Grants and contracts awarded to Yale School of Medicine

November 2010—February 2011


Federal

  • Jacqueline Barker, NIH, Role of Corticostriatal Dopamine Signaling in Response Strategy Selection, 1 year, $82,760
  • Hilary Blumberg, NIH, Genetic Influences on Functional Connectivity in Bipolar Disorder, 5 years, $4,012,300
  • Hal Blumenfeld, NIH, Remote Effects of Focal Hippocampal Seizures on Neocortical Function, 4 years, $1,438,329
  • Clifford W. Bogue, NIH, Developmental Adaptation: Child Health Research Center, 4.8 years, $2,223,688
  • Judson Brewer, NIH, Brain Changes with Mindfulness Training in Smokers Using fMRI, 1 year, $196,350 
  • Kathleen M. Carroll, NIH, Computer Based Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Web-based Delivery of CBT4CBT, 5 years, $2,716,073 
  • Richard Carson, Department of Veterans Affairs, PET Scans on Non-Human Primates, 8 months, $78,960
  • Brenda Cartmel, NIH, The Genetics of Tanning Addiction, 2 years, $422,853
  • Chiswili Chabu, NIH, Live Analysis of Tumor Interaction with Host Immune Cells, 2 years, $102,628
  • Yoonsang Cho, NIH, Therapeutic Application of Small Molecule MIF Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis, 5 years, $651,510
  • Rituparna Das, NIH, Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) in Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis, 1 year, $61,790
  • Patrick G. Gallagher, NIH, Barrier Insulators in Erythropoiesis, 3.9 years, $1,776,934
  • Andrew Goodman, NIH, Corrinoid Response of the Human Gut Microbiota, 4.5 years, $625,805
  • Yongtao Guan, NIH, Statistical Methods for Understanding Heterogeneity in Cocaine Relapse, 3 years, $1,193,463
  • Ann Haberman, NIH, Yale Microscopy Workshop and Symposium, 1 year, $5,000
  • Michael Hughes, NIH, Profiling the Circadian Transcriptome ofDrosophila Nervous System Using RNA Sequencing, 2 years, $111,484
  • Akiko Iwasaki, NIH, Antiviral CTLMobilization to the Genital Mucosa, 5 years, $1,745,940
  • Sven-Eric Jordt, NIH, Counter Irritation by Menthol: Molecular Targets and Role in Airway Disease, 4 years, $1,432,211
  • Kenneth Kidd, Department of Justice, Further Development of SNP Panels for Forensics, 2 years, $1,351,352
  • Steven H. Kleinstein, NIH, Computational Tools for Analysis of B Cell Somatic Hypermutation, 2 years, $255,632
  • Michael Koelle, NIH, G Protein Signaling in theC. elegans Nervous System, 5 years, $2,671,918 
  • Michael Nitabach, NIH, Transgenic Tethered Peptides, 4 years, $1,668,075
  • Daniel Pelletier, NIH, Molecular and Genetic Predictors of Disability Progression in MS, 3.7 years, $1,159,483
  • Matthew Phillips, NIH, Center-Surround Functional Organization and Respiratory Modulation of Lateral Inhibition in the Mammalian Olfactory Bulb, 2 years, $82,760
  • Christopher Pittenger, NIH, 5-HT1B Receptor Function in OCD: an Examination Using PET Imaging and Prepulse, 2 years, $388,891
  • Jordan S. Pober, NIH, Presentation of Alloantigen by Human Vascular Cells, 5 years, $2,704,041
  • Matthew Rodeheffer, NIH, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of White Adipose Tissue Mass Regulation in Development and Disease, 5 years, $2,078,475
  • Diego Rodriguez Gil, NIH, Axon Guidance in the Olfactory System, 3 years, $496,500
  • Emre Seli, NIH, Regulation of Maternal mRNA Translation in Early Mammalian Development, 4.9 years, $2,006,688
  • Michael Warren, NIH, Integrin Signaling through Arg Kinase Regulates Synapse and Dendrite Stabilization, 3 years, $93,606
  • Edward White, NIH, Online Respondent-Driven Sampling and Data Collection for Men Who Have Sex with Men, 2 years, $467,895
  • Shari Wiseman, NIH, Regulated Degradation of EF2K: Linking Neuronal Protein Synthesis and Turnover, 1 year, $70,800
  • Caroline Zeiss, NIH, Complex Mouse Models of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, 3 years, $385,334

