Past Grant Recipients

2012 Grant Recipients

NASPGHAN Foundation/AstraZeneca Research Award for Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Edaire Cheng MD, UT Southwestern
Periostin Induces Fibrogenesis and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in EoE

NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN FOUNDATION George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Dean Yimlamai MD, Boston Children's Hospital
Hippo Signaling Influences Liver Cell Fate

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Development Award

Jennifer Dotson, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Healthcare Disparities in Children with Crohn’s Disease

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award

Camilla Richmond MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
The role of PTEN in the intestinal stem cell response to nutrient deprivation

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Lindsey Albenberg MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Oxidative Stress and the Gut Microbiome in IBD Transition

2011 Grant Recipients

NASPGHAN/NASPSGHAN FOUNDATION George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Anthony Guerrerio, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Role of Transforming Growth Factor Beta in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Development Award

Joanne Masterson, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Role of IL-33 and Eosinophils in Pediatric Crohn’s Ileitis

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award

Sean Moore, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Mechanisms of Alanyl-Glutamine Nutrition Therapy

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Sam X. Cheng, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
The calcium-sensing receptor and nutritional therapy of IBD in children

NASPGHAN FOUNDATION In-Office Member Grant for Development of Patient Education Prototypes

Harpreet Pall, MD, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Prospective Study of Educational Cartoon on Pediatric Bowel Prep Quality at Time of Colonoscopy

Rebecca Kendall, RN, PNP, Children’s Hospital, Aurora CO
An Animation Video for Encopretic Treatment

Dawn Ebach, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Shared Clinical Decision Making Tools for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2010 Grant Recipients

NASPGHAN/CDHNF George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Aleixo Muise, MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Novel Pathway Analysis in IBD

CDHNF Young Investigator Award

Paula Hertel, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital
Mechanisms of Inflammation and Fibrosis in Experimental Biliary Atresia

CDHNF/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Development Award

Ajay Gulati, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Influences of NOD2 on the Intestinal Microbiota

CDHNF/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award

Bruno Chumpitazi, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital
Low Fermentable Substrate Diet for Childhood Irritable Bowel Syndrome

2009 Grant Recipients

NASPGHAN/CDHNF George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Michael Rosen, MD, Vanderbilt University
STAT6 Signaling in Ulcerative Colitis

CDHNF Young Investigator Award

Bittoo Khanwar, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Analysis of the Mucosal Immune Response in IBD by Immuno-PET

CDHNF/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Development Award

Edwin deZoeten, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Heat Shock Response in Regulatory T cells: A Target to Affect Function and Efficacy in IBD

CDHNF/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award

Nitika Gupta, MD, Emory University
Role of GLP-1R agonists in Ischemia-Reperfusion injury of a steatotic donor liver graft

NASPGHAN-CDHNF Fellow to Faculty Transition Award In Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Naamah Zitomersky, MD, Children's Hospital, Boston
Bacteroidales adherance to inflamed epithelium in Crohns disease

2008 Grant Recipients

CDHNF/AstraZeneca Research Award for Acid Peptic Related Diseases

Aliye Uc, MD, University of Iowa
Heme Oxygenase-1: Regulation and Function in Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Induced Stomach Ulcers

George Ferry Young Investigator Award /CDHNF/Nestlé Nutrition Young Investigator Award

Mamata Sivagnanam, MD, University of California, San Diego
Intestinal Epithelial Function of Epithelial cell adhesion molecule

NASPGHAN/CDHNF Young Investigator Award

Kara Gross, MD, Columbia University
Enteric Neuronal Development as a Determinant of Intestinal Inflammation

CDHNF/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Award

Richard Kellermayer, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Nutritional influence on the epigenetic development of the colonic mucosa

CDHNF/AstraZeneca/TAP Young Investigator Award in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

James Franciosi, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Health Related Quality of Life and Symptom Severity Outcome Measures in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Beyond Eosinophil Counting

NASPGHAN-CDHNF Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Michael Rosen, MD, Vanderbilt University
The Role of IL-13 and Natural Killer T-Cells in New Onset Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

2007 Grant Recipients

CDHNF/TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Research Innovation Award

David Rudnick, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
A Systems Biology Approach to Analysis of Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration

George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Rohit Kohli, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Effect of ileal transposition on the pathophysiology of nutrition associated hepatic steatosis

NASPGHAN/CDHNF Young Investigator Awards

Edda Fiebiger, MD, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Studies on the role of mast cells in eosinophilic esophagitis

Valerie McLin, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
The role of Wnt signaling in the development of the visceral mesoderm and gastrointestinal tract

CDHNF/Nestle Nutrition Award for Young Investigators

Miriam Vos, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Effects of Dietary Fructose Reduction in Children with Hepatic Steatosis

CDHNF/CCFA Award for New Investigators

Zili Zhang, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
OX40 and Th17 Cell Activation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CDHNF/NASPGHAN Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Eric Benchimol, MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Incidence and outcomes of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario/

2006 Grant Recipients

George Ferry Young Investigator Award

Lynette Gillis, Vanderbilt University
Mitochondrial SCHAD in Hyperinsulinism and Hepatic Steatosis

CDHNF Young Investigator Awards

Matthew Ryan, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mechanisms of Bile Duct Proliferation in Mice Heterozygous for Jag1 and Fringe Genes

Sohail Husain, MD, Yale University Medical Center
Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Flux in Pancreatitis

Kris Steinbrecher, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
A protective role for GSK-3 during initiation of inflammatory bowel disease

CDHNF/Nestle Nutrition Award for Young Investigators

Helen Pappa, MD, Children’s Hospital, Boston
Optimization of vitamin D status and its effects on bone health and disease outcomes in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease

CDHNF/Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Award

Neera Gupta, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Gender Differences in Growth in Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease

CDHNF/NASPGHAN Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Edwin de Zoeten, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Histone Deacetylase Inhibition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease