September 11, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 33

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Newly Granted

The following grants, awards and contracts were recorded recently in the Office of Grants Management and Reports.

ACUTE NURSING CARE

"Conversion of a Conventional Pathophysiology," Dr. Nancy Girard, San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF), $10,000, 1 year.

BIOCHEMISTRY

"IFG-I Gene Expression and Skeletal Integrity," Dr. Martin Adamo, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging (NIA), $72,250, 1 year.

"X-Ray Studies of SOD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," Dr. Peter John Hart, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), $964,452, 5 years.

"The Role of Flexibility in Folding and Stability of the Enzyme Rhodanese," Dr. Paul Horowitz, Welch Foundation, $120,000, 2 years.

"Structure-Function Relationships in the FAD- and FMN-Containing Enzymes, NADPH-Cytochrome P450 Reductase and Nitric Oxide Synthase," Dr. Bettie Sue Siler Masters, Welch Foundation, $104,000, 2 years.

"Effect of Pre-Existing Structure on Protein Folding Rates," Dr. Barry Nall, Welch Foundation, $90,000, 2 years.

"The Calcium-Sensing Receptor and Acute Pancreatitis," Dr. Christine Saunders, American Heart Association, $119,998, 2 years.

"Structural Chemistry of Viruses," Dr. Philip Serwer, Welch Foundation, $90,000, 2 years.

CELLULAR & STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

"Elucidation of Dysmyelination in the 18Q- Syndrome, Dr. Robin Leach, NIH/NINDS, $818,373, 4 years.

CHRONIC NURSING CARE

"How Women Make Choices About Breast Cancer Screening," Dr. Suzanne Yarbrough, San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI), $38,527, 2 years.

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

"Ginkgo Biloba and the Insulin Resistance Syndrome," Dr. George B. Kudolo, University of Texas Foundation, $36,394, 1 year.

DEAN, MEDICAL SCHOOL

"Enhancing UTHSCSA Library Information on Hispanic Health," Dr. Martha Medrano, SAAF, $19,700, 1 year.

FAMILY PRACTICE

"Border Vision Fronteriza," Dr. Alfonso Holguin, University of Arizona, $39,000, 4 months.

"School-Based Children’s Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, Screening and Treatment Project," Dr. Roberto Villarreal, Social & Health Research Center, $39,889, 1 year.

HISPANIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

"South Texas/Border Magnet High School Program Partnership for Medicine and Nursing," Dr. Cervando Martinez, Jr., Association of American Medical Colleges, $280,000, 5 years.

"Redes in Accion: A Cancer Awareness Training and Research Network," Dr. Martha Medrano, Baylor College of Medicine, $82,345, 1 year.

INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

"Rational Design for Targeting Breast Cancer Cells," Dr. Alexander Nikiten, Department of the Army, $324,793, 3 years.

"Nanoenzymology of the Proteasome as a Tool for Drug Design," Dr. Maria Gaczynska, SAAF, $18,560, 1 year.

LIBRARY

"National Network of Libraries of Medicine," Dr. Virginia Bowden, Texas Medical Center Library, $10,000, 1 year.

"Mutual Use of Scarce Medical Resources—Library Information System," Dr. Virginia Bowden, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), $22,357, 1 year.

MEDICINE

"Breast Tumor Repository Committee," Dr. Peter Ravdin, Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Research Foundation, $17,889, 1 year.

"Recognition and Management of Depression in Primary Care," Dr. John W. Williams, Jr., Dartmouth College, $7,083, 5 months.

"SWOG Breast Biology," Dr. Peter Ravdin, NIH, $7,525, 1 year.

"Breast Pathology Subcommittee," Dr. Peter Ravdin, CTRC Research Foundation, $3,156, 1 year.

"Novel Methods for TH Serodiagnosis of Aspergillosis," Dr. Thomas Patterson, SAAF, $13,250, 1 year.

"Phage Display Shotgun Cloning of Candida Albicans Adhesions for Extracellular Matrix," Dr. José Luis Lopez-Ribot, American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate, $120,000, 2 years.

"Molecular Biology of Parathyroid & Renal CA2+ Receptors," Dr. Theresa Guise, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, $40,099, 1 year.

"A Demonstration to Evaluate an Integrated System of Disease Management Among a Population of Veterans, Military and Medicaid Patients in South Texas," Dr. Gregory Freeman, Department of Defense, $9,495,096, 28 months.

"Mechanism of Action of RSG on Insulin Sensitivity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Insulin Signaling," Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, $342,742, 1 year.

— Compiled by Jennifer Lorenzo