Impact Story: Cynthia Santos, MD
“Through support for these projects from organizations like the MTF and SAEMF…I hope to eventually become a competitive, independent investigator in clinical and translational research."
- Cynthia Santos, MD
Cynthia Santos, MD
2021 MTF/SAEMF Toxicology Research Grant Recipient
Grant Project: “Genotypes Associated with Dosing and Relapse in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Receiving Buprenorphine"
Award Amount: $10,000
About Dr. Santos
"In 2021, I received the MTF/SAEMF Toxicology Research Grant to conduct a pilot study of the pharmacogenomic targets for buprenorphine in collaboration with the Genomics Laboratory at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
This grant enabled me to test and study the various pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic markers for uninsured patients who were initiated with buprenorphine for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), allowing me to collect pilot data for larger grants. I am currently applying for NIH grants that will allow me more clinical time to study a larger population of patients and to expand this study to include naltrexone as an MOUD option as well.
Through support for these projects from organizations like the MTF and SAEMF, and assistance from my institution, I hope to eventually become a competitive, independent investigator in clinical and translational research."