StAAR Award Recipients

We have now completed the third round of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine StAAR grant reviews. We are delighted to announce the successful awardees. We received a total of 19 grants and were able to fund 10 grants whose quality was excellent. We are grateful to the reviewers who took their charge very seriously. We are confident that these grants will enhance the quality and productivity of the Discovery mission of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.


Stimulating and Advancing ACCM Research

Principal Investigator Title Award Type
Berkowitz, Dan Pathogenic HDL: “Bad HDL” in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS): An Alternative Lectin-Like OxLDL (Lox-1) Receptor Ligand and it’s Role in Endothelial Dysfunction Investigator
Dalesio, Nick The Role of Bitter Taste Receptors (T2R’s) in Innate Immunity and Airway Hyper-reactivity in Children with Cystic Fibrosis Mentored
Grant, Michael Conception, Development and Validation of the CRITically Ill QUality Evaluation (CRITIQUE) Database: Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) after Non-Cardiac Surgery StAAR-ter Clinical Research Core
Han, Xiaoning Mature Astrocytic VEGFR3 Regulates Perihematomal Edema in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Investigator
Kostibas, Megan Predictors of development of persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral regurgitation Mentored
Kudchadkar, Sapna Early mobilization in critically ill children: a national point prevalence study StAAR-ter Clinical Research Core
Lester, Laeben A randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce the incidence of hypoxia with nasal CPAP versus standard care during procedural sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy Mentored
Lin, Qing Role of HMGB1 signaling in HIMF-mediated pulmonary hypertension Mentored
Riggs, Rebecca Can bedside ophthalmic ultrasonography serve as a screening tool to detect retinal injury associated with abusive head trauma? Mentored
Sapirstein, Adam The regulation of cerebral blood flow by astrocyte calcium dependent phospholipase A2 Investigator