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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Fiscal Year 2011 Awards

Below is a list of new and continuing grant awards made by NLM in fiscal year 2011. 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)

Altman, Russ Biagio
Annotating Functional Sites in 3D Biological Structures
5 R01 LM005652-16
Stanford University

Bahar, Ivet
Bridging Sequence Patterns and Structural Dynamics
5 R01 LM007994-08
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Baldi, Pierre
Efficient Data Structures and Algorithms for Genomics Sequence Data
5 R01 LM010235-02
University of California Irvine

Bennett, Kristin P
Discovering Hidden Groups Across Tuberculosis Patient and Pathogen Genotype Data
5 R01 LM009731-04
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Benos, Panagiotis V
Modeling in vivo Protein-DNA Interactions from High-Throughput Data MP1/1
5 R01 LM009657-05
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Bigger, John Thomas
Developing Flexible EHR Plug-ins to Re-Engineer Clinical Care and Research Workflow
5 R01 LM010815-02
Columbia University Health Sciences

Brownstein, John S
A Platform for Modeling the Global Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease
5 R01 LM010812-02
Children's Hospital Boston

Burnside, Elizabeth S
Integrating Machine Learning and Physician Expertise for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
1 R01 LM010921-01A1
University of Wisconsin Madison

Butte, Atul J
Integrating Microarray and Proteomic Data by Ontology-based Annotation
5 R01 LM009719-04
Stanford University

Chapman, Wendy W
Interactive Search and Review of Clinical Records with Multi-layered Semantic Ann
1 R01 LM010964-01
University of California San Diego

Denny, Joshua Charles
From GWAS to PheWAS: Scanning the EMR phenome for gene-disease associations
1 R01 LM010685-01A1
Vanderbilt University

Friedman, Carol
Pharmacovigilence using Natural Language Processing, Statistics, and the EHR
5 R01 LM010016-03
Columbia University Health Sciences

Gopalakrishnan, Vanathi
Bayesian Rule Learning Methods for Disease Prediction and Biomarker Discovery
1 R01 LM010950-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Hauskrecht, Milos
Using medical records repositories to improve the alert system design
5 R01 LM010019-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Hripcsak, George M
Discovering and Applying Knowledge in Clinical Databases
5 R01 LM006910-12
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Biomedical Language Processing Writ Large: Scaling to all of PubMedCentral
5 R01 LM009254-06
University of Colorado Denver

Hunter, Lawrence E
Technology Development for a MolBio Knowledge-base
5 R01 LM008111-07
University of Colorado Denver

Hurdle, John F
POET-2: High-performance Computing for Advanced Clinical Narrative Preprocessing
1 R01 LM010981-01A1
University of Utah

Krauthammer, Michael
Advancing Literature Mining through Image Processing and Analysis
5 R01 LM009956-03
Yale University

Kumar, Sudhir
Evolutionary Bioinformatics of Human Mutations
5 R01 LM010834-02
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus

Li, Xiaobai
New Technology to Preserve Patient Privacy and Data Quality in Health Research
1 R01 LM010942-01
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Liu, Gilbert C
Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals
1 R01 LM010923-01
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Liu, Yin
Bayesian Methods in Signal Transduction Network Analysis
1 R01 LM010022-01A2
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Lok, Benjamin
Neurological Exams Teaching & Evaluation Using Virtual Patients
5 R01 LM010813-02
University of Florida

Lu, Xinghua
Ontology-Driven Methods for Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Discovery
1 R01 LM011155-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Lu, Xinghua
Statistical methods for integromics discoveries
5 R01 LM010144-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Malin, Bradley A
Automated Detection of Anomalous Accesses to Electronic Health Records
5 R01 LM010207-03
Vanderbilt University

Malin, Bradley A
Technologies to Enable Privacy in Biomedical Databanks
5 R01 LM009989-03
Vanderbilt University

Meng, Fan
Interactive Medline Search Engine Integrating External Information
5 R01 LM009812-02
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Miller, Randolph A
Evidence-based Diagnostic Tools for Translational and Clinical Research (eTfor2)
5 R01 LM010828-02
Vanderbilt University

