Grants and contracts awarded to Yale School of Medicine

July/August 2007


  • Hervé Agaisse, NIH, JAK/STAT Signaling in Drosophila Acute Phase Response, 5 years, $1,654,083
  • Morris Bell, NIH, Research Training in Functional Disability Interventions, 5 years, $1,188,507
  • Anton Bennett, NIH, Mechanisms of Metabolic Control by MKP-1, 5 years, $1,685,126
  • Clifford Bogue, NIH, The Development of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function, 5 years, $1,700,395
  • Elizabeth Bradley, NIH, For-Profit Hospice Ownership and End-of-Life Care, 3 years, $1,357,132
  • Richard Bucala, NIH, Mechanisms of Rheumatoid Synovial Fibroblast Activation, 5 years, $2,185,095
  • Susan Busch, NIH, Antidepressant Use and Suicide, 3 years, $845,277
  • David Calderwood, NIH, Identification of Beta1 Integrin, 2 years, $454,375
  • Richard Carson, NIH, Quantitative High-Resolution Human Brain PET Imaging, 4 years, $1,323,273
  • Steven Coca, NIH, Urinary Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury in Critical Illness, 1 year, $66,782
  • Robert Constable, NIH, Influence of Baseline Brain State on fMRI, 5 years, $1,755,279
  • Joseph Craft, NIH, Yale Rheumatic Diseases Research Core Center, 5 years, $3,210,030
  • Ralph DiLeone, NIH, Effects of MCH Receptor Signaling in the Nucleus Accumbens, 4 years, $1,042,825
  • David Donnelly, NIH, Mechanism of Perinatal-Hyperoxic Suppression of Chemoreceptor Function, 5 years, $1,912,500
  • Deepak D’Souza, NIH, Cannabinoids, Neural Synchrony and Information Processing, 2 years, $356,950
  • Richard Edelson, NIH, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, 5 years, $9,355,000
  • David Fiellin, NIH, Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Detoxification in Prescription Opioid Dependence, 5 years, $3,000,971
  • Richard Flavell, NIH, Pathogenesis and Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes, 5 years, $1,557,503
  • Bernard Forget, NIH, Blood Diseases, 5 years, $2,273,025
  • Patrick Gallagher, NIH, Molecular Biology of Erythrocyte Ankyrin, 4 years, $1,355,990
  • Antonio Giraldez, NIH, The Role of MicroRNAs in Vertebrate Development, 5 years, $1,554,838
  • Peter Glazer, NIH, DNA Repair in Cancer Biology and Therapy, 5 years, $8,376,289
  • Daniel Goldstein, NIH, Mechanisms to Augment Primary Immunity in Aging, 5 years, $1,715,262
  • Fred Gorelick, NIH, Training Program in Investigative Gastroenterology, 5 years, $851,009
  • Michele Goyette-Ewing, Health Resources and Services Administration, Graduate Psychology Education Program, 3 years, $327,221
  • Jiankan Guo, NIH, Role of Stem Cells in Renal Repair after Inducible Epithelial Ablation, 5 years, $718,200
  • Robert Heimer, NIH, Environmental Factors in HIV Transmission among Suburban IDUs, 5 years, $2,866,995
  • Josephine Hoh, NIH, CFH-Independent Risk Factors in Age-Related Macular Degeneration, 2 years, $626,916
  • Margaret Hostetter, NIH, Pediatric Physician-Scientist Program Award, 5 years, $11,267,626
  • Karl Insogna, NIH, Colony Stimulating Factor 1: Regulation and Role in Bone, 4 years, $1,323,000
  • Susan Kaech, NIH, Control of Terminal Differentiation of Effector and Memory T Cells by Blimp-1, 2 years, $454,438
  • Young-Shin Kim, NIH, Genetic Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 5 years, $781,663
  • John Krystal, NIH, Symposium on Neuroimaging in Alcoholism, 1 year, $62,667
  • Forrester Lee, NIH, Yale Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program, 5 years, $1,138,275
  • Stephen Malawista, NIH, Resolution of Gouty Inflammation, 2 years, $413,825
  • Robert Malison, NIH, Clinical Neuroscience Research Training in Psychiatry, 5 years, $1,202,615; NIH, Patient-Oriented Research and Mentoring in the Translational Neurobiology/Genetics of Addiction, 5 years, $827,080
  • Mark Mamula, NIH, Molecular Mechanisms of Lymphocyte Interactions in Autoimmunity, 5 years, $1,600,247
  • Laura Manuelidis, NIH, Experimental Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, 1 year, $583,558
  • Robin Masheb, NIH, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dieting: Effects on Psychopathology and Weight in Binge Eating Disorder, 2 years, $398,527
  • Graeme Mason, NIH, Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program, 5 years, $1,202,772
  • Wajahat Mehal, NIH, Regulation of Hepatic Repair by Metabolites of the Uric Acid Pathway, 5 years, $1,356,075
