Grants and Awards
In January, Dr. Richard Calderone (Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology) had his NIH-NIAID grant entitled, “The histidine kinase 2-component protein of Candida albicans” renewed through December of 2009.
In September, Dr. Steven Ebert (Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology) was awarded an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) worth $850,000 over a 4-year period to study “Molecular Imaging of Novel Cardiomyocyte Stem Cells.” He also received a $100,000 grant from the Stem Cell Research Foundation for his project, “Characterization of novel cardiomyocyte stem cells.”
In September, Dr. Bonnie Green (Professor and Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry) opened the Center for Trauma and the Community at Georgetown University. The Center, which will focus on trauma-related mental health services for low-income women, is funded by an NIMH grant, entitled “Mental Health Services for Women in Public Medical Care.”
Dr. Zofia Zukowska (Professor, Departments of Physiology and Biophysics) has received a 5-year NIH grant (scoring in the 3rd percentile) to study the role of neuropeptide Y in the formation of obesity, entitled “Neuropeptide Y and Adipose Tissue Angiogenesis.” Her associate, Dr. Joanna R. Kitlinska, received a two-year grant from the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Both grants deal with various aspects of NPY-mediated angiogenesis, including the effect of gender.
Dr. Christine Maric (Division of Nephrology, CSD Investigator) was a recent recipient of the 2004 New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society, Renal Section. She also recently won an International Collaborative Research Award from Georgetown University for her work entitled, “Association Between the Y Chromosome and Androgens in Human Kidney Disease.”
Dr. Virginia Steen (Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine) was recently honored by Abbott as a Notable Woman in Rheumatology. She was one of five women chosen for this honor. She was also named the primary investigator for the multicenter Pulmonary Hypertension Registry of Scleroderma (PHROS), a web-based registry that went live in February.