Race Specific Effects of the Association between Slow Wave Sleep and Plasma

2020 Bridge to Success Grant

Omonigho Michael Bubu, MD, PhD, MPH
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Key Project Outcomes

This bridge application helped generate novel formative data that directly supported parts of K23 specific aims and more importantly will support a proposed larger R01 grant. The proposal also allowed the opportunity to engage in activities such as addressing reviewer critiques, working on manuscript publications, and training that improved the likelihood of funding a resubmitted application. The funding provided the highly needed support during the period that was needed to revise and resubmit a NIH K23 grant.

Specific outcomes includes revision, resubmission and being awarded an NIA K23 Career Development Award, opportunity for training in health disparities, SWS characterization, MRI/PET/Plasma data-analysis and professional development activities geared towards scientific independence, facilitated pilot data generation for grant applications, submissions and being awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity & the renewal of my NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) award. Furthermore, the award allowed me to commit effort to other related abstract and manuscript submissions. I was able to submit abstracts and present findings at the SLEEP 2021, World Sleep Congress 2022, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2021 and the American Public Health Association 2021 conferences. During the period of the award, I was able to be co-author on 10 publications, 3 of which I was either first, joint first or senior author.