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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 Naftali Kaminski, M.D.Naftali Kaminski, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Molecular Phenotypes Within and Across Disease Boundaries in IPF and COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $18,265
More information about the grant
Photo of Peter M Kang, M.D.Peter M Kang, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Apoptosis Inducing Factor in Cardiac Apoptosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $527,240
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Apoptosis Inducing Factor in Cardiac Apoptosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $529,912
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,057,152
Photo of George Kelley, D.A., F.A.C.S.MGeorge Kelley, D.A., F.A.C.S.M
Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Aerobic Exercise, Diet and Cholesterol: A Meta-Analysis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $139,166
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Aerobic Exercise, Diet and Cholesterol: A Meta-Analysis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $120,428
More information about the grant

Total funding: $259,594
Photo of Steven Kelsen, M.D.
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Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
Ancillary Study: Identification of Plasma Biomarkers in COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $784,389
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Photo of Raouf A. Khalil, Ph.D.Raouf A. Khalil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Vascular Mechanisms in Pregnancy-induced Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $24,017
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Photo of Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.
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Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Immune Modulators of Inflammation in Severe COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $411,039
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Additional Funding:
Immune Modulators of Inflammation in Severe COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $435,346
More information about the grant

Total funding: $846,385
Photo of Roya Khosravi-Far, Ph.D.Roya Khosravi-Far, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Tumor Selective Apoptosis by Trail
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $266,055
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Additional Funding:
Tumor Selective Apoptosis by Trail
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $646,990
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Tumor Selective Apoptosis by Trail
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $632,013
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,545,058
Photo of Mark W. Kieran, M.D., Ph.D.Mark W. Kieran, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Phase II Trial Lonafarnib, Pravastatin, and Zoledronic Acid in Progeria
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,662,201
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Photo of Abby King, Ph.D.Abby King, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Modifying Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior via Mobile Phone Technology
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $498,741
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Additional Funding:
Modifying Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior via Mobile Phone Technology
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $468,637
More information about the grant

Total funding: $967,378
Photo of Elizabeth Klerman, M.D., Ph.D.Elizabeth Klerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Human Circadian Sensitivity to Very Short Light Pulses
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $642,690
More information about the grant
Photo of Jay K. Kolls, M.D.Jay K. Kolls, M.D.
Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana
IL-23 / IL-17 and Lung Host Defense
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $7,690
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Additional Funding:
CD8 T-Cells and Host Defense Against P. CARINII
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $7,690
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Total funding: $15,380
Photo of David F. Kong, M.D.David F. Kong, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
ACC/Duke Partnership for a National Cardiovascular Research Infrastructure (NCRI)
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,328,715
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Photo of Darrell Kotton, M.D.Darrell Kotton, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Characterization of Human Hematopoietic and Endodermal Progenitors Derived from iPS Cells Free of Reprogramming Transgenes
Administered by the NHBLI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,396,542
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Photo of William E. Kraus, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S.M.William E. Kraus, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.S.M.
Professor of Medicine (tenure), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Genetic Mediators of Metabolic Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,820,437
More information about the grant

Photo of Ronald M. Krauss, M.D.Ronald M. Krauss, M.D.
Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, California
HMG-CoA Reductase Alternative Splicing and LDL Response to Statin
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $240,000
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Additional Funding:
HMG-CoA Reductase Alternative Splicing and LDL Response to Statin
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $200,000
More information about the grant

Total funding: $440,000
Photo of Nancy Kressin, Ph.D.Nancy Kressin, Ph.D.
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Director, Health/Care Disparities Research Program, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,886,428
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Additional Funding:
Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $1,673,516
More information about the grant

Total funding: $3,559,944
Photo of Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., F.H.M., Ph.D.Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., F.H.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Pharmacist Intervention for Low Literacy in Cardiovascular Disease (PILL-CVD)
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $168,431
More information about the grant

Photo of Irving L. Kron, M.D.Irving L. Kron, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Adenosine Receptor Activation in Pulmonary Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $18,550
More information about the grant
Photo of Calvin Kuo, M.D.Calvin Kuo, M.D.
Associate Professor of Hematology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
VEGF Regulation of Hepatic Erythropoietin Synthesis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $187,911
More information about the grant
Photo of Periannan Kuppusamy, Ph.D.Periannan Kuppusamy, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
PTENuating Restenosis: An Innovative PTEN Promoter for Cardioprotection
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $187,500
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
PTENuating Restenosis: An Innovative PTEN Promoter for Cardioprotection
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $225,000
More information about the grant

Total funding: $412,500
Photo of Michael Kyba, Ph.D.Michael Kyba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Lillehei Endowed Scholar, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Probing the Hematopoietic Hox Code
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $18,724
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Probing the Hematopoietic Hox Code
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $256,096
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Lineage-Specific Reprogramming to Blood with a Transcription Factor Cocktail
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $354,349
More information about the grant

Total funding: $629,169

 


Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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