We at Advance-CTR are pleased to announce our newest class of Pilot Project Program awardees.

The 2020 awardees have proposed projects that use a variety of translational research techniques to study diseases and health challenges that address Rhode Island's community health priorities. 

Please join us in congratulating the awardees and their teams:

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

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

Mentors: Carsten Eickhoff, PhDNeil Sarkar, PhDNeel Sodha, MDCorey Ventetuolo, MD

"Epilepsy and Neurocognitive Function in Patients with Neurogenetic Disorders"

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

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

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

"Cord Metabolome and Childhood Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk"

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

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"

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

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?"

Ami Vyas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy

Mentor: Stephen Kogut, PhD