Advanced Researchers

2016

Louis-Jeantet “Translational Research” Grants

The aim of these grants is to fund projects that involve both a clinical research group (HUG) and a basic research group (Faculty of Medicine, UNIGE). From among the 17 projects submitted for the 2016 call for proposals, below is the list of the award-winners for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Board on 1 June 2016.

  1. Study of tear composition in multiple sclerosis patients (abstract)Dr. Natacha Turck, Locum Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Protein SciencesProf. Patrice Lalive, Staff Physician, Clinical Neuroscience Department, HUG
  2. A novel versatile allular platform dedicated to encapsulated cell therapy and it's clinical application in cancer immunotherapy (abstract)Dr. Aurélien Lathuilière, Scientific Resident, Oncology Division, HUGProf. Nicolas Mach, Senior Staff Physician, Oncology Department, HUG
  3. Neurofeedback for Cannabis Use Disorder. A pilot study on clinical effects and possible relationship with brain dopamine function (abstract)Prof. Yasser Khazaal, Staff Physician, Mental Health and Psychiatry Department, HUGProf. Nathalie Ginovart, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Department

 

2014

Louis-Jeantet “Translational Research” Grants. 

The aim of these grants is to fund projects that involve both a clinical research group (HUG) and a basic research group (Faculty of Medicine, UNIGE)From among the 26 projects submitted for the 2014 call for proposals, below is the list of the award-winners for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Board on 30 October 2014:

  1. Joint brain imaging and clinical markers of prodromal Alzheimer's Disease (abstract)Dr. Frédéric Assal, Neurology Division, HUGProf. Patrik Vuilleumier, Basic Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine
  2. The molecular basis of developmental disorders: The case of uterovaginal aplasia (abstract)Prof. Patrick Pétignat, Gynaecology Division, HUGProf. Stylianos Antonarakis, Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine
  3. Molecular Targeting of Inner Ear Pathologies (abstract)Dr. Pascal Senn, Clinical Neurosciences Division, HUGProf. Karl-Heinz Krause, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

2012

Louis-Jeantet “Translational Research” Grants. 

The aim of these grants is to fund projects that involve both a clinical research group (HUG) and a basic research group (Faculty of Medicine, UNIGE)From among the 21 projects submitted for the 2012 call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 24 October 2012:

  1. High throughput hunting for virus associated with glioblastoma and acute meningoencephalitis Prof. Laurent Kaiser, Senior Staff Physician, Virology Laboratory, Virology Division, Medical Specialisations Department, HUGDr. Evgeny Zdobnov, Associate Professor, Genetic Medicine and Development Department, Faculty of Medicine
  2. MRI evaluation of fibrosis and inflammation in the kidney: validation of new tools in animals models and kidney allograft patients Prof. Jean-Paul Vallée, Senior Staff Physician, Radiology Division, Imaging/Sciences Department, HUGDr. Sophie de Seigneux, Research Fellow, Nephrology Laboratory, Physiology and Metabolism Department, Faculty of Medicine
  3. Genetically-corrected hepatocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells to treat inborn metabolic liver diseases Prof. Barbara Wildhaber, Physician, Head of the Pediatric Surgery Division, Child/Adolescent Department, HUGDr. Marisa Jaconi, Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

Edmond J. Safra “Primary Care Medicine - General Internal Medicine” Grant

The aim of this grant is to fund research projects in primary care medicine or general internal medicineFrom among the 4 projects submitted for the 2012 call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 2 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 16 January 2013:

  1. Clinical Path for Treating Fragility Fractures in Patients Over 60 Admitted to the General Internal Medicine Division Dr. Thierry Chevalley, Senior Staff Physician, Geriatrics Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, HUG
  2. Determining the health effects of forgoing healthcare and how primary-care physicians are identifying patients at risk of forgoing healthcare Prof. Idris Guessous, Staff Physician, Primary Care Division, Department of Community, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, HUG

2011

From among the 24 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2011 call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 4 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 7 December 2011:

