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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Fiscal Year 2015 Awards

Below is a list of new and continuing grant awards made by NLM in fiscal year 2015. 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)

Aliferis, Constantin F
Methods for Accurate and Efficient Discovery of Local Pathways.
New York University School of Medicine

Archer, Kellie J
Informatic Tools for Predicting an Ordinal Response for High-dimensional Data
5 R01 LM011169-04
Virginia Commonwealth University

Altman, Russ B
Text Mining for High-Fidelity Curation and Discovery of Gene-Drug-Phenotype Relationships
2 R01 LM005652-19A1
Stanford University

Benos, Panagiotis V
Integrative Graphical Models for Large Multi-Modal Biomedical Data
1 R01 LM012087-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Beskow, Laura M
Ethical Approaches to Research Use of Clinical Records and Data

Boyce, Richard
Addressing Gaps in Clinically Useful Evidence on Drug-Drug Interactions
5 R01 LM011838-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Brownstein, John S
An Approach for Estimating Foodborne Illnesses and Assessing Risk Factors
1 R01 LM011965-01A1
Children's Hospital Corporation

Brownstein, John S
A Platform for Modeling the Global Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease
5 R01 LM010812-06
Children's Hospital Corporation

Bui, Alex
RUMI: A Patient Portal for Retrieving Understandable Medical Information
5 R01 LM011333-04
University of California Los Angeles

Burd, Randall S
Automatic Workflow Capture & Analysis for Improving Trauma Resuscitation Outcomes
5 R01 LM011834-02
Children's Research Institute

Chen, Elizabeth S
Leveraging the EHR to Collect and Analyze Social, Behavioral & Familial Factors

Cohen, Trevor
Using Biomedical Knowledge to Identify Plausible Signals for Pharmacovigilance

Culley, Joan M
Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents - A First Step

Davuluri, Ramana V
Informatics Platform for Mammalian Gene Regulation at Isoform-level
5 R01 LM011297-04
Northwestern University at Chicago

Del Fiol, Guilherme
Meeting Clinicians Information Needs with Highly Tailored Knowledge Summaries
5 R01 LM011416-03
University of Utah

Denny, Joshua C
From GWAS to PheWAS: Scanning the EMR Phenome for Gene-disease Associations

Friedman, Carol
Pharmacovigilance Methods: Leveraging Heterogeneous Adverse Drug Reaction Data
5 R01 LM010016-07
Columbia University Health Sciences

Foran, David J
Image Mining for Comparative Analysis of Expression Patterns in Tissue Microarray

Ganz, Aura
Mass Casualty Management System (DIORAMA-II)

Gennari, John H 
Physiological Knowledge and Recombinant Modeling via Accelerated Semantic Annotation
5 R01 LM011969-02
University of Washington

Gonzalez Hernandez, Graciela
Mining Social Network Postings for Mentions of Potential Adverse Drug Reactions

Gui, Jiang (New Investigator)
Bioinformatics Strategies to Relate Age of onset with Gene-Gene Interaction
1 R01 LM012012-01A1
Dartmouth College

Hripcsak, George M
Discovering and Applying Knowledge in Clinical Databases

Hunter, Lawrence E
Developing and Applying Information Extraction Resources and Technology to Create
5 R01 LM008111-10
University of Colorado Denver

Hunter, Lawrence E
Bio Text NLP
2 R01 LM009254-09
University of Colorado Denver

Jiang, Xia
A New Generation Clinical Decision Support System
5 R01 LM011663-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Kirkendall, Eric S
Improving Intensive Care Medication Safety through EHR-based Algorithms
1 R01 LM012230-01
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Kleinberg, Samantha
BIGDATA: Causal Inference in Large-Scale Time Series with Rare and Latent Events
5 R01 LM011826-03
Stevens Institute of Technology

Koyuturk, Mehmet
Enhancing Genome-Wide Association Studies via Integrative Network Analysis
5 R01 LM011247-04
Case Western Reserve University

