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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Fiscal Year 2014 Awards

Below is a list of new and continuing grant awards made by NLM in fiscal year 2014. The list is sorted by grant program. Multi-year projects will appear each year in which funds are awarded. New Investigators are investigators who have not previously received a significant NIH independent research grant. Early Stage Investigators are new investigators in the first 10 years of their research career. Click the grant number to read the abstract and other information about a grant.

Grant Programs

Research Projects (R01)

Abernethy, Neil Franklin
Improving Network Analysis and Visualization for Infectious Disease Control
5 R01 LM011180-03
University of Washington

Aliferis, Constantin F
Methods for Accurate and Efficient Discovery of Local Pathways
5 R01 LM011179-03
New York University School of Medicine

Archer, Kellie J
Informatic tools for Predicting an Ordinal Response for High-dimensional Data
5 R01 LM011169-03
Virginia Commonwealth University

Boyce, Richard
Addressing Gaps in Clinically Useful Evidence on Drug-Drug Interactions
1 R01 LM011838-01
University of Pittsburgh

Brownstein, John S
A Platform for Modeling the Global Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease
5 R01 LM010812-05
Children's Hospital Corporation

Bui, Alex
RUMI: A Patient Portal for Retrieving Understandable Medical Information
5 R01 LM011333-03
University of California Los Angeles

Burd, Randall S
Automatic Workflow Capture & Analysis for Improving Trauma Resuscitation Outcomes
1 R01 LM011834-01A1
Children’s Research Institute

Burnside, Elizabeth S
Integrating Machine Learning and Physician Expertise for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
5 R01 LM010921-04
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carrell, David S
Scalable and Robust Clinical Text De-Identification Tools
5 R01 LM011366-03
Group Health Cooperative

Chapman, Wendy W
Interactive Search and Review of Clinical Records with Multi-layered Semantic Annotation
5 R01 LM010964-05
University of California San Diego

Chen, Elizabeth S
Leveraging the EHR to Collect and Analyze Social, Behavioral & Familial Factors
5 R01 LM011364-03
University of Vermont & St Agric College

Cohen, Trevor
Using Biomedical Knowledge to Identify Plausible Signals for Pharmacovigilance
5 R01 LM011563-02
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Culley, Joan M
Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents - A First Step
1 R01 LM011648-01A1
University of South Carolina at Columbia

Davuluri, Ramana V 
Informatics Platform for Mammalian Gene Regulation at Isoform-level 
5 R01 LM011297-03
Northwestern University at Chicago

Del Fiol, Guilherme
Meeting Clinicians' Information Needs with Highly Tailored Knowledge Summaries
5 R01 LM011416-02
University of Utah

Denny, Joshua C
From GWAS to PhewWAS: Scanning the EMR Phenome for Gene-disease Associations
2 R01 LM010685-04
Vanderbilt University

Foran, David J
Image Mining for Comparative Analysis of Expression Patterns in Tissue Microarray
5 R01 LM009239-06 
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences - Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Friedman, Carol
Pharmacovigilance Methods: Leveraging Heterogeneous Adverse Drug Reaction Data
5 R01 LM010016-06
Columbia University Health Sciences

Ganz, Aura
Mass Casualty Management System (DIORAMA-II)
5 R01 LM011100-03
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gonzalez Hernandez, Graciela
Mining Social Network Postings for Mentions of Potential Adverse Drug Reactions
5 R01 LM011176-03
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus

Jiang, Xia
A New Generation Clinical Decision Support System
1 R01 LM011663-01A1
University of Pittsburgh

Kleinberg, Samantha
BIGDATA: Causal Inference in Large-Scale Time Series with Rare and Latent Events
5 R01 LM011826-02
Stevens Institute of Technology

Koyuturk, Mehmet
Enhancing Genome-Wide Association Studies via Integrative Network Analysis
5 R01 LM011247-03
Case Western Reserve University

Lai, Albert M
An Information Fusion Approach to Longitudinal Health Records
5 R01 LM011116-03
Ohio State University

Li, Lang
Evidence-based Drug-Interaction Discovery: In-Vivo, In-Vitro and Clinical
1 R01 LM011945-01
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis 

Li, Xiaobai
New Technology to Preserve Patient Privacy and Data Quality in Health Research
5 R01 LM010942-04
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Liu, Hongfang
Semi-structured Information Retrieval in Clinical Text for Cohort Identification
1 R01 LM011934-01A1
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Liu, Yin
Bayesian Methods in Signal Transduction Network Analysis
5 R01 LM010022-04
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Lok, Benjamin
Neurological Exams Teaching & Evaluation Using Virtual Patients
5 R01 LM010813-05
University of Florida

