Johns Hopkins University will continue its Catalyst and Discovery Awards programs for three more years with an additional $15 million commitment. These awards support early-career faculty and cross-divisional research, respectively.

Since they were launched in 2015, the programs have distributed $30 million to early career researchers and teams working across disciplines at Johns Hopkins. These awards were granted to a total of 830 investigators from across all JHU divisions and have resulted in 29 patents, 250 scholarly publications and $222 million in new grants from external sources.

The next opportunity to apply will be announced in the fall for a January 2022 submission.

The following DOM Faculty have already received Catalyst and Discovery Awards:

Catalyst Awards

2020

  • Kristin Bigos, assistant professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Rakhi Naik, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology

2019

  • Raquel Greer, assistant professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Cynthia James, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology
  • Rosanne Rouf, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology

2018

  • Michelle Eakin, asociate professor, Division of Pulmonary
  • Li Gao, assistant professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Eileen Scully, assistant professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

2017

2016

2015

Carlton Haywood, assistant professor, Division of Hematology

Discovery Awards

2020

  • A Novel Electronic Health Record-based Intervention for Reducing Falls in Older Adults– Fasika Woreta (Medicine), Pradeep Ramulu (Medicine), Wendy Shields (Public Health), Brent Petty (Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology) & Jiangxia Wang (Public Health)
  • Analyzing Barriers and Facilitators to Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program among Latino Children in Immigrant Families– Sarah Polk (Medicine), Lingxin Hao (Arts & Sciences), Elizabeth Ogburn (Public Health), Daniela Rodriguez (Public Health) & Maya Venkataramani (Medicine, GIM)
  • Data-driven AI models for Document Analysis in Medicine, Social Sciences, and the Humanities– Thomas Lippincott (Engineering), Margaret Chisolm (Medicine, GIM), Francois Furstenberg (Arts & Sciences) & Tara Sell (Public Health)
  • Decoding the Role of Gastric Biomechanics in Diabetes, Obesity, and Nutrition– Rui Ni (Engineering), Rajat Mittal (Engineering), Jay Pasricha (Medicine, GI), Jung-Hee Seo (Engineering), Michael Schweitzer (Medicine) & Jason Villano (Medicine)
  • Developing Novel Methods to Extract Vital Signs to Enhance Remote Medical Monitoring through Virtual Vital Sign Abstraction and Health Status Prediction– Edward Chen (Medicine, Pulmonary), Anissa Elayadi (Applied Physics Lab), Jason Spitaletta (Applied Physics Lab), Panagis Galiatsatos (Medicine, Pulmonary), Marianne Engel (Applied Physics Lab) & Melanie Lockhart (Applied Physics Lab)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight “Stigmatizing Language in Patients” Medical Records– Mary Catherine Beach (Medicine, GIM) & Mark Dredze (Engineering)
  • Preventing Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pancreatitis through Local, Sustained Bupivacaine Delivery from Stents– Jay Pasricha (Medicine, GI), Christopher Stiles (Applied Physics Lab) & Kunal Parikh (Engineering)

2019

  • A Novel Method of High Flow Portable Oxygen Supplementation– Soumyadipta Acharya (Engineering) & Sonye Danoff (Medicine)
  • A Peer-led, Mobile Health-supported, Narrative-based Intervention to Enhance Linkage and Engagement in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)– Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia (Medicine), Carl Latkin (Public Health), Stephanie Pitts (Applied Physics Lab), Lydia Gregg (Medicine), Mustapha Saheed (Medicine) & Joshua Steele (Applied Physics Lab)
  • Extrinsic and Intrinsic Regulation of Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Maturation– Chulan Kwon (Medicine), Hai-Quan Mao (Engineering) & Leslie Tung (Medicine and Engineering)
  • Injectable Hydrogel Protected Islet Cells for Long-term Glycemic Control in Diabetes– Luo Gu (Engineering), Sangwon Kim (Medicine) & Claire Hur (Engineering)
  • Integrative Systems Biology Approach to Decipher Novel Protective Mechanisms Against Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease– Alexis Battle (Engineering), Marios Arvanitis (Medicine), Emily Brown (Medicine), Stephen Chelko (Medicine), Steven Jones (Medicine) & Thorsten Leucker (Medicine)
  • Leveraging, Enabling and Advancing CHW’s Through m-health to Improve TB/HIV Patient Outcomes (LEAP)– Jason Farley (Nursing), Maunank Shah (Medicine) & Chakra Budhathoki (Nursing)

