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Principal Investigators

As of September 1, 2009, the NHLBI has supported hundreds of principal investigators (PIs) with American Recovery and Reinvestment (the Recovery Act) funds, using existing mechanisms, such as expansion of the research paylines from 2008 and 2009, as well as new programs created specifically for the Recovery Act, including Challenge Grants, and Grand Opportunities (GO) grants. Learn more about the scientists who are directing projects or programs supported by grants.

Below are profiles of Recovery Act-funded scientists who provided their photographs to the NHLBI. To find out more about their projects or to see all the NHLBI-funded Recovery Act projects, use the search tool on the right. If you are a PI, please consider sharing your Recovery Act story and photograph for publication on these Web pages.

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Photo of Kenneth Melvin Baker, M.D.Kenneth Melvin Baker, M.D.
Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
Role of Retinoid Mediated Signaling in Diabetes and Cardiac Remodeling
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $393,750
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Additional Funding:
Role of Retinoid Mediated Signaling in Diabetes and Cardiac Remodeling
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $399,227
More information about the grant

Total funding: $792,977
Photo of Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D.Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D.
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Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biosciences, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, Portland, Oregon
Neutrophins and Development of Baroreceptor Pathways
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $174,342
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Photo of Mike Bamshad, M.D.
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Mike Bamshad, M.D.
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Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
ARRA - NHLBI Lung Cohorts Sequencing Project
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $2,594,102
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
ARRA - NHLBI Lung Cohorts Sequencing Project
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $2,561,111
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Total funding: $5,155,213
Photo of Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
Iriving and Jean Stone Chair in Life Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Student and/or teacher training opportunities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $19,829
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Photo of R. Graham Barr, M.D., Dr.P.H.R. Graham Barr, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
Genome-wide and Linkage Study of Quantitative Emphysema Phenotypes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,863
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Additional Funding:
Genome-wide and Linkage Study of Quantitative Emphysema Phenotypes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $470,593
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Total funding: $970,456
Photo of Craig T. Basson, M.D., Ph.D.Craig T. Basson, M.D., Ph.D.
Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
Let-7 miRNA Control of Heart Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,998
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Photo of Sompop Bencharit, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.Sompop Bencharit, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Role of Programmed Cell Death10 (PDCD10) in p38 MAP kinase activation and PDK1 si
Administered by the the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $185,000
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Photo of Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., Sc.M.Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., Sc.M.
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Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Risk Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical, Biological, and Genetic Markers
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $492,694
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Additional Funding:
Risk Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical, Biological, and Genetic Markers
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $474,529
More information about the grant

Total funding: $967,223
Photo of Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D.Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D.
Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Reductive Stress in the Pathogenesis of R120GCryAB Cardiomyopathy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $433,005
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Additional Funding:
Reductive Stress in the Pathogenesis of R120GCryAB Cardiomyopathy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $441,466
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Total funding: $874,471
Photo of Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D.Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D.
Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Transcription Programming in Cardiac Growth
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $23,984
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Photo of J. Edwin Blalock, Ph.D.J. Edwin Blalock, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Therapeutics for Chronic Lung Diseases: Antagonists of PGP, Chemokines and CXCR
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $411,364
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Additional Funding:
Effect of Macrolide Treatment on a Novel Pathway of Neutrophilic Inflammation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $42,413
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Therapeutics for Chronic Lung Diseases: Antagonists of PGP, Chemokines and CXCR
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $411,690
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Total funding: $865,467
Photo of Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.
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Director, Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Building on GWAS for NHLBI Diseases: The CHARGE Consortium
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $12,281,613
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Photo of Gary M. Bokoch, Ph.D.Gary M. Bokoch, Ph.D.
Professor, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
G Protein Regulation of the Neutrophil NADPH Oxidase
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $710,981
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Photo of Julie Buring, Sc.D., M.S.Julie Buring, Sc.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
The Women's Health Study: Addition of New Data to Maximize its Research Impact
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,778
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
The Women's Health Study: Addition of New Data to Maximize its Research Impact
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $492,524
More information about the grant

Total funding: $992,302
Photo of Michael Busch, M.D., Ph.D.Michael Busch, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Scientific Affairs, Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California
Viral/Immune Parameters of Dengue and WNV in Donors: Blood Safety Implications
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,051,726
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Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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