Faculty Mentor Summer Research Project Directory

Faculty Summer Research Projects Directory

The Faculty Project Directory is closed and is scheduled to reopen in Fall 2024. For any questions, please contact the Triple I team at somiii@uw.edu 

Each Fall, we meticulously curate a catalog of projects from Faculty Mentors interested in collaborating with medical students during the summer quarter. The Triple I Scholarship-Faculty Summer Research Project Directory will resume for the 2024-2025 academic year in Fall 2024. 

If you are a medical student in search of research opportunities beyond the III program, please refer to the Research Opportunities page for further details by clicking here.

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Diane Tseng MD PhD

SOI/SOD: Novel Biomarker Screening Program in Lung Cancer to Expand Access to Personalized Cancer Clinical Trials.

| Project Type: Community Health

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Alexandra Collis MD

SOI/SOD: Assessing the efficacy of a rapid response simulation curriculum for forth year medical students during Transition to Residency

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Will Lack, MD and Bil Ledoux, PhD

SOI/SOD: Validation of Biplane Fluoroscopy to Track Distal Femur Fracture Motion

| Project Type: Other

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Ryan Gilles MD

SOI/SOD: Literature Review Project Assistance

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Sarah Psutka MD, Other

SOI/SOD: Development of a Personalized Competing Risks Calculator For Patients with High Risk Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Considering Adjuvant Immunotherapy

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Sarah Psutka MD, Other

SOI/SOD: Deep Phenotyping Frailty in Genitourinary Oncology and Understanding Relationships between Frailty and Functional Recovery after Multimodal Treatment

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Michael Nuara MD

SOI/SOD: Outcomes research in gender affirming facial surgery (GAFS)

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Will Lack MD

SOI/SOD: Employing a risk calculator to reduce the rate of unnecessary surgery among Veterans in whom there is concern for septic arthritis of the knee

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Harveshp Mogal MD

SOI/SOD: Initial Outcomes of CRS/HIPEC in Major Academic Center

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Anubhav Amin MD

SOI/SOD: Spinal Oncology

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Zain Rizvi MD

SOI/SOD: Clinical outcomes after Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Marco Pravetoni PhD

SOI/SOD: Preclinical and clinical studies on new vaccines and immunotherapies for opioid use disorders

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Megan Lewis PhD

SOI/SOD: Assessing the effectiveness of learning anatomy in a cadaver lab compared to virtual reality

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Megan Lewis PhD

SOI/SOD: Assessing the impact of ketosis during exercise on circulating inflammatory mediators

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Ralph Ermoian MD

SOI/SOD: When there are equivalent options for treating cancer, do patients want to know the potential difference in climate change impacts of their treatment options?

| Project Type: Other

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Tim Cherry PhD

SOI/SOD: Non-coding genetic risk factors in human visual disorders

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Annette Estes PhD

SOI/SOD: Sleep in School-age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Shachi Mittal PhD

SOI/SOD: Digital mapping of immune cells in Breast Cancer

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Margaret Hammersla PhD

SOI/SOD: Increasing access to cancer care in rural Montana through the implementation of a Hub and Spoke Oncology Practice

| Project Type: Quality Improvement

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William Phillips MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Clinical Review of Systems: History, Training, Practice and Evidence

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Maryam Asif MD, Other

SOI/SOD: Characterize RBC utilization in the ICU setting at University of Washington Medical Center

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Nickolai Martonick PhD

SOI/SOD: Assessing movement mechanics for injury prevention

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kathleen Kieran PhD

SOI/SOD: Mentored Research in Pediatric Urology

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Nadya Modyanova PhD

SOI/SOD: Improving language comprehension via gestures in children with autism spectrum disorders and/or language impairments in rural Montana

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Masumi Ueda Oshima MD

SOI/SOD: Costs and outcomes of eculizumab for transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy on the inpatient blood and marrow transplant service

| Project Type: Quality Improvement

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Generation of a conditionally stable nanobodies library for cell-targeting applications and neural network training

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Neural dynamics underlying dopamine-dependent action learning process in mice

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Reviewing the effect of Dissociative experiences on action learning mechanisms in individuals

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Dissecting the Ayahuasca ceremony into its ritualistic components

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Fine-tuning language models for psychological/psychiatric applications

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Exploring the relationship between spiritual/religious concepts and biomedical knowledge

