Research Awards — March 13-20, 2011

Federal Awards

Avery, Leon, NIH, Genetics of Nematode Pharyngeal Muscle Excitability, $309,968; Banerjee, Subhash, Univ. Of Toledo/NIH, CORAL - Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions, $535; Bowens, Cindy, ABT Associates INC./CDC, Evaluation of Novel H1N1 Influenza A Virus Vaccine Effectiveness among Two High-Risk Populations at Priority for Early Receipt of Vaccine (VE Study), $99,800; Brekken, Rolf, Scripps Research Inst./NIH, Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer, $20,000; Browning, Jeffrey, NIH, Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, $486,445; Burma, Sandeep, NASA, Gliomagenesis and Radiation: Sensitive Model System to Evaluate Tumorigenic Potential of HZE Particles, $449,056; Butovich, Igor, NIH, Biochemistry and Biophysics of Preocular Tear Film, $285,372; Cadeddu, Jeffrey, UT Arlington/DOD, Development of Hybrid Optical Biopsy Probe to Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, $39,250.

Chen, Zhijian, NIH, Biochemical Dissection of RIG-I Antiviral Pathway, $396,250; Cowan, Christopher, NIH, Transcriptional Mechanisms of Addiction-Related Neural Plasticity, $320,963; Dewey, Richard, NIH, Clinical Center for Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease, $100,982; Diaz-Arrastia, Ramon, Research Fndtn. of SUNY/DOD, Interhemispheric Information Transfer: New Diagnostic Method for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, $51,918; Diaz-Arrastia, Ramon, Columbia Univ./NIH, Genetics Consortium for Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD), $27,498; Dietschy, John, NIH, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Research Training Program, $167,057; D'orso, Ivan, NIH, Assembly of HIV-1 and Cellular Transcription Elongation Complexes, $249,000; Dowling, Michael, Washington Univ. in St. Louis/NIH, Silent Cerebral Infarction Multicenter Clinical Trial - Neurology Committee, $3,525; Drazner, Mark, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr./NIH, STICH-Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Failure, $130.

Elmquist, Joel, NIH, Leptin Action and Central Melanocortin Systems, $281,033; Elmquist, Joel (S. Udit, Fellow), NIH, Role of Vagal Afferents in Maintenance of Body Weight and Glucose Homeostasis, $31,080; Feranchak, Andrew, NIH, Mechanosensitive ATP Release and Signaling in Cholangiocyte Secretion, $279,774; Fitzgerald, John, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr./NIH, IPF-PANTHER: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research Network, $15,779; Garcia, Christine, NIH, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomerase Dysfunction, $385,825; Garcia, Christine, NIH, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomerase Dysfunction-Diversity Supplemental, $62,721; Gazdar, Adi, UT M.D. ANDERSON/NIH, Forerunner Genes: Novel Class of Novel Detection Markers for Bladder Cancer, $62,322; Gibson, Jay, NIH, Cortical Circuit Changes and Mechanisms in Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome, $261,240; Glazer, Craig, Duke Clinical Research Inst./NIH, IPF-ACE: Anti-Coagulant Effectiveness in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, $25,561.

Greene, Robert, Brandeis Univ./NIH, Role of NMDA Receptors in Awake-State Thalamocortical Slow Waves, $70,650; Hansen, Eric, NIH, Haemophilus Ducreyi Inhibits Phagocytosis, $396,250; He, Yu-Guang, Emmes Corp./NIH, Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), $3,078; Huang, Chou-Long, NIH, Regulation of Renal Calcium Transport, $295,999; Huber, Kimberly, NIH, Study of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein in Synaptic Function and Plasticity, $297,259; Huber, Kimberly, NIH, Study of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein in Synaptic Function and Plasticity - Diversity Supplemental, $46,350; Jain, Raksha, NIH, Hormonal Influences on Airway Disease, $128,250; Johnson, Mark, Stanford Univ./NIH, Diffusion Weighted Imaging Evaluation for Understanding Stroke Evolution 2: DEFUSE - ARRA Stimulus Funding, $71,827; Johnson, Mark, Yale Univ./NIH, Insulin Resistance Intervention after Stroke (IRIS) Trial, $28,840; Karandikar, Nitin, NIH, Dissecting Immune Basis of Disease and Therapy, $182,524.

