Grants

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.

Major granting agencies include the National Institues of Health and the National Science Foundation.

 

Pilot Research Grants

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”

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”

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”