Irving Institute Announces 2019-2020 CaMPR and CaMPR-ISP Pilot Awardees

August 11, 2020

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, announces the winners of the Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research (CaMPR) Pilot Award and the Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Pilot Award – Integrating Special Populations Award (CaMPR-ISP).

The CaMPR pilot award program focuses on the innovative assembly of new teams to gather preliminary data to address unresolved clinical, translational and public health problems with novel approaches informed by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration. In 2019, the Irving Institute expanded the CaMPR program to include Integrating Special Populations (ISP). The new CaMPR-ISP pilot awards support the formation of newly-configured investigative teams aimed at studying diseases across the lifespan and utilizing rare diseases as tools to study more common ones at Columbia University and within the community. In 2019, our CaMPR-ISP projects focused on four special populations: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Rare Diseases, or HIV.

The awardees are:

High-Throughput Sequencing Platform for the Diagnosis of Bacteremia in Children with Cancer (CaMPR-ISP)

  • Son McLaren, MD, MS, Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Peter Dayan, MD MSc, Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Nischay Mishra, PhD, Epidemiology - Epidemiology
  • Nobuko Hijiya, MD, Pediatrics - Oncology-BMT-Hematology
  • Philip Zachariah, MD, MS, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases

Telehealth After Stroke Care (TASC): Integrated multidisciplinary access to post-stroke care (CaMPR-ISP)

  • Imama Naqvi, MD, Neurology - Stroke (Principal Investigator)
  • Sarah Tom, MPH, PhD, Epidemiology - Neurology
  • Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN, School of Nursing - Academics
  • Ying Kuen (Ken) Cheung, PhD, Biostatistics - Biostatistics
  • Olajide Williams, MD, MS, Neurology - Stroke
  • Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil  Neurology - Stroke

Implementing a Deep Learning Approach to Improve the Assessment of Deceased Donor Kidney Histology

  • Adler Perotte, MD, MA,  Biomedical Informatics - Biomedical Informatics (Principal Investigator)
  • Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, Medicine – Nephrology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Shana Coley, MD, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology - Pathology
  • Karthik Natarajan, PhD, Biomedical Informatics - Biomedical Informatics
  • Syed Husain, MD, MPH, Medicine - Nephrology

Using a community-based participatory research approach to develop a culturally-tailored self-report measure to evaluate barriers and facilitators to care-seeking behavior for Parkinson''s disease among ethnic minorities (CaMPR-ISP)

  • Hiral Shah, MD, Neurology - Movement Disorders (PI)
  • Lori Quinn, BS, MA, EdM, EdD, Teacher’s College - Health and Behavior Studies (Co-Principal Investigator)          

OCT and Ultrasound in Preeclampsia

  • Ronald H. Silverman, MS, PhD, Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Principal Investigator)
  • Srilaxmi Bearelly, MD, MHS, Ophthalmology – Ophthalmology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gen OBGYN (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Raksha Urs, PhD, Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

To see a full list of past awardees, click here




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