Grants

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

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

  • 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.

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