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Grants and Awards -- June 2014

July 17, 2014

The following list includes new and competing research awards received by IU School of Medicine researchers in June 2014, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year and total about $6.5 million.

Investigator Sponsor Type Project Title Begin Date End Date Awarded Dollars
Jeffrey Owen Anglen, M.D. Johns Hopkins University New A prospective randomized trial to assess oral versus intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of early post-op wound infection after extremity fractures 11/1/2013 9/28/2015 $25,600
Michael E. Boulton, Ph.D. Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute New A chemical biology strategy to validate the apelin receptor as a therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy 5/1/2014 4/30/2015 $125,000
D. Wade Clapp, M.D. Children's Tumor Foundation New Experimental therapeutics targeting the NF2 kinome: an integrated rational approach 4/11/2014 4/10/2017 $388,730
Sara K. Custer, Ph.D. Fight Spinal Musclar Atrophy (Andrew's Buddies) New Expression of alpha-COP restores neurite outgrowth and ameliorates disease severity in cell culture and animal models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy 5/15/2014 11/14/2014 $27,500
Rohit R. Das, M.D. Indiana University Health New Impact on learner and patient outcomes of a virtual interprofessional training program 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $49,644
Alexander L. Dent, Ph.D. National Institute Allergy and Infectious Diseases New Regulation of follicular helper T cell differentiation and vaccination by IL3 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $78,000
Howard J. Edenberg, Ph.D. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Planning grant for a multi-center randomized controlled trial of moderate alcohol use on chronic disease 3/20/2014 2/28/2015 $15,600
Melissa L. Fishel, Ph.D. University Of Toronto New Efficacy of novel STAT3 inhibitors in a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma animal model 12/1/2013 11/30/2014 $4,231
Gerardo A. Gomez, M.D. Purdue University New See-what-I-do: increasing the sense of mentor and trainee sense of co-presence in trauma surgeries with the STAR platform 3/3/2014 3/2/2017 $229,272
Shaun J.Grannis, M.D. Marion County Health Department New Marion County Public Health Department Refugee Health Surveillance 9/29/2013 3/28/2017 $38,292
Jay L. Hess, Ph.D. University of Michigan New New therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia 9/1/2013 7/31/2014 $73,864
David A. Kareken, Ph.D. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism New Brain reward responses to sweet tastes 6/20/2014 4/30/2015 $601,406
Barry P. Katz, Ph.D. University of Iowa New Neurobiological Predictors of Huntington's disease 1/1/2014 8/30/2015 $88,020
Murray Korc, M.D. National Cancer Institute New Dysregulation of transforming growth factor beta action pancreatic cancer 6/4/2014 4/30/2015 $441,940
Janaiah Kota, Ph.D. Elsa U. Pardee Foundation New Therapeutic evaluation of microRNA-29 to target the pancreatic cancer stroma 5/1/2014 4/30/2015 $126,553
Stephen F. Kralik, M.D. Indiana University Health New Integration of patient-specific computational hemodynamics and vessel wall shear stress analysis into diagnostic MRI of vascular diseases 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $50,000
Debomoy K. Lahiri, Ph.D. Alzheimer Association New Novel regulation of amyloid precursor protein and beta-secretase in Alzheimer's disease 10/1/2013 9/30/2014 $66,675
Troy A. Markel, M.D Indiana University Health New Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells protect the intestine during necrotizing entercolitis via paracrine mechanisms 6/1/2014 5/6/2016 $100,000
Ronald A. Mastouri, M.D. Brigham And Women's Hospital New Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial 2/1/2013 4/30/2017 $73,991
Thomas W. McAllister, M.D. Dartmouth College New HYBRID diffusion imaging to detect acute white matter injury after mild traumatic brain injury 1/1/2014 8/31/2014 $12,110
Todd Owen McKinley, M.D. University of Iowa New Mitochondrial based treatments that prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis in translational large animal intraarticular fracture survival mode 3/1/2013 8/31/2013 $25,412
Kathy D. Miller, M.D. National Cancer Institute New Building upon a tradition of excellence: The National Clinical Trial Network at Indiana University 6/1/2014 2/28/2015 $635,868
Avinash S. Patil, M.D. Indiana University Health New The effect of endogenous fetal-derived progestins on human myometrial contractility 6/1/2014 5/31/2016 $97,920
G. David Roodman, Ph.D. National Institute Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Renewal Measles virus nucleocapsid protein, p62P392L and IL-6 in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease 5/8/2014 4/30/2015 $369,495
Emma C. Rossi, M.D. Indiana University Health New Determining the sensitivity of sentinel lymph nodes identified with robotic fluorescence imaging for detecting metastatic endometrial and cervical cancer 5/1/2014 4/30/2015 $50,000
S. Hamid Sayar, M.D. Purdue University New Biosensor assay to screen for signaling pathway inhibition in cancer 4/1/2014 7/31/2014 $13,769
Bryan Paul Schneider, M.D. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Renewal Genomic predictors of chemotherapy-induced toxicity 7/1/2013 6/30/2014 $62,500
Anantha Shekhar, Ph.D. National Institute of Mental Health New Inhibition of nNOS-PSD95 interactions: A novel approach to developing treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder 4/25/2014 3/31/2015 $234,000
Justin B. Sims, M.D. Indiana University Health New Feasibility of 11C-acetate in the monitoring of treatment response following 90Y-microsphere embolization of tumors in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $50,000
Todd C. Skaar, Ph.D. National Institute of General Medical Sciences Renewal Regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes by miRNAs 6/1/2014 2/28/2015 $596,082
Debbie C. Thurmond, Ph.D. Riley Children's Foundation New Wells Center Pediatric Diabetes Research Programs Transgenic Mouse Model 5/1/2014 6/30/2015 $2,000
Stephen B. Trippel, M.D. Purdue University New Investigation of proteoglycan mimetics as treatments for osteoarthritis 4/1/2014 3/31/2015 $134,405
Joseph S. Turner, M.D. Indiana University Health New Use of scripting education to improve patient perception of medical student care 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $24,748
Jingyun Wang, Ph.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Postnatal growth and retinopathy of prematurity studies 5/1/2014 8/31/2014 $36,660
Stephanie Ware, Ph.D. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research 1008496.01 3/1/2014 6/30/2015 $232,444
Kenneth E. White, Ph.D. National Institute Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin New Role of iron and hypoxia sensing in fibroblast growth factor 23-dependent metabolic bone disease 6/1/2014 5/31/2015 $57,782
Xiao-Ming Yin, Ph.D. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism New Mechanism and role of selective autophagy in ethanol-induced liver injury 6/15/2014 5/31/2015 $183,671
Teresa Audrey Zimmers, Ph.D. Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research New Molecular phenotyping of pancreatic cancer cachexia: a bridge to personalized targeted therapy 1/1/2014 12/31/2016 $864,367
Teresa Audrey Zimmers, Ph.D. National Institute of General Medical Sciences New Myostatin family signaling in burn-injury related muscle wasting 8/17/2013 5/31/2014 $204,322

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