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Women's Health Pilot Project Awardees

Pilot Project Awardees


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2013

Executive Advisory Research Fund

 

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical Translational Institute (CTSI).

  • Early Life Influences on Adulthood Health:  Exploring the Association in Breast Cancer Survivors and Young Adults
    Alexandra Dupont, MA, PhD. Candidate, Health Psychology
    Julienne E. Bower, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Impact of Skeletal Muscle Lmcd1 Expression on ERalpha Action in the Maintenance of Skeletal Homeostasis
    Zhenqi Zhou, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)
    Andrea Hevener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
  • Genetic Variation in Gene Expression in Adipose Tissue in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Mark Goodarzi, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism), Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Brain Activity Related to Hunger and Satiation in Obese Women, and its Relation to Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
    Claudia Sanmiguel, M.D., Fellow, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
    Emeran A. Mayer, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Physiology and Psychiatry
  • The Estrogen Paradox and the Role of micro-RNA 193 and the Rescue Action of Phytoestrogen Genistein in Pulmonary Hypertension
    Mansoureh Eghbail, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

2012

  • The Impact of Social Network Size on Quality of Life of Elderly Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
    Armin Shahrokni, M.D., Fellow, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
    Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • Assessing the Role of Sex in Influencing the Relationship of Bowel Microflora Composition with Diet Induced Obesity Using a Systems Genetics Approach in Mice
    Tom Drake, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • New Chemical Analogues of Metformin to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    Michael E. Jung, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
  • Activation of NKT Cells Contributes to Upper Genital Tract Pathology Following Chlamydial Genital Infection
    Kathleen A. Kelly, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Young Investigator Award
    Sex Differences in miRNA Expression in Mouse Visceral Fat and Their Biological Consequences
    Yehudit Hasin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Student
    Aldon J. Lusis, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Human Genetics, and Microbiology
 

2011

  •  The Role of Progesterone Signaling in the Vascular Permeability
    Lauren Goddard, UCLA Department of Biology
    Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Defining the Molecular Program for Establishing the Ovarian Reserve
    Amander T. Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • The Role and Significance of Estrogen Receptor Beta in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
    Lee Goodglick, PhD., Associate Professor of Medicine (Pathology)
    Richard Pietras, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Hematology-Oncology)
    Vei Mah, M.D., Assistant Researcher Department of Medicine (Pathology)
    Diana Marquez-Garban, M.D., Assistant Researcher Department of Medicine
  • Towards Fertility Restoration in Women Using Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Amander Clark, PhD., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

The following prize was initiated by Executive Advisory Board Member Judith R. Nelson in honor of her friend, a former board chair.

  • Jan R. Cloyde Young Investigator Award
    Post-treatment Health Care Utilization in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving a Survivorship Care Plan: A Case Study Control
    Erin Hahn, MPH, Doctoral Student in Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health
 
 

2010

  • Developmental Regulation of X Chromosome Inactivation
    Alissa Minkovsky, UCLA Medical Student
    Katherine Plath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • Heart Failure in Women:Predicting Outcome with a Sex-specific Risk Model
    Tamara Horwich, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
    Gregg Fonarow, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

The following two prizes were initiated by executive Advisory Board Member Judith R. Nelson in honor of her friends.

  • Eileen Ogle Prize
    Is Breast Tenderness during Menopausal Hormone Therapy Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk?
    Carolyn Crandall, M.D. Associate Professor of medicine, (General Internal Medicine)
  • Elaine Lasnik-Broida Young Investigator Award for Ovarian Cancer Research
    Identifying Mechanisms of Platinum Resistance in Ovarian Cancer Related to
    PI3Kinase/AKTmTOR and Insulin Growth Factor Receptor Pathway Signaling
    Oliver Dorigo, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 

2009

  • Circadian Regulation of the Female endocrine System: Possible Role for VIP in the Age-related Decline of Endocrine Output
    Dawn H. Loh, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
    Christopher S. Colwell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Impact of Myeloid-specific ER Alpha expression on Inflammation, Insulin Action, and Adiposity
    Andrea L. Hevener, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension)
  • Inflammatory and Coagulation Biomarkers in HIV-infected Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    Risa Hoffman, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Instructor of Medicine (infectious Diseases)
    Yvonne Bryson, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
    Judith Currier, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

This Prize was initiated by outgoing Board Chair Elaine Lasnik-Broida, In Memory of her friend Andrea Dembrowsky. Andrea Dembrowosky was a 20-year Breast Cancer Survivor.

  • Andrea Dembrowsky Prize
    Prospective Study of Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Arthralgias in Non-metastatic, Post-menopausal Breast Cancer Patients
    Sara Hurvitz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
    Veena Ranganath, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
 

2008

  • Sex Chromosomes Effects on Sex Difference In Metabolic Disease
    Xuqi Chen, M.D., Assistant Researcher, Physiology
    Karen Reue, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics
    Arthur P. Arnold, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Physiology
  • Menstrual Cycle Irregularity: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors
    Sharon Stein Merkin, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher, Medicine (Geriatrics)
    Teresa Seeman, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
    Ricardo Azziz, M.D., MPH, MBA, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Targeting Gender Differences for Improved Therapy of Human Lung Cancer
    Richacd J. Pietras, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
  • Identification of Molecular Targets for Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Paget’s Disease of the Vulva
    Oliver Dorigo, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Jainyu Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
 

2007

  • Sex Differences in the Basic Pathophysiology of Migraine
    Andrew Charles, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology
    Kevin Brennan, jr., M.D., Clinical Instructor, Neurology
  • The Prevalence of Patent Foramen Ovule (PFO) in Postmenopausal Women Who Develop an Ischemic Stroke and the Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Nancy C. Greep, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Associate Director, endocrine/Bone Disease Program, John Wayne Cancer Institute
    Johnathon M. Tobis, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
    David S. Liebeskind, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Targeting Endometrial Cancer Using Recombinant EMP2 Antibodies
    Madhuri Wadehra, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher,
    UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Jonathon Braun, M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Manuel Pinochet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Immunology
  • The Role of Proinflammatory HDL in Atherosclerosis in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    Maureen McMahon, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
 
 

2006

  • Identification of Human Trafficking Victims through the U.S. Health Care System
    Susie Baldwin, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    David Eiseman, M.D., M.S.H.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research)
    Kenneth Chuang, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Founder and Director, Trafficking Survivor’s Clinic, Venice Family Clinic
    Donna Washington, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research)
  • Modulation of Gut Mast Cell Functions by Estrogen: Implication in Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women
    Muriel Larauche, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow,
    Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases Yvette Tache, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
  • Intensive Lipid Lowering for Stroke Prevention Using MR Imaging of the Neck to Assess Treatment Efficacy in Women
    Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
  • Role of the Male Transcription Factor on Dopaminergic Function: Implications for Gender
    Eric Vilain, M.D., Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
 

2005

  • Genomic Analysis of Sex Specific Genetic Determinants
    Thomas Drake, M.D., Professor of Pathology
    Aldons J. “Jake” Lusis, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics
    Vice Chair, Department of Human Genetics
    Susanna Wang, Graduate Student
  • Down-regulation of CXCR4 and CXCR12 as a Mechanism Underlying the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer by Components of Cruciferous Vegetables
    Oliver Hankinson, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Erin Hsu, Graduate Student
  • Cellular Trafficking to Inflamed Female Genital Mucosa
    Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Stress Reduction Through Yoga
    Arun Karlamangala, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
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