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FY 2015 New and Competing Awards

This list includes new and competing awards (Type 1 and Type 2 grants) that were funded by NCCIH in Fiscal Year 2015. More details about each grant are available from NIH RePORTER.

Predoctoral Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)

Metabolomic Botanical Standardization for Pharmacokinetic Interactions
Gauthier, Laura
University of Illinois at Chicago

Postdoctoral Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)

The Impact of Milk Glycopeptide and Bifidobacterium on the Weaning Microbiota
Frese, Steven
University of California at Davis

Exploring the Diversity of Iridoid Compounds in Blueberry for Human Health Benefits
Leisner, Courtney Price
Michigan State University

Research Scientist Development Award—Research and Training (K01)

A Behavioral Integrative Intervention for Reducing Cancer-related Fatigue
Sohl, Stephanie Jean
Vanderbilt University

Academic Career Award (K07)

Mechanisms of HPA Axis Alterations During the Development of Endometriosis
Torres, Annelyn
Ponce School of Medicine

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Predicting Analgesic Response to Acupuncture—A Practical Approach
Kong, Jiang-Ti
Stanford University

Mechanisms of Hyperthermic Yoga for the Treatment of Depression
Nyer, Maren B
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Multiple Sclerosis: Feasibility, Durability, and Clinical Outcomes
Senders, Angela
National College of Natural Medicine

Mindfulness and Mechanisms of Pain Processing in Adults with Migraines
Wells, Rebecca Erwin
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Career Transition Award (K99)

Interactions of Centella asiatica, Mitochondrial Function and Oxidative Stress During Aging
Gray, Nora
Oregon Health & Science University

Mechanisms of Carotenoid Transport and Interactions with Nutrient Absorption
Moran, Nancy E
Ohio State University

Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers (P50)

Botanicals and Metabolic Resiliency
Cefalu, William T.
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dietary Botanicals in the Preservation of Cognitive and Psychological Resilience
Pasinetti, Giulio Maria (Contact); Dixon, Richard A
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Botanical Dietary Supplements for Women’s Health
Van Breemen, Richard B
University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Project (R01)

Central and Peripheral Measures of Pain: Recovery and Resistance
Borsook, David
Children’s Hospital Corporation

Mindfulness Meditation Training in Lonely Older Adults
Creswell, John David
Carnegie-Mellon University

Vitamin D, Xanthohumol and Nuclear Receptors: Targeting Immunity, Microbiota and Gut Metabolome
Gombart, Adrian Friedrich (Contact); Maier, Claudia S; Stevens, Jan Frederik
Oregon State University

Impact of Microbiota-mediated Biotransformation of Black Tea Polyphenols
Jobin, Christian (Contact); Sang, Shengmin
University of Florida

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Indole-3-carbinol/Diindolylmethane and Triterpenoids in Prevention of Prostate Inflammation and Related Disease
Kong, Ah-Ng Tony
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Neuromodulation of Placebo and Nocebo Effects
Kong, Jian
Massachusetts General Hospital

Brain Connectivity and Response to Tai Chi in Geriatric Depression
Lavretsky, Helen
University of California Los Angeles

Efficacy of Open-Label Placebo, Double-Blind Placebo, and Peppermint Oil in IBS
Lembo, Anthony J (Contact); Kaptchuk, Ted
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Single Session Pain Catastrophizing Treatment: Comparative Efficacy and Mechanisms
Mackey, Sean C (Contact); Darnall, Beth Denise
Stanford University

CRCNS: Modeling the Respiratory-Sympathetic Coupling in Neurogenic Hypertension
Molkov, Yaroslav
Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis

Hypnosis To Reduce Aromatase Inhibitor (AI)-associated Musculoskeletal Pain and To Improve AI Adherence: An RCT To Explore Clinical Efficacy and Cost Effects
Montgomery, Guy H
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Patient-derived Cellular Models of Putative Antidepressants
Perlis, Roy H (Contact); Haggarty, Stephen J
Massachusetts General Hospital

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) With High Inflammation: A Personalized Approach
Rapaport, Mark Hyman
Emory University

Mechanism of Action for n-3 PUFA Antidepressant Properties
Rasenick, Mark M
University of Illinois at Chicago

Health Promoting Effects of High-polyphenol Foods May Be Mediated Through Gut Microbiome
Raskin, Ilya
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Suppressing Inflammation and Boosting Humoral Immunity With n-3 PUFAs
Shaikh, Saame R
East Carolina University

CRCNS: Linking Connectomic and Large-scale Dynamics of the Human Brain
Sporns, Olaf
Indiana University Bloomington

Mechanisms of Novel Herbal Therapies for Sepsis
Wang, Haichao
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13)

2015 Conference: Process of Integrating Evidence (PIE) for CAM Educators
Long, Cynthia R
Palmer College of Chiropractic

SAR 2015: Reaching Across Disciplines To Broaden the Acupuncture Research Network
Napadow, Vitaly (Contact); Harris, Richard E
Society for Acupuncture Research, Inc.

