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The Maryland Genetics, Epidemiology, and Medicine Training Program

Wolfe Street Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the MD-GEM Wolfe Street Competition,

Priyanka Nandakumar and Adrienne Tin

for their proposal

"Differential Transcriptome Profiling of African Americans with and without both Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease"

Special thanks to our faculty reviewers and to the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund for their support and selection of our winners!


Wolfe Street Competition

Funded by the Maryland Genetics Epidemiology and Medicine (MD-GEM) Training Program through support from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund


The "Wolfe Street Competition" is intended to foster training and research collaborations in genetics, epidemiology, and medicine between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (SPH) and the School of Medicine (SOM), situated on either side of Wolfe Street here in Baltimore. This mechanism will provide up to $15,000 to support or supplement a research project led by a partnership of two students - a predoctoral student and another predoctoral or post-doctoral fellow. The two individuals need to independently represent laboratory or population based science. Because the MD-GEM training program also includes collaborations with the National Human Genome Research Institute, the post-doctoral fellow partner could also be from NHGRI (laboratory or population-based). This new collaboration should lead to new peer relationships and ideally novel genetic focused discoveries, within the scope of the MD-GEM mission


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must: Be students in the SPH or SOM or post-doctoral fellows in the SPH/SOM/NHGRI. A project must have at least two leaders, representing at least two of the MD-GEM divisions (SPH/SOM/NHGRI) and both population and laboratory science. One of the leaders must be a predoctoral student. There should be no directly overlapping financial support for the requested research activity, although supplemental or complementary work may be considered. If there are questions about this aspect, please contact Jennifer Deal.


Format of Application

  1. Cover Page (1 page)
  2. Specific Aims (1 page)
  3. Scientific Abstract (1 page)
  4. Proposal Overview (max 4 pages): Briefly describe the methods of the proposal and include details on how this will bring together population and laboratory methods to answer the specific research questions.
  5. Detailed Budget with Budget Justification (up to $15,000).
  6. Current CV from both applicants

Unallowable expenses

Salary or stipend; Tuition, health insurance, student fees; Administrative or secretarial support; Equipment (any item in excess of $5000); Laptop or Computer Purchases; Registration at scientific meetings and Travel to meetings.

Applications will be reviewed by MD-GEM faculty and final decisions determined by the MD-GEM Steering Committee.

For awardees, a final programmatic report is due no later than 60 days after the conclusion of the student/post-doc recipients research year. This 1 page report should summarize the results from the proposal and how funds contributed to the outcome. Please also list any publications or abstracts that result from this research.

Presentations and publications resulting from this work should acknowledge the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund and the Maryland-Genetic, Epidemiology and Medicine Training Program (MD-GEM).

Submit the completed application including Cover page, Aims, Abstract, Proposal, Budget and CVs as 1 PDF document to Jennifer Deal at jdeal1@jhu.edu. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Applications for the 2014-15 funding cycle due Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5pm EST. Winners will be announced September 5, 2014.


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