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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 Jun Ma, M.D., Ph.D.Jun Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Staff Scientist, Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc., Palo Alto, California
Can Diet- and Exercise-induced Weight Loss Improve Asthma Control in Obese Adults?
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $15,040
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Can Diet- and Exercise-induced Weight Loss Improve Asthma Control in Obese Adults?
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $282,092
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Total funding: $297,132
Photo of Calum MacRae, Ph.D.Calum MacRae, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Functional Evaluation of GWAS Loci for Cardiovascular Intermediate Phenotypes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $544,391
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Photo of Ronald R. Magness, Ph.D.Ronald R. Magness, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Endothelium-derived Vasodilators in Pregnancy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $18,955
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Photo of Philip W. Majerus, M.D.Philip W. Majerus, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Phosphatidylinositol Signaling and Human Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,112,914
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Additional Funding:
Phosphatidylinositol Signaling and Human Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $1,144,086
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Total funding: $2,257,000
Photo of Douglas L. Mann, M.D.Douglas L. Mann, M.D.
Lewin Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Cytoprotective Cytokine Signaling in the Heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $392,147
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Photo of Karen L. Margolis, M.D.Karen L. Margolis, M.D.
Professor, HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring and Case Management to Control Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $16,848
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Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Intracellular Pathways of Monocyte Survival
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $17,010
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Photo of Molly A. Martin, M.D.Molly A. Martin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
A Community-Academic Partnership to Improve Asthma Management in Latino Children
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $216,310
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Additional Funding:
A Community-Academic Partnership to Improve Asthma Management in Latino Children
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $183,940
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Total funding: $400,250
Photo of Fernando J. Martinez, M.D., M.SFernando J. Martinez, M.D., M.S
Professor of Internal Medicine; Associate Chief for Clinical Research, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
CTRIP: Molecular Phenotypes of Rapidly Progressive Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $4,219,951
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Photo of Francisco Soto Mas, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.Francisco Soto Mas, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Health Education, Department of Teacher Education, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas
Co-Director, Translational Hispanic Health Research Initiative (THHRI), El Paso, Texas
Health Literacy and ESL: Integrating Community-Based Models for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $231,804
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Health Literacy and ESL: Integrating Community-Based Models for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $188,278
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Total funding: $420,082
Photo of Jason R. McCarthy, Ph.D.Jason R. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Multimodal Nanoagents for the Detection and Treatment of Atherosclerosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $265,125
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Additional Funding:
Multimodal Nanoagents for the Detection and Treatment of Atherosclerosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $221,250
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Total funding: $486,375
Photo of Jeanette McCarthy, Ph.D.Jeanette McCarthy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Pharmacogenetics of Lipid Response to Estrogen Therapy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $154,850
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Photo of Jeannine S. McCune, Pharm.D.Jeannine S. McCune, Pharm.D.
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Population Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics in Nonablative Stem Cell Recipients
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $293,934
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Photo of Edward E. McKee, Ph.D.Edward E. McKee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Indiana University- Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mitochondrial Toxicity of Antiviral Nucleosides in AIDS Therapy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $404,061
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Additional Funding:
Mitochondrial Toxicity of Antiviral Nucleosides
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $399,854
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Total funding: $803,915
Photo of Frank D. McKeon, Ph.D.Frank D. McKeon, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Monoclonal Antibody and Genetic Markers of Airway Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Jamie McKnight, Ph.D.Jamie McKnight, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Early Events in Lipoprotein Assembly
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $375,000
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Photo of Scott W. J. McPhee, Ph.D., M.P.H.Scott W. J. McPhee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice President of Clinical Development, Asklepios Biopharmaceutical Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Self-Complementary AAV2 Factor IX for Hemophilia B
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $2,999,988
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Photo of Cynthia J. Meininger, Ph.D.Cynthia J. Meininger, Ph.D.
Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
Treating Endothelial Dysfunction with Targeted Nanoparticle-based BH4 Delivery
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $198,950
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Additional Funding:
Treating Endothelial Dysfunction with Targeted Nanoparticle-based BH4 Delivery
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $225,000
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Total funding: $423,950
Photo of Thomas A. Mellman, M.D.Thomas A. Mellman, M.D.
