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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 George Daley, M.D., Ph.D.George Daley, M.D., Ph.D.
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Samuel E. Lux, IV Chair in Hematology; Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Comparative Phenotypic, Functional, and Molecular Analysis for ESC and iPSC
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,748,199
More information about the grant
Photo of Agustin P. Dalmasso, M.D., D.M.Sc.Agustin P. Dalmasso, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Activation of Xenogeneic Endothelium to Resist Injury
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $487,552
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Activation of Xenogeneic Endothelium to Resist Injury
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $493,228
More information about the grant

Total funding: $980,780
Photo of Kumuda Das, Ph.D.Kumuda Das, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
Regulation of caspase-1 by Sod2 in the heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $217,500
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Regulation of caspase-1 by Sod2 in the heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $181,250
More information about the grant

Total funding: $398,750
Photo of Salil K. Das, Sc.D., D.Sc.Salil K. Das, Sc.D., D.Sc.
Professor of Biochemistry, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
Abnormality in Gene Expression of Key Mediators of Vitamin A Action in COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $73,250
More information about the grant

Photo of Karina Davidson, Ph.D.Karina Davidson, Ph.D.
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The Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS)
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $2,155,291
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Additional Funding:
Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS)
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $1,981,597
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Total funding: $4,136,888
Photo of Jerry Dempsey, Ph.D.Jerry Dempsey, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Targeted Therapies for Selected Phenotypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $399,974
More information about the grant
Photo of Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Biomimetic Approach to the Fabrication of Red Blood Cell Mimics
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $361,926
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Biomimetic Approach to the Fabrication of Red Blood Cell Mimics
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $361,994
More information about the grant

Total funding: $723,920
Photo of Jorge Di Paola, M.D.Jorge Di Paola, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Use of Microfluidics to Determine Hemostatic Phenotypes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,999
More information about the grant
Photo of Richard A. F. Dixon, Ph.D.Richard A. F. Dixon, Ph.D.
Director, Wafic Said Department of Molecular Cardiology Research, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
Prostacyclin-Secreting Cells as Therapy for Pulmonary Artery Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Additional Funding:
Prostacyclin-Secreting Cells as Therapy for Pulmonary Artery Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Total funding: $1,000,000
Photo of Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, New York
Ethical and Social Implications of Genetic Testing in the Case of Unexpected Deaths
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $455,941
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Photo of Pamela Douglas, M.D., M.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., F.A.H.A.Pamela Douglas, M.D., M.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., F.A.H.A.
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Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
PROMISE Trial: Clinical Coordinating Center
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $5,566,450
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
PROMISE Trial: Clinical Coordinating Center
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $8,046,691
More information about the grant

Total funding: $13,613,141
Photo of Xiaoping Du, M.D., Ph.D.Xiaoping Du, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Student and/or teacher training opportunities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $19,468
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Photo of Jeanne F. Duffy, M.B.A., Ph.D.Jeanne F. Duffy, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Circadian & Genetic Evaluation of Extreme Sleep Timing
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Disases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Resarch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $15,307
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Adaption of Circadian Responses to Light Treatment
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Disases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Resarch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $698,837
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Adaption of Circadian Responses to Light Treatment
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Disases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Resarch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $700,768
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,414,912
Photo of Donald L. Durden, M.D., Ph.D.Donald L. Durden, M.D., Ph.D.
Aflac Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Role of Syk and Rac2 in Regulation of HIF1alpha and Neovascularization
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $49,338
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Role of Syk and Rac2 in Regulation of HIF1alpha and Neovascularization
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $144,412
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Role of Syk and Rac2 in Regulation of HIF1alpha and Neovascularization
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $231,750
More information about the grant

Total funding: $425,500

 


Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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