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SC CTSI Announces Pilot Research Awards to 11 Researchers at USC and CHLA


SC CTSI Announces Pilot Research Awards to 11 Researchers at USC and CHLA

Congratulations to the 11 winners selected from among 61 proposals submitted by the research communities at USC and CHLA.

The awards were given in the areas of Clinical and Community Research, and Research Methods and Processes.

Among the funded SC CTSI Pilot Research Award proposals for the 2017 Spring cycle are:

Association of Plasma Glycine Levels with Atherosclerosis
Principal Investigator: Hooman Allayee, PhD, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Fathers' Parenting Practices and Their Children's Obesogenic Behaviors
Principal Investigator: Britni Belcher, PhD, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Novel Biomarkers to Determine Susceptible Windows of Exposure to Toxic Metals from a Metal Smelter
Principal Investigator: Jill Johnston, PhD, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Is Adherence to Consensus Based Guidelines for Management of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) Associated with Improved Outcome?
Principal Investigator: Robinder Khemani, MD, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Machine Learning for Clinical Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease
Principal Investigator: Richard Kim, MD, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Family Aggression and Disease: Mechanisms and Protective Factors
Principal Investigator: Gayla Margolin, PhD, Psychology, Letters, Arts and Sciences

Cancer Related Follow-Up Care and Health Care Self-Efficacy Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Principal Investigator: Joel Milam, PhD, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Understanding Men’s Demand for and Willingness to Use Novel Male Contraceptives: Insights from Community Focus Groups and In-Depth Interviews with Clinical Trial Participants
Principal Investigator: Brian Nguyen, MD, OB-GYN, Keck School of Medicine

NeuroRiderVR: Targeted Physical and Cognitive Activity in a VR Environment for Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Principal Investigator: Judy Pa, PhD, Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics, Keck School of Medicine; Engineering; Letters, Arts and Sciences

Increasing Recruitment and Enrollment Efficiency in Telehealth Studies using Social Media
Principal Investigator: Dorian Traube, PhD, Social Work

Recovery and Regression of Dual-Task Motor Control Following Concussion in Children and Adolescents
Principal Investigator: Tishya Wren, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles