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Dr. Jennifer Martiny is one of the recipients of the SSIHI Pilot Studies Award

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Six research projects in the field of integrative health have been awarded UC Irvine Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Pilot Program grants for 2023.

Projects were selected based on rigor, innovation, feasibility as well as potential for extramural funding. 

The institute partners with the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science on award selection, participating in a national Clinical Translational Science Awards External Reviewer Exchange Consortium (CEREC) to provide application review.

Pilot Award Research Projects  

Use of ancient medicinal plant rosemary to combat psychostimulant addiction
Kevin T. Beier, PhD (PI)
Geoffrey W. Abbott, PhD (Co-I)

Electroacupuncture in Symptom Management after CRS/HIPEC: A Pilot Study
Oliver S. Eng, MD (PI)
Alexandre Chan, PharmD (Co-I)

Investigating the role of Bifidobacterium diversity on fiber degradation for development of multi-strain probiotics
Jennifer Martiny, PhD (PI)
Elizabeth Bess, PhD (Co-I)
Katrine Whiteson, PhD (Co-I)

Feasibility and preliminary effects of fasting-mimicking diet in Asian Americans with prediabetes
Hannah Lui Park, PhD (PI)
Karen Lindsay, PhD (Co-I)
Nathan Wong, PhD (Co-I)

Priming breast cancer surgical patients for success with high fiber diets to promote microbiome and immune health
Katrine Whiteson, PhD (PI)
Karen Todd Lane, MD (Co-I)
Angela Fleischman, MD, PhD (Co-I)
Karen Lindsay, PhD (Co-I) Laura Esserman, MD (Co-I)  

Top, from left: Geoffrey W. Abbott, PhD (Co-I), Kevin T. Beier, PhD (PI), Elizabeth Bess, PhD (Co-I), Alexandre Chan, PharmD (Co-I), Oliver S. Eng, MD (PI), Laura Esserman, MD (Co-I).
Middle, from left: Angela Fleischman, MD, PhD (Co-I), Liang-Wu Fu, MD, PhD (PI), Zhi-Ling Guo, MD, PhD (Co-I), Karen Todd Lane, MD (Co-I), Karen Lindsay, PhD (Co-I).
Bottom, from left: Jennifer Martiny, PhD (PI), Hannah Lui Park, PhD (PI), Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, PhD (Co-I), Katrine Whiteson, PhD (PI, Co-I), Nathan Wong, PhD (Co-I).   Full Abstracts and More Information Here

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