Grants for September 2012

Grant Awards

Federal Awards - September 2012

Attanasio, Massimo, NIH, Role of GLIS2 in Development of Cystic Kidney Disease, $345,825; Baum, Michel, NIH, Effect of Prenatal Programming on Renal Tubular Transport, $301,212; Byerly, Matthew, Columbia Univ./NIH, 2/2: Comparison of Long-Acting Injectable Medication for Schizophrenia (ACLAIMS), $13,925; Castrillon, Diego, NIH, LKB1 Tumor Suppressor and Human Cancer, $793,787; Chiang, Cheng-Ming, NIH, Regulation of p53 Transcription by Viral Oncoproteins and Covalent Modifications - Bridge Funding, $75,000; Chook, Yuh Min, Rockefeller Univ./NIH, Nucleocytoplasmic Transport: Target for Cellular Control, $143,711; Delgado-Ayala, Mauricio, UT Arlington/NIH, Near Infrared Brain Imaging for Guiding Treatment in Children with Cerebral Palsy, $97,892; Drazner, Mark, Duke Univ. Med. Ctr./NIH, STICH-Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Failure, $150; Freeman, Anne, Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco/NIH, Community-Level HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Black Men - Extension Supplement, $6,063.

Fullinwider, John, Houston Academy of Medicine/NIH, Building Partnerships for Community Health, $14,997; Gazdar, Adi, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Blood-based Biomarkers for Lung Cancer Early Detection and Evaluation of CT Based Lesions, $422,666; German, Dwight, NIH, Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease, $645,302; German, Dwight, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Serum Antibody Biomarkers for ASD, $189,725; Greilich, Philip, New England Research Inst./NIH, Transfusion Medicine/Hemostasis Clinical Trials Network (TMH), $38,600; Gupta, Olga, Univ. of Massachusetts/NIH, Impact of Pet Ownership on Glycemic Control in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes, $19,793; Haley, Robert, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Genome-Wide Association Study of Validated Case Definition of Gulf War Illness in Population-Representative Sample, $2,862; He, Yu-Guang, Vital Art and Science/NIH, Home-based DR Vision Diagnostic System (SBIR), $61,172.

He, Yu-Guang, Emmes Corp./NIH, Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), $2,793; Hu, Ming Chang, NIH, Klotho: Therapeutic Agent for Ischemia Reperfusion Induced Acute Kidney Injury, $345,825; Huang, Chou-Long, NIH, Membrane Trafficking of Renal Ion Transport Proteins in Potassium Homeostasis, $469,567; Husain, Mustafa, NIH, Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE) – Admin. Supplement, $27,916; Khera, Amit, Yale Univ./NIH, Young Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction (VIRGO), $130; Kramer, Helmut, NIH, Proteomics of Neurotransmitter Recycling Domain in Glia of the Visual System, $238,500; Kramer, Helmut, NIH, AMPylation, Novel Mechanism Regulating Visual Neurotransmission - Equipment Supplement, $112,000; Kraus, William (X. Luo, Fellow), U.S. Dept. of Defense, Role of PARP-1 in Signal-Regulated Transcription in Breast Cancer Cells, $42,772; Lee, William, NIH, Multicenter Group to Study Acute Liver Failure, $2,500,000.

Lee, William, NIH, North Texas Hepatitis B Consortium: Clinical Site for Hepatitis B Network, $146,877; Leitch, Marilyn, Duke Univ. Med. Ctr./NIH, ACOSOG Admin. Coordinating Ctr.; Site 119, $6,000; Levine, Benjamin, NASA, Cardiac Atrophy and Diastolic Dysfunction During and After Long-Duration Spaceflight: Functional Consequences for Orthostatic Intolerance and Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmias, $49,183; Lu, Richard, NIH, Molecular Mechanisms of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Myelination, $340,856; Maalouf, Naim, NIH, Pharmacological Therapy for Calcium Phosphate Urolithiasis, $238,500; McCavit, Timothy, Washington Univ. in St. Louis/NIH, Silent Cerebral Infarct Multicenter Clinical Trial, $10,462; Miller, David, Gynecologic Oncology Group/NIH, Gynecologic Oncology Group Studies (Per Capita), $3,400; Mohan, Chandra, NIH, Foreboding Lupus Nephritis in Minority Women, $442,427; Morrison, Sean, NIH, Regulation of Stem Cell Aging, $57,537; Nedzi, Lucien, American Coll. of Radiology/NIH, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG); Agmt #5915, $4,300.

