Research Grant Alumni

2016

Russell McCulloh, MD, Children’s Mercy
“Reducing Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation (REVISE)”

Cy Nadler, PhD, Children’s Mercy
“Linking Autism Screening in Primary Care to Long Term Health Outcome”

Cynthia Russell, RN, FAAN, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“A Pilot RCT for Medication Adherence in Older Kidney Transplant Patients”

Michael Nassif, MD, Saint Luke’s Hospital
“The Creation and Validation of a Smart Phone Based Heart Failure Registry”

Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Coaching on End-of-Life Heart Failure Care with Caucasians and African Americans”

Carl Gelhaus, PhD, MRIGlobal
“Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Mice

Jeffrey Gorski, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“Environmental Teratogens and Spinal Birth Defects

Kathy Newell, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“UBQLN2 Mutations in a Pediatric Neurodegenerative Disorder

2015

Crystal Burkhardt, PharmD, MBA, University of Kansas
“Developing and Piloting a Model for Improving Geriatric Chronic Care Management Outcomes”

Rafia Rasu, BPharm, MPharm, MBA, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Outcomes, Cost-Effectiveness and the Quality of Care Among Patients Who Had In-Patient Falls: Identifying Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Health Care Expenditures”

Cynthia Russell, RN, FAAN, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“A Pilot RCT for Medication Adherence in Older Kidney Transplant Patients”

Lisa Vansaghi, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Remote Delivery of Weight Management by Phone and Social Media”

Russell McCulloh, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital
“Use of Multiplexed Proteomic Assays for Diagnosis of Pediatric Genetic Diseases”

Steven LeVine, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“AAV Gene Therapy for Krabbe Disease

Lesa Beamer, PhD, University of Missouri
“Characterization of Mutant Enzymes in Human Phosphoglucomutase 1 Deficiency

2014

Joy Bartholomew, MSN, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Resource Utilization Comparison of Methotrexate Administration Inpatient Versus Outpatient”

Holly Hull, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Preventing excessive gestational weight gain using novel methods”

Melissa Miller, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“A Novel Computerized Decision Support System to Increase Access to Sexual Health Services for Adolescents: A Study in the Emergency Department”

Dongsheng Duan, PhD, University of Missouri
“Engineer the 3rd generation AAV micro-dystrophin vector for DMD gene therapy”

Charlotte Phillips, PhD, University of Missouri
“Preclinical Analysis of Novel Therapeutic Agents to Enhance Bone Strength in Osteogenisis Imperfecta”

Brenda Rongish, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“scaRNAs regulate mRNA splicing and vertebrate heart development ”

2013

Jay Portnoy, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Pediatric Ashma Care by Telemedicine is Effective, Beneficial and Economical”

Robert R. Riss, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Determining Optimal Handoff Protocols for the Transition of Patient Care”

Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, PhD, BSN, MSC, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Reduce Heart Failure Rehospitalization in African-Americans with Family Home Care”

Steven Q. Simpson, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Reducing Severe Sepsis Through Performance Improvement”

Zohreh Talebizadah, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Analysis of Circadian Genes in Autism”

Marcia Chan, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Influence of genetic variant on the total immune response in childhood allergic asthma”

Toshihiko Ezashi, DVM, PhD, University of Missouri
“Cellular reprogramming to study disorders of intellectual disability and neurodevelopment”

Peter Smith, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Creation and characterization of a mouse model of a GEMIN5 developmental disorder”

2012

Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Empowering Latinos to control diabetes”

Prateek Sharma, MD, Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation
“Prospective evaluation of the efficacy, tolerance and safety of ultrathin portable transnasal esophagoscopy compared to standard sedated upper endoscopy”

Timothy A. Fields, MD, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Renal Macrophages in Athogensis of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD): Recruitment and Disease-Promoting Effects”

Stephen F. Kingsmore, MB, ChB, BAO, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Discovery and validation of novel Mendelian disease genes for childhood diseases”

Brian K. Petroff, DVM, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Testing a Novel Benefit to Children from Altered Maternal Estrogen Signaling”

2011

Gary Steven Johnson, DVM, PhD, University of Missouri
“A Novel Canine Model for Early-onset Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia (RCA)”

Philine A. Wangemann, PhD,  Kansas State University
“Genetic Diseases of Inner Ear Development -Mouse Models for Deafness in Children“

Christopher Fischer, PhD, University of Kansas
“Regulation of the ATP-dependant nucleosome repositioning activity of S. cerebisiae RSC“

Robert A. White, PhD, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
“Identification of a Novel Gene Causing Pediatric Hereditary Spherocytosis“

2010

David Beversdorf, PhD, University of Missouri
“Interaction Between Genetics and Prenatal Stress on Rodent Social Behavior”

Annette Sobel, MD, MS, University of Missouri
“A Real-Time Decision-Making Tool to Mitigate Effects of Public Health Emergencies”

Xue-Wen Chen, PhD, University of Kansas
“The Genetic Basis of Autism Disorder”

Mark Clements, MD, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Intravascular Oxidative Stress in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Effects of Glycemic”

Jeff Gorski, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“SKI-1 Deficiency Causes Paralysis at Birth”

Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Using Genetic Predictors of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia to Transform the Care of Newborns”

2009

Mark T. Fisher, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Refolding of Hookworm Vaccine for Mass Production”

David Westwood, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Drug Reformulation Project Grant”

Bryan K. Smith, PhD, University of Kansas
“Palatability and Acute Glycemic and Satiety Responses to Tortillas containing Blends of Bean (pulse – legume), Opuntia sp. (Nopal) and Corn Flour”

