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A newsletter for research & medical education June 2012

AWARDS


Grant Awards are published every 6 months based on reports generated by Sponsored Programs Administration. This list includes SPA reports from December 2011 - May 2012.


RESEARCH GRANTS


Principal Investigator: Holley Allen
Project Name: Colesevelam Oral Suspension as Monotherapy or Add-on to Metformin Therapy in Pediatric Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Protocol # WEL-A-U307
Sponsor: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Carmel Armon
Project Name: Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA (POINT)
Sponsor: Emmes Corporation


Principal Investigator: Ellen Brassil
Project Name: Library Knowledge Services Center: Spotlight on Unasked Clinical Questions
Sponsor: Baystate Health, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Linda Canty
Project Name: Delayed and Missed Follow-up of Radiology Results in Baystate Medical Practices
Sponsor: Baystate Health, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Susan Chamberlain
Project Name: Study of Attitudes and Factors Affecting Infant Care
Sponsor: Boston University School of Medicine


Principal Investigator: David Earle
Project Name: A Prospective Multicenter Trial to Evaluate Adhesion Characteristics and Adhesiolysis-Related Complications of Barrier-Coated and Non-Barrier-Coated Intraperitoneal Mesh during Abdominal Re-Exploration After Prior Ventral Hernia Repair
Sponsor: Washington University


Principal Investigator: Gregory Giugliano
Project Name: TIMI 57- A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Dose-ranging Study to Evaluate Tolerability and Efficacy of AMG 145 on LDL-C in Combination with HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in Hypercholesterolemic Subjects
Sponsor: Amgen


Principal Investigator: Gregory Giugliano
Project Name: Evaluation of XIENCE PRIME or XIENCE V versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization
Sponsor: Abbott Cardiovascular


Principal Investigator: Ashequl Islam
Project Name: A Phase 3b, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Study to Evaluate the Effect of Dalcetrapib 600mg on Cardiovascular (CV) Events in Adult Patients with Stable Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), CHD Risk Equivalents or at Elevated Ris
Sponsor: Genentech, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Patrick Lee
Project Name: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous to Oral 6-Day TR-701 Free Acid and Intravenous to Oral 10-Day Linezolid for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Sponsor: Trius Therapeutics


Principal Investigator: Peter Lindenauer
Project Name: Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation Subcontract - COPD Measure Development
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Principal Investigator: Glenn Markenson
Project Name: Proteomic Assessment of Preterm Risk
Sponsor: Sera Prognostics, Inc


Principal Investigator: John Rousou
Project Name: Surgical Interventions for Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Sponsor: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Principal Investigator: John Rousou
Project Name: Surgical Ablation Versus No Surgical Ablation For Patients With Persistent or Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery
Sponsor: Cardiac Surgery


Principal Investigator: Sabyasachi Sen
Project Name: Intramuscular Transplantation of Autologous CD34+ Stem Cells for Non-healing Diabetic Lower Limb Wounds: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Sponsor: Baystate Health, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Daniel Skiest
Project Name: A4001095 A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Comparative Trial Of Maraviroc + Darunavir/Ritonavir Versus Emtricitabine/Tenofovir +Darunavir/Ritonavir For The Treatment Of Antiretroviral-Naïve Hiv Infected Patients With Ccr5 Tropic Hiv 1

Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Mark Tidswell
Project Name: Randomized Controlled Trial of Thermal-aided Muscle Stimulation in Medical ICU Patients who are Mechanically Ventilated
Sponsor: Niveus Medical, Inc


Principal Investigator: Garry Welch
Project Name: Mobile Health Program for Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Sponsor: McKesson Foundation

PUBLIC SERVICE GRANTS


Principal Investigator: Maureen Desabrais
Project Name: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 2012

Sponsor: John Snow, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Kimothy Jones
Project Name: Brightwood Emergency Preparedness

Sponsor: MA League of Community Health Centers


Principal Investigator: Kimothy Jones
Project Name: Mason Square Emergency Preparedness

Sponsor: MA League of Community Health Centers


Principal Investigator: Thomas Lynch
Project Name: ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program FY11

Sponsor: MA Department of Public Health


Principal Investigator: Rebekah Paredes
Project Name: MACA FY12

Sponsor: MA Children's Alliance


Principal Investigator: Margaret Robillard
Project Name: Ryan White III FY2012

Sponsor: Holyoke Health Center, Inc.


Principal Investigator: Daniel Skiest
Project Name: NEATC AIDS Education and Training Program - FY12

Sponsor: University of Massachusetts Medical School


Principal Investigator: Robert Smith
Project Name: Clinical Mindfulness: A Comprehensive Program for Physicians to Improve Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety.

Sponsor: Baystate Health, Inc.

2012 COLLABORATIVE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTS


Principal Investigator: Cynthia Sites, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Young-Cheul Kim, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: Mechanisms for Phtyoestrogen-Induced Insulin Sensitivity in Human Adipose Tissue


Principal Investigator: Richard Arenas, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Todd Emrick, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: Therapeutic Protein-Polymer Conjugates for Type II Diabetes


Principal Investigator: Andrew J. Healy, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Brian W. Whitcomb, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: Longitudinal Cytokines in Normal Pregnancy


Principal Investigator: Franklin Moore, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Wei-lih Lee, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: Role of Asymmetric Division in Suppressing Cancer Stem Cell Expansion in Mammory Tissues


Principal Investigator: Tashanna Myers, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Rong Shao, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: YKL-40 Correlates with VEGF Expression in Ovarian Cancer: Identifying a Pathway Resistance to Anti-VEGF Therapy


Principal Investigator: Glenn Markenson, MD, Baystate Medical Center and Lisa Chasan-Taber, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Project Name: First Trimester Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

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