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  • Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry: National Institute of Mental Health, Epigenetic Changes in Frontal Lobe of Schizophrenics, one year, $359,053*
  • Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Signaling Mechanisms in Neuronal Degeneration, one year, $82,042*
  • Daniel N. Bolon, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Conformational Cycles of Molecular Chaperones, two years, $257,193
  • Robert H. Brown, MD, DPhil, chair and professor of neurology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, High-Throughput Genomic Approaches to Identify ALS Genes, one year, $509,876
    • National Institute of  Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Full Human Genome Sequencing in ALS, one year, $1,804,409, recommended for one more year, $1.8 million*
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Development of New Therapeutics for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, one year, $471,756, recommended for three more years, $2 million

  • Steven R. Grossman, MD, associate professor of cancer biology and medicine: National Cancer Institute, Targeting the ARF/CtBP Axis in Pancreatic Cancer, one year, $82,042, recommended for one more year, $82,250
  • Joonsoo Kang, PhD, associate professor of pathology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Production of Animal Models to Define How CTLA-4 Impacts to T1D Susceptibility, one year, $487,879, recommended for one more year, $488,338*
  • Paul D. Kaufman, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, HTS Development for Targeted Anti-Fungal Small Molecules, one year, $164,083
  • Jack L. Leonard, PhD, professor of physiology and anesthesiology: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, The Effects of Alcohol on JNK Mediated Inflammatory Signaling in Glial Cells, one year, $389,698, recommended for four more years, $1.6 million
  • Elizabeth J. Luna, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Cytoskeleton-Membrane Interactions, two months, $97,877*
  •  Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics and quantitative health sciences: National Cancer Institute, T Cell Immunity in Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma, one year, $107,589, recommended for three more years, $1.4 million
  • Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Targeting Ensembles of Drug Resistant HIV-Protease, two years, $600,000*
  • Greenfield Sluder, PhD, professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Centrosome Reduplication and Consequences of Cleavage Failure/Prolonger Mitosis, two years, $186,599
  • George B. Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Flagellar Motility and Assembly, one year, $91,850*
  • Robert Thomas Woodland, PhD, associate professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, HIV Vaccine Development, one year, $338,656, recommended for four more years, $1.6 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.