Current Scholars

Support for IPSA Scholars will be provided through a minimum of two consecutive 12-month appointments, renewable in annual increments, for up to five years total.

The following junior faculty have been chosen as the K12 Indiana Pediatric Scientist Awardees.

Current IPSA Scholars

Matthew Durbin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Project: Cardiovascular Genetics looking at Congenital heart disease (CHD) in newborns using exome sequencing to identify genetic variants

Benjamin Landis, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Project:  Identification of genetic modifiers of thoracic aortic aneurysm severity to improve clinical classification strategies and elucidate disease mechanisms

Courtney Rowan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Project: Predicting respiratory failure in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

Past IPSA Scholars

Grzegorz Nalepa, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Project:  Discovery of druggable phosphatase tumor suppressor signaling network in glioblastoma multiforme

Jodi L. Skiles, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Project:  Optimizing use of Vincristine for Kenyan Children with Cancer

Shawn Ahlfeld, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neonatal-Perinatal, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Research Project:  The Role of Vascular Precursors in Structural and Functional Recovery in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Kirsten Kloepfer, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Research Project:  Microbial Influence on Airway Function and Inflammation