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Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity

The list below includes active faculty projects with extramural funding. Those with "CCDA"in the Sponsor column are currently being conducted with support through the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation endowment. For additional information on a faculty member's interests, please follow the link to their departmental Web page.

Principal Investigator
Project Title
C. Adams, Ph.D.

NIH (subcontract)

NIH (subcontract) 


Creating an infection-free intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis


A new allograft that promotes long-term, infection-free skeletal repair


Effect of liposuction technique on the validity and differentiation of adipose derived stem cell

D. Appelt, Ph.D.

Penna. Dept. of Health

Dissecting the apoptosis pathway affected by C. pneumoniae in Alzheimer's disease
Y. Bai, Ph.D. CCDA Nerve growth factors intranasal delivery to the CNS for Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation


Endowment for Aging Research
The role of tryptophan metabolism in C. pneumoniae infected monocytes: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease
R. Barsotti, Ph.D. NIH Determinants of cardiac thin filament regulation
IL-1 regulation of MMP-1 and MMP-3 genes in gingival and synovial fibroblasts
Effects of nicotine and glucose on production of inflammatory mediators in response to IL-1 and LPS in human gingival fibroblasts and CAL27 oral cancer cells

B. Buxton, Ph.D.
(Georgia campus)

Pearson Benjamin Cummings

Interactive CD-ROM on the immune system for undergraduate physiology textbooks

Q. Chen, Ph.D. CCDA The oxidative stress and inflammatory responses under acute hypoglycemic conditions
M. D'Angelo, Ph.D. CCDA Novel metalloprotease peptide derivative therapeutics for osteoarthritis
R. DiTomasso, Ph.D. Pew Charitable Trusts Enhancing behavioral health service delivery for vulnerable adults at the PCOM Healthcare Centers
S. Felgoise, Ph.D.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Penna. Dept. of Health

Measuring quality of life in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Psychological functioning, coping, and factors affecting quality of life in persons with long QT syndrome


K. Galluzzi, D.O.


Medical College of Wisconsin

The physician's role in death: Utilizing the SP program to bring issues to life

Medical School Palliative Care Education Project

Penna. Dept. of Health


Entry mechanisms of mouse hepatitis virus, a model for multiple sclerosis

Changes in expression of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and β-amyloid processing due to infection of neuronal cells by C. pneumoniae and/or herpes simplex virus type I

P. Kottsieper, Ph.D. NIH (subcontract)

Adherence and empowerment:  Service participation and meaningful outcomes


Philadelphia Health Care Trust; Herb & Karen Lotman Foundation
American Osteopathic Association
Function, quality of life, and possible mechanisms of action in the adjunctive care of patients with Parkinson's Dseae treated with whole body, periodic acceleration &/or OMT: Pilot studies

High-tech/high-touch translational care for MS: Integrating OMT, periodic acceleration therapy and TMR with IsoPUMP® maximal effort exercise


C.S. Little, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Immune modulation of T-cells from peanut-sensitized inbred mice

H. Lu, Ph.D.
(Georgia campus)
CCDA Optogenic study of cerebellar circuit
Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation
Self-management program to prevent cardiovascular disease

Establishing a predoctoral collaborative center for enhancing interest in primary care practice


H. Parihar, R.Ph., Ph.D.
(Georgia campus)
CCDA Design and synthesis of molecular probes for serotonin type 3 receptors and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor architecture and molecular-level function
A. Sharma, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
(Georgia campus)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (subcontract)


Low-dose ketamine (intraoperative) decreases postoperative opioid use




Ketamine-mediated modulation of NMDA and opioid receptors in activated platelets

D. Wang, Ph.D.
(Georgia campus)
CCDA Dually targeting L-type Ca2+ channel and type 4 phosphodiesterase for treatment of obesity
M. Xu, M.D., Ph.D. CCDA Axon regeneration

In vivo and ex vivo mechanisms related to eNOS uncoupling during reperfusion

Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and dihydrobiopterin (BH2) in leukocyte-endothelium interactions using intravital microscopy
Penna. Dept. of Health
Role of nutrition in prostate cance
Last Updated: 4/30/15