Bridge Grant Recipients

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Bridge Grant Recipients


William Catherino, MD, PhD
Site of Research: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Research: The Impact of Intramural Leiomyomas on Endometrium, Embryo Implantation, and Pregnancy

Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI
Site of Research: Washington University in St. Louis
Research: Patient-Centered Educational Material to Improve Colposcopy Adherence

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Site of Research: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Research: Expanding Access to Pregnancy-Specific Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in U.S. Jails


Angeles Alvarez-Secord, MD, MHSc
Site of Research: Duke
Research: Molecular classification of endometrial advanced stage cancers and
association with survival outcomes: Ancillary analysis of GOG-0258

David D. Rahn, MD, FACOG
Site: University of Texas Southwestern
Research: Investigation to Minimize Prolapse Recurrence Of the Vagina using Estrogen (IMPROVE)



Adetola Louis-Jacques, MD
Site of Research: Morsani College of Medicine
Research: Host-microbial interactions in the lactational period using antibiotic depleted specific pathogen free mice model.

Nazema Siddiqui, MD
Site of Research: Duke
Research: Urinary lactobacilli and microbial interference in the age urinary microbiome.


Vanessa Dalton, MD, M.P.H.
Site of Research: University of Michigan
Title: Impact of no cost contraception on utilization and direct medical expenditures

Karen McLean, MD PhD
Site of Research: University of Michigan
Title: Impact of DNA damage repair on ovarian cancer resistance to immunotherapy

Richard Moore, MD, FACS, FACOG
Site of Research: University of Rochester
Title: Development of small molecule inhibitors of HE4 for immunotherapy of epithelial ovarian cancer


Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, MD, Ph.D.
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Integrative Model to Select Patients for Optimal Primary Surgical Outcomes in High-Grade Ovarian Cancer

Shannon Michelle Hawkins, MD
Indiana University
Creation and Validation of Novel Mouse and In Vitro Models of Endometriosis

Emily Miller, MD MPH
Northwestern University
Targeting the Kynureine Pathways in Pregnancy-Related Depression


Tracy Manuck, MD, MSCI
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Pharmacoepigenomics of Recurrent Preterm Birth Prevention in non-Hispanic Black Women.

Lisa Levine, MD, MSCE
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia – a 10 Year Follow-up Study.

Irina Burd, MD, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Novel Immunomodulatory Therapy to Prevent Fetal Neurologic Sequalae Associated with Zika Infection.


Jason Bell, MD, MPH, MS
University of Michigan Medical School
Potential for immunomodulatory effects of the LNG-IUS on Chlamydia Trachomastis Infection

Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH
University of Michigan Medical School
Peripheral and Central Nervous System Correlates of Persistent Post-Hysterectomy Pain

Angeles Secord, MD, MHSc
Duke University Medical Center
Predictive Value of the IL6 Pathway to Direct Antiangiogenic Therapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer


Victoria Bae-Jump, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Obesity, Cation-Selective Transporters and Metformin in Endometrial Cancer

Caroline Mitchell, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital Research
Novel Mechanisms of Pathogenesis in Idiopathic Vaginitis

Jennifer Wu, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Genetic Epidemiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Gloria Huang, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Targeting IGF2 Promoter Activation to Overcome Drug Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

Monica Mainigi, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
The Role of GRB10 in Early Implantation, Vasculogenesis and Fetal Growth

Christine Walsh, MD
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Immunogenic Cell Death in Ovarian Cancer


Sara Morelli, MD
New Jersey Medical School
Cellular Origin of Endometrial Cells

Emily Su, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Mediators of Impaired Fetoplacental Angiogenesis in Fetal Growth Restriction


Satu Kuokkanen, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MicroRNAs as Gene Regulators in Human Endometrial Functions