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Patricia Silveyra, PhD

Associate Professor, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar, & Director, Biobehavioral Laboratory

patry@email.unc.edu

919.843.9985

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 508

Dr. Silveyra is the Director of the Biobehavioral Laboratory in the UNC School of Nursing. Her research focuses on sex differences in inflammatory lung disease. She studies the role of sex hormones and steroid hormone receptor signaling in mechanisms of lung inflammation, with an emphasis of asthma. Her expertise includes animal models of asthma and air pollution exposure, rodent endocrine models of gonadectomy/hormone replacement/estrous cycle regulation, and transgenic models of sex steroid hormone receptors. She also has expertise in biomarker research, employing transcriptomics and miRNA profiling to clinical studies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. Her work has been funded by multiple foundation grants and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Silveyra received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State College of Medicine, focusing on mechanisms of pulmonary surfactant protein expression with Dr. Joanna Floros, after being selected as an Ambassadorial Scholar of The Rotary Foundation. She joined the Penn State faculty in 2011 as Research Associate, and as Assistant Professor and NIH K12 BIRCWH scholar in 2013. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018, prior to joining UNC in September 2018.

Dr. Silveyra is a mentor and advocate for women and underrepresented minority trainees, and she serves in various national organizations and committees, including the American Physiological Society and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) where a member of the Board of Directors. She is also a member and co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences “New Voices” program, and a member of the National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce.

2020 Invitee to the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Forum
2019 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Junior Faculty Development Award
2018 University of North Carolina Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) Professional Exploration and Growth Grant
2018 Invitee to the New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NV-NASEM) inaugural cohort, National Academies of Sciences
2018 American Physiological Society (APS) Respiration Section New Investigator Award
2018 Sex and Gender Health Education Summit Travel Award
2017 Penn State College of Medicine Distinguished Early Stage Investigator Award
2017 Penn State College of Medicine Inspired Together Community Award
2017 Harrell Health Science Library READ Poster Recognition Award
2017 Invitee to Advanced Leadership Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
2017 American Physiological Society Dale J. Benos Early Career Professional Service Award
2017 American Physiological Society Respiration Section Outstanding Trainee Award
2017 “All In at Penn State: An Achievement Award for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
2017 The Extra Mile Award, Leadership Harrisburg Area
2017 Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD-BSD) prize for best paper published in Biology of Sex Differences in 2016
2016 Latina Leadership Award, The Conference for Women
2016 Invitee to Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2016 Hershey Rotary Club Community Service Award
2016 YWCA “Tribute to Women of Excellence” Award

 

2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) “Lung Development, Injury and Repair” Travel Award
2015 Invitee to NHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (PRIDE). Scholar of the “Functional and Applied Genomics of Blood Disorders”
2015 NIDDK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Travel Award
2014 SACNAS Conference Travel Award
2014 FASEB/MARC Travel Award for the American Physiological Society (APS) Professional Skills Training Course
2014 Penn State Commission for Women Faculty “Achieving Women Award”
2014 Paul Harris Fellow Award, The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International
2013 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship. Gordon Research Conference on “Lung Development, Injury and Repair”
2012 American Thoracic Society Minority Trainee Travel Award
2011 Bond and Bradley Outstanding Postdoctoral Award
2009 American Society for Cell Biology Postdoctoral Travel Award
2008 The Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
2007 Summa cum laude Doctoral Thesis dissertation
2007 Argentinean Physiological Society Student Travel Award
2006 Argentinean Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award
2005 Argentinean Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award
2004 Argentinean Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award
2004 Argentinean National Research Council Doctoral scholarship
2003 Argentinean Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology Doctoral scholarship

Publications

 