Mooney, Sean David
Informatic Profiling of Clinically Relevant Mutation
2 R01 LM009722-06A1
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Moore, Jason H
Bioinformatics Strategies for Genome-Wide Association Studies
5 R01 LM010098-03
Dartmouth College

Moore, Jason H
Machine Learning Prediction of Cancer Susceptibility
5 R01 LM009012-06
Dartmouth College

Nakhleh, Luay
Evolutionary Analysis of Bacterial Genomes: High-Throughput Computational Tools
5 R01 LM009494-04
Rice University

Page, C. David
Secure Sharing of Clinical History & Genetic Data: Empowering Predictive Pers. Medicine
1 R01 LM011028-01
University of Wisconsin Madison

Pestian, John P
Multi-Institutional Pediatric Epilepsy Decision Support
1 R01 LM011124-01
Children's Hospital Medical Center

Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar
Efficient Algorithms for Motif Search
5 R01 LM010101-02
University of Connecticut Storrs

Reis, Ben Y
Intelligent Histories: Detecting Personalized Risk with Longitudinal Surveillance
5 R01 LM009879-03
Children's Hospital Boston

Salisbury, Kenneth
Patient-Specific Simulation for Surgical Rehearsal
1 R01 LM010673-01A1
Stanford University

Saltz, Joel H
Informatics for Integrative Brain Tumor Whole Slide Analysis
1 R01 LM011119-01
Emory University

Savova, Guergana
Temporal Relation Discovery for Clinical Text
5 R01 LM010090-02
Children's Hospital Boston

Schneeweiss, Sebastian G
Analyzing Complex Healthcare Data to Determine Causality of Observed Drug Effects
5 R01 LM010213-03
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Smalheiser, Neil R
Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine
5 R01 LM010817-02
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sodickson, Aaron
Automated Radiation Monitoring and Decision Support to Reduce Cumulative Exposure
5 R01 LM010679-02
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tagare, Hemant D
Fast 3D Reconstruction Algorithms for Cryo-EM
5 R01 LM010142-02
Yale University

Turner, Anne M
Improving Access to Multi-Lingual Health Information Through Machine Translation
5 R01 LM010811-02
University of Washington

Wagner, Michael Matthew
Decision Making in Biosurveillance
5 R01 LM009132-04
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Wang, Degeng
Genomic Basis of Biochemical Network Topology
5 R01 LM010212-02
University of South Florida

Warfield, Simon K
Informatics Algorithms for Neural Circuitry Ultrastructure
5 R01 LM010033-02
Children's Hospital Boston

Weng, Chunhua
Bridging the Semantic Gap Between Research Eligibility Criteria and Clinical Data
5 R01 LM009886-03
Columbia University Health Sciences

Xu, Hua
Real-time Disambiguation of Abbreviations in Clinical Notes
5 R01 LM010681-02
Vanderbilt University

Ye, Jieping
Computational Methods for Expression Image Analysis
1 R01 LM010730-01A1
Arizona State University-Tempe

Zeng, Qing
Improve Discharge Instruction Through Automated Pictograph Enhancement
5 R01 LM009966-03
University of Utah

Zhou, Xiaobo
System Biology Approach for Signaling Transduction Study of Complex Phenotypes
5 R01 LM010185-03
Methodist Hospital Research Institute


Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21)

Cohen, Trevor (New Investigator)
Encoding Semantic Knowledge in Vector Space for Biomedical Information
5 R21 LM010826-02
University of Texas Health Science Center

Culley, Joan Marie (New Investigator)
Mass Casualty Triage Validation Study
5 R21 LM010833-02
University of South Carolina at Columbia

Gagnier, Joel Joseph (New Investigator)
Development of Guidelines for Investigating Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews
5 R21 LM010832-02
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Haake, Anne R
Human-Centered Perceptual and Conceptual Classification of Biomedical Images
5 R21 LM010039-02
Rochester Institute of Technology

Johnson, Constance Margaret (New Investigator)
Ehealth: Second Life Impacts Diabetes Education & Self-Management (Slides)
5 R21 LM010727-02
Duke University

Kaufman, David R (New Investigator)
eHealth Literacy Barriers and Solutions for Consumer Use of a Health Portal
5 R21 LM010688-02
Columbia University Health Sciences

Li, Chen (New Investigator)
Improving Pubmed by Fast, Interactive Search
5 R21 LM010143-02
University of California Irvine

Quarles, John Patrick
A Mixed Reality Conscious Sedation Simulator for Learning to Manage Variability
1 R21 LM010829-01A1
University of Texas San Antonio

Syed, Zeeshan Hassan (New Investigator)
Exploring the Feasibility of Approximate Sequential Pattern Discovery in Massive
1 R21 LM010954-01A1
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Wright, Melanie C (New Investigator)
Toward Intelligent Display of Health Data: A Qualitative Study of Use Patterns
1 R21 LM010700-01A1
Duke University


Small Research Projects (R03)

Leroy, Gondy (New Investigator)
Large-scale Evaluation of Text Features Affecting Perceived and Actual Text Difficulty for Online Health Information Consumers
1 R03 LM010902-01
Claremont Graduate University


Conference Grants (R13)

Wong, Stephen TC
Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop
5 R13 LM009571-06
Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Dunker, Alan Keith
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
5 R13 LM006766-15
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Wong, Bang T
VizBi: A Conference on Visualization in Biology
1 R13 LM010987-01
Broad Institute, Inc.


Biomedical Informatics Research Resource (P41)

Fidelis, Krzysztof A
Center for Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction
5 P41 LM007085-12
University of California Davis

Jurka, Jerzy Wladyslaw
Repbase Update-A Database of Repetitive Sequences
5 P41 LM006252-14
Genetic Information Research

Markley, John L
Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank
5 P41 LM005799-16
University of Wisconsin Madison

Roberts, Richard J
REBASE-The Restriction Enzyme Database
5 P41 LM005800-16
New England Biolabs, Inc.


National Centers for Biomedical Computing Award (U54)

Kohane, Isaac S
Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (I2b2)
5 U54 LM008748-08
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Applied Informatics Grants (G08)

Brownstein, John S
Healthmap: Knowledge Management for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence
5 G08 LM009776-03
Children's Hospital Boston

Calman, Neil S
Implementing Medlineplus Connect in Spanish to Address Health Disparities in Spanish-Speaking Communities
1 G08 LM011056-01
Institute for Urban Family Health

Chung, Bowen (New Investigator)
DREW_UCLA Connect_Community Partnered Resources to Improve Depression Outcomes
1 G08 LM011058-01
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Gray, James E (New Investigator)
Consuming Digital Crumbs from an Electronic Health Record to Improve Care
5 G08 LM010703-02
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Pirie, Phyllis L
Reaching a wider audience: Modifying NetWellness Content and Outreach
1 G08 LM011075-01
Ohio State University

Plovnick, Robert Matthew (New Investigator)
Using Medical Informatics Principles to Enhance Development and Dissemination of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Major Depressive Disorder
5 G08 LM010710-02
American Psychiatric Foundation

Shyu, Chi-Ren (New Investigator)
Cyber Informatics Tools for Lymphedema Stakeholders
5 G08 LM010711-02
University of Missouri-Columbia

Tooey, Mary Joan (New Investigator)
NLM Information Resouce Grants to Reduce Health Disparities
1 G08 LM011079-01
University of Maryland Baltimore

Travers, Debbie A (New Investigator)
Adapting Natural Language Processing Tools for Biosurveillance
5 G08 LM009787-03
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Walji, Muhammad (New Investigator)
Development of an Inter-University Oral Health Research Database
5 G08 LM010075-03
University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr

Wu, Cathy H
Linking Text Mining and Data Mining for Biomedical Knowledge Discovery
5 G08 LM010720-02
University of Delaware


Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)

Blanc, Paul D
New Technologies, Novel Diseases; Industrial Illness in 20th Century Rayon Manufacturing
1 G13 LM010076-01A1
University of California San Francisco

Fissell, Mary E (New Investigator)
A Cultural History of Aristotle's Masterpiece
5 G13 LM010198-02
Johns Hopkins University

Gallagher, Catherine A (New Investigator)
Health Policies and Outcomes for Criminal Justice: A Resource for Policy Makers, Practitioners and Researchers
1 G13 LM010936-01
Lloyd Society, Inc.

