Frontiers 2014 Scientific Session

Frontiers Scientific SessionFrontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research recognized the work of some of its funded researchers during its annual 2014 Scientific Session on October 30.

The session featured podium and poster presentations from recipients of Frontiers pilot awards. These awards are given to researchers to fund beginning-stage research projects with the expectation that they will use the data collected to obtain additional funding to move their work forward on a larger scale. The presentations came from researchers from across the Kansas City region and the Frontiers network of partners.

“From new ways to use exercise to help people quit smoking to novel approaches to killing cancer cells, these scientists are breaking new ground in critical areas of research across the translational research continuum,” said Richard J. Barohn, MD, and Lauren S. Aaronson, PhD, RN, principal investigators of the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Award grant.

The projects highlighted in the session were peer-reviewed and selected for full or partial funding by Frontiers based on scientific merit and likelihood of leading to additional extra-mural funding.

In addition to recognizing and celebrating the research results of previous pilot award winners, incoming Frontiers pilot award recipients and KL2 scholars were also recognized at the KU Medical Center Faculty Research Day program later in the day. 

For the complete list of investigators who presented research at the session and all other honorees, along with the names of their projects, click here to see a complete program.