  1. Refereed Papers/Articles (*data-based; †publication with student; ‡senior author)
    1. Wei H, Zhang C, Silveyra P. The Impact of Prenatal Smoke Exposure on Children’s Telomere Length: A Systematic Review. Journal of Addictions Nursing. Accepted on Feb 19, 2020.
    2. Nalian A, Umstead TM, Yang C, Silveyra P, Thomas NJ, Floros J, McCormack FX, Chroneos ZC. Structural and functional determinants of rodent and human surfactant protein A: a synthesis of binding and computational data. Front. Immunol., 07 November 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02613*†
    3. Fuentes N, Nicoleau M, Cabello N, Montes D, Zomorodi N, Chroneos Z, Silveyra P. 17β-Estradiol affects lung function and inflammation following ozone exposure in a sex-dependent manner. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2019. Epub 2019/09/26. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00176.2019. *†‡
    4. Naeem A, Silveyra P. Sex differences in paediatric and adult asthma. European Medical Journal. EMJ. 2019;4[2]:27-35; Editor’s pick †‡
    5. Fesen K, Silveyra P, Fuentes N, Nicoleau M, Rivera L, Kitch D, Graff G, Siddaiah R. The Role of microRNAs in Chronic Pseudomonas Lung Infection in Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Medicine 151 (2019) 133-138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2019.04.012 *†
    6. Naeem A, Ahmed I, Silveyra P. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: An Update on Experimental Therapeutics. EMJ. 2019;4[1]:20-29. Editor’s pick †‡
    7. Fuentes N, Cabello N, Nicoleau M, Chroneos Z, Silveyra P. Modulation of the lung inflammatory response to ozone by the estrous cycle. Physiol Rep. 2019 Mar;7(5):e14026. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14026.*†‡
    8. Fuentes N, Silveyra P. Lung MicroRNA Profiling Across the Estrous Cycle in Ozone-Exposed Mice. J. Vis. Exp. (143), e58664, doi:10.3791/58664 (2019).*†‡
    9. Fuentes N, Silveyra P. Endocrine regulation of lung disease and inflammation. Exp Biol Med. 2018 Dec 3; 243(17-18):1313-1322. https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370218816653.†‡
    10. Vargas-Pelaez AF, Ramirez SI, Valdes-Sanchez C, Piedra-Abusharar S, Romeu J, Carmichael C, Bascoy S, Baron R, Pichardo-Lowden A, Albarracin N, Jones C, Silveyra P. Implementing a MedicalInterpreter Training Program as a Strategy to Developing Humanism.BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jun 18;18(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1254-7.*†‡
    11. Fuentes N, Roy A, Mishra V, Cabello N, Silveyra P. Sex-specificmicroRNA expression networks in an acute model of ozone-inducedlung inflammation. Biol Sex Differ. 2018 May 8;9(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13293-018-0177-7.*†‡
    12. Silveyra GR, Silveyra P, Vatnick I, Medesani DA, Rodriguez EM. Effects of atrazine on vitellogenesis, steroid levels, and oxidativestress in female red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii. Aquat Toxicol. 2018 Feb;197:136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.02.017. Epub 2018 Feb 21.*†
    13. Halstead ES, Umstead T, Davies M, Kawasawa YI, Silveyra P, Howrylak JA, Yang L, Guo W, Hu S, Kurundu Hewage E, Myers R, Cooper TK, and Chroneos ZC. GM-CSF overexpression after lethalinfluenza A virus infection prevents mortality by blocking M1-likeairway monocyte/macrophage polarization. Respir Res. 2018 Jan5;19(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s12931-017-0708-5.*
    14. Silveyra P, Zeldin DC. It all begins in utero: cord blood bacterial DNAand T-cell immunity. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 Oct;57(4):379-380. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2017-0185ED.
