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  • Linda G. Bandini, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and Aviva Must, PhD, professor of family medicine & community health: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Correlates of Physical Activity in Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities, one year, $241,025; recommended for one more year, $186,149
  • Michael P. Czech, PhD, chair and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC), one year, $245,813
  • Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate Immunity and Herpes Simplex Infection, recommended for one year, $1.8 million; recommended for one more year, $1.8 million*
  • Lucia R. Languino, PhD, professor of cancer biology and cell biology: National Cancer Institute, Integrin Signaling Pathways in Prostate Cancer, one year, $168,602
  • Jeanne Bentley Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Is Chromosome Therapy Possible for Down Syndrome and Other Karyotpic Imbalances, one year, $123,028*
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, UMMS Prevention Research Center for Obesity and Related Conditions-Category 2, one year, $300,000; recommended for four more years, $1.9 million
  • Brian C. Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine: National Cancer Institute, Molecular Dissection of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarccinoma, one year, $87,268; recommended for two more years, $181,284
  • Hong-Sheng Li, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology and physiology: National Institute on Aging, Functional Analysis of the CAMTA Transcription Factors, one year, $336,371; recommended for four more years, $1.3 million
  • Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Mammalian Pre-mRNA Splicing Mechanisms, one year, $48,883
  • Mark Quirk, EdD, professor of family medicine & community health: Health Resources and Services Administration, Faculty Development in Primary Care, one year, $301,503; recommended for one more year, $397,554
  • Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Transgenerational Effects of Diet in Mammals, one year, $328,167; recommended for three more years, $987,000
  • Gary S. Stein, PhD, the Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of cell biology: National Cancer Institute, Nuclear Structure and Gene Expression, one year, $669,529*
  • Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, TLR4 Signaling in Alcoholic Liver Disease, one year, $410,104; recommended for one more year, $411,250
  • Eva Szomolanyi-Tsuda, MD, associate professor of pathology: National Cancer Institute, Polyomavirus Infection in Immunodeficient Animal Models, one year, $262,800
  • Albertha Johanna Walhout, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Identifying Transcription Factor Binding Sites in the C. elegans Genome, one year, $501,097*

*These NIH funds were awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Multiple funding options exist under the ARRA, including accelerating ongoing science by supplementing existing grants and funding new grants that are likely to produce results within two years. To download a complete list of NIH ARRA grants awarded to UMMS investigators click here.