Dartmouth Discovery: Grants

Dartmouth researchers were awarded $2.1 million in new and competing awards during December 2012, as reported by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Todd Heatherton, the Lincoln Filene Professor in Human Relations in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is one of the investigators working on a project sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

December 2012 Research Awards

Award commitment from the sponsoring agency is for a single year unless otherwise indicated.

Kristen Anton—Community and Family Medicine

Sponsoring agency: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Project: “JPL Early Detection Research Network”

William Green—Microbiology and Immunology

Sponsoring agency: VERANNE

Project: “Lathrop JPA”

Auden McClure—Pediatrics

Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Project: “New Media Alcohol Marketing and Adolescent Drinking”

Five-year project

Mark McGovern—Psychiatry

Sponsoring agency: Veterans Administration

Project: “IPA Hamblen Grant FY13 (McGovern)”

William North—Physiology

Sponsoring agency: Woomera Therapeutics, Incorporated

Project: “Targeted Treatment of Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer With Anti-AbnV2”

23-month project

William North—Physiology

Sponsoring agency: Woomera Therapeutics, Incorporated

Project: “Woomera Therapeutics, Inc. Testing Project”

Patricia Pioli—Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sponsoring agency: Scleroderma Research Foundation

Project: “Mechanisms of Macrophage Activation and Function in Scleroderma”

Three-year project

Leslie Robinson and K. Lewellen—Tuck School of Business

Sponsoring agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Project: “Internal Ownership Structures of Multinational Firms”

Three-year project

Eugene Santos—Thayer School of Engineering

Sponsoring agency: University of Texas at El Paso

Project: “A Social, Cultural, and Emotional Basis for Trust and Suspicion: Manipulating Insider Threat in Cyber Intelligence and Operations”

Two-month project

James Sargent , A. McClure and S. Tanski—Pediatrics and T. Heatherton and W. Kelly—Psychological and Brain Sciences

Sponsoring agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Project: “Alcohol Marketing and Underage Drinking”

Five-year project

Charles Sentman—Microbiology and Immunology

Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute

Project: “A Novel NKG2D-Specific BiTE Cancer Immunotherapy”

Five-year project

Sean Smith—Computer Science

Sponsoring agency: University of Illinois

Project: “NSA UIUC Science of Security Lablet Security Through Resiliency”

Douglas Van Citters—Thayer School of Engineering

Sponsoring agency: Topsfield Medical, GmbH

Project: “Glenoid Loosening and Subsequent Fixation Simulation”

Nine-month project

Scott Williams—Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

Sponsoring agency: Vanderbilt University

Project: “Southern Community Cohort Study”

11-month project

Charles Wira, J. Bodwell and J. Fahey—Physiology

Sponsoring agency: Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc.

Project: “Tenofovir Biological Effectiveness”

Heather Wishart—Psychiatry

Sponsoring agency: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Project: “MS Center Neuropsychology Service”