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Dartmouth researchers were awarded $48.8 million during May and June, including $22.2 million in new and competing awards. Among the recipients of recent new and competing grants, as reported by the Office of Sponsored Projects:

Ayres, Matthew, E. Stange-Biological Sciences

National Science Foundation

Dissertation Research: The Nature of and Mechanisms Responsible for Northern Hardwood Forest Lepidopter Community Dynamics

Baron, John-Medicine

University of Chicago

Chemoprevention of Arsenic-Induced Skin Cancer

Bakitas, Marie-Anesthesiology

National Palliative Care Research Center

Decision Making and Decision Support Needs of Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

2-year Award

Borsuk, Mark-Thayer School

Duke University

Using Bayesian Networks and Satellite Imagery for Adaptive Management

Brakenridge, G. Robert-Geography

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Campbell, John-Sociology

National Science Foundation

Knowledge Regimes And Comparative Political Economy

2-year Award

Carney, Patricia-Community and Family Medicine

University of Washington

Understanding Variability in Community Mammographers

Chaboyer, Brian-Physics and Astronomy

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Stellar Astrophysics with the Palomar Testbed Interferometer

Chen, Celia-Biological Sciences

University of New Hampshire

Mercury Dynamics in Estuarine Sediments: Biogeochemical Controls on Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation along Sulfate and Organic Matter Gradients


Ecosystems Research Group, Ltd.

Atmospheric Exchanges of Mercury with Lake Champlain and Their Influence on Rates of Mercury Accumulation in Plankton and Fish

2-year Award

Chipman, Jonathan-Earth Sciences

University of Wisconsin

Multisensor Spaceborne Monitoring of Large Lakes Worldwide: Assessment of Trends in Water Quantity and Quality

Chitoran, Ioana-Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Department of Education

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship: Observing Historical Sound Change in Progress: A Comparison of Two Languages of the Caucasus

2-year Award

Cole, Michael-Pharmacology and Toxicology

National Cancer Institute

Essential Effectors of Myc Function

Cummings, Kevin, E. Nattie-Physiology

Francis Families Foundation

Interaction of Carotid Body Activation, the Medullary 5-HT System and Inhibitory Cardiorespiratory Reflexes During Postnatal Development: Implication

Diamond, Solomon G.-Thayer School

Department of Education

A New Interdisciplinary Initiative on Engineering and Medicine

DiRenzo, James, J. Hutchinson-Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Genetic Manipulation of Mammary Stem Cells to Reconcile Tumor

3-year Award

Dragnev, Konstantin-Medicine

Amgen, Inc.

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study of Denosumab Compared With ZoledronicAcid (Zometa®) in the Treatment of Bone Metastases in Subjects with Advanced Cancer (Excluding Breast and Prostate Cancer)

2-year Award

Dunlap, Jay, S. Gerber-Genetics

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Genetic and Molecular Dissection of the Neurospora Clock

Ernst, Patricia, E. Artinger-Genetics

Lady Tata Memorial Trust

Identifying Critical Roles of the Mixed Lineage Leukemia Gene in Hematopoietic and Leukemia Stem Cells

Fisher, Elliott, J. Bynum-Medicine, D. Goodman-Pediatrics

Brandeis University

Development of Physician Measures

Gleiser, Marcelo-Physics and Astronomy

National Science Foundation

Cosmic Origin of Matter: Nonequilibrium Field Theory and Inflationary Cosmology

Goundrey, Althea-Pediatrics

State of Vermont

Children with Special Health Needs

6-month Award

Green, Alan-Psychiatry

State of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Hospital

New Hampshire Hospital Contract

Griswold, Karl-Thayer School

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Genetically Engineered Lysozyme for Treatment of Pulmonary Infections

Grubbs, Robert-Chemistry

National Science Foundation

Functional Block Copolymers as Guides for Nanoparticle Assembly: Preparation of Cobalt Nanoparticles from Alkyne-Functional Polymers

Gulledge, Allan-Physiology

National Institute of Mental Health

Cholinergic Signaling in Cortical Neurons: A Unifying Hypothesis

Haxby, James-Psychological and Brain Sciences

Princeton University

Conte Center Project 2: Decision Making and Control in Perception and Attention


National Science Foundation

Neural Systems for the Extraction of Socially Relevant Information from Faces

Hoyt, Kendall-Medicine

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Historical Conditions That Foster High Vaccine Innovations and Policy Steps To Rebuild Biodefense Capabilities In The 21st Century

Kaplan, Lawrence-Pediatrics

State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Special Medical Services

Northern and Central New Hampshire Child Development Program


State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Special Medical Services