    15. Mishra V, Banga J, Silveyra P. Oxidative stress and cellularpathways of asthma and inflammation: Therapeutic strategies andpharmacological targets. Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Aug 23. pii: S0163-7258(17)30221-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pharmthera.2017.08.011.‡
    16. Fino K, Yang L, Silveyra P, Hu S, Umstead TM, DiAngelo S, Halstead ES, Cooper TK, Abraham T, Takahashi Y, Zhou Z, WangHG, and Chroneos ZC. SH3GLB2/endophilin B2 regulates lunghomeostasis and recovery from severe influenza A virus infection. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 4;7(1):7262. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07724-5.*
    17. Carney M, Tarasiuk A, DiAngelo S, Silveyra P, Podany A, Birch L, Paul I, Kelleher S, Hicks S. Metabolism-related microRNAs inmaternal breast milk are influenced by premature delivery. PediatrRes. 2017 Apr 19. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.54.*†
    18. Rivera L, Siddaiah R, Oji-Mmuo C, Silveyra G, Silveyra P. Biomarkers for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the Preterm Infant. Front. Pediatr., 31 March 2016, 4:33. doi: 10.3389/fped.2016.00033.‡
    19. Mishra V, DiAngelo S, Silveyra P. Sex-specific IL-6-associated signaling activation in ozone-induced lung inflammation. Biol Sex Differ. 2016 Mar 5;7:16. doi:10.1186/s13293-016-0069-7.*‡
    20. Cabello N, Mishra V, Sinha U, DiAngelo S, Chroneos ZC, Ekpa NA, Cooper TK, Caruso, CR, Silveyra P. Sex differences in the expression of lung inflammatory mediators in response to ozone. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Nov 15;309(10):L1150-63. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00018.2015. Epub 2015 Sep 4.*†‡
    21. Yang L, Carrillo M, Wu Y, DiAngelo S, Silveyra P, Umstead TM, Halstead SE, Davis M, Hu S, Floros J, McCormack FX, Chroneos ZC. SP-R210 (Myo18A) variants as intrinsic modulators of macrophage priming and activation. PLoS One. 2015 May 12;10(5):e0126576.*
    22. Tsotakos N, Silveyra P, Lin Z, Thomas NJ, Vaid M, Floros J. Regulation of translation by upstream translation initiation codons of surfactant protein A (SP-A1) splice variants. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Jan 1;308(1):L58-75.*
    23. Grageda M, Silveyra P, Thomas NJ, DiAngelo S, Floros J. DNA Methylation Profile and Expression of Surfactant Protein A2 gene in Lung Cancer. Exp Lung Res. 2014 Dec 16.*
    24. Silveyra P, Chroneos ZC, Thomas NJ, DiAngelo S, Howrylak, J, Noutsios G, Tsotakos N, Umstead TM, Floros J. Knockdown of Drosha in human alveolar type II cells alters expression of Surfactant Protein A in culture: a pilot study. Exp Lung Res. 2014 Sep;40(7):354-66.*
    25. Silveyra P, DiAngelo S, Floros J. An 11-nt sequence polymorphism at the 3’UTR of human SFTPA1 and SFTPA2 gene variants differentially affect gene expression levels and miRNA regulation in cell culture. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2014 Jul 1;307(1):L106-19.*
    26. Olmeda B, Umstead TM, Silveyra P, Pascual A, López-Barneo J, Phelps DS, Floros J, Pérez-Gil J. Effect of hypoxia on lung gene expression and proteomic profile: insights into the pulmonary surfactant response. J Proteomics. 2014 Apr 14;101:179-91.*
    27. Silveyra P, Floros J. Genetic complexity of the human surfactant-associated proteins SP-A1 and SP-A2. Gene. 2013 Dec 1;531(2):126-32.
    28. Phelps DS, Umstead TM, Silveyra P, Hu S, Wang G, Floros J. Differences in the alveolar macrophage proteome in transgenic mice expressing human SP-A1 and SP-A2. Journal of Proteomics and Genomics Research 2013, Vol. 1, issue 2, pp2-26.*
    29. Noutsios GT, Silveyra P, Bhatti, F, Floros J. Exon B of human surfactant protein A2 mRNA, alone or within its surrounding sequences interacts with 14-3-3; role of cis elements and secondary structure. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jun 1;304(11):L722-35.*
