2011 Faculty Grants

Marita Murrman, EdD, MS, Sociomedical Sciences, received $2,600,000 over four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the New York City-Long Island-Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center.

 

 

Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry (P&S), and Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Department of Epidemiology, have received $3.3 million over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America."

Mady Hornig, MD, Department of Epidemiology, has received $3.25 million over three years from the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, Inc., for "Pathogenesis and Pathogen Discovery in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

Paul Colson, PhD, ICAP, has received $3 million over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "The Development and Establishment of an International Accredited Training Center in South Africa Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY."

Batya Elul, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, has received $2 million over two years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "Overcoming Barriers to Occupational Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Reporting and Case Management (ESIS Task Order 0003)." She also received $1.45 million over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for " Strengthening HIV Strategic Information in the Republic of Mali Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY."

Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, has received $1.9 million over three years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "Understanding Discontinuation of Outpatient Care among HIV-Positive Inpatients."

 

Yuanjia Wang, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, has received $1.1 million over four years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Efficient Methods for Genotype-Specific Distributions with Unobserved Genotypes."

 

David Hoos, MD, Department of Epidemiology, ICAP, has received $50 million over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "Technical Assistance for the Continued Sustainable Provision of Comprehensive Quality HIV/AIDS Services in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY."

Departments of Medicine (P&S) and Epidemiology, ICAP, has received $15 million over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "HIV Prevention Services, Capacity Building Assistance and Evaluation Activities for High-Risk, Underserved Populations in the Republic of South Africa Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY." She also received $3.6 million over five years from the CDC for "Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for HIV Services and Program Transition in the Republic of Mozambique Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY."

Elaine Abrams, MD, departments of Pediatrics (P&S) and Epidemiology, ICAP, has received $6.1 million over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "Improving Care and Treatment for TB/HIV Co-Infected Children Through the Establishment of Comprehensive Pediatric TB/HIV Activities in the United Republic of Tanzania Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY." She also received $5.6 million over five years from the CDC for "Supporting Local Organizations to Implement and Expand Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)–NY."

Ruth Ottman, PhD, departments of Epidemiology and Neurology (P&S), and G.H. Sergievsky Center, has received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a Center without Walls for collaborative research in the epilepsies. The project, titled "Epi4K: Gene Discovery in 4,000 Epilepsy Genomes," includes six linked R01 grants. Ottman is principal investigator on two of these grants: Phenotyping and Clinical Informatics Core ($2.1 million) and Whole Genome Sequencing in Multiplex Families and Pairs ($945,000).

Karolynn Siegel, PhD, and Helen-Maria Lekas, PhD, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, have received $1.9 million over three years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "Online Partnering of Heterosexuals and HIV Risk."

 

Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received $1 million over four years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for "Influenza Outbreak Prediction: Applying Data Assimilation Methodology to Make Skillful Forecast of an Inherently Chaotic Nonlinear System."

 

Lambert Lumey, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, has received $1 million over three years from the National Institute on Aging for "Prenatally Induced DNA Methylation Profiles and Disease Risk at Age 60."


 

Margaret Kruk, MD, Department of Health Policy and Management, has received $3.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Using the HIV/AIDS Program Platform in Tanzania."

 

Bruce George Link, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, has received $1.9 million over four years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "A School-Based Intervention to Reduce Stigma and Promote Mental-Health Service Use."

 

W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Center for Infection and Immunity, has received $2 million over one year from the Department of the Army for "Rapid Identification of Unknown Pathogens."

 

 

Manuela Orjuela, MD, Department of Environment Health Sciences, has received $383,018 over two years from the National Institutes of Health for "Household Naphthalene Exposure: Chromosomal Aberrations in Poor Urban School Children."