The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders GIKids
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Past Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients 2007 - 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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