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Grant Recipients



2014 HOPE Pilot Research Grant

APFED is proud to support the following HOPE Pilot Research Grant in 2014. Congratulations to Dr. Masterson for her grant-winning proposal. We look forward to her valuable contribution to eosinophil research.

Joanne Masterson, PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
Digestive Health Institute
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Mucosal Inflammation Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine

HOPE Pilot Grant Amount: $50,000 for a 1-year period
HIF signaling and mucosal healing in EoE

Dr. Masterson’s research will provide a greater understanding of the signaling pathway of certain cells involved with EoE as they relate to inflammation caused by oxygen deficiency in cells and tissue. Her research will help determine whether or not this signaling mediates a critical link between conditions that cause inflammation and how the mucosal tissue heals after it is damaged by EoE.

Patient Impact: Understanding the molecular mechanisms of HIF signaling pathway in EoE may lead to new ways to treat the disease. 


Letters of Appreciation - Researchers express gratitude for grants received through APFED's Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.