Hamid Ghandehari and Jeremiah Alt Awarded a CCTS Pilot Project Grant
Feb 4, 2020 2:05 PM
The University of Utah NIH funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has selected the collaborative research project between Dr. Ghandehari (Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and Dr. Alt (Department of Surgery) as a top funding prospect for the institutional pilot program.
The goal of this study entitled: “Injectable Antibacterial Dressings for the Treatment
of Chronic Rhinosinusitis”, is to develop topical antibacterial dressings for controlled delivery of therapeutic compounds to the sinonasal cavity of patients suffering from Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS). CRS is a highly prevalent disease that causes chronic inflammation of the sinonasal mucosa leading to substantial damage and breakdown of the mucosal barrier and recurrent infections. Dr. Hamid Ghandehari (PHCEU) and Dr. Jeremiah Alt (MPI) are joined by co-investigators Dr. Paris Jafari (PHCEU) and Dr. Abby Pulsipher (Surgery) to carry out this project.
Investigative team for CCTS: From left Ghandehari, Alt, Jafari, Pulsipher