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- July 21, 2008

The following grants were received through the UConn Health Center’s Office of Grants and Contracts in April 2008. The list represents new awards as well as continuations. The list of grants is supplied to the Advance by the Office of Grants and Contracts.

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

Department Principal Investigator Sponsor Amount Award Period
Federal Grants
Immunology Cauley, L. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $362,970 4/07-3/09
Antigen Presentation after Influenza Virus Infection
Surgery Das, D. National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute $350,827 4/05-3/09
Myocardial Preservation During Ischemic Arrest
Neuroscience Eipper, E.  National Institute on Drug Abuse $303,156
GDP/GTP Exchange Factors: Nucleus Accumbens Plasticity
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Heinen, C. National Cancer Institute $241,696 4/08-3/09
Mismatch Repair Functions Affected During Tumorigenesis
Center for Vascular Biology Hla, T.  National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute $359,270 4/06-3/09
Sphingolipid Modulators of Vascular Growth and Homeostasis
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology King, S.  National Institute of General Medical Sciences $273,645 4/05-3/09
Molecular Analysis of Flagellar Dynein Function
Clinical Research Center Koeppen, B.  National Center for Research Resources $2,539,678 4/08-3/09
GCRC – Program Direction and Administration
Dept. of Reconstructive Sciences Kosher, R.  National Institute of Child Health & Human Development $754,856 4/08-3/09
Genetic Code of Limb Development (Project 1)
Psychiatry Kranzler, H.  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism $95,177 4/08-3/09
Novel Approaches to Alcoholism Pharmacotherapy and Risk
Psychiatry Kranzler, H.  National Institute on Drug Abuse $779,114 4/08-3/09
Genetics of Cocaine Dependence
Center on Aging Kuchel, G.  National Institute on Aging $297,332 4/07-3/09
Pathogenesis of Detrusor Underactivity and Urinary Retention in the Elderly
Neuroscience Kuwada, S.  National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders $450,885 4/07-3/09
Neural Mechanisms of Binaural Hearing
Immunology Li, Z.  National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke $362,970 4/07-3/09
Roles and Mechanisms of GP96 in Chaperoning Innate Immunity
Medicine Lorenzo, J.  National Institute of Arthritis, & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases $325,600 4/08-3/09
Studies on the Regulation of Osteoclast Precursor Cells
Neurology McCullough, L.  National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke $323,343 3/06-2/09
Energy Dysregulation :The Role of AMPK in Stroke
Medicine Radolf, J.  National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $528,612 4/07-3/09
RPOS Regulation of Borrelia Burgdorferi Genes in Vivo
Medicine Raisz, L.  National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases $306,527 4/04-3/09
Factors Influencing Bones Metabolism
Dept. of Reconstructive Sciences  Reichenberger, E.  National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases $451,417 4/07-3/09
Genetic Analysis of Keloid Formation
Genetics & Developmental Biology Rogina, B.  National Institute on Aging $313,425 2/04-1/09
Molecular Genetics of Caloric Restriction in Aging Flies
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Rothfield, L.  National Institute of General Medical Sciences $343,715 4/04-3/09
Studies of E. Coli Min Proteins
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Ton-That, H.  National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $58,526 12/05-11/08
Pilus Assembly in Gram-Positive Bacteria
Molecular, Microbial, & Structural Biology Weller, S.  National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases $52,022 1/06-12/08
Role of Viral and Cellular Recombination Proteins in HSV DNA Replication
Private Grants
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Andemariam, B. Hospital for Special Care $36,629 10/07-6/08
CT Sickle Cell Consortium: Lifespan Approach for Education, Care and Support
Community Medicine Babor, T.  Johnson, Bassin, & Shaw Inc. $143,738 9/04-9/08
SBIRT – Evaluation 
Center for Cell Analysis Carson, J.  National Multiple Sclerosis Society $44,000 5/08-4/09
Single Molecule Imaging of Myelin Basic Protein Translation in Oligodendrocytes
Immunology Clark, R.  National Multiple Sclerosis Society $218,519 4/08-3/09
Novel Bacterial Lipids of Commensal Organisms Promote EAE
Pediatrics Cloutier, M.  Brigham & Women’s Hospital $120,581 8/06-6/08
Genes, Home Allergens, and Asthma in Puerto Rican Children
Psychiatry Connor, D.  Abbott Labs $17,000 3/08-3/09
Professional Services Agreement
Surgery Brenner, B.  Univ. of Pittsburgh $3,300 6/95-5/09
NSABP Breast Cancer Prevention Trial DHHS P5400-5425
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Brenner, B. National Cancer Institute $4,850 2/97-5/08
NSABP Breast and Bowel Cancer Treatment DHHS BC0107-185
Neurology Li, Z. American Heart Association $16,250 1/05-12/08
Role of Chemoattractants in Atherosclerosis
Calhoun Cardiology Center Liang, B.  UConn Foundation $73,993 2/03-1/09
Jim and Pat Calhoun Cardiology Research Fund
Calhoun Cardiology Center Liang, B.  UConn Foundation $10,000 9/07-8/08
Cardiovascular Signature Program
Orthopedics  Lieberman, J.  UConn Foundation $11,718 5/06-6/08
Chase Family Skeletal Biology Fund
Neuroscience McCullough, L.  Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium $4,500 1/08-10/08
Perception of Stroke Risk and Health Care Follow-Up in At-Risk Women 
Medicine Palmisano, J. UConn Foundation $74,384 1/00-6/10
James E.C. Walker MD/Primary Care Endowment Fund
Surgery Parham, K.  American Geriatrics Society $75,000 7/08-6/09
Interaction Between Presbycusis and Cisplatin Ototoxicity: Protective Effects of Intratympanic Steroids
Center for Vascular Biology Sanchez Garcia-Vao, T.  American Heart Association $65,000 1/06-12/09
Regulation of Vascular Permeability and Angiogenesis by S1P2 Receptor
Cell Biology Smilowitz, H.  Nanoprobes Inc. $150,833 9/06-9/08
Nanoparticle Contrast Agents: MicroCT of Colon Cancer
Immunology Stoklasek, T.  National Cancer Center $6,250 7/06-6/08
Combined IL-15/IL15R Alpha Immunotherapy Maximizes IL-15 Activity and Tumor Clearance in Vivo
Psychiatry Tanev, K.  Univ. of Rochester $4,025 7/05-6/08
Cooperative Huntington’s Observational Research Trial
Oral Health & Diagnostic Science Tanzer, J.  SUNY-Buffalo $156,982 4/04-12/08
Amylase Binding Streptococci Plaque-Cary
State Grants
Psychiatry Huey, L.  Conn. Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Svs. $577,354 3/08-3/1
MOA for Dan Brockett 08MHA1019
Obstetrics & Gynecology Palley, J.  Conn. Dept. of Public Health $60,000 9/07-6/08
New Britain Fetal and Infant Mortality Review



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