May 5, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 18




Newly Granted

Of Note




The following new and competitive renewal grants and awards were recorded in the Office of Grants Management for February 2000.

Acute Nursing Care

"Contract for Services–Neuro CNS Educator," Dr. Nancy Girard, Methodist Health Care System, $34,717, 10 months.


"Cystosolic Sources PF NADPH as Antioxidants," Dr. Lee Henn-McAlister, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging, $927,222, 4 years.

Dean, Medical School

"School-to-Career Contract," Dr. Susan Stappenbeck, Alamo Area Health Education Center, $4,526, 7 months.

Family Nursing Care

"Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Incentive Grant for Professional Nursing Student Retention for the 1999-2000 Academic Year," Dr. Melinda Tinkle, THECB, $5,000, 1 year.

Family Practice

"Sports Medicine Fellowship," Dr. Walter Calmbach, Health By Design, $5,000, 1 year.

"Family Practice Residency Program Operational Grant," Dr. Joshua Freeman, THECB, $472,770, 1 year.

"Stability of Psychiatric Symptoms in Primary Care Patients," Dr. David Katerndahl, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, $59,697, 1 year.

"National Network for Hispanic Cancer Prevention," Dr. Roberto Villarreal, Baylor College of Medicine, $31,392, 3 years.

General Dentistry

"Dental Instruments & Appliances Calibration Analysis of Salt Fluoridation Program," Dr. Ramon Baez, Pan American Health Organization, $1,500, 1 month.

Graduate School Instruction–Radiology

"Functional Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease Using High-Speed MRI," Dr. Geoffrey Clarke, American Heart Association, $60,750, 1 year.

Hispanic Center of Excellence

"Pick Your Path to Health: Health Counts Campaign," Dr. Martha Medrano, Matthews Media Group Inc., $6,000, 16 months.

Institute of Biotechnology

"Markers of Breast Cancer Evolution & Progression," Dr. Wen-Hwa Lee, Baylor College of Medicine, $248,703, 1 year.

"CDC34 Regulation DNA Replication in Vertebrates," Dr. Patricia Yew, National Science Federation, $315,000, 3 years.

"Mouse Cancer Models by Regulated Inactivation of Tumor Suppressor Genes," Dr. Eva Lee, NIH/National Cancer Institute, $213,864, 5 years.

Institutional Safety Office

"Radiation Safety Agreement with University Health System (UHS)," Ben Clements, UHS, $116,115, 1 year.


"Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA) for Jin Tang," Dr. John Sheehan, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), $2,606, 1 year.

"IPA for Jill Marie Gilroy," Dr. Hanna Abboud, STVHCS, $39,060, 2 years.

"IPA for Maria Bunegin," Dr. Hanna Abboud, STVHCS, $59,252, 1 year.

"Immunotherapy of Mycrobacterial Infections," Dr. Seema Ahuja, Kleberg Foundation, $289,000, 1 year.

"Inclusion Body Nyosis: Pilot Study of B-Interferon 1A," Dr. Anthony Amato, University of Rochester, $43,500, 1 year.

"The Genetics of Bone Density in Mexican Americans," Dr. Richard Bauer, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, $55,710, 1 year.

"IPA for Ruth Cordes," Dr. Natalie Callander, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $55,338, 2 years.

"Markers of Breast Cancer Evolution & Progression," Dr. Helen Chew, Baylor College of Medicine, $53,988, 1 year.

"M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) Spore in Ovarian Cancer: Project 1 Chemoprevention of Ovarian Cancer," Dr. Helen Chew, MDACC, $191,791, 5 years.

"IPA for Doran Pearson," Dr. Robert Clark, STVHCS, $117,794, 1 year.

"San Antonio Cancer Institute," Dr. Charles Coltman, Cancer Therapy & Research Foundation, $55,663, 1 year.

"Fluconazole Resistance in Oropharyngeal Candidiasis," Dr. Thomas Patterson, NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), $44,841, 1 year.

"IPA for Jody Gonzales," Dr. John Williams, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $1,632, 5 months.

"Impact Study," Dr. John Williams, Hogg Foundation, $19,219, 1 year.

"Southwest Oncology Group Breast Biology," Dr. Peter Ravdin, NIH, $30,101, 1 year.


"Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Airway Interplay," Dr. Joel Baseman, NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $1,675,625, 5 years.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

"Family Planning Clinic for BCHD," Dr. Carl Pauerstein, UHS, $69,000, 1 year.


"Aberrations of Eyes in Normal & Clinical Populations," Dr. Raymond Applegate, NIH/National Eye Institute, $1,026,635, 4 years.


"Effect of Wear Debris Particles on Differentiation & Local Factor Production in MG63 Osteoblast-Like Cell Cultures," Dr. Barbara Boyan, Aesculap AG & Co., $58,274, 14 months.

"Ten-Year Subgrantee Agreement for Podiatry Residency Training (UTHSC & UHS)," Dr. Lawrence Harkless, UHS, $67,848, 1 year.


"Determination of the Activity of Cefditoren Against Recent North American Surveillance Isolates of Streptococcus Pneumoniae," Dr. James Jorgensen, TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc., $12,000, 5 months.

"Prevention of Breast Cancer Using Selective Retinoids," Dr. Dean Troyer, $3,439, 16 months.

Pediatric Dentistry

"Enamel Matrix Serine Proteinase 1," Dr. James Simmer, NIH/NIDCR, $972,683, 5 years.


"Associate Professor & Medical Director," Dr. Terence Doran, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics, $2,240, 1 year.


"Ethanol Regulation of NMDA R2B Gene Transcription," Dr. Maharaj Ticku, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, $1,495,000, 5 years.


"Ryan White Care Act of 1990 Title 1 Program Grant Agreement," Dr. Charles Bowden, UHS, $48,453, 1 year.


"Clinical Physics Program Support (Graduate Program)," Dr. Gary Fullerton, Cancer Therapy & Research Foundation, $51,300, 1 year.

Rehabilitation Medicine

"Warm Springs Faculty Physician Program Agreement," Dr. Nicolas Walsh, San Antonio Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, $100,000, 1 year.

"Warm Springs Resident Agreement," Dr. Nicolas Walsh, San Antonio Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, $182,945, 1 year.

Research Imaging Center

"Metanalysis in Cognitive Neuroimaging: Method Validations," Dr. Peter Fox, NIH/National Library of Medicine, $911,453, 3 years.

"Investigating the Neural Bases of Chronic Stuttering," Dr. Peter Fox, University of California at Santa Barbara, $125,164, 1 year.

"IPA-Development of MRI Thermometry," Dr. Jia-Hong Gao, Department of the Navy, $20,000, 1 year.

Restorative Dentistry

"Evaluation of Protein Marker Expression by Osteoblast Cells to Characterized Hydroxyapatite Coatings," Dr. Joo Ong, Whitaker Foundation, $70,000, 1 year.

"Prevention of Biofilm in Hemodialysis Water Systems," Dr. Henry Rawls, Biomedical Development Corporation, $520, 6 months.


"Clinical Perfusionist Services," Dr. John Calhoon, STVHCS, $23,396, 1 month.

"Clinical Perfusionist Services Option Year 1 to Extend the Term of Contract," Dr. John Calhoon, STVHCS, $144,586, 1 year.

"Texas Department of Health (TDH)/Texas Prostate Cancer Reporting Completeness Assessment," Dr. Ian Thompson, TDH, $15,946, 5 months.

Telecommunications & Networking

"Texas Infrastructure Fund Board (TIFB) Health Science Center Technology Advancement," Robert Ports, TIFB, $1,000,000, 1 year.