HSC RESEARCH GRANTS FOR MARCH 2005

VALERIE ASKANAS
Neurology
Sponsor: Myositis Association of America
“Role of Myostatin in the Pathogenesis and Potential Treatment of Sporadic Inclusion-Body Myositis”
$200,000

LOURDES BAEZCONDE-GARBANATI
Cancer Center
Sponsor: Northern California Cancer Center
“Cancer Information Service (CIS) – Partnership Program Office”
$1,080,139

ROBERT W. BEART JR.
Colorectal Surgery
Sponsor: Duke University
“A Prospective Study of the Prognostic Significance of Microsatellite Instability in Patients with Early Age-of-Onset Colorectal Cancer”
$13,600

ROBERTA E. BRINTON
Pharmacy
Sponsor: Institute for the Study of Aging
“Allopregnanolone as a Neurogenic Factor for Recovery of Neurons in Alzheimer’s Disease”
$122,661

BETTY MEI CHU CHAN
Pharmacy
Sponsor: Merck Company Foundation
“Evaluation of Aprepitant in Combination with Dolasetron and Dexamethasone for Prevention of Acute and Delayed Nausea and Vomiting following Oxaliplatin”
$40,500

MICHAEL R. COUSINEAU
Family Medicine
Sponsor: Blue Shield of California Foundation
“Evaluation of Expresslane Enrollment Pilot Project Expansion Sites”
$29,165

DANIEL HOLSCHNEIDER
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles
“Mind/Brain/Body Interactions in Stress-Related Disorders”
$20,160

DAVID HUANG
Ophthalmology
Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
“Optical Coherence Domain Reflectometry in Brain Probes”
$36,205

PETER A. JONES, PETER NICHOLS, KIMBERLY SIEGMUND, EILA C. SKINNER, GANGNING LIANG
Cancer Center
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
“De Novo DNA Methylation in Bladder Cancer”
$1,557,414

NEIL KAPLOWITZ
Medicine
Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases
“USC Research Center for Liver Diseases”
$1,133,433

ISABEL LAGOMASINO
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health
“Self-Management of Depression and Medical Illness”
$581,063

MARK F. LEW
Neurology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
“Neuroprotective Clinical Studies in Parkinson’s Disease”
$32,500

GREG T. MOGEL
Radiology
Sponsor: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
“US Army Intergovernmental Personnel Act”
$326,266

NOURI NEAMATI
Pharmacy
Sponsor: Universitywide AIDS Research Program
“Photoaffinity Labeling of HIV-1 Integrase Drug-Binding Site”
$125,200

MICHAEL B. NICHOL
Pharmacy
Sponsor: PhRMA Foundation
“Health Outcomes Pre Doctoral Fellowships”
$20,000

GERALD M. POHOST
Medicine
Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
“STICH Trial Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Core Lab”
$255,531

KIM D. REYNOLDS
Preventive Medicine – IPR
Sponsor: Cooper Institute
“Diffusing Sun-Safe Policies and Environments to Schools”
$21,072

LON SCHNEIDER
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health
“Depression in Alzheimer’s Disease Study 2 (DIADS-2)”
$121,875

RANDOLPH SHERMAN, TIFFANY B. GRUNWALD
Surgery
Sponsor: Association for Surgical Education Foundation
“The Use of Cognitive Task Analysis-Based Multimedia Curriculum to Teach Complex Surgical Standards and Improve Surgical Decision-Making”
$34,000

CLIVE R. TAYLOR
Gene Therapy Program
Sponsor: California Institute of Technology
“UltraSensitive Nanofludic Devices for Genomic Analysis”
$1,206,988

WALTER WOLF
Pharmacy
Sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
“Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) Study of the Effect of Gleevec on Tumor Vascularity and on Gemcitabine Uptake Using Non-Invasive MRI/MRS”
$31,254