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Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Lewis School receives HRSA grant for interprofessional graduate health education
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions has been awarded a three-year, $1,146,189 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a new interprofessional model for graduate nursing education.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Angela Go
ago@gsu.edu
404-413-1083
Georgia State University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Earth to data: Making sense of environmental observations
As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $11 million to UC Santa Cruz to create the technical infrastructure needed for the broad application of genomics in medicine and biomedical research. This grant funds the Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics, a multi-institutional partnership based at UC Santa Cruz and led by David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Pitt selected by NIH to lead center of excellence in national big data research consortium
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of available data and to make data science a more prominent component of biomedical research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
srikamav@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Researchers to receive $4.4 million from NIH to harness biomedical data 'goldmines'
San Diego researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Translational Science Institute will receive more than $4.4 million as part of a National Institutes of Health initiative called 'Big Data to Knowledge.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Chicago establishes national center to study genetics of drug abuse in rats
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the University of Chicago a $12 million, five year grant to establish a national Center of Excellence to study drug abuse-associated behaviors by conducting research with rats. The NIDA Center for Genome-Wide Association Studies in Outbred Rats will combine complex behavioral studies with recent technological advances in rat genetics to help scientists shed light on the genes behind drug addiction.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Illinois, Mayo Clinic collaborate to revolutionize genomic data analysis
Today's researchers have unleashed a river of valuable biomedical data. In 2012, the National Institutes of Health created the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative to enable efforts to harness the potential of this flood of information. As part of the first wave of BD2K funding, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic have now received a $9.34M, 4-year award to create one of several new Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UCLA awarded $11 million to lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data computing
The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of California Los Angeles $11 million to form a Center for Excellence for Big Data Computing. Part of an initial $32 million outlay for the $656 million Big Data to Knowledge initiative, the University of California Los Angeles center will develop new strategies for mining the mind-boggling surge in complex biomedical data sets known as Big Data
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Announcement by NIH at 11:30 a.m. EDT Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.
New NIH Big Data to Knowledge center of excellence
National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins today announced a new national initiative, the National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge, focused on developing computational tools to facilitate the collection and analysis of large-scale health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors. Computer scientists Deepak Ganesan and Benjamin Marlin will co-lead the center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of 12 institutions sharing $10.8 million over four years.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UChicago Medicine wins CDC grant to lead unique hepatitis C alliance
The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Chicago program at the University of Chicago Medicine has received a $6.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a public health collaboration aimed at building Chicago's capacity to test for and cure hepatitis C infections.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Tiffani Washington
tiffani.washington@uchospital.edu
773-702-5865
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Neuroscientists claim rare pair of research grants
In a rare distinction for one university, neuroimaging world leaders and USC Professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will receive two major research center awards to advance their exploration of the human brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carl Marziali
uscnews@usc.edu
213-740-2215
University of Southern California

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UT Arlington researchers to build wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable
UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.
Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Moore Foundation selects Matthew Stephens for Data-Driven-Discovery grant
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the University of Chicago's Matthew Stephens as the recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award. Stephens, a professor in statistics and human genetics, is among 14 scientists from academic institutions nationwide who will receive a total of $21 million over five years to catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries. Stephen's grant is for $1.5 million.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
New award accelerates Biodesign's efforts in synthetic biology
John Chaput, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and research investigator in the Biodesign Institute will lead ASU's effort to evolve TNA molecules that fold into novel 3D shapes with ligand binding affinity and catalytic activity. The research is part of a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program called Folded Non-Natural Polymers with Biological Function (Fold F(x)), which plans to use synthetic polymers to address rapidly emerging health and defense threats.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Assuring good nutrition for astronauts
Maintaining the nutritional value of astronauts' food in space over long periods without refrigeration is a challenge, particularly for the essential vitamins. Now University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists Hang Xiao and colleagues have received a three-year, $982,685 grant from NASA to investigate the degradation of essential vitamins over time in spaceflight foods, and develop strategies to minimize loss.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Kessler Foundation researcher awarded $457,921 grant from National MS Society
Kessler Foundation's Lauren Strober, Ph.D., was awarded a National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant totaling $457,921 over three years. Dr. Strober will conduct a multi-site study to investigate how updating normative data for the Symbol Digit Modalities Test -- a standard clinical tool used for assessing processing speed in individuals with MS -- can improve its use in clinical settings. With the updated test, scientists will be better able to predict disease progression and outcomes.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
GW professor aims to 3-D print smart vascularized tissue
A George Washington University researcher doing pioneering work toward the goal of 3-D printing complex tissues aims to help revolutionize the way the medical field conducts transplants.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
emgreb@gwu.edu
202-994-3087
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
NHAES scientists share in $10 milion USDA research grant
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientists at the University of New Hampshire are among those who have been awarded a $10 million, five-year federal grant to develop and apply modern DNA-based tools to deliver new cultivated varieties of rosaceous crops such as apples, peaches, strawberries, and cherries with superior product quality and disease resistance.
United States Department of Agriculture

Contact: Lori Wright
lori.wright@unh.edu
603-862-1452
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Benaroya Research Institute receives $2.2 million to discover biomarker that triggers allergies
Scientists at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason recently received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find a unique biomarker that initiates and drives allergies. This grant expands on previous discoveries that led to the isolation of a type of white blood cells that show up only in people with allergic disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6903
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UCI to lead $8 million effort to create library of brain cell activity
UC Irvine will receive $8 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish one of six national centers dedicated to creating a database of human cellular responses that will accelerate efforts to develop new therapies for many diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
More deadly than Ebola: Clemson biologist fights malaria parasite
A team of molecular biologists, jointly led by Clemson University professor Jim Morris, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new compounds with anti-malarial activity for a deadly parasite species that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Morris
jmorri2@clemson.edu
864-656-0293
Clemson University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Tick-borne disease research aims to develop new vaccines
A Kansas State University researcher has received a four-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue studying the tick-borne bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Roman Ganta
rganta@k-state.edu
785-532-4612
Kansas State University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Colorado pediatrician helps lead new NIH-funded research network
Glenn T. Furuta, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program at Children's Hospital Colorado, will serve as the administrative director and site investigator of the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers, funded by a $6.25 million NIH grant to research eosinophilic and allergic disorders and to train investigators in how to conduct clinical research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Couch
mark.couch@ucdenver.edu
303-724-5377
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
AAAS awards 10 'Science for Seminaries' grants
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded grants to 10 Christian seminaries for pilot programs integrating science into core theological curricula.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Christine Scheller
cschelle@aaas.org
202-326-7075
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
NIH funds research consortia to study more than 200 rare diseases
Physician scientists at 22 consortia will collaborate with representatives of 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases. The collaborations are made possible through awards by the National Institutes of Health -- totaling about $29 million in fiscal year 2014 funding -- to expand the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, which is led by NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Bobbi Gardner
bobbi.gardner@nih.gov
301-435-0888
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

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