Advance-CTR is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2020 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:

"Predicting Hemorrhage and Thrombosis in Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Study Using Machine Learning"

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Adeel Abbasi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator
Lifespan, Rhode Island Hospital

 

Mentors: Carsten Eickhoff, PhDNeil Sarkar, PhD, Neel Sodha, MD, Corey Ventetuolo, MD

"Epilepsy and Neurocognitive Function in Patients with Neurogenetic Disorders"

 

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Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Lifespan, Bradley Hospital

 

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Luca Bartolini, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, and Neurology
Lifespan, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Mentors: Eric Morrow, MD, PhD; Judy Shih-Hwa Liu, Md, PhD

"Cord Metabolome and Childhood Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk"

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Nan Li, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)
Brown University, School of Public Health

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Kurt Pennell, PhD
250th Anniversary Professor of Engineering
Brown University, School of Engineering

Co-Investigator: Charles Eaton, MD
Mentor: Joseph Braun, PhD

"Transportability of Risk Prediction Models"

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Jon Steingrimsson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Brown University, School of Public Health

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Issa Dahabreh, MD, ScD
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, and Epidemiology
Brown University, School of Public Health

Mentor: Christopher Schmid, PhD

"Are We 'Choosing Wisely' and Improving Value in Cancer Care?"

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Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy

 

Mentor: Stephen Kogut, PhD