Previous Pilot Awardees

From 2008-2014, the CTSI competitively awarded 125 pilot grants totaling $2.2 million to assist investigators and trainees in the development of pilot data to demonstrate the feasibility of new approaches for research and care that can be translated into external funding applications. Following their pilot awards, recipients have published 856 papers, had 209 protocols approved by the IRB, and received 601 external grants with funding of $101.7 million.

See a list below of the recipients of CTSI Pilot Project Awards since 2008. Funding is typically made in three categories: Trainees, Junior Faculty, and Novel Methods and Technologies. Occasionally special categories are added for a particular funding cycle. In each case, awards are for one year. Due to the number of major initiatives funded late in 2009, no awards were made during calendar year 2010.

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Previous Pilot Project Awardees

Name Department College year type project title
Christopher R. Cogle, MD Oncology Medicine 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Predicting Cancer Occurrence by Unorthodox Reinforcement Learning and AI Policies
Yan Gong, PhD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Toward Prevention of Cardiotoxicity in Cancer: A Multimodal Approach Leveraging Genomics, Images and Clinical Data
Haesuk Park, PhD Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Pharmacy 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Using Machine Learning to Predict Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment Failure in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Edward Phelps, PhD Biomedical Engineering Engineering 2019 Jr. Faculty Placental Derived Exosomes for Beta Cell Proliferation
Sarah Kim, PhD Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology Pharmacy 2019 Jr. Faculty Optimizing Clinical Trial Designs Using Imaging Data for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Zheng Wang, PhD Occupational Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Novel Pediatric Friendly Approaches to the Assessment of Masticatory Ability in Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Meredith Berry, PhD Health Education and Behavior Health and Human Performance 2019 Jr. Faculty The Potential of Oxytocin to Simultaneously Reduce Opioid Abuse Liability and Pain
Rebecca Willcocks, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Bone Fragility in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Eric Coker, PhD Environmental and Global Health Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Utilizing the OneFlorida Data Trust to Examine the Ecological Relationship Between Acute Ambient Air Pollution levels and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admissions
Yong Huang, PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Engineering 2019 Jr. Faculty Biofabrication of Perfusable Tumor Model for Drug Screening Applications