Honors and Grants

Honors and Awards

Eli Y. Adashi, Medical Science, was as the (virtual) invited plenary speaker of the Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society. He presented "Eggs and Sperm from a Buccal Smear."

Tess Cersonsky MD’23 received the Harry B. Neustein Award for Technological advancement at the Society for Pediatric Pathology 2022 Fall Meeting for the paper, “Placental lesions associated with stillbirth by gestational age, according to feature importance: results from the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network.”

Jennifer Eaton, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women & Infants Hospital (WIH), was named associate editor for Gynecology for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and for Human Reproduction Update.

Brandon Gaudiano, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, was appointed vice chair of the American Psychological Association's Advisory Steering Committee for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines. He was also appointed to the editorial boards of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science.

Stephen Salloway, Memory and Aging Program, Butler Hospital, received the Leon Thal Award for Alzheimer’s Research from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. This award is named in honor the memory of Dr. Leon Thal, a pioneering neurologist and neuroscientist and influential leader in the field of AD.

Laura Stroud, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, was invited as the 2022 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, where she presented "From the Mouths of Babes: What Can Research on Babies, Moms, Stress, and Substance Use Tell Us About Resilience?"

Lanbo Yang MD'23 is the first author on a study regarding chronic hypertension in pregnancy published in BJOG: Yang L, Friedman AM, Krenitsky NM, Wen T, D'Alton ME, Wright JD, Booker W, Huang Y. Risk for Adverse Maternal Outcomes among Women with Chronic Hypertension. BJOG. 2023 Jan 19. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.17382.

Lori Underhill, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women & Infants Hospital, received the Rogerio A. Lobo Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation and its journal, Reproductive Sciences.          


Sarah A. Arias and Jennifer Johnson, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, received $282,786 for “Managed Care Updates of Subscriber Justice System Involvement for Suicide Prevention” from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Michael F. Armey, Christopher Hughes, and Heather Schatten, Psychiatry and Human Behavior received $3,473,653 for “Ecological momentary assessment of proximal risk factors for suicide during care transitions,” from the NIMH.

Margaret Bublitz, Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Medicine, received $50,000 for “Targeting the brain-heart axis with TMS among reproductive aged women with PTSD,” a pilot project grant from the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation.

Brandon Gaudiano, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, received a $173,891 subaward for “Managed care updates of subscriber justice system involvement for suicide prevention” from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Franklin Iheanacho MD’24 received $2500 from the Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) Program from the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Sean Lawler, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received $420,194 for “Preclinical assessment of efficacy and tumor microenvironment alterations by PPRX-1701 in glioblastoma” from the National Cancer Institute.

Sanghyun Lee, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, received $200,000 for “Development of a high efficacy non-capsid norovirus vaccine” from the Charles H. Hood Foundation.     

Sofia B. Lizarraga, multi-principal investigator with Judy Liu, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry (MCB), received $3,489,037 for “ASH1L mediated transcription networks in autism spectrum disorders – continuation” from NIMH.  

Ethan Moitra, and co-PIs Richard Jones and Rani Elwy, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, received $568,761 for “Effectiveness of a multi-component mHealth intervention to improve post-hospital transitions of care for patients with SMI” from NIMH.

Christopher I. Moore, Neuroscience, received  $78,618 Conference: 4th NeuroNex Investigator Meeting: Beyond Neurons from the National Science Foundation (NSF).                                       

Nicola Neretti, MCB, received $280,295 for “Multi-Scale Analysis of 4D Nucleome Structure and Function by Comprehensive Multimodal Data Integration – continuation.” The grant is a subaward through Carnegie Mellon University from the National Human Genome Research Institute.                           

Nicole R. Nugent, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, received $147,401 for “Mechanistic links between maternal PTSD and early infant emotional development.” The grant is a subward through Emory University from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Steven A. Rasmussen, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, received $204,898 for “Neurocircuitry of OCD: Effects of Modulation - Project 5,” a subaward through Rhode Island Hospital from the National Institute of Mental Health.                                     

John M. Sedivy, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (MCB), received $996,875 for “Defining molecular contributions of LINE-1 retrotransposons in AD/ADRD.” A subaward from The Rockefeller University through the National Institute on Aging.

Robert W. Sobol, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received $839,876 for “Barcoded human cells engineered with heterozygous genetic diversity to uncover toxicodynamic variability.” The grant is a subaward through Amelia Technologies from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. He also received $468,961 for “Investigating genetic ancestry influences on oral cavity and laryngeal cancer survival disparities,” a subaward through Fox Chase Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute.        

Kelsey Witt Dillon, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, received $4,360 for “Identifying super-archaic introgression using demographic modeling” from the Leakey Foundation. Mentor is Emilia Huerta-Sanchez.

Xin Yang, MCB, received $50,500 for “Targeting oligodendroglial dysfunction in Angelman Syndrome” from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. Mentor is Alvin Huang.