Health Center Grants, September 2009

The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center’s Office of Research Administration and Finance in September 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

Arnold, A., Molecular Medicine
Molecular Pathogenesis of Hyperparathyroidism
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, $21,200, 7/09-6/11

Babor, T., Community Medicine & Health
Comparative Effectiveness and Feasibility of Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) in a General Dental Clinic
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, $485,003, 9/09-08/10

Bansal, R., Neuroscience
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors in Myelin Function and Disease
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, $62,760, 7/08-6/10

Bayarsaihan, D., Reconstructive Sciences
Role of TFII-I in Craniofacial Development
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, $328,938, 4/09-5/10

Carmichael, G., Genetics & Developmental Biology
Gene Regulation via Nuclear Retention of dsRNAs
National Science Foundation, Behavioral & Natural Sciences, $189,310, 9/09-8/10

Cherniack, M., Medicine
Aging, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Capacity
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $616,066, 9/09-8/10

Cherniack, M., Medicine
Glove and Tool Intervention to Reduce Hand-Arm Vibration
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $535,129, 9/09-8/10

Cone, R., Immunology
Ocular Regulation of Autoimmunity
National Eye Institute, $296,000, 9/07-8/10

Das, D., Surgery
Phospholipid Signaling in Myocardial Ischemic Injury
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, $294,228, 8/05-7/10

Dongari, A., Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences
Oral Epithelial Cells, Candida and Polymorphonuclear Neutrophils Activation
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, $105,142, 9/09-8/10

Fong, G., Center for Vascular Biology
Spatial Clues for Retinal Angiogenesis
National Eye Institute, $490,059, 8/09-7/10

Fortinsky, R., Center on Aging
Proactive Primary Dementia Care
National Institute of Nursing Research, $224,784, 7/09-6/10

Graveley, B., Genetics & Developmental Biology
The Mechanisms and Regulatory Networks of Alternative Splicing in Drosophila
National Institute for General Medical Sciences, $105,189, 9/09-7/10

Hesselbrock, V., Psychiatry
Moving Alcoholism Treatment Behavioral Therapies from Lab to the Community
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, $457,410, 9/09-8/10

Hewett, S., Neuroscience
Interleukin 1 and Hypoxic-Ischemic Insults
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, $100,000, 7/06-4/10

Jaffe, L., Cell Biology
Signal Transduction at Fertilization
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $310,420, 9/08-8/10

Kuchel, G., Center on Aging
Pathogenesis of Detrusor Underactivity and Urinary Retention in the Elderly
National Institute on Aging, $3,640, 4/07-3/10

Kuchel, G., Center on Aging
Pathogenesis of Detrusor Underactivity and Urinary Retention in the Elderly
National Institute on Aging, $142,445, 9/09-8/11

Lalla, R., Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Cox-2 Inhibition in Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, $26,432, 9/09-8/10

Lalla, R., Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Cox-2 Inhibition in Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, $131,932, 9/05-8/10

Lefrancois, L., Immunology
Role of IL-15 in CD8 T Cell Development and Response
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $370,000, 9/08-8/10

Litt, M., Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and Effectiveness
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, $684,150, 9/09-8/10

Maye, P., Reconstructive Sciences
Embryonic Stem Cell Models to Study the Axial Skeletal Lineage
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, $170,933, 9/09-8/10

Mayer, B., Genetics & Developmental Biology
A Novel Molecular Diagnostic Approach to Classify Lung Cancers/Predict Response
National Cancer Institute, $491,130, 9/09-8/10

Mayer, B., Genetics & Developmental Biology
Functional Role of Nck and Crk Binding Interactions
National Cancer Institute, $334,806, 9/09-8/10

McCullough, L., Neuroscience
Gender Differences in Ischemic Cell Death
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, $69,943, 1/07-11/09

McCullough, L., Neuroscience
Gender Differences in Ischemic Cell Death
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, $229,587, 8/09-7/11

Meyer, J., Medicine
Work Characteristics, Alcohol Use Disorders and Occupational Injury
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $76,500, 9/09-8/10

Meyer, J., Medicine
Green Cleaning-Exposure Characterization and Adoption Process Among Custodians
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $344,250, 9/09-8/10

