December 15, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 40


In profile

Newly Granted



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


"High-Resolution NMR Structure of Proteins SRP-19," Dr. Andrew Hinck, U. T. Health Center at Tyler, $50,850, 1 year.

"X-Ray Crystallographic and Analytical Ultracentrifiguration Analyses of FALS Mutant CuZnSODs and Their Copper Chaperones," Dr. Peter John Hart, ALS Association, $75,000, 3 years.

"X-Ray Studies of SOD in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," Dr. Peter John Hart, NIH-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), $136,431, 5 years.

"Global Analysis Software for Hydrodynamic and Thermodynamic Studies of Biological Macromolecules," Dr. Borries Demeler, National Science Foundation, $10,961, 5 years.

Cellular & Structural Biology

"Melatonin in Cherry Products: Quantification, Bioavailability and Bioactivity," Dr. Russell Reiter, Cherry Marketing Institute, $73,218, 3 years.

"Elucidation of Dysmyelination in the 18q- Syndrome," Dr. Robin Leach, NIH-NINDS, $187,253, 4 years.

"Saturation Mutagenesis of Zebrafish Coagulation Pathway," Dr. Pudur Jagadeeswaran, NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), $867,000, 4 years.

Chronic Nursing Care

"Growth Enhancement for Mexican-American Children," Dr. Elizabeth Reifsnider, NIH-National Institute of Nursing Research, $85,031, 2 years, 6 months.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

"Your Passport to the Future: A Multimedia Strategy for Student Recruitment," Connie Mahon, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, $5,000, 1 year.

Dean of the Graduate School

"Extramural Research Facilities Construction/Aging Animal Resource Center," Dr. Sanford Miller, NIH-National Center for Research Resources, $3 million, 3 years.

Dean of the Nursing School

"UTHSCSA School of Nursing BSN (Generic Process)," Dr. Janet Allan, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, $309,193, 1 year.

Family Practice

"Border Vision Fronteriza," Dr. Alfonso Holguin, University of Arizona, $17,000, 9 months.

"Longitudinal Study in Mexican-American Elderly Health," Dr. David Espino, U. T. Medical Branch at Galveston, $84,877, 1 year.

"Pilot Project," Dr. Joshua Freeman, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $197,440, 1 year.

"Academic Administration Units in Primary Care," Dr. Joshua Freeman, HRSA/Bureau of Health Professions, $486,000, 3 years.

"Salary Reimbursement Agreement with Spohn Memorial Hospital," Dr. Joshua Freeman, Spohn Memorial Hospital, $2,118,804, 11 months.

Hispanic Center of Excellence

"Enhancing Cultural Competence in the Medical School Curriculum Project," Dr. Martha Medrano, NIH-Office of Research on Minority Health, $52,378, 1 year.

Institute of Biotechnology

"Markers of Breast Cancer Evo-lution and Progression," Dr. Wen-Hwa Lee, Baylor College of Medicine, $307,589, 1 year.

"Involvement of BRCA2 BRC Repeats in RAD51-Mediated DNA Repair," Dr. Qing Zhong, U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command, $141,330, 2 years.

"Cross-talk Between Recombination and Cell Cycle Checkpoints," Dr. Patrick Sung, Human Frontier Science Program Organization/France, $50,000, 2 years.


"Agreement for Services - Bahram Forouzesh," Dr. Geoffrey Weiss, Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Research Foundation, $50,389, 1 year.

"NIDDM Susceptibility Genes in Mexican Americans," Dr. Michael Stern, NIH-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), $2,343,072, 5 years.

"San Antonio Cancer Institute," Dr. Geoffrey Weiss, CTRC Research Foundation, $1,498,680, 1 year.

"San Antonio Cancer Institute," Dr. Charles Coltman Jr., CTRC Research Foundation, $1,176,174, 1 year.

"A 24-week, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Donepezil Hydrochloride (E2020) in Patients with Dementia Associated with Cerebrovascular Disease," Dr. Gustavo Roman, EISAI America Inc., $320,000, 2 years.

"Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement (IPAA) for Dr. Robert Hart," Dr. Robert Hart, NIH-NINDS, $100,800, 1 year.

"Inclusion Body Syosis Phase II Study of B-Interferon-1A," Dr. Carlayne Jackson, University of Rochester, $6,252, 1 year.

"Agreement for Services - Johann S. De Bono," Dr. Geoffrey Weiss, CTRC Research Foundation, $57,297, 1 year.

"TGF-B in Sjögren’s Syndrome (Part VI): Role of Oxidative Stress in Sjögren’s Syndrome," Dr. Howard Dang, RGK Foundation, $50,000, 1 year.

"IPAA for Tazuko Hymer," Dr. Michael Katz, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), $43,023, 1 year.

"Agreement for Services - Chris A. Takimoto," Dr. Robert Clark, CTRC Research Foundation, $34,160, 1 year.

"IPAA for Sivasubramaniam Sudhakar," Dr. Narayanasamy Elango, STVHCS, $34,020, 1 year.

"Antipolymer Antibodies in the Serum of Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome," Dr. Irwin Russell, Autoimmune Technologies L.L.C., $24,700, 1 year.

"The Catchum Project," Dr. Cesar Freytes, U. T. Medical Branch at Galveston, $6,395, 1 year.

"Role of MIP-1X in Myeloma Bone Disease," Dr. David Roodman, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, $100,000, 1 year.


"Graduate Student Support for Ricardo Carrion," Dr. Joel Baseman, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR), $4,789, 1 year.

"Graduate Student Salary Support for Azeneth Barrera," Dr. Joel Baseman, SFBR, $4,789, 1 year.

"Graduate Student Support for Lisa Lott," Dr. Joel Baseman, SFBR, $4,789, 1 year.

"Graduate Student Support for Angela Archer," Dr. Joel Baseman, SFBR, $4,789, 1 year.

"Funding for Postdoctoral Fellow - Lieve Hoflack," Dr. Joel Baseman, CTRC Research Foundation, $31,537, 1 year.

"Salmonella Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance: Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities," Dr. John Gunn, NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $66,932, 3 years.

"Neuroimmunology and Pathology of Neurocysticerosis," Dr. Judy Teale, NIH-NINDS, $216,750, 3 years.


"Oblique Incidence Reflectometry," Dr. Randolph Glickman, Helen Freeborn Kerr Foundation, $15,000, 1 year.


"Support for Orthopaedics’ Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Center and Clinical Research Nurse," Dr. Ronald Williams, Depuy Orthopaedics Inc., $215,000, 1 year.

"A Novel Membrane Receptor for Estrogen," Dr. Victor Sylvia, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, $250,000, 2 years.

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

"Functional Development in a Model Vestibular System," Dr. Michael Wiederhold, NASA, $125,000, 1 year.


"Selective Tissue Accumulation of Liposomes During Altered Vascular Permeability," Dr. Linda McManus, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $8,100, 1 year.

Pediatric Dentistry

"Tissue-Specific Expressions and Regulation of the BSP Bone," Dr. Jinkun Chen, NIH-National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), $921,190, 5 years.


"Services to Northside Independent School District for Respiratory Care Medical Consultants," Dr. Victor German, Northside Independent School District, $11,000, 1 year.

"Genetic Services Provision in Primary Care Settings in South Texas," Dr. Celia Kaye, Texas Department of Health, $60,000, 1 year.

"Services for Healy Murphy Center," Dr. Scott Anthony, Healy Murphy Center, $65,329, 1 year.

"South Texas Family AIDS Network," Dr. Victor German, HRSA/Bureau of Health Professions, $924,290, 3 years.


"H2S Production and Virulence of Treponema Denticola," Dr. Lianrui Chu, NIH-NIDCR, $364,693, 3 years.


"GABA Mechanisms in Baroreceptor Integration in NTS," Dr. Steven Mifflin, NIH-NHLBI, $1,650,625, 5 years.

"Behavioral Pharmacology of Opioids," Dr. Alan Frazer, NIH-National Institute on Drug Abuse/Non-FDP, $393,964, 3 years, 8 months.

"IPAA for Tim Haggerty," Dr. John Strong, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $22,468, 13 months.

"Analytical Support for NIMH," Dr. Yui-Wing Francis Lam, NIH-National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), $3,216, 11 months.

"Mechanisms and Roles of PDK1 in Insulin Signaling," Dr. Feng Liu, NIH-NIDDK, $135,267, 4 years.


"IPAA for Hong Yang," Dr. Holly VanRemmen, STVHCS, $77,590, 2 years.

"Feedback Regulation of Pancreatic Secretion," Dr. Gary Green, NIH-NIDDK, $193,578, 1 year.

"Nutritional Probe of the Aging Process," Dr. Arlan Richardson, NIH-National Institute on Aging, $345,309, 2 years, 8 months.


"Methods and Devices for Assessing Dental Implant Osseointegration," Dr. David Cagna, ITI Foundation, $89,000, 2 years.


"Risperidone Depot (Microspheres) in the Treatment of Subjects with Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder," Dr. Alexander Miller, Janssen Pharmaceutica Products L.P., $220,000, 2 years.

"A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of 3 Fixed Doses of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Patients with Acute Schizophrenia," Dr. Alexander Miller, Bristol Myers Squibb, $355,000, 4 years, 8 months.

"Services of Psychiatry Resident to Rio Grande State Center," Dr. Charles Bowden, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, $59,904, 1 year.

"Population-Based Mapping of Schizophrenia Genes," Dr. Michael Escamilla, NIH-NIMH, $2,685,883, 5 years.

Radiation Oncology

"CTRC Office of Associate Director - Radiation Therapy," Dr. Terence Herman, CTRC Research Foundation, $150,000, 1 year.

Student Services

"Pell Grant Program for Nursing and Allied Health Students," Robert Lawson Jr., U.S. Department of Education, $18,103, 1 year.

"Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program," Robert Lawson Jr., U.S. Department of Education, $34,316, 1 year.


"Development of Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Prevention," Dr. J. Milburn Jessup, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $20,000, 1 year.

"Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Chemo-Radio Sensitization of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma," Dr. Alexander Miller, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $20,000, 1 year.

"STAR Program," Dr. Anatolio Cruz Jr., Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, $30,000, 1 year.

"Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor B Receptor 1," Dr. Rajinder Singh Sawhney, Shelby Rae Tengg Foundation, $35,000, 13 months.

"South Texas Poison Control Center," Dr. Miguel Fernandez, Texas Department of Health, $927,266, 1 year.