PILOT PROGRAM ABSTRACT The Pilot Project Program is arguably the 'heart'of the Harvard-NIEHS Center. It encourages innovation and creativity, and provides a pathway for outstanding new investigators to enter environmental health research. It provides important support for new investigators to develop preliminary data to develop independent research projects and compete for independent funding for environmental health research. This program has encouraged new and creative research approaches and provide preliminary data and demonstrated feasibility for numerous career development and research project grants both from NIH and other funding sources. Pilot Project applications are solicited broadly from the Harvard academic community twice a year. Each application is reviewed for scientific merit by three experts (at least two outside the Center). The most sound applications are then ranked programmatically. All applicants are notified of funding decisions and given feedback within 6 weeks. Investigators needing resources for specific laboratory analyses may apply for Facility Access Funds with review and a decision within two days. The Center Pilot Program has been successful in attracting applications from across the spectrum of departments and disciplines in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard academic community. In the first four years of the current Center grant, 29 pilot grant awards have resulted in 38 peer-reviewed publication plus 29 funded new grant awards. The Pilot Project program is a highly leveraged investment that facilitates the expansion of our Center research into critical areas of study. We continue to believe that pilot project funds are an extremely shrewd, high yield investment, which leads our Center research into important new areas of study.
PILOT PROGRAM NARRATIVE Pilot Projects provide initial support to establish new lines of research, allow exploration of innovative new directions in environmental health sciences, provide a pathway for investigators from other disciplines to apply their expertise to environmental health research, and foster opportunities to fill in gaps in the Center research portfolio. The investment in Pilot Project has a high yield in innovation, new expertise, and collaborative initiative to address emerging environmental health issues.
|Wang, Yan; Bobb, Jennifer F; Papi, Bianca et al. (2016) Heat stroke admissions during heat waves in 1,916 US counties for the period from 1999 to 2010 and their effect modifiers. Environ Health 15:83|
|Rosenblum Lichtenstein, Jamie H; Molina, Ramon M; Donaghey, Thomas C et al. (2016) Repeated Mouse Lung Exposures to Stachybotrys chartarum Shift Immune Response from Type 1 to Type 2. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 55:521-531|
|CÃ¡rdenas-GonzÃ¡lez, M; Osorio-YÃ¡Ã±ez, C; Gaspar-RamÃrez, O et al. (2016) Environmental exposure to arsenic and chromium in children is associated with kidney injury molecule-1. Environ Res 150:653-62|
|Lee, Mi-Sun; Eum, Ki-Do; Rodrigues, Ema G et al. (2016) Effects of Personal Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter on Acute Change in Nocturnal Heart Rate Variability in Subjects Without Overt Heart Disease. Am J Cardiol 117:151-6|
|Pelta, Ran; Chudnovsky, A Alexandra; Schwartz, Joel (2016) Spatio-temporal behavior of brightness temperature in Tel-Aviv and its application to air temperature monitoring. Environ Pollut 208:153-60|
|Yu, Amy Marie; Calvo, Jennifer A; Muthupalani, Suresh et al. (2016) The Mbd4 DNA glycosylase protects mice from inflammation-driven colon cancer and tissue injury. Oncotarget 7:28624-36|
|Brand, Jeffrey D; Mathews, Joel A; Kasahara, David I et al. (2016) Regulation of IL-17A expression in mice following subacute ozone exposure. J Immunotoxicol 13:428-38|
|Henry, Frank S; Tsuda, Akira (2016) Onset of alveolar recirculation in the developing lungs and its consequence on nanoparticle deposition in the pulmonary acinus. J Appl Physiol (1985) 120:38-54|
|Debes, Frodi; Weihe, Pal; Grandjean, Philippe (2016) Cognitive deficits at age 22 years associated with prenatal exposure to methylmercury. Cortex 74:358-69|
|Perry, Melissa J; Young, Heather A; Grandjean, Philippe et al. (2016) Sperm Aneuploidy in Faroese Men with Lifetime Exposure to Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,pÂ´-DDE) and Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Pollutants. Environ Health Perspect 124:951-6|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 836 publications