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Bridging The Gap

GUMC Gap Fund, powered by Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization & Office of Advancement, continues to fuel groundbreaking medical research

With the generous support from a visionary GU alumnus, Bill Baker, the GUMC Gap fund has thrived for three successful years. This year’s awardees are driving innovation in liver fibrosis detection, pulmonary hypertension treatment, and airborne filtration.

The Office of Technology Commercialization and the Office of Advancement are pleased to announce the 2023 Gap Fund awards recipients. The funds are designed to provide crucial support to innovative research projects with high commercial potential that bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and real-world applications, address important scientific challenges, and pave the way for significant advancements in the field. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the following recipients: 

Dr. Radoslav Goldman 
Project Title: Non-invasive Serologic Detection of Liver Fibrosis
Departments: Oncology; Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology 

Dr. Tinatin Brelidze and Dr. Yuichiro Suzuki 
Project Title: Use of Kv11.1 Channel Inhibitors for Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension 
Department: Pharmacology & Physiology 

Dr. Kai Liu 
Project Title: Nanoporous Foam Based Multifunctional Filters Against Multi-hazards  
Department: Physics 

Our esteemed panel of experts selected These projects after a rigorous review process. Each proposal demonstrated significant potential for advancing cutting-edge research and translating it into practical applications with tangible impact. The chosen projects span a wide range of disciplines and showcase the exceptional talent and diversity of our researchers. We are confident that the recipients’ pioneering work will bring about meaningful advances in their respective fields.  

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the faculty members who submitted their proposals and our dedicated reviewers who ensured a fair and thorough evaluation process. We also extend our appreciation to our generous donors, Bill Baker (C’54, Parent ’80, ’84, ’88) and Ruth Baker (Parent ’80, ’84, and ’88), whose gift has made these awards possible. 

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