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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 Joseph G. Cannon, Ph.D.Joseph G. Cannon, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Influence of Physical Activity on Leptin Receptor Expression in Adult Women
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $220,500
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Additional Funding:
Influence of Physical Activity on Leptin Receptor Expression in Adult Women
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $183,750
More information about the grant

Total funding: $404,250
Photo of Thomas P. Cappola, MD, Sc.M.Thomas P. Cappola, MD, Sc.M.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genomics of Myocardial Transcription Factors in Cardiac Remodeling
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $214,295
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Photo of Greg P. Carman, Ph.D.Greg P. Carman, Ph.D.
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
A Novel Thin Film Nitinol Covered Stent to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Jeffrey L. Carson, M.D.Jeffrey L. Carson, M.D.
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Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Transfusion Trigger Trial in Coronary Artery Disease: A Pilot Study
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,392,130
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Photo of Jason R. Carter, Ph.D.Jason R. Carter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
Fish Oil and Neurovascular Control in Humans
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $20,904
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Photo of Trevor P. Castor, Ph.D.Trevor P. Castor, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Aphios Corporation, Woburn, Massachusetts
CFI Pathogen Inactivation Technology
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D.Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Mechanisms for Neural Crest Cell Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $354,196
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Photo of Ruey-Kang Chang, M.D., M.P.H.Ruey-Kang Chang, M.D., M.P.H.
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LA BioMed Principal Investigator, Pediatric Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Screening for Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,968
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Additional Funding:
Screening for Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $499,954
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Total funding: $999,922
Photo of Peng-Sheng Chen, M.D.Peng-Sheng Chen, M.D.
Medtronic-Zipes Chair in Cardiology, Indiana University- Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Autonomic Nerve Activity and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $17,870
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Additional Funding:
Fibrillation and Defibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $385,000
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Fibrillation and Defibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $382,551
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Total funding: $785,421
Photo of Pi-Wan Cheng, Ph.D.Pi-Wan Cheng, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
Biosynthesis of Tracheal Mucous Glycoproteins
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $468,688
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Additional Funding:
Biosynthesis of Tracheal Mucous Glycoproteins
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $538,489
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Control of Mucin Glycan Branching in Membrane-bound and Secreted Mucins
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $185,625
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Control of Mucin Glycan Branching in Membrane-bound and Secreted Mucins
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $199,131
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Total funding: $1,391,933
Photo of Naomi Chesler, Ph.D.Naomi Chesler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Vascular Collagen Accumulation & Mechanical Mechanisms in Pulmonary Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $22,643
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Photo of William M. Chilian, Ph.D.William M. Chilian, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Integrative Medical Sciences; Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown, Ohio
Stem Cell Induction of Coronary Arteriogenesis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Athar H. Chishti, Ph.D.Athar H. Chishti, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Functional Studies of Erythrocyte Dematin
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $392,500
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Photo of Sunghee Cho, Ph.D.Sunghee Cho, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology/Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
The Role of CD36 in Ischemic Inflammation and Injury
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $271,827
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Photo of John W. Christman, M.D.John W. Christman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Macrophage Gene Expression in Acute Lung Inflammation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $564,767
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Additional Funding:
Macrophage Gene Expression in Acute Lung Inflammation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $555,446
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Total funding: $1,120,213
Photo of Mina Kay Chung, M.D.Mina Kay Chung, M.D.
Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $37,178
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Additional Funding:
Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $250,814
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Total funding: $287,992
Photo of William A. Coetzee, D.Sc.William A. Coetzee, D.Sc.
Professor, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Conditional Knockout Mice Lacking K(ATP) Channel Subunits
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $338,166
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Photo of Francis Sessions Cole, M.D.Francis Sessions Cole, M.D.
Park J. White, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Genetic Regulation of Surfactant Deficiency
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $10,605
More information about the grant
Photo of Simon J. Conway, Ph.D.Simon J. Conway, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Indiana University- Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Regulation of Periostin by TGFbeta and BMP in Heart Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $471,000
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Photo of Keith Elliot Cook, Ph.D.Keith Elliot Cook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Complaint Thoracic Artificial Lungs
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $21,717
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Additional Funding:
Complaint Thoracic Artificial Lungs
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $256,406
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Total funding: $278,123
Photo of John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
NCE-based Strategy for Nuclear Reprogramming and Regenerative Medicine
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,349,898
More information about the grant
Photo of Scott C. Corbett, Ph.D.Scott C. Corbett, Ph.D.
Lead Systems Engineer, Abiomed, Inc., Danvers, Massachusetts
Minimally Invasive VAD for Treatment of Acute Right Heart Failure
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,832
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Photo of David Cornfield, M.D.David Cornfield, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Postnatal Lung Development: Mechanisms of Molecular and Vascular Development
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $753,250
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Photo of Peter Cram, M.D., MBAPeter Cram, M.D., MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Cardiac Care in Specialty and General Hospitals
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $317,087
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Photo of John Crispino, Ph.D.John Crispino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Identification of Altered Molecular Signatures of Down Syndrome iPS Cells
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Jianmin Cui, Ph.D.Jianmin Cui, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
CA2+ Dependent K+ Channels: Allosteric Gating
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $14,138
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Photo of Brian P. Cupps, Ph.D.Brian P. Cupps, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
3D Myocardial Strain Vectors in Ischemic Heart Diseases
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $437,249
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Additional Funding:
3D Myocardial Strain Vectors in Ischemic Heart Diseases
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $441,849
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Total funding: $879,098
Photo of David T. Curiel, M.D., Ph.D.David T. Curiel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Development of Double-Targeted Vectors for Long-Term Vascular Expression in Vivo
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $586,759
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Additional Funding:
Development of Double-Targeted Vectors for Long-Term Vascular Expression in Vivo
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $611,075
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Total funding: $1,197,834

 


Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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