Innovative Grants Program
How to Apply
The NIPLH is seeking submissions for innovative bench or clinically oriented research proposals addressing any of its four thematic areas:
- Lung Transplantation
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Quality of Life
- Pulmonary Medicine to the Underserved: Locally and Globally
Proposals will be reviewed for outstanding quality and innovative approaches. Research projects deemed likely to lead to future extramural support will be preferentially ranked. Anticipated funding amounts will range from $50,000 - $80,000 per year per award for one to two years. A two-year grant will be evaluated by a progress report at month 10 of year 01 to qualify for the second year of funding. No overhead is included.
All UCSF faculty, Associate Professor and below, are eligible to apply. Partnerships between and among faculty are encouraged. Submissions from non-pulmonary investigators should include documentation of related experience and content of relevance to NIPLH thematic areas. Proposals can include collaborations with non-UCSF investigators.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
The 2015 grants cycle will begin in August 2014.
INFORMATION: More details can be found on the Grant Application Form. Questions may be directed to Marcela Cazares at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeffrey Golden, MD, at Jeff.Golden@ucsf.edu.
Scientific Review Committee
- John Balmes, MD
- Courtney Broaddus, MD
- George Caughey, MD
- Harold Chapman, MD
- Harold Collard, MD
- Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH
- Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
- John Fahy, MD
- Jeffrey Golden, MD
- Steven Hays, MD
- Stephen Lazarus, MD
- Clifford Lowell, MD, PhD
- Michael Matthay, MD
- Michelle Milic, MD
- Dean Sheppard, MD
- Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH
Grant Awards for 2014
- Awardee: Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, MAS
Research Project: Automated mobile phone microscopy for diagnosis of smear-positive TB
- Awardee: John Metcalfe, MD, PhD, MPH
Research Project: Pathogenesis of HIV-associated chronic lung disease in perinatally-infected children
- Awardee: Steve Hays, MD
Research Project: Novel Physiological Tests to Identify Early Effects of Bronchiolitis Obliterans
- Awardee: Tony Shum, MD
Research Project: Discovery of a Novel ER Stress Pathway in ILD
- Awardee: Mark Looney, MD
Research Project: Genetic Models of Lung Allograft Rejection
Grant Awards for 2013
- Awardee: Sarah Arron, MD, PhD
Research Project: Voriconazole-Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Lung Transplant Recipients.
Description: Collaboration wit dermatology and infectious disease regarding our UCSF landmark just published study showing interaction of fungal therapy and development of severe skin cancer.
- Awardee: Luke Davis, MD
Research Project: Mobile Health for Implementation of Home-based TB Contact Investigation in Uganda.
Description: This communication feature will allow for tuberculosis surveillance in the home of patients with this disease which could never be accomplished otherwise.
- Awardee: James Frank, MD
Research Project: Lung-specific claudin-18 in the pathogenesis of fibrotic lung disease.
Description: Basic science regarding the etiology of Lung Fibrosis.
- Awardee: Qizhi Tang, PhD
Research Project: Alloimmune Monitoring of Lung Transplant Recipients
Description: Basic science approach to monitor patients with impending lung rejection.
- Awardee: Christina Yoon, MD
Research Project: Evaluation of Non-invasive Diagnostics for TB (END TB) study: Point-of-Care C- Reactive Protein to Improve Selection of HIV-infected Individuals Eligible for Isoniazid Preventive Therapy
Description: A study n Uganda determining immediately if someone has active Tuberculosis which otherwise can take weeks and lead to further spread of disease.
- Awardee: Laura Koth, MD
Research Project: Using Genomic Methods and Internet-Based Technology to Identify Mechanisms of Disease Progression and Relapse in Sarcoidosis.
Description: Basic science approach to understanding progression of Lung Fibrosis.
Grant Awards for 2012
- Awardee: Kamran Atabai, MD
Research Project: Identifying novel pathways of collagen turnover in mammalian cells.
Description: Bench research regarding the etiology of Lung Fibrosis
- Awardee: John Balmes, MD
Research Project: Pilot feasibility study of an improved stove intervention for the reduction of chronic pulmonary disease.
Description: Field testing in several Guatemalan villages regarding preventing cooking smoke affects in women and young children.
- Awardee: George Caughey, MD
Research Project: Roles of Mast Cells in Primary Lung Allograft Dysfunction.
Description: Basic science regarding lung rejection
- Awardee: Mark Looney, MD
Research Project: Experimental Studies in Mouse Orthotopic Lung Transplantation.
Description: One of only a few centers that can do lung transplantation in a small animal. This is a core resource project meaning other researchers can employ this model for their own specific investigations.
- Awardee: Michael Matthay, MD
Research Project: Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Recondition Lungs Rejected for Transplantation.
Description: Delay implanting questionable quality lungs until after they are first treated in a very novel "Lung in a Box" device.
- Awardee: Jonathan Singer, MD
Research Project: The impact of preoperative frailty and saropenia on outcomes after lung transplantation.
Description: This study will determine frailty and muscle weakness in outcome after transplantation. This investigation will likely say a lot about the value of physical rehabilitation of patients before and after lung transplantation.