Lai, Albert M
An Information Fusion Approach to Longitudinal Health Records

Lee, Sandra S
Beyond Consent: Patient Preferences for Governance of Use of Clinical Data and Samples
5 R01 LM012180-02
Stanford University

Leroy, Gondy
Evidence-based Strategy and Tool to Simplify Text for Patients and Consumers
1 R01 LM011975-01A1
University of Arizona

Li, Lang
Evidence-based Drug-Interaction Discovery: In-Vivo, In-Vitro and Clinical

Semi-structured Information Retrieval in Clinical Text for Cohort Identification

Lu, Xinghua
Deciphering Cellular Signaling System by Deep Mining A Comprehensive Genomic Compendium
1 R01 LM012011-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Malin, Bradley A
Automated Detection of Anomalous Accesses to Electronic Health Records

Moore, Jason H
Bioinformatics Strategies for Genome-Wide Association Studies

Neapolitan, Richard E
Multidimensional Computer Adaptive Testing for Patient Reported Outcomes
1 R01 LM011962-01A1
Northwestern University at Chicago

Sarkar, Indra N
In silico Identification of Phyto-therapies

Sarkar, Indra N
In silico Identification of Phyto-therapies

Savova, Guergana K
Temporal Relation Discovery for Clinical Text
2 R01 LM010090-05
Children's Hospital Corporation

Schillinger, Dean
The Next Frontier in Diabetes Communication: Promoting Health Literacy in the Era of Secure Messaging
1 R01 LM012355-01A1
University of California, San Francisco

Scotch, Matthew (New Investigator)
Merging Viral Genetics with Climate and Population Data for Zoonotic Surveillance
1 R01 LM012080-01
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus

Shah, Nigam
Methods for generalized Ontology Terms Enrichment Analysis

Shapiro, Jason S (New Investigator)
Terminology Services to Reduce Avoidable CT Imaging
1 R01 LM012196-01
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Shen, Li
Bioinformatics Strategies for Multidimensional Brain Imaging Genetics

Simon, Gyorgy (New Investigator)
Extracting Typical and Atypical Disease Progression Patterns from Multi-Site EHR
1 R01 LM011972-01A1
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Tao, Cui
Patient Medical History Representation, Extraction, and Inference from EHR Data
5 R01 LM011829-02
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Tonellato, Peter J
Predictive Optimal Anticlotting Treatment for Segmented Patient Populations

Viswewaran, Shyam
Development and Evaluation of a Learning Electronic Medical Record System
1 R01 LM012095-01A1
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Wagner, Michael M
Probabilistic Disease Surveillance
5 R01 LM011370-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Wallace, Byron C
Semi-Automating Data Extraction for Systematic Reviews
1 R01 LM012086-01A1
University of Texas, Austin

Weng, Chunhua
Bridging the Semantic Gap between Research Eligibility Criteria and Clinical Data
5 R01 LM009886-07
Columbia University Health Sciences

Wright, Adam
Improving Clinical Decision Support Reliability using Anomaly Detection Methods

Xie, Lei
Drug Discovery by Integrating Chemical Genomics and Structural Systems Biology

Xu, Hua
Interactive Machine Learning Methods for Clinical Natural Language Processing

Xu, Xiaoyin
A Novel Informatics Approach to understanding Complex Muscle Fiber Phenotypes



Exploratory/Developmental Research (R21)

Arnold, Corey W
A Topic Model and Visualization for Automatic Summarization of Patient Records
5 R21 LM011937-02
University of California Los Angeles

Chu, Haitao
Statistical Methods and Software for Multivariate Meta-analysis
1 R21 LM012197-01
University of Minnesota

Dixon, Brian E
Advancing Methods to Measure and Improve the Quality of Large Scale Health Data
1 R21 LM012219-01
Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis

Grando, Maria A
Patient-Centered Decision Support Based on Device Evidence (I DECIDE)
5 R21 LM011667-02
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus

Gerek Ince, Zeynep N
Computational Diagnosis of Non-synonymous Variations using Structural Dynamics
5 R21 LM011941-02
Temple University of the Commonwealth

Jiang, Xiaoqian
Protect Privacy of Healthcare Data in the Cloud
5 R21 LM012060-02
University of California San Diego

Myneni, Sahiti
Content-Based Social Network Analysis Methods for Data-Driven Health Promotion
1 R21 LM012271-01
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Whipple, Mark E
Meta-modeling Methods for Biological Processes
5 R21 LM012075-02
University of Washington

Wong, Carolyn       
Visualizing Highway Pollution: A Study of Inter-generational Health Communication
5 R21 LM011919-02
University of Massachusetts Boston


NLM Informatics Conference (R13)

Dunker, Alan K
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
5 R13 LM006766-19
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Kakadiaris, Ioannis A
International Workshop on Large-scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering (BioASQ)
1 R13 LM012214-01 
University of Houston

Uzuner, Ozlem
Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Narratives
5 R13 LM011411-04
State University of New York at Albany

Wong, Bang T
VizBi: A Conference on Visualization in Biology
5 R13 LM010987-05
Broad Institute, Inc.


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15)

Rodriguez, Manuel
THS: Using Twitter and Big Data Analytics to Track and Predict Health Conditions
1 R15 LM012275-01
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez


Applied Informatics Resource (G08)

Kaur, Judith S
Stories of our Men: American Indian/Alaska Native Colorectal Health
1 G08 LM012120-01
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Lyles, Courtney R
Overcoming Health Disparities by Engaging Patients with the Personal Health Record, MYSFHEALTH
1 G08 LM012166-01
University of California, San Francisco

Martin, Elaine R
Bridges to Health Information for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
1 G08 LM012154-01
Univ of Massachusetts Med Sch Worchester

Nunlee-Bland, Gail L
Living Smartly with Diabetes: Using PWP and Mobile PWP for Self-Management
5 G08 LM011545-03
Howard University

Shin, Sonya S
Reducing Cancer Health Disparities in Navajo Nation
1 G08 LM012143-01
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Zeng, Qing
Graphics to Enhance Health Education Materials for Underrepresented Populations
5 G08 LM011546-03
University of Utah


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

Herzberg, David
The Other Drug War: A History of Prescription Drug Abuse in America
1 G13 LM012050-01
State University of New York at Buffalo

Imada, Adria L
Capturing Leprosy: The Medical Gaze in Americas Pacific Empire
1 G13 LM011898-01A1
University of California-Irvine

Jones, David S
On the Origins of Therapies: Innovation, Imagination, and the Evolution of Coronary Artery Surgery, 1910-1970
1 G13 LM012053-01
Harvard Medical School

Kim, Daniel
New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health
5 G13 LM012056-02
Northeastern University

Muller, Keith E
Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Designs in Health Research
5 G13 LM011879-02
University of Florida

Pollock, Ludmila T
Human Genome Project Documentary History:  An Annotated Scholarly Guide to the HGP
5 G13 LM011890-02
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Pomata, Gianna
At the Origins of the Case History: Individualized Medicine in Pre-Modern Europe
5 G13 LM011447-02
Johns Hopkins University

Starks, Tricia
Cigarettes and Soviets: The Culture of Tobacco Use in Modern Russia
1 G13 LM011893-01A1
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Taylor, Rosemary CR
Risks Unforeseen: Policy-making, Science and the Politics of Contaminated Blood
1 G13 LM011888-01A1
Tufts University Medford

Tuchman, Arleen M
Diabetes Types: Cultural History of a Chronic Disease
1 G13 LM012252-01
Vanderbilt University


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99, R00)

Chen, You
Learning Patterns of Collaboration to Optimize the Management of Care Providers
1 K99 LM011933-01A1
Vanderbilt University

Hribar, Michelle
Modeling and Optimization of Clinical Processes Using EHR Data
1 K99 LM012238-01
Oregon Health & Science University

Li, Ding Cheng
Construction of Relation Detection Framework Empowered by Topic Modeling
1 K99 LM012021-01
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Lu, Songjian
Developing Graph Models and Efficient Algorithms for the Study of Cancer Disease
5 K99 LM011673-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Wagholikar, Kavishwar B
A Framework to Enhance Decision Support by Invoking NLP: Methods and Applications
7 K99 LM011575-02
Massachusetts General Hospital

Cami, Aurel B
Mapping the Drugome: Predictive Network Approaches to Drug Safety Surveillance
5 R00 LM011014-05
Children's Hospital Corporation

Conway, Michael A
Utilizing Social Media as a Resource for Mental Health Surveillance
5 R00 LM011393-03
University of Utah

Jiang, Xiaoqian
Protection of Records: Privacy (PReP) Technology for Medical Research
5 R00 LM011392-04
University of California San Diego

Jonnalagadda, Siddhartha R
Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy in Authoring Essential Clinical FAQs
5 R00 LM011389-04
Northwestern University at Chicago

Lu, Songjian
Developing Graph Models and Efficient Algorithms for the Study of Cancer Disease
4 R00 LM011673-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Mayerich, David
Large-Scale Reconstruction of Microvascular Networks and the Surrounding Cellular
5 R00 LM011390-03
University of Houston

Nabavi, Sheida
Novel Integrative Method to Detect Biomakers of Breast Cancer Resistance
4 R00 LM011595-03
University of Connecticut Storrs

Nho, Kwangsik T
Integration of Bio-, Medical, and Imaging Informatics for Complex Diseases
5 R00 LM011384-04
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Pennathur, Priyadarshini R
Technology, Cognitive Work, and Patient Safety: A Information-Oriented Model
5 R00 LM011309-04
University of Iowa

Zozus, Meredith Nahm
Pioneering Health Information Technology (R00)
4 R00 LM011128-03
Duke University


University Medical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)

Altman, Russ B
Biomedical Informatics Training at Stanford
5 T15 LM007033-32
Stanford University

Brandt, Cynthia A
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale
5 T15 LM007056-29
Yale University

Craven, Mark W
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
5 T15 LM007359-14
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Demiris, George
Biomedical and Health Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007442-14
University of Washington

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007450-14
Vanderbilt University

Hersh, William R
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Oregon Health & Science University
5 T15 LM007088-24
Oregon Health & Science University

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
5 T15 LM007079-24
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
3 T15 LM007079-23S2
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Colorado Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM009451-09
University of Colorado Denver

Hurdle, John F
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
5 T15 LM007124-19
University of Utah

Jacobson, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
5 T15 LM007059-29
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Kavraki, Lydia E
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics for Predoc & Postdoctoral Fellows
5 T15 LM007093-24
Rice University

McCray, Alexa T
Boston-Area Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
5 T15 LM007092-24
Harvard Medical School

Ohno-Machado, Lucila
San Diego Biomedical Informatics Education & Research (SABER)
5 T15 LM011271-04
University of California San Diego

Ohno-Machado, Lucila
San Diego Biomedical Informatics Education & Research (SABER)
3 T15 LM011271-03S1
University of California San Diego

Payne, Philip RO
The OSU Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP)
5 T15 LM011270-04
Ohio State University



NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)

Baldi, Pierre
UCI BIT Undergraduate Summer Research (BIT-SR) Program
5 R25 LM011170-05
University of California-Irvine

Dorr, David A
OHSU Summer Internship in Biomedical Informatics for College Undergraduates
5 R25 LM011168-05
Oregon Health & Science University

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Summer Research Experience Program
5 R25 LM011174-05
Vanderbilt University


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

Crangle, Colleen E
A Tool for Research on Emotion in Naturally Occurring Speech
1 R41 LM012177-01
Converspeech, LLC

Makarov, Sergey
Visible Human Project Full Body Finite-Element Phantom and Workflow
1 R43 LM012352-01A1
Neva Electromagenics, LLC

Minton, Steven
Automatically Creating and Updating Meta-Studies of Randomized Controlled Trials
1 R43 LM012210-01
Inferlink Corporation

Riskin, Daniel J
Subgroup Analytics and Advanced Semantic Technologies to Enable Personalized Medicine
1 R43 LM012168-01A1
VMT, Inc.

