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September 2010

UMass Medical School receives $960,000 grant for primary care residency expansion. Read article (Boston.com, September 29, 2010) 

June 2010

Elliot J. Androphy, MD, the Barbara and Nathan Greenberg Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Cancer Institute, Functions of Papillomavirus E6, one year $330,128; recommended for four more years, $1.3 million

Steven R. Grossman, MD, PhD, associate professor of cancer biology and medicine: National Cancer Institute, Role of p300/CBP and hHR23 Proteins in p53 Reguation, one year, $296,182; recommended for four more years, $1.2 million

Ann Marshak-Rothstein, MD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Toll-like Receptors in Systemic Autoimmune Disease, four months, $1,241,065; recommended for three more years, $4.4 million

Peter A. Rice, MD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Immunology of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, one year, $83,525*

May 2010

Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Depression, antidressant use and risk of diabetes in the WHI, one year, $220, 010; recommended for one more year, $244,571

Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, B Cell Hyperactivity in Autoimmunity, one year, $219,984; recommended for one more year, $309,939

Sanjay Ram, MD, associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Complement Activation on Neisseria meningitidis, one year, $369,656; recommended for four more years, $1.5 million

April 2010

Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Signaling Mechanisms in Neuronal Degeneration, one year, $82,042*

Steven R. Grossman, MD, associate professor of cancer biology and medicine: National Cancer Institute, Targeting the ARF/CtBP Axis in Pancreatic Cancer, one year, $82,042, recommended for one more year, $82,250

March 2010

Angela Dolganiuc, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Acute Alcohol and Calcium-Dependent LPS-triggered Activation of Macrophages, one year, $389,698; recommended for four more years, $1.6 million

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate Immune Activation in Mataria, one year, $655,302; recommended for four more years, $2.5 million

Thomas K. Houston, MD, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine: National Cancer Institute, QUIT-PRIMO: Web-delivered Clinical Microsystem Intervention for Tobacco Control, two years, $317,255*

Peter A. Rice, MD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Experimental and Human Gonoccocal Infection 1, one year, $2.7 million; recommended for four more years, $10.9 million

February 2010

Becky A. Briesacher, PhD, associate professor of medicine: National Institute on Aging, Cost-related Underuse of Medications and the Health of Older Adults, two years, $53,932*

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Mechanisms of Alcohol Mediated Organ and Tissue Damage, one year, $15,000

January 2010

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 Infection, recommended for one year, $1.8 million; recommended for one more year, $1.8 million*

Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, UMMS Prevention Research Center for Obesity and Related Conditions-Category 2, one year, $300,000; recommended for four more years, $1.9 million

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, TLR4 Signaling in Alcoholic Liver Disease, one year, $410,104; recommended for one more year, $411,250


*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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