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Medical Toxicology Foundation Research and Teaching Awards

The Medical Toxicology Foundation anticipates awarding up to $20,000 in 2018 to fund innovative projects that support the Foundation’s mission of an enriched understanding, enhanced patient care, and improved dissemination of knowledge regarding toxic exposures.

The scope of the MTF Awards is intended to be broad and creative: All proposals that support the mission of the Foundation will be considered. Current research and education priorities of the Foundation include:

  • Support early-career investigators (fellows and young faculty less than 5 years post-fellowship training) with research projects that advance toxicological knowledge and improve patient care while providing preliminary data to support further grant applications (such as an NIH K-level award).
  • Support development of innovative approaches to delivery of medical toxicology education to healthcare providers and lay public.

Applicants can request monies in any amount from $5,000-$20,000 to support projects of 1-2 years duration, but they should keep in mind that the intent of the Foundation is to fund as many quality applications as fiscally possible. However, a single, outstanding application could be awarded the entire $20,000.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST on February 15, 2018

Application materials can be found here

Biosketch Sample found here.



2017 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients

PI: David Jang, MD, MSc, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Investigator: Utsha Khatri, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Current Position (2018): Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Toxicology and Critical Care Medicine Department, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Protocol: Investigation of a cell-permeable mitochondrial prodrug (NV-118) on mitochondrial function in human blood cells from patients with CO poisoning

Amount $10,000
  • David H. Jang, MD, MSc, Utsha G. Khatri, MD, Brenna P Shortal, BS, Matthew Kelly, MD, David Lambert, MD, Kevin Hardy, MD, David M. Eckmann, PhD, MD: Alterations in mitochondrial respiration and reactive oxygen species in patients poisoned with carbon monoxide treated with hyperbaric oxygen. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental Jan 2017.
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Mentored Physician Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08HL136858)

PI: Kathryn Kopec, DO, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Current Position (2018): Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center

Protocol: Global Educational Toxicology toolkit (GETKIT): A One Day Course for Teaching Poisoning Essentials in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)

Amount: $9,680

2016 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients

PI: Peter Chai, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Current Position (2018): Faculty, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Protocol: Naloxone Distribution Patterns in Patients with a History of Heroin Abuse

Amount: $10,000

  • Lai J, Chai PR, Boyle K, Boyer EW. Acceptance Among Heroin Users of Advanced Technology in Studying Naloxone Distribution Programs. J Med Toxicol 2017;13:13. 
  • Lai J, Champan B, Boyle KL, Boyer EW, Chai PR. Low-Energy Bluetooth for Detecting Real-World Penetrance of Bystander Naloxone Kits: A Pilot Study. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-51. 2018. Jan. Accepted.

2015 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients    

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PI: Jennifer Carey, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Current Position (2018): Assistant Professor. Division Director, Undergraduate Medical Education. UMASS Med Center

Protocol: Adolescent at Risk: Intentional toxic exposures in self-harm attempts and the role of social media.

Amount: $6,042

  • Chapman BP, Nader N, Lai J and Carey JL.  #HelpMe Social Media Usage Among Suicidal Adolescents.  UMass Center for Health and Social Media Conference, Worcester, MA. May 2017
  • Chapman BP, Lai J, Nader N and Carey JL.  Do adolescents post social media content indicative of self-harm and intentional poisonings?  J Med Toxicol 2017;13:3-46 Abstract #103 
  • #HelpMe Social Media Usage Among Suicidal Adolescents.  UMMS CCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium, Worcester, MA. March 2017. 
  • Carey JL, Chapman B, Chai P, Jake-Schoffman DE, Carreiro S, Nader N, Pagoto S. Social Media and Self Harm: The use of social media in depressed and suicidal youth.  Proc Annu Hawaii Int Conf Syst Sci. (accepted)

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PI: Christine Murphy, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Current Position (2018): Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology Program Director, Carolinas Medical Center

Protocol: A pilot study of the efficacy of hydroxocobalamin in treating nifedipine-induced shock.

Award: $11,000

  • Murphy CM, Williams C, Quinn M, Nicholson B, Shoe T, Beuhler MC, Kerns WP. Pilot trial of lipid rescue in a swine model of severe nifedipine toxicity. J Med Toxicol. 2013;9:82
  • Murphy CM, Williams C, Quinn M, Nicholson B, Shoe T, Dulaney AR, Beuhler MC, Kerns WP. Pilot study comparing hemodynamic measures in swine anesthetized with α-chloralose and isoflurane. Clin Toxicol 2014;52:358
  • Murphy CM, Williams C, Quinn M, Nicholson B, Shoe T, Dulaney AR, Beuhler MC, Kerns WP. Survival of swine with nifedipine toxicity treated with methylene blue. J Med Toxicol 2014;10:69
  • Murphy CM, Gellar M, Runyon MS, Rozario N, Kerns W. Efficacy of Hydroxocobalamin in Treating Nifedipine Induced Shock. J Med Toxicol 2016;12:5-6
  • Murphy CM, Williams C, Quinn ME, Nicholson T, Shoe T, Beuhler MC, Kerns WP. Pilot trial of intravenous lipid emulsion treatment for severe nifedipine-induced shock. J Med Toxicol. 2016;12:380-5 PMID:27501853

2014 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients 

PI: Katherine Katzung, MD, HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research/Regions Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine. Minneapolis, MN

Current Position (2018): Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Consultant, Minnesota Poison Control System. Assistant Medical Director, Mission Detox Facility, Plymouth, MN

Protocol: Effect of Norepinephrine on Cerebral Oxygenation in a Porcine Model of Propranolol Toxicity After   Maximization of High Dose Insulin (HDI) Therapy.

Amount: $13,922

  • Katzung KG, LeRoy JM, Boley SP, Thomas AJ, Stellpflug SJ, Holger JM, Engebretsen KM. Randomized Controlled Study Comparing High Dose Insulin (HDI) to Vasopressors or Combination Therapy in Refractory Toxin-Induced Cardiogenic Shock (TICS). J Med Toxicol (2016); 12:3-47. Abstract #1.  

PI: Nathan Menke, MD, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA

Protocol: Utilizing Machine Based Learning Algorithms to Predict Mortality in Acetaminophen Overdose

Amount: $10,000

  • Menke N, Pizon A, Menke M. Utilizing a machine-based algorithm to predict mortality in acetaminophen overdose. J Med Toxicol 2017;13:3-46 (abstract #6)