Kaganov Research Initiative In Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering Grant Recipients

Each year, the Kaganov Research Inititative, supported by a generous gift from Dr. Alan and Mrs. Carol Kaganov, awards three one-year grants. These grants, of up to $150,000, are awarded to teams undertaking research at the interface of pulmonary medicine and engineering to further the understanding of pulmomary disease mechanims, enhance diagnosis, or create more effective treatments for idiopathic pulomary fibrosis and other lung diseases. 

Kaganov Grant Award Winners

2018

Utilization of Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI with Machine Learning to Diagnose Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., Ph.D. - Department of Radiology
David Carlson, Ph.D. - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Development of biomaterials-based model airway for the study of lung fibrosis
Scott Palmer, M.D., M.H.S. - Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Engineering

3D Pulmonary Vasculature-on-a-chip for probing Vascular Cell Functions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis associated Pulmonary Hypertension
Yen Rei Yu, M.D. - Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Jennifer West, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Engineering


2017

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Crosstalk in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Generation of a Crucial Experimental Toolkit
Christina Barkauskas, M.D. - Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
Purushothama Rao Tata, Ph.D. - Department of Cell Biology
Charlie Gersbach, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Engineering

Pulmonary Neuropeptide Regulation of Fibrotic Airway Disease
Xiling Shen, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Loretta Que, M.D. - Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Measuring perturbations of biochemical and mechanical homeostasis in pulmonary fibrosis
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Scott Palmer, M.D. - Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine