Developmental Core (B) : Pilot Grants

2014 Awardees

Round 1 FY15 Pilot Awards

Awardees Title of Study
Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, MD Needs Assessment for a Provider Intervention to Increase PrEP Prescribing in Florida
Xianxi Xu, PhD Roles of Nuclear Envelope Disruption in Viral Oncogenesis of HIV/AIDS-associated Malignancies
Alexis Koskan, PhD Exploring Patient and Provider Factors Which Influence Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Prevention and Early Detection Behaviors Among a Diverse Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men
Maria Echenique, PsyD PATHWAYS to Pregnancy
Chunming Dong, MD MicroRNA Regulation of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Senescence and Accelerated Atherosclerosis in HIV Infected Individuals
Clarisse Benne, PhD / Deanna Kulpa, PhD Development of an Assay Using Induced Pluripotent Cell Lines as an In-Vitro Model to Identify Mechanisms of Action of Reactivation of HIV Latent Viruses
Ramiro Verdun, PhD Telomere Stability in B-cells Infected with Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus

Round 2 Vaccine and Immunology

Awardees Title of Study
Nicola Cotugno, MD Transcriptomic Signatures of Vaccine Response in Vertically HIV Infected Children
Jose Martinez-Navio, PhD Prevention of Anti-antibody Responses During AAV-Mediated Delivery of Antibodies Against SIV/HIV
Mauricio Martins, PhD Can CD8+ T-cells Induced by a Gammaherpesvirus Vector Access B-cell Follicles?
Young Shin, PhD A Recombinant Herpesvirus that Expresses all Nine SIV Gene Products and Produces Replication-defective SIV Particles for Vaccine Purposes