  • Perry Miller, NIH, Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale, 5 years, $5,726,858
  • Andrew Miranker, NIH, Predoctoral Program in Biophysics, 5 years, $1,042,899
  • Gil Mor, NIH, Apoptosis Regulators in Ovarian Cancer, 5 years, $1,571,380
  • Jon Morrow, NIH, Experimental and Human Pathobiology, 5 years, $1,313,645; NIH, Membrane Skeletal Control in Hemolytic Disorders, 5 years, $1,860,750
  • Xenophon Papademetris, NIH, Image-Guided Deep-Brain Microscopy for Neurosurgical Intervention, 3 years, $1,088,103
  • Rebecca Papas, NIH, Alcohol and HIV in Kenya: Stage 1 Trial of a Peer-Led Alcohol Behavior Intervention, 2 years, $329,085
  • Anna Marie Pyle, NIH, Structure and Function of Group II Intron Ribozyme, 4 years, $1,147,885
  • Peter Rabinowitz, NIOSH, Daily Exposure Monitoring Intervention to Prevent Hearing Loss, 4 years, $1,653,750
  • Karin Reinisch, NIH, Assembly and Architecture of the Exocyst, a Membrane Tethering Complex, 4 years, $1,256,930
  • Harvey Risch, NIH, Case-Control Study of Pancreas Cancer in Shanghai, China, 5 years, $2,757,617
  • David Rothstein, NIH, Induction of Renal Allograft Tolerance in Monkeys with Anti-CD45RB-Based Therapy, 5 years, $3,442,667
  • Craig Roy, NIH, Genetic Analysis of Legionella Phagosome Trafficking, 5 years, $2,092,398
  • William Sessa, NIH, Institutional National Research Service Award, 5 years, $1,321,431
  • Richard Shiffman, NIH, Improving Guideline Development and Implementation, 4 years, $1,482,799
  • Mehmet Sofuoglu, NIH, Cocaine Withdrawal and Pharmacotherapy Response, 4 years, $1,497,505
  • Joan Steitz, NIH, Small RNP Mediators of Gene Expression, 4 years, $1,079,348
  • David Stern, NIH, Transformation by the NEU Oncogene Product and EGF, 5 years, $2,011,480
  • Daniel Stetson, NIH, Mechanisms and Consequences of Innate Immune Recognition of Nucleic Acids, 1 year, $89,996
  • Peter Tattersall, NIH, Molecular and Epidemiologic Characterization of a Pathogenic Human Bocavirus, 2 years, $454,500
  • Benjamin Toll, NIH, Promoting Tobacco and Cancer Control-Message Framing for Telephone Quitline Callers, 2 years, $347,014
  • Derek Toomre, NIH, Novel Delivery and Targeting of QDots to Track Single Molecules Inside Live Cells, 5 years, $1,033,802; NIH, Novel TIRF Microscopy for Analyzing Trafficking and Signaling at the Cell Cortex, 5 years, $2,481,250
  • Phong Trang, NIH, Let-7 MicroRNA Therapy to Enhance Radiosensitivity in Lung Cancer Treatment, 3 years, $153,834
  • Anthony Van den Pol, NIH, Oncolytic Virus Targets Brain Tumors, 5 years, $1,571,220
  • Joshua Van Houten, Dept. of the Army, Does Increased Expression of the Plasma Membrane Calcium-ATPase Isoform 2 Confer Resistance to Apoptosis on Breast Cancer Cells? 1 year, $123,750
  • Robert Weiss, NIH, Encapsulated siRNAs for Treatment of Urological Disease, 2 years, $454,552
  • Tian Xu, NIH, Utilizing PB Transposon to Generate a Comprehensive Mouse Knockout Resource, 2 years, $1,050,000; NIH, Deciphering the Genetic Basis of Tumor Progression and Metastasis in Flies, 5 years, $1,548,522
  • Fang Yi, Dept. of Defense (U.S.), Inhibiting the Folding and Maturation of ER and EGFRs Using Novel Hsp90 Inhibitors, 1 year, $125,126
  • Zhong Yun, NIH, Role of Hypoxia in the Maintenance and Homing of Hematopoietic Stem Cells, 2 years, $284,319; NIH, Role of Hypoxia in the Regulation of Cancer Cell Differentiation, 5 years, $1,571,220
  • Hitten Zaveri, NIH, Third International Workshop on Seizure Prediction, 1 year, $23,000
  • Heping Zhang, NIH, Data Coordination Center for the Reproductive Medicine Network, 5 years, $12,373,375
  • Yawei Zhang, NIH, Quality of Life of Testicular Cancer Survivors, 2 years, $165,270

  • Lisa Barry, The Brookdale Foundation, The Effect of Depression and Disability Burden and Subtypes over Time, 2 years, $140,487
  • Susan Baserga, North Carolina State University, Structural and Functional Analysis of Archaeal sRNPs, 1 year, $46,212
  • Steven Berkowitz, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training, 1 year, $32,670
  • Zubin Bhagwagar, American Psychiatric Association, Glutamatergic Modulation of Mood in Bipolar Depression, 1 year, $45,000
  • Vineet Bhandari, American Heart Association, Angiogenic Agents in Alveolar Maturation, 3 years, $198,000
  • Clifford Bogue, PKD Foundation for Research in Polycystic Kidney Disease, Mechanisms of Polycystic Liver Disease in the Hhex Mutant Mice, 1 year, $75,000
