The Hartwell Foundation

 

2007 Class Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards

Memphis, TN, April 01, 2008 -- The Hartwell Foundation today officially announced its 2007 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards, which provide funding to individual researchers at eligible research institutions in the United States for three years at $100,000 direct cost per year. The Foundation chose twelve Hartwell Investigators to receive an Award:

  • Charles A. Cain, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Michigan, for "Non-invasive Ultrasonic Tissue Erosion for Congenital Heart Disease Therapy"
  • Hongbo Chi, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for "JNK Signaling at the Crossroads of Immunity and Tolerance: Molecular Control of Childhood Diabetes"
  • Lee Antoinette Darville, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, for "Development of Live Attenuated Vaccines Against Chlamydial Eye and Genital Tract Disease"
  • Charles E. Glatt MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, for "A Mechanistic Study of Genetic Influences on Emotional Regulation of Behavior"
  • Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, for "Maternal Dietary Fat Intake as a Potential Cause of Gastroschisis"
  • Daniel P. Judge, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for "Pathogenesis and Therapy of ARVD, a Common Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes"
  • John C. March, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, for "Engineering Commensal Bacteria to Treat Juvenile (Type I) Diabetes"
  • Craig M. Powell, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, for "Discovery of Common Synaptic Mechanisms in Novel Mouse Models of Autism"
  • Richard J. Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia School of Medicine, for "Targeted Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Controlled-Release Nanoparticles to Common Pediatric Brain Tumors Using Contrast Agent Microbubbles and Ultrasound"
  • Anjali M. Rajadhyaksha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, for "Dysregulation of Ca2+ Signaling in Autism"
  • Daniel H. Teitelbaum, MD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical School, for "Development of an Internally Implanted Device for the Growth of the Gastrointestinal Tract"
  • M. Michael Wolfe, MD, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, for "Peptide Replacement Therapy Using Transgenic Stem Cells Delivered to the Small Intestine"

The Hartwell Foundation is honored to provide financial support to these outstanding researchers in biomedical research. The competition for awards in 2007 was remarkable, making the final selection very difficult. Participating institutions nominated exceptional individuals, each of whom proposed innovative and cutting-edge science with high relevance in terms of potential benefit to children. In each case, The Hartwell Foundation took into account the nature of the proposed innovation, the extent to which translational approaches might promote rapid clinical application of research results, the supportive role of collaboration in the proposed research, and the institutional commitment to provide encouragement and technical support to the investigator.

 

2007 Hartwell Investigator Daniel P. Judge, MD, The Johns Hopkins University

2007 Hartwell Investigator Craig Powell, MD, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2007 Hartwell Investigator Toni Darville, MD., The University of Pittsburgh

2007 Hartwell Investigator Charles E. Glatt, MD, Ph.D., Weill Medical College of Cornell University

2007 Hartwell Investigator Hongbo Chi, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2007 Hartwell Investigator Richard J. Price, Ph.D., University of Virginia

2007 Hartwell Investigator Daniel H. Teitelbaum, MD, University of Michigan

2007 Hartwell Investigator Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, University of California, San Diego

2007 Hartwell Investigator Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Ph.D. (seated) with student, Weill Medical College of Cornell University