Latest Grants

2017/2018

Colon and Rectal Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding
Lisa Parry, MDPreoperative Video Tool for Colroectal Patients Academy of Clinical Scholars
Sonia Ramamoorthy, MDVirome of Colon Cancer Right vs. LeftUC San Diego/San Diego State University U54 (NIH)
Sonia Ramamoorthy, MDHigh Risk Colon Rectal PatientsUniversity of California Office of the President

Heptobiliary and Transplantation Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding
Tatiana Kisselva, MD, PhDFibrocytes regulate liver fibrosisNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH)

Minimally Invasive Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding
Santiago Horgan, MD

Endoscopic Treatment for Weight Reduction in Patients with Obesity Using the TransPyloric Shuttle® System: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Parallel-Design Study (ENDObesity ®II Study)

BAROnova

Santiago Horgan, MD

A Worldwide Post-Market Surveillance Registry to Assess the Medigus Ultrasonic Surgical Endostapler (MUSE(TM)) System for the Treatment of GERD

Medigus

Garth Jacobsen, MD

The CALIBER Study: Randomized Controlled Trial of LINX versus Double-Dose Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy for Reflux Disease

Torax Medical

Garth Jacobsen, MD

Hernia Research Fellow Funding

W. L. Gore (industry)

Garth Jacobsen, MD

A Post-Approval Study of the LINX® Reflux Management System

Torax Medical

Bryan Sandler, MD

A Prospective, Multi-Center Study of Phasix’ Mesh for Ventral or Incisional Hernia Repair

Davol

Neurosurgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Joseph Ciacci, MD

Modulation of spinal neurodegenerative diseases in swine by stem cell grafting

 

NIH

Joseph Ciacci, MD

A Phase 1/2a Dose Escalation Study of AST-OPC1 in Subjects with Subacute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

 

Asterias

Joseph Ciacci, MD

Pilot Study of Clinical Safety and Feasability of the PILGA-POLY-L-LYSINE Scaffold for the Treatment of Complete ASIA A Traumatic Acute Spinal Cord Injury 

 

In Vivo

Christopher Glass, PhD
Fred Gage, PhD

Mechanisms controlling human microglia gene expression

NIH

Michael L. Levy, MD, PhD

Phase I/II, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells to Subjects with Ischemic Stroke. Phase I

Stemedica, Inc.

Michael L. Levy, MD, PhD

Phase I/II, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Intravenous Dose of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells to Subjects with Ischemic Stroke. Phase II

Stemedica

Otolaryngology

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Joseph Califano, MD

Optimizing An Assay For High Risk HPV DNA In Body Fluids

NCI

Joseph Califano, MD

A novel point of care test for oral and oropharyngeal cancer risk

NIH/NCI

Charles Coffey, MD

Functional and dosimetric implications of submandibular gland transfer in head & neck cancer patients treated with radiation therapy

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Adam DeConde, MD

Prostaglandin D2 and group 2 innate lymphocytes in aspirin exacerbated chronic rhinosinusitis

American Rhinologic Society: New Investigator Award

Arwa Kurabi, PhD

Establishment of an animal model of human-specific responses to middle ear infection

NIH/NIDCD

 

 

Javan Nation, MD

Home Sleep Testing for Pre-and Post-Operative Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Teenagers

Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego (RCSSD)

Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD

Injectable reporters to image tumors and guide resection

NIH/(NCI/NIBIB)

Allen Ryan, PhD

Innovative therapy for diseases of the middle ear

NIH/NIDCD

Allen Ryan, PhD

Otolaryngology training in immunology, virology and molecular biology

NIH/NIDCD

Allen Ryan, PhD

Basic mechanism in hearing loss of cochlear origin

VA merit

Allen Ryan, PhD

Middle Ear Response in Otitis Media

NIH/NIDCD

Philip Weissbrod, MD
Todd Coleman, PhD

Non-Invasive Throat Electrophysiology Monitoring to Diagnose and Assess Parkinson’s Disease

UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program

Philip Weissbrod, MD
Michael Yip, PhD

A robotic, wristed cupped biopsy forcep for flexible endoscopy

CTRI Pilot Project

Pediatric General Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Tim Fairbanks, MD

Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship. A team based approach to basic science, genetic and clinical outcomes based on research.

Academic Enrichment Fund

Hari Thangarajah, MD

Parent Perspectives on Alternative Communication Modalities for Patients Undergoing General Pediatric Surgical Procedures

Academy of Clinician Scholars

Hari Thangarajah, MD

Clinical Outcomes Research Program for the Pediatric Surgery Division

Academic Enrichment Fund

Plastic General Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding
Amanda Gosman, MDPediatric Facial Deformity Quality of Life (QoL) Questionnaire Development StudyRady Children’s Hospital- San Diego Board of Trustees Academic Enrichment Program Grant

Surgical Oncology

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Michael Bouvet, MD

Development of Near Infrared Fluorescence-Guided Surgical Navigation and Tumor Specific Photoimmunotherapy for Improved Outcomes for GI Cancers

National Cancer Institute – NIH

Andrew M. Lowy, MD

RON receptor in pancreatic cancer biology and therapy

NIH

Jason Sicklick, MD

Targeting Imatinib-Resistant, KIT-Negative Cells in Human GISTs

Kristen Ann Carr Fund

Rebekah White, MD

Irreversible electroporation as an in situ vaccine for pancreatic cancer

Salk Institute Cancer Center

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, And Acute Care Surgery

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Theresa Chan

The Uniquely Human Gene
CHRFAM7A Modulates the Vagal Anti-Inflammatory Response to Injury

Shock Society Research Investigator Fellowship Award

Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD

Sentinel Gene Expression to Forecast Outcomes & Monitor Treatment Protocols in Combined Burn/Trauma

American Burn Association and United States Army and Department of Defense

Todd Costantini, MD

The Human-Specific Gene CHRFAM7A in Leukocytes

NIH

Vascular And Endovascular Sugergy

​Principal Investigator ​Research Title ​Funding

Andrew R. Barleben, MD

Expanding Patient Applicability With Polymer Sealing Ovation Alto Stent Graft IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Study (ELEVATE)

Endologix Inc.

John S. Lane III, MD

Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI)

NIH/NHLBI

John S. Lane III, MD

Safety and Effectiveness Study of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Using the Nellix® System (EVAS IDE)

Endologix Inc.