Kraus, William, NIH, Role of PARP-1 in Hormone-Regulated Transcription, $258,491; Kraus, William, Univ. Of Rochester/NIH, Environmental Influences on Epigenetic Immune Programming, $18,649; Lutter, Michael, NIH, Melanocortin Signaling in Depression, $170,640; McPhaul, Michael, NIH, R.L. Kirschstein T-35 to Support NHLBI-Focused Short-Term Predoctoral Training, $29,974; Mendelson, Carole, NIH, Initiation of Human Labor: Prevention of Prematurity, $1,237,404; Minna, John, NASA, Risk Estimates and Mechanisms of Lung Cancer Pathogenesis after Space Radiation - Entire Project, $1,600,000; Orth-Taussig, Kimberly, NIH, Analysis of Orchestrated Cell Death Mediated by Vibrio Parahaemolytics T3SS1, $356,625; Parada, Luis (W. Mo, Fellow), U.S. Dept. of Defense, Mechanism by which Neurofibromin Suppresses Tumorigenesis, $51,866; Pasare, Chandrashekhar, Bio-Synthesis Inc./NIH, Synergistic Immune Agonists That Stimulate Both Innate and Adaptive Immunity, $185,445.

Pearson, Gray, NIH, Investigating Breast Cancer Collective Invasion, $328,888; Phillips, Margaret (N. Velez, Fellow), NIH, Targeting Trypanosoma Brucei S-Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase in Drug Discovery, $28,740; Raskin, Philip, Univ. of California, San Francisco/NIH, Inducing Remission in New Onset TIDM with Alefacept (Amevive), $175,176; Ready, Joseph, Natl. Science Fndtn., CAREER: Selective Functionalization of Alkynes, $135,000; Rodriguez-Baez, Norberto, Univ. Of Pittsburgh/NIH, Multicenter Group to Study Acute Liver Failure in Children, $28,379; Rogers, Zora, New England Research Inst./NIH, Thalassemia Clinical Research Network - Oral Sildenafil Pilot, $1,200; Sanchez, Pablo, RTI Intl./NIH, NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network - Capitation Payments, $11,111; Sanchez, Pablo, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr./NIH, Fluconazole Prophylaxis for Prevention of Candidiasis in Infants <750 grams="" birth="" weight="" 7="" 500="" scherer="" philipp="" j="" rutkowski="" fellow="" nih="" adiponectin="" transport:="" endothelial="" modulation="" of="" adipokine="" function="" 50="" 474="" br="">
Shay, Jerry, NASA, Novel Biological Countermeasure and Mitigator of High LET-Induced Cancer Progression, $398,287; Sherry, A. Dean, NIH, Paracest Agents for Molecular Imaging of Cancer by MRI, $253,790; Stull, James, NIH, Signaling Mechanism in Salivary Gland Cells, $335,496; Terman, Jonathan, NIH, Molecular Mechanisms of Semaphorin/Plexin-Mediated Cytoskeletal Reorganization, $346,719; Thomas, Philip (A. Patrick, Fellow), NIH, Misfolding Pathway of CFTR: Early Interdomain and Protein Interactions, $31,882; Timmerman, Robert, American College of Radiology/NIH, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), $19,200; Toto, Robert Daniel, Univ. of Utah/NIH, Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Clinical Center Networks (NHLBI), $35,546; Wakeland, Edward, NIH, Genetic Pathways Contributing to SLE Pathogenesis, $434,808; Weakley, David, Jaeb Ctr. for Health/NIH, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group: Amblyopia Treatment Study, $467.

Williams, Kevin, NIH, Genetic Dissection of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in POMC Neurons, $118,829; Winick, Naomi, Natl. Childhood Cancer Fndtn./NIH, COG Chair Grant PCR; #1233, $2,800; Xie, Yang, NIH, Predicting Adjuvant Chemotherapy Response in Lung Cancer, $308,659; Zimmern, Philippe, New England Research Inst./NIH, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN); Site 171, $10,011.

Non-Federal Awards

Barton, Theresa, Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Prevent Infection/Reduce Perinatal Transmission of HIV/AIDS, $63,158; Cobb, Melanie (E. Dioum, Fellow), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Signaling and Transcriptional Regulation in Enhanced Beta-Cell Function, $45,256; Corey, David, McKnight Endowment Fund, Allele-Selective Inhibition of Mutant Huntingtin and Other Triplet Repeat Proteins, $100,000; Devous, Michael, UT Dallas/Alzheimer's Assn., Amyloid Deposition, Aging and Neurocognitive Function, $15,938; Kenkel, Jeffrey, Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Fndtn., Effects of Facial Topical Lidocaine Application on Serum Levels of Lidocaine and MEG-X, $28,874; Li, Bing, March of Dimes Fndtn., Guardian of Transcribed Chromatin, $75,000; Lu, Q. Richard, Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society, Chromatin Remodeling in Oligodendrocyte Myelination and Remyelination, $162,322; Matulevicius, Susan, American College Of Cardiology Fndtn., Integrated Assessment of Right-Sided Cardiovascular Performance in Left-Sided Chronic Heart Failure, $65,000.

Shetgiri, Rashmi, Academic Pediatric Assn., Can Pediatricians Prevent Bullying? Parent and Community Perspectives on Pediatrician's Role in Bullying Prevention, $15,000; Souza, Rhonda (E. Cheng, Fellow), American Gastroenterological Assn., Differences in Eotaxin-3 Expression in Esophageal Epithelial Cells from Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, $40,000; Tamminga, Carol (E. Ivleva, Fellow), NARSAD, Examining Medial Temporal Lobe Functional Imaging Memory Phenotypes in Schizophrenia Relatives, $30,000; Wan, Yihong, March of Dimes Fndtn., Maternal PPAR-Gamma in Lactation and Neonatal Health, $75,000; Ward Ober, E. Sally, Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society, Antigen Targeting and Tolerance in Murine EAE, $161,239; Wu, Jiang, March of Dimes Fndtn., Chromatin Regulation of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling Pathway, $75,000.

Industry Sponsored Awards, dollar amounts not available

Brugarolas, James, Neoadjuvant RAD001 (Everolimus) for Advanced RCC Before Cytoreductive Nephrectomy with Correlative Tumor Studies; Butovich, Igor, Characterization of Human Meibum in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction; De Lemos, James, Multinational Trial to Assess Prevention of Thrombotic Events with Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on Background of Acetyl Salicylic Acid Therapy in Patients with History of Myocardial Infarction (PEGASUS-TIMI 54); Diaz-Arrastia, Ramon, ERK AD-Index in Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Clinical Feasibility Protocol; Gerber, David, Preclinical Studies of BIBF 1120 in Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Models; Karp, David, Golimumab Switch Assessment of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Efficacy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Inadequate Disease Control Despite Treatment with Etanercept (ENBREL) or Adalimumab (HUMIRA); Lee, William, ADVIA Centaur CP HBeAg and Anti-HBe Migration Studies; Pawlowski, Karen, Ototoxic Potential of Ototopical Application of Medication Containing FST 200 or FST 201; Savani, Rashmin, Inhaled NO in Neonatal Asphyxia; Scott, Daniel, MAGS Co-Development Agmt Phase II; Szmuk, Peter, Ascending Dose by Age Eval of Oral Liquid Oxymorphone HCl Immediate-Release Oral Liquid for Acute Postoperative Pain in Pediatric Subjects; White, Perrin, Study of Anti-inflammatory Therapy with Rilonacept in Adolescents and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

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