Morse, T., Medicine
Characteristics of Effective Job Health and Safety Committees
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $185,000, 9/08-8/10

Peluso, J., Cell Biology
PairBP & PGRMC1 Act as a Membrane Receptor Complex to Mediate P4’s Ovarian Action
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, $308,210. 9/07-8/10

Petry, N., Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
Reinforcing Exercise in Cocaine Abusers
National Institute on Drug Abuse, $618,660, 9/09-8/10

Reisine, S., Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences
Protein Expression in Salivary Glands: Effects of Extended Space Flight
National Aeronautic & Space Administration, $63,358, 8/09-7/10

Rogina, B., Genetics & Developmental Biology
Molecular Genetics of Caloric Restriction in Aging Flies
National Institute on Aging, $311,175, 0/09-8/10

Rothfield, L., Molecular, Microbial & Structural Biology
Studies of E. Coli Min Proteins
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Rowe, D., Reconstructive Sciences
Adult Stem Cells: Osteoblast Differentiation and Engraftment
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Sarfarazi, M., Surgery
Molecular Genetics of Primary Congenital Glaucoma
National Eye Institute, $547,547, 8/06-7/10

Schensul, S., Community Medicine & Health
The Prevention of HIV/STI Among Married Women in Urban India
National Institute of Mental Health, $611,902, 9/07-8/10

Wang, Z., Neuroscience
Regulation of Gap Junctions by Stomatin-Like Proteins
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $296,000, 9/08-8/10

Private Grants

Adler, A., Immunology
Tick Polarized T-Cell Responses and Borrelia Infection
University of Texas, $13,320, 9/08-1/10

Campagnola, P., Center for Cell Analysis
Development of Prairie Technologies Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy to Image Cancer Models In Vivo
University of Wisconsin, $186,539, 6/09-4/10

Cloutier, M., Pediatrics
Department of Public Health Child Asthma Initiative
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, $12,471, 7/08-6/09

Finck, C., Center for Vascular Biology
Finck Research Support
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, $71,279, 4/09-3/10

Fortinsky, R., Center on Aging
Information and Help Seeking Experiences Among Hispanic Family Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association, $72,350, 6/07-5/10

Loew, L., Center for Cell Analysis
Central Nervous System Development Probed by Random Access Non-Linear Optical Electrophysiology
Human Frontier Science Program, $116,666, 9/09-8/10

Loew, L., Center for Cell Analysis
Cell Migration Consortium
University of Virginia, $215,198, 8/09-7/10

Lorenzo, J., Medicine
Regulatory Mechanisms in Oesteoclasts
University of Pennsylvania, $66,600, 5/09-2/10

Mazzocca, A., Orthopedics
Special Initiatives Program
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation

Morgan, E., Library
EFTS – Development of a National Initiative
University of Massachusetts, $61,200, 9/06-4/10

Nari, S., Orthopedics
Novel Composite Nanostructured Scaffold for Cartilage Regeneration
Virginia Tech, $49,567, 0/08-7/10

Parham, K., Surgery
Interaction Between Presbycusis and Cisplatin Ototoxicity: Protective Effects of Intratympanic Steroids
American Geriatrics Society, $75,000, 7/08-6/10

Puddington, L., Immunology
Maternal Influence on the Development of Allergy in Offspring
Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund, $23,200, 9/08-7/10

Runowicz, C., Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
American Cancer Society Transportation Grant
American Cancer Society, $1,000, 9/09-8/10

Steinberg, K., Psychiatry
Nurturing Families Program
Children’s Trust Fund Council, $250, 7/08-6/10

Taylor, J., Surgery
Inflammatory Cytokines and Bladder Cancer
American Cancer Society, $145,800, 7/08-6/10

State Grants

Epstein, P., Cell Biology
Inhibition of Breast Cancer Metastasis by Activation of cAMP Signaling
Connecticut Department of Public Health, $457,890, 7/09-2/11

Rosenberg, D., Molecular Medicine
Targeting P53 for Colon Cancer Treatment and Prevention
UConn – Storrs, $16,280, 9/08-8/10

Ungemack, J., Community Medicine & Health
RSVP Evaluation
Connecticut Department of Children & Families, $55,000, 7/09-6/10