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Surgery Research Grant Activity and Awarded Clinical Trials

Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Abdominal Transplant Surgery


Andrew Barbas
Andrew S. Barbas, MD

"Therapeutic Strategies to Improve Function of High-Risk Liver Grafts"
National Institutes of Health

Allan Kirk, MD, PhD
Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

"SC2i Renewal"
Henry Jackson Foundation/USU

"Neonatal Porcine Islet Xenografts for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes"
National Institutes of Health


Stuart Knechtle, MD
Stuart J. Knechtle, MD

"Desensitization of Naturally Sensitized Multiparous Female Monkeys for Kidney Transplantation"
National Institutes of Health

"Measuring the Impact of Allosensitization on Xenotransplantation"
National Institutes of Health

Annette Jackson, PhD
Annette M. Jackson, PhD

"ITN089ST: Measuring Allospecific Impact of Belatacept/Carfilzomib Desensitization Protocol Chair"
Biomedical Research Institute/National Institutes of Health

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Carmelo Milano, MD
Carmelo A. Milano, MD

"Honduras Project"
Thoracic Surgery Foundation Award

Peter Smith, MD
Peter K. Smith, MD

"ACTIV3 COVID Clinical Trial"
National Institutes of Health and Mesoblast

"MSC ARDS COVID Clinical Trial"
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Emergency Medicine

Daniel Buckland, MD
Daniel Buckland, MD, PhD

"Automated Vascular-Access for Spaceflight"
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

John Eppensteiner, MD
John C. Eppensteiner, MD

"ORCHID Clinical Trial"


Stephanie Eucker, MD
Stephanie A. Eucker, MD, PhD

"Clinical Trials Network: New England Node: CTN0999 ED-INNOVATIONS"
McLean Hospital/NIDA

"Emergency Department Acupunture for Musculoskeletal Pain Management"


Alexander Limkakeng
Alexander T. Limkakeng Jr., MD, MHS

"Multi-Center Registry of Potential COVID-19 Patients Presenting in US Emergency Departments"
Indiana University Agreement

John Purakal, MD
John D. Purakal, MD

"Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Infection in North Carolina"
Emergency Medicine Foundation

Catherine Staton, MD
Catherine A. Staton, MD

"PRACT: A Pragmatic Randomized Adaptive Clinical Trial to Investigate Controlling Alcohol-Related Harms in Low-Income Settings; Emergency Department Brief Interventions In Tanzania"
National Institutes of Health

Pediatric General Surgery

Elisabeth Tracy, MD
Elisabeth T. Tracy, MD

"ENHanching Recovery in Children Undergoing Surgery (ENRICH-US) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Northwestern University/National Institutes of Health

Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

David Brown, MD
David A. Brown, MD, PhD
"Genetic Approaches to Skin Regeneration in Zebrafish"
National Institutes of Health

Scott Hollenbeck, MD
Scott T. Hollenbeck, MD

"Evaluating the Presence of Bacterial Bio-Burden on Surgical Drains and the Efficacy of UV Light Therapy for Drain Disinfection"
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Surgical Oncology

Georgia Beasley
Georgia M. Beasley, MD, MHS

"PVSRIPO in Melanoma"
National Institutes of Health

Surgical Sciences

Aravind Asokan, PhD
Aravind Asokan, PhD

"Reduction of Brain ABM Severity Through Inhibition of Pathogenic Angiogensis"
National Institutes of Health/University of California San Francisco

Dawn E. Bowles, MD
Dawn E. Bowles, PhD

"Gene Therapy Countermeasure for Detrimental Effects of Space Radiation"
Baylor College of Medicine

"Stratification of Heart Failure Patients for Cardiac Recovery Upon Cardiac Unloading by Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy"
Humanitas Mirasole

Gayathri Devi, PhD
Gayathri R. Devi, PhD

"Preventing Inflammatory Breast Cancer Metastases by Interrupting Cellular Stress Signaling in Lymphatic Emboli and Circulating Tumor Cell Clusters"
Department of Defense

Guido Ferrari, MD
Guido Ferrari, MD

"Infectious Diseases in Africa: Correlates of Protection, Lesions from vaccines and natural infection studies"
National Institutes of Health

"14th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevent Research (INTEREST)"
National Institutes of Health

Zachary Hartman, PhD
Zachary C. Hartman, PhD

"An Immunotherapeutic Strategy to Stimulate and Enable T-Cell and B-Cell Responses in Immunosuppressive and Nonmutated Metastic Breast Cancer"
Department of Defense

Celia LaBranche, PhD
Celia C. LaBranche, PhD

"Primate Contract"
"Primate Contract Option 9"
"Primate Contract Expansion for COVID-19"
National Institutes of Health

Justin Pollara, PhD
Justin J. Pollara, PhD

"Improving Transplant Organ Survival Through the Mitigation of Donor-Derived Mitochondrial Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns"
National Institutes of Health

Georgia Tomaras, PhD
Georgia D. Tomaras, PhD

"CoVPN 3001 A Phase 3, Randomized, Stratified, Observer-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older"
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

"HVTN 405/HPTN 1901 Characterizing SARS-CoV-2-Specific Immunity in Convalescent Individuals: LC"
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Kent Weinhold, PhD
Kent J. Weinhold, PhD

"Center for AIDS Research"
National Institutes of Health


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