  • Elizabeth Bradley, Commonwealth Fund, Diffusion of Hospital Strategies to Improve Care for Heart Attacks: How and Why do Organizations Learn? 18 months, $295,793
  • Ronald Braithwaite, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Tailoring Clinical Guidelines to Comorbidity, 3 years, $390,243
  • Christopher Breuer, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, A Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the Use of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts in Congenital Heart Surgery, 3 years, $405,000
  • Shi-Ying Cai, American Liver Foundation, Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Retinoic Acid Combinational Treatment for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, 2 years, $200,000
  • Paul Cleary, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Internally Managed Project to Develop Public Health Systems Research, 18 months, $399,965
  • Kelly Cosgrove, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, A Pilot Study to Assess the Sensitivity of a Novel 5-HT1B Receptor Ligand to Endogenous Serotonin, 2 years, $60,000
  • Irina Cottrill, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Effects of Nicotine Administration on Beta2-nAChR Occupancy in Smoking Patients with Schizophrenia, 2 years, $59,982
  • Meredith Crosby, American Cancer Society, Inc., Hypoxia-Induced DNA Repair Pathway Regulation, 3 years, $138,000
  • Mark Cullen, State of CT Dept. of Labor, Proposal for the Provision of Occupational Health Clinic, 1 year, $93,475
  • Linda DiBella, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Investigating a Link Between the Cilium and the TSC/mTOR Pathway, 3 years, $150,000
  • Ralph DiLeone, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Studies of Feeding Peptides in Animal Depression Models, 1 year, $69,696
  • Ronald Duman, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Studies of cAMP Signaling and CREB in Nucleus Accumbens in Depression, 1 year, $47,897
  • Raymond Eid, The National Marfan Foundation Inc., The Role of IL-17A in Marfan Syndrome, 1 year, $50,000
  • Damien Ellens, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Functional Neuroimaging, Neuro-Energetics and Electrophysiology in Spike-Wave Seizures in the WAG/Rij Rat, A Model of Human Absence Epilepsy, 2 years, $36,000
  • Andrew Epstein, University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Outcome-Based Assessment of Medical Education: Concept and Evaluation, 1 year, $43,890
  • Erol Fikrig, Health Research Inc., Role of Nod-Like Receptors in Rickettsial Infections, 8 months, $165,242
  • Richard Flavell, American College of Rheumatology, Regulation of T Cell Function in Collagen-Induced Arthritis by IL-10, 2 years, $397,440; American Diabetes Association, Inc., Mechanisms of Protection of Autoimmune Diabetes, 4 years, $180,000
  • Jason Fletcher, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Assessing the Effect of Increasing Housing Costs on Food Insecurity, 18 months, $40,000
  • Carlos Fragoso, American College of Chest Physicians, Establishing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Older Persons, 2 years, $100,000
  • David Geller, Amgen Nephrology Institute, Molecular Mechanisms of Hypertension in the Metabolic Syndrome, 1 year, $60,000
  • Thomas Gill, The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Enhancing Independent Bathing in Community-Living Elders, 3 years, $240,000
  • Walter Gilliam, State of CT Dept. of Children and Family Services, Early Childhood Consultation Partnership Evaluation, 3 years, $419,988
  • Elaine Gilmore, Dermatology Foundation, Electrophysiologic Characterization of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels in Keratinocytes, 1 year, $30,000
  • Jonathan Goldstein, Allergan Sales, Inc., Neuromuscular/EMG Fellowship Program, 1 year, $35,000
  • Baiba Grube, Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc., Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship Grant, 1 year, $75,000
  • Handan Gunduz-Bruce, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Modeling Glial Dysfunction in Psychotic and Mood Disorders, 2 years, $60,000
  • Bryan Hains, International Institute for Research in Paraplegia, Rescuing Motor Function after Spinal Cord Injury, 2 years, $93,380
  • Tibor Hajszan, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Hippocampal Synaptic Remodeling in Postpartum Depression, 2 years, $60,000
