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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Fiscal Year 2016 Awards

Below is a list of new and continuing grant awards made by NLM in fiscal year 2016. 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 B
Text Mining for High-fidelity Curation and Discovery of Gene-drug-phenotype Relationships
5 R01 LM005652-20
Stanford University

Benos, Panagiotis V
Integrative Graphical Models for Large Multi-Modal Biomedical Data
5 R01 LM012087-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Beskow, Laura M
Ethical Approaches to Research Use of Clinical Records and Data
5 R01 LM012178-03
Duke University

Boyce, Richard
Addressing gaps in clinically useful evidence on drug-drug interactions
5 R01 LM011838-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Brownstein, John S
An Approach for Estimating Foodborne Illnesses and Assessing Risk Factors
5 R01 LM011965-02
Children's Hospital Corporation

Burd, Randall S
Automatic Workflow Capture & Analysis for Improving Trauma Resuscitation Outcomes
5 R01 LM011834-03
Children's Research Institute

Culley, Joan M
Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents - A First Step
5 R01 LM011648-03
University of South Carolina at Columbia

Del Fiol, Guilherme
Meeting Clinicians Information Needs with Highly Tailored Knowledge Summaries
4 R01 LM011416-04
University of Utah

Denny, Joshua C
From GWAS to PheWAS: Scanning the EMR Phenome for Gene-disease Associations
5 R01 LM010685-07
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Foran, David J
Image Mining for Comparative Analysis of Expression Patterns in Tissue Microarray
4 R01 LM009239-08
Rbhs -cancer Institute of New Jersey

Friedman, Carol
Pharmacovigilance Methods: Leveraging Heterogeneous Adverse Drug Reaction Data
4 R01 LM010016-08
Columbia University Health Sciences

Garmire, Lana X (New Investigator)
An Integrative Bioinformatics Platform with Application in Single Cancer Cells
1 R01 LM012373-01
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Gennari, John H
Physiological Knowledge Integration and Recombinant Modeling Via Accelerated Sema
5 R01 LM011969-03
University of Washington

Gui, Jiang
Bioinformatics strategies to relate age of onset with gene-gene interaction
5 R01 LM012012-02
Dartmouth College

Hripcsak, George M
Discovering and Applying Knowledge in Clinical Databases
3 R01 LM006910-17S1
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hripcsak, George M
Discovering and Applying Knowledge in Clinical Databases
4 R01 LM006910-17
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hunter, Lawrence E
Developing and applying information extraction resources and technology to create
5 R01 LM008111-11
University of Colorado Denver

Hunter, Lawrence E
Bio Text NLP
5 R01 LM009254-10
University of Colorado Denver

Janssens, A Cecile (New Investigator)
Novel Citation-Based Literature Search Method: Application to Meta-analyses
1 R01 LM012372-01
Emory University

Jiang, Xia
A New Generation Clinical Decision Support System
5 R01 LM011663-03
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Kirkendall, Eric S
Improving Intensive Care Medication Safety through EHR-basedAlgorithms.
5 R01 LM012230-02
Cincinnati Childrens Hosp Med Ctr

Kleinberg, Samantha
BIGDATA: Causal Inference in Large-Scale Time Series
2 R01 LM011826-04
Stevens Institute of Technology

Kumar, Sudhir
Evolutonary Bioinformatics of Tumor Profiles
1 R01 LM012487-01
Temple Univ of the Commonwealth

Lee, Sandra S
Beyond Consent: Patient Preferences for Governance of Use of Clinical Data and Samples
5 R01 LM012180-03
Stanford University

Leroy, Gondy
Evidence-based Strategy and Tool to Simplify Text for Patients and Consumers
5 R01 LM011975-02
University of Arizona

Li, Lang
Evidence-based Drug-Interaction Discovery: In-Vivo, In-Vitro and Clinical
5 R01 LM011945-03
Indiana Univ-purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Liu, Hongfang
Semi-structured Information Retrieval in Clinical Text for Cohort Identification
5 R01 LM011934-03
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Lu, Xinghua
Deciphering cellular signaling system by deep mining a comprehensive genomic compendium
5 R01 LM012011-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Malin, Bradley A
Automated Detection of Anomalous Accesses to Electronic Health Records
5 R01 LM010207-08
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Miller, Grover P (New Investigator)
Computationally modeling the impact of ontogeny on drug metabolic fate
1 R01 LM012482-01
Univ of Arkansas For Med Scis

Miller, Kristen E (New Investigator)
Signaling Sepsis: Developing a framework to optimize alert design
1 R01 LM012300-01A1
Christiana Care Health Services, Inc.

