Awarded Grants

The ODC offers over 50 grant opportunities in 30+ disease areas annually to researchers across the globe, as well as within the Penn and CHOP communities. Since 2011, our grant programs have funded $17.2 million in rare disease research.

See below for a complete list of ODC-awarded grants since 2011. 

Full list of 2018 MDBR Awardees

Awarded Grants

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Awardee Project Title Institution Grant Amount Funding Year
Kartik Venkatachalam, PhD Targeting Endolysosomal Proteins to Treat RASopathies McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston MDBR - RASopathies $47,189 2018
Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD Targeting miR-155 as a therapy for mucolipidosis IV Massachusetts General Hospital MDBR - ML4 $50,000 2014
Nina Pipalia, PhD Targeting molecular chaperone HSP90 to treat NPC1 disease Weill Cornell Medical College MDBR - Niemann Pick Type C $49,645 2018
Frances Jensen, MD, FACP Targeting the chloride-importing and exporting transporters in CDKL5 disorder University of Pennsylvania CDKL5 $300,000 2017
David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD Targeting transcription in LAM Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School MDBR - Lymphangioleiomyomatosis $50,060 2018
Or Kakhlon, PhD Testing APBD drug candidates for restoration of multiple cell features and gene expression profile Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center MDBR - Adult Polyglucosan Body Disorder $52,978 2018
Chutikarn Butkinaree, PhD The Molecular Mechanisms of PCSK9-induced LDLR Degradation Clinical Research Institute of Montreal MDBR - FH $35,000 2014
Katherine Ponder, MD and Mark Haskins, BA, VMD, MS, PhD The Pathophysiology and the Effect of Treatments on Cardiovascular disease in Mucopolysaccharidosis I in Dogs University of Washington, St. Louis and University of Pennsylvania MPS I $330,000 2012
Elizabeth Henske, MD The Role of Regulatory T cells in the Pathogenesis and Therapy of LAM Brigham and Women's Hospital MDBR - LAM $50,000 2016
Hasam Akman, PhD The efficacy of guaifenesin in the treatment of adult polyglucosan body disease Columbia University Medical Center MDBR - APBD $50,500 2016