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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Fiscal Year 2013 Awards

Below is a list of new and continuing grant awards made by NLM in fiscal year 2013. 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 LM011180-02
University of Washington

Altman, Russ Biagio
Annotating Functional Sites in 3D Biological Structures
5 R01 LM005652-18
Stanford University

Archer, Kellie J
Informatic tools for Predicting an Ordinal Response for High-dimensional Data
5 R01 LM011169-02
Virginia Commonwealth University

Bigger, John Thomas
Developing Flexible EHR Plug-ins to Re-Engineer Clinical Care and Research Workflow
5 R01 LM010815-04
Columbia University Health Sciences

Brownstein, John S
A Platform for Modeling the Global Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease
3 R01 LM010812-03S1
Children's Hospital Corporation

Brownstein, John S
A Platform for Modeling the Global Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease
5 R01 LM010812-04
Children's Hospital Corporation

Bui, Alex
RUMI: A Patient Portal for Retrieving Understandable Medical Information
5 R01 LM011333-02
University of California Los Angeles

Burnside, Elizabeth S
Integrating Machine Learning and Physician Expertise for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
5 R01 LM010921-03
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carrell, David S
Scalable and Robust Clinical Text De-Identification Tools
5 R01 LM011366-02
Group Health Cooperative

Chapman, Wendy W
Interactive Search and Review of Clinical Records with Multi-layered Semantic Annotation
5 R01 LM010964-03
University of California San Diego

Chen, Elizabeth S
Leveraging the EHR to Collect and Analyze Social, Behavioral & Familial Factors
5 R01 LM011364-02
University of Vermont & St Agric College

Cohen, Trevor (New Investigator)
Using Biomedical Knowledge to Identify Plausible Signals for Pharmacovigilance
1 R01 LM011563-01A1
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Davuluri, Ramana V
Informatics Platform for Mammalian Gene Regulation at Isoform-level
1 R01 LM011297-01A1
Wistar Institute

Del Fiol, Guilherme (New Investigator)
Meeting Clinicians Information Needs with Highly Tailored Knowledge Summaries
1 R01 LM011416-01
University of Utah

Denny, Joshua Charles
From GWAS to PheWAS: Scanning the EMR Phenome for Gene-Disease Associations
5 R01 LM010685-03
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Foran, David J
Image Mining for Comparative Analysis of Expression Patterns in Tissue Microarray
2 R01 LM009239-05A1
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences - Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Friedman, Carol
Pharmacovigilance Methods: Leveraging Heterogeneous Adverse Drug Reaction Data
2 R01 LM010016-05
Columbia University Health Sciences

Ganz, Aura
Mass Casualty Management System (DIORAMA-II)
5 R01 LM011100-02
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gonzalez, Graciela Hernandez
Mining Social Network Postings for Mentions of Potential Adverse Drug Reactions
5 R01 LM011176-02
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus

Gopalakrishnan, Vanathi
Bayesian Rule Learning Methods for Disease Prediction and Biomarker Discovery
5 R01 LM010950-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Hripcsak, George M
Discovering and Applying Knowledge in Clinical Databases
2 R01 LM006910-14
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Biomedical Language Processing Writ Large: Scaling to all of PubMedCentral
5 R01 LM009254-08
University of Colorado Denver

Hurdle, John F
POET-2: High-performance Computing for Advanced Clinical Narrative Preprocessing
5 R01 LM010981-03
University of Utah

Kleinberg, Samantha (New Investigator)
BIGDATA: Causal Inference in Large-Scale Time Series with Rare and Latent Events
1 R01 LM011826-01
Stevens Institute of Technology

Koyuturk, Mehmet
Enhancing Genome-Wide Association Studies via Integrative Network Analysis
5 R01 LM011247-02
Case Western Reserve University

Lai, Albert M
An Information Fusion Approach to Longitudinal Health Records
5 R01 LM011116-02
Ohio State University

Li, Xiaobai
New Technology to Preserve Patient Privacy and Data Quality in Health Research
5 R01 LM010942-03
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Liu, Gilbert C
Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals
5 R01 LM010923-03
Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis

Liu, Yin
Bayesian Methods in Signal Transduction Network Analysis
5 R01 LM010022-03
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Lok, Benjamin
Neurological Exams Teaching & Evaluation Using Virtual Patients
5 R01 LM010813-04
University of Florida

Lu, Xinghua
Statistical Methods for Integromics Discoveries
5 R01 LM010144-05
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Lu, Xinghua
Ontology-Driven Methods for Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Discovery
5 R01 LM011155-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Malin, Bradley A
Technologies to Enable Privacy in Biomedical Databanks
5 R01 LM009989-05
Vanderbilt University Med Ctr

Mandl, Kenneth D
Active Patient Participation in a Disease Registry for Comparative Effectiveness
5 R01 LM011185-02
Children's Hospital Corporation

Meng, Fan
Interactive Medline Search Engine Integrating External Information
5 R01 LM009812-04
University of Michigan

Mikler, Armin Robert (New Investigator)
Minimizing Access Disparities in Bio Emergency Response Planning
1 R01 LM011647-01
University of North Texas

Mooney, Sean David
Informatic Profiling of Clinically Relevant Mutation
5 R01 LM009722-08
Buck Institute For Research On Aging

Moore, Jason H
Bioinformatics Strategies for Genome-Wide Association Studies
2 R01 LM010098-05
Dartmouth College

Moore, Jason H
Machine Learning Prediction of Cancer Susceptibility
5 R01 LM009012-08
Dartmouth College

Ochs, Michael F
Modeling Transcriptional Reprogramming by Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling
7 R01 LM011000-02
College of New Jersey

Page, C. David
Secure Sharing of Clinical History & Genetic Data: Empowering Predictive Perssonalized Medicine
5 R01 LM011028-03
University of Wisconsin-Mmadison

Pestian, John P
Multi-Institutional Pediatric Epilepsy Decision Support
5 R01 LM011124-03
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar
Efficient Algorithms for Motif Search
5 R01 LM010101-04
University of Connecticut Storrs

Salisbury, Kenneth
Patient-Specific Simulation for Surgical Rehearsal
5 R01 LM010673-03
Stanford University

Saltz, Joel H
Informatics for Integrative Brain Tumor Whole Slide Analysis
5 R01 LM011119-03
Emory University

Savova, Guergana K
Temporal Relation Discovery for Clinical Text
5 R01 LM010090-04
Children's Hospital Corporation

Shah, Nigam (New Investigator)
Methods for Generalized Ontology Terms Enrichment Analysis
1 R01 LM011369-01A1
Stanford University

Shen, Li
Bioinformatics Strategies for Multidimensional Brain Imaging Genetics
5 R01 LM011360-02
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

Statnikov, Alexander
Methods for Accurate and Efficient Discovery of Local Pathways
5 R01 LM011179-02
New York University School of Medicine

Tagare, Hemant D
Fast 3D Reconstruction Algorithms for Cryo-EM
5 R01 LM010142-04
Yale University

Tonellato, Peter J
Predictive Optimal Anticlotting Treatment for Segmented Patient Populations
1 R01 LM011566-01
Harvard University (Medical School)

Turner, Anne M
Improving Access to Multi-Lingual Health Information through Machine Translation
5 R01 LM010811-04
University of Washington

Wagner, Michael Matthew
Probabilistic Disease Surveillance
1 R01 LM011370-01A1
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

Ye, Jieping
Computational Methods for Expression Image Analysis
5 R01 LM010730-03
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus

Zeng, Qing f
Assist Patients with Medication Decisions
5 R01 LM011334-02
University of Utah

Zhao, Zhongming
Mapping the Genetic Architecture of Complex Disease via RNA-seq and GWAS Data
5 R01 LM011177-02
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21)

Blum, James Marlow
Exploring the Feasibility of Computational Markers to Predict Atrial Fibrillation
5 R21 LM011026-02
University of Michigan

Burd, Randall S
A Paper-Digital Interface for Time-Critical Information Management
5 R21 LM011320-02
Children's Research Institute

Edwards, John R
A Machine Learning Approach for Fine-Scale Genome Wide DNA Methylation Analysis
5 R21 LM011199-02
Washington University

