Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Planning Grants and Pilot Awardees

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.

2018-19 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

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

2017-18 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Use of Narrative Medicine to Reveal Weight Bias Across the Health Professions: Toward Improved Care for the Patient with Obesity

  • Sharon Akabas, PhD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Gowda Deepthiman, MD, MPH, MS, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Laurel Abbruzzese, MSPT, EdM, EdD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • Tirissa Reid, MD, Medicine
  • Sharon Washington, EdD, MPH, Temple University
  • Rebecca Puhl, PhD, University of Connecticut

Optimizing Artificial Neural Networks to Characterize Phenotypes of Peripheral Edema

  • Zoran Kostic, PhD, MS, Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, Nursing (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Marwah Abdalla, AB, MD, MPH, Medicine
  • Daichi Shimbo, MD, Medicine
  • David Edmund Anstey, BA, MD, MPH, Medicine

Comprehending the Immune Microenvironment: Spatio-Phenotypic Profiling of Molecular and Cellular Correlates of Disease in Transplantation and Cancer

  • Yvonne Saenger, MD, Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Shana Coley, MD, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Charles Drake, MD, PhD, Medicine 
  • Megan Sykes, MD, Medicine
  • Raul Rabadan, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Anthea Monod, PhD, Biomedical Informatics

Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Management of Freezing of Gait and Locomotion in Parkinson’s Disease

  • Nora Vanegas-Arroyave, MD, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Christopher Winfree, MD, FACS, Neurosurgery
  • Stanley Fahn, MD, Neurology
  • Lan Luo, MD, Neurology
  • Sunil Agrawal, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Antonio Prado, MS, Mechanical Engineering

2016-17 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Development of a Smart Ventricular Support Mesh to Treat Heart Failure in Adults and Children

  • David Kalfa, MD, PhD, Surgery: Cardiothoracic (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kenneth Shepard, PhD, Electrical Engineering
  • Jeffrey Kysar, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Leonardo Liberman, MD, Pediatrics
  • David Elmaleh, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Sensation and Psychiatry: Linking Age-Related Hearing Loss to Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline

  • Bret Rutherford, MD, Psychiatry: Geriatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Hae-Ok Ana Kim, MD, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Adam Brickman, PhD, Neurology
  • Martina Pavlicova, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Elizabeth Olson, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Justin Golub, MD, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

2016-17 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

A Dyadic Caregiver-Child Exercise Intervention in Underserved Families at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Sylvie Goldman, PhD, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Kalapana Pethe, MD, Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Carol Ewing Garber, PhD, Applied Physiology
  • Amelia Boehme, PhD, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD, Neurology: Pediatrics
  • David Leeds, BA, Neurology: Pediatrics

Improving the Electrical Coupling and Conduction of Tissue-engineered Cardiac Constructs for Clinical Application in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

  • David Kalfa, MD, PhD, Surgery: Cardiothoracic (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Kenneth Shepard, PhD, Electrical Engineering
  • Glenn Fishman, MD, NYU School of Medicine

Association of Depression and Cognitive Impairment with Hearing Loss and its Remediation in Older Adults

  • Bret Rutherford, MD, Psychiatry: Geriatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Justin Golub, MD, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Adam Brickman, PhD, Neurology
  • Hae-Ok Ana Kim, MD, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Martina Pavlicova, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Elizabeth Olson, PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Autism with Self-Injurious Behavior

  • Nora Vanegas-Arroyave, MD, Neurology: Movement Disorders (Principal Investigator)
  • Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Sylvie Goldman, PhD, Neurology
  • Lori Quinn, EdD, Health and Behavior Studies
  • Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, PhD, Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Jeffery Cole, PhD, Neurology: Epilepsy

2015-16 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

The Microbiome and Chronic Immune Activation Among HIV+ Patients

  • Ryan Demmer, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Anne-Catrine Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Medicine: Infectious Diseases (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Annemieke de Jong, PhD, Dermatology
  • Peter Gordon, MD, Medicine: Infectious Diseases
  • Sunil Wadhwa, DDS, PhD, Dental Medicine
  • Michael Yin, MD, MS, Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Next Generation Sequencing and Inferential Forecasting to Characterize and Predict Epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in Uganda