  1. Evaluation of a novel screening strategy for rheumatoid arthritis (abstract)First author: Dr. Axel Finckh, Senior Staff Physician, Rheumatology Division, Medical Specialisations Department
  2. First in men Phase I clinical trial assessing a novel patient specific anti-tumor cell therapy combining irradiated autologous tumor cells and macrocapsules containing allogeneic cells genetically modified to produce the potent adjuvant huGM-CSF: Immunological analysis (abstract)First author: Dr. Nicolas Mach, Staff Physician, Oncology Division, Medical Specialisations Department
  3. Investigation of “Natural Killer” (NK) cells before and after liver transplantation (abstract)First author: Dr. Joerg Seebach, Physician, Head of the Immunology and Allergology Division, Medical Specialisations Department
  4. Dexamethasone for the treatment of established postoperative nausea and vomiting a randomised, placebo-controlled, dose-finding study (abstract)First author: Prof. Martin Tramer, Senior Staff Physician, Anesthesiology Division, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care

2010

From among the 22 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2010 call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 8 December 2010:

  1. ER Niacin/laropiprant impact on cardiovascular markers and atheroprogression in HIV-infected individuals on cART: the NILACH trial (abstract)First author: Dr. Alexandra Calmy, Staff Physician, Infectious Diseases Division, Internal Medicine Department
  2. Leukemia and lymphoma diagnosis using nanotechnology (abstract)First author: Dr. Thomas Matthes, Senior Staff Physician, Hematology Division, Internal Medicine Department.
  3. Influence of Preoperative Factors on Functional Recovery after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (abstract)First author: Dr. Katia Turcot, Post-Doctorate Researcher, Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division, Surgery Department

2009

From among the 34 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2009 3rd annual call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 30 November 2009:

  1. Prospective study of the influence of age, underlying disease and immunosuppression on vaccine responses to influenza A H1N1/09 (abstract)First author: Prof. Claire-Anne Siegrist, Staff Physician, Full Professor, General Pediatrics Division, Child and Adolescent Department.
  2. Pilot project for a national screening program for biliary atresia (abstract)First author: Dr. Barbara Wildhaber, Senior Staff Physician, Pediatric Surgery Division, Child and Adolescent Department.
  3. Short-Term Preoperative Rehabilitation for Patients with Lung Cancer: A Randomized Trial (abstract)First author: Dr. Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, MSc, Senior Resident, Pulmonology Division, Internal Medicine Department.

2008

From among the 10 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2008 2nd annual call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 5 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 12 December 2008, then funded by the HUG equalisation fund - decision of the Board of Directors on 26 February 2009:

  1. Relationship between Increases in Body Weight, Endocannabinoids, Leptin and Coronary Circulatory Dysfunction (abstract)First author: Dr. Thomas Schindler, Senior Resident, Head of Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine Department, Cardiology Division 
  2. Platelet Hyperreactivity Project (abstract)First author: Dr Pierre Fontana, Senior Resident, Internal Medicine Department, Angiology and Hemostasis Division
  3. Autologous human bone marrow stem cells mobilized by granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) to improve liver function in patients with decompensated alcoholic liver disease: a randomized study (abstract)First author: Dr. Laurent Spahr, Senior Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Gastroenterology Division
  4. Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Birth (abstract)First author: Dr. Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber, Staff Physician, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, Obstetrics Division
  5. Post Preeclampsia Renal Project (abstract)First author: Dr. Antoinette Péchère-Bertschi, Senior Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition and Community Medicine Department, Primary Care Division

2007

From among the 21 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2007 1st annual call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 5 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 12 October 2007:

