Funding Available for Research in Women’s Health and Sex and Gender-Based Differences

Note: Pilot funding for the 2024-2025 application cycle has closed. Please check back in December 2024 for our next cycle.

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Pilot funding is available for UCLA researchers to promote exploration of sex and gender-based differences and women's health research. Eligible researchers include those at the University of California Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation.

Letters of intent for basic science, clinical, and health services research are encouraged. In addition to general pilot award funding, specific funding is also available for augmentation of major research grants, young investigators, and researchers working specifically in the area of health disparities.

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2023

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI):

  • Understanding Barriers to Hypertension Control among Women Living with HIV and Hypertension in South Africa
    Risa Hoffman, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Sherika Hanley, MD, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Elucidating the Sex Differences in Therapeutic Window of AAV Gene Therapy and the Therapeutic Potential of Ovarian Hormones for Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy
    Wenlin Zhang, MD, PhD, Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Neural Control of Thermoregulatory Changes Accompanying Pregnancy
    Laura Cortes, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, Stephanie Correa, PhD, Associate  Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology
  • Innate Immune Mechanisms in Female Sex Bias in Autoimmunity 
    Sonal Srikanth, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, Ram Raj Singh, MD, Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
  • Sex Differences in Parasympathetic Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction
    Marmar Vaseghi, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)


2022

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Racism-based stress, postpartum depressive symptoms, and help seeking in Black mothers: A mixed
    methods study
    Kortney Floyd James, PhD, RN, PNP, postdoctoral fellow, Nina Harawa, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health & David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science and Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, Director, National Clinician Scholars Program
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk Screening and Genetic Testing Program in a Large Safety Net Hospital
    Mae Zakhour, MD; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and Christine Holschneider, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA/Olive View Medical Center
  • Nutritional Impact of Paired vs Unpaired Breast Feeding
    Michael G Ross, Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
  • Role of epigenetic crosstalks in mediating the sensitivity of female germ cells to environmental exposures
    Patrick Allard, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology Institute,
    Institute for Society & Genetics
  • Dynamics of Estrogen Response in Medial Preoptic Area Neurons
    Alexandra Cara, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, Stephanie Correa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology

2021

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Dissecting the effects of sex chromosomes versus gonads on cellular gene expression and metabolic diseases 
    Gaoyan Li, PhD candidate, and Xia Yang, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
  • Sex differences in bile acid composition and atherosclerosis
    Kelsey Jarrett, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, and Thomas Vallim, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biological Chemistry
  • Mechanism of tumor associated macrophage expansion in ovarian cancer
    Allison Sharrow, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, and Lily Wu, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Urology, and Pediatrics
  • Establishing a model for human placental defects in preeclampsia
    Amanda Collier, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, Lydia Lee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine), and Kathrin Plath, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry

The following project was funded with funds from the Marcia Leavitt Cervical Cancer Research Fund. 

  • Artificial intelligence assistance to improve classification and management of cervical cytology
    Yael Raz Yana, MD, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, and Sandra Orsulic, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The following project was a special initiative for COVID-19 funded by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center Executive Advisory Board.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Sexual Minority Women in Los Angeles County 
    Alison Cerezo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

This pilot was funded by the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. 

  • A Novel Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Juliana Corlier, PhD, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA Neuromodulation Division, Andrew F Leuchter, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

2020

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Gender Difference in maladaptive choice (risky choices) in men and women with stimulant use disorder 
    Zoe Guttman, BS, PhD student, and Edythe D. London, Ph.D, Thomas P and Katherine K, Pike Professor of Addiction Studies, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Health disparities among women displaced in California’s affordable housing crisis
    Katherine Chen, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Clinical Scholars Program, Frederick Zimmerman PhD, Professor, Health Policy & Management; Teryl Nuckols MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cedars Sinai, Lauren Wisk PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (GIM/HSR), and Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine GIM/HSR
  • Sex differences in the role of iron regulation in pulmonary hypertension disorder 
    Arie Kim, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care), Tom Ganz, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Anti-estrogen therapy to improve response to mTOR inhibitors in female patients with lung squamous cell carcinomarder 
    Milica Momcilovic MD, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, and David Shackelford PhD, Associate Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Building a nonhuman primate model for overcoming primary ovarian insufficiency with regeneration from pluripotent stem cells
    Sissy Wamaitha, PhD, postdoctoral scholar and Amander Clark, PhD, Professor and Chair, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

