Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholar Grant Recipients
The American Pediatric Surgical Association Foundation encourages the enrichment of pediatric surgeon scientists by providing support for projects which will broaden the horizon of the recipient in a fashion not otherwise readily achieved and for which funds may not be available from usual current sources. The APSA Foundation welcomes proposals for support of projects that encompass the humanities, medical ethics, education, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health care delivery, computer sciences, as well as clinical or laboratory research as they relate to the surgical sciences or to the delivery of pediatric surgical care and may include traveling fellowships or special scholarships..
"The APSA Foundation Grant has offered me the opportunity to focus my initial research efforts on finding new treatments for challenging diseases in Pediatric Surgery such as necrotizing enterocolitis. Due to this funding, I have been able to complete significant preliminary studies which have formed the basis for competitive national grants. The APSA Foundation is making a great investment in the future of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgery Research."
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, MMSc
University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2010 APSA Foundation Scholar
Catherine Hunter, MD
Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Defining the Role of ROCK in Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Amar Nijagal, MD
The University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Fetal Mechanisms of Liver and Bile Duct Repair: A Link to the Prenatal Origins of Biliary Atresia
Andrew J. Murphy, MD
“Genomic Analysis of Bilateral Wilms Tumors”
Isam W. Nasr, MD
“Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury by Inhibition of TLR4 Signaling in a Murine Model”
Helen Hsieh, MD
"Effect of Midazolam on the Developmental and Maturation of Hippocampal Neuronal Circuitry"
Elisabeth T. Tracy, MD
"Bleeding and Thrombosis in Infants and Children"
William H. Peranteau, MD
"In Utero Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Congenital Disorders"
Bradley J. Segura, MD
"The role of Enteric Glia in Pediatric Intestinal Inflammation"
Hannah Piper, MD
"The Role of Intestinal Microbiota in Children with Intestinal Failure and Bacterial Overgrowth"
David Stitelman, MD
"In-utero Delivery of Synthetic Nanoparticles for Gene Editing in the Central Nervous System"
Ankush Gosain, MD
"Splenic Neurovascular Units in Hirschsprung's Associated Enterocolitis"
David Gourlay, MD
“IAP Prevents Intestinal Inflammation in the Newborn Intestine"
Shawn Larson, MD
“Inflammasome Activation is Critical for Neonatal Emergency Myelopoiesis and Expansion of Hematopoietic Stem Cells for Inflammation”
Harold N. Lovvorn, III, MD
“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Study of Wilms' Tumorigenesis”
Kuo Jen Tsao, MD
“Errors and Adverse Events in the Setting of the Neonatal Surgery Performed in the NICU”
Shaun M. Kunisaki, MD
“Mesenchymal Stem Cell Regulation of Fetal Lung Development in Diaphragmatic Hernia”
Peter F. Nichol, MD
“Using a Genetic Model of Duodenal Atresia to Understand Regenerative Mechanisms within the Intestine”
Cynthia D. Downard, MD
"Control of Intestinal Microcirculation in NEC"
Cassandra M. Kelleher, MD
"Extracellular components Critical to Alveolarization: Contributions of Elastin"
Tippi C. MacKenzie, MD
"Maternal Immune Response in Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation"
Kelly A. Miller, MD
"The Pathogenic Role of Enteric Glia in Hirschsprung’s Enterocolitis"
Douglas N. Miniati, MD
"Role of Notch4 Signaling in Aberrant Pulmonary Vascular Development"
Allan M. Goldstein, MD
“Role of Sonic Hedgehog in Enteric Nervous System Development”
James C.Y. Dunn, MD
"Enteric Nervous System Regeneration for Hirschsprung's Disease”
Elizabeth A. Beierle, MD
"Focal Adhesion Kinase and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-3 in Human Neuroblastoma"
Kerilyn K. Nobuhara, MD
"Intestinal Dysmotility in Fetal Repair of Gastroschisis"
Karl G. Sylvester, MD
"Liver Regeneration and Stem Cell Regulation via the WNT Signaling Pathway”
Christopher K. Breuer, MD
"Do Tissue Engineered Venous Conduits Grow? Investigating the Growth Potential of Tissue Engineered Venous Conduits in a Juvenile Lamb Model”
Peter F. Ehrlich, MD
"Injury Prevention through Brief Intervention: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Injury Prevention”
Mary Beth Madonna, MD
"Growth Factor Receptor Signaling and its Relationship to Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in a Neuroblastoma Cell Line”
Anthony Stallion, MD
"Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury Contributes to the Initiation of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome”
Edward M. Barksdale Jr., MD
"The Therapy of Neuroblastoma-Induced Disorders of Dendropoiesis of Dendritic Cell Development”
Steven Stylianos, MD
"Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resource Utilization in Pediatric Spleen/Liver Injury"
Gail E. Besner, MD
"Heparin-Binding EGF-Like Growth Factor (HBEGF) and Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury"
Charles N. Paidas, MD
"Septation of the Cloaca"
Michael G. Caty, MD
"Preservation of Intestinal Mucosal Structure and Function with Intraluminal Oxygenated Perfluorocarbon"