  • Stephanie Hamill, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, Structural and Functional Studies of the RNA Quality-Control TRAMP4 Complex, 3 years, $139,750
  • Lyndsay Harris, Veridex, LLC, Yale Fellowship, 1 year, $10,000
  • Natalie Hayes, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Effects of Airway Clearance on Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis, 1 year, $11,452
  • Tamas Horvath, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Synaptology in Prader-Willi Syndrome, 1 year, $50,000; Oregon Health Sciences University, Maternal High Fat Diet and the Melanocortin System in the Offspring, 4 years, $165,375
  • Henry Huang, GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development, Ltd., PET Radiotracer Development for Dopamine Receptor, 1 year, $282,982
  • Yingqun Huang, State of CT Dept. of Public Health, Development of Novel Tumor-Specific siRNA Delivery System for Cancer Gene Therapy, 20 months, $177,223
  • Kashif Jafri, American Heart Assoc. (Heritage Affiliate), The Effect of Neuregulin/ErbB Signaling on Glucose Uptake in the Heart, 1 year, $22,000
  • Sven-Eric Jordt, Sandler Program for Asthma Research, Sensory Chemoreceptors in Asthma and Airway Hyperresponsiveness, 3 years, $450,000
  • Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Infectious Disease Society of America, Defining UTI in Nursing Home Residents, 2 years, $75,000
  • Leonard Kaczmarek, American Heart Assoc. (Heritage Affiliate), Properties and Regulation of Slack and Slick Channels, 3 years, $198,000
  • Nina Kadan-Lottick, The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Survivors of Cancer in Adolescent and Young Adults, 2 years, $240,195
  • Susan Kaech, Sandler Program for Asthma Research, Identifying the Signals that Keep TH2 T Cells Alive During Chronic Asthma, 3 years, $450,000
  • Arie Kaffman, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Vulnerability to Stress Programmed by Postnatal Care Via Stable Alterations in Neurotrophic Factors Expression Levels, 2 years, $60,000
  • Insoo Kang, American College of Rheumatology, ACR/REF Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award, 1 year, $25,000
  • Anil Karihaloo, American Society of Nephrology, Role of VEGF During Early Embryonic Kidney Development, 2 years, $200,000
  • Maya Kasowski, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, High Resolution Mapping and Genome-Wide Expression Analysis of a Panel of Partial Trisomy 21 Patients, 3 years, $36,000
  • Barbara Kazmierczak, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The Role of Injury in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pulmonary Infection, 5 years, $500,000
  • Tae Hoon Kim, Rita Allen Foundation, Genome-Wide Analysis of the Protein CTCF Function, 3 years, $150,000
  • Young-Shin Kim, Autism Speaks, Prospective Examination of Six-Year Cumulative Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Total Population Study, 2 years, $120,000
  • Michael Kozal, Boston University, Cranberry and Prevention of UTI: A Comprehensive Approach, 6 months, $83,437
  • Harlan Krumholz, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program CORE 2007–2008, 1 year, $507,420; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, 2007–2009, 2 years, $1,024,261
  • Gary Kupfer, Newman’s Own Foundation, Inc., Pediatric Oncology Research Program, 1 year, $25,000
  • Begona Lainez, Arthritis Foundation, Role of ICOS Ligand Expression in Murine Lupus, 3 years, $150,000
  • Ping Lam, American Liver Foundation, Molecular Determinants Controlling Bile Salt Export Pump Trafficking and Function, 3 years, $225,000
  • James Leckman, Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Adults with Severe Tourette Syndrome, 1 year, $74,149
  • Patty Lee, American Heart Assoc. (Heritage Affiliate), Protective Mechanisms of HO-1 and its Reaction Products during Ischemia-Reperfusion Lung Injury, 3 years, $198,000
  • Tene Lewis, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Aging and Population Health Visiting Scholar, 2 months, $24,701; American Heart Association, Experiences of Discrimination and Endothelial Dysfunction in African-American Women, 2 years, $75,000
  • Chiang-Shan Li, Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, Inhibitory Control and Alcohol Dependence, 2 years, $99,318
  • Yilun Liu, American Foundation for Aging Research, Defining the Biochemical Functions of Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Helicase RecQ4, 2 years, $58,500
