Research Grants Funded in 2015

In 2015, the following eight research grants were funded by AzAHEC:

ORGANIZATION

PROJECT NAME

AWARD AMOUNT

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S)

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Psychiatry

Effects of blue light on melatonin levels and EEG power density spectrum

$4,373

Anna Alkozei, PhD; William D. Scott Killgore, PhD; William R. Montfort, PhD

University of Arizona Native American Research and Training Center

American Indian Youth Wellness Initiative

$10,000

Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Pathology

Concurrent targeting of BCL2 and MYC in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in vivo

$9,950

Samantha Kendrick, PhD; Lisa M. Rimsza, MD

University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Selective RET Kinase and Its Mutant Inhibitors for the Treatment of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

$10,000

Hong-yu Li, PhD

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Medical Imaging

A novel molecular imaging probe for differentiating colorectal cancer lesions from inflammatory tissues

$10,000

Zhonglin Liu, MD

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Neurology

Barriers to Stroke Prevention in Underserved Communities

$9,370

Marina Martinez, PhD; Chelsea Kidwell, MD; Jenny Chong, PhD

University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Role of MTK1 in Breast Tumor Cell Growth

$10,000

Richard R. Vaillancourt, PhD

University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences

Understanding the Role of Community Health Representatives in Building Community Resilience in Native Communities

$9,999

Samantha Sabo, DrPh, MPH; Kerstin Muller-Reinschmidt, PhD, MPH