Advance-CTR is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2019 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. The program provides up to $75,000 in direct costs to multi-PI teams and $37,500 in direct costs to single-PIs.  The awardees are as follows:

 

"Impact of Aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy on Osteoporotic Fractures in Older Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients"

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Deepan Dalal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital 

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Tingting Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Brown University School of Public Health

Mentor: Theresa Shireman, PhD

 

"Examining the Role of Chrononutrition in Behavioral Weight Control for Adolescents"

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E. Whitney Evans, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Research)
The Miriam Hospital

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Jared Saletin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Bradley Hospital

Mentors: Elissa Jelalian, PhD; and Mary Carskadon, PhD

 

"Using an Alzheimer's Disease Blood Test to Predict Amyloid PET in APOE É4 Non-Carriers"

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Athene Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Butler Hospital

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Jessica Alber, PhD
Ryan Research Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island

Mentors: Stephen Salloway, MD; and Sid O'Bryant, PhD

 

"Opioid Use in Post-Acute Hip Fracture Care: Prescribing Patterns, Effectiveness, and Safety"

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Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, and Epidemiology
Brown University School of Public Health

 

 

Mentors: Francesca Beaudoin, MD, PhD; and Vincent Mor, PhD