Osher Pilot Research Grants : 2019 Awardees Announced

Posted On: June 20th, 2019

Osher Center

Osher Pilot Research Grants : 2019 Awardees Announced

For the past four consecutive years, the Osher Center has awarded annual early seed funding to investigators from across Harvard Medical School for innovative projects in the field of integrative medicine including basic, translational, and clinical research. We thank the Bernard Osher Foundation for providing us the means to support and encourage new and innovative research within the Harvard integrative medicine community.

The creativity, quality and collaborative partnerships that have emerged out of these pilot projects has been rewarding to witness. This year was no different. Each application underwent a formal peer-review process and was ranked for funding priority based on strategic and scientific merit.

We congratulate the following investigators on their respective awards of approximately $33,000 each.  The next application round for 2020 awards will open on September 1st, 2019. Learn More about funding opportunities with the Osher Center here.

Measurement and rehabilitation of trunk neuromuscular control in older adults with fall-related wrist fractures.

Dennis Anderson, PhD (PI)
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Staff Scientist, Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Non-Verbal Measurement of Negative Self-Conscious Emotion

Abigail Batchelder, PhD, MPH (PI)
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Program, Dept. Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital


Ayurveda intervention to enhance clinical and biomarker response to orthobiologic treatment of chronic knee osteoarthritis pain.

Ariana Vora, MD (Co-PI)
Assistant Professor, Dept. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH,  (Co-PI)
Assistant Professor, Dept. Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Molecular Biologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital