UK Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees

This award is for investigators at all stages of career development (early career, midlevel, and senior investigators) and is intended to support high impact projects that align with the mission of the ADORE (diabetes/obesity), K-RALD (lung disease) or the SPORE (GI cancer) Alliance. 
 

There will be three separate co-funded awards, one per alliance limited to $50,000 which must be spent over 12 months.  
 

Information for each Alliance can be found at https://med.uky.edu/alliance.

 

2022 Awardees

  • Jin Chen, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine

    Jin Chen

    Qing Shao, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering

    UK CCTS - Markey Cancer Center - AI in Medicine Research Alliance Pilot Award

    Precisely Predicting Bio-aware Conformation for Cancer Proteins with Deep Active Learning

    Qing Shao
  • David Dornbos III, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine

    David Dornbos

    Jessica Lee, MD

    Professor, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

    UK CCTS - Sanders Brown Center on Aging - AI in Medicine Research Alliance Pilot Award

    Early Identification of Malignant Cerebral Edema in Acute Ischemic Stroke

    Jessica Lee
  • Peter Hardy, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine

    UK CCTS - AI in Medicine Research Alliance Pilot Award

    Development of an AI Algorithm to Segment Muscles in the Thigh from MR Images

    Peter Hardy
  • Kirby Mayer, DPT, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences

    Kirby Mayer

    Sanjay Dhar, MD, FACP, FCCP

    Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, College of Medicine

    UK CCTS - AI in Medicine Research Alliance Pilot Award

    AI-powered analysis of muscle ultrasonography to risk stratify ICU

    Sanjay Dhar
  • Jie Zhang, PhD

    Professor, Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine

     

    Jie Zhang

    Gongbo "Tony" Liang, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics EKU

    UK CCTS - AI in Medicine Research Alliance Pilot Award

    Unsupervised Deep Learning Denoising in CT Imaging of Obese Patients

    Gongbo Liang

2021 Awardees

  • Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD

    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine

    Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD

    Eric Blalock, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine

    UK CCTS - ADORE Alliance Research Pilot Award

    Fundamental differences in immune cell metabolism are modified by age

    Eric Blalock, PhD
  • Preetha Shridas, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Preetha Shridas, PhD

    Christopher Waters, PhD

    Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    UK CCTS - K-RALD Alliance Research Pilot Award

    Serum Amyloid A resolves experimental acute lung injury in mice

    Christopher Waters, PhD