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  • Dario C. Altieri, MD, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and chair and professor of cancer biology and professor of medicine: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Molecular Pathology of Vascular Injury, one year, $369,094; four more years, $1.5 million
  • Elliot J. Androphy, MD, the Barbara and Nathan Greenberg Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Testing Compounds that Increase SMN levels for Efficacy in Models of SMA, one year, $265,611; two more years, $193,043
  • Alexei A. Bogdanov, PhD, professor of radiology: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Molecular Imaging to Determine the Risk of Rupture of Cerebral Aneurysms, one year, $6,101*
  • Edwin D. Boudreaux, PhD, professor of emergency medicine and psychiatry: National Institute on Drug Abuse, The Sentinel Events Model: A Dynamic Model of Substance User Cessation, one year, $311,405; three more years, $1.5 million
  • Romolo J. Gaspari, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Central Respiratory Effects of Organophosophate Poison, one year, $50,000
  • Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell biology: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Inhibition of Osteoblast Function in Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis, one year, $ 370,125; four more years, $1.4 million
  • Guozheng Liu, PhD, research associate professor of radiology: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Pancreas Imaging by Pretargeting the Islet Beta Cells, one year, $246,063; one more year, $205,625
  • Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Induction of Neutralizing Antibodies Targeting CD4 Binding Region of HIV-1 Env, one year, $1,857,587; four more years, $8.1 million
  • Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD, research associate professor of medicine: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Role of Heat Shock Protein 90 in Alcoholic Liver Disease, one year, $389,500; four more years, $1.6 million
  • Nicholas Renzette, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Timothy F. Kowalik, PhD, associate professor of molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Genomic Variability of Cytomegalovirus in a Clinical Setting, one year, $45,218; one more year, $47,210*
  • Neal Silverman, PhD, associate professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, TLR Ectodomains for Microbial Detection and Therapeutics, one year, $439,074; four more years, $2.4 million
  • Merav Socolovsky, MBBS, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Molecular Analysis of the Erythropoietic Stress Response in vivo, one year, $170,284*
  • Jie Song, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and cell biology: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, A Nanostructured Approach to Complex Tissue Scaffolds and Smart Implants, one year, $328,167; three more years, $987,000
  • Lawrence J. Stern, PhD, professor of pathology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Structure and Function of MHC Proteins, one year, $56,913; two more years, $98,557
  • Keith A. Sutton, research assistant professor of cell biology: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Polycystins and Male Fertility, one year, $81,250; one more year, $81,250*
  • Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine: National Institute on Aging, Dissecting Complex Regulation by C. elegans DAF-16, one year, $410,000; one more year, $410,000
  • Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD, assistant professor of radiology: National Cancer Institute, Design and Optimization of Dedicated Computed Tomography of the Breast, one year, $352,420; two more years, $674,187

*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. See a related story in this issue of Focus.