May 19, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 20

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NEWLY GRANTED

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

Biochemistry

"Single-Molecule Analysis of Complex DNA Metabolism," Dr. Philip Serwer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $700,250, 4 years.

"Diadenosine Oligophosphate Catabolic Enzymes in Yeast & Humans," Dr. Larry Barnes, National Science Foundation, $549,515, 4 years.

Cellular & Structural Biology

"Sensitizing Breast Cancer for Chemotherapy," Dr. Wanda Hardman, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, $48,406, 2 years.

"Individual Pre-Doctoral Dental Scientist Fellowship," Dr. Cara Knight, NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), $100,140, 4 years.

"Continuing Megabase Sequencing at the Baylor College of Medicine," Dr. Susan Naylor, Baylor College of Medicine, $241,310, 1 year.

"Characterization of Semaphorin IV in Tumorigenesis," Dr. Christin Tse, NIH/National Cancer Institute (NCI), $109,164, 3 years.

Chronic Nursing Care

"Teachers' Collaborative Community Health Planning & Development of a Model for Trans-Atlantic Exchange Between Students in Nursing Programs," Dr. Adrianne Linton, University of Utah, $21,536, 1 year.

Family Nursing Care

"Joint Appointment Agreement Between the Health Science Center & the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District-Patty Villarreal," Dr. Patricia Villarreal, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, $15,381, 6 months.

"A School-Based Tobacco Cessation Program for Adolescents," Dr. Kathleen Stevens, University Health System, $150,000, 1 year.

Family Practice

"Long-Term Acute Care Resident Training Program Agreement," Dr. David Espino, Nextcare Hospital of San Antonio, $38,985, 1 year.

"Evaluation of Elder Mistreatment," Dr. Charles Mouton, Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, $2,230, 1 year.

Institute of Biotechnology

"The Role of BRCA1 as a Coactivator of P53-Dependent Transcriptional Activation," Dr. Thomas Boyer, Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Research Foundation, $19,796, 1 year.

"Molecular Basis of the NBS1 Protein in Genomic Stability," Dr. Phang-Lang Chen, NIH/NCI $780,300, 4 years.

"Molecular Biology of the Synapse," Dr. Eileen Lafer, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, $1,300,500, 4 years.

Medicine

"Medical Harms Workshop," Dr. Cynthia Mulrow, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, $89,999, 1 year.

"Six-Month, Open-Label Evaluation of Lotrel in Hypertensive, Type 2 Diabetic Mexican Americans with Albuminuria," Dr. Charles Reasner, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, $30,000, 6 months.

"Pre-clinical Evaluation of Novel Genetically Engineered Chimeric Peptide for Treatment of Myeloma Bone Disease," Dr. Gregory Mundy, International Myeloma Foundation, $80,000, 1 year.

"Host Genetic Determinants of HIV Pathogenesis," Dr. Sunil Ahuja, NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, $2,688,434, 5 years.

"Defining & Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," Dr. Cynthia Mulrow, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, $249,999, 1 year.

"Epidemology & Ecology of Leishmaniasis in Texas," Dr. Peter Melby, Incarnate Word College, $10,967, 1 year.

"Exploring the Phenotypic Traits Associated with the Formation of Can-dida Albicans Biofilms," Dr. Jose Luis Lopez-Ribot, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $198,830, 1 year.

"Interpersonnel Agreement (IPA) for Bysani Chandrasekar," Dr. Gregory Freeman, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), $63,541,
1 year.

"TEP Central Data Analysis Unit at San Antonio," Dr. John Cornell, Dartmouth College, $26,287, 2 months.

"Development of a Diet-Dependent Rodent Model of Type 2 Diabetes, Responsive to Sulfonyluria Drugs," Dr. Gabriel Fernandes, Diatex Inc., $4,092, 6 months.

Microbiology

"Cooperative Study #475: Antibiotic Treatment of Gulf War Veterans' Illness," Dr. Joel Baseman, STVHCS, $235,008, 1 year.

"Secretion Mechanism of a Novel C. Rectus S-Layer Protein," Dr. David Kolodrubetz, NIH/NIDCR, $478,892, 3 years.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

"The Effect of Chromium on Insulin Levels & Menstrual Cyclicity in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome," Dr. Angela Thyer, Endocrine Fellows Foundation, $7,500, 1 year.

Ophthalmology

"IPA for Dr. Randolph Glickman," Dr. Randolph Glickman, Department of the Navy, $13,059, 5 months.

"A Comparison of the Effects of Oral Indomethacin on the Clinical Efficacy of Latanoprost & Brimonidine," Dr. William Sponsel, Phamacia & UpJohn, $135,000, 1 year.

