||Shawn K. Ahlfeld, MD
Pediatrics / Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, IUSM
Mentor: Simon Conway, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine, IU School of Medicine, will pursue research related to understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants.
||Lauren Bell, PhD
Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, IU
Mentor: Naga Chalasani, MD
Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, gastroenterology/hepatology, clinical pharmacology and cellular and integrative physiology, IU School of Medicine, will focus on investigating the pathogenesis and treatments for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
||Jon Duke, MD, MS
Medicine, General Medicine/Informatics, IUSM
Mentor: Michael Murray, PharmD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, IU School of Medicine, will explore ways to improve the recognition and management of adverse drug events, particularly in the settings of polypharmacy.
||Shoji Ichikawa, PhD
Medicine, Endocrinology, IUSM
Mentor: Sharon Moe, MD
Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, IU School of Medicine, will investigate an effective therapy for a metabolic bone disease named familial tumoral calcinosis.
||Philip L. Johnson, PhD
Mentor: Todd Skaar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, IU School of Medicine, will explore new non-hormonal or selective hormonal treatments for adverse menopausal symptom clusters.
||Elaine Lipscomb, PhD
Mentor: Douglas K. Miller, MD
Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, IU School of Medicine, will seek to advance understanding of the comparative effectiveness of obesity, food and nutrition public policies on behavior and obesity-related outcomes across different populations.
||Catherine Mosher, PhD
Mentor: Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Psychology, IUPUI, will aim to develop, evaluate and disseminate internet-based interventions to improve the physical and psychological well-being of lung cancer patients and their family caregivers.
||Brian Samuels, MD, PhD
Mentor: Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, IU School of Medicine, will focus on the role of the central nervous system and the progression of glaucoma with the probability of directly translating this research into novel clinical treatment options.
||Ragini Vittal, PhD
Medicine, Pulmonary, IUSM
Mentor: David S. Wilkes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, IU School of Medicine, will investigate the testing and development of an anti-fibrotic therapeutic agent for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
||Zhanxiang Wang, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, Endocrinology/Diabetes, IUSM
Mentor: Debbie Thurmond, PhD
Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics, diabetes, IU School of Medicine, will study the value of readily available nutritional supplements in restoring or augmenting beta cell function in humans with diabetes.