2013 TAPITMAT Award Recipients
We are delighted to announce the sixth round of successful applications for the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' (ITMAT) Transdisciplinary Award Program (TAPITMAT), supported by the School of Medicine. The quality of all applications was extremely high and the funding decisions, made by members of the Internal Advisory Board, were extremely difficult.
The selected projects range across the breadth of biology, integrate diverse disciplines and investigators from many schools of Penn, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Wistar Institute reflecting their interaction in the context of the Clinical and Translational Science Award. They are uniformly of high scientific quality, interdisciplinary and translational in nature.
ITMAT is delighted with the number and quality of applications responsive to this call for awards and will continue to develop the program further in future years.
- Modulating Norepinephrine Transporter Expression in Neuroendocrine Cancer: Towards Enhancing MIBG Radiotherapy
Ann-Marie Chacko, PhD, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Lauren Fishbein, Medicine-Diabetes, Endorcinology, and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine
Chunsheng Li, Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, Perelman School of Medicine
- Salvinorin A a novel medication for brain hypoxia/ischemia in the perinatal period
Renyu Liu, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
Edwin (Ted) Able, Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
- Discovering rescuing mutations in Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Philip Mason, Pediatrics-Hematolgy, Perelman School of Medicine
Monica Bessler, Pediatric-Hematology, Perelman School of Medicine
Patrick Warren, Center for Biomedical Informatics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Activating E3 ubiquitin ligases to treat inflammation and atopic disease.
Paula Oliver, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michael May, Animal Biology, Veterinary School of Medicine
- Novel tPA variant and outcome after pediatric stroke
William Armstead, Anethesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
Susan Marguiles, Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine
Joel Greenberg, Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine
Douglas Smith, Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine
Doug Cines, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
- Dual graft enhancing strategy by targeting T cells and the stem cell compartment to improve engraftment and immune recovery in single umbilical cord blood transplantation
Elizabeth Hexner, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine
Peter Klein, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine
Dale Frank, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.itmat.upenn.edu.
Garret A. FitzGerald, MD