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Child & Maternal Health Pilot Program (CMH-Pilot)

Past Awards


The CCTSI is proud to announce the Child & Maternal Health Pilot Program (CMH-Pilot) Awardees. These awards were ​CCTSI administered, and generously funded by Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute.

 

 2017 CMH PILOT PROGRAM AWARDS

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(4)
  
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Humoral immune development in the first year of life: Paradigms to enhance early vaccine-induced protection against infection
  
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Fasting and Postprandial Breast Milk Composition in Mothers with Type 2 Diabetes as a Function of Glycemic Control and the Effect on the Infant Microbiome
  
Division of Child Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Advanced Imaging of Brain White Matter After Perinatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Placental Transport of Fatty Acids in Intrauterine Growth Restriction
collapse Award Type : Junior Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(1)
  
Division of Genetics
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Development of Effective Treatments for NKH Based on the Stabilization of the Glycine Cleavage Enzyme System P-Protein
 

 2016 CMH Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(3)
Sarah Borengasser, PhD
Section of Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Role of maternal obesity and preconception micronutrient supplementation on DNA methylation in umbilical cord blood and infant outcomes
Shanlee Davis, MD
Division of Endocrinology
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Cardiometabolic profiles of pubertal boys with Klinefelter syndrome with or without one year of exogenous testosterone treatment
Vanessa Sherk, PhD
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Metabolic phenotype, insulin signaling and lipotoxicity in osteoblasts from lean and overweight adolescent girls
collapse Award Type : Junior Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(3)
Curtis Coughlin III, MS, MBe
Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Dried Blood Spot Screening For Pyridoxine Dependent Epilepsy
Torri Metz, MD, MS
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Detection of Prenatal Marijuana Use in a Legalized Environment: Comparison of Self-Report and Umbilical Cord
Homogenate Sampling
Amanda N’zi, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Kempe Center
CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
An innovative approach to enhancing positive parenting practices in caregivers of young children at-risk for the negative impact of toxic stress on health outcomes using mobile application technology: An end-user study design
 

 2015 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(4)
James Feinstein, MD, MPH
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The Degree and Duration of Outpatient Pediatric Polypharmacy
Marisa Friederich, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Genetics and Metabolism, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Cellular transdifferentiation of fibroblasts for functional analysis of newly identified genetic causes in mitochondrial diseases
Silvia Giugliano, MSc, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Human Trophoblasts: Active Immunological Barrier that Prevents Transmission of Hepatitis C virus at the Maternal-Fetal interface
Peter Russell, MD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Mechanisms of Developmental Programming in Stem Cells from Offspring of Obese Mothers
collapse Award Type : Junior Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(1)
Clyde Wright, MD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The implication of attenuated systemic inflammatory stress-induced ET1 expression in pathogenesis of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
 

 2014 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(3)
Colleen G. Julian, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Hypoxia-associated impairment of fetal growth: epigenomic perspectives
Austin Larson, MD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Use of whole exome sequencing of parent-child trios to detect novel mutations in patients with septo-optic dysplasia
Minghua Tang, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
High protein consumption from meat vs. dairy as complementary foods on infant growth, body composition and gut microbiome: a controlled feeding study
collapse Award Type : Junior Faculty Award - $20,000 ‎(2)
Douglas J. Kominsky, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Epithelial IL-10 signaling in mucosal homeostasis and inflammation resolution
Tamara Terzian, PhD
School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Identifying the genetic determinants of Giant Congenital Nevi
 

 2013 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Pilot Award ‎(6)
Michelle Brock, MD
Fellow, Pediatrics/Pulmonary, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Risk Reduction for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death in Children of Teenage Parents
James Gaensbauer, MD
Fellow, Pediatrics/ Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The impact of parasitic infection in infancy on Haemophilus influezae type b vaccine response
Kevin Messacar, MD
Fellow, Pediatrics/Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Clinical Characteristics, Etiology, Epidemiology, and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Aseptic Meningitis and Encephalitis
Stephanie Nakano, MD
Fellow, Pediatrics/ Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Chronic Phosphodiesterase 3 Inhibitor Treatment in Pediatric Heart Failure
Uyen Truong, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/ Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Wall shear stress measured by MRI determines outcomes in children and adolescents with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Bridgett Young, PhD
Fellow, Pediatrics/ Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes on Breast Milk Composition and Infant Adiposity
collapse Award Type : Junior Faculty Pilot Award ‎(3)
Scott Auerbach, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/ Cardiology, Children's Hospital Colorado
Genetics Modifiers of Disease in Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy: Association of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System (RAAS) and Innate Immune System Polymorphisms with Inflammatory Cytokine Levels
Xueni Chen, MD
Instructor, Allergy & Clinical Immunology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Elucidation of Conformational epitopes of peanut allergens essential for allergic reactions
Lisa Meltzer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, National Jewish Health; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Pediatrics/ Behavioral Health, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Sleep, Lung Function, and Markers of Inflammation in Adolescents with Asthma
 