Moore, Jason H
Bioinformatics Strategies for Genome-Wide Association Studies
5 R01 LM010098-08
University of Pennsylvania

Neapolitan, Richard E
Multidimensional Computer Adaptive Testing for Patient Reported Outcomes
5 R01 LM011962-02
Northwestern University at Chicago

Ogunyemi, Omolola I
Predicting Diabetic Retinopathy from Risk Factor Data and Digital Retinal Images
1 R01 LM012309-01A1
Charles R. Drew University of Med & Sci

Patek, Stephen D
CloudConnect: Consumer Health IT for Enhanced Treatment of Chronic Illness
1 R01 LM012090-01A1
University of Virginia

Popescu, Mihail (New Investigator)
Linguistic Summarization of Sensor Data for Early Illness Recognition in Eldercare
1 R01 LM012221-01A1
University of Missouri-Columbia

Sarkar, Indra N
In silico identification of phyto-therapies
5 R01 LM011963-03
Brown University

Savova, Guergana K
Temporal relation discovery for clinical text
5 R01 LM010090-06
Children's Hospital Corporation

Schillinger, Dean
The Next Frontier in Diabetes Communication: Promoting Health Literacy in the Era of Secure Messaging
5 R01 LM012355-02
University of California, San Francisco

Scotch, Matthew
Merging Viral Genetics with Climate and Population Data for Zoonotic Surveillance
5 R01 LM012080-02
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus

Scotch, Matthew
Merging Viral Genetics with Climate and Population Data for Zoonotic Surveillance
3 R01 LM012080-02S1
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus

Shah, Nigam
Methods for generalized Ontology Terms Enrichment Analysis
4 R01 LM011369-04
Stanford University

Shapiro, Jason S
Terminology Services to Reduce Avoidable CT Imaging
5 R01 LM012196-02
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Simon, Gyorgy
Extracting Typical and Atypical Disease Progression Patterns from Multi-Site EHR
7 R01 LM011972-02
University of Minnesota

Smalheiser, Neil R
Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine
2 R01 LM010817-05A1
University of Illinois at Chicago

Swamidass, Sanjay J (New Investigator)
Data and Tools for Modeling Metabolism and Reactivity
1 R01 LM012222-01
Washington University

Tao, Cui
Patient Medical History Representation, Extraction, and Inference from EHR Data
5 R01 LM011829-03
University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston

Tonellato, Peter J
Predictive Optimal Anticlotting Treatment for Segmented Patient Populations
4 R01 LM011566-04
Harvard Medical School

Visweswaran, Shyam
Development and Evaluation of a Learning Electronic Medical Record System
5 R01 LM012095-02
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Wallace, Byron C
Semi-Automating Data Extraction for Systematic Reviews
7 R01 LM012086-02
Northeastern University

Wright, Adam
Improving Clinical Decision Support Reliability using Anomaly Detection Methods
5 R01 LM011966-03
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Xie, Lei
Drug discovery by Integrating Chemical Genomics and Structural Systems Biology
5 R01 LM011986-03
Hunter College

Xu, Hua
Interactive Machine Learning Methods for Clinical Natural Language Processing
5 R01 LM010681-07
University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston

Xu, Xiaoyin
A Novel Informatics Approach to Understanding Complex Muscle Fiber Phenotypes
5 R01 LM011415-03
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Xu, Xiaoyin
Computer Aided Diagnosis of Cancer Metastases in the Brain
1 R01 LM012434-01
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Exploratory/Developmental Awards (R21)

Chu, Haitao
Statistical Methods and Software for Multivariate Meta-analysis
5 R21 LM012197-02
University of Minnesota

Dixon, Brian E
dvancing Methods to Measure and Improve the Quality of Large Scale Health Data
5 R21 LM012219-02
Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Kavuluru, Venkata N
From Syntactic Relations to Semantic Predications: Porting Open Information Extraction to Biomedicine
1 R21 LM012274-01
University of Kentucky

Lambert, Christophe G
A Microaggregation Framework for Reproducible Research with Observational Data: Addressing Biases while Protecting Personal Identities
1 R21 LM012389-01
University of New Mexico Health Scis Ctr

