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FY 2012 New and Competing Awards

This list includes new and competing awards (grants) that were funded by NCCAM in Fiscal Year 2012. The list was generated from RePORTER.

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NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1)

Synthetic Biology Platforms for Natural Product Discovery and Biosynthesis
Smolke, Christina D.
Stanford University


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)

A Computational Framework for Designing Microbiome Manipulation
Borenstein, Elhanan
University of Washington


Predoctoral Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)

Immune Mechanisms of CAM Intervention in Autoimmunity
Astry, Brian Calvin
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Oxidative Metabolites of Curcumin and Their Biological Activity
Gordon, Odaine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Biology and Chemistry of Traditionally Used Anti-diabetic Botanical Drugs
Gunn, Jordan James
University of Illinois

Vitamin D Regulation of CD14 in Mammary Epithelial Cells
Simmons, Katrina Marie
University at Albany, State University of New York

Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Withaferin A in Her-2/neu Breast Cancer
Smith, Annalise Roxanne
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Postdoctoral Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)

New Mechanisms of Anti-tumor Activity of A-type PACs From Cranberries
Bystrom, Laura Marie
Weill Cornell Medical College

Cost Effectiveness of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Seniors With Neck Pain
Leininger, Brent
Northwestern Health Sciences University

Investigating Pain Processing in the Brain, Brainstem, and Spinal Cord With fMRI
Weber, Kenneth Arnold
Northwestern University at Chicago

Delineating the Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Meditation
Zeidan, Fadel
Wake Forest University Health Sciences


Research Scientist Development Award—Research and Training (K01)

Curcumin and Chemoprevention of H. pylori–Associated Gastric Carcinogenesis
Chaturvedi, Rupesh
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Stress Reduction Studies in Mice and Humans
Gurfein, Blake Taylor
University of California, San Francisco

Bioactives in Blueberries and Insulin Resistance
Stull, April
Louisiana State University
Pennington Biomedical Research Center


Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

MBSR for Fibromyalgia: A Dose-Finding Study
Ali, Ather
Yale University

Mind-Body Therapies for Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease
Birdee, Gurjeet Singh
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)

Mentoring and Research in Patient-Oriented Medicine
Barrett, Bruce P.
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mentoring and Research in Placebo Studies, Asian Medicine, and CAM
Kaptchuk, Ted
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


NIH Pathway to Independence Award (R00)

Benzophenones: Novel Natural Agents That Inhibit HIV and Candida
Murata, Ramiro Mendonca
University of Southern California


Research Project (R01)

Role of Stress-Induced Reduction in Lactobacillus reuteri on Colonic Inflammation
Bailey, Michael T.
Ohio State University

Meditation and Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection (MEPARI-2)
Barrett, Bruce P.
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Efficacy of Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Smoking Cessation
Bock, Beth C.
Miriam Hospital

Better Understanding of the Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Korean Ginseng in Stroke
Dore, Sylvain
University of Florida

Natural Product HCV Drugs From Rare Plant–Microbe Interactions
Hamann, Mark T.
University of Mississippi

Mechanistic Analysis of Flavonoids on Bacterial Virulence
Hang, Howard C. and Galan, Jorge E.
Rockefeller University

Novel Analytical Tools for 3 Dimensional Imaging Studies on Spinal Manipulation
Inoue, Nozomu
Rush University Medical Center

Brain-Centered Therapy Versus Medication for Urgency Urinary Incontinence: An RCT
Ketai, Loren Howard and Komesu, Yuko Margaret
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Curcuma longa: Epigenetic Effects in Prostate and Colon Cancer
Kong, An-Ng Tony
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Oxidative Stress and Programmed Death Pathways: Cross Talk in Pancreatic Cancer
Kumar, Addanki P.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mechanism of Action of L-THP as an Alternative Therapy for Cocaine Addiction
Lee, David Yue-Wei
McLean Hospital

Identification and Molecular Characterization of Anti-diabetic Flavonoids
Liu, Dongmin
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Targeting PCSK9 Transcription To Combat Hypercholesterolemia by Berberine
Liu, Jingwen
Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc.

Mechanisms of Prostate Cancer Prevention by Korean Angelica
Lu, Junxuan
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Mechanism of Activation of Probiotic Bifidobacteria by Prebiotic Milk Glycans
Mills, David A.; German, Bruce; Lebrilla, Carlito B.; and Slupsky, Carolyn
University of California, Davis

Synergistic Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Coffee Components in Parkinson’s Disease
Mouradian, M. Maral
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Immune Enhancing Echinacea Bacterial Endophytes
Pasco, David S.
University of Mississippi

Mechanistic Studies on Staphylococcal Quorum Quenching Natural Products
Quave, Cassandra Leah
Emory University

Expectancy and Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea
Roscoe, Joseph A. 
University of Rochester

Remedying Dysfunctional Angiogenesis and Tissue Ischemia With Barleria lupulina
Senger, Donald R.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Treatment of Depression With Yoga and Walking
Streeter, Chris Conway
Boston University Medical Campus

Prevention of Estrogen-Mediated Mammary Carcinogenesis by Mixtures of Tocopherols
Suh, Nanjoo
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

