Unrestricted Research/Educational Grant Program

 

The Community Liver Alliance is proud to announce our Research Funding Program. The application process for 2021 is now closed. Please share this information with local researchers for future consideration. 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

This award is intended for basic, clinical, or outcomes research related to liver disease. 

Applicants must be doing research in Pennsylvania and be affiliated with an established University or hospital.   

 

Students, residents, fellows, nurses, physician extenders, and faculty are eligible.  Community Liver Alliance Board and Scientific review committee members and current awardees are NOT eligible. 

FUNDING PERIOD:

January 1, 2021- December 31, 2021
 

STIPEND 

This is a one-year award of $25,000.  The funds can be used for either salary or direct research expense support but must be expended solely for the sponsored research project. No indirect costs will be covered.  

 

COMMITTEE REVIEW 

The deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. Applications should be emailed to Suzanna Masartis at suzanna@communityliveralliance.org.  Applications will be reviewed by the Community Liver Alliance Research Scholarship Committee. The successful applicant winner will be notified by email in December 2020. 

 

AWARDEE PRESENTATION AT Community Liver Alliance meeting 

The awardee will be expected to summarize the research at a Community Liver Alliance Board meeting in 2021 (date to be provided).  

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

The application proposal shall be confined to 3 pages (Times Roman, 11 font, 1” margins) including Specific AIMs, Background and Significance, Preliminary Data, and Research Design and Methods. Figures and Tables must be included within the 3-page proposal. Your name should appear at the top of the first page along with the title of the proposal. References shall be limited to 1 additional page. An additional 1-page (or less) budget justification should be provided documenting how the funds will be spent. The proposal must have accompanying CIACUC/IRB approval for animal/human research, respectively.  

  • A NIH biosketch of the applicant (and mentor, if applicable) must be included with the proposal. (sample at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm). 

  • The proposal must also be approved by the research department at the applicant’s institution. 

  • An invoice must be presented to the Community Liver Alliance from the awardee’s institution to receive the check. 

  • An end of year project report is due by January 30, 2022. 

 

AWARD CONTACT or QUESTIONS:    

Suzanna Masartis at suzanna@communityliveralliance.org or 412-400-9343 

 

Past Awardees

2017

Dr. Allan Tsung, UPMC Liver Cancer Center

The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Nash-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

2018

Dr. Tirthadipa (Dipa) Pradhan-Sundd, Dept of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh

Molecular Mechanism of Sickle Cell Hepatic Crisis

2019

Samer Tohme, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery UPMC Liver Cancer Center

Mechanisms of Metastatic Progression after Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion

2020

Hossam Abdelsamed, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery - Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

Epigenetic Programming in Liver Transplant Patients: A Novel tool to discover non-invasive biomarkers and understand liver tolerance mechanisms

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