  • Max O’Donnell, MD, PhD, Medicine: Pulmonary, Allergy/Critical Care Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Barnabas Bakamutumaho, MD, Uganda Virus Research Institute
  • Matthew Cummings, MD, Medicine
  • W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Epidemiology
  • Jeffrey Shaman, MA, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences

2015-16 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Addressing Intergenerational Trauma among At-risk, Homeless/Highly Mobile (HHM) Families: The Utility of the Pediatric Primary Care Context for Early Detection and Treatment

  • Yumiko Aratani, PhD, Health Policy and Management (Principal Investigator)
  • Katherine Lingras, PhD, Psychiatry (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Kalapana Pethe, MD, Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Catherine Monk, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Virginia Rauh, ScD, MSW, Population and Family Health
  • Veleka Willis, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Microbiome and Chronic Multimorbidity among HIV+ Patients

  • Ryan Demmer, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Anne-Catrine Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Medicine: Infectious Diseases (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Sunil Wadhwa, DDS, PhD, Dental Medicine
  • Michael Yin, MD, MS, Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Next Generation Sequencing and Inferential Forecasting to Characterize and Predict Epidemic Severe Acute Respiratory Infection in Uganda

  • Max O’Donnell, MD, PhD, Medicine: Pulmonary, Allergy/Critical Care Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Barnabas Bakamutumaho, MD, Uganda Virus Research Institute
  • W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Epidemiology
  • Jeffrey Shaman, MA, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences

Sub-cellular Mechanisms of Stress Perception Inside and Outside the Brain: The Role of Mitochondria

  • Martin Picard, PhD, Psychiatry: Behavioral Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Frances Champagne, PhD, Psychology
  • Michio Hirano, MD, Neurology
  • Robert Paul Juster, PhD, McGill University
  • Julie Spicer, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Tor D. Wager, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

2014-15 CaMPR Phase lI Recipients

Noninvasive Neuromodulatory Treatment for Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery (Principal Investigator)
  • James Cavanagh, PhD, University of New Mexico
  • Arthur Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Jack Grinband, PhD, Radiology
  • Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD, Psychiatry: Experimental Therapeutics
  • Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Paul Sajda, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • H. Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Psychiatry: Clinical Therapeutics

Aortic Valve Structural, Compositional, and Mechanical Changes with Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) Support

  • Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Bioengineering
  • Elizabeth Stephens, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Charles Marboe, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Veli Topkari, PhD, University of Calgary
  • K. Jane Grande-Allen, PhD, Rice University
  • Jorde Ulrich, MD, Montefiore Medical Center

2014-15 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Developing a Translational Framework for Studying Grief and Grief-Related Pathologies

  • Zoe Donaldson, PhD, Psychiatry: Clinical Neurobiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Katherine M. Shear, MD, Psychiatry: Columbia University School of Social Work (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Katherine Keyes-Wild, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Mazen Kheirbek, PhD, Psychiatry: Integrative Neurosciences

Strategies for MRSA Decolonization in the Pediatric Population

  • Paul Planet, MD, PhD, Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases (Principal Investigator)
  • Christine Lauren, MD, Dermatology
  • Barun Mathema, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology
  • Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
  • Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Pediatrics

Non-Invasive Neuromodulatory Treatment for Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD, Psychiatry: Experimental Therapeutics
  • Arthur Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Jack Grinband, PhD, Radiology
  • Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Paul Sadja, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • James Cavanagh, PhD, University of New Mexico

Aortic Valve Structural, Compositional, and Mechanical Changes with Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) Support

  • Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Bioengineering
  • Elizabeth Stephens, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Charles Marboe, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Veli Topkari, PhD, University of Calgary

2013-14 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Development of an fMRI Paradigm for the Study of Multisensory Integration in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Qi Wang, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Elizabeth M.C. Hillman, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Paul Sajda, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Debra Tupe, MS, MPH, PhD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • Andrew F. Laine, DSc, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, PhD, Psychiatry

Engineering Immunity through Biomaterials

  • Lance Kam, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Remi J. Creusot, PhD, Medicine
  • Donna Farber, PhD, Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology

2013-14 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Using Vibratory Cueing to Improve Upper Extremity Function in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

