Gina Coscia, MD (fellow, Pulmonology) is the recipient of the Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award and will receive a grant in the amount of $26,750 (June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2015) for her project entitled, "Novel microbial detection techniques in pediatric patients with Cystic Fibrosis: The role of viral infection."
Aviva Sopher, MD (Endocrinology) was awarded the TRANSFORM K12 Award from the CTSA/Irving Institute to carry out her research entitled: “Effect of metformin on insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and body composition in nonobese adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome.”
Nancy Green, MD (Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation) was awarded an NIH R21 grant in the amount of $413,592 over 2 years for her project entitled, “Hydroxyurea Adherence for “Personal Best” in Sickle Cell Treatment: HABIT”. Dr. Rosenthal is a co-Investigator on this project.
Darrell Yamashiro, MD, PhD (Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation) received an Alex’s Lemonade Stand award for $250k for 2 years. The grant is entitled “Identification of TFAP4 (transcription factor AP-4/activating enhancer binding protein) as a potential master regulator/synthetic lethal gene of MYCN amplified neuroblastoma.”
Dr. Noble also gave an invited talk titled “Socioeconomic Disparities in Neurocognitive Development: A Global Perspective” at the Columbia Population Research Center on May 20th and gave two talks at the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle in April, titled “Gestational length and neurodevelopment among healthy children with a stable neonatal course” and “Socioeconomic Disparities in Brain Structure Across the Life-Span.”
Dr. Noble is the recipient of the GH Sergievsky Pilot Award for $25k.
Kimberly Noble, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) was invited to be a member of the Early Childhood Interventions Network, an interdisciplinary global network of scholars working in the field of human capital and economic opportunity led by Nobel Laureate James Heckman.
Steve Paik, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) won the Faculty Teacher of the Year award.