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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 Usha Raj, M.D.Usha Raj, M.D.
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Mechanisms of cGMP-Mediated Vasodilation in Perinatal Lung
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $451,375
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Photo of Desikan Rajagopal, Ph.D.Desikan Rajagopal, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, InVasc Therapeutics, Inc., Tucker, Georgia
Development of a New Class of Pharmacological Mediators for Myeloperoxidase Inhibition
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $199,932
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Additional Funding:
Alpha Lipoic Acid Derivatives for the Treatment of Hypertension
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $190,703
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Total funding: $390,635
Photo of Scott H. Randell, Ph.D.Scott H. Randell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Micro RNA Regulation of Human Airway Epithelial Phenotype
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Dabeeru C. Rao, Ph.D.Dabeeru C. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Development of Data Ontologies for Integrating Multi-Center Cardiovascular Studies
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $488,000
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Additional Funding:
Development of Data Ontologies for Integrating Multi-Center Cardiovascular Studies
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $474,912
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Exploring a New Direction to Gene Discovery for Hypertension in the Large FBPP
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $152,000
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Exploring a New Direction to Gene Discovery for Hypertension in the Large FBPP
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $151,463
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Total funding: $1,266,375
Photo of Susan Redline, M.D., M.P.H.Susan Redline, M.D., M.P.H.
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Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
PHASE II Trial of Sleep Apnea Treatment to Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $2,190,865
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Photo of Paul W. Rehrig, Ph.D.Paul W. Rehrig, Ph.D.
Director of Program Management, Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania
Precise Micro-Steerable Mapping and Ablation Catheters for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $2,192,113
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Photo of William M. Reichert, Ph.D.William M. Reichert, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Student and/or teacher summer research experiences
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $10,296
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Photo of Stephen Rich, Ph.D.Stephen Rich, Ph.D.
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Professor of Health Sciences; Director, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Copy Number Variants (CNVs) and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in MESA
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Epidemiology Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $494,860
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Photo of Barbara Riegel, M.N., D.N.Sc.Barbara Riegel, M.N., D.N.Sc.
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Impact of Sleepiness on Heart Failure Self-Care
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $71,900
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Photo of Mark L. Robbins, Ph.D.Mark L. Robbins, Ph.D.
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Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
Feasibility of Expert System to Promote African American Blood Donation for SCD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $247,368
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Additional Funding:
Feasibility of Expert System to Promote African American Blood Donation for SCD
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $186,820
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Total funding: $434,188
Photo of Simon C. Robson, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.Simon C. Robson, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Purinergic Thromboregulation
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $737,500
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Photo of Stanley Rockson, M.D.Stanley Rockson, M.D.
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Biomarkers for the Detection of Lymphatic Vascular Insufficiency
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Mary Rogers, Clinical EpidemiologistMary Rogers, Clinical Epidemiologist
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Blood Transfusions: Gender Differences in Utilization, Predictors, and Outcomes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $239,076
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Additional Funding:
Blood Transfusions: Gender Differences in Utilization, Predictors, and Outcomes
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $199,336
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Total funding: $438,412
Photo of Robert Scott Ross, M.D.Robert Scott Ross, M.D.
Principal Investigator, Veterans Medical Research Foundation San Diego, San Diego, California
Integrin Function in Cardiac Remodeling
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $16,992
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Photo of Ke-He Ruan, M.D., Ph.D.Ke-He Ruan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Prostaglandin I Synthase, Thromboxane A Synthase, and Prostaglandin E Synthase
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $24,969
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Photo of David E. Ruggero, Ph.D.David E. Ruggero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Role of rRNA Modifications in Dyskeratosis Congenita and Translation Control
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $238,616
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Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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