role of MCL-1 in Myelodysplasic Syndromes
Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund AP Hemnes, Anna R.   09-01-2017 Imatinib in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs HO Haake, Scott M. CA160728P2 09-01-2017 CA160728P2: Prognostic and Predictive Markers of Immunogenicity in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs HO Rathmell, Wendy K. CA160728P1 09-01-2017 CA160728P1: Prognostic and Predictive Markers of Immunogenicity in Renal Cell Carcinoma
 Bayer NP Harris, Ray   08/02/2017 Bayer Pharma AG Research Collaboration
Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders HO Sharma, Deva   2017 FWGBD Research Award Program 07-01-2017 Epidemiologic study of acute vaso-occlusive pain associated with menstruation
American Heart Association CP Xiao, Liang   17SDG33670829 07-01-2017 Sympathetic regulation of memory T cells in repeated hypertension
American Heart Association CA Wells, Quinn S. 17IBDG33780015 07-01-2017 Genomics-based Drug Repurposing and Drug Target Discovery in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation AP Noto, Michael J. NOTO17Q0 07-01-2017 Broad-spectrum suppression of bacterial pneumonia by A. baumannii mutants
The Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund ID Smith, Scott   07-01-2017 Therapeutic repurposing of naturally occurring human peanut-specific IgE monoclonal antibodies
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation RH Edwards, Deanna  PDF17480733 06-13-2017 Targeting the EphA2-YAP/TAZ Signaling Axis in Human Breast Cancer
March of Dimes ID Aronoff, David M. 6-FY17-295 06-01-2017 Defining Macrophage contributions to immune responses during chorioamnionitis
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company CA Moslehi, Javid J. 33256097 05-12-2017 Education Program: To Improve awareness and management of myotoxicity in patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors