June 22, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 25

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


ACUTE NURSING CARE

"Student Nurse Preparation Program Agreement with UTHSC for Surgical Services," Dr. Nancy Girard, University Health System, $42,411, 1 year.

"Student Nurse Preparation Program Agreement with UTHSC for Bridge Program," Dr. Nancy Girard, University Health System, $42,411, 1 year.


BIOCHEMISTRY

"A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Analysis of the TG-BETA/TGF-BETA Type II Receptor Interface Utilizing Surface Plasmon Resonance," Dr. Eileen Lafer, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $20,000, 1 year.

"Function of Cardiolipin in Cytochrome C Oxidase and BC1," Dr. Neal Robinson, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $1,176,000, 4 years.

"Selection of Nuclease-Resistant RNA Aptamers that Inhibit Binding of TGF-B to its Receptor," Dr. Rui Sousa, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $20,000, 1 year.


CELLULAR AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

"Regulation of GH by a Tetracycline-Repressible System," Dr. William Morgan, NIH/National Institute on Aging, $72,250, 1 year.

"Myasthenia Gravis Osserman Postdoctoral Fellowship," Dr. Sue Stacy, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Inc., $50,000, 1 year.


CHRONIC NURSING CARE

"Relaxation Therapy for Alzheimer's Caregivers," Dr. Sharon Lewis, NIH, $340,318, 1 year.

"Advanced Nurse Education Program," Dr. Beverly Robinson, U. T. Health Science Center at Houston, $45,572, 1 year.


DEAN, MEDICAL SCHOOL

"Health Careers Video," Susan Stappenbeck, Alamo Area Health Education Center, $2,672, 6 months.

"Hondo HOPE Program," Susan Stappenbeck, Alamo Area Health Education Center, $3,559, 6 months.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

"Border Vision Fronteriza," Dr. Alfonso Holguin, University of Arizona, $11,000, 1 year.

"Family Practice Residency Program Pilot Project," Dr. David Schneider, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $197,440, 1 year.


INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

"Evaluation of the Proteasome Inhibitors and Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs with Atomic Force Microscopy," Dr. Maria Gaczynska, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $19,098, 1 year.


MEDICINE

"IPAA for Yuping Tang," Dr. Hanna Abboud, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, $65,638, 2 years.

"Genetic Determinants of HIV Pathogenesis in Children," Dr. Sunil Ahuja, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $682,490, 5 years.

"A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Tolerability, Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of Escalating Multiple Doses of ONO-2506 in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients," Dr. Oscar Benavente, Qunitiles Inc., $55,344, 1 year.

"Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Registry," Dr. Robin Brey, University of North Carolina, $30,841, 1 year.

"The Role of LIX, A CXC Chemokine in Myocardial Dysfunction," Dr. Bysani Chandrasekar, American Heart Association, $214,500, 3 years.

"IPAA for James King," Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, $103,782, 2 years.

"IPAA for John Kincade," Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, $122,974, 2 years.

"IPAA for Mary Perez," Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, $75,426, 2 years.

"Specialized Center of Research in Scleroderma," Dr. Michael Fischbach, U. T. Health Science Center at Houston, $36,969, 1 year.

"Phosphorylation in Renal Cell Injury," Dr. Goutam Ghosh-Choudhury, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, $954,583, 4 years.

"Clinical Trials of Antifungal Therapies," Dr. John Graybill, University of Alabama at Birmingham, $62,890, 9 months.

"Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for Dr. Linda de Graffenried," Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, $105,000, 3 years.

"Inhibition of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor for the Treatment of Breast Cancer," Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, $250,000, 2 years.

"Vaccination of Dogs to Prevent Transmission of Leishmania Chagasi," Dr. Peter Melby, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $975,938, 3 years.

"Contract for Services of Regina T. Whitener," Dr. David Murray, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $16,872, 4 months.

"IPAA for James Hernandez," Dr. Charles Nolan, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, $59,783, 2 years.

"A Comparison of the Analgesic Efficacy of Tramadol HC1/Acetaminophen vs. Placebo in Subjects with the Pain of Fibromyalgia," Dr. I. Jon Russell, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, $51,030, 16 months.

