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Liver Center Pilot Project Award

Program Overview

The Liver Center and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center plan to fund pilot projects for one year beginning in January 2011.  The goals of this funding are to promote clinical and translational research in liver disease, collaboration between researchers and clinicians, and to promote optimal use of the KU Liver Center Tissue Bank.


Faculty level researchers are eligible to apply.  All clinical and translational research projects in liver disease are welcome; however, special consideration will be given to projects involving direct patient related research.


In 2010, Pilot Grants were one-year awards of up to $35,000 starting in January 2011.

Application Process

For questions, please contact Erin Dunn, or 913-945-6945.

Past Recipients of the Liver Center Pilot Project Award


  • Winston Dunn, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine
    The Interaction between PNPLA3, Obesity and Alcoholism: a Population-Based Autopsy Study


  • Hartmut Jaeschke, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
    Mechanisms of Liver Injury in Patients with Acetaminophen Overdose
  • Benyi Li, MD, PhD, Department of Urology
    The Role of Autophagy in HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinogenesis
  • Gregory Reed, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
    Pruritis in Cholestatic Patients: Role of Specific Bile Acids

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018