Advance-CTR is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2017 Pilot Projects Program. 

The awarded teams represent cross-disciplinary, inter-institutional collaborations among junior investigators and senior mentors on a wide-range of projects that address the Rhode Island’s health priorities.

Congratulations to the awardees and their teams for their excellent proposals which promise exciting advances in their aspect of research. Thank you to all reviewers for their time and dedication to the awards process. 

Additional 2017 awards announcements are forthcoming. The awardees are as follows:

Merging National Hospital Trauma Registry Data with Medicare Claims and Post-Acute Care Patient Assessments to Examine Predictors of Functional Improvement Among Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Kali Thomas, PhD
Brown University
Providence VA Medical Center

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Roee Gutman, PhD
Brown University 

Mentor: Vincent Mor, MD

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Clonal Hematopoiesis in Recipients of Myelotoxic Therapy for Solid Tumors

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Adam Olszewski, MD
Rhode Island Hospital 
Brown University 

Mentor: Peter Quesenberry, MD

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A Novel Therapy to Reduce Cardiac Injury and Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction

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Bong Sook Jhun, PhD
Rhode Island Hospital
Brown University 

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Frank Sellke, MD
Rhode Island Hospital
Brown University 

Mentors: Gideon Koren, MD, and Gaurav Choudhary, MD