Grants infocusAchivements

  • Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry: National Institute of Mental Health, Epigenetic Markings in Developing and Diseased Prefrontal Neurons, one year, $500,000; recommended for one more year, $499,014*
  • Victor Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Developmental Regulation of MicroRNA Expression, one year, $385,596; recommended for one more year, $385,702*
  • Robert H. Brown, MD, DPhil, chair and professor of neurology, Lawrence J. Hayward, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and physiology, Zuoshang Xu, MD, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Transgenic Models of FUS/TLS-Mediated Armotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, one year, $499,859; recommended for one more year, $499,740*
  • Roger W. Craig, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Center for Research Resources, Transmission Electron Microscope for Core EM Facilities, one year, $500,000
  • Maryann Davis, PhD, research associate professor of psychiatry: National Institute of Mental Health, Treatment Retention Strategies in Transition Age Youth, one year, $408,752; recommended for one more year, $358,012*

  • Angela Dolganiuc, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Acute Alcohol and Calcium-Dependent LPS-triggered Activation of Macrophages, one year, $389,698; recommended for four more years, $1.6 million
  • Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, assistant professor of family medicine & community health: National Cancer Institute, Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Survival from Colorectal Cancer, three years, $99,319*
  • Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Centrosome and Mitotic Functions of Ciliary Proteins, one year, $375,00
  • Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate Immune Activation in Mataria, one year, $655,302; recommended for four more years, $2.5 million
  • David A. Guertin, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine: National Cancer Institute, Determining the Critical In Vivo Roles of mTOR in Cancer, one year, $86,000*
  • Thomas K. Houston, MD, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine: National Cancer Institute, QUIT-PRIMO: Web-delivered Clinical Microsystem Intervention for Tobacco Control, one year, $352,038; recommended for three more years, $1.8 million






  • Thomas K. Houston, MD, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine: National Cancer Institute, QUIT-PRIMO: Web-delivered Clinical Microsystem Intervention for Tobacco Control, two years, $317,255*
  • Charles W. Lidz, PhD, research professor of psychiatry: National Institute of Nursing Research, The Blurring of Treatment and Research in Clinical Trials: Two Problems, one year, $491,918; recommended for one more year, $476,272*
  • Paul R. Odgren, PhD, research associate professor of cell biology: National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, Bone Matrix and Bone Resorption, one year, $164,043; recommended for one more year, $164,500*
  • Steven M. Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Circadian Clock: Differential Cryptochrome Functions, two years, $802,320*
  • Peter A. Rice, MD, professor of medicine: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Experimental and Human Gonoccocal Infection 1, one year, $2.7 million; recommended for four more years, $10.9 million

*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.