 2012 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Pilot Award ‎(4)
Peter Baker, MD
Fellow, Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics & Metabolism, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Atypical non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: a heterogeneous condition caused by disorders of iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis
Edward Garrido
Senior Instructor, Pediatrics/Kempe Center, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Violence Exposure and its Impact on Executive Functions and Violence Perpetration
Patricia Huguelet, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Validation of the “My Mood” (M3) Mental Screen Among Perinatal Adolescents
Taizo Nakano, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The development of patient specific mimotope vaccines to enhance the endogenous T-cell response against Neuroblastoma
collapse Award Type : Junior Pilot Award ‎(5)
Shelley Miyamoto, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/ Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Impact of Phosphodiesterase inhibition on cAMP Expression in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Kenneth Hurt, MD, PhD
Obstetrics & Gynecology/Basic Reproductive Sciences, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
A novel signaling pathway in preterm labor: uterine tocolysis and transplacental fetal
David Brumbaugh, MD
Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, Hematology, and Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Identification of a clinically useful measure of nutritional status in children with SMA
Angela Czaja, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/Critical Care, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Physician Decision Making in Medication Prescribing
Meghan Donnelly, MD
Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Cervical Ultrasound Elastography for the Prediction of Preterm Birth
 

 2011 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Pilot Award ‎(5)
Colm Collins, PhD
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
HSP 90 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Role of Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Target
Kimberly D'Anna, PhD
Psychiatry Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Maternal Hair Cortisol and Fetal Adrenal as Markers of Perinatal Stress Leading to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Thomas Flass, MD MS
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Cirrhosis in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Possible Links with Intestinal Inflammation, Permeability, and Alterations in the Intestinal Microbiome
Cameron Gunville, DO
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Vitamin D Levels in Preterm Infants with Viral Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Jillian Sullivan, MD
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
The Effect of an Oral Fructose Challenge in Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
collapse Award Type : Junior Pilot Award ‎(4)
Caroline Kulesza, PhD
Microbiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Development of a Novel HCMV Vaccine Strategy
Catherine Lozupone, PhD
The Effects of Diet Alteration Strategies on the Gut Microbiota of Children with Autism
Regina M. Reynolds, MD
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Correlation of Body Composition with Nutrient Intake as a Means to Determine Optimal Growth Rates in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Michael E. Yaeger, PhD
Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Role of Fibrocytes and Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Persistent Inflammation Associated with Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
 

 2010 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
collapse Award Type : Mentored Pilot Award ‎(3)
Jennifer Armstrong-Wells, MD
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus/Children's Hospital Colorado
Inflammation as a Risk Factor for Symptomatic Perinatal Stroke & Brain Ingury
David Brumbaugh, MD
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Pediatrics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Quantitation of Depot-Specific Adiposity and Liver Fat in Infancy
Joanne Masterson, PhD
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado
Eosinophils Role in Tissue Remodeling with Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
collapse Award Type : Junior Pilot Award ‎(5)
Samuel Dominguez, MD, PhD
Section of Infection Disease, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical Epidemiological, and Inflammatory Response Studies of Pediatric Patients with Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Infection
Nancy Donelan-McCall, PhD
Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Translating the DANCE (Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-Child Interaction and Environment) to Clinical Practice for the Promotion of Competent Parenting
Carmen Sucharov, PhD
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine
B-Adrenergic Receptor Regulation in Pediatric Heart Failure
Joanne Valvano, PhD
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Manual Task Analysis Discerns Limitations in Motor Control in Children with Down Syndrome
Virginia Winn, MD, PhD
OB/GYN, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein 2 (PAPP-A2), A Potential Biomarker for Preeclampsia
 

 2009 CMH-Pilot Program Awards

 
  
Affiliation
Project Title
Neil Box, PhD
School of Medicine, Dermatology
Gene and environmental influences on melanoma risk phenotypes in Colorado Children
Karim El Kasmi, MD, PhD
School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Role of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of parenteral nutrition associated liver injury in infants
Cindy Freehauf, RN, MS, CGC
School of Medicine, Pediatrics
The Oxidative stress and inflammation makers in homocysteimia due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency: investigation of their presence and contribution to the natural history of the disease across the life span of affected individuals and the impact of taurine on these markers
Karen Jonscher, PhD; Virginia Ferguson PhD
School of Medicine, Anesthesiology; College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Correlating Biomechanical and Biochemical Mechanisms to Predict Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM) in Pregnancy
Jenn Leiferman, PhD
School of Public Health, Epidemiology Department
The effect of an antenatal physical activity pilot intervention on maternal stress, biomarkers, and preterm delivery
Ellyn Matthews, PhD; Madalynn Neu, PhD, RN
College of Nursing, Nursing
Caregiver-Child Sleep Patterns and Distress During Maintenance Therapy for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Yogendra Raol, PhD
School of Medicine, Pediatrics
Potassium channel opener for the prevention of seizures and neuronal injury following neonatal hypoxia-ischemia
Nancy West, PhD
School of Public Health, Epidemiology
The Environmental Factors in Early Life, DNA Methylation, and Fetal Origins of Diseases Across the Lifespan
Samantha Woodruff, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Mechanisms of Esophageal Fibrosis

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