Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research & Teaching Grant(s)
Amount: up to $20,000
Number of Grants Available: TBD based on Applications Received
Funding Duration: 1-2 years
The Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) anticipates awarding up to $20,000 in 2018 to fund innovative projects that support the MTF’s mission of enriched understanding, enhanced patient care, and improved dissemination of knowledge regarding toxic exposures.
The scope of this MTF grant offering is intended to be broad and creative. Proposals that support the mission of the MTF will be considered. MTF Mission: To advance research and education in the prevention and treatment of patients adversely impacted by drugs, chemicals and natural toxins.
Research and education priorities of the MTF include:
- Supporting 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).
- Supporting the development of innovative approaches in the to delivery of medical toxicology education to healthcare providers and the lay public.
Applicants can request grant dollars in any amount from $5,000-$20,000 to support direct costs of projects one to two years in duration, keeping in mind that the intent of the MTF is to fund as many quality applications as fiscally possible during each funding cycle. However, the option exists to award one outstanding application the entire $20,000. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs.
Check back in Fall 2018 for offering information and grant submission guidelines.
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
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)
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
2015 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients
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.
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.
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.
PI: Nathan Menke, MD, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
Protocol: Utilizing Machine Based Learning Algorithms to Predict Mortality in Acetaminophen Overdose