  • Simonne Longerich, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Molecular Basis of BRCA2-Mediated Repair of Chromosome Damage, 3 years, $150,000
  • Ethan Marin, National Kidney Foundation, Increased Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity by a Dominant Negative Caveolin, 2 years, $80,000
  • Andres Martin, Medical University of South Carolina, Patterns of Service Use and Costs Associated with Autism, 1 year, $27,911
  • Linda Mayes, Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation, Electrophysiological Markers of Emerging Inhibitory Control, Stress-Reward Circuitry, and Risk for Addiction in Adolescents, 2 years, $149,150
  • John McArdle, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Center, 1 year, $23,700
  • Yorgo Modis, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Cell Entry and Innate Immune Recognition of Flaviviruses, 5 years, $500,000
  • Girish Neelakanta, Arthritis Foundation, Regulation of F194 OspA in the Development of Lyme Arthritis, 3 years, $150,000
  • William O’Connor, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the IL-23 – IL-17 Immune Axis, 3 years, $150,800
  • Justin Paglino, American Cancer Society, Inc., Understanding and Enhancing the Oncoselectivity of Autonomous Parvoviruses, 2 years, $94,000
  • A. David Paltiel, Stanford University, Making Better Decisions: Policy Modeling for AIDS and Drug Abuse, 9 months, $121,158
  • Justin Peacock, American Foundation for Aging Research, Determine How Arg Regulates Cytoskeletal Rearrangements Resulting in General Changes in Cell Morphology, Adhesion, Contractility, and Motility, 21 months, $500
  • Elizabeth Peterson-Roth, American Cancer Society, Inc., The Role of Gap Junctions in Cell-Interdependent Cisplatin Killing, 3 years, $138,000
  • Christopher Pittenger, Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., An Animal Model of Tourette Syndrome: Targeted Ablation of Striatal Fast-Spiking Interneurons, 1 year, $72,377; American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, The Mechanisms of Habit: Studies of Striatum-Dependent Procedural Learning in Genetically Modified Mice, 1 year, $45,000; National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Mechanisms of Habit Learning: The Role of CREB-Regulated Genes in Long-Lasting Striatum-Dependent Procedural Memory, 2 years, $60,000
  • Jennifer Possick, The Chest Foundation, Serum Chitinase Activity and Chitotriosidase Mutations in Cigarette Smokers with and without COPD, 1 year, $10,000
  • Dake Qi, American Heart Association, Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) in Ischemic Heart, 2 years, $80,000; Canadian Diabetes Association, Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Induces Insulin Resistance and Affects Cardiac Injury During Acute Ischemia, 3 years, $14,151
  • Elizabeth Ralevski, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Mecamylamine for the Treatment of Patients with Depression and Alcohol Dependence, 2 years, $60,000
  • Brian Ramos, American Psychological Association, Diversity Program, 1 year, $38,976
  • Mohini Ranganathan, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Psychotomimetic Effects of Kappa Receptor Agonist Salvinorin A in Healthy Humans, 2 years, $60,000
  • David Rothstein, Children’s Hospital, (Boston), The Role of TIM-1 – TIM-4 Pathway in Allograft Rejection and Tolerance, 1 year, $82,500
  • Samuel Sathyanesan, University of Mississippi, Vascular and Cellular Pathology in Depression, 1 year, $21,158
  • Robert Schultz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A Longitudinal MRI Study of Infants at Risk for Autism, 3 months, $539,009
  • Srijan Sen, American Psychiatric Association, Minority Fellowship, 1 year, $32,571
  • Robert Sherwin, American Diabetes Association, Inc., The Role of RegII, a New Islet-derived Autoantigen in the Development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, 3 years, $300,000
  • Anish Sheth, American College of Gastroenterology, The Effect of Symbiotic Therapy on the Hyperdynamic Circulatory State of Cirrhosis, 18 months, $10,000
  • Warren Shlomchik, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Memory T Cells for Improved Immune Reconstitution and GVL in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, 5 years, $750,000
