RTRN is pleased to announce the recipients of the Small Grants Program (SGP) Pilot Project awards for the 2016-2017 cycle. The RTRN SGP Pilot Project provides funding for short-term basic, clinical and translational science projects that involve inter-institutional collaborations and mentoring between faculty at two or more RCMI grantee institutions and that utilize specific services of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC).

Awardee
Awardee’s Institution
Project Title
Collaborator and  Institution
CarneyMichael

Michael Carney, MD

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Evaluation of metronomic chemotherapy regimens in ovarian cancer models

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Guilio Francia, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso

Temesgen Samuel, PhD

Tuskegee University
Preclinical models of circulating colon cancer cells to evaluate anti-cancer therapies

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Guilio Franci, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso
 shannon

Maureen Shannon, PhD

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Placental Oral Microbiota Associated with Preterm Labor in Hawaii

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Oelisoa Andriankaja
University of Puerto Rico
 AACR 2016 Ogunwobi

Olorunseun Ogunwobi, MD, PhD

Hunter College
Non-coding RNA-based biomarker discovery for clinical applications in prostate cancer in males of African ancestry

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Marlene Comacho-Rivera
City College of New York
 tongxin

Toxgin Wang, PhD

Howard University
Develop New Dental Composites with Long Lifetime

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Lydia Lopez del Valle, DMD
University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus