Cleft Palate Foundation Announces Research Grant Recipients

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News

Chapel Hill, NC, May 10, 2016 – The Cleft Palate Foundation is pleased to award our 2016 Research Grants to the following recipients:

  • CPF Clinical Research Grant
    2016 Recipient: Kathleen Kapp-Simon, PhD, “Parent and Self-Reported Outcomes in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate”

    This grant is sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation and is designed to promote scientific research regarding developmental and therapeutic issues related to cleft and craniofacial conditions. This is a three-year $24,000 grant.

  • CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant
    2016 Recipient: James Cray, PhD, “Thyroxine Exposure Depletes Stem Cells of the Cranial Suture”

    This grant is sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation and encourages scientific research on issues related to cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies. This is a one-year $10,000 grant.

  • Subtelny Orthodontic Clinical Research Grant
    2016 Recipient: Richard Kirschner, MD, Matthew Hiersche, MD, “Investigation of the Oral Microbiome in Children with a Complete Cleft Lip and Palate Pre- and Post-alveolar Fistula Closure”

    This grant, in honor of Dan and Joanne Subtelny, is sponsored by alumni from the Orthodontic Department, Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. This grant recognizes a lifetime commitment by the Subtelnys to clinical work, research and education in the cleft/craniofacial fields in orthodontics. The purpose of this grant is to promote effective orthodontic treatment modalities and strategies for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. This is a one-year $5,000 grant.

  • Paul W. Black, MD Junior Investigator Research Grant
    2016 Recipient: Alison Scheer-Cohen, MS, PhD, “Applying Principles of Motor Learning in Articulation Therapy for Children with Cleft Palate”

    This grant is offered in honor of the significant contributions of Paul W. Black, MD to the field of cleft/craniofacial research and is sponsored by Fernando Burstein, MD, Joseph Williams, MD and Magdalena Soldanska, MD. The purposes of this grant are to develop young scientific investigators who are committed to cleft/craniofacial research and to encourage research on problems related to the diagnosis and treatment of cleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial anomalies. This is a one-year $5,000 grant.

Congratulations to our 2016 Research Grant recipients! All investigators interested in 2017 funding are encouraged to visit this fall for information regarding next year’s grant offerings.