Grants and contracts awarded to Yale School of Medicine

July/August 2008


  • Clara Abraham, NIH, Mechanisms of Chronic Nod2-Mediated Effects in Human Macrophages, 5 years, $1,655,000
  • Serap Aksoy, NIH, Tsetse-Transmitted African Trypanosomiasis, 4.5 years, $581,717
  • Frederick Altice, NIH, Enhancing Health Outcomes among HIV+ Substance Abusers, 5 years, $923,368
  • Laleh Ardeshirpour, NIH, Anabolic Response of Skeleton after Lactation, 4 years, $777,492
  • Peter Aronson, NIH, Methods in Nephrologic Research, 5 years, $2,405,330
  • Declan Barry, NIH, Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence Assessment and Treatment, 5 years, $894,320
  • Kathleen Belanger, NIH, Effect of Traffic and Air Pollution on Birth Outcomes, 4.5 years, $3,084,687
  • James Boyer, NIH, Mechanisms of Bile Secretion and Cholestasis, 5 years, $4,370,907
  • Elizabeth Bradley, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Yale Training Program in Health Services Research, 5 years, $1,121,640
  • Janet Brandsma, NIH, Langerhans Cell-Mediated Immune Modulation of HPV8 Expression and Tumorigenesis, 2 years, $409,613
  • Sarwat Chaudhry, NIH, Comorbidity and Functional Outcomes in Older Patients with Heart Failure, 5 years, $539,997
  • Wei Chen, NIH, Optical Imaging of Olfactory Sensory Code Transformation, 5 years, $1,758,440
  • Keith Choate, NIH, Genetics and Pathobiology of Ichthysosis en Confetti, 5 years, $646,650
  • Lydia Chwastiak, NIH, Brief Motivational Interviewing to Improve Diabetes Self-Care in Schizophrenia, 5 years, $901,800
  • Steven Coca, NIH, Long-Term Prognosis of Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiac Surgery, 5 years, $958,290
  • Ned Cooney, NIH, Concurrent Alcohol and Smoking Treatment: Effects on Alcohol Relapse Risk, 4 years, $1,780,859
  • Madhav Dhodapkar, NIH, Anti-Tumor Immunity in Myeloma, 10 months, $321,696; NIH, Targeting Myeloma via Dendritic Cells, 2 years, $763,829
  • Ronald Duman, NIH, Research Training—Biological Sciences, 5 years, $1,424,660
  • John Elsworth, NIH, Susceptibility of Primate Dopamine Neurons to Toxicity during Development, 4.5 years, $1,810,155
  • Elizabeth Flanagan, NIH, Stigma within Mental Health Settings: A Qualitative-Quantitative Analysis, 3 years, $531,203
  • Biff Forbush, NIH, Molecular Physiology of the Na-K-Cl Cotransporter, 4 years, $1,489,500
  • Julie Goodwin, NIH, The Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle GR in Acute Glucocorticoid-Mediated HTN, 5 years, $807,356
  • Seth Guller, NIH, Targeting Placental Pathophysiology in IUGR and Preeclampsia, 1 year, $316,985
  • Tamas Horvath, NIH, Developmental Insulin/Leptin Signaling Determines Set-Point of the Adult Melancortin System, 4 years, $1,758,440
  • Beth Jones, NIH, Cancer Screening Behavior in Hispanic/Latinas Living in the Northeast United States, 5 years, $3,417,316
  • Mustafa Khokha, NIH, Characterization and Cloning of X. tropicalis Craniofacial Mutants, 5 years, $1,621,900
  • Ami Klin, NIH, The Ontogeny of Social Visual Engagement in Infants at Risk for Autism, 5 years, $3,054,456
  • Michael Koelle, NIH, Biochemical and Genetic Analysis of Regulator and G Protein Signaling (RGS) Proteins in the C. elegans Nervous System, 20 months, $372,376
  • John Krystal, NIH, The Interactive Impact of Cocaine and Schizophrenia on Prefrontal Function, 2 years, $389,125
  • Becca Levy, NIH, Racial Disparities in Heart Attack Recovery: Role of Stigma and Stress, 4 years, $3,020,752
  • Tene Lewis, NIH, Everyday Discrimination and Cardiovascular Disease in African-American Women, 5 years, $758,418
  • Shuangge Ma, NSF, Collaborative Research: Novel Semiparametric Two-Part Models: New Theories and Applications, 3 years, $177,501
  • Laura Manuelidis, NIH, Experimental Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, 4 years, $2,065,776
  • Steve Martino, NIH, Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing Supervision in Community Programs, 5 years, $2,438,322
  • David McCormick, NIH, Cellular Mechanisms of Visual Cortical Function, 3 years, $1,241,205
  • Diane McMahon-Pratt, NIH, Vector/Host-Parasite Interface of Leishmaniasis in Colombia, 4.5 years, $709,890
  • Andrew Miranker, NIH, Predoctoral Program in Biophysics, 5 years, $2,554,331
  • Gilbert Moeckel, NIH, Role of COX2 in Medullary Interstitial Cell Survival and Function, 9 months, $58,498
  • Michelle Monette, NIH, An Investigation of the Renal Na-K-Cl Cotransporter, 2 years, $96,472
  • Brent Moore, NIH, Computer-Based Treatment for Drug Dependence, 4 years, $725,326
  • Gil Mor, NIH, MyD88-Bearing Tumors in Immune Regulation and Chemoresistance, 5 years, $1,717,013
  • Rhea Paul, NIH, Studies of Prosody in Individuals With Autistic Spectrum Disorders, 6 months, $30,043
  • Ismene Petrakis, NIH, Mecamylamine for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence, 5 years, $1,460,250; Dept. of the Army, Prazosin for Treatment of Patients with PTSD and Comorbid Alcohol Dependence, 4 years, $1,686,555
  • Marina Picciotto, NIH, Galanin-Opiate Interactions, 5 years, $1,779,125 
  • Jennifer Pluznick, NIH, Olfactory Proteins in the Kidney and Regulation of Glomerular Filtration Rate, 2 years, $174,920
  • Alessandro Santin, NIH, Treatment of Chemotherapy-Resistant Human Ovarian Cancer by Administration of CPE, 4 years, $1,376,743
  • Patrick Sung, NIH, Formation and Resolution of Recombination Intermediates, 4 years, $1,191,600
  • Richard Sutton, NIH, Probing Blocks to Infectious HIV Release in Mouse Cells, 4.5 years, $1,886,700
  • William Tamborlane, NIH, Training in Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes Research, 5 years, $1,052,280
  • Peter Tattersall, NIH, Predoctoral Training Program in Virology, 5 years, $553,696
  • Jane Taylor, NIH, Sex Differences in Alcohol Habit Formation in Rats: Corticostriatal Mechanisms, 2 years, $141,500
  • Mary Tinetti, NIH, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at Yale, 5 years, $6,023,697
  • Susumu Tomita, NIH, Regulation of Glutamate Receptors by Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase, 5 years, $1,489,500
  • Alda Tufro, NIH, Functions of VEGF-A in Podocytes: Implications for Renal Disease, 6 months, $284,991
  • Flora Vaccarino, NIH, Astroglial Cells in Perinatal Brain Injury, 5 years, $1,827,301
  • Jon Vermeire, NIH, Molecular Characterization of a Hookworm Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor, 3 years, $161,898
  • Carol Weitzman, Health Resources and Services Administration, MCH Leadership Education in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 1 year, $192,467
  • Bao-Zhu Yang, NIH, Mapping Genes for Comorbidity of SUDS and Depression, 5 years, $854,422
  • Dejan Zecevic, NSF, Dendritic Signal Integration Underlying Plasticity, 4 years, $700,002
  • David Zenisek, NIH, Retinal Synaptic Transmission, 4 years, $1,655,000
  • Z. Jimmy Zhou, NIH, Synaptic Function and Organization of the Mammalian Retina, 3 years, $1,275,522; NIH, Physiology and Development of the Vertebrate Retina, 4 years, $1,823,685

  • Khalid Abbed, American Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons, Prospective Outcomes Evaluation of One-Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Performed with a Minimally Invasive Approach Versus a Conventional Open Approach, 1 year, $50,000
  • Jean Adnopoz, Community Health Center Assoc. of Connecticut, CPCA Title IV, 1 year, $245,735
  • George Anderson, Alan B. Slifka Fdn., Melatonin in Infants with Autism: A Longitudinal Study of Excretion Patterns, 3 years, $209,346
  • Robert Beech, Donaghue Medical Research Fdn., Gene-Expression Algorithms to Predict Lithium Response, 3 years, $240,000
  • Carlo Bernardino, American Geriatrics Soc., Geriatrics for Specialists Initiative, 2 years, $37,600
  • Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh, Charles H. Hood Fdn., The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Immune Evasion, 2 years, $150,000
  • Michael Bloch, American Psychiatric Inst. for Research and Education, Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of Long-Term Outcome in Pediatric OCD, 2 years, $45,000
  • Elizabeth Bradley, Children’s Investment Fund Fdn., External Evaluation of the Clinton Fdn. HIV/AIDS Initiative, 3.5 years, $656,277