Young Investigator Travel Support for the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting
Price, Theodore J
American Pain Society

Piecing Together the Pain Puzzle: The Biopsychosocial Model
Rudolph, Katherine S
University of New England

Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Metabolites from Edible Blue-Green Algae for Obesity-Induced Inflammation
Balunas, Marcy J
University of Connecticut Storrs

Anthelmintic Activity of Plant Natural Products Against the Hookworm Ancylostoma
Belofsky, Gil (Contact); Dondji, Blaise
Central Washington University

Yoga for Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common and Burdensome Sleep Disorder. A Feasibility Trial
Innes, Karen-Kim E
West Virginia University

Metabolic Therapy To Relieve Pain: Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine
Ruskin, David Nathaniel
Trinity College

Anti-obesity Effects of Adipose-targeting Resveratrol Nanocarriers
Wang, Shu
Texas Tech University

Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)

Yoga as a Complementary Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: An Initial Investigation
Bock, Beth C
Miriam Hospital

Novel Synthetic Sdg To Treat Trauma-Induced Inflammation
Christofidou-Solomidou, Melpo (Contact); Winkelstein, Beth A
University of Pennsylvania

A Pilot Trial of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training Among Police Officers
Christopher, Michael S (Contact); Hunsinger, Matthew
Pacific University

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Training and Stress Reduction
Creswell, John David
Carnegie-Mellon University

Sulforaphane as an Inhibitor of HIV Infection
De Noronha, Carlos M
Albany Medical College

Measuring Stress in Military Connected Adolescents
Gilreath, Tamika Delaine
University of Southern California

Osteogenic Effects of Dietary Anthocyanins in Transgenic Medaka
Mahady, Gail B
University of Illinois at Chicago

Mechanisms of Social Support on Pain-Induced Affective Response
Zhang, Ruixin
University of Maryland Baltimore

Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility (R25)

Utilizing Established YouTube Infrastructure for Training Module Development
Carroll, Aaron E
Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis

Development of Reproducible Informatics Skills Among Microbiome Researchers
Schloss, Patrick David
University of Michigan

Exploratory Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R34)

Mindfulness Training To Improve ART Adherence and Reduce Risk Behavior Among Persons Living With HIV
Carey, Michael P (Contact); Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena
Miriam Hospital

Mobile Mindfulness To Improve Psychological Distress After Critical Illness
Cox, Christopher Ethan
Duke University

Adapting Sleep and Yoga Interventions for Maximal Effectiveness in Low Income Populations
Redline, Susan S
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants—Phase I (R41)

Bioassay Methods for Standardization of Immune Enhancing Dietary Supplements
Elsohly, Mahmoud A (Contact); Pugh, Nirmal D
PSI (Phytochemical Services, Inc.)

Extraction and Characterization of a Safer, Cost-effective Anti-inflammatory
Gang, David Roger
Botanisol, LLC

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants—Phase I (R43)

Novel Compounds From Sycamore Leaves for the Treatment of MRSA
Chen, Ben D
21st Century Therapeutics, Inc.

New Bioassay Method for the Measurement of Polyphenol-induced Immune Activation
Holderness, Jeff Scott
Psquare Scientific, LLC

Engineered Actinomycete Production Hosts for Heterologous Natural Product Discovery
Kim, Jeffrey
Radiant Genomics, Inc.

NutraStem as a Neuroprotectant: Implications for Neurogenesis in HAART Treated Patients
Kuzmin-Nichols, Nicole A (Contact); Giunta, Brian
Natura Therapeutics, Inc.

Expression Enhanced Natural Product Pathways Using Advanced Metagenomic Tools
Mead, David Alan (Contact); Pfeifer, Blaine
Lucigen Corporation

Stable, Antiinflammatory Isothiocyanates From Moringa May Prevent and Treat IBD
Pogrebnyak, Natalia
Nutrasorb, LLC

Identification of Novel Natural Products Active Against MDR Pathogens
Sharp, Marc
Linnaeus Bioscience, Inc.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant—Phase II (R44)

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Pain Suppression
Wagner, Timothy Andrew
Highland Instruments, Inc.

Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training Award (T90/R90)

Building Research Across Interdisciplinary Gaps (BRIDG) T90/R90 Training Program
Booth-LaForce, Cathryn (Contact); Zwickey, Heather Lea
University of Washington

Building Research Across Inter-disciplinary Gaps (BRIDG) Program NCNM
Zwickey, Heather Lea
National College of Natural Medicine

Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32)

Training in Botanical Approaches To Combat Metabolic Syndrome
Brantley, Phillip J (Contact); Stephens, Jacqueline M
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Ctr

CAM Research Training in Neuroscience and Stress
Oken, Barry S
Oregon Health & Science University

Research Project—Cooperative Agreements (U01)

Establishing a Long Island Bioscience Hub
Rubin, Clinton T
State University New York Stony Brook

Center for Advancing Natural Products Innovation and Technology (U41)

The Center for High-Throughput Functional Annotation of Natural Products
MacMillan, John Bryan (Contact); Linington, Roger G; White, Michael A
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Center for Natural Product Technologies at UIC (CENAPT)
Pauli, Guido F
University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement (U54)

Natural Product-Drug Interaction Research: The Roadmap to Best Practices
Shen, Danny D (Contact); Paine, Mary F
University of Washington

Investigator Initiated Multi-Site Clinical Trials (Collaborative R01)

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2 (TACT2) DCC
Anstrom, Kevin J (Contact); Mark, Daniel B
Duke University

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2—TACT2 CCC
Lamas, Gervasio A
Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach)