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April 11, 2005


The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center’s Office of Grants and Contracts in February. 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.
Prin. Investigator
Award Period
Federal Research
Celebrate Women Program Bennett, D. Office for Women’s Health $12,500 9/04-9/05
Pick Your Path to Health Community-Based Program
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Gryk, M. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering $170,998 2/05-1/06
Database-Driven Software for Biological NMR Analysis
Center for Vascular Biology Hla, T. National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute $326,250 3/01-1/06
Sphingolipid Modulators of Vascular Growth and Homeostasis
Psychiatry Kaminer, Y. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism $98,406 7/01-1/06
Aftercare for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology King, G. NSF – Physiology, Cellular, & Molecular Biology $157,775 5/03-4/06
Insecticide Design: Insights from Venomous Spiders
Oral Diagnosis Mallya, S. National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research $72,500 2/05-1/06
Effects of PTH Excess on Cortical and Cancellous Bone
Surgery Maulik, N. National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute $362,500 2/03-1/06
Preconditioning in Open Heart Surgery
Medicine Oncken, C. National Institute on Drug Abuse $25,864 7/02-3/05
Nicotine Replacement Treatment for Pregnant Smokers
Neuroscience Papermaster, D. National Eye Institute $439,078 2/05-1/06
Membrane Biosynthesis in Normal and Dystrophic Retina
Medicine Radolf, J. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $10,674 12/01-11/05
Membrane Proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi
Pathology Rajan, T.V. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $12,530 12/00-11/05
Factors Affecting Growth of Brugia malavi in SCID Mice
Genetics & Developmental Biology Rogina, B. National Institute on Aging $337,300 2/04-1/06
Molecular Genetics of Caloric Restriction in Aging Flies
Psychiatry Steinberg, K. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development $118,978 2/01-1/06
Prenatal Predictors of Risk for Child Maltreatment
Psychiatry Trestman, R. National Institute of Mental Health $512,851 2/04-1/06
Mental Health Research Infrastructure in Corrections
Microbial Pathogenesis Center Wikel, S. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $362,500 2/05-1/06
Tick Polarized T-Cell Responses and Borrelia Infection
Medicine Wu, G. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases $319,000 2/01-1/06
Targeted Gene Delivery and Expression in Hepatocytes
Private Research
Community Medicine & Health Bailit, H. Columbia University $38,540 6/04-5/05
Macy Foundation-New Dental Education Models
Traumatology/Emergency Medical Bayer, M. Children’s Hospital Boston $29,278 9/03-8/05
An Expanded New England Consortium of Poison Control Centers
Pediatric Dentistry Beazoglou, T. American Dental Trade $149,645 12/04-12/05
The Economic Impact of Various Dental Amalgam Regulatory Options
Pediatrics Cloutier, M. Conn. Children’s Medical Center $12,000 5/02-4/05
Effectiveness of Asthma Care: The Asthma Policy Model
Neurology Demarcaida, A. University of Rochester $23,137 3/02-10/06
Randomized Study of CEP1347 in Early Parkinson’s Diseases (Precept)
Neurology Felice, K. Johns Hopkins University $5,250 1/93-12/04
MDA-Sponsored Clinic
Medical Dean’s Office Huntington, C. Yale University $20,000 10/03-8/05
Connecticut Emergency Response Education and Training Project
Psychiatry Jacob, M. University of Nebraska-Lincoln $12,344 3/04-12/05
Infertility: Pathways and Psychosocial Outcomes
Endodontology Jiang, J. American Association for Endodontists Foundation $20,000 1/05-12/05
Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Osteoclast Regulation
Psychiatry Kranzler, H. Yale University $101,723 8/00-7/05
Genetics of Opioid Dependence
Surgery Kurtzman, S. University of Pittsburgh $500 6/95-5/05
NSABP Breast Cancer Prevention Trial
Surgery Kurtzman, S. University of Pittsburgh $7,925 2/97-1/05
NSABP Breast Cancer and Bowel Cancer Treatment
Pediatrics Pappagallo, M. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center $1,042 9/02-8/05
Inhaled NO for the Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease
Neuroscience Rasband, M. R & C Patterson Trust $45,000 1/05-2/06
Molecular Determinants of Ion Channel Clustering
Pediatrics Salazar, J. Conn. Children’s Medical Center $5,000 8/04-6/05
Pediatric and Youth HIV Program Social Worker Salary Support
State Research
Child & Family Studies Program Bruder, M. Connecticut Development Disabilities Council $7,000 1/04-12/05
Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Council Publishing/Dissemination Activities
Psychiatry Ford, J. Child Health & Development Institute of Connecticut $116,165 7/04-2/05
Implementing Evidence-Based Treatment
Genetics & Developmental Biology Greenstein, R. Department of Public Health $32,484 7/03-6/05
Connecticut Statewide Genetics Service Program
Pharmacology Schenkman, J. UConn-Storrs $45,675 1/04-12/05
P450 Expression & Quantifying Electrochemical DNA Change 

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