2015 Grant Recipients


NASPGHAN Foundation/TAKEDA Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. Research Innovation Award

Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD – University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
>Autophagy and human maturation in eosinophilic esophagitis

NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD – Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Structural and molecular markers for detection and monitoring of pediatric fibrostenotic eosinophilic esophagitis

NASPGHAN Foundation/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award

Geoffrey Preidis, MD, PhD – Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Glycan metabolism shapes the undernourished intestinal microbiome and influences weight gain

NASPGHAN Foundation Mid-Level Career Development Award

David Rudnick, MD, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
PPARy-Dependent Genetic Regulation of NAFLD

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

Ramya Ramraj, MD – Oregon Health Sciences University, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Chronic abdominal pain—taking the support home and going back to school

NASPGHAN Foundation/Abbott Nutrition Advanced Fellowship Training in Pediatric Nutrition

Jefferson Brownell, MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Vitamin A in sickle cell disease: Improving suboptimal status with supplementation

NASPGHAN Foundation/APGNN/Susan Moyer Nursing Research Grant

M. Denise Pollard-Manigault, PhD, CPNP, MPH - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Implementation of evidence-based guidelines in pediatric functional constipation: using naspghan/espghan 2014 recommendations-measuring outcomes

Special Recognition Awards

William Balistreri Award

Kara Gross Margolis, MD – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have critical and long-lasting effects on enteric nervous system development and gastrointestinal function

Gerard Odell Prize

Davide Povero, PhD – University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles reverse hepatic stellate cell activation