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Faculty Awards

NEW AWARDS

Breast Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Bethke, Kevin

Automated System for Creating Custom Three-Dimensional Radiofrequency Ablation Lesion Geometries in Post-Lumpectomy Margin Ablation Breast Cancer Treatment
Sponsor: Innoblative Designs, Inc.

Khan, Seema

Preclinical and Clinical Studies of Breast Cancer Prevention with Transdermal Anti-Progesterone Agents
Sponsor: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

240,000

Kulkarni, Swati

Alterations in Gene Expression and ER-alpha Binding Profile in Mammary Tissue after Bariatric Surgery
Sponsor: Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

50,000

Kulkarni, Swati

Real-time volumetric specimen imager for 3D intra-operative lumpectomy margin assessment
Sponsor: NCI via Clarix Imaging Corporation

Cardiac Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Malaisrie, S. Chris

Perclot IDE - Prospective, Multicenter, Multidisciplinary, Controlled Clinical Investigation Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of PerClot® Polysaccharide Hemostatic System
Sponsor: CryoLife, Inc.

Malaisrie, S. Chris

PARTNER 3 Mitral Valve-in-Valve - A Prospective, Single-Arm, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Safety and Effectiveness of SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve Implantation in Patients with a Failing Mitral Bioprosthetic Valve
Sponsor: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

McCarthy, Patrick

APOLLO Trial Clinical Investigation Plan - Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement with the Medtronic Intrepid™ TMVR System in patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation
Sponsor: Medtronic, Inc.

Pham, Duc

The Multi-disciplinary Shock Team and its Effect on Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock Patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Sponsor: Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

GI/Endo

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Hungness, Eric

A Randomized Control Trial of Mesh Suture Repair Versus Traditional Suture Repair for Paraesophageal Hernia
Sponsor: Digestive Health Foundation

Stulberg, Jonah

A Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Minimize Diversion of Opioids
Sponsor: Digestive Health Foundation

Stulberg, Jonah

Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) Opioid Reduction Initiative
Sponsor: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Plastic Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Alghoul, Mohammed

Periorbital Rejuvenation Study
Sponsor: Merz North America, Inc.

Kim, John

A Prospective, Randomized Multi-Center Clinical Study Comparing Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) Assisted Immediate Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction
Sponsor: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc.

Kim, John

In-vivo study of gluteal vein caliber and anatomy to improve safety in gluteal augmentation
Sponsor: American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Surgical Oncology

FacultyAwardAmount

Johnson, Julie

Reframing healthcare: A mixed methods study of patient experiences and outcomes integrating social and medical services for chronic conditions
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Yang, Anthony

Statewide Learning Collaborative to Improve Adherence to Breast Cancer Guidelines
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

Yang, Anthony

Why do Patients Refuse VTE Prophylaxis? Improving Nurse-Patient Conversations at the Bedside
Sponsor: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Thoracic Surgery

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Odell, David

Development of a Novel Statewide Learning Collaborative to Increase Lung Cancer Guideline Adherence and Improve Cancer Care Delivery
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute

Transplant

FacultyAwardAmount

Ladner, Daniela

National Patient Community, Caregiver and Advocacy Group Directed Strategies to Lead Comparative Effectiveness Research for Liver Cirrhosis
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Leventhal, Joseph

T Cell Receptor Repertoire Analysis as a Biomarker for Predicting Graft Rejection in Transplant Recipients
Sponsor: Department of the Army

Luo, Xunrong

Tolerogenic delivery of donor antigens for cardiac allograft protection
Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Luo, Xunrong

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Dr. Silvia Minardi in support of: Multifunctional bio-inspired nanovesicles for tolerance delivery in T1D
Sponsor: JDRF International

Wertheim, Jason

IPA for Iman Sarami
Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration

Zhang, Zheng Jenny

Colony Stimulating Factor-1 in Graft Vascular Disease
Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NEW AWARDS

Breast Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Khan, Seema

Preclinical and Clinical Studies of Breast Cancer Prevention with Transdermal Anti-Progesterone Agents
Sponsor: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

240,000

Khan, Seema

Shenzhen ‘Three-Famous Health Project’ program
Sponsor: Shenzhen People’s Hospital

143,000

Kulkarni, Swati

Preventing Tumor Progression in Women with High-Risk DCIS
Sponsor: UCSF

37,420

Khan, Seema

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 4-hydroxtamoxifen topical gel in women with mammographically dense breasts
Sponsor: NIH