  • Martina Brueckner, American Heart Assoc.—Founders Affiliate, Cilia in Cardiac Morphogenesis, 3 years, $198,000
  • Gordon Buchanan, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Chemosensitive Serotonergic Neurons Mediate Hypercapnia-Induced Arousal, 16 months, $50,000
  • Sonia Caprio, American Diabetes Assoc., Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance in Childhood Obesity, 4 years, $800,000
  • Sarwat Chaudhry, American Federation for Aging Research, Supplement to Comorbidity and Functional Outcomes in Older Patients with Heart Failure, 5 years, $300,000
  • Keith Choate, Fdn. for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, First Ichthyosis Clinical Scholar, 1 year, $40,000
  • Steven Coca, American Soc. of Nephrology, Effect of Acute Kidney Injury on Long-Term Kidney Function in Elderly Patients, 2 years, $95,800
  • Justin Cohen, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Assessing Plasticity: The Populations and Mechanisms Responsible for Epithelial Engraftment of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells, 2 years, $76,000
  • Oscar Colegio, Dermatology Fdn., Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transitions in the Development of Metastases, 1 year, $30,000
  • Susan Compton, ACLAM Fdn., Effect of Helicobacter hepaticus or MNV on Mouse Parvovirus Infection, 1 year, $25,000
  • Mauro Cortez Veliz, Pew Charitable Trusts, Regulation of Iron Uptake in the Intracellular Protozoan Parasite Leishmania amazonensis, 6 months, $95,000
  • Peter Cresswell, American Asthma Fdn., Redox Regulation of the Inflammatory Response in Asthma, 3 years, $750,000
  • Michael Crowley, Nat’l Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Negative Affect Regulation in Oppositional Defiant Disorder, 2 years, $59,670
  • Pietro De Camilli, American Diabetes Assoc., Spatiotemporal Regulation of Phosphoinositides by SHIP2 in Insulin Signaling, 1 year, $45,000
  • Robin de Graaf, Resonance Research, Dynamic Shimming for In Vivo NMR Applications, 1 year, $61,199
  • Charles Dela Cruz, Parker B. Francis Fdn., The Role of Cigarette Smoke Exposure in Respiratory Infections, 3 years, $150,000
  • Neil Desai, Hoard Hughes Medical Inst., Exploring Causality in the Link between ERBB2/HER2/NEU and Genomic Instability, 2 years, $76,000
  • Ralph DiLeone, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Studies of Feeding Peptides in Animal Depression Models, 1 year, $66,647
  • Ronald Duman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Studies of cAMP Signaling and CREB in Nucleus Accumbens in Depression, 1 year, $45,802
  • Marie Egan, Cystic Fibrosis Fdn., Quality Improvement: Learning and Leadership Collaborative VI: Yale ACT Project, 1 year, $10,800
  • Richard Ehrenkranz, PGS Medical Research and Electronic Design, LLC, Wireless Cardiorespiratory Monitor for Neonates, 1 year, $15,000
  • Aymen Elfiky, American Soc. of Clinical Oncology, Targeting Phosphoinositide-3 Kinase in Renal Cell Cancer, 1 year, $50,000
  • Donald Engelman, Univ. of Rhode Island, PHLIP Nanotechnology Platform for Cancer Imaging and Therapy: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine, 1 year, $198,544
  • Thomas Fernandez, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Genetic Investigation of Childhood Movement Disorders, 16 months, $15,000
  • Carlos Fernandez, American Heart Assoc.—Nat’l Center, Role of Protein Kinase AKT1 in Atherosclerosis, 3 years, $198,000
  • Gerald Friedland, Newman’s Own Fdn., Project Access, 1 year, $20,000; Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Genot, 1 year, $69,292 
  • Antonio Giraldez, Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, The Role of MicroRNAs in Vertebrate Development, 5 years, $300,000
  • Julie Goodwin, Nat’l Kidney Fdn., The Role of the Vascular Endothelial Glucocorticoid Receptor in Glucocorticoid-Mediated Hypertension, 1 year, $40,000
  • Elena Grigorenko, Columbia Univ.-Teachers College, Substance Abuse among Suburban Youth: A Prospective Study, 1.5 years, $146,769
  • Baiba Grube, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fdn., Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship Grant, 2 years, $90,000
  • Jonas Hannestad, Soc. of Nuclear Medicine Education and Research Fdn., Neuroinflammation and Depression during Interferon-Alpha Treatment of Hepatitis C: A SPECT Study, 2 years, $100,000
  • Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Philadelphia Research and Education Fdn., CBT for Nightmares in OEF/OIF Veterans, 4 years, $604,638
  • Kenneth Harrison, American Heart Assoc.—Founders Affiliate, Role of Nogo-B Receptor in Intracellular Cholesterol Homeostasis, 2 years, $42,000
  • Daniel Hawiger, Nat’l Multiple Sclerosis Soc., The Novel RhoGAP/HOP/NET Tolerance-Inducing Pathway in Myelin-Specific T Cells, 5 years, $570,428
  • Octavian Henegariu, American Lung Assoc., Changes in Th2 Responses and Lung Inflammation in Mice with Conditional PPARG Deletion in CD4 T Cells, 1 year, $35,110
  • Erica Herzog, State of CT Dept. of Public Health, Innate Immunity and Pulmonary Progenitor Cells in Smoking Induced Lung Disease, 20 months, $239,938
  • Scott Heysell, American Soc. of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Enhancing Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Children in Rural South Africa, 2 years, $140,000
  • Tamas Horvath, American Diabetes Assoc., Insulin Determines Developmental Organization of Hypothalamic Circuits, 4 years, $180,000
  • Zhiwei Hu, State of CT Dept. of Public Health, Targeting Tumor Blood Vessels for Immunotherapy and Photodynamic Therapy of Human Lung Cancer, 20 months, $374,240
  • Bahman Jabbari, Solstice Neurosciences, Botulinum Neurotoxin Center of Excellence at Yale, 1 year, $25,000; Allergan Sales, Movement Disorder Fellowship Program, 1 year, $40,000
  • Roger Jou, American Psychiatric Inst. for Research and Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders/ACE Fellowship, 1 year, $45,000
  • Nina Kadan-Lottick, CogniFit Ltd., A Pilot Study of the Feasibility and Efficacy of the Computer-Based Mindfit Intervention, 1 year, $50,000; St. Baldrick’s Fdn., Career-St. Baldrick’s Fdn. Scholar, 3 years, $330,000
  • Insoo Kang, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/REF/Amgen Wyeth Rheumatology Fellowship Award, 1 year, $25,000
  • Ivana Kawikova, Tourette Syndrome Assoc., The Role of the Immune System in Tourette’s Syndrome, 1 year, $75,000
  • Kenneth Kidd, Wenner-Gren Fdn. for Anthropological Research, Genetic Relationships among East African Populations Based on Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, 1 year, $35,000
  • Tae Hoon Kim, Sidney Kimmel Fdn. for Cancer Research, Analysis of Chromatin Barriers in Cancers, 2 years, $200,000
  • Harlan Krumholz, Robert Wood Johnson Fdn., RWJ Clinical Scholars Program Third Year Cohort, 1 year, $179,435; Robert Wood Johnson Fdn., RWJ Clinical Scholars Program CORE 2008–2010, 2 years, $1,017,744; Robert Wood Johnson Fdn., RWJ Clinical Scholars Program 2008–2010 Cohort, 2 years, $1,079,036
  • Gary Kupfer, Newman’s Own Fdn., Pediatric Oncology Research Program, 3 years, $75,000
  • Dori Laub, International Psychoanalytical Assoc., Scenic Microanalysis of Video- Testimonies, 1 year, $5,000
  • John Leventhal, State of CT Dept. of Children and Family Services, Child Sexual Abuse Clinic—DCF, 3 years, $453,281
  • Paula Licona Limon, Pew Charitable Trusts, Th17 vs. Treg Development in Multiple Sclerosis, 4 years, $120,000
  • Yilun Liu, American Cancer Soc., Understanding the Role of RAD51C Complexes in Recombination and Repair, 2 months, $30,000
  • John MacMicking, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Immune Control of Human Phagosomal Pathogens by a Novel GTPase Superfamily, 5 years, $500,000
  • Arya Mani, Doris Duke Charitable Fdn., The Genetic Etiology of Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome, 3 years, $405,000
  • Arnaud Marlier, American Heart Assoc.—Founders Affiliate, The Role of p204 in Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition, 2 years, $90,000
  • Stephanie Massaro, American Soc. of Hematology, Regulation of Megakaryocytic Differentiation in Human Embryonic Stem Cells, 1 year, $50,000
