Health Center Grants, June 2009

The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center’s Office of Research Administration and Finance in June 2009. The list represents new awards as well as continuations. The list of grants is supplied to UConn Today by the Office of Research Administration and Finance.

Federal Grants

Bernstein, Leslie, Neuroscience
Comparisons of Binaural Processing at Low & High Frequencies
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, $310,412, 06/07-05/10

Dodge-Kafka, Kimberly, The Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
mAKAP-Orchestrated Phosphorylation Events: Regulation of PDE403
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, $359,270, 06/06-05/10

Hurley, Marja, Medicine
Action of Anabolic Factors on Bone Formation in Mice
National Institute on Aging, $303,400, 08/08-05/10

Lee, Sun-Kyeong, Medicine
Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Osteoclastogenesis
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, $343,407, 05/09-04/10

Lefrancois, Leo, Immunology
CD8 T Cell Activation and a Migration In Vivo
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $37,000, 12/07-11/09

Li, Zihai, Immunology
GP96, TLR and Immunologic Tolerance
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $380,001, 03/09-02/10

Maulik, Nilanjana, Surgery
Mechanism of Myocardial Angiogenesis in Transgenic/Knockout Animals
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, $359,270, 06/06-05/10

Peterson, Douglas, Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Oral Complications of Emerging Cancer Therapies
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, $20,000, 02/09-01/10

Petry, Nancy, Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
Vouchers vs. Prizes: Contingency Management
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $387,804, 06/05-05/10

Petry, Nancy, Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
Brief Therapies for Problem Gambling Substance Abusers
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $565,254, 06/07-05/10

Radolf, Justin, Medicine
RpoS Regulation on Borrelia Burgdorferi Genes In Vivo
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $54,224, 04/07-03/10

Radolf, Justin, Medicine
Treponema Pallidum Outer Membrane Proteins and Transition Metal Acquisition
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $47,998, 01/08-12/09

Rosenberg, Daniel, Molecular Medicine
Using Mouse Endoscopy for Evaluating Colon Cancer
National Cancer Institute, $340,525, 08/08-05/10

Rowe, David, Reconstructive Sciences
Promoter GFP Markers of the Osteoprogenitor Lineage
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, $30,255, 04/50-12/09

Rowe, David, Reconstructive Sciences
GFP Reporters for the Chondrocyte Lineage
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculockeletal & Skin Diseases, $162,800, 08/08-05/10

Schiller, Martin, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
Building Motif Lexicons
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $280,033, 05/07-04/10

Schiller, Martin, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
Identification of Short Functional Motif as Potential Drug Targets for HIV
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $148,000, 06/08-05/10

Schramm, Craig, Pediatrics
Regional B Cells Modulate Airway TH2 Responses
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $229,125, 06/09-05/10

Shapiro, Linda, Center for Vascular Biology
CD13 as a Biomarker for Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer
National Cancer Institute, $277,154, 06/15-04/10

Weinstock, Jeremiah, Psychiatry
Motivational Interventions for Exercise in Hazardous Drinking College Students
National Association of Alcohol Abuse & Alcholism, $239,241, 06/09-05/10

Weller, Sandra, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
Role of Viral and Cellular Recombination Proteins in HSV DNA Replication
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $28,196, 01/06-12/09

Weller, Sandra, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
HSV 1 Processing/Packaging Genes
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $31,596, 02/06-01/10

Weller, Sandra, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
Genetics of HSV DNA Replication
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $53,616, 03/08-02/10

Yue, Lixia, Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
CA2+ Signaling Mechanisms in Cardiac Fibrosis
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, $350,827, 06/05-05/10

Private Grants

Andemariam, Biree, Dental Faculty Practice
Sickle Cell Initiative 2009-0231
Hospital for Special Care, $40,048, 07/09-06/10

Briggs-Gowan, Margaret, Psychiatry
Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression in Underserved, Minority Women
Yale University, $4,999, 04/09-06/09

Clark, Robert, Immunology
Novel Bacterial Lipids of Commensal Organisms Promote EAE
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, $193,342, 04/08-03/10

Connor, Daniel, Psychiatry
Risperidone and the Behavioral Pharmacology of Escalated Aggression
Northeastern University, $15,000, 09/05-06/06

Finck, Christine, Center for Vascular Biology
Finck Research Support
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, $10,000, 04/09-03/10

Ford, Julian, Psychiatry
Vocational Outcomes for Youth with Substance Abuse Problems & High HIV Risk
*Medical University of South Carolina, $304,000, 09/06-05/10

Goldberg, Jon, Reconstructive Sciences
Wear Parameters of Zirconia and Titanium at the Implant/Abutment Interface Loading in a Wet Environment
American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, $3,700, 06/09-11/10

Graveley, Brenton, Genetics & Developmental Biology
Comprehensive Characterization of the Drosophila Transcriptome
*University of California at Berkeley, $338,166, 04/07-03/10

Guha, Amala, Immunology
Ayurveda: The Whole Medical System
H Rauter GmbH & Co. KG, $6,000, 01/07-07/09

Hand, Arthur, Craniofacial Sciences
Mechanisms of Anion Transport in Salivary
*University of Rochester, $24,885, 04/06-03/10

Hoch, Jeffrey, Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology
NMR & Computational Studies of Biomolecules
*Harvard University, $237,500, 05/07-04/10

Kreutzer, Donald, Surgery
Use of Adhesives in Rabbit Model of Reconstructive Surgery
Nerites Corp., $102,657, 03/09-06//09

Mayer, Bruce, Genetics & Developmental Biology
Study of Wnt Signaling in Bone Biology
*Yale University, $48,707, 01/08-03/10

Mazzocca, Augustus, Orthopedics
Prospective Random Study Following Rotator Cuff Repair
The Donaghue Foundation, $79,478, 07/08-06/10

Petry, Nancy, The Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
Psychotherapy Development Research Center
*Yale University, $48,150, 07/07-06/09

Stroop, Jennifer, Genetics & Developmental Biology
Establishment of a Hereditary Cancer Collaborative DPH Contract-20080304
Yale University, $25,000, 04/09-06/10

Taylor, John, Surgery
Inflammatory Cytokines and Bladder Cancer
American Cancer Society, $5,650, 11/07-10/12

Taylor, John, Surgery
Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migratory Inhibitory Factor
Cytokine PharmaSciences Inc.

Tennan, Howard, Community Medicine & Health
Resilience Intervention Study, IVRS Support
*Arizona State University, $16,754, 03/09-08/09

Trape-Cardoso, Marcia, Medicine
Task Based Assessment of Occupational Noise Exposure in Migrant/Seasonal Workers
*Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, $15,000, 04/09-03/10

Wolfe, Stanton, Community Medicine & Health
The University of Connecticut Undergraduate Public Health Initiative
Association for Prevention Teaching & Research, $14,995, 06/09-11/10

Xue-Jun, Li, Neuroscience
AMPK and Glucose Transporters in Ischemia
American Heart Association, $77,000, 07/09-06/10

State Grants

Aseltine, Robert, Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Evaluation of Connecticut’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Program
*Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, $67,946, 12/06-05/10

Claffey, Kevin, Center for Vascular Biology
Therapeutic Targeting of Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Connecticut Department of Social Services, $42,000, 03/09-02/10

Kurtzman, Scott, Surgery
Near Infared Diffused Light Imaging
*University of Connecticut-Storrs, $5,388, 09/02-02/10

*Denotes federal funds that are awarded to other institutions and “passed through” to UCHC.