    30. Yang W, Ni L, Silveyra P, Singh A, Noutsios G, Wang G, DiAngelo S, Sanusi O, Raval M, Floros J. Motifs within the CA-repeat-rich region of Surfactant Protein B (SFTPB) intron 4 differentially affect mRNA splicing. J Mol Biochem. 2013 Feb 20;2(1):40-55.*
    31. Silveyra P, Floros J. Air Pollution and Epigenetics: Effects on SP-A and Innate Host Defense in the Lung. Swiss Med Wkly. 2012 May 2;142:w13579.
    32. Durrani F, Phelps DS, Weisz J, Silveyra P, Hu S, Mikerov AN, Floros J. Gonadal hormones and oxidative stress interaction differentially affects survival of male and female mice and phagocytosis after Klebsiella pneumoniae infection. Exp Lung Res. 2012 May;38(4):165-72.*
    33. Silveyra P, Floros J. Genetic variant associations of human SFTPA1, SFTPA2, and SFTPD with acute and chronic lung injury. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2012 Jan 1;17:407-29.
    34. Floros J, Londono D, Gordon D, Silveyra P, DiAngelo S, Viscardi, R Worthen G, Shenberger J, Wang G, Lin Z, Thomas NJ. IL18R1 and IL18RAP SNPs may associate with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in African American infants. Pediatr Res. 2012 Jan;71(1):107-14.*
    35. Silveyra P, Raval M, Simmons B, DiAngelo S, Wang G, Floros J. The Untranslated Exon B of Human Surfactant Protein A2 (SFTPA2) mRNAs is an Enhancer for Transcription and Translation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011 Nov;301(5):L795-803.*
    36. Silveyra P, Wang G, Floros J. Human SP-A1 (SFTPA1) variant-specific 3′UTRs and poly(A) tail differentially affect the in vitro translation of a reporter gene. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Oct;299(4):L523-34.*
    37. Silveyra P, Cataldi N, Lux-Lantos VAR, Libertun C. Role of orexins in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian relationships. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2010 Mar;198(3):355-60.
    38. Silveyra P, Cataldi N, Lux-Lantos VAR, Libertun C. Gonadal steroids modulated hypocretin/orexin type-1 receptor expression in a brain region, sex and daytime specific manner. Regul Pept. 2009 Nov 27;158(1-3):121-6.*
    39. Garcia-Tornadu IA, Diaz-Torga GS, Risso G, Silveyra P, Cataldi N, Ramirez MC, Low MJ, Libertun C, Becu-Villalobos D. Hypothalamic orexin, OX1, α-MSH and MCRs expression in dopaminergic D2R knockout mice. Neuropeptides. 2009 Aug;43(4):267-74.*
    40. Wang G, Guo X, Silveyra P, Kimball S, Floros J. Cap-independent translation of human SP-A 5’-UTR variants; A double-loop structure and cis-element contribution. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Apr;296(4):L635-47.*
    41. Silveyra P, Lux-Lantos VAR, Libertun C. Both orexin receptors are expressed in rat ovaries and fluctuate with the estrous cycle. Effects of orexin receptor antagonists on gonadotropins and ovulation. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Oct;293(4):E977-85.*
    42. Silveyra P, Catalano PN, Lux-Lantos VAR, Libertun C. Impact of the Proestrous Milieu on Expression of Orexin Receptors and Prepro-Orexin in Rat Hypothalamus and Hypophysis. Actions of Cetrorelix and Nembutal. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab.2007 Mar;292(3):E820-8.*
    43. Catalano PN, Bonaventura MM, Silveyra P, Bettler B, Libertun C, Lux-Lantos VAR. GABAB1 Knock-Out Mice Reveal Alterations In Prolactin Levels, Gonadotropic Axis and Reproductive Function. Neuroendocrinology. 2005;82(5-6):294-305.*
    44. Bianchi MS, Catalano PN, Bonaventura MM, Silveyra P, Bettler B, Libertun C, Lux-Lantos VAR. Effect of Androgens on Sexual Differentiation of Pituitary Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Subunit GABA (B) Expression. Neuroendocrinology. 2004;80(3):129-42.

