Grants

 

Grant Opportunities

A major initiative of the CCDA is to aid in the development of new studies either by providing pilot grants to investigators studying chronic diseases/disorders in the aging process or creating collaboration between CCDA members. The goals of this initiative are to: (1) increase research within the CCDA and Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; (2) increase scholarly activity within the PCOM community; (3) establish preliminary studies for large grant applications to organizations such as the NIH and NSF; and (4) provide recognition of the existence of the CCDA as a unique entity supporting basic and applied research into healthy aging and major chronic problems of the 21st century.

Links to Major Granting Agencies:

National Institues of Health: www.nih.gov
National Science Foundation: www.nsf.gov

Pilot Research Grants

Year 2009 - 2010

  • Adwoa Aduonum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Methamphetamine modulation of synaptic plasticity”
  • Brian J. Balin, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Modulation of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of THP1 cells following exposure to pDAG"
  • Qian Chen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “The role of the protein kinase C beta II in acute hyperglycemia induced leukocyte-endothelial interactions by using intravital microscopy”
  • Marina D’Angelo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Efficacy of collagenase 3 peptides in abrogation of tissue destruction in an animal model of osteoarthritis”
  • Kerin Fresa-Dillon, PhD, Professor,Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus – PCOM “Efficacy of a vaccine against C. pneumoniae in prevention of respiratory infection and/or respiratory spread”
  • Susan Hingley, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus- PCOM “Investigation of mouse hepatitis virus entry into host cells using siRNA technology”
  • Harold L. Komiskey, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Resveratrol, estrogen, and curcumin effect on manganese-induced toxicity of rat astrocytes”
  • Lindon H. Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus- PCOM “Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and dihydrobiopterin (BH2) in leukocyte-endothelium interactions by using intravital microscopy”

 

Year 2008 -2009

  • Adwoa Aduonum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Methamphetamine modulation of synaptic plasticity”
  • Denah Appelt, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Physiology, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae (Cpn) promotes Ab 1-42 amyloid processing in neuronal cells: A pathogenic trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • Brian J. Balin, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Analysis of Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection and Alzheimer’s disease pathology in the human olfactory system”
  • Denise Burns, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “The effects of osteopathic manipulation versus laser treatments on hypothyroidism”
  • Qian Chen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “PKC isoform inhibition in leukocyte-endothelium interactions by using intravital microscopy”
  • Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Determination of the physiologically and pathophysiologically relevance of arginase isoforms in NO production by human gingival fibroblasts”
  • Marina D’Angelo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “The protease sensitive hinge region of LTBP1 is a substrate for MMP-13”
  • Randal Gregg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology & Forensic Medicine, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Modeled microgravity effect upon dendritic cell activation of tumor-specific CD8+T cells and melanoma growth”
  • Francis E. Jenney, Jr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Utilization of a small, hyperstable iron-protein, Pyrococcus furiosus rubredoxin, as a medical diagnostic and therapeutic tool”
  • Michael L. Kuchera, DO, Professor and director, OMM Research/Human Performance & Biomechanics Laboratory, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “A multi-center pilot study to evaluate the effect of a pelvic orthotic and OMT protocol to reduce the impact of postural decompensation in L5-S1 isthmic spondylolisthesis subjects with chronic, recurrent low back pain”
  • Michael McGuinness, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Estrogen regulation of cell adhesion molecules and their role in Sertoli cell-spermatogenic cell interaction”
  • Mary P. Owen, PhD, JD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Georgia Campus - PCOM “Control of retinal arteriole smooth muscle vasodilation: Exploring the role of glucose, PGI2, BKca channels, and extravascular pressure”
  • Lindon H. Young, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Administration of protein kinase C beta II Inhibitor during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy reduces free radical production”


Year 2007 - 2008

  • Denah Appelt, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Physiology, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Effects on the apoptotic markers following a Chlamydial infection in neurons and astrocytes: implications for Alzheimer’s disease”
  • Marina D’Angelo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Hypertrophic chondrocytes produce a large latent TGFb complex that includes MMP13”
  • Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Quality of life, coping, and psychological well-being in children with LQTS and their primary caregivers”
  • Katherine D. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “The physician’s role in death: utilizing SP program to bring issues to life”
  • Susan T. Hingley, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Development of a real-time PCR assay for the investigation of viral entry mechanisms”
  • C. Scott Little, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, & Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia Campus - PCOM “Development and immune modulation of peanut allergy in BALB/c and C3H/HeJ mice”