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.
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.”