The Internal Grant Award (IGA) program provides resources to a faculty member or other person who has PI-eligible status* to develop projects that will lead to a highly competitive extramural application for sustained research support within 18 months of receiving the award. The Fall 2021 IGA program will be accepting proposals for categories highlighted in the overview below.
Interdisciplinary Colloquia & Scientific Advocacy Awards - Open
(Applications accepted on a rolling basis)
The 2021 Interdisciplinary Colloquia and Scientific Advocacy Awards provide resources to a faculty member or other person who has PI-eligible status to: a) Bring together multi-disciplinary investigators from the Manne Research Institute, Lurie Children’s and Northwestern to share scientific knowledge and envision future research related to children’s health or b) Advocate for children’s health research at the regional and national level and raise the stature of the Manne Research Institute / Lurie Children's investigators in scientific advocacy.
Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the 8 recipients of the 2021 Robert Louis Katz Summer Scholars Program. The following students, and their faculty mentors, completed an 8 week program to provide students with summer experience in research related to childhood health and disease.
Valerie Alvarez Renteria Dr. Erin Paquette, Mentor Project: Understanding Patient & Public Perceptions about Brain Death
Cole Gebert Dr. Tracy Gertler, Mentor Project: Optimizing human brain tissue transport and incubation for ex vivo exploration of mTORopathies
Max Jacobs Dr. Neeraj Patel, Mentor Project: The Role Of The Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove Distance In Prognostication Of Recurrent Patellar Dislocations
Shree Menon Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Mentor Project: Use of virtual reality intervention and guided mindfulness-based relaxation as adjuncts to reduce anxiety in children undergoing oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy
Shea Randall Dr. Lisa Akhtar, Mentor Project: Optimization of a Brain Slice Culture (BSC) Model of Neonatal HSV-2 Encephalitis
Emily Shteynberg Dr. Sameer Patel Project: Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment Regimens To Prevent Varicella
Antariksh Tulshyan Dr. Sunjay Kaushal, Mentor Project: The Characterization of Cardiac Stem Cells
Olivia Verbeke Drs. Michelle Macy and Kristine Cieslak, Mentors Project: Special Delivery-Exploring the Challenges of Safe Use of Child Restraint Systems in Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is happy to announce the 2021 Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipient. The Children’s Research Fund provides one $5000 prize each year to a Manne Research Institute graduate student for their high scholastic achievement and research engagement and productivity. Our 2021 awardee is Michael Kahl for his project, Studies of autophagy and mitochondrial fission in spinal motor atrophy.