Grant Awards

Grant Awards

Members of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine are working hard in labs and clinics producing novel and groundbreaking research to benefit the health and well-being of the world community.

Updated August 9, 2018

Researchers in Roman labThose efforts require the financial means to continue toward the goal of making the world a better place through breakthroughs in research.

While certain grant funding makes headlines, all is vital in the mission to advance the knowledge of clinicians and care-givers to better treat their patients and help them live their lives to the fullest.

We congratulate the members of our department whose hard work, dedication and curiosity make it possible to move forward in those quests.

(Source: UofL Today Recent Awards "Snapshot" updates)

August 2018     |     July 2018     |     June 2018     |     March 2018     |     February 2018     |     January 2018     |     November 2017     |     October 2017     |     September 2017     |     August 2017     |     July 2017     |     June 2017     |     May 2017     |     April 2017     |     March 2017     |     February 2017     |     January 2017

 


August 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Zhong-bin Deng, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Gut Xxtracellular Vesicles Promote Alcohol-Induced Liver Injury via TLR4-Regulated miRNAs

$221,375

 

 

Jerry Yu, Ph.D.

Pulmonary

V.A. Medical Center

IPA Agreement - Igor Zelko (Yu PULM-024-17S The Vagus Nerve in Lung Disease)

$112,036

 

 

 

V.A. Medical Center

IPA Agreement - Lu Cai (Yu PULM-024-17S The Vagus Nerve in Lung Disease)

$19,276


July 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

COBRE - Center for Excellence in Diabetes and Obesity Research

$1,115,000

 

 

 

The Nature Conservancy

Green Heart Project

$2,000,000


June 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Levi Beverly, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

Understanding the Role of Gamma Secretase and Ubiquilin in Antigen Processing, Interferon Signaling and Immunotherapy

$75,000

 

Ruth Carrico, Ph.D.

Infectious Diseases

Kentucky Department for Public Health

UofL Ebola Stimulus FY19

$170,000

 

Howard Donninger, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

Overcoming Lung Cancer MDSC-mediated Immune Suppression by Targeting IL-6 Signaling

$75,000

 

Chi Li, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

Inhibit Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth by Targeting Paraoxonase 2

$75,000


March 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Joseph Moore IV, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

The Role of Cardiomyogenic Lineage Commitment in Cardiac Mesenchymal Cell-Mediated Extracellular Vesicle Signaling and Cardiac Repair

$385,000

 

Timothy O'Toole, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Particulate Air Pollution

$624,022


February 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Shirish Barve, Ph.D.

Gastroenterology

Vanderbilt University

1/2 Alcohol Associated Comorbidities and Microbiome Evaluation in HIV (ACME HIV)

$289,851


January 2018

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., RN

Infectious Diseases

Catholic Charities

Refugee Health Surveillance

$30,000

 

Jon Klein, M.D., Ph.D.

Nephrology/
Hypertension

Jewish Heritage Fund

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Research Enhancement Grant

$347,385


November 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Shirish Barve, Ph.D.

Gastroenterology

National Institutes of Health

2/2 Alcohol Associated Comorbidities and Microbiome Evaluation in HIV (ACME HIV)

$673,788

 

Matthew Cave, M.D.

Gastroenterology

National Institutes of Health

Environmental Liver Disease

$550,876


October 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Roberto Bolli, M.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Protection of Ischemic Myocardium

$2,774,979

 

Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Environmental Exposure and Cardiometabolic Disease - Admin Core

$1,335,021


September 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Jonathan Chaires, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Targeting Nucleic Acids with an Integrated Virtual and Actual Screen

$355,395

 

Craig McClain, M.D.

Gastroenterology

VA Medical Center

IPA-Lanceta CSP#577 CONFIRM VA Cooperative Study

$35,587


August 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Using Fortilin Inhibitors to Block Atherosclerosis

$123,200

 

Children's Hospital Boston

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Endothelial Dysfunction

$200,200

 

Jun Yan, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Psoriasis Foundation

Regulation of Innate Gammadelta T17 Cells in Skin Inflammation

$100,000


July 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Steven Jones, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National American Heart Association

Louisville Cardiovascular Mentorship Program: Developing Independent Cardiovascular Investigators

$60,000

 

Zhong-bin Deng, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Intestinal Epithelial Cells-Derived Exosomal miRNA's Regulate Liver Inflammation in Obesity

$231,000

 

Mariusz Ratajczak, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Novel Mechanisms Involving Complement Cascade in Stem Cell Trafficking

$346,500


June 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Nichola Garbett, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Wake Forest University

Theranostic Nanoparticles for Detection and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

$3,186

 

Wake Forest University

Stroma Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles for Pancreatic Cancer

$5,461

 

Kavitha Yaddanapudi, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

A Novel Immunotherapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Lung Cancer

$150,000

 

Mariusz Ratajczak, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Current Trends in Stem Cell Therapies

$128,751

 

Mark Rothstein, J.D.

Internal Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Addressing ELSI Issues in Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices

$676,565


May 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Nichola Garbett, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Enhanced Diagnostic Assessment in Lupus Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry

$360,517

 

Petra Haberzettl, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Air Pollution, Circadian Rhythm Disruption and Cardiometabolic Disease

$344,607


April 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Julio Ramirez, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Clinical and Translational Research in Pneumonia: Creating a Research Agenda for Today and Tomorrow

$5,000

 

John Trent, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

Targeting the Human Telomere Complex in Lung Cancer

$150,000

 

Jun Yan, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Regulation of Dermal Gamma Delta T Cells by Pathogens/Microbial Commensals in Health and Psoriasis

$200,000

 


March 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Mark Pfiefer, M.D.

Internal Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Training in Interprofessional Education for Palliative Care in Oncology

$203,380

 

Craig McClain, M.D.

Gastroenterology

VA Medical Center

IPA - Mahanes - Dietary Fat & Alcoholic Liver Disease

$130,727

 

VA Medical Center

IPA - Warner - Dietary Fat & Alcoholic Liver Disease

$84,778

 

VA Medical Center

IPA - Mir-CSP#577 Confirm VA Cooperative Study

$123,854

 

 

Jon Klein, M.D., Ph.D.

Nephrology/
Hypertension

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Integrating Proteomics and Metabolomics to Understand Pediatric Glomerular Disease Pathophysiology and Prognosis

$250,784


February 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Jun Yan, Ph.D.

Oncology/
Hematology

National Institutes of Health

Transcriptional Regulation of Immunosupressive Macrophages by c-Maf in Cancer

$352,275


January 2017

 

Principal Investigator

Division

Sponsor

Title

Amount

 

Monica Ann Shaw, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Trover Rural Scholarships for Class 2017 and 2018

$1,406,000

 

Vincent La Russa, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine

Indiana University

Stem Cell Manufacturing to Support STL16101Q Champ Pilot Study

$69,900