  • Arthur Simen, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Inc., Genomic Copy Number Variation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 1 year, $39,993
  • Carlo Spirli, American Liver Foundation, Epithelial Angiogenic Signaling in Polycystic Diseases of the Liver, 3 years, $225,000
  • Vinod Srihari, The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis, 3 years, $239,502
  • Daniel Stetson, Arthritis Foundation, Nucleic Acid Recognition in Immunity and Autoimmunity, 1 year, $89,996
  • Hanna Stevens, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Prenatal Stress and Effects on Inhibitory Neurons, 1 year, $9,000
  • Stephen Strittmatter, Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Ibuprofen Therapy to Improve Recovery from Chronic Rat Spinal Contusion, 1 year, $98,479
  • Matthew Strout, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Role of Small RNA Molecules in DNA Modification by Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase, 3 years, $150,000
  • James Swain, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Effects of Postpartum Depression on Adolescent Mothers — Interview, Videotape and fMRI Studies, 2 years, $59,772
  • Tamar Taddei, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of the Hepatobiliary Phenotype of Gaucher Disease, 2 years, $150,000
  • Jane Taylor, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Studies of Motivation for Food in Animal Depression Models, 1 year, $34,848
  • Jacob Tebes, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Statewide Evaluation of Children’s Services, 1 year, $49,844
  • Susumu Tomita, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Regulation of Glutamate Receptors by TARPs: Regulation by Psychomimetic Drugs, 2 years, $60,000
  • Masaaki Torii, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Role of Eph/Ephrin Signaling on the Development of Neocortical Columns: Relevance to Psychiatric Disorders, 2 years, $60,000
  • Jonathan Touryan, Robert Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust, Neural Basis of Feature Attention in Area V4, 2 years, $92,000
  • James Tsai, Research To Prevent Blindness, Inc., Support of Pilot and Ongoing Research Programs, 4 years, $220,000
  • Edward Uchio, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, The Use of Spectral and Spatial Analysis to Improve the Utility of Urine Cytology in the Diagnosis of Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) of the Bladder, 3 years, $325,500
  • Flora Vaccarino, Autism Speaks, Neurogenic Growth Factors in Autism, 3 years, $446,744
  • Christopher van Dyck, Alzheimer’s Association, Amyloid Binding in Subjects at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, 3 years, $239,967
  • Fred Volkmar, Autism Speaks, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Treatments for Verbal Communication, 3 years, $450,000
  • Charles Walker, American Geriatrics Society, Geriatrics for Specialty Residents (GSR) Yale Geriatric Urology Initiative, 2 years, $40,000
  • Joanne Weidhaas, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Defining the Genetic Basis of the Radioresponse Using a C. elegans Tissue Model, 1 year, $125,000
  • Andrea Weinberger, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Cue Reactivity in Cigarette Smokers with and without Major Depression, 2 years, $60,000
  • Christopher Wendler, American Heart Association, The Role of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Signaling during Cardiac Cushion Formation, 3 years, $198,000
  • Daniel Williams, American Cancer Society, Inc., The Role of Sro7p in the Maintenance of Cellular Polarity, 3 years, $138,000
  • Joseph Woolston, The Children’s Fund of Connecticut, Moving Science to Practice in Children’s Mental Health Services in Connecticut, 18 months, $125,000
  • Ying Xia, American Heart Association, Novel Insights into Neuroprotection from Hypoxic Dysfunction, 3 years, $198,000
  • James Yue, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic Charitable Spine Fellowship, 1 year, $75,000; Synthes (USA), 2007–2008 Spine Surgery Fellowship Program, 1 year, $75,000; Depuy Spine, Inc., 2007–2008 Spine Surgery Fellowship Program, 1 year, $74,525
  • Richard Yun, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Fronto-Limbic Mechanisms of Vulnerability to Cognitive Stress in Depression, 2 years, $60,000
  • Yong Zhu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Light-Measuring Device for Correcting Circadian Disruption, 9 months, $49,500