Cardiac Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Grady, Kathleen

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 4-hydroxtamoxifen topical gel in women with mammographically dense breasts
Sponsor: NIH

Plastic Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Galiano, Robert

Prospective trial evaluating the long-term outcomes associated with the use of MTF allograft cartilage in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty procedures

Surgical Oncology

FacultyAwardAmount

Bilimoria, Karl

FIRST Trial
Sponsor: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Bilimoria, Karl

Evaluating the Implementation of a Multi-Component Quality Collaborative
Sponsor: DHHS

Bilimoria, Karl

Using Patient Outcomes to Inform Surgical Education
Sponsor: NIH

Johnson, Julie

Reframing healthcare: A mixed methods study of patient experiences and outcomes integrating social and medical services for chronic conditions
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Thoracic

FacultyAwardAmount

Bharat, Ankit

High Carbon Dioxide Impairs Lung Repair
Sponsor: Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

$40,000

Transplant

FacultyAwardAmount

Gordon, Elisa

Promotoras de Donación: Leveraging Lay Educators to Increase Donor Registration in Older Hispanic Women
Sponsor: DHHS

Leventhal, Joseph

Clinical Transplant Tolerance Induction by the Use of Ex Vivo Expanded Antigen Specific Regulatory T Cells
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust

Vascular Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Eskandari, Mark

Vascular Surgery Fellowship 2016-2017
Sponsor: Cook Group Incorporated

$15,000

NEW AWARDS

Breast Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Clare, Susan

The effect of BRCA1 haploinsufficiency on the transcriptome and phenotype of breast epithelial cells
Sponsor: NMF

$50,000

Khan, Seema

Cancer Prevention Agent Development Program: Early Phase Clinical Research
Sponsor: NIH

Khan, Seema

The Role of Progesterone Receptor and Glucocorticoid Receptor in the Promotion of Tumorigenesis in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers
Sponsor: NMF

$50,000

Khan, Seema

Preclinical and clinical studies of breast cancer prevention with transdermal anti-progesterone agents
Sponsor: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

$240,000

Kulkarni, Swati

Prot #NU 15B06-A Phase II Randomized-Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Window of Opportunity Trial Comparing Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene to Placebo in Women Undergoing Surgical Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Cardiac Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Grady, Kathleen

Mechanical circulatory support: Measures of adjustment and quality of life
Sponsor: NIH

Grady, Kathleen

Sustaining quality of life of the aged: Heart transplant or mechanical support?
Sponsor: NIH

Malaisrie, S.Chris

Prot#2015-08:PARTNER 3 Trial
Sponsor: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Multi-Center Study to Establish the Safety and Effectiveness of the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve in Low Risk Patients Requiring Aortic Valve Replacement who have Severe, Calcific, Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis

$2,264,107

Malaisrie, S.Chris

Prot #HYBRID-002
Sponsor: Terumo Corporation

Evaluation of the Thoraflex™ Hybrid Device for Use in the Repair or Replacement of the Ascending Aorta, Aortic Arch and Descending Aorta in an Open Surgical Procedure.

$91,550

McCarthy, Patrick

DMR Intermediate Risk
Sponsor: Abbott Vascular Inc.

Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Intermediate Risk Patients 65 or older: Exercise Echocardiogram and HRQOL Post Surgery Preliminary Analysis

$127,089

Pham, Duc Thinh

Prot #TNX-LVO-01: LEVO-CTS
Sponsor: Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Levosimendan in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass

$60,750

GI/Endo

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Halverson, Amy

The National Implementation of Team STEPPS
Sponsor: DHHS

Hungness, Eric

Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility
Sponsor: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Galiano, Robert

A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Dolphin Bed versus Air Fluidized Systems in Acute Post-Operative Management of Surgically Closed Pressure Ulcers
Sponsor: Joerns Healthcare, LLC

$206,000

Galiano, Robert

Prot #NU-AR-2015-01
Sponsor: Arava Bio-Tech

Prospective, Placebo-Controlled, Double-blind, Randomized Intra-Individual Comparative Clinical study to Assess the Safety and the Efficacy of AR/101 Compared to Placebo when Administered Concomitantly with Standard of Care in Accelerating Re-epithelialization of Split Thickness Wounds in the Pannus of Volunteers Undergoing Elective Abdominoplasty

$390,250

Galiano, Robert

Prot #WMC22 USA BSN/VLU
Sponsor: EQT Holdings AB

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Cutimed Siltec B and Cutimed Sorbact Dressings with Jobst Ulercare for the management of Venous Leg Ulcers

$53,301

Galiano, Robert

Prot#CE/052/PIC
Sponsor: Smith & Nephew, PLC

A Prospective, Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Study of a Single-Use, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO) versus a Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (tNPWT) in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers

$117,466

Galiano, Robert

Prot #100-15-0001
Sponsor: Halyard Health, Inc.