Mccoy, Allison B
Electronic Health Record Safety: Developing Framework-Based Measures and Identifying Best Practices
1 R21 LM012448-01
Tulane University of Louisiana

Myneni, Sahiti
Content-based Social Network Analysis Methods for Data-driven Health Promotion
5 R21 LM012271-02
University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston


NIH Director's Pioneer Award (DP1)

Wu, Sean M
Enabling Technologies for Human-Machine Hybrid Tissues
5 DP1 LM012179-03
Stanford University


High Priority, Short Term Project Awards

Wright, Melanie C
Right Place, Right Time: Information Design to Support Decisions in Acute Care
5 R56 LM011925-02
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15)

Richesson, Rachel L
Quantifying System and Data Readiness for Automated Clinical Decision Support
1 R15 LM012335-01A1
Duke University


NLM Informatics Conference Awards (R13)

Dunker, Alan K
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
5 R13 LM006766-20
Indiana Univ-purdue Univ at Indianapolis

Kakadiaris, Ioannis A
International Workshop on Large-scale Biomedical Semantic Indexing and Question Answering (BioASQ)
5 R13 LM012214-02
University of Houston

Sarkar, Indra N
New Paths for Biomedical Informatics: A Mini-Symposium for High School Scholars
1 R13 LM012293-01
American Medical Informatics Assn

Thakor, Nitish V
2016 Advanced Health Informatics Gordon Research Conference
1 R13 LM012403-01
Gordon Research Conferences


Knowledge Management/Applied Informatics Grants (G08)

Kaur, Judith S
Stories of our Men: American Indian/Alaska Native Colorectal Health
5 G08 LM012120-03
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Lyles, Courtney R
Overcoming Health Disparities by Engaging Patients with the Personal Health Record, MYSFHEALTH
5 G08 LM012166-02
University of California, San Francisco

Martin, Elaine R
Bridges to Health Information for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
5 G08 LM012154-02
Univ of Massachusetts Med Sch Worcester

Shin, Sonya S
Reducing Cancer Health Disparities in Navajo Nation
5 G08 LM012143-02
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)

Herzberg, David
The Other Drug War: A History of Prescription Drug Abuse in America
5 G13 LM012050-02
State University of New York at Buffalo

Imada, Adria L
Capturing Leprosy: The Medical Gaze in Americas Pacific Empire
5 G13 LM011898-02
University of California Irvine

Jones, David S
On the Origins of Therapies: Innovation, Imagination, and the Evolution of Coronary Artery Surgery, 1910-1970
5 G13 LM012053-02
Harvard Medical School

Muller, Keith E
Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Designs in Health Research
5 G13 LM011879-03
University of Florida

Pomata, Gianna
At the Origins of the Case History: Individualized Medicine in Pre-Modern Europe
5 G13 LM011447-03
Johns Hopkins University

Starks, Tricia
Cigarettes and Soviets: The Culture of Tobacco Use in Modern Russia
5 G13 LM011893-02
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Taylor, Rosemary C
Risks Unforeseen: Policy-making, Science and the Politics of Contaminated Blood
5 G13 LM011888-02
Tufts University Medford

Vexler, Albert
Modern Empirical Likelihood Methods in Biomedicine and Health
1 G13 LM012241-01
State University of New York at Buffalo


Regional Medical Libraries For The National Network Of Libraries Of Medicine (UG4)

Bardyn, Tania P
NN/LM Region 6 RML, NN/LM Web Services Office (NWSO), NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO) - University of Washington / NN/LM 2016-2021 RFA-LM-15-003
1 UG4 LM012343-01
University of Washington

Burgard, Daniel Eric
Creating Solutions for a Healthier Community: A Proposal to Host NN/LMs SCR RML
1 UG4 LM012345-01
University of North Texas Hlth Sci Ctr

Consales, Judith C
Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Region 7 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin).
1 UG4 LM012341-01
University of California Los Angeles

Epstein, Barbara A
National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidAtlantic (Region 1) and Web Services Office
1 UG4 LM012342-01
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Piorun, Mary E 
National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England (Region 8) and Public Health Coordination Office
1 UG4 LM012347-01
Univ of Massachusetts Med Sch Worcester

Shipman, Jean P
National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental (Region 4) and National Training Office
1 UG4 LM012344-01
University of Utah

