Congratulations to the Recipients of the First Round of ODAT Translational Grant Awards

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) is pleased to announce the 2012 Translational Grant awardees. This funding opportunity differs from traditional internal award programs by virtue of the fact that the investigators will enter into a partnership with ODAT to facilitate the achievement of specific metrics and endpoints.

"This translational funding program is the first of its kind at the University of Minnesota. We are inspired by the opportunity to interface investigators conducting first rate translational science with a team of experts who can help catalyze progress towards endpoints with the potential to impact human health."

Tucker LeBien, Ph.D.

Please join us in congratulating them!

2012 ODAT Translational Grant Awards

Focused on T1 human research, or human-relevant translational or clinical research with the potential to impact human health and/or disease.

Khalil Ahmed, Ph.D.

Project Title: Cancer Nanotherapeutic Targeting CK2

Deborah Ferrington, Ph.D.

Project Title: Enhancing Mitochondrial Function as a Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Erik Finger, M.D., Ph.D.

Project Title: Isolation and Expansion of Regulatory T Cells from Patients with End Stage Liver Disease for the Induction of Tolerance in Transplantation

Jafar Golzarian, M.D.

Project Title: Pharmacokinetic and Safety of Doxorubicin-Elutable Bioresorbable Microspheres in a Rabbit Model of Hepatic Arterial Embolization

Marc Jenkins, Ph.D.

Project Title: Hepatitis B Conjugate Vaccine

Steven Patterson, Ph.D. & Louis Mansky, Ph.D.

Project Title: Investigation of HIV-1 Lethal Mutagenesis in a Humanized HIV Mouse Model

Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D.

Project Title: Therapeutic Approaches for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using iPS Cells

David Potter, M.D., Ph.D.

Project Title: Epoxygenase Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Prevention

The CTSI Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) is an integrator, facilitator, and catalyst for bench-to-bedside translation at the University of Minnesota. Learn more about CTSI's translational research resources on our website.