Velez, Carmelo E
Hybrid Ontology and Machine Learning based Methods using EMR Data for Effective Clinical Decision Support (CDS); A Sepsis Case Study using ICU Data
1 R43 LM012291-01
Computer Technology Associates, Inc.


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

Wu, Sean M
Enabling Technologies for Human-Machine Hybrid Tissues
5 DP1 LM012179-02
Stanford University


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

Mohan, Deepika
A Novel Intervention to make Heuristics a Source of Power for Physicians
1 DP2 LM012339-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh


NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01)

Eng, Kevin H
Informatic Methods for Differential Signaling and Immune Co-Regulatory Expression
1 K01 LM012100-01
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corp

Hoen, Anne G
Bioinformatics Strategies for Early Life Microbiomics
5 K01 LM011985-02
Dartmouth College

Huh-Yoo, Jina
InfoMediator: Weaving Clinical Expertise in Online Health Communities
7 K01 LM011980-02
University of California San Diego

Soulakis, Nicholas D
A Novel Graph Processing Architecture to Ascertain & Monitor Care Coordination
5 K01 LM011973-02
Northwestern University at Chicago


Early Career Development Grants (K22)

Beck, Andrew
Informatics Methods and Models for Computational Pathology
5 K22 LM011931-02
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cooper, Lee
Multiscale Framework for Molecular Heterogeneity Analysis
5 K22 LM011576-03
Emory University

El-kareh, Robert E
Minimizing Physician Errors:  Feedback of Patient Outcomes after Handoffs
5 K22 LM011435-03
University of California San Diego

Hebbring, Scott J
Development and Application of Phenome-wide Scan of Heritability (PheSH)
5 K22 LM011938-02
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

McCoy, Allison B
InSPECt: Interactive Surveillance Portal for Evaluating Clinical Support
5 K22 LM011430-03
Tulane University of Louisiana

Starkey, Jonathan M
Predictive Model of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Hispanic Population
5 K22 LM011869-02
University of Texas Medical BR Galveston


High Priority, Short Term Projects (R56)

Shatkay, Hagit f
Utilizing Imaged-based Features in Biomedical Literature Classification
5 R56 LM011354-02
University of Delaware

Wright, Melanie C
Right Place, Right Time: Information Design to Support Decisions in Acute Care
1 R56 LM011925-01A1
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center


BD2K Research Education Awards (R25)

Haddad, Bassem R
Demystifying Biomedical Big Data: A User’s Guide
1 R25 LM012285-01
Georgetown University

Martin, Elaine R
Development of a Best Practices in Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
1 R25 LM012284-01
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worchester

Lawson, Catherine L
Enabling Data Science in Biology
1 R25 LM012286-01
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Seymour, Anne
Training & Tools for Informationists to Facilitate Sharing of Next Generation Sequencing Data
1 R25 LM012288-01
Johns Hopkins University

Surkis, Alisa
Preparing Medical Librarians to Understand and Teach Research Data Management
1 R25 LM012283-01
New York University School of Medicine

Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)

Starren, Justin
Predoctoral Training Program in Biomedical Data Driven Discovery (BD3)
1 T32 LM012203-01
Northwestern University at Chicago

Hripcsak, Geroge M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
3 T15 LM007079-23S1
Columbia University

Payne, Philip RO
MIDAs: Multi-modeling and Integrative Data Analytics Training Program
3 T15 LM011270-04S1
Ohio State University


Beard, Rachel
Integrating Bioinformatics and Clustering Analysis for Disease Surveillance
1 F31 LM012176-01A1
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus