- In December 2008, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded a 4 year Career Development Grant to Dekaney for his project investigating "The Role of FGFR1 and FGFR2 in Repair of Damaged Intestinal Epithelium." The project began in January 2009.
- In September 2009, Dekaney was awarded a two-year grant supplement for career development. The project, entitled "The role of FGFR1 and FGFR2 in Repair of Damaged Intestinal Epithelium," covers the period 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011 and was awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Amy Marzinsky, , BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Coordinator
was selected by the of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive a four-year mentored grant. His project, Smooth Muscle Cell Related Mechanisms of Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Diagphragmatic Hernia, will be mentored by Dr. Cam Patterson, chief of UNC's Division of Cardiology.