Irving Institute Announces 2018-2019 CaMPR Planning Grant Recipients

January 1, 2018

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, announces the recipients of the 2018-19 Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) planning grants.

The Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Pilot Award (CaMPR) is a two-phase award that provides planning and start-up funds to support the formation of newly-configured investigative teams with the aim of addressing a significant health problem at the cellular, individual, or community level. The planning grant recipients are:

The Gut Microbiota and Immune Function in Stroke in the Young

  • Amelia Boehme, PhD, MSPH, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Barun Mathema, PhD, Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Medicine
  • Mitch Elkind, MD, MS, Neurology

Tumor-Derived Exosomes as a Biomarker for Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Head and Neck Cancer

  • Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, MPH, MS, College of Dental Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Mathew Matthen, MD, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Gary Schwartz, MD, Medicine
  • Alex Rai, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Codruta Chiuzan, PhD, Biostatistics 

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Adolescents and Adults with Celiac Disease

  • Norelle Reilly, MD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Janet Schebendach, PhD, Neurology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Anne Lee, EdD, Medicine
  • Randi Wolf, PhD, MPH, Teacher's College
  • Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Medicine
  • Daniel Freeberg, MD, MS, Medicine

Planning for the Dissemination and Implementation of Opioid Education and Naloxone Training on College Campuses

  • Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, Sociomedical Science (Principal Investigator)
  • Lisa Rosen-Metsch, PhD, Sociomedical Science (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Edward Nunes, MD, Psychiatry
  • Melanie Bernitz, MD, MPH, Center for Family and Community Medicine
  • Michael McNeil, EdD, Columbia Health, Sociomedical Science
  • Carrigan Parish, DMD, PhD, Sociomedical Science


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