The ATA supports thyroid research through the generosity of members, patients, industry, and workplace donors enabling the ATA to award thyroid research grants since 1996. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors, Inc., a member of the ATA Alliance for Patient Education and Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (THANC) contribute significant thyroid research grants establishing additional grants for young investigators that are awarded (in total) by expert reviewers on the ATA Research Committee. Our thanks to the members of the ATA Research Committee who have contributed their time and expertise over many years to the advancement of thyroidology.

2006 ATA Research Grant Recipients

2006 ATA Grant
Determination of the Oncogenic Potential of PAX8/PPARy Fusion Protein (PPFP) and Elucidation of its Mechanism of Action in Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma
Honey V. Reddi, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Honey V Reddi, PhD Honey V Reddi, PhD is a Director for Clinical Molecular Genetics at Prevention Genetics, LLC, Marshfield, WI. She obtained her PhD from the International Center for Biotechnology and Hamdard University, New Delhi, India in Molecular Virology and Life Sciences. Her post-doctoral research has focused on animals models for human disease, particularly cancer. As an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Reddi’s work on delineating the mechanisms involved in the onset and progression of follicular thyroid cancer has resulted in several publications in peer-reviewed journals, review articles and a provisional patent. Dr. Reddi has received research grants from the American Thyroid Association, Wendy Will case Cancer Fund and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She has been a member of the ATA since 2006 and has served on the annual meeting program committee from 2008-2010 and 2012-14.

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2006 ATA Grant
Novel Thyroid Hormone Based Therapies for Human Cardiac Disease

Sara Danzi, PhD
NYU School of Medicine/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

Dr. Sara Danzi Dr. Sara Danzi received her B.S. in Biology, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.A. in Biology from Hofstra University in New York and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the City University of New York. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association and later received an American Heart Association Leadership Award. Dr. Danzi is a member of the American Thyroid Association and the American Heart Association Scientific Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. She is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory at North Shore University Hospital Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Her research is focused on the study of the basic transcriptional mechanisms that mediate the effects of thyroid hormone on the heart and cardiovascular system. Press Release

2006 ATA ThyCa Grant – Thyroid Cancer
Lionel Groussin, MD, PhD – Cochin Institute, Paris, France
Regulation and Expression of Dual Specificity Phosphatases in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

2006 ATA ThyCa Grant – Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Xianmin Xia, PhD – The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Targeting p55PIK phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI 3-kinase) in the Treatment of Human Thyroid Cancers

2006 Second Year Grant Awardees
Heike Heuer, PhD
Bin Xu, PhD
Erich Sturgis, MD, FACS – ThyCa Grant
Matthias Schott, MD – ThyCa Grant

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