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Research Pilot Award Program (RPAP) Award Recipients


Portrait of Dr. Paul PirragliaPaul Pirraglia, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

“Geofencing and Mobile Healthcare Access in Underserved People with Hypertension”



Portrait of Lauren WestaferLauren M. Westafer, DO, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

"STreaMLine: Strategy To Increase Outpatient Management of Low Risk Pulmonary Embolism"




Gregory KellyKelly Gregory, PhD

“Antagonism of Wnt Signaling to Target Tumor Associated Macrophages in the Breast”



Morgan ElizabethElizabeth Morgan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology

"Disparities From Birth: The Role of Maternal Stress on Fetal Development and Neonatal Outcomes"


Qasba NeenaNeena Qasba, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology

"Assessment of Contraceptive Coverage of Extended Supply in our State: ACCESS Study Part 3"


schoenfeld 140x196Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

"Conversations save lives: TALKing About Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Treatment Initiation (TALK ABOUT It)"


Dr. William SoaresWilliam E. Soares III, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

"Adaptive Harm Reduction Treatment for Emergency Department Patients with Opioid Use Disorder"



Dr. Mark TidswellMark A. Tidswell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

"A PILOT randomized controlled study of Non-invasive Oxygenation and Ventilation in Patients with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Comparison of Oxygen Delivery via Helmet Interface versus High Flow Nasal Cannula"


Dr. Quinn PackQuinn Pack, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine

"Exercise Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial"


schoencorinaCorina Schoen, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology

"BMI-associated labor induction for the reduction of cesarean section"


vaidyarubenRuben Vaidya, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

"Feasibility and Safety of Volume Targeted Ventilation in infants <32 weeks requiring Endotracheal Intubation and Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Delivery Room"


lagu_taraTara Lagu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

“Improving Access to Care for Patients with Lower Limb Mobility Impairment"


Madore Laura 140x196Laura Madore, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

"Targeted fortification of human breast milk and its effects on body composition of preterm infants"

Portrait of Mihala StefanMihaela Stefan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

"Association of Frailty with Short and Long-term Outcomes in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Treated With Non-Invasive Ventilatory Support"


JohnsonKarinKarin Johnson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

“Novel scoring to increase sensitivity of polysomnography (PSG) for clinical significant obstructive sleep disordered breathing"

Dr. Mark TidswellMark A. Tidswell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

"A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study of Non-invasive Ventilatory Support for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: High flow nasal oxygen vs. Helmet-Non-invasive vs. Mask-Non-invasive ventilation"

Qasba NeenaMichael V. Tirabassi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

"Evaluation of AntiGD2-PolyMPC−Dox Prodrugs in a Neuroblastoma Tumor"


TonyushkinaKseniaKsenia N. Tonyushkina, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

"Engaging School Nurses in Diabetes Care Team to Improve Diabetes Self-Management Skills, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Children with T1DM"

WaslickBruceBruce David Waslick, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

"Improving Patient-Centered Outcomes for Adolescents with Depressive Illness through the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)"