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CAPS Scholars

These researchers made up the first CAPS cohort and began their work in summer 2006

Lisa Chow, M.D.,assistant professor of medicine, is studying the link between insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle.

Sarah Cooley, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, is investigating whether stimulating an individual’s immune system can be an effective approach to treating cancer.

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, hopes to identify approaches to patient care that provide the best outcomes for people who have had a stroke.

Peter Milev, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, is using advanced imaging technology to improve understanding of brain changes that occur with schizophrenia and to fine-tune related treatments.

Daniel Mulrooney, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pediatric oncology, is studying the late effects of cancer therapies on the cardiovascular health of adults who survived childhood cancers.

Marcie Tomblyn, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of medicine, is conducting clinical studies aimed at improving use of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stemcell transplants to treat hematologic cancers, rimarily lymphoma.

Heather Vezina, Pharm.D., assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology, is studying the use of antiviral medicines in treating Epstein-Barr virus infections, such as infectious mononucleosis.

Five of the eight new CAPS scholars, selected in February, are from the Medical School

David Boulware, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of infectious diseases and international medicine, is studying HIV immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.

Adam Carpenter, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is investigating neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis.

Melissa Geller, M.D., assistant professor in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health, is researching neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before the primary treatment) in ovarian cancer.

Ken Kunisaki, M.D., assistant professor in pulmonary, allergy, and critical care, is conducting research on micronutrients (vitamins and minerals the body needs in very small amounts) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Jeffrey Wozniak, Ph.D., L.P., associate psychologist in child and adolescent psychiatry, is examining cognitive and behavioral consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure.

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