  • Joseph P. Dutkowsky, MD, Orthopedic Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Sunil Agrawal, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Rehab. and Regenerative Medicine
  • Andrew Gordon, PhD, Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Hiroko Matsumoto, MA, Orthopedic Surgery
  • David P. Roye, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Heakyung Kim, MD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Kathleen Friel, PhD, Psychiatry - Biological Psychiatry

Development of an fMRI Paradigm for the Study of Multisensory Integration in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Qi Wang, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Andrew F. Laine, DSc, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • Ning Qian, PhD, Neuroscience
  • Paul Sajda, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
  • Catherine Lord, PhD, Psychiatry

Engineering Immunity through Biomaterials

  • Lance C. Kam, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Donna Farber, PhD, Surgery
  • Remi J. Creusot, PhD, Medicine

Biologic Substrates of Impaired Neurocognitive Functioning: Understanding the Late Effects of Surviving a Pediatric Brain Tumor

  • Stephen Sands, PsyD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Eileen Connolly, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology
  • Jonathan Posner, MD, Psychiatry
  • James Hinkley Garvin Jr., MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Dennis Shaw, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Nancy Rollins, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2012-13 CaMPR Phase lI Recipients

Staphylococcal Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in MSM: An Internet-based Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation and US-wide Molecular Epidemiology

  • Rachel Gordon, MD, MPH, Medicine and Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Franklin D. Lowy, MD, Medicine and Pathology
  • Mary Ann Chiasson, DrPH, Epidemiology and Medicine
  • Sabina Hirshfield, PhD, Public Health Solutions
  • Walter O. Bockting, PhD, Psychiatry and Nursing
  • Eric W. Schrimshaw, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Jose Eduardo Nanin, EdD, Health and Behavior Studies
  • Rebecca Schnall, RN, PhD, Nursing

Precision in Pediatric Sequencing (PIPseq) Initiative: Overcoming Challenges to Meaningful
Informed Consent for Whole Genome Sequencing in Pediatric Oncology

  • Jennifer Levine, MD, MSW, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Andrew Kung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Jennifer Oberg, EdD, MA, Pediatrics
  • Marilyn Morris, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
  • Wendy Chung, MD, Pediatrics
  • Julia Glade Bender, MD, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Cohn, RN, DNS, Nursing
  • Linda Cushman, PhD, Population and Family Health
  • Paul Appelbaum, MD, Psychiatry
  • Richard Buchsbaum, Biostatistics
  • Naomi Arbit, MA, Pediatrics
  • Mauricio Matiz, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

2012-13 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Staphylococcal Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in MSM: Risk factors and US-wide Molecular Epidemiology with an Internet-based Randomized OTC Intervention

  • Rachel Gordon, MD, MPH, Medicine and Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Franklin D. Lowy, MD, Medicine and Pathology
  • Mary Ann Chiasson, DrPH, Epidemiology and Medicine
  • Sabina Hirshfield, PhD, Public Health Solutions
  • Walter O. Bockting, PhD, Psychiatry and Nursing
  • Eric W. Schrimshaw, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Jose Eduardo Nanin, EdD, Health and Behavior Studies
  • Rebecca Schnall, RN, PhD, Nursing

Overcoming Challenges to Meaningful Informed Consent for Whole Genome Sequencing in Pediatric Oncology

  • Jennifer Levine, MD, MSW, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Andrew Kung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Jennifer Oberg, EdD, MA, Pediatrics
  • Marilyn Morris, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
  • Wendy Chung, MD, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Cohn, RN, DNS, Nursing
  • Linda Cushman, PhD, Population and Family Health
  • Frank Moretti, PhD, Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Paul Appelbaum, MD, Psychiatry
  • Julia Glade Bender, MD, Pediatrics
  • Richard Buchsbaum, Biostatistics

Inhaled and Ingested Exposures in Mexican immigrant Mother-child Pairs Participating in Early Head Start

