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Dartmouth researchers were awarded $42.6 million during July and August, including $23.5 million in new and competing awards. Among the recipients of recent new and competing grants, as reported by the Office of Sponsored Projects:

Ahmed, Yasmath-Genetics
Milheim Foundation for Cancer Research
Regulation of Axin by Adenomatous Polyposis Coli

Andrews, Mary-Margaret and L. Purvis-Medicine
Bureau of Maternal and Child Health                        
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Family HIV Program  

Baker, Ian and M. Albert-Engineering Sciences
National Science Foundation
Collaborative Research: The NEEM Deep Ice Core

Baker, Ian-Engineering Sciences
National Science Foundation                                
MRI: Acquisition of a Cold Room Equipped Micro CT  

Baron, John-Medicine, B. Cole-Community and Family Medicine
National Cancer Institute
Colorectal Chemoprevention with Calcium and Vitamin D

Barry, Elizabeth-Community and Family Medicine                                
Hutchinson Cancer Center                                   
Aspirin Pharmacogenetics in the Aspirin/Folate Polyp Prevention Trial

Bartlett, Donald and J. Leiter-Physiology                                                  
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The Upper Airway and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Blaydon, Colin-Tuck School
Kauffman Foundation
Business Plan for Private Equity Fund Performance Data Institute

Bostick, Benjamin-Earth Sciences                                             
Columbia University                                        
Iron and Arsenic Speciation in Arsenic-Impaired Sediments
Department of Defense, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab Effect of Speciation and Mineral Transformations on the Fate and Speciation of Metals in Munitions-Impacted Soils                             

Brenner, Charles-Genetics
National Science Foundation
New Steps in NAD+ Metabolism

Calsbeek, Ryan-Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Adaptive Mate Choice Driven by Sexual Conflict in the Brown Anole, Anolis Sagrei
3-Year Award

Carr, Charles-Orthopaedics, K. Koenig-Medicine
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Resident Journal Club Program

Chang, Ta Yuan-Biochemistry                                               
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute                  
Cell Mutants Defective in Cholesterol Ester Formation

Dade, William-Earth Sciences, B. Roisin-Engineering Sciences
University of Maryland
Rotorcraft Brownout: Revolutionary Concepts in Understanding, Control, and Mitigation
5-Month Award

Demars, Leslie-Obstetrics and Gynecology
A Phase III, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals. HPV-16/18 VLP/AS04 Vaccine
3-Year Award

Demidenko, Eugene-Community and Family Medicine, R. Alexander-Radiology, A. Borsic, A. Hartov and K. Paulsen-Engineering Sciences                               
National Cancer Institute                                  
Breast Cancer Detection Using Electrical Impedance Measurements

deMuinck, Ebo-Medicine                                                   
University of CT Health Center                             
Angiogenesis in Diseased Model

Denton, Richard-Physics and Astronomy
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Investigation of Magnetic Reconnection Geometry and Other Applications Involving Multiple Spacecraft

Dmitrovsky, Ethan-Pharmacology and Toxicology
Merck and Company
Vorinostat for Lung Cancer
2-Year Award

Frank, Elaine-Pediatrics
Harvard University
An Online Version of CALM

Friedland, Andrew-Environmental Studies
University of New Hampshire
Carbon Benefits of Fuel Switching from Oil to Wood Across the Northern Forest
2-Year Award

Gougelet, Robert-Medicine
State of Vermont
Vermont Public Health Bioterrorism Preparedness Program
6-Month Award

Helisch, Armin-Medicine                                                    
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute                  
Molecular Analysis of Arteriogenesis

Holmes, Gregory-Medicine                                                   
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy                   
Reduction in Seizure Susceptibility Through Modification of Extracellular Sialic Acid

Korc, Murray-Medicine
National Cancer Institute
Dysregulation of TGF Beta Action in Pancreatic Cancer

Korc, Murray and S. Gordon-Medicine, G. Tsongalis-Pathology
National Cancer Institute                                   
microRNAs as novel Biomarkers for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Korc, Murray-Medicine
Wayne State University
A Novel and Targeted Approach to Inhibit Invasion and Angiogenesis