NH Neuromotor Program

Karagas, Margaret-Community and Family Medicine

Brown University

Molecular Epidemiology of Bladder Cancer

6-month Award

Kasper, Lloyd-Medicine, D. Buzoni-Gatel-Microbiology and Immunology

Harvard University

Targeting CD40 and TLR to Induce Protective Immunity to T.gondii

Kelley, William-Psychological and Brain Sciences

National Science Foundation

Individual Differences in the Neural Basis of Self

LaBelle, James-Physics and Astronomy

National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: Auroral Radio Emissions Related to Substorms and Energetic Precipitation

3-year Award

Lynch, Kristina-Physics and Astronomy

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dartmouth Greencube


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling (RENU)

McClay, Laura-Office of Financial Aid

Department of Education

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)


Department of Education

College Work Study Program


Department of Education

Pell Grant


Department of Education



Department of Education


Norris, L. Frances-Psychiatry

Veterans Administration

IPA Agreement

Olson, Ardis-Pediatrics

State of New Hampshire

Administrative and Support Contract

Osterberg, Ulf-Thayer School

Sky Research Incorporated

A Complex Approach to UXO Discrimination: Combining Advanced EMI Forward and Statistical Signal Processing Methodologies

O'Toole, George-Microbiology and Immunology

Boston University

Multivalent Cytophobic Coatings for Inhibition of Pathogenic Biofilms

Pellacini, Fabio-Computer Science

Intel Corporation

Interactive Realistic Lighting on Many-core Architectures

Pipas, Catherine, M. Eliassen, C. Morrow-Community and Family Medicine

Health Resources and Services Administration

Addressing Health Care Gaps Through Enhanced Education and Student Opportunities

Rigby, William-Medicine, T. Tosteson-Community and Family Medicine, G. Tsongalis-Pathology

American College of Rheumatology

CD154 CA Repeat Polymorphisms and RA Pathogenesis

2-year Award

Rimberg, Alexander-Physics and Astronomy

Dept. of Defense, Army Research Office

Acquisition of a Recondensing Cryostat for Electron Spin Resonance and Coherent Spin Control in Quantum Dots


National Science Foundation

Quantum Noise and Backaction in Semi- and Superconducting Nanostructures

Rosen, Joseph-Biomedical Engineering

Rutgers State University

Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Compartment Syndrome Program

Santos, Eugene, G. Cybenko-Thayer School

Securboration, Inc.

Advanced Self-Learning Ontologies

2-year Award

Sempere, Lorenzo-Medicine

American Association for Cancer Research

Role of microRNAs in Pancreatic Cancer

2-year Award

Shubitidze, Fridon-Thayer School

Sky Research Incorporated

Simultaneous Inversion of UXO Parameters and Background Response

Simons, Michael-Medicine, J. Dunn-Radiology, A. Helisch-Medicine, R. Stan-Microbiology and Immunology, H. Swartz-Radiology , Z. Zhuang-Medicine, E. deMuinck-Medicine

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Angiogenesis and Myocardial Ischemia

Smolin, Jonathan-Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures

Department of Education

Policing Reality: Fictions of Crime and Punishment in the New Morocco

2-year Award

Speck, Nancy-Biochemistry

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Molecular and Cellular Biology at Dartmouth

Sporn, Michael-Pharmacology and Toxicology

Reata Discovery, Incorporated

Sponsored Research Agreement on Triterpenoids

Srinivasan, Subhadra, M. Doyley, K. Paulsen, B. Pogue-Thayer School

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A Boundary Element Method for MRI/NIR Tomography and Image Guided Fluorescence

Streltsov, Anatoly-Thayer School

University of Alaska

HAARP-Induced Auroral Arcs

Supattapone, Surachai-Biochemistry

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Mechanism of Prion Neurotropism

Tanski, Susanne-Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

Messages for Motivation and Support for Behavior Change in Parent Smoking Project

Taube, Jeffrey-Psychological and Brain Sciences

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Motor, Vestibular, and Mnemonic Interactions in Directional Heading Perceptions

Virginia, Ross-Environmental Studies

Portland State University

The Role of Resource Legacy on Contemporary Linkages between Biodiversity and Biogeochemistry in a Cold Desert Ecosystem: The McMurdo Dry Valley LTER

Whitfield, Michael-Genetics

Arthritis Foundation

Molecular Markers for Scleroderma

Wishart, Heather-Psychiatry

TevaPharmaceutical Industries

Effects of Glatiramer Acetate on Cognitive fMRI in MS Relapse

Wright, Peter-Pediatrics

Vanderbilt University

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Support Center at Vanderbilt-AAMC

5-month Award

Zomorodian, Afra-Computer Science

Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research

Efficient Structures for Topological Analysis of Massive High-Dimensional Data

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


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Last Updated: 12/17/08