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- March 19, 2007

The following grants were received through the Health Center’s Office of Grants and Contracts in January 2007. 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.

Previous grant listings can be found on the Grants archive page.

Principal Investigator
Award Period
Federal Research
Neuroscience Eipper, E. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases $453,565 01/06-12/07
Biochemistry & Physiology of Peptide Amidation
Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences  Frank, M. National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders $220,092 01/03-12/07
Human Salty and Bitter Taste Mechanisms
Genetics & Developmental Biology  Gunzl, A. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $254,867 01/04-12/07
Multifunctional Class 1 Transcription in T. brucei
Genetics & Developmental  Biology Lavigne, S. Centers for Disease Control $55,000 01/07-12/07
Pilot Project for a Pregnancy & Lactation Monitoring System
Center for Cell Analysis Loew, L. National Center for Research Resources $1,022,494 09/06-08/07
National Resource for Cell Analysis and Modeling
Neurology McCullough, L. National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke $323,750 01/07-11/07
Gender Differences in Ischemic Cell Death
Genetics & Developmental  Biology Mohler, W. National Institute of Child Heath and Human Development $228,322 01/03-12/07
Function of the Protein EFF-1 in Cell Membrane Fusion
Neuroscience Pfeiffer, S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke $269,026 12/02-11/07
Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Myelin Biogenesis
Medicine Pilbeam, C. National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases $266,194 01/04-12/07
Regulation of the Prostaglandin G/H Synthases in Bone
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Weller, S. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $349,750 01/03-12/07
Genetics of HSV DNA Replication
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Weller, S. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $236,800 01/06-12/07
Role of Viral and Cellular Recombination Proteins in HSV DNA Replication
Private Research
Surgery Albertsen, P. CTRC Research  $2,770 09/01-05/13
Selenium & Vitamin E Chemoprevention Trial DHHS 80003
Community Medicine & Health Bailit, H. Hartford Hospital $71,410 02/03-06/07
Dental Pipeline: California Initiative
Center for Vascular Biology Claffey, K. Donaghue Foundation $128,684 01/03-12/07
Mechanisms of MT1-MMP-Dependent Breast Cancer Metastasis
Psychiatry Hesselbrock, V. SUNY-Brooklyn $658,138 09/06-08/07
Consortium on the Genetics of Alcoholism
Psychiatry Kaminer, Y. Donaghue Foundation $120,000 01/06-12/07
Contingency Management Reinforcement for Adolescent Cannabis Abuse
Oral Rehabilitation, Biomaterials, & Skeletal Development Kelly, J.R. H. Rauter GMBH & Co. KG $198,258 01/07-12/09
Development and Optimization of CAD/CamCeramics
Clinical Research Center Kenny, A. Donaghue Foundation $110,000 10/05-09/07
Bionutrition-Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Surgery Kurtzman, S. University of Pittsburgh $6,400 06/95-05/07
NSABP Breast Cancer Prevention Trial DHHS P5400-5425
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Kurtzman, S. University of Pittsburgh $6,725 02/97-05/07
NSABP Breast and Bowel Cancer Treatment DHHS BC0107-185
Center for Cell Analysis Loew, L. SUNY-Syracuse $172,207 05/03-04/07
3-D Imaging of Electrical Activity DHHS 1031799-28503
Medicine Oncken, C. Donaghue Foundation $118,973 01/05-12/09
Maternal Genetics, Cigarette Smoking, and Infant Birth Weight
Pediatrics Salazar, J. City of Hartford $12,118 03/06-02/07
Ryan White 1
Pediatrics Salazar, J. UMass $46,157 03/06-11/06
Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Unit DHHS 6061298/RFS500074
Psychiatry Tanev, K. University of Rochester $875 07/05-06/07
Cooperative Huntington’s Observational Research Trial
State Research
Psychiatry Abu-Hasaballah, K. UConn-Storrs $11,347 09/05-08/07
Alcohol-Involved Sexual Risk Behavior Among HIV+ Persons
Center on Aging Gruman, C. Department of Social Services $250,000 01/06-12/06
Department of Social Services MIG IIDHHS 06BRS2IK-01
Obstetrics & Gynecology Palley, J. Department of Public Health $25,000 07/06-06/07
Fetal & Infant Mortality Review
Child & Family Studies Program Rusert, J. Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Council $41,381 01/07-12/07
Plan for the Achievement of Transportation Coordination in Human Services
Community Medicine & Health Tennen, H. UConn-Storrs $10,295 09/05-08/07
Alcohol-Sexual Risk Behavior Among HIV+ DHHS 524032
Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences  Wagner, J. UConn-Storrs $6,241 05/06-06/07
Race Related Stress in Diabetic Women
Pediatrics Wakefield, D. UConn-Storrs $5,388 10/06-09/07
UConn Food Stamp Nutrition Education 


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