Non-Federal

  • Amy Ahasic, American Heart Association, Genotype-Phenotype Variations in Adipokines and Related Metabolic Pathways in ARDS Susceptibility and Survival, 4.7 years, $576,462
  • Serap Aksoy, Monell (Ambrose) Foundation, New Strategies for African Trypanosomiasis Control, 2 years, $100,000
  • Amy F.T. Arnsten, Eli Lilly and Company, mGluR2 vs. mGluR3Mechanisms in Primate Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex: Immunoelectron Microscopy, 1 year, $49,857
  • Marc Auerbach, R Baby Foundation, A Multi-Centered Network Using Simulation-Based Interventions to Improve Pediatric Emergency Care Patient Outcomes, 1 year, $150,000
  • Valeria Benavides, Endocrine Fellows Foundation, Teratogenic Potential of Antithyroid Drugs, 1 year, $7,500
  • Linda Bockenstedt, L2 Diagnostics, LLC, T Cell Quantikine Assay for Diagnosis of Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis, 1 year, $125,033
  • Carmen Booth, Baxter Bioscience (division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation), Hemophilia A in Wag/RijYcb Rats, 1 year, $91,671
  • Martina Brueckner, New England Research Institutes, Congenital Heart Disease Genetic Network Study, 1 year, $50,000
  • Irina Buhimschi, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Reducing Deaths from Preeclampsia Through the Congo Red Dot Test, 1.5 years, $127,000
  • Sreeganga Chandra, William N. & Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation,Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis Deflcits: A Common New Mechanism in Parkinson’s Disease, 6 months, $100,000
  • Pamela Chang, Cancer Research Institute, Inc., Characterization of Basophils that Initiate Th2 Responses to Protease Allergens, 3 years, $23,250
  • Yung-Chi Cheng, National Foundation for Cancer Research, National Foundation for Cancer Research, 3 years, $225,000
  • Chiayu Chiu, Epilepsy Foundation of America, Somatostatin Interneuron Modulation of Dentate Glutamatergic Transmission, 1 year, $45,000
  • Judy Cho, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, Identification of Genetic Profiles Unique to PSC-IBD, 2 years, $40,000
  • Hyung Chun, Gilead Sciences, Defining the Apelin-eNOS Axis in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, 2 years, $130,000
  • Gary W. Cline, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International,Imaging Beta-Cell Mass in Healthy and T1DM with 18F-FPEB and B/I Infusion, 1.9 years, $468,089
  • Kevin Collins, American Heart Association, Molecular Basis of Ether-à-go-go Related Gene (ERG) Potassium Channel Regulation, 2 years, $94,000
  • Joseph Craft, Alliance for Lupus Research, Follicular Helper T Cell in Lupus: Characterization and Therapeutic Targets, 2 years, $385,444
  • Henk De Feyter, American Institute for Cancer Research, Dietary Manipulation of Glucose and Glutamine Metabolism, 2 years, $75,282
  • Robin de Graaf, Resonance Research, Inc., Fully Compensated Dynamic Shim System forin vivo MRI and MRS, 1 year, $188,965
  • Michael P. DiGiovanna, Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group,Combination Targeting of IGF-1 Receptor and HER2 in Breast Cancer, 1.8 years, $126,051
  • Annarita Di Lorenzo, American Heart Association, Role of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Regulating VE-Cadherin Biological Functions, 4 years, $308,000
  • John Forrest, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship for Medical Students, 3.5 years, $600,000; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, One Year Child Abuse and Maltreatment Research Fellowships, 1.5 years, $97,200
  • Liana Fraenkel, Arthritis Foundation, Measuring Patients’ Risk Perceptions in Real Time, 2 years, $200,000
  • Stanley Frencher, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making,Prostate Education Project (“PEP Talk”): Cutting Through the Uncertainty of Prostate Cancer for Black Men Using Barbershop Outreach, 1 year, $100,000
  • Joel E. Gelernter, Virginia Commonwealth University, Stress Induced Drinking in OEF/OIF Veterans: The Role of Combat History and PTSD, 6 months, $35,802
  • Valentina Greco, American Skin Association, Stem Cell Niche Dynamics during Hair Follicle Regeneration, 1 year, $60,000
  • Kevan Herold, University of California, San Francisco, JDRF Collaborative Center for Cell Therapy, 1 year, $120,367
  • Samuel M. Huber, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Analysis of the Role of IL-22BP in Intestinal Inflammation and Colon Cancer, 2 years, $99,940
  • Jeannette R. Ickovics, Kresge Foundation, Community Intervention for Health: A Comprehensive Multi-Sector Approach to Improve Community Health, 3 years, $750,000
  • Melinda Irwin, American Institute for Cancer Research, Telephone vs. In-person Counseling for Weight Loss in Women with Breast Cancer, 2 years, $164,494
