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Research Academy 2011 Cohort

Nicholette D. (Palmer) Allred, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry; Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research
Research: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Comorbidities in the Population
E-Mail: nallred@wakehealth.edu


Candice M. Brown, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine: Molecular Medicine
Research: Anti-Inflammatory Mechanisms Mediated by Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors on Macrophage Function in Acute and Chronic Inflammation
E-Mail: canbrown@wakehealth.edu


Daniel Clark Files, MD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Internal Medicine: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Immunology
Research: Skeletal Muscle Response to Critical Illness
E-Mail: dfiles@wakehealth.edu



John E Fortunato, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pediatrics; Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology
Research: Autonomic Instability and Chronic Unexplained Nausea in Children
E-Mail: jfortuna@wakehealth.edu



Ihtsham Ul Haq, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Neurology
Research: Prognostic Value of Deep Brain Stimulation-Induced Emotional Behaviors for Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
E-Mail: ihaq@wakehealth.edu


Christina E. Hugenschmidt, PhD

Title: Instructor
Department: Internal Medicine: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Research: Genetic and Cardiovascular Contributions to Cognitive Deterioration and Brain Structure in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
E-Mail: chugensc@wakehealth.edu


Aaron M. Mohs, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering; Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Cancer Biology
Research: Development and Use of Nanotechnology to Guide Surgical Intervention
E-Mail: amohs@wakehealth.edu



Anthony J. A. Molina, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Research: Bioenergetics - The Role of Mitochondrial Quality Control in Aging, Diabetes, and Obesity
E-Mail: amolina@wakehealth.edu


Sriraam Natarajan, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Translational Science Institute
Research: Machine Learning and Its Application to Bio-Medicine
E-Mail: snataraj@wakehealth.edu



Alexandru D. P. Papoiu, MD, PhD

Title: Instructor
Department: Dermatology
Research: Translational Approaches for the Treatment of Pruritus and Novel Applications of Nanotechnology in Dermatology
E-Mail: apapoiu@wakehealth.edu


Mercedes Porosnicu, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
Research: Developing a Multi-Targeted Anticancer Strategy Against Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) Center on the Oncolytic Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
E-Mail: mporosni@wakehealth.edu


Jimmy Ruiz, MD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Internal Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
Research: Lung Cancer Gene Expression Classifiers for Use in Development of Prognostic or Diagnostic Biomarkers
E-Mail: jruiz@wakehealth.edu


Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Radiology
Research: Investigating Normal and Abnormal Brain Development Using Advanced Neuroimaging Methods Combined with Machine Learning and Network Connectivity Analyses
E-Mail: cwhitlow@wakehealth.edu