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Research Awards

Dartmouth researchers were awarded $28.2 million during February and March, including $8.5 million in new and competing awards. Among the recipients of recent new and competing grants, as reported by the Office of Sponsored Projects:

Akay, M. - Engineering Sciences
Dept. of Defense, Office of Naval Research
"2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering"

Ayres, M. - Biological Sciences
United States Department of Agriculture
"Southern Pine Beetle: The Causes of Transitions between Endemic and Epidemic Conditions"
15-Month Award and
"Temperature-Driven Modeling for Prediction of Relative Abundance of Bark Beetle Life Stages"

Baker, I. - Engineering Sciences
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
"Nanomaterial Research Equipment"

Bailey-Kellogg, C. - Computer Science
National Science Foundation
"CAREER: Sparse Spatial Reasoning for High-Throughput Protein Structure Determination"
4-Year Award

Baird, A. - Psychology
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"Cortico-Limbic Development in Adolescence"
2-Year Award

Baker, I. - Engineering Sciences and J. Bel Bruno - Chemistry
National Science Foundation
"REU Site: Program in Molecular Materials and Nanotechnology"
3-Year Award

Bickel, S.-Biological Sciences
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
"Regulation of Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Drosophila"
4-year Award

Brinckerhoff, C. and M. Vincenti-Medicine and S. Fiering - Microbiology
National Cancer Institute
"Invasive Behavior of Tumor Cells Producing Collagenase-1"
3-year Award

Buckey, J. - Medicine
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Otoacoustic Hearing Assessment of Space Station Crews"
8.5-year Award

Chambers, K. A. - Community and Family Medicine
University of Michigan
"Comprehensive Cancer CCOPs Research Base"

Clark, A. and L. Henderson - Psychology
National Institute on Drug Abuse
"AAS and the Neurobiology of Social Behaviors"
5-Year Award

Compton, D.- Biochemistry
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
"Organization of the Mammalian Mitotic Spindle"
4-Year Award

DeLeo Splaine, J. - Anesthesiology                         
Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"The Involvement of Astrocytic Glutamate Transporters in Neuropathic Pain"
2-Year Award

Direnzo, J. and H. Li - Pharmacology and Toxicology
National Cancer Institute
"P63 and Control of Multi-Potency in Mammary Epithelia"
5-Year Award

Dragnev, K. - Medicine
Cancer and Leukemia Group B Foundation
"A Clinical Trial to Validate Molecular Chemoprevention Targets"

Drake, R.- Psychiatry     
Wright State University
"RRTC on Substance Abuse, Disability, and Employment"

Dietrich, A. - Community and Family Medicine
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
"Depression and Primary Care Initiative"
2-Year Award

Ernst, P. - Genetics
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
"MII Regulation of Hematopoiesis"
5-Year Award

Fisher, E.- Medicine and J. Snide - Community and Family Medicine
Veteran's Administration
"VA IPA-Jennifer Snide"

Green, A. and R. E. Drake - Psychiatry
Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc.
"Risperdal Consta in the Treatment of Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia"

Gazzaniga, M., S. Grafton and J. Van Horn - Psychology and D. Rockmore - Mathematics
National Institute of Mental Health
"Hypothesis-Driven fMRI Research via Database Mining, Management, and Visualization"
2-Year Award

Goundrey, A. - Pediatrics
State of Vermont
"Children with Special Health Needs"

Gross, R. - Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
"Identification of Cis-Regulatory Elements in Groups of Co-regulated Genes"
4-Year Award

Hart, K. - Hood Museum 
National Endowment for the Arts "The Currency of Sculpture"

Hart, K. - Hood Museum
LEF New England
"Fred Wilson Installation/Residency"

Holmes, G. - Medicine
Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
"An Open-label Evaluation of LAMICTAL"

Hoopes, P. - Surgery
Glycofi, Inc.
"Engineering Glycosylation for Optimal Pharmacokinetics II"

Hudson, M.- Physics and Astronomy
National Science Foundation
"Augmentation of Space Sciences Faculty at Dartmouth"
5-Year Award

Irwin, R.- Biological Sciences
University of Massachusetts
"Chemical Defenses against Floral Enemies: Costs and Benefits of Toxic Nectar to Pollination, Nectar Robbing, and Plants"

