Cleft Palate Foundation

Grant History

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CPF Funded Grants

2016
CPF Clinical

Kathleen Kapp-Simon, PhD, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Chicago, “Parent and Self-Reported Outcomes in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate”

CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies

James Cray, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, “Thyroxine Exposure Depletes Stem Cells of the Cranial Suture”

Subtelny Clinical Orthodontic

Richard Kirschner, MD, Matthew Hiersche, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, “Investigation of the Oral Microbiome in Children with a Complete Cleft Lip and Palate Pre- and Post-alveolar Fistula Closure”

Paul W. Black, MD Junior Investigator

Alison Scheer-Cohen, MS, PhD, California State University San Marcos, “Applying Principles of Motor Learning in Articulation Therapy for Children with Cleft Palate”

 

2015
Junior Investigator

Sara Rolfe, PhD, Seattle Children’s Research Institute,  ”Interaction of Genotype and Dietary Vitamin A in Cleft Lip and/or Palate”

Kazlin Mason, MS, East Carolina University, “Examining Insertion Site of Pharyngoplasties as an Outcome for Determining Success” 

AAOMS Cleft/Craniofacial

Kristi Wharton, PhD, Brown University, “Impact of hBMP4 Mutations on Craniofacial Development”

CPF Cleft/Craniofacial

Canice Crerand, PhD, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, “Identifying Psychosocial Risk Factors in Families of Children with Craniofacial Conditions: Validation of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool-Craniofacial Version”

CPF Clinical

Raj Vyas, MD, University of California- Riverside, “Augmented Reality to Remotely Teach International Cleft Surgery”

Subtelny Clinical Orthodontic

Christian Schoen, DDS, MSc, Radboud University, “Investigation into the Role of mir-92b and mir-380 during Palatogenesis”

Subtelny Clinical Speech

Graham Schenck, MS, East Carolina University, “Velopharyngeal Muscle Morphology in Children with Congenital Palatal Microforms”

 

2014
Junior Investigator

Emily Chu, DDS, University of Washington, “Regulation of Orofacial Ectodermal Polarity by the CLP Protein, IRF6″

Eric Van Otterloo, PhD, University of Colorado-Denver, “Investigating a Novel Role for Mediator of ErbB2-Driven Cell Motility1 in Regulating Craniofacial Development”

AAOMS Cleft/Craniofacial

Russell Reid, MD, PhD, University of Chicago, “Proteomic Characterizations of Nonsyndromic Craniosynososis”

CPF Cleft/Craniofacial

Jamie Perry, PhD, East Carolina University, “Morphologic Variations in Velopharyngeal Muscles Among Individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome”

Subtelny Clinical Orthodontic

Jean-Charles Doucet, DMD, MD, MSc, FRCDC, Dalhousie University, “Facial Growth of Patients with CUCLP Treated with Alveolar Bone Grafting at 6 Years of Age”

Subtelny Clinical Speech & CPF Clinical

Amy Conrad, PhD, University of Iowa Children’s, “Evaluating the Neurobiology of Neonatal Cry Patterns in Infants with Cleft Lip and/or Palate Prior to Surgery: A Pilot Study”

 

2013
Junior Investigator

Christine Hong, DMD, MS, University of California- Los Angeles, “Preclinical evaluation of bisphosphonates in cleft bone graft and palatal expansion procedures”

Etiology

Charles Shuler, DMD, PhD, University of British Columbia, “Molecular mechanism regulating the process of the secondary palatal adhesion”

Cleft/Craniofacial

Reza Jarrahy, MD, University of California- Los Angeles, “A novel osteogenic oxysterol for cranial bone regeneration”

 

2012
Junior Investigator

Jamie Ong, DMD, University of Toronto, “Identification and characterization of FGFR2 isoforms in the midface of Crouzon syndrome mouse model”

Trish Elizabeth Parsons, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, “Effects of acute hypoxia on development of craniofacial shape and cleft lip/palate”

Etiology

Rolf Stottmann, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, “Mechanism of craniofacial defects in Ttc21b null mice”

Cleft/Craniofacial

James Cray, Jr., PhD, Georgia Health Sciences University, “Effects of thyroxine on the craniosynostotic phenotype”

Children’s Craniofacial

Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, “A language environmental analysis (LENA) of vocalizations of infants with cleft palate”

 

2011
Junior Investigator

Carrie Gotzke, MSLP, MScSLP, University of Alberta, “Development and Evaluation of the Speech Intelligibility Probe for Children with Cleft Palate Version 5″

 

2010
Junior Investigator

James Cray, Jr., PhD, University of Pittsburgh, “Rescue of Coronal Suture Fusion Using Relaxin in Rabbits with Delayed Onset Craniosynostosis”

Darren Smith, MD, University of Pittsburgh, “Bioprinting Customized 3D Tissue Engineered Bone Constructs”

Etiology

Daniela Luquetti, MD, PhD, University of Washington, “Further Exploration in Microtia Etiology: Candidate Gene Analysis in a South American Population”

Cleft/Craniofacial

Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc, Children’s Hospital Boston, “Biomechanical Evaluation of Particulate Bone Versus Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Following Inlay Cranioplasty”

 

For additional grant history (1989-2009), please contact the Cleft Palate Foundation.
Grant Type and Funding Sources
Junior Investigator Junior Investigator grant funded by Peer Foundation, Florham Park, New Jersey (1989 to 2007); Funded by the Cleft Palate Foundation (2008 to 2011); Funded by Synthes and the Cleft Palate Foundation (2012 to 2014); Funded by the Cleft Palate Foundation (2015-2016)
Etiology Grant Funded by Peer Foundation, Florham Park, New Jersey (1991 to 2008); Funded by the Cleft Palate Foundation (2009 to 2013)
Cleft/Craniofacial Funded by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois (1991 to 2015)
Children’s Craniofacial Funded by the Children’s Craniofacial Association (CCA), Dallas, Texas (2003 to 2008); Funded by CCA and the Cleft Palate Foundation (2009 to 2012)
Smile Train Funded by The Smile Train, New York, New York (1999-2001)