  • Manuela Orjuela, MD, ScM, Pediatrics and Environmental Health Sciences (Principal Investigator)
  • Helena Duch, PsyD, Population and Family Health
  • Carmen Rodriguez, PhD, Population and Family Health
  • Virginia Rauh ScD, MSW, Population and Family Health
  • Susana Adamo, PhD, Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs
  • Fabiola Mejia-Rodriguez, MSc, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica Cuernavaca
  • Beizhan Yan, PhD, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Ligi Paul Pottenplackel, PhD, Tufts University

Using a Novel Brain Muscle Computer Interface to Control a Robotic Arm for Patients with Neurological Disorders

  • Lyssa Sorkin, MD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Peter Allen, PhD, Computer Science (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Joel Stein, MD, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sanjay Joshi, PhD, University of California, Davis

2011-12 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Improving Imaging Biomarkers for Brain Tumor Resection

  • Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Peter D. Canoll, MD, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Guy McKhann, MD, Neurological Surgery (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, Neurological Surgery
  • Angela Lignelli-Dipple, MD, Radiology
  • Andrew Lassman, MD, Neurology
  • Antai Wang, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Jack Grinband, PhD, Radiology
  • Fernando Arias-Mendoza, MD, PhD, Radiology
  • Peter Sims, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Kristin Rae Swanson, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle

Identifying the Physiological and Pharmacological Basis of Venous Thrombo-embolism in Women Who Use Estrogen-containing Medications - Focus on Combination Hormonal Contraceptives

  • Carolyn Westhoff, MD, MSc, Epidemiology and Population and Family Health (Principal Investigator)
  • Andrew Eisenberger, MD, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Serge Cremers, PhD, Medicine
  • Malcolm C. Pike, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Alex J. Rai, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Joseph Bertino, PhD, Pharmacology
  • Henry Billet, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • David L. Diuguid, MD, Medicine
  • Mary-Jane McEneaney, MS, Nursing
  • Alice J. Cohen, MD, Medicine

2011-12 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Multicomponent Interventions to Maintain Independence Among Homebound Older Adults

  • Thuy-Tien L. Dam, MD, Medicine (Principal Investigator) 
  • Jose A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH, Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Linda Fried, MD, MPH, Public Health
  • M. Cary Reid, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Jo Anne Sirey, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Victoria Rizzo, PhD, Social Work
  • Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, Nursing
  • Laurel Abbruzzese, EdD, PT, Rehabilitation Medicine

Uncovering the Hemodynamic Signature of Glioma with Ultra-fast Multispectral Optical Imaging

  • Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Peter D. Canoll, MD, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Guy McKhann, MD, Neurological Surgery (Co-PI)
  • Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, Neurological Surgery, 
  • Angela Lignelli-Dipple, MD, Radiology
  • Kristin Rae Swanson, PhD, University of Washington (Seattle)
  • Charles Mikell, MD, Neurological Surgery
  • Daniel Chow, MD, Radiology
  • Hani R. Malone, MD, Neurological Surgery
  • Aleksandr Rayshubskiy, MEng, Biomedical Engineering
  • Sarah De Leo, BS, Biomedical Engineering
  • Hannah Goldstein, BS, Medicine

Cervical Remodeling Biomarkers During Normal and Abnormal Pregnancies: A Possible Predictor of Preterm Birth

  • Kristin M. Myers, PhD, Mechanical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Serge Cremers, PhD, Medicine
  • Jan K. Kitajewski, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Joy Vink, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Claire Reeves, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Identifying the Physiological and Pharmacological Basis of Venous Thrombo-embolism in Women Who Use Estrogen-containing Medications - Focus on Combination Hormonal Contraceptives

  • Carolyn Westhoff, MD, MSc, Epidemiology and Population and Family Health (Principal Investigator)
  • Andrew Eisenberger, MD, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Joseph Bertino, PhD, Pharmacology
  • Serge Cremers, PhD, Medicine
  • David L. Diuguid, MD, Medicine
  • Alex J. Rai, PhD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Henry Billet, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Malcolm C. Pike, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2010-11 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Breast Cancer Family-based Intervention Trial (BFIT): Implementing Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention in High-Risk Women