Kotz, David-Computer Science
National Science Foundation
CT-ISG: Dartmouth Trace Sanitization Framework
2-Year Award

Llewellyn-Thomas, Hilary-Community and Family Medicine                                
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Health Decision Resource

Lusardi, Annamaria-Economics
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The Importance of Being Financially Literate: Evidence and Implications for Financial Education Programs
2-Year Award

Lynd, Lee and T. Gerngross-Engineering Sciences                               
Mascoma Corporation
Bioenergy Science Center
4-year Award

Martin, Kathleen-Surgery, Z. Zhuang-Medicine
Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
Effects of Secondhand Cigarette Smoke Exposure on Adiponectin, mTOR, and Vascular Disease                                                            

Millan, Robyn and M. Hudson-Physics and Astronomy  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Balloon Array for Monitoring Relativistic Electron Losses during the RBSP Mission
5-Month Award

Millan, Robyn-Physics and Astronomy
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Investigating EMIC Waves as a Precipitation Mechanism for Relativistic Electrons

Nattie, Eugene, D. Bartlett, J. Daubenspeck, J. Leiter and A. Li-Physiology, R. Darnall-Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Boston
Ventral Medulla and SIDS

Norris, L Frances-Psychiatry
University of Maryland
Quantitative Index of the Public Health Impacts of Terrorism

Palumbo, Paul-Medicine                                                   
Social and Scientific Systems Inc                            
International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Phan, Minh-Engineering Sciences
Department of Defense, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab
Looking For Spatial Anomalies from Acoustic and Seismic Data

Ray, Laura-Engineering Sciences                               
Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research  
Distributed Beamforming with Wireless Sensor Networks for Remote Auditory Presence                                                                    
3-year Award

Sargent, James-Pediatrics, E. Berke-Community and Family Medicine, M. Gerrard-Psychiatry, F. Gibbons-Psychological and Brain Sciences
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Media Influences on Early Onset Alcohol Use

Sentman, Charles-Microbiology and Immunology                                  
National Cancer Institute                                  
Chimeric NKG2D Receptors in Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy

Simons, Michael-Medicine                                                   
MedStar Research Institute                                 
Collaterals in Aging: Enhanced by Genetic/Cell Therapy   

Slone, Laurie and M. Friedman-Psychiatry
Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Military, Family, and Community Networks Helping with Reintegration
2-Year Award

Smith, Elizabeth-Biological Sciences                                        
National Institute of General Medical Sciences             
Calcium Regulation of Flagellar Motility

Sneddon, Christopher-Geography
National Science Foundation
The Globalization of Dams: The United States, The Third World, and the Geopolitics of Development, 1935-1975
2-Year Award

St Germain, Donald, A. Hernandez and E. deMuinck-Medicine, V. Galton-Physiology
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Impact of Nutrition and Illness on Thyroid Homeostasis

Stanton, Bruce-Physiology
National Center for Research Resources
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Lung Disease

Sullivan, Charles-Engineering Sciences                               
Enphase Energy                                             
Transformer Design and Optimization for a High-Efficiency Power Converter

Swartz, Harold-Radiology
National Institutes of Health
BioDose-08 Conference

Taylor, Ronald-Microbiology and Immunology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Host-Microbe Interactions

Uranga, Rebecca S.-Obstetrics and Gynecology                                  
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making            
Creation and Implementation of a Decision Aid to Support Patients Making Prenatal Screening Decisions                                                 

Virginia, Ross-Environmental Studies, M. Albert and I. Baker-Engineering Sciences, X. Feng-Earth Sciences, D. Ranco-Native American Studies
National Science Foundation                                
IGERT: Polar Environmental Change  

Vlahovska, Petia-Engineering Sciences
American Chemical Society
Effect of Surfactants on Drop Electrohydrodynamics
2-Year Award

Woloshin, Steven, L. Schwartz and H. Welch-Community and Family Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation                             
Drug Facts Box

Zayfert, Claudia-Psychiatry                                                 
Department of Defense, Army Medical Research and Development    
Computer-Guided Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD      

Zubkoff, Michael, D. Eubank and L. Kazal-Community and Family Medicine, W.B. Brooks-Medicine
Bureau of Health Professions
Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care

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

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Last Updated: 12/17/08