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  September 9, 2002

The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center's Office of Grants and Contracts in May. The list represents new awards as well as continuations. The list of grants is supplied to the Advance by the Health Center's Office of Grants and Contracts and is printed in one or more issues, according to the space available.

Department Principal Investigator Sponsor Amount Award Period
Federal Research
Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer & Infectious Diseases Aguila, H. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $208,950 7/00-7/03
Funcitonal Heterogeneity of NK Cells During Development
Behavioral Sciences & Community Health Aseltine, R. National Institute of Mental Health $142,342 6/01-4/03
Pathways from Child Adversity to Adult Mental Health
Physiology Cherniak, M. Occupational & Environmental Medicine $966,579 4/02-3/03
Development of a Laboratory for Improving Communication Between Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots
Physiology Claffey, K. National Cancer Institute $250,740 4/00-3/03
VEGF MRNA Stabilization Mechanisms in Tumor Angiogenesis
Genetics & Developmental Biology Helfand, S. National Institute on Aging $337,891 4/99-3/03
Single Gene Mutants that Confer Longevity in Drosophila
Biochemistry King, G. NSF-Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Biology $117,824 4/00-3/03
Structure-Function Studies of Novel Insecticidal Toxins
Biochemistry King, S. General Medical Sciences $257,705 5/00-4/03
Molecular Analysis of Flagellar Dynein Function
Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer & Infectious Diseases Li, Z. National Cancer Institute $135,610 4/01-3/03
Extracellular Targeted Heat Shock Protein Tumor Vaccine
Medicine Mukherji, B. National Cancer Institute $210,250 5/00-4/03
DC-TH Crosstalk in CTL Response to MART-1
Biochemistry Mullen, G. Environmental Health Sciences $208,950 5/00-4/03
NMR Structural and Biophysical Studies of XRCC1
Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Radolf, J. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $362,500 7/02-6/03
T. Pallidum Membrane Immunogens and Anti-Oxidant Defense
Genetics & Developmental Biology Reenan, R. General Medical Sciences $253,458 5/01-4/03
Genetic Dissection of Pre-MRNA Editing in Drosophila
Microbiology Rothfield, L. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $256,872 4/99-3/03
Studies of Bacterial Cell Division
Physiology Shapiro, L. National Cancer Institute $130,275 9/01-3/03
MAF Molecular Interactions in Hematopoiesis
Genetics & Developmental Biology Wu, D. General Medical Sciences $287,382 5/01-4/03
Molecular Function of Chemoattractant-Mediated Signaling
Neuroscience Zecevic, N. Neurological Disorders & Stroke $295,292 5/01-4/03
Cajal-Retzius Cells in Developing Cerebral Cortex
Private Research
Behavioral Sciences & Community Health Aseltine, R. R. & C. Patterson Trust $50,000 2/02-1/03
An Outcome Evaluation of the SOS Suicide Prevention Program
Psychiatry Cole, S. Dartmouth College $21,413 3/02-8/02
Depression and Primary Care at Dartmouth
Biomaterials Center Goldberg, J. Connecticut Innovations $298,925 6/01-5/03
Advanced Reinforced Thermoplastics for Dental Applications
Pediatric Dentistry Hand, A. Univ. of Rochester $20,464 4/00-3/03
Molecular Basis for Idiopathic Dry Mouth
Prosthodontics Keys, L. American Academy of Prosthodontics $2,000 7/01-6/02
Tooth Preparations for Maxillary Canines
Surgery Kurtzman, S. Univ. of Pittsburgh $4,800 6/95-6/03
NSABP Breast Cancer Prevention Trial
Surgery Kurtzman, S. Univ. of Pittsburgh $11,915 2/97-1/03
NSABP Breast Cancer and Bowel Cancer Treatment
Diagnostic Imaging & Therapeutics Lai, S. The Whitaker Foundation $80,000 5/01-4/03
Optimized MRI Techniques for Quantitative Assessment of Brain Tumor
Neuroscience Rasband, M. The Wadsworth Foundation $82,500 5/02-4/03
Neuroglial Interactions at the Node of Ranvier
Physiology White, B. R. & C. Patterson Trust $40,000 2/02-1/03
Estrogen Regulation of Ezrin Function
Medicine Wu, C. American Lung Association $7,275 7/01-6/02
Cytomegalovirus Augments Interferon-Y in an Asthma Mouse
State Research
Psychiatry Ford, J. Mental Health/Addiction Svs. $68,845 10/01-9/02
Evaluation of the Project Safe Homeless Families

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