     

    Books and Chapters

    1. Chapter 5: “Ozone I. Human Disorders: an Overview” by Silveyra, P, Fuentes N, and Rivera L. In “A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology – Human disorders and ecotoxicology”. Edited by Felix D’Mello. CAB International, UK. ISBN 978-1786394675. February 2020. https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781786394675
    2. Chapter 3: “Estrogen receptor signaling mechanisms” by Fuentes N and Silveyra, P. In “Intracellular Signalling Proteins”, Vol 116, 1stEdition. Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology (APCSB) series, Elsevier. Edited by R. Donev. ISBN 9780128155615. February 4, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/bs.apcsb.2019.01.001
    3. Chapter 1: “Understanding the Intersection of Environmental Pollution, Pneumonia, and Inflammation: Does Gender Play a Role?” by Silveyra, P, Fuentes N, Rivera L. In “Contemporary Topics of Pneumonia”. Edited by Zissis C. Chroneos. InTechOpen Books, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-3708-5, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3707-8, Published: December 20, 2017; DOI: 10.5772/66055
    4. Chapter 9: “Developmental Lung Disease” by Silveyra, P. In “Gender, Sex Hormones and Respiratory Disease: A Comprehensive Guide”. Edited by Anna R. Hemnes. Humana Press ©2016. ISBN 978-3-319-23996-5. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23998-9.
    5. “Diccionario Multilingüe de Criminalística” (Multilingual CriminalisticsDictionary), by Machado Schiaffino, CA. Buenos Aires; La Rocca ©2008. ISBN 978-987-517-119-0
    6. “Sistemas de Identificación Humana” (Human Identification Systems) by Silveyra J and Silveyra, P. Buenos Aires; La Rocca ©2006. ISBN: 9789875170933.
    7. Chapter 10: “Biochemical Forensic Systems for Human Identification” by Silveyra, P. In “La Escena del Crimen” (The Crime Scene), by Silveyra J. Buenos Aires; La Rocca ©2003. ISBN: 9789875170605

Funded grants (Active)

Role Title, Grant number, PI(s) Agency Dates
Principal Investigator “Sex- Based Differences in Airway Structural Properties and Immune Response in HDM Challenged Animals”, R03HL141618 (Silveyra) National Institutes of Health-NHLBI 04/01/18-11/30/20
Principal Investigator “Sex-specific mechanisms of ozone-induced acute lung inflammation”, K01HL133520 (Silveyra) National Institutes of Health -NHLBI 07/15/16-06/30/20
Co- Principal Investigator “The National Diversity in STEM Conference”, 1R13GM136129-01 (Davila Garcia / Silveyra, MPI) National Institutes of Health – NIGMS 04/01/20-03/31/25
Co-Investigator “Culturally Responsive Academic and Career Trainings to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce”, 1R25GM130515-01A1 (Padilla) National Institutes of Health – NIGMS 04/01/20-03/31/25
Principal Investigator “Sex differences in allergic lung inflammation: transcriptional regulation by sex hormones” (Silveyra) UNC

Junior Faculty Development Award

01/01/20-12/31/20
Principal Investigator “Sex differences in ozone-induced asthma exacerbations: role of the microbiome” (Silveyra) UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility 04/01/20-03/31/21
Co-Investigator “Reproductive hormones as risk factors for progression of carotid plaque burden and characteristics” 2KR1262004 (Cortés) North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute pilot grant 06/01/20-05/31/21
Mentor “Predictors and diagnostic biomarkers of pulmonary hypertension associated with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia” (Siddaiah) Commonwealth Universal Research Enrichment (CURE) Program 09/01/19 08/31/21

 

 

Funded grants (Completed)

 

