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Researchers join with treatment providers to improve drug abuse treatment

...n our communities." Other sites around the country awarded the NIDA grant were Yale University (NewEngland Node), University of Pennsylvania (Delaware Valley Node), Johns HopkinsUniversity and the Medical College of Virginia (Mid-Atlantic Node) andUniversity of California at Los Angeles (Pacific Node). NIDA ...

UNC-CH wins $42.1 million federal contract to study drugs for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's

...Health (NIMH)in Bethesda, Md., is the largest ever awarded by the federal agency. It placesthe university in ...ther hand, stem from federal research needsand are awarded after universities competitively bid for them through requestsfor proposal, called RFPs. Lieberman ...

Federal institutes and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation create Tobacco Use Research Centers

Seven academic institutions have been awarded grants totaling $14.5million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute onDrug Abuse (NIDA) to create the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centersfor studying tobacco use and new ways to combat it and its consequences. T...

Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes

...ober 28, 1999) - The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $1 million to support a new partnership ...ational Cancer Institute center. This designation, awarded to only 60 cancer centers throughout the country, recognizes excellence in cancer research, treatmen...

UCSF Psychiatry Department receives grant to study innovative drug and substance abuse treatments

...gency rooms and mentalhealth programs. The grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, spans over five years and will focus onfour areas. The study is unique in that it deals with patients who are doubly diagnosed, such assomeone who is mentally ill and also smokes or a person who is HIV positive a...

AIDS researchers get $10 million to continue studies

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland to continue AIDS research that began here 13 years ago. The grant comes from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Inf...

NHLBI funds asthma coalitions to improve care among high risk populations

...th exceptionally high asthma death rates have been awarded contracts by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The contracts are designed to establish partnerships between the NHLBI and local asthma coalitions to develop innovative, model programs for improving asthma care. The coalitions w...

Genetic test for melanoma developed at UCSF

... these cases account for six percent of the money awarded each year in malpractice suits. Because melanoma results when a cell's genetic machinery gets out of control, Philip LeBoit, MD, a professor of pathology at UCSF, and his colleagues began comparing chromosomes of normal skin cells with those of...

University of Rochester awarded patent for class of drugs known as cox-2 inhibitors

...sity of Rochester announced today that it has been awarded a pioneering patent for the use of the entire clas...stest-selling new drug in history. The patent awarded yesterday entitles the University of Rochester to royalties on the sale of all cox-2 inhibitors. Sh...

'Handwriting challenged' doctors to take penmanship class at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

... widely publicized 1999 case in Texas where a jury awarded a woman $450,000 because her husband died from taking the wrong medication. "Because of the doctor's poor penmanship, the pharmacist mistakenly gave him a different medication," said Hackmeyer. "This tragic situation is certainly a cautionary tale ...

UCSD researcher wins grant to study colon cancer in African-Americans

...RP) of the state Department of Health Services has awarded a physician-scientist at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) a $600,000 grant to conduct a 3-year study of colon cancer in African-Americans. John Carethers, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine and member of the UC...

Jefferson scientists hope to perfect gene therapy without viruses

... a human genomic sequence." The Jefferson team was awarded a patent for the technique and a new grant for more than $660,000 from the National Institutes of Health to continue to develop their method of gene transfer in yeast and mice. Dr. Wickstrom notes that gene therapy with and without viruses currently ...

Baltimore researchers receive $40 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...ountries The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded grants of $20 million each to the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health to develop a new type of measles vaccine that, for the first time, would protect infants younger than 9 months old. S...

New grants program to help create healing environments in hospitals through art

...ams inside healthcare institutions. The grant was awarded to the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, a national service organization founded in 1990 to encourage the incorporation of the arts into healthcare environments of all kinds, from hospitals and hospices to nursing homes and public health programs. ...

UT Southwestern Nobel laureate leads bold project changing way scientists conduct research

... determine their functions and actions. Gilman was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work with G proteins, which serve as a crucial part of this "cellular switchboard." Multicellular organisms, such as mammals, have many different types of cells whose activities have to be coord...

NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research

...disciplines, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to the University of California, San Francisco and to the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland to create a scholarship program to train young investigators in women's health and bolster research in this area. Many of the scholar...

NIH awards grant to MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals to study novel pain treatments

...2000 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a six-month $290,000 Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals to study potential new treatments for managing both acute and chronic pain. The grant will allow St. Louis-based MetaPhore to proceed with studies...

BU receives Knight Foundation grant

...s.)-The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $1,151,700 to Boston University to establish an international science and medical journalism center to strengthen news coverage of science, medicine and public health. The center will build on the College of Communication's Graduate Science Journalis...

NIH funds unique diabetes program that combines research with technology development

.... 29, 2000 - The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $4.6 million, five-year grant that will allow UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas technology researchers and biologists to work together to develop new therapies for type II diabetes mellitus. Under the direction of diabetes expert Dr. Chris N...

UNC-CH to lead $34 million effort to see if girls can become more fit

...pel Hill and six other universities have just been awarded grants totaling more than $34 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to support the TAAG project. Dr. June Stevens, associate professor of nutrition at the UNC-CH schools of public health and medicine, is principal investigator f...

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