  • Kristin Mattocks, American Fdn. for AIDS Research (amfAR), What They’re Not Telling Me: Veterans, Trust and HIV Care in the VA, 2 years, $108,480
  • Linda Mayes, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neural Circuitry of Parent Attachment in Substance Abuse, 10 months, $433,269
  • Sean McEvoy, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., The Effect and Mechanism of Genetic Deletion of Serotonin Neurons on Respiratory Control, 2 years, $76,000
  • Sherry McKee, Health Research, Inc., Smoke-Free Policies Alter Smoking and Drinking Behavior, 1 year, $28,860
  • Diane McMahon-Pratt, Intelligent Optical Systems, Serological Diagnostic Immunoassay Test Strip for Leishmania, 1 year, $92,463
  • Michael Miller, Medimmune, Clinical and Epidemiologic Investigation of the Newly Identified Polyomaviruses, WUV and KIV, 1 year, $35,000
  • Rebecca Miller, State of CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, BE HIP: The Healthy Information Program, 2 months, $7,500
  • Aaron Mishara, Nat’l Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Performance Monitoring and Reward Processing in Schizophrenia: A combined ERP and fMRI Study, 2 years, $60,000
  • Yasha Modi, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Effects of HuR Gene Deletion on Angiogenic Responses, 2 years, $76,000
  • Bart Muhs, American Geriatrics Soc., Effect of Aging on Regional Aortic Compliance Before and After Endografting, 2 years, $150,000
  • Anita Nag, Leukemia and Lymphoma Soc., Understanding How KSHV-Encoded PAN RNA Escapes Nuclear RNA Surveillance, 3 years, $165,000
  • Nikhil Nayak, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Genetics of Intracranial Aneurysm, 2 years, $76,000
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, Assoc. of American Medical Colleges, 2008 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship, 2 years, $15,000
  • A. David Paltiel, Massachusetts General Hospital, Optimizing HIV Care in Less Developed Countries, 1 year, $20,694
  • Melissa Perkal, American Geriatrics Soc., Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents, 1 year, $25,000
  • Christopher Pittenger, Doris Duke Charitable Fdn., Glutamate in OCD: Explorations in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 3 years, $405,000; Tourette Syndrome Assoc., An Animal Model of Tourette Syndrome: Targeted Ablation of Striatal Fast-Spiking Interneurons, 1 year, $74,876
  • Jean-Claude Platel, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Contribution of Neonatal Neural Progenitors to TSC Lesions, 3 years, $196,563
  • Christopher Ransom, Nat’l Epifellows Fdn., Voltage Dependence of Tonic Inhibition in Rat Hippocampus, 1 year, $20,000
  • Priscilla Ridgway, Nathan Kline Inst., Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts, 1 year, $10,067
  • Kasandra Riley, American Cancer Soc., Investigating the Role of Epstein-Barr Viral MicroRNAs in Apoptosis, 3 years, $138,000
  • David Rimm, State of CT Dept. of Public Health, Development of 2 Protein-Based Tests to Determine which Patients with Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer are Cured by Surgery Alone, 20 months, $186,642 
  • Scott Rivkees, JS Genetics, Identification of Oligodendrocyte Stimulators, 6 months, $49,788 
  • Bradley Rubin, American Heart Assoc.—Heritage Affiliate, Insulin Regulation of Glucose Transporter and Aminopeptidase Trafficking, 2 years, $42,000
  • Aybala Saricicek, Nat’l Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Quantification of Endogenous 5-HT in Man Using a Novel PET Radioligand, 2 years, $60,000
  • Gerald Shadel, Emory Univ., Mitochondrial Genome Instability and ROS in Tumorigenesis, 5 years, $5,663,591
  • Erik Shapiro, Dana Fdn., Dynamic MRI of Immune Cell Infiltration in Experimental Stroke, 2 years, $200,000
  • Timothy Shutt, United Mitochondrial Disease Fdn., Identification of the DNA Required for Replication of mtDNA in Human Cells, 2 years, $99,998
  • Arthur Simen, American Federation for Aging Research, Epigenetic Factors in Vulnerability to Aging and Stress, 3 years, $300,000
