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PhRMA Foundation Awards More Than $3M in 2023 Fellowships and Grants

April 19, 2023

The PhRMA Foundation awarded 41 researchers a total of over $3 million in 2023 fellowships and grants.

The PhRMA Foundation awarded 41 researchers a total of over $3 million in 2023 fellowships and grants, supporting innovative research in the areas of drug discovery, drug  delivery, translational medicine, and value assessment and health outcomes research.

“Through our grants and fellowships, the PhRMA Foundation supports promising researchers as they work toward tomorrow’s breakthroughs,” said Amy M. Miller, PhD, president of the PhRMA Foundation. “I am excited to welcome this new group of researchers into the PhRMA Foundation’s network of dedicated scientists, and I cannot wait to see the progress they make in advancing their respective fields.”

The awards include predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, and early- and mid-career faculty grants. Predoctoral fellowships provide $25,000 a year for up to two years. Postdoctoral fellowships provide $60,000 a year for two years. Faculty grants provide $100,000 for one year. Please find the list of awardees below and on our website.

Value Assessment & Health Outcomes Research

Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Christopher Cadham, MPH, University of Michigan
  • Ruiqi Jin, RN, MSN, Emory University
  • Karlon Johnson, MPH, University of Miami
  • Ding Quan (Quinton) Ng, University of California, Irvine
  • Helen Omuya, MPA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Huilin Tang, MS, University of Florida
  • Stephanie Zawada, MS, Mayo Clinic

Faculty Starter Grants

  • Norah Crossnohere, PhD, The Ohio State University
  • Jarratt Pytell, MD, University of Colorado, Denver

Mid-Career Faculty Grants

  • Surachat Ngorsuraches, PhD, Auburn University
  • Karen Mulligan, PhD, University of Southern California

Translational Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Christina Michalski, PhD, Emory University
  • Nir Pillar, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jake Rhodes, PhD, Emory University

Faculty Starter Grants

  • Shengqing (Stan) Gu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Liangliang Hao, PhD, Boston University

Drug Discovery

Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Sarah Bernhard, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Rhashanda Haywood, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Aakanksha Rajiv Kapoor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Made Harumi Padmaswari, University of Arkansas
  • Jacqueline Plau, Case Western Reserve University
  • Katelyn Reeb, Drexel University
  • Kinza Rizwan, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Claire Shudde, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Lydie Debaize, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Priscila Halicki, PhD, University of Central Florida
  • Yongbin Liu, PhD, Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • Piyusha Pagare, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Melanie Uguen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Joshua Walker, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Starter Grant

  • Swarup Mitra, PhD, MSc, Marshall University Research Corporation

Drug Delivery

Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Neil Baugh, Stanford University
  • Cynthia Choi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Leora Goldbloom-Helzner, MS, University of California, Davis
  • Cydney M. Martell, Northwestern University
  • Vladimir Molchanov, Van Andel Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Rogerio Aparecido Bataglioli, PhD, Virginia Tech
  • Zhicheng Wang, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Starter Grants

  • Ashlee Brunaugh, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Fatima Rivas, PhD, Louisiana State University
  • Kevin Yehl, PhD, Miami University