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AHPBA Research Fellowship Grants

The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association is pleased to sponsor two AHPBA Research Fellowship Grants. The purpose of this award is to provide the opportunity for a resident or fellow to spend one year of full time research under the mentorship of an AHPBA member. Residents or fellows who have completed at least two years of post-graduate training in a surgical discipline are eligible to apply. The research can be clinical, outcomes, translational, or basic science, but must focus on the liver, pancreas, or biliary tree. The amount of each award is $30,000. Application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.

Applications will be submitted electronically. Please click on the link below to submit your application electronically:

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Congratulations to the 2016 Research Award Recipients, Dr. Derek J. Erstad and Dr. Nicholas G. Berger.


Past Research Grant Recipients

2016

Derek J. Erstad, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecular MR imaging of Desmoplasia after Neoadjuvannt Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Nicholas G. Berger, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Determination of Xanthohumol inhibits Notch signaling in vivo and increases the survival and reduces tumor progression in HCC liver xenograft

2015

Samer Tohme, MD
University of Pittsburgh
The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Liver Sterile Inflammation
Supported by: AHPB Foundation

Ashton Connor, MD
University of Toronto
DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Supported by: AHPBA

2014

Jonathan Hernandez, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Characterization of Dormancy and Outgrowth for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer in the Liver
Supported by: AHPBA
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2013

Physiology/Biology Research Grant
Stephanie Greco, MD
New York University School of Medicine - Department of Surgery
Regulation of Acute Pancreatitis by C-type Lectin Receptors
Supported by: AHPBA
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2012

Oncology Research Grant
Kevin Soares, MD
Combinatorial Immunotherapy and the Manipulation of Tumor Microenvironment in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgery
Supported by: AHPBA
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2011

Oncology Research Grant
Michele Babicky, MD
Targeting the RON Tyrosine Kinase Receptor in Pancreatic Cancer
University of California, San Diego Medical Center
Supported by: AHPBA

2008

Surgical Technology Assessment and Outcomes Research Grant
Peter Nau, MD
Development of a Novel Repair Technique for latrogenic Common Bile Duct Injuries with a Biosynthetic Absorbable Graft
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Supported by: Covidien and AHPBA

2008

Physiology/Biology Research Grant
Kendra D. Conzen. MD
The Role of HMGB1 in Steatotic Livers following Ischemia/Reperfusion
Washington University
Supported by: Ethicon, Inc. and AHPBA

2008

Oncology Research Grant
Wigdan Al-Sukhni
An analysis of germline genomic copy-number variation to identify disease-associated gene(s) in familial pancreatic cancer
University of Toronto
Supported by: Sanofi Aventis and AHPBA

2007

Covidien Surgical Technology Assessment
Lia Roque Assumpcao, MD
Application of Novel, High Resolution, and Freehand Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging in Liver Surgery
Johns Hopkins University Hospital

2007

Sanofi-anventis HPB Oncology
Bedabrata Sarkar, MD
Characterization of Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells
University of Michigan Medical School

2007

Ethicon HPB Physiology/Biology
Lee Ocuin, MD
Immune Activation of Human Liver Dendritic Cells
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2006

Ethicon HPB Physiology/Biology
Luis Garcia, MD
Targeted Inhibition of VEGF Prevents Development of Tumor Antigen-Specific T-Cell Tolerance in the Murine Liver
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

2006

Sanofi-aventis HPB Oncology
Jon Cardinal, MD
Crossroad in Cancer Signaling: Regulation of Human iNOS Expression by the WNT B-Catenin Path
University of Pittsburgh

2005

Ethicon HPB Physiology/Biology
Sunil K. Geevarghese, MD
The Role of Mitochondrial Calcium Management in Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury following Syngeneic Rat Liver Transplantation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2005

Sanofi-aventis HPB Oncology
Jon Dorfman, MD
Positron Emission Tomography to Monitor HSV-2 Viral Oncolysis
Massachusetts General Hospital

2004

Ethicon HPB
Jennifer Lynn Irani, MD
The Role of CEACAM6 in Pancreatic Cancer Invasion
Brigham and Women's Hospital

2003

Ethicon HPB
Shiva Sarraf-Yazdi, MD
Anti-angiogenic Therapy of Murine Liver Metastases by Tie2 Inhibition
Duke University Medical Center

2002

Ethicon HPB
Charles M. Vollmer, MD
Characterization of a Novel Translocation Breakpoint in Pancreatic Cancer
University of Toronto

2001

Ethicon HPB
Nicole Chandler, MD
Overcoming Chemoresistance in Human Pancreatic Cancer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


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