  • Katherine D. Crew, MD, MS, Medicine and Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, Surgery
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, Neurology
  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS, Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Rita Kukafka, DrPH, Biomedical Informatics
  • Heidi Y. Mochari-Greenberger, RD, PhD, Medicine
  • Regina M. Santella, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Parisa Tehranifar, DrPH, Epidemiology
  • Antai Wang, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Lynn P. Clemow, PhD, Medicine
  • Isobel R. Contento, PhD, Health and Behavior Studies
  • Pamela A. Koch, RD, EdD, Health and Behavior Studies
  • Jenny Saldana, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Nancy Singleton, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Progress in Molecular Imaging: Using Nanoparticles to Image Cellular Targets

  • Diana M. Martinez, MD, Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Dalibor Sames, PhD, Chemistry
  • Miqin Zhang, PhD, University of Washington
  • Amy H. Newman, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Jonathan Javitch, MD, PhD, Psychiatry - Neuroscience
  • Scott Russo, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Fei Liu, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Ignacio Carrera, PhD, Surgery

Cellular Repopulation and Orthotopic Transplantation of a Bioengineered Lung

  • Joshua Sonett, MD, FACS, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Eric Lima, PhD, The Cooper Union
  • Matthew D. Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, Surgery
  • Donald O. Freytes, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • James V. Guarrera, MD, FACS, Surgery
  • Scot D. Henry, PhD, Surgery
  • Gopal Singh, MD, Surgery
  • Jeffrey Javidfar, MD, Surgery
  • Joanna Miller, BS, Surgery
  • Joseph Costa, PA-C, MPAS, Surgery

2010-11 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Schizophrenia Prevention: Using the Tools of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understand Stigma Associated with the Risk Label in the Community

  • Cheryl Corcoran, MD, Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Lawrence Yang, PhD, Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Bruce Link, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Edward Smith, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Bethany Teachman, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Anne M. Albano, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Alex Crumbley, PhD, Center for Prevention and Evaluation
  • Ahtoy Wonpat-Borja, MPH, Epidemiology
  • Meredith Chapman, BA, Psychology
  • Shelly B. David, MA, Center for Prevention and Evaluation
  • Barbara A. Cornblatt, PhD, MBA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Larry Davidson, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Planning Grant for Breast Cancer Family-based Intervention Trial (BFIT)

  • Katherine D. Crew, MD, MS, Medicine and Epidemiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, Epidemiology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS, Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Kevin Kalinsky, MD, Medicine
  • Victor R. Grann, MD, MPH, Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Sheldon M. Feldman, MD, Surgery
  • Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, Surgery
  • Jason D. Wright, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Lawrence Schwartz, MD, Radiology
  • Binsheng Zhao, PhD, Radiology
  • Elise Desperito, MD, Radiology
  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Parisa Tehranifar, DrPH, Epidemiology
  • Rachel Shelton, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Regina M. Santella, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Antai Wang, PhD, Biostatistics

Progress in Molecular Imaging: Using Nanoparticles to Image Cellular Targets

  • Diana M. Martinez, MD, Psychiatry (Principal Investigator)
  • Fei Liu, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Dalibor Sames, PhD, Chemistry
  • Miqin Zhang, PhD, University of Washington
  • Amy Newman, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Jonathan Javitch, MD, PhD, Psychiatry - Neuroscience
  • Patrick Hof, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Scott Russo, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Cellular Repopulation and Orthotopic Transplantation of a Bioengineered Lung

  • Joshua Sonett, MD, FACS, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Matthew D. Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, Surgery
  • Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD, Surgery
  • Donald O. Freytes, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • James V. Guarrera, MD, FACS, Surgery
  • Scot D. Henry, PhD, Surgery
  • Gopal Singh, MD, Surgery
  • Jeffrey Javidfar, MD, Surgery
  • Joanna Miller, BS, Surgery
  • Joseph Costa, PA-C, MPAS, Surgery

Decreasing Medication Administration Errors: A Health Literacy Intervention

  • Anupama Subramony, MD, MBA, FAAP, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Joan Bregstein, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics
  • Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN CIC, Nursing and Epidemiology
  • Dodi D. Meyer, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics
  • Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
  • John L. Zimmerman, DDS, FACMI, Dental Medicine - Periodontics

2009-10 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Design and Evaluation of a Novel Dual-modality Ultrasound-fluorescence Tomography System for Vascular Molecular Imaging