  • Suk-Won Jin, American Heart Association, Vascular Lumen Formation during Vertebrate Embryo Development, 1.6 years, $154,000
  • Beth Jones, Griffin Hospital, Physician Training Award in Preventive Medicine, 3 years, $19,734
  • Leonard Kaczmarek, FRAXA Research Foundation, FMRP Regulation of Slack Isoforms in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome, 4 months, $16,688
  • Arie Kaffman, Charles A. Dana Foundation, Inc., Early Life Stress Programs Synaptic Development by Regulating a Novel Innate Immune Pathway in the Developing Mammalian Brain, 2 years, $200,000
  • Harlan Krumholz, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Hospitalomics, 4 years, $933,955
  • Gary Kupfer, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Deep Exomic Sequencing for Familial Cancer Syndromes, 1 year, $50,000 
  • Dan Landau, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Fellowship Support with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Grant Agreement, 2.6 years, $173,941 
  • Judith Lichtman, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST): Long Term Follow-up, 5 years, $145,408
  • Nita J. Maihle, Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust, A Preclinical Study of p45-SHER3: A Putative Metastasis Factor in Melanoma, 1 year, $75,000
  • Robert Makuch, IMD Marketing Consulting Co., Ltd, Yale University: Drug Registration Program Training, 2 months, $64,800
  • Carolyn Mazure, The Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, Pilot Project Program: Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Health, 1 year, $7,573
  • Ira Milosevic, Epilepsy Foundation of America, Impaired Synaptic Vesicle Cycling and Epilepsy, 1 year, $45,000
  • Deepak Narayan, Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc., Autologous Breast Reconstruction Utilizing Acellularized Cadaver Dermis and Adipose-Derived Pericytes, 1 year, $100,000
  • Don Nguyen, Uniting Against Lung Cancer, Identifying in vivo Mechanisms of Therapeutic Resistance by Brain Metastasis from Lung Cancer, 2 years, $99,998
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, Connecticut Health Foundation, Website Design, Development and Maintenance, 1 year, $23,000
  • Kevin C. O’Connor, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis,Antigen-Antibody Complex in MS, 2 years, $150,000
  • Elaine O’Keefe, Connecticut Association of Directors of Health,Measuring Quality in Local Public Health Emergency Preparedness: The H1N1 Experience, 2 years, $8,561
  • John Persing, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Assessing Neurocognitive Outcomes in Plagiocephaly Using Event-Related Potentials,1 year, $8,000
  • Katerina Politi, Uniting Against Lung Cancer, Uncovering New Mechanisms of Resistance to Targeted Therapies using Mouse Models of EGFR Mutant Lung Adenocarcinoma, 2 years, $100,000
  • William Rosenblatt, Society for Airway Management, Use of Expiratory Ventilatory Assistance during Transtracheal Jet Ventilation, 1 year, $5,774
  • Nicola Santoro, American Heart Association, The Role of Hepatic De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL) in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Steatosis in Obese Children and Adolescents, 2 years, $110,000
  • David G. Schatz, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Regulation of V(D)J Recombination by a RAG-1-MDC1 Interaction, 4 years, $28,000
  • Hao Shi, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Role of MKP-5 in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, 3 years, $180,000
  • Mark Shlomchik, Lupus Research Institute, Inc., Generation of SmD-Specific TCT Transgenic Mice, 3.1 years, $300,000
  • Gerald I. Shulman, The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation,Unraveling the Paradox of Selective Hepatic Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes, 1 year, $6,877
  • Frederick J. Sigworth, University of Washington, Seattle, Structures of Membrane Proteins in Membranes: Cryo-EM Study of HCN Channels, 4.7 years, $12,394 
  • Matthew W. State, Simons Foundation, Whole Exome Sequencing of Simons Simplex Trios, 1 year, $2,763,523
  • Mario Strazzabosco, Partners Seeking a Cure, Pathogenesis of PSC: Role of TGR5 in the Regulation of the Innate Immune Response in the Biliary Epithelium, 2 years, $40,000
  • Diana Vesely, Arthritis Foundation, Langerhans Cells: Induction of T Regulatory Cells and Lyme Arthritis, 1 year, $50,000
  • Xiao-Jing Wang, The Swartz Foundation, Swartz Initiative in Theoretical Neurobiology at Yale: Postdoctoral Support, 1 year, $55,000
  • Stephen Waxman, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Role of Glial Scarring after Injury to the Central Nervous System, 2 years, $241,391