2022 Pilot Awards

March 13, 2022

Congratulations to each of our Clinical/Population Health and Basic/Translational Pilot Recipients!  See the recipients below or Download 2022 Pilot Announcement PDF 


Gretchen A. Brenes, PhD 

Gretchen Brenes, PhD

Internal Medicine, Section of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

“Implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Older Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder” 

 Carolyn Huffman, PhD

Carolyn Huffman, PhD


“Battlefield Auricular Acupressure for Pain Management“

Simon A. Mahler, MD, MS

Simon Mahler, MD, MS

Emergency Medicine

“Accessing Sex and Race Healthcare Disparities across the Atrium Health Network to Improve Emergency Department Chest Pain Care”

—co-funded by the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and the Cardiovascular Sciences Center

—Project also awarded a $10,000 supplement from the Wake Forest Center for Biomedical Informatics.
Lindsay Munn

Lindsay Munn, PhD, MSN, RN

Emergency Medicine, Charlotte

“A Pilot Study to Investigate Predictors and Outcomes of Nurse Burnout in the Emergency Department”




 Reto Asmis, PhD

Reto Asmis, PhD

Molecular Medicine

Role of Myeloid Monoamine Oxidase A in Diet-Induced Obesity (DIO) and Adipose Tissue Inflammation

⏤co-funded by the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

 Zhiheng He, PhD

Zhiheng He, PhD

Microbiology & Immunology

“Determining the Potential of an FDA-Approved Pathogenic-Immune Cell Selective Inhibitor to Treat Human IBD“

Jean-Luc Mougeot, PhD

Oral Medicine, Charlotte

“Haemophilus Parainfluenzae-encoded Chimeric Peroxiredoxin-Glutaredoxin (PdgX) Formulation to Alleviate Cancer Therapy-induced Oral Mucositis (CTOM)”

⏤co-funded by the Comprehensive Cancer Center

Terrence R. Stanford, PhD

Terrence Stanford, PhD

Neurobiology & Anatomy

Development of a Non-Invasive Behavioral Biomarker of Neurodegenerative Disease State

⏤co-funded by the Neuroscience Clinical Trial and Innovation Center


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