2018

  • e-CHEC-uP: Scaling Up an Efficacious Cancer Screening Intervention for Women with Limited English Proficiency – Hae-Ra Han (Nursing), Paul Nagy (Medicine), Alain Labrique (Public Health) & Nancy Perrin (Nursing)
  • Health System Interventions to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Control: How Do They Work? – John Jackson (Public Health) & Lisa Cooper (Medicine)
  • Improving Disease Gene Discovery Rate with Long-Read Nanopore Sequencing – Nara Lygia Sobreira (Medicine), Christopher Bradburne (Applied Physics Lab), Michael Schatz (Engineering) & David Valle (Medicine)
  • Novel Methods for Non-Invasive Assessment of Myocardial Fibrosis Complexity and Disorganization to Predict Ventricular Arrhythmias – Jonathan Chrispin (Medicine), Katherine Wu (Medicine), Mauro Maggioni (Engineering), Steven Jones (Medicine), David Okada (Medicine) & Natalia Trayanova (Engineering)
  • Syphilis Phylogenetic Study (SPS): Analysis of Syphilis within the Context of a Novel Network Analysis of Men at Risk of Infection: Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Epidemiology of the Syphilis Epidemic in Baltimore – Matthew Hamill (Medicine), Khalil Ghanem (Medicine), Anne Rompalo (Medicine), Jacky Jennings (Medicine), M. Kate Grabowski (Public Health) & Carl Latkin (Public Health)

2017

  • Anomaly Detection for Zero Shot Learning with Applications to Rare Myopathic Disease Diagnostics – Mauro Maggioni (Arts & Sciences, Engineering), Philippe Burlina (Applied Physics Lab), I-Jeng Wang (Applied Physics Lab) & Jemima Albaya (Medicine)
  • Auricular Point Acupressure: Examining the Scientific Underpinnings of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Relief – Chao Hsing Yeh (Nursing), Claudia Campbell (Medicine), Thomas Smith (Medicine), Gary Gong (Medicine) & Nancy Perrin (Nursing)
  • The effects of social and behavioral outcomes on the mechanisms of early childhood obesity in American Indian children – Summer Rosenstock (Public Health) & Rexford Ahima (Medicine/Public Health)

2016

  • A Systems Framework for the Societal Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance & Use in Global Food Animal Production– Anthony So (BSPH), Reshma Ramachandran (BSPH), Dave Love (BSPH), Roni Neff (BSPH), Keeve Nachman (BSPH), Chris Heaney (BSPH), Meghan Davis (BSPH), Sauleh Siddiqui (WSE), Anton Korinek (KSAS), Karen Carroll (SOM), Trish Perl (SOM), Jessica Fanzo (SAIS/BIB)
  • Side-by-side Singing for Improvement in Quality of Life for Dementia Patients and their Caregivers – Sarah Hoover (Peabody), Panagis Galiatsatos (SOM), David Roth (SOM), Dan Hale (SOM), Phyllis Sharps (SON)
  • United in Faith, Health, and Strength: Pioneering Faith-Centered, Community-Based Advance Care Planning Within African American Churches – Rebecca Aslakson (SOM), Janice Bowie (BSPH), Lisa Cooper (SOM), Anne Belcher (SON)

2015

  • A Novel Computational Approach to for Scalable Biomarker Discovery in Autoimmune Diseases: A Pilot in Scleroderma – Suchi Saria (Engineering), Livia Casciola-Rosen (Medicine), Fred Wigley (Medicine), Laura Hummers (Medicine)
  • Developing a Clinical Decision Support System for Predicting Septic Shock in Intensive Care Units – Ayse Gurses (Medicine), Suchi Saria (Engineering), Scott Levin (Medicine), David Hager (Medicine), Eric Howell (Medicine
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