2016 Grant Recipients

Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Awards

2016 Research Project Award

Project Name: Design and Application of Frailty Assessment Tools in Chinese Older Adults
Primary Investigator: Ning Ge, MD
Chinese Institution: West China Hospital, Sichuan University
U.S. Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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2016 Fellowship Award

waijao-cai Project Name: The role and mechanism of Rg3 in inhibiting hCMV infection in monocyte/macrophage
Recipient: Luping Zheng, PhD
Chinese Institution: Dalian Medical University
U.S. Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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2016 Fellowship Award

haiyan-zhang Project Name: Determining TCR Repertoire of CD8 T Cells against Cytomegalovirus and Influenza a Virus Antigens and Its Implication in Age-Related Decline of Immune Function
Recipient: Guobing Chen, PhD
Chinese Institution: Guangzhou Chest Hospital
U.S. Institution: National Institute on Aging, NIH

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MMAAPF Awards in Skin Disease

2016 Research Project Award

Project Name: The Digital Image Bank (DIB) of Skin Diseases for Chinese Population
Principal Investigator: Yong Cui, MD
Chinese Institution: China-Japan Friendship Hospital
U.S. Institution: Mayo Clinic

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2016 Fellowship Award

ling-liu Project Name: Pathogenesis of Keloids: Phenotypic Delineation and Biosynthetic Function of Gli+ Activated Fibroblasts
Recipient: Ling Liu, MD, PhD
Chinese Institution: Xijing Hospital, the Fourth Military Medical University
U.S. Institution: Thomas Jefferson University

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MMAAPF Awards in Hematology

2016 Research Project Award

Yuan Kong Project Name: Selective JAK2/ABL Dual Inhibition Therapy May More Effectively Eliminate Leukemia Propagating Cells in Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Its Mechanisms Study
Principal Investigator: Yuan Kong, MD, PhD
Chinese Institution: Peking University Institute of Hematology
U.S. Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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2016 Fellowship Award

Xiao-Jing Yan Project Name: The Molecular Mechanism of Epigenetic Regulators in Clonal Evolution of Leukemia
Fellowship Recipient: Xiaojing Yan, MD, PhD
Chinese Institution: The First Hospital of China Medical University
U.S. Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

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MMAAPF Awards in Translational Medicine

2016 Research Project Award

Xiaomin Zhang Project Name: Therapeutic Potential of Mab2F1, An Inhibitor of Wnt Pathway, in Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis
Recipient: Xiaomin Zhang, MD, PhD
Chinese Institution: Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital & Eye Institute
U.S. Institution: The University of Oklahoma

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2016 Fellowship Award

Nan Wu Project Name: Exploring Genetic Etiology and Mechanism of Vertebral Malformation with Whole Exome Sequencing and Array-Based Comparative Genome Hybridization
Fellowship Recipient: Nan Wu, MD
Chinese Institution: Peking Union Medical College Hospital
U.S. Institution: Baylor College of Medicine

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MMAAPF Awards in Reproductive Medicine

2016 Fellowship Award

Liying Yan Project Name: Effects of Oocyte Vitrification on the DNA Methylation and Gene Expression of Resulting Embryos and Early Fetus
Fellowship Recipient: Liying Yan, PhD
Chinese Institution: Peking University Third Hospital
U.S. Institution: University of Michigan

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Past Grant Recipients