  1. Randomized trial to compare a regimen of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole plus rifampicin with a regimen of linezolid in the treatment of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Author: Dr. Stephan Habarth, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Surgery DivisionCo-authors: Dr. Jorge Garbino, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division, HUG; Dr. Ilker Uckay, Surgery Department, Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Care Division, HUG; Dr. Stéphane Emonet, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division, HUG; Dr. Jacques Schrenzel, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division, HUG; Prof. Didier Pittet, Medical Administration, HUG; Prof. Daniel Lew, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division, HUG
  2. Respiratory viruses in lung transplant recipients. Project for a cohort study. Author: Dr. Laurent Kaiser, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases DivisionCo-authors: Dr. Paola Gasche-Soccal, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Pulmonology Division, HUG; Dr. John David Aubert, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Pulmonology Division, HUG and Organ Transplant Centre, CHUV; Dr. Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Research Fellow, Internal Medicine Department, Pulmonology Division, HUG 
  3. Beta-lactam monotherapy versus Beta-lactam-macrolide association in community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized, non-inferiority, open trial Author: Dr. Arnaud Perrier, Physician, Head of Division, Internal Medicine Department, General Internal Medicine Division, HUGCo-authors: Dr. Nicolas Garin, Senior Resident, Internal Medicine Department, General Internal Medicine Division, HUG; Dr. Stephan Harbarth, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division, HUG; Prof. Thierry Rochat, Physician, Head of Division, Internal Medicine Department, Pulmonology Division, HUG; Dr. Mathieu Nendaz, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, General Internal Medicine Division, HUG; Dr. Olivier Rutschmann, Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, General Internal Medicine Division, HUG 
  4. Bone health in retiring workers: environmental and genetic determinants. Author: Dr. René Rizzoli, Bone Diseases Division, HUG Co-authors: Prof. Stylianos Antonarakis, Department of Laboratories and Genetics, Head of the Medical Genetics Division, HUG; Prof. Osman Ratib, Imaging and Health Informatics Department, Head of Department and Head of the Nuclear Medicine Division, HUG; Prof. Serge Ferrari, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics Department, Bone Diseases Division, HUG
  5. Usefulness of PET-CT in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with “vulnerable” carotid plaques: correlation to clinical symptoms, to the presence of asymptomatic micro-embolic signals detected on trans-cranial Doppler and to plasmatic markers of inflammation Author: Dr. Roman Sztajzel, Senior Staff Physician, Clinical Neurology Department, Neurology Division, HUGCo-authors: Prof. Osman Ratib, Imaging and Health Informatics Sciences Department, Nuclear Medicine Division, HUG; Dr. Karl-Olof Lovblad, Imaging and Health Informatics Sciences Department, Radiology Division, Neuroradiology Unit, HUG; Dr. Patrice Lalive, Imaging and Health Informatics Sciences Department, Neurology Division, Neuroimmunology Unit, HUG; Dr. François Hermann, Geriatrics Department, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Division, HUG

2006

From among the 27 projects for advanced researchers submitted for the 2006 1st annual call for proposals, below is the list and contact people for the 3 projects approved by the Clinical Research Centre’s Scientific Committee on 7 November 2006:

  1. Exercise in pregnancy Author: Dr. Michel Boulvain, Senior Staff Physician, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department Co-authors: Prof. Bengt Keyser, Assistant Professor, IMS; Prof. Olivier Irion, Head of Division, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, HUG; Dr. Dominique Rouiller, Senior Staff Physician, Internal Medicine Department, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition, HUG 
  2. Alkalinisation of airways to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia Author: Dr. Jérôme Pugin, Senior Staff Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Intensive Care DivisionCo-author: Dr. Stephan Habarth, Internal Medicine Department, Infectious Diseases Division
  3. The effect of perioperative intravenous low-dose ketamine on acute and chronic neuropathic painafter major back surgery - A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study (KetaDol-Study) Authors: Prof. Martin Tramèr, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Anesthesiology Division, HUG and Dr. Christoph Czarnetzki, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Anesthesiology Division, HUGCo-authors: Dr. Enrico Tessitore, Clinical Neuroscience Department, Neurosurgery Division, HUG; Prof. Jules Desmeules, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Division, HUG; Dr. Christine Cedraschi, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Division, HUG; Dr. Michel Rossier, Department of Genetic and Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry Division, HUG