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Karen K. Kaplan,
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of Public Affairs
Director of University
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Cynthia J. Johnson, PhD
Director of Development Communications

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE
Vice President
for Development

Contracts & Grants

Information is courtesy of The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). Each listing includes the faculty member's name and school appointments at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, contracting or granting agency, funding amount and project title.

Due to confidentiality concerns in Clinical Trial Agreements from some pharmaceutical companies, the OSP no longer publishes some pharmaceutical awards in Distinctions.


Ananth Annapragada, School of Health Information Sciences (SHIS) and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), University of Iowa, $45,846, Effects of Metabolic Disorders on Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Function

Nancy Bergstrom, School of Nursing (SON), American Nurses Foundation, $3,500, Frequency, Severity and Distress of Dialysis-Related Symptoms Reported by Patients on Hemodialysis

Michael R. Blackburn, Medical School (MS) and GSBS, National Institutes of Health (NIH), $150,000, Adenosine Metabolism and Signaling in Patients with COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Henry S. Brown III, School of Public Health (SPH), Texas Department of Agriculture, $74,996, An Economic Evaluation of Increasing The Scale of Breakfast Provision in Elementary Schools

Phillip B. Carpenter, MS and GSBS, NIH, $409,830, Exploring the Mechanisms of 53BP1-Driven Immune Deficiency and DNA Repair

Rowen J. Chang, Administration and Finance (A&F), Introgen Therapeutics Inc., $6,942, Service Agreement with Introgen Therapeutics

Jodie Conyers, A&F, Texas Heart Institute, $59,947, Salary Reimbursement Agreement for Muzammil Ali

Vittorio Cristini, SHIS, National Science Foundation (NSF), $224,998, Collaborative Research: Multiscale Modeling of Solid Tumor Growth

Myriam Fornage, A&F and GSBS, NIH, $1,135,264, GWAS (genomewide association studies) of Longitudinal Blood Pressure Profiles from Young Adulthood to Middle-Age

Gary N. Frey, Dental Branch, Nusmile Primary Crowns, $5,500, Properties of Esthetic Pediatric Crowns

M. Sriram Iyengar, SHIS, Rice University, $48,176, Keck Fellowship for Mary Maguire

Lenard M. Lichtenberger, MS and GSBS, PLX Pharma Inc., $33,986, GI-Safer Naproxen Formulation R&D for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis and Related Disorders; PLX Pharma Inc., $7,500, PC-NSAIDs: Gastrointestinal Safe and Potent Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Maureen D. Mayes, MS, NIH, $6,040,109, Two-Stage Genome-Wide Association Study in Systemic Sclerosis (SSC, Scleroderma)

Sheryl A. McCurdy, SPH, NIH, $142,789, Tanzania AIDS Prevention Project-Vijana Wateja (Young Injectors) Study

Mousumi Moulik, MS, NIH, $617,518, Inherited Dysfunction Oo Stretch-Based Signaling in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Jennifer A. Nettleton, SPH, NIH, $438,567, Interaction between Diet and Genetic Variation: Influence on Type 2 Diabetes Risk

C. S. Raman, MS and GSBS, NIH, $1,165,568, Structural Biology of Gaseous Messenger Signaling

Sean I. Savitz, MS, NIH, $360,938, Preclinical Development of Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cell Therapy for Ischemic Stroke

Kavindra Singh, MS, Johnson & Johnson, $58,500, Assessment of Activity of Ceftobiprole against Enterococcus Faecalis in a Mouse Urinary Tract Infection Model

Jacquelyn Slomka, SPH, NIH, $412,500, Decisions to Take Part in Research: Underserved Minorities, HIV and Drug Use

Jack W. Smith, SHIS and GSBS, Rice University, $48,176, Keck Fellowship for Mary Maguire

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MS and GSBS, Medtronic Inc., $120,738, Effect of GLP-1 on Cardiac Function and Metabolism in a Rat Model of Insulin-Resistant Diabete

Filemon K.Tan, MS, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., $1,500, Scholars in Autoimmunity

M. Terese Verklan, SON, Texas Medical Center, $25,000, Heart Rate Variability and Cardiac Time Intervals in Neonates with Congenital Heart Anomalies


Leona K. Bartholomew, SPH, Susan G. Komen for The Cure Houston Affiliate, $17,500, Community Assessment of Breast Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Screening among Underserved Populations in
Harris and Surrounding Counties

Guy L. Clifton, MS, NIH, $2,250,000, National Acute Brain Injury Study: Hypothermia II

Stephen P. Daiger, SPH and GSBS, NIH, $1,358,680, DNA Linkage Studies of Degenerative Retinal Diseases

Patricia Dolan Mullen, SPH, NIH, $2,686,596, Behavioral Science Education for Cancer Prevention and Control

Hope Northrup, MS and GSBS, Texas Department of State Health Services, $131,101. Comprehensive Metropolitan and Outreach Genetic Services - Fee For Service


Eva M. Sevick, A&F, The Medical Foundation, $79,750, Near-Infrared Fluorescence Optical Imaging of Lymph Function in a Preclinical Murine Model; NIH, $1,488,400, Functional Lymph Angiography with NIR Imaging; NIH, $1,550,000, Fluorescence Enhanced Optical Tomography in Small Animals; NIH, $5,850,000, Diagnostic Nodal Staging with Nuclear and NIR Molecular Optical Imaging