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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 Yi Wang, Ph.D.Yi Wang, Ph.D.
Faculty Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
Student and/or teacher training opportunities
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $22,835
More information about the grant

Photo of Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory of Structural NMR Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Integrated MRI-Based Examination for Evaluation of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $458,607
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Photo of William S. Weintraub, M.D., F.A.C.C.William S. Weintraub, M.D., F.A.C.C.
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Chair of the CathPCI Steering Committee, American College of Cardiology Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia
Director, Division of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Washington, District of Columbia
ACCF-STS Database Collaboration on the Comparative Effectiveness of PCI and CABG
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 funding: $2,655,996
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Photo of James N. Weiss, M.D.James N. Weiss, M.D.
Kawata Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Physiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Metabolic Oscillations in Heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $424,677
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Additional Funding:
Metabolic Oscillations in Heart
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $433,294
More information about the grant

Total funding: $857,971
Photo of Andrew S. Weyrich, Ph.D.Andrew S. Weyrich, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Reverse Transcriptase Activity in Megakaryocytes and Platelets
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $225,750
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Reverse Transcriptase Activity in Megakaryocytes and Platelets
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $188,125
More information about the grant

Total funding: $413,875
Photo of Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D.Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D.
Executive Director, Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Unbiased Genome-Wide Screen to Identify Genes Regulating Mucous Cell Hyperplasia
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $430,500
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Additional Funding:
Reagents for Detection and Isolation of Pulmonary Progenitor Cell Populations
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
500000: $500,000
More information about the grant

Total funding: $930,500
Photo of John P. Wikswo, Ph.D.John P. Wikswo, Ph.D.
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Gordon A. Cain University Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Correlative Multimodal Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Metabolism
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $566,138
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
Correlative Multimodal Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Metabolism
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch: $540,275
More information about the grant

Total funding: $1,106,413
Photo of Gordon H. Williams, M.D.Gordon H. Williams, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Aldosterone, Histone Demethylase, and Cardiovascular Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $631,481
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Photo of Emily Wilson, Ph.D.Emily Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
TGF-beta Complex Serves as a Mechanosensor in the Vascular Wall
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $216,034
More information about the grant
Additional Funding:
TGF-beta Complex Serves as a Mechanosensor in the Vascular Wall
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $179,409
More information about the grant

Total funding: $395,443
Photo of James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DNA Virus as Vectors for Cardiovascular Diseases
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Office of the Director
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $28,350
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Photo of Gerard C. Wong, Ph.D.Gerard C. Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Controlling Bacterial Biofilms in Cystic Fibrosis Airways
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $290,675
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Additional Funding:
Controlling Bacterial Biofilms in Cystic Fibrosis Airways
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, Airway Biology and Disease Branch
FY 2010 Recovery Act Funding: $263,600
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Total funding: $554,275
Photo of Hector Wong, M.D.Hector Wong, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $499,950
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Photo of John Wood, M.D., Ph.D.John Wood, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Iron-Mediated Vascular Disease in Sickle Cell Disease
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Blood Diseases Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Photo of Joseph Wu, M.D.Joseph Wu, M.D.
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Molecular Imaging of Resident Cardiac Stem Cells
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $500,000
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Additional Funding:
Biological Insights into Dynamics of Stem Cell Differentiation and Misbehavior
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $277,707
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Total funding: $777,707
Photo of Zhongjun Wu, Ph.D.Zhongjun Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Linking Multiscale Dynamics of Shear-Induced Blood Damage to CFD Modeling
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research, Cell Biology and Physiology Center
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $203,406
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Photo of Judith Wylie-Rosett, M.Ed., Ed.D.Judith Wylie-Rosett, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, New York, New York
Chinese American Cardiovascular Health Assessment - CHACHA
Administered by the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
FY 2009 Recovery Act Funding: $71,380
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Last Updated: March 16, 2010





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