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CCTS Pilot Grant Projects Funded

Summer 2011 Pilot Grant Projects Funded

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is pleased to announce that it has awarded funding to two projects in its Summer 2011 Pilot Grant Program. The program is devoted to clinical and translational research – specifically, in this round: (1) Strategic Research Initiatives; and (2) Community Research.

Over forty letters of intent were submitted, and approximately half were selected to submit full proposals. The funded projects include investigators from 12 different departments within 9 colleges.

The Summer 2011 CCTS Pilot Grant Recipients are:
“Pathways to Preterm Birth: Stress, Inflammation, & Cervical Remodeling”. PI: Rosemary White-Traut, Professor, Women, Children and Family Health Science, CON; Co-Investigators: Jacques Abramowicz, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University; Timothy Bigelow, Assistant Professor, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Iowa State University; Carol Braunschweig, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, AHS; Sue Carter, Professor, Psychiatry, COM; Barbara Dancy, Professor, Health Systems Science, CON; Christopher Engeland, Assistant Professor, Periodontics, COD; Carmen Giurgescu, Assistant Professor, Women, Children and Family Health Science, CON; Mary Dawn Hennessy, Assistant Professor, Women, Children and Family Health Science, CON; Michelle Kominiarek, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, COM; Barbara McFarlin, Assistant Professor, Women, Children and Family Health Science, CON; Kathleen Norr, Professor, Women, Children and Family Health Science, CON; William O'Brien, Professor, Engineering, UIUC; Annie Qu, Associate Professor, Statistics, UIUC; Ed Wang, Research Assistant Professor, Health System Sciences, CON; and Shannon Zenk, Assistant Professor, Health Systems Sciences, CON. [Show Summary/Hide]

“Pilot trial assessing the ability of ezetimibe to improve HCV therapy response”.
PI: Susan Uprichard, Assistant Professor, Hepatology, COM; Co-PI: Scott Cotler, Professor, Hepatology, COM; Co-investigators: Michelle Martin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, COP; and Harel Dahari, Research Assistant Professor, Hepatology, COM. [Show Summary/Hide]