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2011 Pilot Awardees

Promotion of Basic Science Collaboration

PI Collaborators Project Amount Funded
Alanna Schepartz, Ph.D. Gary Cline, Ph.D. Building a Better Byetta™: β-peptide Agonists of the GLP-1 Receptor $150,000
David A. Spiegel, M.D., Ph.D. Development of Small-Molecule Immune Modulators for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy $146,177
Li Wen, M.D., Ph.D. "Gut Feeling" of Immunotherapy in Type 1 Diabetes $150,000

Translational and Interdisciplinary Research

PI Collaborators Project Amount Funded
Kevan Herold, M.D. Assessment of Residual Insulin Production and Its Association to Retention of Counterregulatory Responses to Hypoglycemia and Immune Markers in Patients with Long Standing Type 1 Diabetes $148,843
Harriet Kluger, M.D. Development of New Paradigms for Melanoma Patients with Brain Metastases $150,000
Robert Malison, M.D. Establishing and Eliminating Cue-drug Associations in Human Cocaine Addiction $148,434
Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D. Monoamine Receptor in Mapping in HDC Knockout Mice: A Translational Model of Neurotransmitter Dysregulation in Tourette Syndrome $148,447

Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies

PI Collaborators Project Amount Funded
Yi-Hwa Liu, Ph.D. Albert J. Sinusas, M.D. Detection and Quantification of Molecular Processes in the Myocardium $24,998
Christopher A. Tormey, M.D. and Richard Torres, M.D., M.S Gary Stack, M.D., Ph.D. Characterizing the Effect of Modes of Platelet Storage Agitation on Cytokine Reserve and Gas Transport $21,795

Core Technologies

PI Collaborators Project Amount Funded
Marc N. Potenza, M.D. Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Imaging in Obesity: Relationships with Clinical, fMRI and Other Biological Measures $29,979

Promotion of T2 and T3 Research

PI Collaborators Project Amount Funded
Terrence Murphy, Ph.D. Kathryn Henderson, Ph.D. Enhancing Non-Randomized Studies in Public Health: A Novel Statistical Technique to Strengthen Causality of an Obesity Prevention Intervention for Children $47,047