Role Title Agency Dates
Principal Investigator “Mechanisms of air pollution-induced lung immunity in women: role of sex hormones” (Silveyra) Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health 03/01/18-02/28/19
Mentor “Effect of Vitamin A and Caffeine on the inflammatory and oxidative stress response of fetal respiratory epithelial cells during hyperoxia” (Ahmed) Penn State Hershey Pediatric Research Discovery and Education Fund 07/01/18-06/30/19
Mentor “Effects of Sex Hormones on Alveolar Macrophage Polarization and Phagocytosis in Response to PM2.5 Exposure” (Fuentes) American Physiological Society Porter Fellowship 09/01/18-05/31/19
Faculty Advisor “Penn State Latinos Medical Student Association Medical English as a Second Language Program” (DeSouza) Penn State Hershey Community relations grant 01/01/18-12/31/18
Mentor “Tracheal Aspirate Transcriptomic Analysis as a Diagnostic tool for Neonatal Inflammatory Lung Disease” (Oji-Mmuo) Pediatric Research Discovery and Education Fund 07/01/17-06/30/18
Co- Principal Investigator “Identification of Toxicity Parameters Associated with Combustion Produced PM2.5 Surface Chemistry and Particle Structure by in Vitro Assays” (Vander Wal / Silveyra, MPI) Penn State University Human Health & the Environment Seed Grant 07/01/17-06/30/18
Co-Investigator “Role of SP-R210 (Myosin 18A/CD245) in influenza A virus infection and epigenome modification of human alveolar macrophages.” (Chroneos) Penn State College of Medicine Bridge Grant 01/01/17-06/30/18
Collaborator “Secreted miRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for neonatal inflammatory lung disease and comorbidities” (Oji-Mmuo) Children’s Miracle Network 07/01/17-06/30/18
Collaborator “Characterization of Exhale Breath Condensate Biomarkers of Airway Inflammation in Children with Sickle Cell Disease” (Mondal) Children’s Miracle Network 07/01/17-06/30/18
Principal Investigator “Role of Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors in AM Polarization in Women and Infants” (Silveyra) Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health 02/01/17-01/31/18
Collaborator

 

“Role of estrous cycle and contraceptives in anogenital papillomavirus infection”, R21AI121822 (Christensen) National Institutes of Health -NIAID 03/01/16-02/28/18
Co-Investigator “Pro-inflammatory biomarkers in children with Sickle Cell Disease- a pilot study” (Bujold) Pediatric Research Discovery and Education Fund 07/01/16-12/31/17
Principal Investigator “Breaking Language Barriers. A student-based medical interpretation program for walk-in clinics” (Silveyra) Penn State Hershey Community relations grant 01/01/17-12/31/17
Co-Investigator “Regulation of the Lung Antiviral Inflammatory Response”, R56HL128746 (Chroneos) National Institutes of Health -NHLBI 09/04/15-08/31/17
Scholar “Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE): Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders”, R25HL106365 (Pace) National Institutes of Health -NHLBI 07/01/16-06/30/17
Co-Principal Investigator “MicroRNAs as Biomarkers for Asthmatic Inflammation and Prediction of Asthma Outcomes in Pregnancy” (Ishmael) Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health 03/01/16-06/30/17
Principal Investigator “Improving Health Care Quality through Language Barrier Programs” (Silveyra) Highmark Blue Shield Community Affairs grant 03/01/16-06/01/17
Principal Investigator “Improving Health Care Quality through Language Access Programs” (Silveyra) Penn State Hershey Community relations grant 01/01/16-12/31/16
Co-Investigator “Role of inflammatory biomarkers in the development of pulmonary hypertension in extremely low birth weight premature infants” (Siddaiah) Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health 01/01/15-12/31/16
Collaborator “The Clinical Impact of Allelic Variants of SP-A in Neonates with Proliferative Retinopathy” (Bhatti) Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 07/01/14-06/30/15
Scholar “BIRCWH Career Development Program in Women’s Health Research at Penn State”, K12HD055882 (Weisman) National Institutes of Health -NICHD 01/01/13-06/30/15
Principal Investigator “Identification of novel non-invasive biomarkers for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in prematurely born infants” (Silveyra) Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health 12/01/13-11/30/14
Principal Investigator “Identification of miRNA biomarkers for inflammatory lung disease” (Silveyra) PSU Junior Faculty Development Program 03/03/14-06/01/14
Principal Investigator “Characterization of the miRNA profile in tracheal aspirates and BAL from Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Lung Disease” (Silveyra) Children’s Miracle Network 07/01/13-06/30/14
Principal Investigator “Regulation of Translation of Human SP-A Variants by miRNAs” (Silveyra) Children’s Miracle Network 07/01/12-06/30/13
Principal Investigator “Role of miRNAs in the differential translation of Surfactant Protein A gene variants” (Silveyra) Adele Lewis Grant Fellowship, GWIS 07/01/12-06/30/13