The RELIEF Study
Thomas, James S. and Clark, Brian C.
Ohio University Athens

Generalizing a Valid Sham Manipulation to a Multiple Operator, Longitudinal RCT for Chronic Neck Pain
Vernon, Howard Terry
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Mechanisms of Preferential Targeting of Colon Cancer by a Plant-Derived Alkaloid
Wald, David
Case Western Reserve University

Neuroprotective Effect of Flavanol (-)-Epicatechin After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Wang, Jian
Johns Hopkins University

Protect Patient Safety Through Herb-Drug-Disease Interaction Detection and Alert
Zeng, Qing
University of Utah


Conference (R13)

The International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Haramati, Aviad
Georgetown University

SAR 2013: Impact of Acupuncture Research on 21st Century Health Care
Harris, Richard E. and Napadow, Vitaly
Society for Acupuncture Research

2012 International Congress on Natural Products Conference
Kennelly, Edward J.
Lehman College


Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on Psychobiological Indicators of Anxiety and Sleep Quality
Caldwell, Karen Leigh
Appalachian State University

Unraveling Immunostimulatory and Immunosuppressive Effects of Echinacea purpurea
Cech, Nadja B.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A Placebo-Control Evaluation of Neurofeedback Efficacy in Adults With ADHD
Keith, Julian R.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Exploratory/Development Grant (R21)

Biological and Clinical Outcomes of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy in Treatment of Patients with Acute Inflammatory Radiculopathy Secondary to Lumbar Disc Herniation
Bishop, Paul Burton
University of British Columbia

Molecular and Functional PET-fMRI Measures of Placebo Analgesia in Migraine
Borsook, David
Massachusetts General Hospital

Implementing Evidence-Based Treatments for Persistent Back Pain Into Primary Care
Cherkin, Daniel C.
Group Health Cooperative

Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain by Meditation and Placebo
Coghill, Robert C.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Endogenous Mechanisms of Electroacupuncture
Fairbanks, Carolyn A.
University of Minnesota

SSNB, A Chinese Herb-Derived Selective TLR Antagonist
Fan, Daping
University of South Carolina at Columbia

Walking Interventions, Cognitive Remediation and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Keller, Jeffrey Neil
Louisiana State University
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Novel Approach to Treatment of Chronic Pain
Quock, Raymond Mark
Washington State University

Beneficial Effects of Quercetin in COPD—A Preliminary Clinical Trial
Sajjan, Umadevi Sivanappa and Martinez, Fernando J.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Distance Education Online Intervention for Evidence Based Practice Literacy
Schneider, Michael J.
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh


Resource-Related Research Project (R24)

Cochrane Collaboration CAM Field: Resource for Research
Berman, Brian M.
University of Maryland, Baltimore


Education Project (R25)

Expanding EBCP and Research Across the Palmer College of Chiropractic
Long, Cynthia R.
Palmer College of Chiropractic

Changing the Culture of Medical Education Through Reflection and Feedback
Stuber, Margaret and Harrity, Shawn
University of California, Los Angeles


Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)

Safety and Effect of L. reuteri on Biomarkers of Inflammation in Healthy Infants
Rhoads, Jon Marc
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Small Business Innovation Research Grant—Phase I (R43)

A Wearable System To Monitor Tai Chi Practice
Kuris, Benjamin; Bonato, Paolo; and Patel, Shyamal
Ayer and Kuris Research Engineering, Inc.

Development and Validation of DNA Sequence-Based Methods of Medicinal Herb Species
Reynaud, Danica Taylor Harbaugh
AuthenTechnologies, LLC

Human Adipocyte Platform for Discovery of Novel Adiponectin Secretagogues
Seales, Eric Clinton and Schweibert, Erik Mills
DiscoveryBioMed, Inc.


Small Business Innovation Research Grant—Phase II (R44)

Connective Tissue Motion Measure 2
Davis, Robert T. 
Stromatec, Inc.

Reduction of Dietary Oxalate
Li, Qingshan
Captozyme, LLC


Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32)

Training Researchers in Clinical Integrative Medicine (TRIM)
Hecht, Frederick M. and Moskowitz, Judith T.
University of California, San Francisco

UNC Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Mann, John Douglas and Gaylord, Susan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Research Project Cooperative Agreement (U01)

Preparation for GTP Long-Term Clinical Study on Bone Health
Shen, Chwan-Li L.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement (U54)

Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory—Coordinating Center
Califf, Robert M.
Duke University


Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase I (UH2)

Strategies and Opportunities To Stop Colon Cancer in Priority Populations
Coronado, Gloria D.; Devoe, Jennifer E.; and Green, Beverly Beth
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain in Primary Care
Debar, Lynn Larson
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

Pragmatic Trials in Maintenance Hemodialysis
Dembar, Laura M.
University of Pennsylvania

Decreasing Bioburden To Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections and Readmissions
Huang, Susan S.
University of California, Irvine

A Pragmatic Trial of Lumbar Image Reporting With Epidemiology (LIRE)
Jarvik, Jeffrey G.
University of Washington

Nighttime Dosing of Anti-hypertensive Medications: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial
Rosenthal, Gary E.
University of Iowa

Pragmatic Trial of Population-Based Programs To Prevent Suicide Attempt
Simon, Gregory E.
Group Health Cooperative


View FY 2012 Awards in RePORTER