Grants Archive

Financial awards are listed as total funds given (direct and indirect) for the term of the award.

  • Amanda Graham, PhD, adjunct associate professor in Cancer Control, received a new R01, awarded to the American Legacy Foundation from the NCI.  The grant is titled  "Improving Adherence to Web-Based Cessation Programs: A Social Network Approach" and seeks to reduce population smoking prevalence through web-based interventions.
     

     

  • The Capital Breast Care Center and Peter Shields, MD, received an award from the Avon Foundation for $450,000.

  • Bassem Haddad, PhD, received an award from the Avon Foundation for a study titled, "Metabolomic and MicroRNA Profiling of Blood for Early Detection of Breast Cancer."

  • Ronit Yarden received an award from the Department of Defense for a study titled "Characterization of the Antitumorigenic Effects of Strigolactone, A Novel Plant Hormone."

  • Tushar Deb received an award from the Department of Defense for a study titled "Map Kinase Inhibition Induces Resistance to Cancer Therapeutics in Pnck-Overexpressing Breast Cancer."

  • Nancy Muzeck received an award from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for a program that uses church-based outreach education, parish patient navigators, automated pastor calls, and coordination with DC health care providers to increase the precentage of Ward 8 women who enter, stay in and progress through the continuum of breast heath care.

  • Christopher Albanese, PhD received an award from the DOD Consortium with John Hopkins University for a study titled "Neurogenic Inflammation in Blast-Induced Neurotrauma."

  • Anna Riegel, PhD, received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled, "The Role of AIB1 in Malignant Progression."

  • Christopher Loffredo, PhD, received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled, "Resource for the Collection and Evaluation of Human Tissues and Cells from Donors with an Epidemiology Profile."

  • Craig Kessler received an award from the Sepulveda Research Corporation for a study titled "Mechanisms of Race-Based Differences in Factor VIII".

  • Arnold Potosky, PhD, received an award from the National Institute of Health to study "Estimating Cancer-Specific PROMIS Norms."
     

  • Robert Warren received an award from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for "2011 Celebramos La Vida!"

  • Sherrie Wallington, PhD received an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for "Assessing the Success of the District of Columbia Vaccination Mandate for Human Papillomavirius and its Acceptance by Parents."

  • Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, PhD, received $1,257,743 from the National Cancer Institute to study "Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice & Policy."

  • V. Craig Jordan, OBE, received $250,000 from the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to study "Molecular Modification of the Estrogen Receptor (ER) for Estrogen Action, Antayonism and Apoptosis."
     

  • Offie Soldin, PhD received an award from the National Institute of Aging to study hypothyroidism treatment in aging and thyroid cancer.

  • Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD, received a grant from Howard University for the DC Screen for Life colorectal cancer screening program.

  • Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, PhD, received a grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled, "CISNET:  The "Spectrum" of Breast Cancer Disparities".

  • Peter Shields, MD, received an award from the University of District Columbia to "Increase Minority Participation in Cancer Prevention".

  • Christopher Loffredo, PhD, received an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study, "Prevalaence and Correlates of Youth Drug Abuse in Egypt ".

  • Judy Wang, PhD, received an award from the National Cancer Institute to study "A RCT to Promote Mammogrphy Adherence."

  • Sherri Wallington, PhD, received an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant.

  • Olga Timofeeva, PhD, received an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. 

  • Peter Shields, MD, received an award from The Avon Foundation to study "A Critical Safety Net in the District of Columbia."

  • Peter Shields, MD, received an award from the Avon Foundation to study "Expression and Differentiation in Normal Breast Tissues."

  • Habtom Ressom, PhD, received an award from the National Institute of Health to study "Integromic Approach to Identify Fingerprints."

  • Arnold Potosky, PhD, received an award from the National Cancer Institue to study "Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Androgen Deprivation".

  • Carolyn Hurley, PhD, received an award from the Office of Naval Research for research on HLA typing to support military contingency.

  • Ping-Ching Hsu received a grant from the American Lung Association to study cigarette-related metabolome.

  • Mireille Gbebry, PhD, received an Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society.

  • Sanjay Adhikari, PhD, received a $30,000 Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society.

  • Partha Banerjee, PhD, received a 5-year $1.6 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the molecular mechanisms of an epigenetically silenced tumor suppressor gene, RASSF1A, in prostate cancer.

  • Bassem Haddad, MD, received a $400,000 grant from the Avon Foundation to improve the diagnostic power of ductal lavage for early detection of breast cancer.

  • Kristi Graves, PhD, received a K07 award for $684,000 from the NCI to study behavioral science in personalized genetic medicine.

  • Amanda Graham, PhD, received a $373,000 R21 grant from the NCI to evaluate an internet-based smoking cessation program among latino smokers.

  • Doctoral students Joseph LaConti, Priya Prahalad, and Geoffry Storchan each received $97,000 fellowship grants from the Department of Defense.

  • Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, received a $460,000 Department of Defense Idea Award to study unfolded protein response and endocrine responsiveness.

  • The Capital Breast Care Center received an $800,000 grant from the Avon Foundation to support ongoing operations as well as a $250,000 grant for expansion from the DC Government.

  • Habtom Ressom, PhD, received a 2-year R21 from the NCI to develop mass spectrometry data analysis techniques to identify biomarkers for early detection of liver cancer.

  • Priscilla Furth, MD, received a $156,000 supplement to her R01 on progression and regression of mammary preneoplasia to support the work of post-doctoral fellow Edgar Diaz-Cruz, PhD.

  • Habtom Ressom, PhD, received a 3-year $449,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computational methods for label-free quantification and comparison of peptides in serum using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

  • Mikell Paige, PhD, received a $115,000 grant from the US Army to study non-metallic homing probes as MRI contrast agents.

  • Pedro Jose, MD, PhD, professor and chief of pediatrics, was awarded $1.9 million over a 5 year period by the National Institute of Heart Lung and Blood to study GRK4 and D3 receptor regulation of NHE3 and NCC expression.

  • Vicente Notario, PhD, professor of radiation medicine, received a grant for $1.6 million over 5 years by the National Cancer Institute to study the targeting EWS/FLI1-dependent pathways for Ewing’s Sarcoma radiosensitization.

  • Jeffrey Toretsky, MD, received a 5-year $2.5 million R01 from the NCI to conduct isolation and small molecule targeting of Ewing's Sarcoma stem cells.

  • Marc Schwartz, PhD, received a 3-year $1.9 million R01 from the National Human Genome Research Institute to develop a web-based intervention to improve outcomes among women who receive uninformative BRCA1/2 test results.

  • Lopa Mishra, MD, received a prestigious 5-year $7.5 million P01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead a team studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal cancer.

  • Carolyn Hurley, PhD, received a 5-year $7.5 million grant from the Office of Naval Research for research on human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing, used to identify compatible donors for bone marrow and cord blood transplants.

  • Xiaoyang Wang, PhD, received a $100,000 grant from Joan’s Legacy to develop a “Therapeutic Target for Bronchioloalveolar Lung Cancer.”

  • Judy Wang, PhD, received a $105,000 grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to study “Mammography Use in Chinese Breast Cancer Survivors.”

  • Vanessa Sheppard, PhD, received a $35,000 grant from the DC Cancer Consortium to conduct a study titled “Breast Cancer Survivors to Coach Newly Diagnosed Women.”

  • Barbara Kreling received a $77,000 grant from the MedStar Research Institute to study “Improved End of Life Care for Latinos.”

  • Sonia De Assis, PhD, received a $94,000 Postdoctoral Grant from the American Cancer Society to study “Estrogenic Exposure and Transgenerational Risk for Breast Cancer.”

  • The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $360,000 grant from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant for Young Investigator Awards.

  • The Capital Breast Care Center received a $500,000 grant from DC Department of Health to conduct cervical, ovarian and breast cancer outreach and screening.

  • Mikell Paige, PhD, received a $384,000 R03 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study "Silent Desensitizers for Drug Abuse."

  • Louis Weiner, MD, received a $300,000 grant from AACR to study "siRNA Synthetic Lethal Screens to Improve EGFR."

  • Jeffrey Toretsky, MD, received a $1.5 million R01 from the NCI to study "Novel Compounds to Inactivate Oncogenic Fusion Proteins."

  • Rabindra Roy, PhD, received a $1.33 million R01 competitive continuation from NCI to study "Regulations of DNA Alkylation."

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