A Prospective, Randomized, Single Center, Controlled Evaluation of the Effectiveness of OxyGenesys Topical Dissolved Oxygen Dressing in Accelerating the Healing of Split Thickness Skin Graft

$234,110

Galiano, Robert

The Effect of Various Allograft Tissue Forms in Excisional Wound Healing of a Spontaneously Occurring Diabetes Type II Murine Model
Sponsor: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc.

$120,341

Surgical Oncology

FacultyAwardAmount

Bilimoria, Karl

Evaluating the Implementation of a Multi-Component Quality Collaborative
Sponsor: DHHS

Yang, Anthony

Implementation of Optimal Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Diverse Hospitals
Sponsor: ACS

$40,000

Thoracic

FacultyAwardAmount

Bharat, Ankit

Novel Autoimmunte Pathways Leading to Chronic Lung Allograft Rejection
Sponsor: NMF

$25,000

Bharat, Ankit

Tissue-restricted humoral autoimmunity lead to lung allograft rejection
Sponsor: SUS

$30,000

Odell, David

Development of a Novel Lung Cancer Quality Improvement Collaborative in Illinois
Sponsor: AATS

$50,000

Transplant

FacultyAwardAmount

Abecassis, Michael

Supplement for Kofi Atiemo
Sponsor: NIH

Abecassis, Michael

Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program
Sponsor: NIH

Gordon, Elisa

Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement for Elisa Gordon
Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration

$25,104

Gordon, Elisa

Dissemination of a Mobile Web App on Increased Risk Donor Kidneys
Sponsor: Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Gordon, Elisa

The Social Support Criterion in Transplantation: Considerations for Distributive and Procedural Justice
Sponsor: Greenwall Foundation

Gordon, Elisa

A Culturally Targeted Transplant Program to Increase Live Donation in Hispanics
Sponsor: NIH

Gordon, Elisa

Ethical and Sociocultural Implications of Genetic Testing in Transplantation
Sponsor: NIH

Ladner, Daniela

Retrospective, EMR-based Study Examining the Clinical and Economic Burden Associated with Donor Specific Antibody (DSA) Formation among Kidney Transplant Patients
Sponsor: Astellas Pharma Inc.

$237,000

Ladner, Daniela

Retrospective, real-world evaluation of clinical and healthcare resource utilization outcomes associated with Astagraf XL in a large US transplant center
Sponsor: Astellas Pharma Inc.

$295,000

Leventhal, Joseph

Prot #HEORUSV200504
Sponsor: Novartis AG

Assessing the Quality of Life of Patients Who Received Facilitating Cell Therapy (FCR001) in Living -Donor Kidney (LDK) Transplantation

Wertheim, Jason

Engineering Podocyte Microenvironments
Sponsor: AST

$50,000

Zhang, Zheng Jenny

CSA - Targeting CD47 in Kidney Transplantation in Mice (Study 4)
Sponsor: Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania

Trauma

FacultyAwardAmount

Schwulst, Steve

The role of innate immunity in the traumatic brain injury-induced immune suppression syndrome
Sponsor: NIH

Vascular Surgery

FacultyAwardAmount

Ho, Karen

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Neointimal Hyperplasia After Vascular Injury
Sponsor: NIH

Ho, Karen

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Neointimal Hyperplasia After Vascular Injury
Sponsor: SVS Foundation

Kibbe, Melina

Development of a Targeted Nanotherapeutic to Prevent and Regress Atherosclerotic
Sponsor: NMF

$50,000

Kibbe, Melina

Prot # JVS-100: STOP-PAD
Sponsor: Juventas Therapeutics, Inc.

A Phase 2B Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled - Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of JVS-100 Administered by Direct Intramuscular Injection as adjunct to revascularization of infrapopliteal lesions in subjects with advanced Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and tissue loss (ulceration and/or gangrene)

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