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Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Project to develop depression care for older adults
UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.
Archstone Foundation

Contact: Karen Finney
karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9064
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
How do lawyers matter? Study explores the question for low-income litigants
A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that was recently awarded a two-year $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation is exploring questions confronting the legal profession in its effort to improve access to justice for low-income unrepresented civil litigants.
National Science Foundation, Institute for Research on Poverty

Contact: Tonya Brito
tlbrito@wisc.edu
608-265-6475
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Wayne State research aims to develop new, more efficient catalytic materials
In order to support the world's needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and processes must be developed. A team of researchers, including several from Wayne State University, is tackling this problem with the help of a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
NIH awards 7 new vaccine adjuvant discovery contracts
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded seven research contracts to discover and characterize new adjuvants, or substances formulated as part of vaccines to enhance their protective ability.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hillary Hoffman
hillary.hoffman@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
UCSF funded to provide PrEP consultations for clinicians
'Many of the clinicians prescribing PrEP will have had limited experience prescribing antiretroviral drugs. We will be guiding these clinicians throughout the country as they work through decisions about who might benefit from PrEP as well as who is not appropriate for receiving PrEP, including helping with identifying patients' risk,' said the Center's director, Ron Goldschmidt, M.D., UCSF professor of family and community medicine at SFGH.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
Jeff.Sheehy@ucsf.edu
415-597-8165
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
U-M, USC, Broad to study genetics of 2 mental health disorders
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
ltgnagey@umich.edu
734-647-1841
University of Michigan

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
New VCU center to target cocaine addiction
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Designing infrastructure with resilience from disruptions and disasters
When infrastructure is resilient, it is able to bounce back after a disruption at an acceptable cost and speed. When resilient infrastructure is interdependent, cascading failures between infrastructure systems may be eased or possibly even avoided.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Montefiore and Einstein receive $3.4 million NIH grant for cancer clinical trials
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been awarded a $3.4M grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and research focused on reducing healthcare disparities in cancer care. The award is through the newly established National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program, a national network of investigators, cancer care providers, academic institutions and other organizations that will conduct research to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and management, particularly in minority and undeserved communities.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
UNC researchers launch study of experiences and outcomes of women sexual assault survivors
A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large scale effort to longitudinally evaluate health outcomes after sexual assault.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Hughes
Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1151
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Yorkshire Cancer Research announces 5 million investment
Yorkshire Cancer Research will invest 5 million in research that will have a direct impact on cancer patients in Yorkshire, it has been announced today.
Yorkshire Cancer Research

Contact: Nikki Brady
nikki@ycr.org.uk
44-142-387-7228
University of Leeds

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
2015 DOE JGI's science portfolio delves deeper into the Earth's data mine
In selecting 32 new projects with samples from diverse environments for the 2015 Community Science Program (CSP), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute shifts 'from solving an organism's genome sequence to enabling an understanding of what this information enables organisms to do.' The total allocation of the CSP 2015 portfolio is expected to exceed 60 trillion bases -- the equivalent of 20,000 human genomes of plant, fungal and microbial genome sequences.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Forming better database queries at heart of NSF research project
A UT Arlington computer scientist is helping design a system that will ask better questions when querying databases and lead to improved decision-making in our data-driven society.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Carnegie Mellon awarded NSF grant to combine models of neuronal computation
Carnegie Mellon biologist Nathan Urban and statistician Robert Kass have received a $930,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to apply biological and statistical neuroscience approaches in order to create a better overall understanding of how neurons encode information. The research, which is funded by the NSF through the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience program, is part of Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub, an interdisciplinary neuroscience research initiative.
National Science Foundation, Israeli Binational Science Foundation

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
NSF grants $1 million to MU to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million in two grants to the University of Missouri to install a supercomputer enabling data-intensive research and education at MU in fields such as bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high performance computing and engineering applications. The grants also will fund the position of a cyberinfrastructure engineer at MU. Together, the equipment and expert personnel will lead a network of data analysis capabilities at MU that will be shared with other campuses within the University of Missouri System.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Can cartoons be used to teach machines to understand the visual world?
Google has awarded Devi Parikh of Virginia Tech's Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a Faculty Research Award that comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and allows her to work directly with Google researchers and engineers as they explore how to best teach machines from visual abstractions.
Google

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Virginia Tech joins $30 million NCAA, Department of Defense effort to curb head injuries
The initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes during a three-year study period.
US Department of Defense, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Contact: Steven Mackay
smackay@vt.ed
540-231-4787
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring big data to neuro disease research
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in a consortium taking the study of motor neuron disorders -- such as Lou Gehrig's disease and spinal muscular atrophy -- to a new, comprehensive perspective.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
CAREER grant to help UT Arlington professor study earthquakes, create teacher Geocorps
A UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences awarded up to $400,000 from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program will study how rock structures react to events such as earthquakes, meteor impacts and explosions. He'll also use the new grant to partner with Teach for America -- Dallas-Fort Worth to create the TFA Geocorps.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
After watching disturbing video, CPAP usage soars
It's estimated that more than 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and if you're one of them, you may have been given a mask to wear overnight to help you breathe. They're called CPAP masks, and even though they can be extremely effective, more than half of all patients who have them don't use them. Now, doctors at National Jewish Health have found a way to change that.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Shannon McCormick
shannon@mediasourcetv.com
614-477-2719
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
National team awarded $16 million NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
A multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, using data assembled by the University of Southern California.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Genetic, developmental and anatomical basis of natural selection for sensory structures
Hoping to understand how the tremendous diversity of life on Earth evolved even as irreversible species and habitat loss rapidly proceeds, a research group of bat experts including biologist Elizabeth Dumont of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a five-year, $1.91 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study how bats sense their environment and other individuals, including potential mates, to ensure survival and reproduction.
NSF/Dimensions of Biodiversity Program

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
MSU to launch innovative food facility
Michigan State University will use $3 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration to launch the Food Processing and Innovation Center.
US Economic Development Administration

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in US military personnel and veterans
Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over five years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in US military personnel, veterans, and their families. NIH's NCCAM and NIDA and the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Division provided funding for this initiative.
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, US Department of Veterans Affairs/Health Services Research and Development Division

Contact: Katy Danielson
nccampress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-7790
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research
A physicist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has received a major grant to support ongoing work in quantum information science. Britton Plourde, associate professor of physics, is the recipient of a $230,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award from the Army Research Office. The award enables him to acquire a cryogen-free adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator for the College's Department of Physics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

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