Halpern, Sydney A (New Investigator)
Human Hepatitis Experiments in the United States, 1942-1972
5 G13 LM010000-03
University of Illinois at Chicago

Hirshbein, Laura D (New Investigator)
Smoking and Mental Illness in The United States: A History
5 G13 LM010186-02
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Kahn, Jonathan
Race in a Bottle: Law, Commerce and the Production of Racial Categories in Biomedicine
5 G13 LM010073-03
Hamline University

Klitzman, Robert L
IRBs: Ethics, Context and Interpretations
5 G13 LM009996-03
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Matlin, Karl S
A History of Cell Biology from the Perspective of the Signal Hypothesis
5 G13 LM009860-03
University of Chicago

Meyer-Baese, Anke (New Investigator)
Biomedical Signal Analysis: Contemporary Methods and Applications
5 G13 LM009832-02
Florida State University

Michaels, Paula A (New Investigator)
A History of the Lamaze Method in the USSR, France and the US, 1930-80
5 G13 LM010180-02
University of Iowa

Pruitt, Lisa J (New Investigator)
'Crippled': A History of Childhood Disability in America, 1860-1980
5 G13 LM009862-02f
Middle Tennessee State University

Strassmann, Beverly Ilse (New Investigator)
Evolution and Human Reproduction: A Longitudinal Study of the Dogon of Mali
5 G13 LM010187-02
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Sutter, Paul Shriver (New Investigator)
Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: An Environmental and Public Health History of the Construction of the Panama Canal
1 G13 LM010906-01
University of Colorado at Boulder

Tomanek, Robert J
Coronary Vessel Development, Adaptation and Therapeutic Interventions
5 G13 LM010002-02
University of Iowa

Webb, James Lewis Adrian
Malaria in Africa: A History of Infections and Interventions, 1900-2010
1 G13 LM010888-01
Colby College

Wolf, Jacqueline Helene (New Investigator)
A Social History of Cesarean Section in the United States
1 G13 LM010878-01
Ohio University Athens


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

Bekhuis, Tanja Catharina (New Investigator)
Screening Nonrandomized Studies for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews of Evidence
1 K99 LM010943-01A1
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Cami, Aurel B (New Investigator)
Mapping the Drugome: Predictive Network Approaches to Drug Safety Surveillance
1 K99 LM011014-01
Children's Hospital Boston

Chang, Li-Wei (New Investigator)
Novel Bioinformatics Tools for Gene Regulatory Network Inference
5 K99 LM010824-02
Washington University

Fusaro, Vincent A
Repurposing Electronic Health Data for Serendipitous Therapy Discovery
1 K99 LM011020-01
Harvard University (Medical School)

Jiang, Xia
Detecting Genome Wide Epistasis with Efficient Bayesian Network Learning
5 K99 LM010822-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Randall, Arlo Zan (New Investigator)
Predicting and Engineering Molecular Structures for Biomedical Applications
5 K99 LM010821-02
University of California Irvine

Alterovitz, Gil (New Investigator)
A Holistic Approach to Information Processing for Biomedical Networks
5 R00 LM009826-04
Children's Hospital Boston

Chang, Jeffrey T (New Investigator)
Functional Components of the Rb/E2f and P53 Pathways
5 R00 LM009837-04
University of Texas Health Science Center

Kalpathy-Cramer, Jayashree (New Investigator)
Clinical Image Retrieval: User Needs Assessment Toolbox Development & Evaluation
4 R00 LM009889-03
Massachusetts General Hospital

