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CCTS Pilot Grant Awards

Fall 2011 Pilot Grant Projects Funded

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is pleased to announce that it has awarded funding to seven projects in its Fall 2011 Pilot Grant Program. This round, the call was for innovative clinical and translational research.

Over fifty letters of intent were submitted, and over half were selected to submit full proposals. The funded projects include investigators from 10 different departments within 5 colleges.

The role of AKAP-Lbc in pathological cardiac hypertrophy

PI: Graeme Carnegie, Asst Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine

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Modulating Vascular VEGFR-2 in Corneal Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis - An Animal Model

PI: Jin-Hong Chang, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, College of Medicine; Co-PI: Sandeep Jain, Asst Professor, Ophthalmology, College of Medicine.

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Plasma Small RNAs as Biomarkers for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

PI: Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine; Co-PIs: Mani Paviluri, MD, Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and Neil Smalheiser, MD, PhD, Assoc Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine; Co-I: Jeffrey Bishop, PharmD, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy.

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Chronic Hyperglycemia, Advanced Glycation End-products and Peripheral Insulin Resistance with Type 2 Diabetes

PI: Jacob Haus, Asst Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences; Co-I: Giamila Fantuzzi, Assoc Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences, and Terry Unterman, Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine.

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Use of the fast-food diet mouse, to model the pathophysiology of NASH

PI: Rhonda Kineman, Assoc Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine; Co-PIs: Terry Unterman, Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine, Papasani Subbaiah, Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine, Giamila Fantuzzi, Assoc Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences, and Zhenyaun Song, Asst Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences.

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iPS for the modeling of Alzheimer's disease and for drug discovery

PI: Orly Lazarov, Assoc Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine

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Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness

PI: Jason Leigh, Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering; Co-PIs: Steve Jones, Professor, Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Robert Kenyon, Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering, and Stellan Ohlsson, Professor, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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