Lu, Xinghua
Ontology-Driven Methods for Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Discovery
5 R01 LM011155-04
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Malin, Bradley A
Technologies to Enable Privacy in Biomedical Databanks
5 R01 LM009989-06
Vanderbilt University Med Ctr

Mandl, Kenneth D
Active Patient Participation in a Disease Registry for Comparative Effectiveness
5 R01 LM011185-03
Children's Hospital Corporation

Mikler, Armin R
Minimizing Access Disparities in Bio Emergency Response Planning
5 R01 LM011647-02
University of North Texas

Mooney, Sean D
Informatic Profiling of Clinically Relevant Mutation
5 R01 LM009722-09
Buck Institute For Research On Aging

Moore, Jason H
Bioinformatics Strategies for Genome-Wide Association Studies
5 R01 LM010098-06
Dartmouth College

Moore, Jason H
Machine Learning Prediction of Cancer Susceptibility
5 R01 LM009012-09
Dartmouth College

Ochs, Michael F
Modeling Transcriptional Reprogramming by Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling
5 R01 LM011000-03
College of New Jersey

Page, C. David
Secure Sharing of Clinical History & Genetic Data: Empowering Predictive Perssonalized Medicine
5 R01 LM011028-04
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Salisbury, Kenneth
Patient-Specific Simulation for Surgical Rehearsal
5 R01 LM010673-04
Stanford University

Saltz, Joel H
Informatics for Integrative Brain Tumor Whole Slide Analysis
5 R01 LM011119-05
Emory University

Shah, Nigam
Methods for Generalized Ontology Terms Enrichment Analysis
5 R01 LM011369-02
Stanford University

Shen, Li
Bioinformatics Strategies for Multidimensional Brain Imaging Genetics
5 R01 LM011360-03
Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis

Smalheiser, Neil R
Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine
5 R01 LM010817-04
University of Illinois

Sarkar, Indra N
In Silico Identification of Phyto-therapies
1 R01 LM011963-01
University of Vermont & St Agric College

Tao, Cui
Patient Medical History Representation, Extraction, and Inference from EHR Data
1 R01 LM011829-01A1
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Tonellato, Peter J
Predictive Optimal Anticlotting Treatment for Segmented Patient Populations
5 R01 LM011566-02
Harvard University (Medical School)

Turner, Anne M
Improving Access to Multi-Lingual Health Information through Machine Translation
5 R01 LM010811-05
University of Washington

Wagner, Michael M
Probabilistic Disease Surveillance
5 R01 LM011370-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Weng, Chunhua
Bridging the Semantic Gap between Research Eligibility Criteria and Clinical Data
5 R01 LM009886-05
Columbia University Health Sciences

Wright, Adam
Improving Clinical Decision Support Reliability using Anomaly Detection Methods
1 R01 LM011966-01
Brigham and Women’s Hosp., Inc.

Xie, Lei
Drug Discovery by Integrating Chemical Genomics and Structural Systems Biology
1 R01 LM011986-01
Hunter College

Xu, Hua
Interactive Machine Learning Methods for Clinical Natural Language Processing
2 R01 LM010681-05
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Zeng, Qing
Assist Patients with Medication Decisions
5 R01 LM011334-03
University of Utah

Zhao, Zhongming
Mapping the Genetic Architecture of Complex Disease via RNA-Seq and GWAS Data
5 R01 LM011177-03
Vanderbilt University


Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21)

Arnold, Corey W
A Topic Model and Visualization for Automatic Summarization of Patient Records
1 R21 LM011937-01A1
University of California Los Angeles

Grando, Maria A
Patient-centered Decision Support Based on Device Evidence (I DECIDE)
1 R21 LM011667-01A1
Arizona State University – Tempe Campus

Gerek, Zeynep N
Computational Diagnosis of Non-synonymous Variations Using Structural Dynamics
1 R21 LM011941-01
Temple Univ of the Commonwealth

Jiang, Xiaoqian
Protect Privacy of Healthcare Data in the Cloud
1 R21 LM012060-01
University of California San Diego

Lasko, Thomas
Scalable Biomedical Pattern Recognition via Deep Learning
5 R21 LM011664-02
University of Washington

Kalet , Ira J
Meta-modeling Methods for Biological Processes
1 R21 LM012075-01
University of Washington

Wong, Carolyn
Visualizing Highway Pollution: A Study of Inter-generational Health Communication
1 R21 LM011919-01A1
University of Massachusetts Boston


NLM Informatics Conference (R13)

Dunker, Alan K
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
2 R13 LM006766-18
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Weiner, Jonathan P
Symposium on Population Health Informatics
1 R13 LM011955-01
Johns Hopkins University

Wong, Bang T
VIZBI: A Conference on Visualization in Biology
5 R13 LM010987-04
Broad Institute, Inc.

Uzuner, Ozlem
Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Narratives
5 R13 LM011411-03
Broad Institute, Inc.


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15)

Jiang, Keyuan
Detection of Potential Drug Effect Signals from Twitter Data
5 R15 LM011999-01
Purdue University West Lafayette 


Applied Informatics Resource (G08)

Fiscella, Kevin
Addressing Disparities in Health Information through an FQHC-Library Partnership
5 G08 LM011524-02
University of Rochester

Nunlee-Bland, Gail L
Living Smartly with Diabetes: Using PWP and Mobile for Self-Management
5 G08 LM011545-02
Howard University

Zeng, Qing
Graphics to Enhance Health Education Materials for Underrepresented Populations
5 G08 LM011546-02
University of Utah


NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)

Boullerne, Anne I
Glial Cell Biology: A Historical Perspective
1 G13 LM011465-01A1
University of Illinois at Chicago

Greene, Jeremy A
When is a Medicine Good Enough? The Problem of Therapeutic Equivalence, 1959-2009
5 G13 LM010890-03
Johns Hopkins University

Kim, Daniel
New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health
1 G13 LM012056-01
Northeastern University

Lang, Raymond P
Global Institutions and the Politics of International Disability
5 G13 LM011224-03
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Morabia, Alfredo
History of Epidemiology: Evolution and Contribution to Medicine and Public Health
5 G13 LM010884-03
Queens College

Muller, Keith E
Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Designs in Health Research
1 G13 LM011879-01A1
University of Florida

Nathanson, Constance A
Disaster and the Reinvention of Public Health in France
5 G13 LM010931-03
Columbia University Health Sciences

Pomata, Gianna
At the Origins of the Case History: Individualized Medicine in Pre-modern Europe
1 G13 LM011447-01A1
Johns Hopkins University

Pollock, Ludmila
Human Genome Project Documentary History: An Annotated Scholarly Guide to the HGP
1 G13 LM011890-01
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Rusnock, Andrea A
The Birth of Vaccination
5 G13 LM011206-02
University of Rhode Island

Williams, John A
Implementation of a Pancreas Knowledgebase
5 G13 LM010912-03
University of Michigan


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99, R00)

Bekhuis, Tanja C
Screening Nonrandomized Studies for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews of Evidence
5 R00 LM010943-04
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Cami, Aurel B
Mapping the Drugome: Predictive Network Approaches to Drug Safety Surveillance 
5 R00 LM011014-04
Children's Hospital Corporation

Conway, Michael A
Utilizing Social Media as a Resource for Mental Health Surveillance
4 K99 LM011393-02
University of Utah

Jiang, Xia
Detecting Genome Wide Epistasis with Efficient Bayesian Network Learning
5 R00 LM010822-05
University of Pittsburgh

Jiang, Xiaoqian
Protection of Records: Privacy (PReP) Technology for Medical Research
5 R00 LM011392-03
University of California

Jonnalagadda, Siddhartha R
Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy in Authoring Essential Clinical FAQs
5 R00 LM011389-03
Northwestern University at Chicago

Lu, Songjian
Developing Graph Models and Efficient Algorithms for the Study of Cancer Disease
1 K99 LM011673-01A1
University of Pittsburgh

Mayerich, David
Large-scale Reconstruction of Micrivascular Networks and the Surrounding Cellular
4 K99 LM011390-02
University of Houston

Nabavi, Sheida
Novel Integrative Method to Detect Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Resistance
5 K99 LM011595-02
Harvard University (Medical School)

Nho, Kwangsik
Integration of Bio-, Medical, and Imaging Informatics for Complex Diseases
5 R00 LM011384-03
Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis

Pennathur, Priyadarshini R
Technology, Cognitive Work, and Patient Safety: A Information-Oriented Model
5 R00 LM011309-03
University of Iowa

Wagholikar, Kavishwar B
A Framework to Enhance Decision Support by Invoking NLP: Methods and Applications  
1 K99 LM011575-01A1
Mayo Clinic Rochester


University Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)

Altman, Russ B
Biomedical Informatics Training at Stanford
5 T15 LM007033-31
Stanford University

Brandt, Cynthia A
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale
5 T15 LM007056-28
Yale University

Craven, Mark W
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
5 T15 LM007359-13
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Crowley, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
3 T15 LM007059-27S1
University of Pittsburgh

Crowley, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007059-28
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Demiris, George
Biomedical and Health Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007442-13
University of Washington

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007450-13
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Gorry, Tony
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics for Predoc & Postdoctoral Fellows
5 T15 LM007093-23
Rice University

Hersh, William R
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Oregon Health & Science University
5 T15 LM007088-23
Oregon Health and Science University

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
5 T15 LM007079-23
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Colorado Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM009451-08
University of Colorado Denver

Hurdle, John F
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
5 T15 LM007124-18
University of Utah

Mccray, Alexa T
Boston-Area Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007092-23
Harvard University (Medical School)

Ohno-Machado, Lucila
San Diego Biomedical Informatics Education & Research (SABER)
5 T15 LM011271-03
University of California San Diego

Ohno-Machado, Lucila
San Diego Biomedical Informatics Education & Research (SABER)
3 T15 LM011271-02S1
University of California San Diego

Payne, Philip R
The OSU Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP)
5 T15 LM011270-02
Ohio State University


NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)

Baldi, Pierre
UCI BIT Undergraduate Summer Research (BIT-SR) Program 
5 R25 LM011170-04
University of California-Irvine

Dorr, David A
OHSU Summer Internship in Biomedical Informatics for College Undergraduates
5 R25 LM011168-04
Oregon Health & Science University

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Summer Research Experience Program
5 R25 LM011174-04
Vanderbilt University


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Awards (R41, R42, R43, R44)

Klassen, Daniel L
Memory Matters: A Mobile Aid to Stimulate Reminiscing in Persons with Memory Loss
1 R43 LM012085-01
Moai Technologies, LLC

Segal, Michael M
Interoperable Decision Support to Improve Diagnostic Workflow across Multiple EHR
5 R44 LM011585-03
Simulconsult, Inc.


NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1)

Samudrala, Ram
Novel Paradigms for Drug Discovery: Computational Multitarget Screening
5 DP1 LM011509-05
University of Washington

Wu, Sean M
Enabling Technologies for Human-Machine Hybrib Tissues
1 DP1 LM012179-01
Stanford Univesity


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

Aldridge, Bree B
Quantitative Design of Multi-drug Regimens for Tuberculosis
1 DP2 LM011952-01
Tufts University Boston


NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01)

Hoen, Anne G
Bioinformatics Strategies for Early Life Micromiomics
1 K01 LM011985-01
Dartmouth College

Huh-Yoo, Jina
Infomediator: Weaving Clincal Expertise in Online Health Communities
1 K01 LM011980-01
Michigan State University

Soulakis, Nicholas D
A Novel Graph Processing Architecture to Ascertain & Monitor Care Coordination
1 K01 LM011973-01
Northwestern University at Chicago


Career Transition Award (K22)

Beck, Andrew 
Informatics Methods and Models for Computational Pathology
5 K22 LM011931-01
University of Texas Medical BR Galveston

Cooper, Lee
Multiscale Framework for Molecular Heterogeneity Analysis
5 K22 LM011576-02
Emory University

El-Kareh, Robert E
Minimizing Physician Errors: Feedback of Patient Outcomes after Handoffs 
5 K22 LM011435-02
University of California San Diego

Hebbring, Scott J
Development and Application of Phenome-wide Scan of Heritability (PheSH)
1 K22 LM011938-01
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

Mccoy, Allison B
InSPECt: Interactive Surveillance Portal for Evaluating Clinical support
5 K22 LM011430-02
Tulane University of Louisiana

Starkey, Jonathan M
Predictive Model of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Hispanic Population
1 K22 LM011869-01A1
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Unertl, Kim M
Developing New Approaches to Chronic Disease Care: Collaborative Team Workflow
5 K22 LM011382-03
Vanderbilt University Med Ctr


NIH High Priority, Short-Term Project Award (R56)

Shatkay, Hagit
Utilizing Image-based Features in Biomedical Literature Classification
1 R56 LM011354-01A1
University of Delaware