Kimberly Selting, DVM, MS, University of Missouri
“Dose Escalation Safety Study of Nanotax® in Dogs”

Douglas Bittel, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Comprehensive Genomic and Epigenetic Analysis of Idiopathic Congenital Heart Disease”

Zohreh Talebizadeh, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Autism Genetic Database and its Application: Bioinformatics Approach for Understanding Molecular Genetics of Autism”

Rojer A. Rajewski, PhD, University of Kansas
“Multi-use Buprehnorphine (6mg/20ml), Formulation Development”

2008

Jeffrey Burns, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Insulin and Brain Atrophy in Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia”

Joel Schwartz PhD, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
“Micro-chip based analysis for catecholamines”

2007

David Albertini, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Influence of endocrine disruptors on the genesis of embryonic stem cells in rats”

Robert White, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics
“Transgene Therapy for Cardiomyopathy in DMD Mouse Model”

Carey Johnson, PhD, University of Kansas
“Cell-Based Micro-Chip Diagnostics of Calmodulin Binding Proteins”

Carol Reinero, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, University of Missouri
“Anti-Inflammatory effects of feG-COOH in a feline model of allergic asthma”

David Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS, Kansas State University
“Osseointeraction of a Novel Polymeric Matrix-Antiobiotic-BMP-2 Composite”

Dolores Takemoto, PhD, Kansas State University
“Control of Gap Junctions as a Neuro-protetive Therapy”

Elias Michaelis, MD, PhD, University of Kansas
“MRI/MRS of Alcohol, Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress in Huperglutamatergic Mice”

Darryl L. Quarles, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Cilia-PKD1/PKD2 Complex: A Novel Mechanosensor in Bone”

John A. Stanford, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Neuroprotective effects of a novel HSP90 inhibitor in a rodent model of ALS”

2006

Hong-Wen Deng, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Powerful and robust test of TNF-a gene with obesity, a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease”

Mark Johnson, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Tissue Protein Profiling to Indentify Genes Underlying Aortic Valve Calcification”

Mark Weiss, PhD, Kansas State University
“Transgenic rats created via rat embryonic stem cell technology”

James Lillich, PhD, Kansas State University
“In vitro & ex vivo assessment of a novel lipopolysaccaride binding pharmacophore”

Asma Zaidi, PhD, University of Kansas
“Age-dependent changes in the cardiac plasma membrane Ca2+ATPase”

Sarah Kieweg, PhD, University of Kansas
“Measuring vaginal tissue mechanics in vivo to optimize anti-HIV drug delivery”

Sushanta Banerjee, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Role of WISP2/CCN5 in a Breast Cancer Mouse Model”

Joan McDowd, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Measuring Executive Function in Aging and Age-related Neurological Diseases”

Juan Bruses, MD, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Role of N-cadherin in neuronal and symaptic patterning”

Yu-Ping Wang, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Computation Imaging, Integrated Molecular Karyotyping, Gene Expression Analysis”

Michael Johnson, PhD, University of Kansas
“Striatal Dopamine Release in Fragile X Syndrome”

Nancy Hammond, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Comparison of Bone Effects with Copaxone and Interferon in Multiple Sclerosis”

2004

Rolf Jakobi, PhD, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
“Evaluation of a pro-apoptotic activity of caspase-activated PAK-2p34 using a transgenic approach”

Karen Kover, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
“Gene Expression in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes”

Pitchumani Sivakumar, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Dynamic Computational Imaging of Assembly of Collagen in Living Osteoblasts, and its Interaction with Fibronectin”

Gerald Wyckoff, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“A Bioinformatics approach for identifying of cross-linked fragments via Mass Spectrometry”

2003

Dennis Peffley, PhD, University of Health Sciences
“Food and Physical Activity Choices and Preferences in People with Mental Retardation: An Investigation”

William Morgan, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Oxidized LDL Effects on Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells”

Matthew Buechner, PhD, University of Kansas
“Molecular Genetics of the Hepatocystin Homologue of C.elegans”

Bruce Kimler, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Improved Software for Assessment of Breast Density”

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Identification of Osteocyte Specific Antigens”

William C. Putnam, PhD, Midwest Research Institute
“Catalytic Antibodies as a Potential Therapeutic Treatment for HIV”

Jerry Feng, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“The Roles of Dmp-1 in the Postnatal Skeletal Development”

Mehmet Bilgen, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“The Role of Anginogenesis in Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury”

Kolawole Okuyemi, MD, MPH, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Cigarette Craving in African Americans and Whites: An fMRI Study

2002

Stephen E. Harris, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Cranial Neural Crest Biology: Transgenic Models”

Peter Rogan, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics
“Automated Flourescence in Situ Hybridization (scFISH)”

Sarah L. Dallas, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Interactions between bone metastatic breast cancer cells and the bone microenvironment.”

Douglas C. Bittel, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
“The Role of GABA Receptors in Prader-Willi Syndrome”

Charles W. VanWay, III, PhD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
“Therapy to Improve Survival in Exp’tl Hemorrhagic Shock”

George S. Wilson, PhD, University of Kansas
“Correlation of Histone Acetylation and Gene Expression”

Margaret Greene Petroff, BS, MS, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Alteration of Proinflammatory Genes in Preeclampsia”

Brian K. Petroff, DVM, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
“Toxicogenomic Profile of Dioxin in the Aging Female Rat”