Congratulations to the 2018 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant Awardees!

Following a review of 27 letters of intent, SYNERGY invited 12 full applications, and after a detailed review, selected five awardees. Aligning with SYNERGY’s mission of fostering collaborative interactions between basic, translational, and health services researchers, the awardees come from diverse Dartmouth schools and departments. Here are this year's awards:
  • Leah Gitajn, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Shudong Jiang, PhD, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering - A Pilot Study Evaluating Bone and Tissue Perfusion and Oxygen Tension in the Setting of Extremity Fracture
  • Matthew Havrda, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Systems Biology and Allan Gulledge, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular and Systems Biology - Neuronal Acetylcholine in the Regulation of Oligodendrocyte-progenitor-like Glioma cells
  • JoAnna Leyenaar, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and TDI and James O’Malley, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Data Sciences and TDI - Urban-Rural Disparities in Healthcare for Children with Medical Complexity
  • Patricia Pioli, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology and Viktor Martyanov, PhD, Research Scientist, Molecular and Systems Biology - Mining Genomic Data to Identify New Targets and Develop Novel Therapies for Systemic Sclerosis
  • Lauren Sippel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Meghan Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences - Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Poor Social Connection in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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