Monday, May 1, 2017
Innovative Research Projects Funded by Pilot Awards
NUCATS Pilot Awards provide up to $10,000 to fund critical gaps in clinical and translational research that would not be funded by other sources. The pilot awardees are: Norrina Allen, PhD; Amy K. Johnson, PhD; Sabrina Lee, MD; and Marc Mendillo, PhD.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Can Physical Activity Decrease Side Effects of Cancer Treatment in Young Adults Cancer Survivors?
Northwestern Medicine investigators are studying the benefit of exercise for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. These individuals often experience fatigue, depression and anxiety after completing treatment.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Voucher funding helps young investigator jumpstart career
As a maternal fetal medicine specialist, Emily Miller, MD, MPH, is passionate about studying perinatal health. During her fellowship, she received a grant from Friends of Prentice for a research project studying the spinal fluid of women with and without perinatal depression. By looking at the fluid that bathes the brain, Dr. Miller hoped to learn how inflammatory markers within the fluid can lead to perinatal depression.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Comparing foods could get easier thanks to NUCATS funding, your help
NUCATS voucher funding has helped catalog 17,000 foods and beverages in 18 months as part of an effort to make FoodSwitch, an Australian app, available in the United States. FoodSwitch allows consumers to see the nutrition information for a food as well as similar items by simply scanning a barcode.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
NUCATS Pilot Program Awardee Receives AAFPRS Grant to Continue Studying Facial Nerve Regeneration and Function
Congratulations to Jacqueline Greene, MD, fourth-year resident in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, for receiving a 2-3 year, $25,000 Leslie Bernstein Grant from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Greene’s work aims to improve facial nerve regeneration and function and reduce the number of surgeries needed for patients with facial injuries. Dr. Greene took advantage of the NUCATS Pilot Program to assess how peptide nanofibers within a neural graft may direct the regeneration of the facial nerve. She included her findings in the grant application and also presented them at the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society Resident Research Competition where she won first place. This next phase of research will consist of testing the nanofiber neural graft over longer distances.