Jacquez, Geoffrey M
Exploratory Evaluation of Homomorphic Cryptography for Confidentiality Protection
5 R21 LM011132-02

Lasko, Thomas
Scalable Biomedical Pattern Recognition via Deep Learning
1 R21 LM011664-01
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


NLM Informatics Conference (R13)

Dunker, Alan Keith
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
5 R13 LM006766-17
Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis

Uzuner, Ozlem
Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Narratives
5 R13 LM011411-02
State University of New York at Albany

Wong, Bang T
VizBi: A Conference on Visualization in Biology
5 R13 LM010987-03
Broad Institute, Inc.


Biomedical Informatics Research Resource (P41)

Jurka, Jerzy Wladyslaw
Repbase Update - A Database of Repetitive Sequences
Genetic Information Research Institute

Markley, John Lute
Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank
5 P41 LM005799-18
University of Wisconsin - Madison


Applied Informatics Resource (G08)

Calman, Neil S
Implementing MedlinePlus Connect in Spanish to Address Health Disparities in Spanish-Speaking Communities
5 G08 LM011056-03
Institute For Family Health

Chung, Bowen
DREW_UCLA Connect_Community Partnered Resources to Improve Depression Outcomes
5 G08 LM011058-03
LA Biomed Research Institues/ Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Fiscella, Kevin
Addressing Disparities in Health Information through an FQHC-Library Partnership
1 G08 LM011524-01
University of Rochester

Nunlee-Bland, Gail Louise
Living Smartly with Diabetes:Using PWP and Mobile PWP for Self-Management
1 G08 LM011545-01
Howard University

Pirie, Phyllis L
Reaching a Wider Audience: Modifying NetWellness Content and Outreach
5 G08 LM011075-03
Ohio State University

Tooey, Mary Joan
NLM Information Resouce Grants to Reduce Health Disparities
5 G08 LM011079-03
University of Maryland Baltimore

Zeng, Qing
Graphics to Enhance Health Education Materials for Underrepresented Populations
1 G08 LM011546-01
University of Utah


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

Blanc, Paul D
New Technologies, Novel Diseases; Industrial Illness in 20th Century Rayon Manufacturing
5 G13 LM010076-03
University of California San Francisco

Greene, Jeremy A
When is a Medicine Good Enough? The Problem of Therapeutic Equivalence, 1959-2009
5 G13 LM010890-02
Johns Hopkins University

Kuiken, Todd Alan
Preparation of a Monograph on Targeted Reinnervation
1 G13 LM011221-01A1
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Lang, Raymond Paul
Global Institutions and the Politics of International Disability
4 G13 LM011224-02
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Morabia, Alfredo
History of Epidemiology: Evolution and Contribution to Medicine and Public Health
5 G13 LM010884-02
Queens College

Nathanson, Constance Allen
Disaster and the Reinvention of Public Health in France
5 G13 LM010931-02
Columbia University Health Sciences

Rusnock, Andrea A
The Birth of Vaccination
1 G13 LM011206-01A1
University of Rhode Island

Schiebinger, Londa
Race and Human Experimentation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
1 G13 LM011470-01
Stanford University

Sutter, Paul Shriver
Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: An Environmental and Public Health History of the Construction of the Panama
5 G13 LM010906-03
University of Colorado

Williams, John A
Implementation of a Pancreas Knowledgebase
5 G13 LM010912-02
University of Michigan

Wolf, Jacqueline Helene
A Social History of Cesarean Section in the United States
5 G13 LM010878-03
Ohio University Athens


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99, R00)

Bekhuis, Tanja Catharina
Screening Nonrandomized Studies for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews of Evidence
5 R00 LM010943-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Cami, Aurel B
Mapping the Drugome: Predictive Network Approaches to Drug Safety Surveillance
4 R00 LM011014-03
Children's Hospital Corporation

Conway, Michael Ambrose
Utilizing Social Media as a Resource for Mental Health Surveillance
1 K99 LM011393-01A1
University of California

