Grants & Awards

Current Grants
Sepsis Induced Changes in iNKT-Cells and their Effect on Phagocyte Function
Type: K08 GM110495-03
Agency: NIGMS
Principal Investigator: Daithi Heffernan, MD
Period:  9/01/2015 - 8/31/2019    Total Costs: 785,808 
Completed
Co-Inhibitory Molecules and the Pathology of Indirect Acute Lung Injury
Type: R01-GM107149-01       
Agency:  NIH/NIGMS
Principal Investigator: Alfred Ayala, PhD
Role: Collaborator
Period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015     Total Costs: $1,208,400    
Differential Effects of Sepsis on Immune Cell Function
Type: R01-GM046354-19       
Agency:  NIH/NIGMS
Principal Investigator: Alfred Ayala, PhD
Role: Collaborator
Period: 5/1/1992 - 8/31/2015       Total Costs: $1,367,400  
The Role of the Invariant Natural Killer T-cell in Hemorrhagic Shock: Regulation of Neutrophil Response
Type:  Shock Society Junior Faculty Award
Principal Investigator:  Daithi Heffernan
Agency: Shock Society    Period:  7/2011 - 6/2014        
Aging and Inflammation: Trauma Induced Alteration in Inflammatory Phenotype
Type: SURDNA Foundation Fellowship Award
Principal Investigator: Daithi Heffernan 
Agency: SURDNA Foundation for the Geriatric Care               
Period:  7/2011 - 6/2013

Honors & Awards
    Teaching Awards
2012 Brown University Medical School – Dean’s Award for translating basic science into clinical practice
Brown University Medical School – Dean’s Teaching Award for Medical Students
2011 Department of Surgery Brown University – Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
Faculty Alpha Omega Alpha award
Brown University Medical School – Dean’s Teaching Award for Medical Students
2010 Department of Surgery Brown University – Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award   
Brown University Medical School – Dean’s Teaching Award for Medical Students
2009 Brown University Medical School – Dean’s Teaching Award for Medical Students
2006 Department of Surgery University of New Mexico – Best Resident Teaching Award
2004 University of New Mexico – Dean’s Teaching Award for Medical Students
2000 Best Resident Teaching Award – Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
     Post-Graduate Honors & Awards
2005 1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research
2004 2nd Place Region 6 Committee on Trauma Resident Research Meeting
2nd Place Surgical Resident Research Award – University of New Mexico
1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research
Khatali Award for Best Medical Student Teaching awarded by the UNM Medical School   
2003 1st Place Region 6 Committee on Trauma Resident Research Meeting
1st Place Surgical Resident Research Award – University of New Mexico
2002 1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research
Affiliations
Shock Society
Surgical Infection Society
Association of Academic Surgeons
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Rhode Island Medical Society