Professor, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia
Student and/or teacher training opportunities
Administered by the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Studies, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $60,608
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Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Director of the Proteomics Core, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 Deborah Meyers, Ph.D.Deborah Meyers, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Linking Genetics, Genomics, and Phenomics to Better Understand Asthma Severity
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,701,308
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Photo of Carol H. Miao, Ph.D.Carol H. Miao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington
Ultrasound-Mediated Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $25,978
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Additional Funding:
Nonviral Gene Medicine for Hemophilia A
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,198,239
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Nonviral Gene Medicine for Hemophilia A
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $1,157,090
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Total funding: $2,381,307
Photo of Peter A. Michaely, Ph.D.Peter A. Michaely, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Characterization of the Role of ARH on LDLR Function
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $199,830
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Additional Funding:
Characterization of the Role of ARH on LDLR Function
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $12,560
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Total funding: $212,390
Photo of Raymond Quezon Migrino, M.D., F.A.C.C.Raymond Quezon Migrino, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vascular Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in Primary Amyloidosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $231,716
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Additional Funding:
Vascular Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in Primary Amyloidosis
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $149,258
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Total funding: $380,974
Photo of Lindsey A. Miles, Ph.D.Lindsey A. Miles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
Proteomic Analysis of Plasminogen Receptors
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $21,899
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Photo of Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Univerity of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston, Houston, Texas
Sequencing Candidate Genes for Hyperplastic Vasculomyopathy
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $7,223
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Photo of José Luis Millán, Ph.D.José Luis Millán, Ph.D.
Professor, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, California
Leads and Target Validation for Medial Vascular Calcification in CKD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,870
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Photo of Jeffrey Miller, M.D.Jeffrey Miller, M.D.
Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota
NK Cell Differentiation from Stem Cells
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $377,500
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Photo of Langdon LeForrest Miller, M.D.Langdon LeForrest Miller, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, PTC Therapeutics, Inc., South Plainfield, New Jersey
Phase 2a Study of Ataluren in Hemophilia A and B
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $498,215
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Photo of William M. Miller, Ph.D.William M. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Director, Master of Biotechnology Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Bioengineering Challenges for Platelet Production from Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $344,998
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Photo of Daria Mochly-Rosen, Ph.D.Daria Mochly-Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Protein Kinase C Isozymes in Ischemic Heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $292,784
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Photo of Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Ph.D.Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Ph.D.
Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Immune Mechanisms of Rejection in Human Lung Allografts
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $561,803
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Photo of Emile Mohler, M.D.Emile Mohler, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Validation of a Vascular Health Profile for Cardiovascular Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $456,475
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Photo of Ali Mokdad, Ph.D.Ali Mokdad, Ph.D.
Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Novel Methods of Measuring Health Disparities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,626,800
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Additional Funding:
Novel Methods of Measuring Health Disparities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $1,727,500
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Total funding: $3,354,300
Photo of James W. Mold, M.D., M.P.H.James W. Mold, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Research, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Implementation of Asthma Guidelines in Primary Care: A Comparison of Four Approaches
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $819,626
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Photo of Paul Monahan, M.D.Paul Monahan, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Attending Physician, Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Self-Complementary AAV2 Factor IX for Hemophilia B
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $2,999,988
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Photo of Deane Fremont Mosher, M.D.Deane Fremont Mosher, M.D.
Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Fibronectin and Platelet Function
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $7,425
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Photo of Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., M.P.H.Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Ancillary: Inflammation/Oxidation, Omega-3's, Post-Op AFiB Cognitive Decline
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $2,207,492
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Additional Funding:
Fatty Acids and Major Cardiovascular Outcomes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $283,792
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Total funding: $2,491,284
Photo of Brian Murphy, M.D., M.P.H.Brian Murphy, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Pneumocystis Jirovecii and Macrophages in COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $74,166
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Additional Funding:
Pneumocystis Jirovecii and Macrophages in COPD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $74,250
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Total funding: $148,416
Photo of Christopher J.L. Murray, D.Phil., M.D.Christopher J.L. Murray, D.Phil., M.D.
Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Professor, Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Novel Methods of Measuring Health Disparities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $1,626,800
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