Funded Projects

The PCC has supported world-class research since 2008, investing more than $26 M to drive novel science. Research and grant-making are the foundation of the PCC and are the focus of everyday business activity. PCC-supported research contributes to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play.

Funded PCC projects represent proposals from 17 different countries and three continents. Nearly 90 principle investigators have been awarded grants to advance anti-doping knowledge through more than 100 unique research projects. Projects which showcase alignment with the PCC research priorities are given funding precedence.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding individual projects listed here.

Fellowships

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Scott Lacombe, Dell Pediatric Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin.

Mentor:
Dr. Herbert Tobias; Dell Pediatric Institute, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Tom Brenna; Dell Pediatric Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Research Title:

Validation of ARC Catalytic Combustion Reactors for Fast GCC-IRMS and
GC×GCC-IRMS

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Jacob Bejder, University of Copenhagen

Mentor:
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg, University of Copenhagen

Research Title:

Improving detection of erythropoiesis stimulating agents and glucocorticoids

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Danielle Moncrieffe, King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Mentor:
Prof. David Cowan; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Research Title:

Improving sample preparation for the quantification of low level proteins in blood

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Laura Lewis; Australian Catholic University

Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL

Research Title:

Influence of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) on the Athlete Biological Passport

Funded: 2016

Fellow:
Dr. Liying Jiang; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Mentor:
Dr. David Cowan; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Research Title:

Strategy for cost reduction in doping test using UPLC-ESPI-TOFMS for urine and DESI-QTOFMS for DBS

Funded: 2014

Fellow:
Dr. Geoff Miller; Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL)

Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Eichner; Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL)

Research Title:

Assessing hydration status through evaluation of albumin osmolality and lactate for the ABP

Micro-Grants

Funded: 2016

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Lena Ekstrom; Karolinska Instituet

Funded: 2016

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Dr. Maria Kristina Parr; Freie Universitat Berlin

Funded: 2016

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Jack Henion; Q2 Solutions

Funded: 2018

Principle Investigator:
Dr. James Hopker, University of Kent

Funded: 2018

Principle Investigator:
Dr. G. Reverter Fundació, IMIM

Funded: 2018

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg, University of Copenhagen

Funded: 2018

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Malcolm McLeod, Australian National University

Funded: 2019

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Yvette Dehnes, Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory

Working Groups

Principle Investigator:

Dr. John Higgins; Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg; University of Copenhagen
Dr. Jakob Bejder; University of Copenhagen
Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL
Dr. James Cox, University of Utah
Dr. Merav Socolovsky, U Mass Medical School
Dr. Maziyar Baran Pouyan, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Dr. John Phillips, University of Utah
Dr. Steve Elliott, PCC Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Mike Sawka, PCC Scientific Advisory Board

Center of Excellence (Lab Equipment) Grants

2019 Grants

Principle Investigator:

Prof. Francesco Botré, Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Alexandre Marchand, French Anti-Doping Agency

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Federico Ponzetto, University of Turin

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Robert Roach, University of Colorado-Denver

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Soledad Rubio Bravo, University of Cordoba

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Daniel Eichner, Sports Medicine Research And Testing Laboratory

Principle Investigator:

J.L. Clark

2018 Grants

Principle Investigator:

Dr. David Handelsman, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Michael Polet, University of Ghent

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL

Associated Project:

Exhaled Breath

2017 Grants

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Raul Nicoli; Swiss Anti-Doping Laboratory

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Zach Gagnon; John Hopkins University

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Jentsan Chi; Duke University

2016 Grants

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Fred Schaufele; Xcell Assay

2015 Grants

2014 Grants

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Mike Ashenden; Science and Industry Against Blood doping (SIAB)

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Pauline Rudd; NIBRT

2013 Grants