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2009 Pilot Awardees

Translational and Interdisciplinary Research

PI Department Project Amount Funded Award Dates
Christopher Breuer Surgery Non-invasive techniques for serial monitoring of vascular neo tissue formation in vivo $150,000 1/1/09-12/31/10
Geoffrey Lowell Chupp Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Genotype-Phenotype Relationships of the Chitinase- Like Protein CH13L1/YKL-40 in childhood and adult asthma and the establishment of the Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease Research Group $150,000 1/1/09-12/31/10
Chiang-Shan (Ray) Li Psychiatry A Genetically Informed Neural Endophenotype of Cocaine Dependence $149,925 1/1/09-6/31/11

Core Technologies

PI Department Project Amount Funded Award Dates
Margaret Hostetter Pediatrics Inhibition of Candida Albicans Biofilm by Statin Analog $13,583 1/1/09-12/31/09
Robert Malison Psychiatry D2 High and the Pharmacogenetics of Cocaine Aversion: A Clinical-Translational Study using {11 C} PHNO PET $15,000 1/1/09-12/31/09
Toshiharu Shinoka Surgery Evaluating the Growth Potential of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts Using Serial MRI $9,720 1/1/09-6/31/12
Stephen Strittmatter Neurology PET Imaging of Axonal Regeneration After Spinal Cord Injury $15,000 1/1/09-12/31/09

Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies

PI Department Project Amount Funded Award Dates
Ketan Bulsara Neurosurgery Encephalomyosynangiosis to Promote Angiogenesis and Neurogenesis following Ischemic Stroke $25,000 1/1/09-12/31/09
Jonathan Grauer Orthopaedics Functional Spinal Range of Motion Before and After Treatment $7,981 1/1/09-12/31/09
Richard Kibbey Internal Medicine - Endocrine Measurement of In Vivo Glucose Metabolism and TCA Flux by [13C] Isotopologue Mass Spectroscopy $22,906 1/1/09-12/31/09

Community-Based Research and Engagement

PI Department Project Amount Funded Award Dates
Jody Sindelar, PhD and Stephanie O'Malley, PhD EPH; Psychiatry Financial Message Framing to Motivate Low Income Smokers Who Would Not Otherwise Quit $25,000 7/1/08-6/30/09
Lubna Pal OGBYN Health Benefits of Vitamin D in Overweight/Obese Women with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) $25,000 7/1/08-6/30/09