  • Alexander D. Klose, PhD, Radiology (Principal Investigator)
  • Lynne L. Johnson, MD, Medicine – Cardiology
  • Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering 
  • Jae H. Choi, MD, MS, Neurology
  • Mark A. Borden, PhD, Chemical Engineering
  • John Pile-Spellman, MD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Jessica J. Kandel, MD, Surgery 
  • Seth Shulman, PhD, Bioscan Inc
  • Yared Tekabe, PhD, Medicine
  • Yukiko Oe, MD, Medicine

Pilot Study of Vitamin D Therapy to Prevent Respiratory Complications in Children With Sickle-cell Disease

  • Margaret T. Lee, MD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Jeri W. Nieves, PhD, Epidemiology 
  • Stephen M. Arpadi, MD, MS, Pediatrics
  • Gary M. Brittenham, MD, Pediatrics
  • Genia B. Billote, RN, MPH, MFA, Pediatrics - Hematology
  • Katherine L. Ender, MD, MS, Pediatrics - Hematology
  • Tania Small, MD, Pediatrics
  • Meyer Kattan, MD, Pediatrics
  • Ilene Fennoy, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
  • Steven Spitalnik, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Mahesh M. Mansukhani, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Serge Cremers, PhD, Medicine
  • Donald McMahon, MS, Medicine - Preventive Medicine and Nutrition
  • Rachel L. Miller, MD, Medicine

Socioeconomic Status and the Developing Brain

  • Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Pediatrics and the Sergievsky Center (Principal Investigator)
  • William P. Fifer, PhD, Psychiatry and Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Amy Elliot, PhD, University of South Dakota
  • Virginia A. Rauh, ScD, MSW, Population and Family Health
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD, EdM, Teachers College and Pediatrics
  • Kimberly Dukes, PhD, DM-STAT, Inc.
  • Rachel Barr, PhD, Georgetown University
  • Judith F. Feldman, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Michael Goldstein, PhD, Cornell University
  • Dima Amso, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Larry Burd, PhD, University of North Dakota
  • Charles A. Nelson, PhD, Harvard Medical School

2009-10 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Prophylactic Surgery Versus Lifelong Surveillance in Patients with Premalignant Pancreatic Tumors: An Analysis of Quality of Life, Psychological Morbidity and Risk Perception

  • John D. Allendorf, MD, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • Ana F. Abraido-Lanza, PhD, Sociomedical Sciences
  • Harold Frucht, MD, Medicine
  • Nicole Goetz, MS, FNP-BC, Nursing
  • Victor R. Grann, MD, MPH, Epidemiology
  • Maureen S. Morrison, MS, ACNPBC, Nursing
  • Alfred Neugut, MD, PhD, Medicine – Oncology
  • Peter D. Stevens, MD, Medicine
  • Felice Tager, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Wei-Yann Tsai, PhD, Biostatistics

Development of an Ambulatory Lung Assist Device for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  • Matthew D. Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, Surgery (Principal Investigator)
  • David J. Lederer, MD, MS, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Tracy Andrews, DNP, ACNP, Nursing
  • Daniel Attinger, ScD, Engineering
  • Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Jahar Bhattacharya, MBBS, PhD, Medicine
  • Mark A. Borden, PhD, Chemical Engineering
  • Daniel Brodie, MD, Medicine
  • Monica Goldklang, MD, Medicine
  • Hyonah Kim, MD, Surgery
  • David S. Seres, MD, Medicine - Preventive Medicine and Nutrition
  • Joshua Sonett, MD, Surgery

Socioeconomic Status and the Developing Brain

  • William P. Fifer, PhD, Psychiatry and Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD, EdM, Pediatrics
  • Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Virginia A. Rauh, ScD, MSW, Population and Family Health
  • Amy Elliot, PhD, University of South Dakota

Enhancing Practice-based Research Capability at CUMC through the Ambulatory Care Research Network

  • Elaine Fleck, MD, Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Richard G. Younge, MD, MPH, Medicine - Family Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Suzanne R. Bakken, RN, DNSc, Nursing
  • J Thomas Bigger, MD, Pharmacology
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, Sociomedical Sciences in Neurology
  • J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, MPH, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Johanny M. Garcia, MD, Medicine
  • Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, MD, Medicine - Cardiology
  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD, Medicine
  • Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Sociomedical Sciences

