Brown Announces More Than $3.6 Million for Biomedical Research and Research Training at Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Ohio is to receive more than $3.6 million in competitive grants and administrative supplements for biomedical research and research training in Ohio institutions of higher education. The grants are awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and invest in institutions in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Gambier and Toledo. 

“These funds invest in the next generation of advanced scientific and medical research to tackle our health challenges,” Brown said. “These grants keep Ohio at the forefront of research development and stimulate new economic opportunities”

A 2008 study by the National Institute of Health approximates that each dollar invested in universities and hospitals can generate more than twice that amount. Ohio was a top-ten leader in economic activity created through NIH funding in 2007.

For more information about grant and supplement recipients, please see the graph below.

Institution

Grant/Administrative Support Recipient

Project

Amount

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Michael Jordan

"An Animal Model of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis"

$249,023

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Ruhikanta Amom Meetei

"Function and Regulation of FANCM in Fanconi Anemia"

$238,884

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Qishen Pang

"Role of FA protein complexes in hematopoiesis"

$114,540

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Paul R. Andreassen

"FANCD2 Monoubiquitination in DNA Damage Responses"

$233,084

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

H. Leighton Grimes

"Molecular Mechanism of Severe Congenital Neutropenia"

$242,753

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Joseph S. Palumbo

"Mechanisms Linking Metastasis to Tumor Procoagulant and Innate Immunity"

$225,351

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Jose A. Cancelas

"Rac GTPase Inhibition in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia"

$210,326

Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Sanjoy Kumar Das

"Molecular Signaling in Decidualization"

$557,808

Case Western Reserve University

Melvin Edward Medof

"Role of DAF in the Complement Cascade"

$72,609

Cleveland Clinic Lerner Col/Med-CWRU

Bin Zhang

"ER-to-Golgi transport of coagulation factors V and VIII"

$188,455

Ohio State University

Andre Francis Palmer

"Mechanically Stable Blood Substitutes"

$265,416

Ohio State University

Michael K. Racke

"T cell activation requirement in autoimmune demyelination"

$375,000

Ohio State University

Chienliang Glenn Lin

"Translational regulation of glutamate transporter EAAT2 & therapeutic application"

$444,731

University of Cincinnati

Roger T. Worrell

Summer research experience

$46,042

Ohio State University

Dehua Pei

Chemistry/Biology Interface trainting

$71,602

Kenyon College

Joan L. Slonczewski

"pH Regulation in Bacillus subtillis (AREA R15)

$68,118

University of Toledo

Surya Nauli

Summer research experience

$18,240

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