Pilot & Feasibility Grants Awarded

2015:  The Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology announced the awarding of four pilot and feasibility grants in support of new and innovative research in dermatology and skin biology. these proposal were selected from 18 submission and represent new collaborations between Duke Dermatology and other investigators in the University and will utilize the core resources established within the Duke Pinnell Center. The awardees and their grant titles are:

  • TRPV4 as epidermal pruriceptor-TRP: basic mechanisms and translational prospects. Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD – Dept of Neurology
  • Spectroscopic imaging of tissue perfusion.  Adam Wax, PhD – Dept of Biomedical Engineering
  • Targeting CXCR3 in Inflammatory Skin Disease with Biased Agonists. Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD – Dept of Medicine
  • Bioengineered Approach to Prevent Hypertrophic Scar Contraction. Bruce Klitzman, PhD – Dept of Surgery

2014: The Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology announced the awarding of five pilot and feasibility grants in support of new and innovative research in dermatology and skin biology. these proposal were selected from 18 submission and represent new collaborations between Duke Dermatology and other investigators in the University and will utilize the core resources established within the new Duke Pinnell Center. The awardees and their grant titles are:

  • Transient disruption of p53 function in treatment of radiation-induced alopecia. David Van Mater, MD, PhD – Dept. of Pediatrics
  • Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs): Role in Timothy Syndrome patients. Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD – Dept. of Medicine
  • The Role of β arrestin in skin carcinogenesis. Kevin Xiao, MD, PhD – Dept. of Medicine
  • Neuropeptides and scleroderma. Mary Sunday, MD, PhD – Dept. of Pathology
  • Improving cutaneous wound healing with protease-activated receptor 2 agonists. Maureen Hoffman, MD, PhD – Dept. of Pathlology