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Steven Patierno

Charles D. Watts Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Medical Oncology
DUMC-3917, Durham, NC 27710
10 Bryan Searle Drive, Seeley Mudd Building, Suite 413, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


The Duke Preparing Research scholars In bioMEdical sciences (PRIME): Cancer Research Program

ResearchPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Duke Training Grant in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1988 - 2027

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Reducing prostate cancer aggressiveness via aptamer-mediated nuclear delivery of splice-switching oligonucleotides

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University · 2023 - 2024

Targeting RNA splicing in race-related aggressive and lethal prostate cancer

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Prostate Cancer Foundation · 2018 - 2023

The Duke Preparing Research scholars In bioMEdical sciences (PRIME): Cancer Research Program

ResearchPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Duke Training Grant in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1988 - 2027

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Reducing prostate cancer aggressiveness via aptamer-mediated nuclear delivery of splice-switching oligonucleotides

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University · 2023 - 2024

Targeting RNA splicing in race-related aggressive and lethal prostate cancer

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Prostate Cancer Foundation · 2018 - 2023

Duke Cancer Health Disparities P20 SPORE

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2023

Postdoctoral Training in Genomic Medicine Research

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Race-Related Alternative Splicing: Novel Targets in Prostate Cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Small Molecule Targeting Of RNAs Driving Tumor Aggressiveness

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity · 2020 - 2023

Ancestry-related RNA splicing and immune expression in metastatic breast cancer

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation · 2022 - 2022

Race-related differential RNA splicing: novel targets for precision oncology in non-small cell lung cancer

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2020 - 2022

Interrogating Race-related Alternative Splicing Variation in Metastasis

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Association for Cancer Research · 2020 - 2022

Race-related differential RNA splicing: novel targets for precision oncology in non-small cell lung cancer

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

PC150506: Small molecule targeting of RNA splice variants driving tumor aggressiveness

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity · 2016 - 2020

Validation and interrogation of differentially expressed and alternatively spliced genes in African American prostate cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2014 - 2020

Race-related differential splicing of the insulin receptor and prostate tumor cell biology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2020

Pharmacology Industry Internships for Ph.D. Students

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEParticipating Faculty Member · Awarded by American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics · 2017 - 2019

Thermo Lumos Tribrid High-Resolution Accurate-Mass Tandem Mass Spectrometer

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

Non-CME Educational Oncological Immersion Experience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP · 2019 - 2019

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences · 2013 - 2019

3D Biology Signatures defined by Nanostring Max System

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2018 - 2019

Identification of Genetic Determinates for Disparities in African American Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

ResearchSignificant Contributor · Awarded by V Foundation for Cancer Research · 2016 - 2018

Detection of Novel Alternative Splicing Biomarkers of Hypoxia in Breast and Lung Tumors

ResearchMentor · Awarded by Rsna Research & Education Fund · 2014 - 2015

External Relationships


  • AstraZeneca
  • Curaleaf Inc
  • TheraSplice
  • Theralogix LLC

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