Novak, Laurie L (New Investigator)
Patient Safety Through Implementation Science: Clinical Work Culture & IT Design
5 R00 LM010038-03
Vanderbilt University

Salzman, Peter (New Investigator)
Statistical & Computational Tools for Reconstruction of Gene Regulatory Networks
5 R00 LM009477-04
University of Rochester

Scotch, Matthew (New Investigator)
Informatics for Zoonotic Disease Surveillance: Combining Animal and Human Data
5 R00 LM009825-04
Arizona State University-Tempe

Shapiro, Jason Scott (New Investigator)
Evaluation of the Impact of Health Information Exchange on Emergency Medicine
5 R00 LM009556-06
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Solti, Imre (New Investigator)
Increasing Clinical Trial Enrollment: A Semi-Automated Patient Centered Approach
5 R00 LM010227-04
Children's Hospital Medical Center

Zhang, Zhengdong D (New Investigator)
Gene Regulation in Metastasis and New Methods to Analyze Its Microarray Profiles
5 R00 LM009770-05
Albert Einstein Col of Med Yeshiva


University Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)

Altman, Russ Biagio
Graduate Training in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007033-28
Stanford University

Baldi, Pierre
Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007443-10
University of California Irvine

Bass, Ellen J
Systems Engineering Focus on Clinical Informatics
5 T15 LM009462-05
University of Virginia

Bui, Alex
Medical Imaging Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007356-10
University of California Los Angeles

Caldwell, Charles W
MU Biomedical Informatics Research Training Program
5 T15 LM007089-20
University of Missouri-Columbia

Crowley, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007059-25
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Finnell, John T
Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute Biomedical Informatics Research Training
5 T15 LM007117-15
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007450-10
Vanderbilt University

Gorry, Tony
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007093-20
Rice University

Hersh, William R
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Oregon Health & Science University
5 T15 LM007088-20
Oregon Health and Science

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
5 T15 LM007079-20
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Computational Bioscience Program Training Grant
5 T15 LM009451-05
University Of Colorado Denver

Lehmann, Harold P
Health Sciences Informatics Research Training Fellowship Program
5 T15 LM007452-10
Johns Hopkins University

McCray, Alexa T
Boston-Area Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007092-20
Harvard University (Medical School)

Miller, Perry L
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale
5 T15 LM007056-25
Yale University

Mitchell, Joyce A
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training
5 T15 LM007124-15
University of Utah

Phillips, George Neal
Research Training for Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
5 T15 LM007359-10
University of Wisconsin Madison

Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter
Biomedical and Health Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007442-10
University of Washington


NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)

Baldi, Pierre
UCI BIT Undergraduate Summer Research (BIT-SR) Program
1 R25 LM011170-01
University of California Irvine

Gadd, Cynthia S (New Investigator)
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Summer Research Experience Program
1 R25 LM011174-01
Vanderbilt University

Hersh, William R
OHSU Summer Internship in Biomedical Informatics for College Undergraduates
1 R25 LM011168-01
Oregon Health and Science


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

Bajpai, Gaurav (New Investigator)
Development of a Clinical Robotic Device for Diagnosis, Rehabilitation and Treatment
1 R43 LM011328-01
Techno-Sciences, Inc.

Bunin, Barry A (New Investigator)
Biocomputation Across Distributed Private Datasets to Enhance Drug Discovery
1 R43 LM011152-01
Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc.

Jewett, Don L
Software for Improved Scientific References Using the Web-Citation Protocol
5 R43 LM010734-02
Abratech Corporation

Judkins, Timothy N (New Investigator)
Development of a Mobile Robot with an Affective Interface and Human Activity Tracking Toward Socially Assistive Interaction with the Elderly
1 R43 LM011326-01
Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Merchant, Zaffer (New Investigator)
Speech Therapy Robot (STR) to Assist in the Administration of Evidence Based Speech and Language Therapy
1 R43 LM011325-01
Aventusoft, LLC

Rosin, Christopher D (New Investigator)
Automated Matching of Relevant Research Studies to Patient Records for EBM
1 R43 LM011099-01
Parity Computing, Inc.