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Research Grants

PI Project Title Award Sponsor
Robert A. Fisher, MD A2ALL Patient Safety System Improvements in Liver Donor Liver Transplantation $192,911 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Robert A. Fisher, MD Liver Tissue and Cell Distribution


same as above
Robert A. Fisher, MD Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study $3,600,000 same as above
Martin Mangino, PhD Performance of a New Hemostatic Material in Severe Arterial Laceration $84,409 Resodyn Corporation
Martin J. Mangino, PhD The Cytoskeletal System in Preservation Injury $307,110 National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Adrian Cotterell, MD Controlled, Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Multi-Center, Phase I/II, Dose-Escalation Study of the Safety, PK & Clinical Activity of 15NP for Prophylaxis of Delayed Graft Function in Patients Undergoing Deceased Donor Kidney Transplanation $157,275 Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Adrian Cotterell, MD A 12 month, multi-center, randomized open-label noninferiority study comparing the safety & efficacy of concentration-controlled Everolimus with low dose tacrolimus to CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) with standard dose tacrolimus in de novo relan transplant recipients $133,460 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Kenneth L. Williams, MDiv,
Special Initiative Grant for Accredited ALS Training Program > Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education (CTCCE) $102,808 Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Emergency Medical Services
Amelia Grover, MD VCU Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) $100,000 VCU School of Medicine
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD The Role of ABC Transporters in Sphingosine Kinase Induced Tumorigenicity of Breast CA $100,000 National Institute of Child Health & Human Development/NIH
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD Sphingosine Kinase 1 as a New Target for Systemic Therapy against Breast Cancer $150,000 Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD VCU School of Medicine Bridge Grant Award $50,000 VCU School of Medicine
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, Phd,
Masayuki Nagahashi, MD, PhD
The role of sphingosine-1-phosphate in obesity-mediated breast cancer progression $100,000 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Jennifer Rhodes, MD “Analysis of Sequence Variation in the Exome of Siblings Affected by Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis.”
> Center for Craniofacial Care
$46,013 Richmond Eye & Ear Hospital
Michael Feldman, MD “A Comparative Study of the ReCell Device and Autologous Split-thickness Meshed Skin Graft in the Treatment of Acute Burn Injuries.” > Evans-Haynes Burn Center $49,000 Avita Medical
Michel Aboutanos, MD Get Real-Alcohol Choices & Consequences for Youth (GR-ACY) > more about GR-ACY $54,012 US Dept of Transportation (with DMV)
Therèse Duane, MD “Manual of Procedure for the Surgical Infection Society (SIS) Multicenter Study of Duration of Antibiotics for Intrabdominal Infection.” $15,534 University of Virginia
Derek Brinster, MD “Evaluation of the clinical performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captiva Delivery System for Treatment of Acute, Complicated Type B Aortic Dissections.” $121,771 Medtronic
Ronald Merrell, MD “Enhancing the Minimally Invasive Surgery Skills of General Surgeons and Allied Surgical Specialists.”
> MIS Center
$47,900 National Academy of Sciences
Dorne Yager, PhD “Topical Antimicrobral Agents w/ Tissue Protective Properties” $217,314 IASIS Molecular Sciences
Dorne Yager, PhD “Pilot Infected Diabetic Wound” $10,293 IASIS Molecular Sciences
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD ABLATE AF Registry Trial —“AtriCure Synergy Bipolar RF Energy Lesions for Non-Paroxysmal Forms of Atrial Fibrillation Treatment during Concomitant On-Pump Endo/Epicardial Cardiac Surgery.” > Pauley Heart Center $53,750 AtriCure, Inc.
James Bittner, MD MIS Training Fellowship Program > MIS Program $53,000 Foundation for Surgical Fellowships
James Bittner, MD ReCharge Study > Surgical Weight Loss Center $1,705,313 EnteroMedics
Therèse Duane, MD Study LRS114689: “A study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Preliminary Efficacy of GSK225105 in the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infection of adults.” $287,631 GlaxoSmithKline
Christopher Campbell, MD The Role of Bone Marrow Mediated Fibroblast Precursors in Keloid Formation $15,000 VCU AD Williams Foundation

All research is overseen by VCU Research

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