Pilot and Feasibility Award Program

2018 Pilot and Feasibility Awards of the Stanford DRC

Based on our recent Pilot and Feasibility request for applications, we received 24 project proposals. The Stanford Diabetes Research Center is committed to providing support for original research related to diabetes in all disciplines. Our goal is to support, enhance and foster new ideas that will improve how we understand, diagnose, treat and care for diabetes and its complications. The P&F program is a DRC hallmark designed to meet this goal. 

Thank you to all applicants for their submissions, and congratulations again to this year's awardees.

Justin Annes, MD PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Collaborators: Justin Du Bois PhD, Mark Smith PhD
“Development of β-Cell-Targeted Regenerative Therapeutics using a Novel Prodrug Strategy”

Utkan Demirci, PhD | Professor, Department of Radiology
Collaborator: Avnesh Thakor MD PhD      
“An Automated, Centrifuge-Free Platform for Isolating Pancreatic Islets using Magnetic Levitation”

Erik Ingelsson, MD PhD | Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Collaborators: Joshua Knowles MD, Thomas Quertermous MD
“Pooled CRISPR Screens to Established Causal Genes for Insulin Resistance”

Sun H Kim, MD | Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism)   
Collaborator: Christopher Gardner PhD
“Real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Aid Weight Loss in Prediabetes: Building on expertise within SDRC”

Anisha Patel, MD | Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Collaborator: Laura Schmidt PhD                 
“Evaluating the Impact of Safe Drinking Water Access and Promotion in Parks alongside Soda Taxes”

Tho Pham, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Collaborators: Edgar Engleman MD, Scott Boyd MD PhD               
“Exploring how Interactions Between the Microbiota and Humoral Immune System Contribute to Insulin Resistance”

Priya Prahalad, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Endocrinology)   
Collaborator: David Maahs MD PhD                
“The Use of Diabetes Technology to Change Clinical Outcomes Following New Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in the Pediatric Population”

Molly Tanenbaum, PhD | Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Collaborators: Korey Hood PhD, Marina Basina MD                
“A pilot of ONBOARD: OvercomiNg Barriers & Obstacles to Adopting Diabetes Devices for adults with T1D”