Design and Evaluation of a Novel Dual-modality Ultrasound-fluorescence Tomography System for Vascular Molecular Imaging

  • Alexander D. Klose, PhD, Radiology (Principal Investigator)
  • John Pile-Spellman, MD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Mark A. Borden, PhD, Chemical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Kana Fujikura, MD, PhD, Radiology
  • Jessica J. Kandel, MD, Surgery
  • Ronald Blasberg, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Steven B. Feinstein, MD, University of Illinois
  • Farouc Jaffer, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Edward W. Larsen, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Vasilis Ntziachristos, PhD, Technical University of Munich
  • Seth Shulman, PhD, Bioscan Inc

Planning for a Clinical Trial of High-dose Vitamin D Supplementation to Prevent Pulmonary Complications in Children with Sickle-cell Disease

  • Margaret T. Lee, MD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Stephen M. Arpadi, MD, MS, Pediatrics
  • John Bilezikian, MD, Medicine
  • Genia B. Billote, RN, MPH, MFA, Pediatrics – Hematology
  • Gary M. Brittenham, MD, Pediatrics
  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Serge Cremers, PhD, Medicine 
  • Meyer Kattan, MD, Pediatrics
  • Mahesh M. Mansukhani, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Jeri W. Nieves, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Elizabeth Shane, MD, Medicine
  • Tania Small, MD, Pediatrics
  • Steven Spitalnik, MD, Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Bruce Hollis, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Community Participatory Multidisciplinary Intervention to Prevent and Treat Cognitive Impairment and its Comorbidities in Northern Manhattan

  • Jose A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH, Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • James M. Noble, MD, Neurology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, Sociomedical Sciences in Neurology
  • Davangere P. Devanand, MD, Psychiatry
  • Linda Fried, MD, MPH, Public Health
  • Walter Palmas, MD, Medicine

2008-09 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Appropriate Care of URI in Children of Latino Immigrants: The ACURI Project

  • Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, Nursing (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Marina Catallozzi, MD, Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Dodi Meyer, MD, Pediatrics
  • Carmen Rodriguez, PhD, Population & Family Health

An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Create a Biobank to Enable Personalized Medicine at Columbia University

  • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Chunhua Weng, PhD, Biomedical Informatics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Paul Appelbaum, MD, Psychiatry
  • J. Thomas Bigger, MD, Medicine
  • Andrea Califano, PhD, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Karina Davidson, PhD, Medicine
  • Ali Gharavi, MD, Medicine
  • Kathleen Hickey, PhD, Nursing
  • George Hripcsak, MD, MS, Biomedical Informatics
  • David Liss, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Richard Mayeux, MD, Sergievsky Center
  • Jose Morales, PhD, Joint Centers for Systems Biology
  • Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Adam Wilcox, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Ismee Williams, MD, Pediatrics

2008-09 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

Planning for a Stem Cell Transplantation Rare Genetic Disease Consortium (SCTGDC)

  • Mitchell Cairo, MD, Pediatrics (Principal Investigator)
  • Angela Christiano, PhD, Dermatology, Genetics & Development (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Elizabeth Philipone, DMD, Dental Medicine
  • Kara Ventura, DNP, CPNP, Center for Liver Disease

Improving Children's Oral Health: Developing an Informatics-Assisted Pharmaco-Behavioral Therapeutic Approach to Managing Early Childhood Caries Through Family-Centered Peer-Counseling

  • Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH, Dental Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • Isobel Contento, PhD, Health & Behavioral Studies
  • Susan Witte, PhD, School of Social Work
  • Courtney Chinn, DDS, MPH, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Chunhua Weng, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Pamela Koch, RD, EdD, Health & Behavioral Studies

Improving Appropriate Use of URI in Children of Recently Immigrated Latinos

  • Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, Nursing (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Marina Catallozzi, MD, Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Pediatrics (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Cassie Landers, EdD, MPH, Population & Family Health
  • Dodi Meyer, MD, Pediatrics
  • Carmen Rodriguez, PhD, Population & Family Health
  • Angela Barrett, Nursing