  • Arietta Slade, FAR Fund, Minding the Baby, 2.5 years, $815,948
  • David Snow, Consultation Center, Inc., Personnel Service Agreement 2008/2009, 1 year, $560,569
  • Steven Southwick, CogState, Inc., CogState Fellowship: Robert Pietzrak, 1 year, $63,970
  • Antoine Sreih, American College of Rheumatology, Determination of the Frequency and Pathologic Significance of the MIF Gene Polymorphism in Patients with Vasculitis, 3 years, $150,000
  • Stephen Strittmatter, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assoc., Optimizing Motor Neuron Transplantation in ALS for Nerve Fiber Growth, 3 years, $213,000
  • Matthew Strout, American Soc. of Hematology, Targeting of Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase during Somatic Hypermutation, 2 years, $100,000
  • Yajaira Suarez, American Heart Assoc.—Nat’l Center, MicroRNAs as Regulators of Endothelial Cell Biology and as Potential Therapeutic Targets, 4 years, $308,000
  • Joann Sweasy, Univ. of Southern California, DNA Polymerase Fidelity Mechanisms: Theory and Experiment, 1 year, $161,885
  • Sina Tavakoli, American Heart Assoc.—Founders Affiliate, αvβ3-Targeted Imaging of Injury-Induced Vascular Remodeling and Response to Rosiglitazone in Type 2 Diabetic Mice, 2 years, $88,000
  • Jane Taylor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Accumbens/Amygdala Delta FosB/CREB and Incentive Motivation, 10 months, $63,503; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Studies of Motivation for Food in Animal Depression Models, 1 year, $33,323
  • Masaaki Torii, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Development of Reciprocal Neural Circuitry, 1 year, $60,821
  • Marianne Ulcickas Yood, Henry Ford Health System, Building a Pharmacovigilance Population-Based Laboratory, 20 months, $58,411
  • Shobha Vasudevan, Leukemia and Lymphoma Soc., Translation Regulation of Cytokine mRNAs by AREs and MicroRNAs in HL, 3 years, $195,000
  • Matthew Vestal, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Functional Neuroimaging of the Effects of Ethosuximide on Epileptogenesis, 2 years, $76,000
  • Fei Wang, Nat’l Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Structural and Functional Connectivity of the Perigenual Anterior Cingulate in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder, 2 years, $60,000
  • Stuart Weinzimer, Jaeb Center for Health Research, Automated Closed Loop Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, 1 year, $394,261
  • Sherman Weissman, Elsa U. Pardee Fdn., Development of a New Method for Treatment of Hematological Malignancies, 1 year, $100,000
  • Jason Wilken, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, sErbB3: A Novel Ovarian Cancer Prognostic Biomarker, 1 year, $59,691; Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Overcoming Primary Herceptin Resistance in Ovarian Cancer, 1 year, $29,963
  • Wendol Williams, Soc. of Nuclear Medicine Education and Research Fdn., Serotonin 1B Receptor Imaging in PTSD,1 year, $25,000
  • Tim Willinger, Cancer Research Inst., Role of Dynamin 2 in T Cell Homeostasis and Trafficking, 3 years, $145,500
  • Joseph Woolston, State of CT Dept. of Children and Family Services, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children, 3 years, $617,548; State of CT Dept. of Children and Family Services, Neighborhood Youth Center, 3 years, $111,010
  • Yong Xiong, Charles H. Hood Fdn., Molecular Dissections of the Fanconi Anemia Pathway of DNA Damage Response, 2 years, $150,000
  • James Yu, RSNA Research and Education Fdn., The Promise of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer: Patterns of Care, Access to Treatment, and Functional Outcomes, 1 year, $30,000
  • James Yue, DePuy Spine, 2008-2009 DePuy Spine Surgery Fellowship Program, 1 year, $80,000
  • Huiping Zhang, Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Fdn., Association Study of a Subfamily (Rz) of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling (RGS) Genes in Alcohol Dependence, 2 years, $100,000
  • Howard Zonana, Univ. of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, 1 year, $130,809