Grant Recipients 2009

December 2009

Dario C. Altieri, MD, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and chair and professor of cancer biology and professor of medicine: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Molecular Pathology of Vascular Injury, one year, $369,094; four more years, $1.5 million

Elliot J. Androphy, MD, the Barbara and Nathan Greenberg Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Testing Compounds that Increase SMN levels for Efficacy in Models of SMA, one year, $265,611; two more years, $193,043

Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Induction of Neutralizing Antibodies Targeting CD4 Binding Region of HIV-1 Env, one year, $1,857,587; four more years, $8.1 million

Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD, research associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Role of Heat Shock Protein 90 in Alcoholic Liver Disease, one year, $389,500; four more years, $1.6 million

Neal Silverman, PhD, associate professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, TLR Ectodomains for Microbial Detection and Therapeutics, one year, $439,074; four more years, $2.4 million

October 2009

James G. Dobson, PhD, professor of physiology and medicine: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Myocardial Adenosine Receptors, two years, $283,291

Ricardo Gazzinelli, DSc, DVM, professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Role of Polymorpho-nuclear Phagocytes in Malaria Sepsis, one year, $246,000; recommended for one more year, $205,625*

Douglas T. Golenbock, professor of medicine and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and Katherine A Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate Immune Activation in Malaria, one year, $665,302; recommended for four more years, $2,513,854.

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell biology: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Inhibition of osteoblast function in bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis, one year, $370,125; recommended for x more years, $1.4 million

Stephenie Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and Lori Pbert, PhD, associate professor of medicine: National Cancer Institute, School Worksite Weight Gain Prevention Intervention Study, one year, $675,116; recommended for one more year, $678,975*

Egil Lien, PhD, associate professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The Role of LPS and Toll-like Receptors in Plague, one year, $413,839; recommended for one more year, $415,101*

Peter A. Rice, MD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Experimental and Human Gonoccocal Infection, one year, $2,681,405; recommended for four more years, $10,874,026.

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, HCV, Alcohol and Host Defense, one year, $67,582*

September 2009

Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Optimization of HIV Vaccines for the Induction of Cross-reactive Antibodies, one year, $2.3 million; recommended for two more years, $5.3 million

Judith K. Ockene, PhD, the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive & Behavioral Medicine and professor of medicine: National Cancer Institute, RCT for Smoking Cessation in 10 Medical Schools, one year, $882,026; recommended for four more years, $3 million

August 2009

Zheng-Zheng Bao, PhD, associate professor of medicine and cell biology: National Eye Institute, Expression and Regulation of the Axon Guidance Cues, one year, $9,502*

Michael Allen Brehm, PhD, research assistant professor of medicine and pathology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Regulation of Virus-Specific T-cell Responses by TNF, one year, $245,038; recommended for one more year, $205,573*

Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate Immunity and Herpes Simplex Pathogensis, four months, $20,671*

July 2009

Elliot J. Androphy, MD, the Barbara and Nathan Greenberg Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Cancer Institute, Control of Papillomavirus Expression and Transformation, five months, $9,510*

June 2009 

Marcus P. Cooper, MD, assistant professor of medicine, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Role of LRP130 in Brown Adipocyte Determination, one year, $81,937; recommended for one more year, $82,188

Yunsheng Ma, MD, assistant professor of medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, A Simple Dietary Message to Improve Dietary Quality for Metabolic Syndrome, one year, $516,483; recommended for three more years, $2 million

Glen D. Raffel, MD, assistant professor of medicine, National Cancer Institute, Model of Infant Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia, one year, $134,379

Alan L. Rothman, MD, professor of medicine, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Cellular Immunity to Category A-C Viruses in Humans, one year, $3.3 million; recommended for four more years, $13 million

 


*These NIH funds were awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Multiple funding options exist under the ARRA, including accelerating ongoing science by supplementing existing grants and funding new grants that are likely to produce results within two years. For additional information about NIH ARRA funding, visit grants.nih.gov/recovery.

 

SOURCE: Focus, UMMS Newsletter umassmed.edu/focus

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