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 a maximum of $20,000 in 2020 to fund one or more innovative projects that support(s) the Foundation’s mission of an advanced understanding, enhanced patient care, and/or improved dissemination of knowledge regarding toxic exposures.

The scope of this award is intended to be broad and creative. Proposals may be clinical or clinical in nature, but must have relevance to the practice of medical toxicology. All proposals that support the mission of the Foundation will be considered. Current research and educational priorities of the Foundation include:

  • Support for early-career investigators (defined as fellows and faculty for whom fewer than 5 years have elapsed from their university appointment) with research proposals that advance the knowledge base of medical toxicology and improve patient care, and potentially providing preliminary data to support further grant applications (such as an NIH K-level award).
  • Support the development of innovative approaches to the delivery of medical toxicology education to healthcare providers and/or 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.

Click here for 2019 submission guidelines and instructions.  

Check back soon for 2020 submission guidelines and instructions. 


Past Recipients

2019 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients

Michael Toce, MD and colleagues 
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Pediatric Opioid Prescribing and Opioid-related Overdoses” 
Award Amount: $6,625
Funding Period: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Andrew Micchiche, MD and colleagues
University of Pittsburgh 
Case-Control Study Comparing the Expression of GABAA and NMDA Receptor Subunits in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Individuals With and Without Benzodiazepine-Resistant Alcohol Withdrawal” 
Award Amount: $10,000
Funding Period: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
 

2017 Medical Toxicology Foundation Innovative Research and Teaching Award Recipients

David JangPI: David Jang, MD, MSc, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

 

Utsha KhatriCo-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

Publications:

Grant:

  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Mentored Physician Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08HL136858)

Kathryn KopecPI: 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

Peter ChaiPI: 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

Abstract:

  • 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.

Publication:

  • 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

Jennifer CareyPI: 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

Abstracts:

  • 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.

Publication:

  • 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)

Christine MurphyPI: 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

Abstracts:

  • 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

Publication:

  • 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

Katherine KatzungPI: 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

Abtsract:

  • 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

Abstract:

  • 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)