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2023 Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program Awardees

Published on April 24, 2023 in Announcements · Last updated 10 months 2 weeks ago


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The Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS) is pleased to announce the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania (Penn) recipients of the 2023 Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP) awards.

The JIPGP awards support the work of promising junior investigators by providing grant funding as well as reduced cost access to the infrastructure and support services of the CHPS.


Jessica Decker, PhD, RD (CHOP)
Digital intervention to improve diet quality in adolescents with overweight or obesity

Uche Nwaogazie, MBBS (CHOP)
Serum calcification propensity and association with coronary artery calcification in children and young children on dialysis: a pilot study

Eleonora Scorletti, MD PhD (Penn)
The role of lipid droplet protein PNPLA3 and its variant I148M in eicosanoid production and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Lova Sun, MD, MSCE (Penn)
Pre-operative combination immunotherapy to assess T-cell immunity in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding applicants.