PHA Proof of Concept Award winners

Through this co-funded partnership, this grant’s target audience is investigators who are interested in pulmonary hypertension research.

This program supports new research projects that are in the early exploratory and developmental stages and have the potential to lead to advances in the scientific understanding of PH. Proposed projects result in preliminary data that will enable the investigator to apply for support for a larger, hypotheses-driven research project.

As of 2013, PHA has supported 9 researchers through this partnership and we hope to continue to further our understanding of PH by continuing to support such novel efforts in the field.

 

2013

Evan BrittainEvan L. Brittain, MD
"Cardiac Steatosis and Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.
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Jiwang ChenJiwang Chen, PhD
"Role of IL7/IL7R in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
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Kylie DrakeKylie M. Drake, PhD
"Pharmacological Correction of BMP Signaling by Read-Through in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
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The Jerry Wojciechowski Pulmonary Hypertension Proof of Concept Grant

 


 

PohlNicole M. Pohl, PhD
"Role of miR-181b in the Regulation of TRPC6 and the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension"
December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
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Yen-Rei Yu, MD, PhD
"The Role of Resident Monocytes in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
January 15, 2014 - January 14, 2015
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
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2012 

Michael Yeager HeadshotMichael Yeager, PhD
Unfolded Protein Response Confers Apoptosis Resistance and Inflammation in Pulmonary Hypertension
December 1, 2012 – November 30, 2013
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
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Guofei Zhou, PhDGuofei Zhou, PhD
AMPK and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
December 1, 2012 – November 30, 2013
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
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 2011

Mary Beth Brown, PhD, PT, ATCMary Beth Brown, PhD, PT, ATC
Clinical Investigation of a Daily Walking Program plus L-Arginine Supplementation for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012
Indiana University, Indianapolis
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Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhDFerhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD
Applying Genomics as a Springboard to Novel Mechanisms of Pulmonary Hypertension
October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
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