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Jonathan Tang PhD

SOI/SOD: Motion tracking algorithms for human behavior research

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Masumi Ueda Oshima MD

SOI/SOD: Analysis of donor-recipient hematopoiesis in long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Jeremy Sharib MD

SOI/SOD: Slice culture for peritoneal malignancies

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jeremy Sharib MD

SOI/SOD: Leiomyosarcoma patterns and immunohistochemistry

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Jeremy Sharib MD

SOI/SOD: Peritoneal Surface Malignancy/HIPEC Database

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kimberly Aldinger PhD

SOI/SOD: Genetics and genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders

| Project Type: Other

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Julia Brechbiel PhD

SOI/SOD: Options for either in-person or remote project depending on whether you'd like to complete a meta-analysis (remote) or a small QI project (in-persn) to administer questionnaire and collect data to support the integration of mental and behavioral health screening across the clinic to better support patients' burnout, distress, and mental health as they live with diabetes.

| Project Type: Quality Improvement

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Julia Mattson PhD, MD

SOI/SOD: Improving Parent-Child Interactions in Preschool and Early School-Age Children with Disruptive Behaviors

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Cara Palmer PhD

SOI/SOD: Sleep Neurobiology and Trauma

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Shelley McGuire PhD, Mark McGuire PhD, and Janet Williams PhD

SOI/SOD: Characterization of diets consumed by breastfeeding women living in and around Moscow, Idaho

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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David Rothstein MD

SOI/SOD: Chest tube management after resectional lung surgery in children

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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David Rothstein MD

SOI/SOD: Outcomes following arterial reconstruction upon decannulation from ECMO

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kimiko Domoto-Reilly MD

SOI/SOD: Establishing a direct clinical-law enforcement partnership to address dementia crisis intervention across WA state

| Project Type: Community Health

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David Rothstein MD

SOI/SOD: Treatment and outcomes of non-neonatal patients with pneumatosis intestinalis

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Neel S. Bhatt MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Return to school or work after completion of cancer-directed therapy

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Neel S. Bhatt MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Late effects and quality of life after hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-malignant diseases

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Hanna Hunter MD

SOI/SOD: AI and Prehabilitation

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Hanna Hunter MD

SOI/SOD: Physical function screening/assessment in oncology clinics

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Joel Graff PhD

SOI/SOD: Painting Cells in 3D: Impact of Ubiquitin Ligase Expression on Cell Morphology and Function

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Sara Jane Webb PhD

SOI/SOD: Medical Data Abstraction

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Katelyn Kotlarek PhD

SOI/SOD: Craniofacial Microsomia MRI Study

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Katelyn Kotlarek PhD

SOI/SOD: Cleft Palate Repair Study

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Chris Su MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Financial toxicity experienced by patients with limited English proficiency and cancer

| Project Type: Health Services Research

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Jonathan Cogen MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Chronic Cough following OR Evaluation in Children

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Claudia Carvalho PhD

SOI/SOD: Investigating the genomic basis of rare diseases

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Janelle Clauser MD

SOI/SOD: Rates of DRS accommodations in foundations compared to USMLE and impact on exam pass rate

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Gavriel Kohlberg MD

SOI/SOD: Assessment of non English speaking patients with severe hearing loss - what has come of them?

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Benjamin Grannan MD

SOI/SOD: Functional neurosurgery clinical and cognitive outcomes research.

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Benjamin Grannan MD

SOI/SOD: Studying human language learning network with intracranial electrophysiological recordings

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Mary Crocker MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Preventing wildfire smoke impacts on child health

| Project Type: Community Health

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Ash McDonough PhD

SOI/SOD: Influence of food source on brain development and inflammation

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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D. Taylor Hendrixson MD & Katie Strobel MD

SOI/SOD: Clinical outcomes of human milk use in complex neonatal populations

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Allison Lambert MD

SOI/SOD: Time to prescription of Trikafta for remote and local dwelling patients with cystic fibrosis

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Allison Lambert MD

SOI/SOD: Characterizing area deprivation among adults with CF treated at the Spokane CF Care Center

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Laurie Eldredge MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Tracheostomy decision making in bronchopulmonary dysplasia

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Elliott Weiss MD, Other

SOI/SOD: Family Attitudes about Alternative Methods of Consent for Neonatal Clinical Trials (FAM-CONNECT)

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Nina Bozinov MD

SOI/SOD: "A Retrospective Study to Evaluate the Demographic and Clinical Factors for the Selection, Initiation and Modification of Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Other possible questions to be researched. "

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Lisa Force MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Global cancer literature review

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Elizabeth Nguyen MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Epigenetic regulation of kidney regeneration

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Fred Buckner MD

SOI/SOD: Antibiotic drug discovery

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jessica Chong PhD

SOI/SOD: Independent assessment of the rate of discovery for new rare diseases

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Nicole Ehrhardt MD

SOI/SOD: Use of the ECHO model for Health Care Trainees

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Allison Cole MD

SOI/SOD: Colonoscopy Outreach for Rural Communities (CORC) - A hybrid implementation effectiveness study of a patient navigation intervention to increase colonoscopy completion among rural residents.

| Project Type: Health Services Research

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Rachel Umoren MD

SOI/SOD: Neonatal Education & Simulation-based Training (NEST) Lab

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Brandon Hadland MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: 1) Modeling pediatric leukemia development and resistance mechanisms using induced pluripotent stem cells, 2) studying effects of biomechanical forces on hemogenic endothelial fates in engineered microvessels (collaboration with Ying Zheng, UW ISCRM)

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Sara L. Zettervall MD MPH

SOI/SOD: Vascular Surgery Summer Scholars Program

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Rani Sunder MD

SOI/SOD: Perioperative pain management strategies for pediatric solid organ transplantation : a scoping review.

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Austin Baird PhD

SOI/SOD: Organ Dysfunction and Sepsis - Identifying Biomarkers and Mechanisms

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Michelle Kuhn PhD

SOI/SOD: Stigma, Bias, and Prenatal Substance Exposure: Understanding the state of the lived experience and stigma prevention/reduction literatures.

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Jong-Wook Ban MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: A systematic review of low dose radiation for osteoarthritis.

| Project Type: Other

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Mike Crowder MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Molecular Genetic Approaches Towards a Better Understanding of Hypoxic Cellular Injury

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Susan Shenoi MD, Other

SOI/SOD: Muscle strength in Juvenile Myositis

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kikkeri Naresh MD

SOI/SOD: Biomarkers in lymphomas

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Deborah Stenkamp PhD

SOI/SOD: Roles of thyroid hormone (TH) and TH receptors in regulating cone photoreceptor differentiation and fate.

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jong-Wook Ban MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Systematic review to summarize the effectiveness of magnesium on cognitive function.

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Lisa Erlanger MD

SOI/SOD: Literature review of educational interventions to reduce anti-fat bias in healthcare professionals

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Heather Gustafson MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Inflammasome activation in CAR-HLH

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Aditi Dokras MD

SOI/SOD: Education Handouts for Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

| Project Type: Medical Education

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Bonnie Lau PhD

SOI/SOD: EEG/MEG studies of auditory brain development

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Lisa Maves PhD

SOI/SOD: Zebrafish models of pediatric muscle and heart disorders

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Cindy Lin MD

SOI/SOD: Head and Spine Injury Reduction, Equestrian Injury Prevention

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Mehmet Kurt PhD

SOI/SOD: Deep learning algorithms for automated segmentation of gliomas

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Michael S Womack MD

SOI/SOD: Electronic circuit modeling of the circulation with and without congenital heart disease, and effects of positive pressure ventilation or pericardial disease.

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Cindy Lin MD

SOI/SOD: ExerciseRx: Physical Activity Promotion & Rehabilitation Medicine Using Digital Health Tools

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Frederick Shic PhD

SOI/SOD: Attentional Predictors of Outcomes in Infants at Higher Likelihood for Autism

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Caleb Stokes MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Mechanisms of neurologic injury in viral encephalitis

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Seth Pincus MD

SOI/SOD: Metabolic and Transcriptional Effects of Cytotoxic Immunoconjugates on HIV-Infected Cells

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Paul Johnson MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Wyoming Medicaid utilization and outcomes research

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Scott Weissman MD

SOI/SOD: Are healthcare providers more or less likely to send patients home with intravenous antibiotics based on patient or family race/ethnicity or language of care?

