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July 28, 2003


The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center's Office of Grants and Contracts in April. 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.

Department Principal
Sponsor Award Award Period
Federal Research
Molecular Medicine Arnold, A. National Cancer Institute $290,000 04/02-03/04
Cyclin D1-PRAD1 in Mammary Neoplasia
Physiology Brammer, A. NASA $530,320 04/02-09/03
Development of a Lab for Improving Communication with Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots
Biomaterials Center Bryers, J. NSF-Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Biology $110,042 2/02-1/04
Multiple Proton Microscopy for Bacterial Biofilm Plasmid Dynamics
Biomaterials Center Bryers, J. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering $18,531 9/02-8/03
Biomaterials that Promote Healing and Prevention Infection
Microbiology Carmichael, G. General Medical Sciences $14,500 1/03-12/03
The Fate of DSNRA in the Nucleus
Center for Vascular Biology Claffey, K. National Cancer Institute $250,740 4/00-3/04
VEGF MRNA Stabilization Mechanisms in Tumor Angiogenesis
Neuroscience Eipper, E. National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Disorders $565,639 4/02-3/04
Biochemistry and Physiology of Peptid Amidation
Oral Diagnosis Frank, M. National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders $264,283 4/99-3/04
Peripheral Gustatory Processing
Genetics & Developmental Biology Helfand, S. National Institute on Aging $313,947 4/99-3/04
Single Gene Mutants that Confer Longevity in Drosophila
Center for Vascular Biology Hla, T. National Cancer Institute $322,625 4/02-3/04
Mechanisms of Cox2 Induced Tumorigenesis
Physiology Jaffe, L. Child Health & Human Development $226,755 4/01-3/04
Signal Transduction at Fertilization
Biostructure & Function Kosher, R. Child Health & Human Development $737,058 4/03-3/04
Genetic Control of Limb Movement
Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer & Infectious Diseases Li, Z. National Cancer Institute $135,610 4/01-3/04
Extracellular Targeted Heat Shock Protein Tumor Vaccine
Medicine Mukherji, B. National Cancer Institute $210,613 4/01-3/04
DC-TH Crosstalk in CTL Response to MART-1
Neuroscience Papermaster, D. National Eye Institute $111,836 8/99-7/03
Membrane Biosynthesis in Normal and Dystrophic Retinas
Medicine Pilbeam, C. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases $275,500 4/01-2/04
Mechanical Loading of Bone and Prostaglandins
Genetics & Developmental Biology Reenan, R. NSF-Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Biology $110,000 3/01-2/04
Natural History and Functional Evolutionary Studies of pre-MRNA Editing
Biostructure & Function Rossomando, E. Dental Research $161,856 4/03-3/04
Workshop Course to Promote and Develop Dental Technology
Microbiology Rothfield, L. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $259,491 2/00-3/04
Studies of E. Coli Min Proteins
Microbiology Rothfield, L. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $99,799 4/02-3/04
E. Coli Min Proteins
Center for Vascular Biology Shapiro, L. National Cancer Institute $130,500 4/01-3/04
MAF Molecular Interactions in Hematopoiesis
Community Medicine & Health Stevens, R. Environmental Health Sciences $176,940 6/02-3/04
Light, Circadian Disruption, and Breast Cancer
Physiology Terasaki, M. General Medical Sciences $179,161 3/00-2/04
Mechanisms of Nuclear Envelope Breakdown
Microbiology Weller, S. Allergy & Infectious Diseases $242,989 4/00-3/04
HSV-1 Processing/Packaging Genes
Private Research
Pharmacology Aeschlimann, J. Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists $14,975 10/02-9/03
Impact of Efflux on P. aeruginosa Infection Outcomes
Community Medicine & Health Bailit, H. Hartford Hospital $76,332 2/03-6/04
Dental Pipeline: California Initiative
Neuroscience Barbarese, E. Multiple Sclerosis $343,451 4/03-3/06
Localization of MRNAs in Oligodendrocytes
Pediatrics Cloutier, M. CT Children's Medical Center $12,634 5/02-4/03
Effectiveness of Asthma Care: The Asthma Policy Model
Medicine Croteau, M. Harvard University $5,000 8/02-6/03
Influence of Stimulation Point and Regional Body Temperature
Pediatric Dentistry Hand, A. University of Rochester $21,078 4/00-3/04
Molecular Basis of Idiopathic Dry Mouth: Subproject 1: Xerostomia Defects
Office of Health Opportunity Hurley, M. CT Health Foundation $50,000 1/03-12/03
Health Professions Partnership Initiative Evaluation
Prosthodontics Kelly, J. Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics $1,850 1/03-12/03
Simulation of Core/Veneer Ceraminc System Clinic Failure
Center on Aging Kerins, G. Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene $16,467 8/01-7/05
Multicenter Vitamin E Trial in Aging Persons with Down Syndrome
Physiology Loew, L. University of Virginia $83,321 3/02-2/04
Nuclear Transport in Silico - A Virtual Cell Approach
Psychiatry Petry, N. Yale $283,717 9/02-8/03
Low-Cost Contingency Management for General Clinic Settings
Molecular Medicine Rosenberg, D. R&C Patterson Trust $40,000 2/02-1/03
Gene Profiling of OS Premalignant Colon Lesions
Pediatrics Salazar, J. University of Massachusetts $171,225 3/03-2/04
Pediatrics AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Pediatrics Sanders, M. Child Health & Development Institute of CT $54,912 1/01-9/04
Enhance the Healthy Physical and Emotional Development of Connecticut's Children
Neuroscience Zecevic, N. Multiple Sclerosis $354,635 4/03-3/06
Development of Oligodendrocyte and Microglia in Human Brain: Relevance for MS
State Research
Child & Family Studies Program Bruder, M. CT Office of Protection & Advocacy $20,000 11/02-8/03
Study of Investigations of Abuse and Neglect
Community Medicine & Health Ungemack, J. CT Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services $104,637 9/02-9/03
Ecstacy and Other Club Drugs Prevention/Intervention