2019

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • The Role of Vaginal Microbiota in Urinary Urge Incontinence
    A. Lenore Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Urology), UCLA
  • Investigating Y Chromosome Protection Against Pulmonary Hypertension as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Women
    Christine Cunningham, B.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, UCLA Mansoureh Eghbali, Ph.D., Professor,  Department of Medicine (Anesthesiology), UCLA
  • Antiestrogens in Breast Cancer Immunotherapy
    Richard Pietras, M.D., Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), UCLA Michael Jung, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor,  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA Diana Marquez Garban, M.D., Associate Project Scientist, Department of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), UCLA
  • Tamoxifen and Thermoregulation: Investigating the Role of ER Alpha Expressing Neuronal Populations in the Hypothalamus
    Stephanie Correa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,  Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA
  • Interaction Between Molecular and Metabolic Pathways that Influence Adverse Development of Pre-Implantation Embryos in Diabetes
    Uptal Banerjee, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor,  Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UCLA

The following project was funded with the SCORE (U54 Specialized Center of Research Excellence, Karen Reue, PI) in Metabolic Syndrome Fund.

  • Sex Differences in the Neural Circuit that Controls Feeding
    Stephanie Correa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,  Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

2018

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Targetting Ferroptosis in Ovarian Cancer
    Nicolaos J. Palaskas, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), UCLA Elizabeta Nemeth, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), UCLA
  • Estrogen Sensitive Neurons that Regulate Temperature: Implications for the Mechanism of Hot Flashes
    Zhi Zhang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA Stephanie Correa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,  Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA
  • Dietary Supplementation to Prevent and Reverse Statin-Related Diabetes in Females
    Karen Reue, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Medicine, UCLA
  • Decreasing Maternal Morbidity by Monitoring Circulating Trophoblasts (cTBs): A Maternal Biomarker for Morbidly Adherent Placentation
    Yalda Afshar, M.D., Ph.D., Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Christiana Han, M.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine), UCLA Hsian-Rong Tseng., Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA Deborah Krakow, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Orthopedics and Human Genetics, UCLA
  • High Throughput Screening of HGSOC Organoids to Identify Effective Drug Combinations for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer (ReACp53 and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors)
    Alice Soragni, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) UCLA

2017

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • A Female Specific Brain-Bone Axis: Investigating Bone Regulating Neurons in the Hypothalamus
    Stephanie Correa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA
  • A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Gender Differences in Pain and Behavioral Responses to Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH/CAM) in Military Veterans
    Elizabeth Evans, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, VA Greater Los Angeles Alison Hamilton, Ph.D., Director, VA Greater Los Angeles CSHIIP Qualitative Methods Groups Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Director, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research
  • Exploring the Use of Stem Cells to Overcome Infertility after Cancer Therapy
    Amander Clark, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA
  • Hypothalamic Astrocyte Proliferation: Role in Female Reproduction (Puberty)
    Margaret Mohr, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Paul Micevych, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA
  • Understanding Sexual Dimorphism of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease via Big Data Integration
    Zeyneb Kurt, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Xia Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

2016

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Sex- and Age-specific Differences in Gro1 Expression Influence Hippocampal Neurogenesis Response to Inflammation
    Vera Chesnokova, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • The Role of Iron-Regulatory Hormone Hepcidin in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
    Veena Sangkhae, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Scholar, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Elizabeta Nemeth, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Using an Index of Bone Balance to Predict the Timing and Magnitude of Menopause-Related Changes in Bone Mass, Microarchitecture, and Strength
    Albert Shieh, M.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

The following projects were funded with the Marcia Leavitt Cervical Cancer Research Fund.