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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David Mack PhD

SOI/SOD: Dysregulation of developmental myosins leads to congenital contractures

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Tomas Mustelin MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: The molecular mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Tomas Mustelin MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: The pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematous

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Molly Rosenthal MD

SOI/SOD: Guardianship Practices on Inpatient Medicine Services Across the US

| Project Type: Literature Review

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Jonathan Fromm PhD, MD

SOI/SOD: The role of the microenvironment in Hodgkin lymphoma in understanding disease relapse

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Jonathan Fromm PhD, MD

SOI/SOD: Validation of a Novel Flow Cytometry Assay for B-Cell Lymphomas after Treatment with Anti-CD19 Therapy

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Paul Drain MD; MPH

SOI/SOD: Clinical Studies of HIV, Tuberculosis, and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Robert Holdefer PhD

SOI/SOD: Improved prediction and understanding of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring performance with causal modelling

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Eric Ford PhD

SOI/SOD: Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology

| Project Type: Quality Improvement

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John Kang MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Natural language processing in oncology

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Kenneth Feldman, MD

SOI/SOD: How often do bruised pre-mobile infants subsequently sustain abuse

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Nicole Jackson MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Pre- and post-mortem diagnostic discrepancy

| Project Type: Quality Improvement

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Anders Conway, MD and Myles Melton, MD

SOI/SOD: Evaluating Point of Care Ultrasound in Paramedic Environment

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Vandana Kalia PhD

SOI/SOD: Programming CAR T cell Therapeutic Product with Distinct Fates

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Surojit Sarkar PhD

SOI/SOD: Single Cell Gene Expression Profiling of T Cell Exhaustion in Solid Tumors and Chronic Infections

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Surojit Sarkar PhD

SOI/SOD: Engineering memory-like CAR-T cells for protection from relapse

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Julie Crudele PhD

SOI/SOD: AAV gene therapy for muscular dystrophy

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Rachel Salit MD

SOI/SOD: Does Returning to Work after Stem Cell Transplant Actually Lead to Increased Risk of Infections?

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Namrata Singh MD

SOI/SOD: Association between anti-rheumatic agents and cancer incidence in rheumatic diseases; Frailty and outcomes in patients with rheumatic diseases

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Elizabeth Rhea PhD

SOI/SOD: Causes of brain insulin resistance

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Myron Evans PhD

SOI/SOD: Identification and targeting vulnerabilities in pediatric medulloblastoma

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Jeff Carroll PhD

SOI/SOD: Expanding the reach of target therapies for nano-rare diseases

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Shu Feng MD

SOI/SOD: Inpatient and Emergency Department Ophthalmology Consults and Tele-ophthalmology

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kelly Michaelsen MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Our lab is focused on improving perioperative patient care and safety through new device development.

| Project Type: Other

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Jordan Roberts MD, MPH

SOI/SOD: Pediatric lupus outcomes research

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Danielle Bruns PhD

SOI/SOD: Heart failure- molecular and physiological mechanisms of disease

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Kathryn Gray MD, PhD

SOI/SOD: Precision medicine approaches for understanding adverse pregnancy outcomes and reducing disparities

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Neel K. Bhatt MD

SOI/SOD: Neurophysiology of the aging larynx

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Thomas F. Heston MD

SOI/SOD: Statistical Fragility in Medical Literature: Assessing the Robustness of Research Findings

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Thomas F. Heston MD

SOI/SOD: Investigating the Reproducibility Crisis: Why So Many Medical Research Findings Fail to Replicate

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Ana Weil MD,MPH

SOI/SOD: Identifying genes in bacterial strains that impact immune response to oral vaccination

| Project Type: Bioinformatics

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Ashley Vaughan PhD

SOI/SOD: Understanding the genetics of the malaria life cycle progression.

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Behzad Najafian MD

SOI/SOD: Deep learning assisted automated quantification of glomerular mesangial matrix in diabetic kidney disease.

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Yoshiko Kojima PhD

SOI/SOD: Eye movement analysis with a VR headset

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Weston Powell PhD, MD

SOI/SOD: Circadian rhythms in human airway epithelia regulating viral responses

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Stephen E.P. Smith, PhD

SOI/SOD: Activity-dependent protein-protein interactions that mediate Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) signaling

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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David Koelle, MD

SOI/SOD: T cell responses to infectious pathogens

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Marco Praventoni, PhD

SOI/SOD: Clinical Trials of Opioid Vaccines for treatment of opioid use disorders and prevention of Overdose

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Kate Debeiec, MD

SOI/SOD: Gynecologic Vascular Anomalies

| Project Type: Clinical Research

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Heather Gustafson, PhD

SOI/SOD: Understanding how a Child's Inflammatory Status Impacts Response to Immunotherapy

| Project Type: Basic Science Research

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Nassar Nama, MD

SOI/SOD: Evidence Synthesis for Hospitalized Children

| Project Type: Remote-Literature Review

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