Phase 3 Pilot Projects (Funded by NIH unless indicated otherwise)


2020 - 2021 Cycle


2019 - 2020 Cycle 

Qingjun Wang    Platelet metabolism in obesity- and diabetes-associated thrombosis

Grace Walton     Adipose-specific metabolic effects of exercise-induced skeletal muscle exosomes

Samir Softic        Sugar metabolism in development of obesity complications

Rolf Craven         A novel, targetable link between insulin receptor and low density lipoprotein receptor                                                                                                           (Funded by UK-COM Dean’s Office)

Jill Kolesar           Body Composition as a Novel Method for Dosing 5FU in Obese Individuals with Cancer                                                                                                        (Co-funded by UK-COM Dean’s Office and the Markey Cancer Center)

2018 - 2019 Cycle

Nancy Schoenberg  Adapting an evidence-based mHealth energy balance intervention for a rural, Appalachian population

Robin Shoemaker    Cardiac consequences of obesity during pregnancy

Sean Thatcher         Effects of obesity and sex chromosomes on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction                                                                                                      (Funded by UK-COM Dean’s Office)