An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Create a Biobank to Enable Personalized Medicine at Columbia University

  • Chunhua Weng, PhD, Biomedical Informatics (Principal Investigator)
  • Adam Wilcox, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • George Hripcsak, MD, MS, Biomedical Informatics
  • Stephen Johnson, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Andrea Califano, PhD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics - Molecular Genetics
  • Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Karina Davidson, PhD, Medicine
  • J. Thomas Bigger, MD, Medicine
  • Paul Appelbaum, MD, Psychiatry
  • John Ennever, MD, PhD, Pediatrics . Gastroenterology
  • Virginia Lorenzi, MS, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

2007-08 CaMPR Phase II Recipients

Gravity Neutral Orthotic (GNO) - Design and Evaluation of a Novel Rehabilitation Device for People with Severe Physical Disability

  • Petra Kaufmann, MD, MS, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Nancy Strauss, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Barclay Morrison III, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Matthew Neidell, PhD, Health Policy & Management
  • Jacqueline Montes, PT, MA, NCS, Neurology
  • Megan Montgomery, BS, Neurology
  • Jessica O.Hagen, DPT, Physical Therapy Consultant
  • Linda Tomkow, MS, PT, Physical Therapy Consultant

Implementation of an Acute Stroke Recovery Program in a Multi-ethnic Inpatient Population

  • Randolph Marshall, MD, MS, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, Sociomedical Science (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Laura Lennihan, MD, Neurology
  • Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Sociomedical Science
  • Clare C. Bassile, EdD, PT, Physical Therapy
  • Ying Kuen K. Cheung, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Millie Hepburn-Smith, MSN, APRN-BC, Nursing
  • Brenda Mallory, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Susanna Horvath, MD, Neurology

2007-08 CaMPR Phase I Recipients

The Applications of Information and Communication Technology for Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease

  • Suzanne Bakken, DrPH, Nursing/Informatics (Principal Investigator)
  • Thomas Pickering, MD, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Sally Aboelela, PhD, Nursing
  • James J. Cimino, MD, Biomedical Informatics
  • Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, Nursing
  • Rita Kukafka, DrPH, Biomedical Informatics
  • Lynn Clemow, PhD, Medicine
  • Karina Davidson, PhD, Medicine & Psychiatry
  • William Gerin, PhD, Medicine
  • Andrew Moran, MD, MPH, Medicine
  • Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, Medicine
  • Walter Palmas, MD, Medicine
  • Daichi Shimbo, MD, Medicine
  • Tanya Goyal-Spruill, PhD, Medicine

GATHER: Genetic Arrhythmia Testing Helping Evaluate Risk

  • Kathleen Hickey, EdD, Nursing (Principal Investigator)
  • Robert Kass, PhD, Pharmacology
  • Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Pediatrics & Medicine
  • Hasan Garan, MD, Medicine
  • Angelo Biviano, MD, Medicine
  • Mary Donovan, C-ANP, DrNP, Nursing
  • Teresa Lee, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
  • David Malito, PhD, TRANSFORM Recipient
  • Steven O. Marx, MD, Medicine
  • Robert Pass, MD, Pediatrics
  • David Park, MD, Cardiology
  • James A. Reiffel, MD, Cardiology
  • William Whang, MD, Medicine

Gravity Neutral Orthotic (GNO) - Design and Evaluation of a Device to Improve the Lives of Severely Disabled Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

  • Petra Kaufmann, MD, MS, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Andrew Laine, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Jessica O.Hagen, DPT, Physical Therapy Consultant
  • Barclay Morrison III, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Nancy Strauss, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine

Identifying Barriers to Acute Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery in a Multi-ethnic Population

  • Randolph Marshall, MD, MS, Neurology (Principal Investigator)
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, Sociomedical Science (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Laura Lennihan, MD, Neurology
  • Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Sociomedical Science
  • Clare C. Bassile, EdD, PT, Physical Therapy
  • Ying Kuen K. Cheung, PhD, Biostatistics
  • Suzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc, Biomedical Informatics & Nursing
  • Brenda Mallory, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Susanna Horvath, MD, Neurology