Tooey, Mary
Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library
1 UG4 LM012340-01
University of Maryland Baltimore

Walton, Linda J
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest (Region 3)
1 UG4 LM012346-01
University of Iowa


Early Career Development Grants (K22)

Beck, Andrew H
Informatics Methods and Models for Computational Pathology
5 K22 LM011931-03
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Hebbring, Scott J
Development and Application of Phenome-wide Scan of Heritability (PheSH)
5 K22 LM011938-03
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

Starkey, Jonathan M
Predictive Model of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Hispanic Population
5 K22 LM011869-03
University of Texas Medical Br Galveston


NLM Career Development Award In Biomedical Informatics (K01)

Banerjee, Tanvi
Managing Dementia through a Multisensory Smart Phone Application to Support Aging in Place
1 K01 LM012439-01
Wright State University

Eng, Kevin H
Informatic Methods for Differential Signaling and Immune Co-Regulatory Expression
5 K01 LM012100-02
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corp

Frost, Hildreth R
Tissue-specific Gene Set Testing
1 K01 LM012426-01
Dartmouth College

Hoen, Anne G
Bioinformatics Strategies for Early Life Microbiomics
5 K01 LM011985-03
Dartmouth College

Huh-Yoo, Jina
InfoMediator: Weaving Clinical Expertise in Online Health Communities
5 K01 LM011980-03
University of California San Diego

Sirota, Marina
Elucidating the Role of the Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Preterm Birth Using Integrative Computational Approaches
1 K01 LM012381-01
University of California, San Francisco

Soulakis, Nicholas D
A Novel Graph Processing Architecture to Ascertain & Monitor Care Coordination
5 K01 LM011973-03
Northwestern University at Chicago

Yao, Lixia
A Research Opportunity Index to Measure Biomedical Research Disparities across the Disease Landscape
1 K01 LM012102-01A1
University of North Carolina Charlotte


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99, R00)

Chen, You
Learning Patterns of Collaboration to Optimize the Management of Care Providers
4 R00 LM011933-02
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Conway, Michael A
Utilizing Social Media as a Resource for Mental Health Surveillance
5 R00 LM011393-04
University of Utah

Hribar, Michelle
Modeling and Optimization of Clinical Processes Using EHR Data
5 K99 LM012238-02
Oregon Health & Science University

Li, Ding C
Construction of Relation Detection Framework Empowered by Topic Modeling
5 K99 LM012021-02
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mayerich, David
Large-Scale Reconstruction of Microvascular Networks and the Surrounding Cellular
5 R00 LM011390-04
University of Houston

Nabavi, Sheida
Novel Integrative Method to Detect Biomakers of Breast Cancer Resistance
5 R00 LM011595-04
University of Connecticut Storrs

Roberts, Kirk E
Natural Language Question Understanding for Electronic Health Records
4 R00 LM012104-02
University of Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston

Wagholikar, Kavishwar B
A Framework to Enhance Decision Support by Invoking NLP: Methods and Applications
4 R00 LM011575-03
Massachusetts General Hospital

Zozus, Meredith Nahm
Pioneering Health Information Technology (R00)
7 R00 LM011128-04
Univ of Arkansas For Med Scis


University Medical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)

Altman, Russ B
Biomedical Informatics Training at Stanford
4 T15 LM007033-33
Stanford University

Brandt, Cynthia A
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Yale
4 T15 LM007056-30
Yale University

Craven, Mark W
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
4 T15 LM007359-15
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Demiris, George
Biomedical and Health Informatics Training Program
4 T15 LM007442-15
University of Washington

Embi, Peter J
The OSU Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP)
4 T15 LM011270-05
Ohio State University

Gadd, Cynthia S
Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics Training Program
4 T15 LM007450-15
Vanderbilt University

Hersh, William R
Biomedical Informatics Research Training at Oregon Health & Science University
4 T15 LM007088-25
Oregon Health & Science University

Hripcsak, George M
Training in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
4 T15 LM007079-25
Columbia University Health Sciences

Hurdle, John F
University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
4 T15 LM007124-20
University of Utah

Hunter, Lawrence E
Colorado Biomedical Informatics Training Program
4 T15 LM009451-10
University of Colorado Denver

Jacobson, Rebecca S
Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
4 T15 LM007059-30
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh

Kavraki, Lydia E
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics for Predoc & Postdoctoral Fellows
4 T15 LM007093-25
Rice University

McCray, Alexa T
Boston-Area Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
4 T15 LM007092-25
Harvard Medical School

Ohno-Machado, Lucila
San Diego Biomedical Informatics Education & Research (SABER)
4 T15 LM011271-05
University of California San Diego


BD2K Research Education Awards (R25)

Haddad, Bassem R
Demystifying Biomedical Big Data: A User’s Guide
3 R25 LM012285-01S1
Georgetown University

Haddad, Bassem R
Demystifying Biomedical Big Data: A User’s Guide
5 R25 LM012285-02
Georgetown University

Lawson, Catherine L
Administrative Supplement to Enabling Data Science in Biology
3 R25 LM012286-01S1
Rutgers, The State Univ of NJ

Lawson, Catherine L
Enabling Data Science in Biology
5 R25 LM012286-02
Rutgers, the State Univ of NJ

Martin, Elaine R
Development of a Best Practices in Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
7 R25 LM012284-02
Harvard Medical School

Seymour, Anne
Training & Tools for Informationists to Facilitate Sharing of Next Generation Sequencing Data
3 R25 LM012288-01S1
Johns Hopkins University

Seymour, Anne
Training & Tools for Informationists to Facilitate Sharing of Next Generation Sequencing Data
5 R25 LM012288-02
Johns Hopkins University

Surkis, Alisa
Preparing Medical Librarians to Understand and Teach Research Data Management
5 R25 LM012283-02
New York University School of Medicine


Predoctoral Training In Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)

Altman, Russ B
Biomedical Data Science Graduate Training at Stanford
1 T32 LM012409-01
Stanford University

Amos, Christopher I
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at Dartmouth
1 T32 LM012204-01A1
Dartmouth College

Daniels, Michael J
Predoctoral Training In Biomedical Big Data Science
1 T32 LM012414-01A1
University of Texas, Austin

Kosorok, Michael R
Big Data to Knowledge Training Program
8 T32 LM012420-02
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Kosorok, Michael R
Big Data to Knowledge Training Program
3 T32 LM012420-02S1
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Malin, Bradley A
BIDS: Vanderbilt Training Program in Big Biomedical Data Science
1 T32 LM012412-01
Vanderbilt University

Newton, Michael A
Bio-Data Science Training Program
1 T32 LM012413-01A1
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noble, William Stafford
University of Washington PhD Training in Big Data for Genomics and Neuroscience
8 T32 LM012419-02
University of Washington

Papin, Jason
Transdisciplinary Big Data Science Training at UVA
1 T32 LM012416-01
University of Virginia

Pellegrini, Matteo
Biomedical Big Data Training Grant
8 T32 LM012424-02
University of California Los Angeles

Quackenbush, John
Statistical and Quantitative Training in Big Data Health Science
1 T32 LM012411-01A1
Harvard School of Public Health

Ritchie, Marylyn D
Penn State Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (B2D2K) Training Program
1 T32 LM012415-01
Pennsylvania State University-Univ Park

Shyu, Chi-Ren
Massive and Complex Data Analytics Pre-Doctoral Training in One Health
1 T32 LM012410-01
University of Missouri-Columbia

Starren, Justin B
Predoctoral Training Program in Biomedical Data Driven Discovery (BD3)
5 T32 LM012203-02
Northwestern University at Chicago

Vanderlaan, Mark J
Biomedical Big Data Training Program at UC Berkeley
1 T32 LM012417-01
University of California Berkeley



Mallory, Emily K
Integrating Literature and Experimental Data for Druggability Methods
1 F31 LM012354-01
Stanford University



Kloppenborg, Brian
Accelerating Biomedical Image Processing using Massively Parallel Processors
1 R43 LM012359-01
Accelereyes, LLC

Riskin, Daniel J
Leveraging Advanced Clinical Phenotyping to Enhance Problem Lists and Support Value-based Healthcare
1 R43 LM012357-01A1

Welch, Brandon M
Expanding Teleconsent Capabilities to Improve Clinical Research Recruitment
1 R41 LM012547-01A1, LLC

Williams, Jayne A
A Search Engine for Heterogeneous Information Needs in the Clinical Workflow
2 R44 LM011590-02
Medsocket of Missouri, Inc.



Last Reviewed: October 21, 2016