  • A Novel Therapeutic Vaccine to Clear Early Cancerous Cervical HPV Infection
    Otto Yang, M.D., Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Anna-Barbara Moscicki, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake via General Health Messaging
    Adriana Vidal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Peter Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Anna-Barbara Moscicki, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

2015

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Is Switching from Long to Short Form RECK an Important Contributor to Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?
    Hilary Coller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology and Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Molecular Events Associated with Ovarian Aging that Lead to the Development of Ovarian Cancer
    Sandra Orsulic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Sex Differences in Gut Microbiota in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Kirsten Tillisch, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Improving the Epigenetic Stability of Female Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for their Safe Use in Downstream Applications
    Kathrin Plath, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Anna Sahakyan, Ph.D., Candidate, Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Gender Differences in Behavioral and Neural Response to Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes in Young Smokers
    Edythe London, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Nicole Petersen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Student, UCLA Department of Psychiatry (Molecular Imaging), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

2014

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Regulation of maternal and fetal iron status during pregnancy
    Elizabeta Nemeth, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Determination of EMP2 antibody drug conjugates for treatment of triple negative breast cancer
    Madhuri Wadehra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (augments R01)
  • Studying age accelerating effects in breast tissue and their relationship to breast cancer risk: How methylation patterns in female breast change with hormone exposure
    Mary Sehl, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

The following projects were co-funded with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Tarlow-Eisner-Moss Endowment:

  • The regulation of gene-environmental interactions in regulating the female reproductive lifespan
    Patrick Allard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences (Fielding School of Public Health)
  • Childhood cancer in relation to maternal exposure to industrial pollution during pregnancy
    Julia Heck, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology (Fielding School of Public Health)

2013

The following projects were co-funded with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

  • Early Life Influences on Adulthood Health:  Exploring the Association in Breast Cancer Survivors and Young Adults
    Alexandra Dupont, MA, PhD. Candidate, Health Psychology Julienne E. Bower, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Impact of Skeletal Muscle Lmcd1 Expression on ERalpha Action in the Maintenance of Skeletal Homeostasis
    Zhenqi Zhou, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology) Andrea Hevener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
  • Genetic Variation in Gene Expression in Adipose Tissue in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Mark Goodarzi, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism), Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Brain Activity Related to Hunger and Satiation in Obese Women, and its Relation to Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
    Claudia Sanmiguel, M.D., Fellow, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology) Emeran A. Mayer, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Physiology and Psychiatry
  • The Estrogen Paradox and the Role of micro-RNA 193 and the Rescue Action of Phytoestrogen Genistein in Pulmonary Hypertension
    Mansoureh Eghbali, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

2012

  • The Impact of Social Network Size on Quality of Life of Elderly Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
    Armin Shahrokni, M.D., Fellow, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • Assessing the Role of Sex in Influencing the Relationship of Bowel Microflora Composition with Diet Induced Obesity Using a Systems Genetics Approach in Mice
    Tom Drake, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • New Chemical Analogues of Metformin to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    Michael E. Jung, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
  • Activation of NKT Cells Contributes to Upper Genital Tract Pathology Following Chlamydial Genital Infection
    Kathleen A. Kelly, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Sex Differences in miRNA Expression in Mouse Visceral Fat and Their Biological Consequences
    Yehudit Hasin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Student, Aldon J. Lusis, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Human Genetics, and Microbiology

2011

  • The Role of Progesterone Signaling in the Vascular Permeability
    Lauren Goddard, UCLA Department of Biology Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Defining the Molecular Program for Establishing the Ovarian Reserve
    Amander T. Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • The Role and Significance of Estrogen Receptor Beta in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
    Lee Goodglick, PhD., Associate Professor of Medicine (Pathology) Richard Pietras, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Hematology-Oncology) Vei Mah, M.D., Assistant Researcher Department of Medicine (Pathology) Diana Marquez-Garban, M.D., Assistant Researcher Department of Medicine
  • Towards Fertility Restoration in Women Using Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Amander Clark, PhD., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

The following prize was initiated by Executive Advisory Board Member Judith R. Nelson in honor of her friend, a former board chair.

  • Post-treatment Health Care Utilization in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving a Survivorship Care Plan: A Case Study Control
    Erin Hahn, MPH, Doctoral Student in Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health

2010

  • Developmental Regulation of X Chromosome Inactivation
    Alissa Minkovsky, UCLA Medical Student Katherine Plath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • Heart Failure in Women:Predicting Outcome with a Sex-specific Risk Model
    Tamara Horwich, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Gregg Fonarow, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

The following two prizes were initiated by executive Advisory Board Member Judith R. Nelson in honor of her friends.

  • Is Breast Tenderness during Menopausal Hormone Therapy Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk?Carolyn Crandall, M.D. Associate Professor of medicine, (General Internal Medicine)
  • Elaine Lasnik-Broida Young Investigator Award for Ovarian Cancer Research
    Identifying Mechanisms of Platinum Resistance in Ovarian Cancer Related to
    PI3Kinase/AKTmTOR and Insulin Growth Factor Receptor Pathway Signaling
    Oliver Dorigo, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2009

  • Circadian Regulation of the Female endocrine System: Possible Role for VIP in the Age-related Decline of Endocrine Output
    Dawn H. Loh, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar Christopher S. Colwell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Impact of Myeloid-specific ER Alpha expression on Inflammation, Insulin Action, and Adiposity
    Andrea L. Hevener, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension)
  • Inflammatory and Coagulation Biomarkers in HIV-infected Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    Risa Hoffman, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Instructor of Medicine (infectious Diseases) Yvonne Bryson, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) Judith Currier, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

This Prize was initiated by outgoing Board Chair Elaine Lasnik-Broida, In Memory of her friend Andrea Dembrowsky. Andrea Dembrowosky was a 20-year Breast Cancer Survivor.

  • Prospective Study of Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Arthralgias in Non-metastatic, Post-menopausal Breast Cancer Patients
    Sara Hurvitz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) Veena Ranganath, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

2008

  • Sex Chromosomes Effects on Sex Difference In Metabolic Disease
    Xuqi Chen, M.D., Assistant Researcher, Physiology Karen Reue, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics Arthur P. Arnold, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Physiology
  • Menstrual Cycle Irregularity: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors
    Sharon Stein Merkin, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher, Medicine (Geriatrics) Teresa Seeman, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) Ricardo Azziz, M.D., MPH, MBA, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Targeting Gender Differences for Improved Therapy of Human Lung Cancer
    Richacd J. Pietras, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
  • Identification of Molecular Targets for Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Paget’s Disease of the Vulva
    Oliver Dorigo, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Jainyu Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

2007

  • Sex Differences in the Basic Pathophysiology of Migraine
    Andrew Charles, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology Kevin Brennan, jr., M.D., Clinical Instructor, Neurology
  • The Prevalence of Patent Foramen Ovule (PFO) in Postmenopausal Women Who Develop an Ischemic Stroke and the Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Nancy C. Greep, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine Associate Director, endocrine/Bone Disease Program, John Wayne Cancer Institute Johnathon M. Tobis, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) David S. Liebeskind, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Targeting Endometrial Cancer Using Recombinant EMP2 Antibodies
    Madhuri Wadehra, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher, UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Jonathon Braun, M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Manuel Pinochet, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Immunology
  • The Role of Proinflammatory HDL in Atherosclerosis in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    Maureen McMahon, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

2006

  • Identification of Human Trafficking Victims through the U.S. Health Care System
    Susie Baldwin, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology David Eiseman, M.D., M.S.H.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research) Kenneth Chuang, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Founder and Director, Trafficking Survivor’s Clinic, Venice Family Clinic Donna Washington, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research)
  • Modulation of Gut Mast Cell Functions by Estrogen: Implication in Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women
    Muriel Larauche, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases Yvette Tache, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
  • Intensive Lipid Lowering for Stroke Prevention Using MR Imaging of the Neck to Assess Treatment Efficacy in Women
    Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
  • Role of the Male Transcription Factor on Dopaminergic Function: Implications for Gender
    Eric Vilain, M.D., Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Chief, Division of Medical Genetics

2005

  • Genomic Analysis of Sex Specific Genetic Determinants
    Thomas Drake, M.D., Professor of Pathology Aldons J. “Jake” Lusis, Ph.D., Professor of Human Genetics Vice Chair, Department of Human Genetics Susanna Wang, Graduate Student
  • Down-regulation of CXCR4 and CXCR12 as a Mechanism Underlying the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer by Components of Cruciferous Vegetables
    Oliver Hankinson, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Erin Hsu, Graduate Student
  • Cellular Trafficking to Inflamed Female Genital Mucosa
    Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Stress Reduction Through Yoga
    Arun Karlamangala, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)