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Last updated February 2022

Christopher Woods has received a sub-award (W911QY-19-9-0006) through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for a project entitled "Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID19 - Adaptive Platform Trial (PROTECT-APT)" (February 2022, sponsored research)


Micah McClain has received an award from Biomeme, Inc. for a project entitled "Biomeme Franklin ISP SARS-CoV-2 + Influenza Multiplexed RT-PCR Test Point of Care Study including Saletto Oral Fluid Collection." (October 2021, industry sponsored clinical trials)

Lori Orlando has received an award (1R01-HG011794-01) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Deploying a genomic-medicine risk assessment model for diverse primary care populations and settings." (September 2021, sponsored research)

Geoffrey Ginsburg has received an award (5U01-HG010225-04S1) from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "The IGNITE II CC: Engagement, Coordination, Demonstration, and Dissemination." (September 2021, sponsored research)

Ephraim Tsalik has received an award (W81XWH2110741-PR201197) from the Department of Defense for a project entitled "Rapid, point-of-care, host gene expression test for presymptomatic viral infection and to distinguish bacterial from viral illness." (August 2021, sponsored research)

Christopher Woods received a sub-award (W911QY-19-9-0006) through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for a project entitled "Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID19 Adaptive Platform Trial (PROTECT-APT)." (June 2021, Sponsored Research)

Christopher Woods received an award from Abbott Rapid Diagnostics for a project entitled "Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Jena GmbH - CLDG-0511, Clinical Evaluation of the BinaxNOW COVID-19 IgG Rapid Test Device and the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antibody Self Test Clinical Study Protocol (Pro00053807)." (June 2021, Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials)

Geoff Ginsburg and Susanne Haga received two supplemental awards to the T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. One award will enable new training opportunities specifically for genetic counselors in genomic medicine research. The second award will support the development of an online educational platform of short modules on genetics and genomics.

Geoffrey Ginsburg has received a sub-award (NNJ15HK11B) through KBRwyle for a project entitled "One-Carbon Metabolism Genetics Data Analyses."

Ph.D. student Anna Diane and her faculty sponsor Ryan Shaw received an award for Diane's NIH/NINR NRSA Fellowship proposal entitled "Engaging Black Men in Digital Health to Improve Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes: An Iterative Participatory Design Approach."

Lori Orlando received a sub-award through Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a project entitled "Improving identification and healthcare for patients with Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Evidence-based EMR implementation using a web-based computer platform."

The Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections team, led by Susanne Haga, has been renewed for the 2020-2021 school year.

Lori Orlando, along with a team at Vanderbilt, was awarded a NIH Moonshot grant focused on boosting hereditary cancer identification. The team will use MeTree to collect and analyze family health history.

The Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections team, led by Susanne Haga has been renewed for the 2019-2020 school year.

A new Bass Connections project, the Smart Toilet: A disruptive technology to improve health and wellness, led by Geoff Ginsburg, has been funded for the 2019-2020 school year.

Ephraim Tsalik is one of five finalists for the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge through NIH. He will receive a grant to further develop his prototype and supply it for testing to two CLIA-certified independent laboratories.

Micah McClain received a 4-year Merit Award from the VA to explore the host genomic response to rickettsial infections in human patients and develop novel PCR-based tests that are capable of accurately diagnosing Spotted Fever Group rickettsii and Scrub typhus infections, which will allow for better therapeutic decision making.

Lori Orlando is the PI of an NIH sub-contract for a supplemental proposal to Vanderbilt University’s Electronic MEdical Records and GEnomics (eMERGE) project. The goal of the project is to incorporate MeTree into the electronic health record (EHR) systems at three US sites and the National Health Service in England. (June 29, 2018)

Tim Veldman, Tom Burke, and Geoff Ginsburg, along with Department of Neurology's Danny Laskowitz, Shreyansh Shah and Saurabh Sinha were awarded a grant from the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

Deepak Voora and Geoff Ginsburg were awarded an internal grant from the Translating Duke Health Initiative. They will also work with Pam Douglas. The goal will be to use whole exome and RNA-sequencing to identify genes/pathways associated with normal coronary arteries despite a high border of genetic and clinical risk factors for atherosclerosis. This study will analyze samples and data banked from participants of the PROMISE randomized clinical trial.

Ricardo Henao was awarded a Subcontract through Vigilant Medical. The title of his project is "Attention mechanism based deep learning model to identify obstructive CAD."

Susanne Haga was awarded an R25 grant from NIH for an undergraduate summer program for underrepresented minority students. She is collaborating with GCB Director Greg Wray. The “Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine” is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Alex Limkakeng was awarded a grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation. He will be working with co-Investigator Ephrain Tsalik and Ricardo Henao.  The project is entitled “MicroRNAs to Identify Myocardial Ischemia During Stress Testing In The Emergency Department.”

Micah McClain was awarded an R21 grant from NIH for a project entitled "Host-derived biomarker signatures to differentiate acute viral, bacterial, and fungal infection."