"Mapping Genes for Fibromyalgia Syndrome," Dr. I. Jon Russell, Case Western Reserve University, $74,635, 4 years.

"IPAA for Yiqian Yang," Dr. Steven Schenker, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $78,682, 2 years.


MICROBIOLOGY

"Mycobacterium Leprae Genes Involved in Stress Responses," Dr. Subramanian Dhandayuthapani, Japan Health Sciences Foundation, $33,798, 6 months.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

"Contract Evaluation and Consultation Services to Neuromuscular Associates of San Antonio," Kimatha Oxford, Neuromuscular Associates of San Antonio, $4,000, 1 year.

"Contract Evaluation and Consultation Services to Professional Therapy Services," Kimatha Oxford, Professional Therapy Services of Texas, $5,000, 1 year.


OPHTHALMOLOGY

"Millimeter Wavelength Research — Ophthalmological Evaluation Services," Dr. Steven Chalfin, Department of the Navy, $8,004, 1 year.

"Millimeter Wavelength Research — Ophthalmological Evaluation Services," Dr. Steven Chalfin, Department of the Navy, $20,004, 1 year.


ORTHOPAEDICS

"Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Bone and Cartilage Cells," Dr. Barbara Boyan, EBI, LP, $115,005, 2 years.

"Eleventh-Year Subgrantee Agreement for Podiatry Residency Training," Dr. Lawrence Harkless, University Health System, $67,848, 1 year.


PATHOLOGY

"Contract for Services of Hongxin Fan," Dr. Margaret Gulley, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $34,020, 1 year.


PEDIATRICS

"An Open-Label, Randomized, Non-Inferiority Study of NESP and (RHUEPO) for the Treatment of Anemia in Pediatric Subjects with CRI or ESRD," Dr. Mazen Arar, Amgen Inc., $66,500, 1 year.

"HIV Health Education/Risk Reduction Project for High-Risk Minority Youth," Dr. Anthony Scott, Texas Department of Health, $50,985, 1 year.


PHARMACOLOGY

"Phosphorylation and Activation of Polo-like Linase-1 (PLK1) by 3-Phosphoinositide-Dependent Protein Kinase-1 (PDK1)," Dr. Qun Dong, American Cancer Society, $20,000, 1 year.

"IPAA for Lauren Scholz," Dr. David Morilak, Biomedical Research Foundation of South Texas, $22,831, 9 months.


PHYSICAL THERAPY

"The Use of the Carpal Trac in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Pilot Study," Thomas Turturro, Chattanooga Inc., $1,536, 9 months.


PHYSIOLOGY

"Neonatal Bilirubinometer for Near-Patient Testing," Dr. Albert Shepherd, A-VOX Systems Inc., $22,865, 6 months.

"Regulation of Epithelial NA+ Channel (ENAC) Kinetics and Number by the Aldosterone-Induced, Small G Protein, K-RASA," Dr. James Stockand, American Heart Association, $260,000, 4 years.

"Central Mechanisms of Exaggerated Sympathetic Activity in Congestive Heart Failure," Dr. Glenn Toney, American Heart Association, $300,000, 4 years.


PSYCHIATRY

"Services of Psychology Resident," Dr. Charles Bowden, Rosa Verde Family Health Group, $30,994, 1 year.

"Testing and Adaptation of Outcome Measure for Latinos," Dr. Sue Hoppe, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, $24,606, 1 year.

"Genotyping for Subtypes of Alcoholics by Treatment Response," Dr. Bankole Johnson, University of Texas at Austin, $55,000, 1 year.


RADIATION ONCOLOGY

"A Clinical Evaluation of Once-Weekly Dosing of Procrit in Anemic Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy," Dr. Terrence Herman, Ortho Biotech, $1,250, 15 weeks.


RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

"Early Bone Formation at the Bone-Biomaterial Interface," Dr. Joo Ong, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, $1,122,883, 5 years.


SURGERY

"Development of Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Prevention," Dr. J. Milburn Jessup, San Antonio Cancer Institute, $20,000, 2 years.


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