Okada, Pamela, Children’s Research Inst./NIH, Lorazepam for Treatment of Status Epilepticus, $49,297; Powell, Craig, NIH, Novel Genetic Models of Autism - Diversity Supplement, $99,773; Punaro, Marilynn, Montefiore Med. Ctr./NIH, IL-1 Inhibition in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Multicenter Trial, $4,668; Rosenberg, Roger, Univ. of Washington/NIH, National Alzheimer's Coordinating Ctr., $25,000; Schiller, Joan, NIH, Physician Scientist Oncology Training Program, $189,740; Sharifi, Nima, NIH, Elucidating a Novel Molecular Biomarker for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, $329,925; Sharifi, Nima, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Mechanisms of AR Activation with SOD2 Silencing and Implications for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, $139,964; Sherry, Dean, NIH, Imaging Beta Cell Function in Vivo with Zinc Responsive MRI Contrast Agent, $345,825; Sherry, Dean, Duke Univ. Med. Ctr./NIH, Development of Novel Therapies for NIDDM: Core A, $39,698.

Shiloh, Michael, NIH, Carbon Monoxide Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pathogenesis, $397,500; Song, Kwang Hyun, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Molecularly Targeted Dose Enhancement Radiotherapy Using Gold and Luminescent Nanoparticles in Orthotopic Human Prostate Cancer Rat Model, $57,021; Suel, Gurol, NIH, Regulation of Pluripotent Differentiation by Gene Circuit Interactions, $307,751; Sweeney, John, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Family Studies of Sensorimotor and Neurocognitive Heterogeneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders, $199,547; Takahashi, Masaya, UT Arlington/U.S. Dept. of Defense, Temperature-Sensitive Polymer Magnetic Nanoparticles to Treat Prostate Cancer, $25,725; Teiber, John, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Maintenance of Paraoxonase 2 Activity as Strategy to Attenuate P. Aeruginosa Virulence, $324,519; Thorpe, Philip, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Targeting Phosphatidylserine for Radioimmunotherapy of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis, $128,696.

Toto, Robert, Univ. of Utah/NIH, Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) - Capitated, $108,955; Toto, Robert, Univ. of Utah/NIH, Pulse Wave Velocity and Central Aortic Pressure Outcome in SPRINT, $3,640; Udugamasooriya, Damith, NIH, Direct Identification of Ready-to-Use Peptoid-DOTA Theranostic Systems, $238,500; Ufret-Vincenty, Rafael, NIH, Role of Complement Factor H and Immunity in AMD: Novel Transgenic Model, $397,500; Vazquez, Miguel, NIH, Improving CKD Detection and Care in High-risk Underserved Population, $325,645; Wang, Richard, NIH, Elucidating Role of Akt and Keratins in Autophagy and Tumorigenesis, $143,312; Wolf, Steven, Rochal Industries/Natl. Science Fndtn., SBIR Phase I: Correlation of Surface Free Energy and Cytocompatibility of Amphiphilic Biomaterials, $7,400; Wu, Jiang (X. Shi, Fellow), U.S. Dept. of Defense, Function of Brg1 Chromatin Remodeling Factor in Sonic Hedgehog Dependent Medulloblastoma Initiation and Maintenance, $127,200.

Zhang, Chun-Li, NIH, Neurogenesis de Novo in Adult Central Nervous System, $471,000; Zhang, Song, NIH, Using VA Registry Data to Estimate Age-Related Risk Trajectories for HIV Patients, $79,500; Zhao, Dawen, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Targeting Phosphatidylserine for Radioimmunotherapy of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis, $301,830; Zinn, Andrew, NIH, Medical Scientist Training Program at UTSW - Graduate Partnership Supplement, $37,170.