Jiang, Xia
Detecting Genome Wide Epistasis with Efficient Bayesian Network Learning
5 R00 LM010822-04
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Jiang, Xiaoqian
Protection of Records: Privacy (PReP) Technology for Medical Research
4 R00 LM011392-02
University of California

Jonnalagadda, Siddhartha Reddy
Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy in Authoring Essential Clinical FAQs
4 R00 LM011389-02
Northwestern University at Chicago

Kalpathy-Cramer, Jayashree
Clinical Image Retrieval: User Needs Assessment Toolbox Development & Evaluation
5 R00 LM009889-05
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mayerich, David
Large-Scale Reconstruction of Microvascular Networks and the Surrounding Cellular
1 K99 LM011390-01A1
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nabavi, Sheida
Novel Integrative Method to Detect Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Resistance
1 K99 LM011595-01
Harvard University (Medical School)

Nahm, Meredith
Pioneering Health Information Quality (K99)
5 K99 LM011128-02
Duke University

Nho, Kwangsik
Integration of Bio-, Medical, and Imaging Informatics for Complex Diseases
4 R00 LM011384-02
Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis

Pennathur, Priyadarshini R
Technology, Cognitive Work, and Patient Safety: A Information-Oriented Model
4 R00 LM011309-02
University of Iowa



University Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)

Altman, Russ Biagio
Biomedical Informatics Training at Stanford
5 T15 LM007033-30
Stanford University

Craven, Mark W
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
5 T15 LM007359-12
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Crowley, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007059-27
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Demiris, George
Biomedical and Health Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007442-12
University of Washington

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007450-12
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Gorry, Tony
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics for Predoc & Postdoctoral Fellows
5 T15 LM007093-22
Rice University

Hersh, William R
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Oregon Health & Science University
5 T15 LM007088-22
Oregon Health and Science University

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
5 T15 LM007079-22
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Colorado Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM009451-07
University of Colorado Denver

Hurdle, John F
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
3 T15 LM007124-16S1
University of Utah

Hurdle, John F
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
5 T15 LM007124-17
University of Utah

Mccray, Alexa T
Boston-Area Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007092-22
Harvard University (Medical School)

Miller, Perry L
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale
5 T15 LM007056-27
Yale University

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

Payne, Philip Richard Orrin
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 LM011170-03
University of California Irvine

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Summer Research Experience Program
5 R25 LM011174-03
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hersh, William R
OHSU Summer Internship in Biomedical Informatics for College Undergraduates
5 R25 LM011168-03
Oregon Health and Science University


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

Botkin, Matt
A Search Engine for Heterogeneous Information Needs in the Clinical Workflow
1 R43 LM011590-01
Medsocket of Missouri, Inc.

Segal, Michael M
Interoperable Decision Support to Improve Diagnostic Workflow across Multiple EHR
2 R44 LM011585-02
Simulconsult, Inc.


NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (NDPA) (DP1)

Covert, Markus W
A Gene-Complete Computational Model of Yeast
5 DP1 LM011510-05
Stanford University

Samudrala, Ram
Nocel Paradigms for Drug Discovery: Computational Multitarget Screening
5 DP1 LM011509-04
University of Washington


Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) Awards (U54)

Kohane, Isaac S.
Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2)
5 U54 LM008748-10
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Career Transition Award (K22)

Cooper, Lee
Multiscale Framework for Molecular Heterogeneity Analysis
1 K22 LM011576-01
Emory University

El-Kareh, Robert E
Minimizing Physician Errors: Feedback of Patient Outcomes after Handoffs
1 K22 LM011435-01
University of California

Mccoy, Allison B
InSPECt: Interactive Surveillance Portal for Evaluating Clinical support
1 K22 LM011430-01A1
Tulane University of Louisiana

Unertl, Kim M
Developing New Approaches to Chronic Disease Care: Collaborative Team Workflow
5 K22 LM011382-02
Vanderbilt University Med Ctr


High Priority, Short Term Project Award (R56)

Guo, Nancy Lan
A Novel Computational Framework for Individualized Clinical Decision-Making
5 R56 LM009500-05
West Virginia University

Lawson, Andrew B
Bridging Genomics and Medicine by Ontology Fingerprints
5 R56 LM010680-02
Medical University of South Carolina