Pathology

"Selective Tissue Accumulation of Liposomes During Altered Vascular Permeability," Dr. Linda McManus, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $131,323, 1 years.

"Apoptotic Gene Expression Under Hypoxia Stress," Dr. Zheng Dong, $86,064, 1 year.

"Prevention of Breast Cancer Using Selective Retinoids," Dr. Dean Troyer, Baylor College of Medicine, $6,878, 2 years.

"Epstein Barr Virus-Related Lymphomagenesis in Immunodeficiency Clinical Screening Tests & Correlative Biologic Studies," Dr. Margaret Gulley, CTRC Research Foundation, $79,033, 1 year.

Pediatric Dentistry

"Efficacy & Safety of a Novel 5.3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide Tooth Bleaching System in Teenagers," Dr. Kevin Donly, Procter & Gamble Co., $37,004, 9 months.

"Gene Expression & Regulation During Odontogenesis," Dr. Mary MacDougall, NIH/NIDCR, $4,684,102, 5 years.

Pediatrics

"Social Worker Services for HIV-Affected Families," Dr. Victor German, Providence Memorial Hospital, $30,000, 1 year.

"Hemophilia Diagnostic & Treatment Centers," Dr. Anthony Infante, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), $80,700, 1 year.

"Prevention of the Complications of Hemophilia Through HTCs," Dr. Anthony Infante, UTHSCSA, $112,855, 1 year.

"School to Careers Final Contract," Dr. Celia Kaye, Alamo Work Force, $3,755, 7 months.

"Part-Time Services of a Geneticist to the Center for Genetic Services," Dr. Celia Kaye, Center for Genetic Services, $72,000, 1 year.

"Reducing Cultural Barriers to the Provision of Genetic Services in South Texas," Dr. Celia Kaye, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, $100,962, 1 year.

"Pilot Study on Phenketonuria Low-Protein Foods Pilot Study," Dr. Stuart Shapira, $6,495, 1 year.

Pharmacology

"Kinetics of Serotonin Uptake In Vivo in Mice with Genetic Alterations of the Serotonin Transporter," Dr. Lynette Daws, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $115,245, 1 year.

"Clinical & Economic Outcome of Community-Acquired Pneumonia," Dr. David Burgess, Abbott Laboratories, $22,500, 1 year.

"Agonist-Directed Trafficking: A Novel Concept for Drug Selectivity," Dr. William Clarke, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $109,055, 1 year.

Prosthodontics

"The Effects of Implant Surface Composition on Cellular Biomechanical Characteristics," Dr. Daehwan Shin, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $123,575, 1 year.

Psychiatry

"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study of SL1381 in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," Dr. Steven Pliszka, Worldwide Clinical Trials, $69,944, 1 year.

"TCADA-Maternal Residential Treatment Project," Dr. Raymond Costello, City of San Antonio, $20,897, 1 year.

"Cultural Competency: Practical Guidelines for Mental Health Service Providers," Dr. Delia Saldana, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, $24,621, 1 month.

"A 12-Month Open Label Study of SL1381 in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," Dr. Steven Pliszka, Worldwide Clinical Trials, $18,976, 1 year.

"A Phase III, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety & Outcome of Treatment with Oral Ziprasidone in Subjects with Mania," Dr. Jerry Olsen, Pfizer Incorporated, $230,950, 4 years.

"Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Middle School Children in the San Antonio Independent School District," Dr. Martha Medrano, Baptist Children's Home Ministries, $18,505, 8 months.

"Development of a Collaborative Program of Mental Health Research," Dr. Cervando Martinez, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, $200,000, 4 years.

"Testing & Adaptation of Outcome Measure for Latinos," Dr. Margaret Hoppe, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, $29,722, 1 year.

Respiratory Care

"Respiratory Care Services," Dr. David Shelledy, University Health System, $29,321, 5 months.

South Texas Health Research Center

"Bexar County Tobacco Youth Campaign," Dr. Roberto Villarreal, University Health System, $252,000, 1 year.

"South Texas Injury Prevention & Research Center," Dr. Roberto Villarreal, University Health System, $275,000, 1 year.

Student Services

"Pell Grant Program for Nursing & Allied Health Students," Dr. Robert Lawson, U. S. Department of Education, $419,074, 1 year.

Surgery

"IPA Agreement for Paramita Ghosh," Dr. Jeffrey Kreisberg, STVHCS, $46,136, 1 month.

"In Vivo Modulation of Progression in Colon Cancer," Dr. Michael Brattain, Case Western Reserve University, $88,853, 1 year.

"Use of NASA Bioreactor to Study Cell Cycle Regulation," Dr. Milburn Jessup, NASA, $337,785, 2 years.