Non-Federal Awards – September 2012

Alto, Neal (A. Selyunin, Fellow), Howard Hughes Med. Inst., Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Catalytic Scaffold: Understanding Novel Mechanisms and Principles of Signal Transduction, $43,000; Bai, Xiaoying, CPRIT, Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members, $437,853; Cannon, Carolyn, Cystic Fibrosis Fndtn., Cystic Fibrosis Care, Teaching and Research Center, $110,070; Coppari, Roberto (T. Fujikawa, Fellow), Juvenile Diabetes Research Fndtn., Unraveling Neurocircuitries Mediating Leptin’s Anti-Type 1 Diabetes Actions, $49,804; Elmquist, Joel (C. Liu, Fellow), Davis Fndtn., Identification of Neural Pathways that Mediate Serotonin-Induced Anorexia, $47,000; Euhus, David, CPRIT, Cancer Genetics Services for Rural and Underserved Populations in Texas, $529,112; Goldberg, Matthew, Texas A&M Univ./Michael J. Fox Fndtn., Role of Alpha-Synuclein in Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease in Rat Model, $24,270.

Jain, Raksha, Seattle Children’s Research Inst./Cystic Fibrosis Fndtn., G551D Observational Study, $335; Kelly, Nancy, American Academy of Pediatrics, Transforming Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Care for Underserved Children, $10,000; Le, Lu Quang, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Cell of Origin and Tumor Microenvironment in NF1-Associated Neurofibroma Development, $140,000; Liu, Xin, CPRIT, Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members, $500,000; Michaely, Peter, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer, Determine Which Domains of Beta2-Spectrin Are Necessary for TGF-beta Signaling, $50,000; Mirzaei, Hamid, CPRIT, Recruitment of Missing Links, $300,000; Morrison, Sean, CPRIT, Recruitment of Established Investigators, $2,000,000; Munshi, Nikhil, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Genomic Approaches to Understanding Cis-Regulatory Architecture of Atrioventricular Node, $140,000; Noe, Carl (D. Condie, Fellow), Fndtn. for Anesthesia Education and Research, FAER 2012 MED Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program, $4,200.

Potts, Patrick, CPRIT, Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members, $475,000; Ross, Theodora, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Abnormal HIP1 and Cancer Biology, $150,000; Rypma, Bart, Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hemodynamic Response Function Changes in Multiple Sclerosis, $155,075; Scherer, Philipp (E. Wernstedt Asterholm, Fellow), Gothenburg Univ. of Sweden, Building Better Fat Pads – A Cure for Metabolic Syndrome?, $89,000; Schmid, Sandra (J. Mattila, Fellow), Academy of Finland, GTP-driven Conformational Changes and their Role in Dynamin-catalyzed Membrane Fission, $16,543; Singal, Amit, American Coll. of Gastroenterology, ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, $69,800; Skapek, Stephen, St. Baldrick’s Fndtn., Molecular Targeting in Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma, $126,460; Womack, Kyle, Univ. of Illinois/Alzheimer’s Assn., Neural Markers of Subjective Cognitive Impairment, $12,299.

Yu, Gang, Alzheimer’s Assn., Models, Imaging and Drugs for TDP-43 Pathobiology, $66,666; Zigman, Jeffrey, Monash Univ., Hormonal Regulation of NPY Neurons in Arcuate Nucleus of Hypothalamus, $27,500; Zinn, Andrew (M. El-Ashmawy, Fellow), Howard Hughes Med. Inst., Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, $46,500.

Industry Sponsored Awards, dollar amounts not available – September 2012

Carr, Bruce, Study of Elagolix in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Endometriosis-associated Pain; Emslie, Graham, SPRITES (Sertraline Pediatric Registry for Evaluation of Safety): Study of Long-term Sertraline Treatment in Children; Getachew, Yonas, Evaluation of RTA 405 (CDDO-EA) in Liver Fibrosis Model; Greilich, Philip, Red Cell Storage Duration Study (RECESS) - Equipment; Henkemeyer, Mark, Examine Lymphatic Vessels for Developmental Defects in Three Ephrin-B2 Mutant Strains; Hennes, Halim, Performance of AppyScore Test in Evaluation of Possible Acute Appendicitis in Children and Adolescents in Emergency Department; Lavery, Lawrence, Study of Grafix for Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers; Miller, David, Ph2 Study of MM-121 in Combination with Paclitaxel vs. Paclitaxel Alone in Patients with Platinum Resistant/Refractory Advanced Ovarian Cancers.

Parks, Elizabeth, Study to Assess Test Characteristics of Postprandial Lipemia Test (PPLT) with Oral Stable Isotope Tracer as a Tool for Assessing Triglyceride and Fatty Acid Metabolism; Rozen, Shai, Long-term Follow-up to Study 017-101-09-001: Effect of Collagenase Santyl Ointment on Healing and Scarring Characteristics of 600µm Dermatome Wounds.