Isaeva, O. - Medicine  
Epilepsy Foundation
"Effects of Isoflurane as an Anticonvulsant During Early Brain Development"

Jiang, S. - Engineering Sciences
National Cancer Institute
"Dynamic Pressure-Enhanced Near-Infrared Breast Cancer Imaging"
4-Year Award

Kasper, L. - Medicine
TevaPharmaceutical Industries
"Role of in CNS Trafficking of GA T Regulatory Cells"

Koval, K. - Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Research Foundation
"Three Treatments for Unstable Distal Radium Fractures - Prospective Randomized Study"
3-Year Award and
EBI, L.P. A Biomet Company
"Three Treatments for Unstable Distal Radius Fractures - Prospective Randomized Study" and
AO North America
"The Role of Base Deficit in Pediatric Trauma Patients"
4-Month Award

Lawrence, M. - Hopkins Center
National Endowment for the Arts
"Access to Artistic Excellence"

Li, H. and Direnzo, J - Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dept of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
"Identification of Pro-differentiation p53 Target Genes and Evaluation of Expression in Normal and Malignant Mammary Gland"
3-Year Award

Lusardi, A. - Economics
University of Michigan
"Planning, Financial Literacy, and Retirement Wealth"

McGrath, S. - Engineering Sciences
United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
"Acute Mountain Sickness Electronic Data Capture System"

Moeschler, J. - Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control
"The New Hampshire Birth Defects Monitoring and Prevention Program"
5-Year Award and
University of New Hampshire
"A University Affiliated Program in New Hampshire"

Pipas, J. - Medicine
Bristol-Myers Squibb
"Phase II Trial of Erbitux, Radiotherapy and Twice Weekly Gemcitabine in Patients with Adencocarcinoma of the Pancreas"

Ray, L. - Engineering Sciences
Sound Innovations Incorporated
"An Active Noise Reduction Communication Earplug for Helicopter Crew"

Rigas, J. - Medicine 
Genentech Inc.
"Tarceva Expanded Access"

Rosenberg, S.- Psychiatry and B. Marsh - Medicine and G. Wolford - Psychology
National Institute of Mental Health
"The STIRR Intervention for Dually Diagnosed Clients"
3-Year Award

Samwick, A.- Economics
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"Tiebout Conference"

Saykin, A.- Psychiatry
"Neuro-Ophthalmologic Predictors of Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease"

Sheldon, L. - Physiology
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
"Arsenic, Histone Modifications, and Transcription"
5-Year Award

Shworak, N. and R. Palac - Medicine
National Institute on Aging
"3ost1 Deficiency and Valve Disease"
4-Year Award

Smith, T. - Physics and Astronomy
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
"Support for the JLab Data Acquisition (CODA): PCI-CAMAC, PCI-VME and Linux in the Front End"

Sonnerup, B. - Engineering Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
"Analysis Tools for Cluster Data Taken in the Magnetopause Region"
3-Year Award

Stommel, E. - Medicine
Celgene Corporation
"A Phase II Study using Thalidomide for Treatment for Amytrophic Lateral Slerosis"

Szwergold, B. - Medicine
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
"Enzymatic Deglycation of Nonenzymatic Glycation Products"
2-Year Award

Virginia, R. - Environmental Studies
Ohio State University
"The Role of Resource Legacy on Contemporary Linkages between Biodiversity and Biogeochemistry in a Cold Desert Ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Program"

Welch, E. and E. Fisher - Medicine
National Cancer Institute
"Assessing Treatment-Related Harms in Prostate Cancer"
3-Year Award

Wright, D. - Chemistry
National Science Foundation
"Chemical and Biological Studies on Natural Modulatiors of Cell Signaling"
15-Month Award

Wyman, C. - Engineering Sciences
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
"Supply of Pretreated Biomass for Surface Characterization and Enzymatic Digestion Studies"

Yeo, K. - Pathology and R. Foote - Medicine
Roche Laboratories, Inc.
"Detection of Ischemia by Changes in Natriuretic Peptides"
2-Year Award

Award commitment from the sponsoring agency is for a single year unless otherwise indicated.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08