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  September 16, 2002

The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center's Office of Grants and Contracts in June. 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
Family Medicine Agresta, Thomas Health Resources & Services Administration $171,904 7/02-6/03
Predoctoral Training in Primary Care
Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Ben Mamoun, Chouk U.S. Army $894,632 4/02-4/05
Characterization of Plasmodium Falciparum Choline Transporters
Physiology Fong, Guo-Hua Heart, Lung & Blood Institute $362,292 7/01-5/03
Signaling Mechanisms of VEGF Receptor in Vasculogenesis
Neuroscience Hewett, Sandra Neurological Disorders & Stroke $304,639 6/02-5/03
Excitotoxicity and Inflammation
Behavioral Science & Community Health Lepowsky, Steven Health Resources & Services Administration $128,843 7/02-6/03
Residency Training in General Dentistry and/or Advanced Education
Behavioral Science & Community Health Pendrys, David Dental Research $140,060 6/01-5/03
Risk for Enamel Fluorosis Among Norwegian Children
Office of Health Opportunity Plessy, Boake Health Resources & Services Administration $558,914 9/02-8/03
Health Careers Opportunity Program
Genetics & Developmental Biology Reenan, Robert General Medical Sciences $33,819 5/01-4/03
Genetic Dissection of Pre-MRNA Editing in Drosophila
Physiology Rodionov, Vladimir General Medical Sciences $218,825 6/01-5/03
Self-Organization of the Radial Microtubule Array
Molecular Medicine Rosenberg, Daniel National Cancer Institute $235,811 7/00-5/03
Molecular Characterization of Aberrant Crypt Foci
Neuroscience Steveson, Tami National Institute of Child Health & Human Development $72,500 8/01-6/03
Menkes Protein: Copper Transport in the Pituitary
Medicine Vella, Anthony Allergy & Infectious Diseases $29,493 10/01-6/03
Proinflammatory Cytokines Block T Cell Death in Vivo
Neurology Waitzman, David National Eye Institute $216,336 4/98-3/03
Function of Midbrain Structures in Eye Movement Control
Private Research
Community Medicine & Health Affleck, Glenn Univ. of Arizona $19,502 5/01-6/02
Adaptation to Pain and Interpersonal Stress in Fibromyalgia
Surgery Albertsen, Peter Mass. General Hospital $12,365 9/01-9/02
Prostate Cancer Detection Treatment & Outcomes
Microbiology Bansal, Rashmi Multiple Sclerosis $33,000 5/02-4/03
Study of Fibroblast Growth Factors and their Receptors on Myelination
Orthopedics Gronowicz, Gloria Tufts University $111,440 9/000-5/04
Silk Scaffolds for Bone Formation
Medicine Hager, David Duke University $100 6/98-6/02
Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial - SCD-Heft
Pediatric Dentistry Hand, Arthur University of Rochester $41,077 9/00-6/03
Mechanisms of Anion Transport in Salivary Cells
Neurology Hassan, Mohamed University of Rochester $13,128 2/01-7/02
A Multi-Center Double-Study of Rasagiline Mesylate in Parkinsons Disease
Surgery Kurtzman, Scott University of Pittsburgh $6,450 6/95-6/03
NSABP Breast Cancer Prevention Trial
Surgery Kurtzman, Scott University of Pittsburgh $4,310 2/97-1/03
NSABP Breast Cancer and Bowel Cancer Treatment
Pediatrics Lapin, Craig Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $55,746 7/01-6/02
Cystic Fibrosis Center Grant
Physiology Loew, Leslie University of Virginia $82,452 3/02-2/03
Nuclear Transport in Silico - A Virtual Cell Approach
Traumatology/Emergency Medicine McCormick, Mary Children's Hospital Medical Center $30,000 9/01-8/02
Poison Control Centers Stabilization & Enhancement Grant Program
Pediatrics Salazar, Juan University of Massachusetts $132,215 3/02-2/03
Western New England ACTG
Medicine Sporn, Jonathan Tufts University $2,000 7/94-12/02
ECOG Cooperative Outreach Program
Center on Aging Unson, Christine Columbia University $25,000 7/01-6/02
Patient Trade-Offs in the Decision to Prevent Osteoporosis
Surgery Whalen, Giles Duke University $1,900 9/01-8/02

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