Julie Bradley, M.D., Eric Brooks, M.D., Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, M.D., M.A., MBA, Matthew Culbert
UF radiation oncology associate professor Julie Bradley, M.D.; assistant professor Eric Brooks, M.D.; assistant professor Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, M.D., M.A., MBA; and second year resident Matthew Culbert, M.D., have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) to determine whether educational sessions will improve knowledge and increase utilization of breast cancer screening resources for people with higher-than-average risk status for breast cancer development. READ MORE
Angelie Rivera-Rodríguez, a trainee and a biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos, Ph.D., for receiving a National Cancer Institute grant for a study titled, “F31: Tracking adoptive T cell therapy using magnetic particle imaging.”
Jatinder Lamba, Ph.D., MSc
Jatinder Lamba, Ph.D., MSc, received a two-year $235,000 RFA Pilot Accelerator Award from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for American Cancer Society Childhood Cancer Research for her study titled, “Transcriptomic and Pharmacogenomic scores to guide Pediatric AML.”
Dr. Lamba also competitively renewed a $1.9 million R01 titled, “Genomics of AML Prognosis.”
Demetra Christou, Ph.D.
Demetra Christou, Ph.D., received a $419,375 grant from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for her study titled “All-Extremity Exercise as a Novel Strategy for Optimizing Cardiovascular Function during Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.”
Arun Srivastava, Ph.D.
Arun Srivastava, Ph.D., presented at the Genetic Engineering News and Biotechnology Webinar, Oxford Global Gene Therapy Europe and the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Scientific Symposium. Dr. Srivastava also received a $100,000 grant from Aavanti Bio.
Michael Kladde, Ph.D.
Michael Kladde, Ph.D., received a $5.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the study, “Dysfunctional myelopoiesis & myeloid-derived suppressor cells in sepsis,” which he is co-PI on, along with Dr. Lyle Moldawer and Dr. Philip Efron.
Lingtao Jin, Ph.D.
Lingtao Jin, Ph.D., received a $75,000 grant from the American Lung Association for his study “The Role of Lipid Metabolism in Anti-tumor Immunity in Lung Cancer.” Dr. Jin also received a $329,688 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his study “The functional role of MAST1 in mediating a-synucleinopathies and related dementia.”
Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., received additional support from the V Foundation for research on brain cancer in children, allowing his study to move toward clinical trials.
Biljana Horn, M.D.
Biljana Horn, M.D., will be presenting at the virtual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, the virtual Southern Regional Meeting and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) meeting.
Arun Srivastava, Ph.D.
Arun Srivastava, Ph.D., received a $100,000 grant from Aavanti Bio.
Walter O’Dell, Ph.D., and Karen Daily, D.O.
Walter O’Dell, Ph.D., and Karen Daily, D.O., received a $99,450 scientific research grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation for their study titled “Toward amelioration of cardiac mortality in breast cancer.”
Debra Lynch Kelly, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, CNE, FAAN, and Nosha Farhadfar, M.D.
Debra Lynch Kelly, Ph.D., R.N., OCN, CNE, FAAN, and Nosha Farhadfar, M.D., received M3C pilot and feasibility proposal funding for $10,200.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D., and Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D., and Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., received a $414,000 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant for their study titled, “Modulation of microbiome function by host-derived noncoding small RNA-Fundable range.”
Hannah Anderson and Greg Takacs
Hannah Anderson, Ph.D. candidate in mathematics, and Greg Takacs, Ph.D. candidate in the UF biomedical engineering Cancer Biology Concentration, received a second year of funding for the TL1 project, “Integrating Mathematical + Biological Models to Target Myeloid-Derived Immune-suppressive Cells in GBM.”
Raymond Mailhot, M.D., MPH, Steven Swarts, Ph.D., Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D.
Raymond Mailhot, M.D., MPH, Steven Swarts, Ph.D., Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D., and team were awarded a two-year, $430,000 grant supplement to UF Radiation Oncology researchers to learn how to better improve outcomes for women with breast cancer who receive chemotherapy before their surgery.
Jonathan Licht, M.D., and Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan Licht, M.D., and Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D., received a $545,454 Discovery Research grant from the EvansMDS Foundation.