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FY 2013 New and Competing Awards

This list includes new and competing awards (grants) that were funded by NCCAM in fiscal year 2013. More details are available from NIH RePORTER.

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

The Effects of Mood on Functional Brain Connectivity in Low Back Pain Patients During Resting-State
Letzen, Janelle E.
University of Florida

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

Neurophysiological Changes Following Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Popovich, John
Michigan State University

Central Mechanisms of Manipulative and Body-Based Interventions: Training Program
Gay, Charles W.
University of Florida

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Research Scientist Development Award—Research and Training (K01)

Regulation of Macrophages in Obesity-Enhanced Colon Cancer: Benefits of Quercetin
Murphy, Elizabeth Angela
University of South Carolina at Columbia

Couple-Based Mind-Body Program for Lung Cancer Patients and Their Partners
Milbury, Kathrin
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Alterations in Adipocyte Lipid Metabolism by Trans-10, Cis-12 CLA Supplementation
Den Hartigh, Laura Jane
University of Washington

Cardiovascular Protection by Phytosterols in Dyslipidemic Mothers and Progeny
Rideout, Todd
State University of New York at Buffalo

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Academic/Teacher Award (K07)

Evidence Informed Practice: Faculty and Curriculum Development
Anderson, Belinda Jane
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)

Mentoring and Research in Integrative Medicine
Hecht, Frederick M.
University of California San Francisco

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Research Program Project (P01)

Wisconsin Center for the Neuroscience and Psychophysiology of Meditation
Davidson, Richard J.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Research Project (R01)

Quantification of Outcome Measures for Mind Body Interventions
Benson, Herbert
Massachusetts General Hospital

Molecular Mechanism of Omega-3 Response
Brenna, James T.
Cornell University

Improving Treatment Adherence in HIV-Positive Youth Through Mindfulness Training
Sibinga, Erica Maria Smit
Johns Hopkins University

Augmenting Mindfulness Training Through Experience-driven Neurofeedback Devices
Brewer, Judson A.
Yale University

Neuroimaging Approaches to Deconstructing Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
Harris, Richard E. (contact); Napadow, Vitaly
University of Michigan

Immunomodulatory Effects of Arginine Supplementation in Colitis and Colon Cancer
Wilson, Keith T.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Atheroprotective Mechanisms of Ursolic Acid and Related Phytochemicals
Asmis, Reto H.R.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Novel Action of Grape Skin Components on Postprandial Hyperglycemia
Zhou, Kequan
Wayne State University

Brain Mechanisms for Clinical Placebo in Chronic Pain
Apkarian, Apkar Vania
Northwestern University at Chicago

Oxidative Activation of the Dietary Cancer Chemopreventive Agent Curcumin
Schneider, Claus
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Strategies To Investigate Synergy in Botanical Medicines
Cech, Nadja B.
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Therapeutically Modified Gut Bacteria for Treatment of Obesity
Davies, Sean Stephen
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1/2-Yoga for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Hofmann, Stefan G.
Boston University (Charles River Campus)

Analgesic Actions of Adenosine A1 Receptor Along Axonal Tracts in Chronic Pain
Takano, Takahiro
University of Rochester

REVIVE—Resveratrol To Enhance Vitality and Vigor in Elders
Anton, Stephen D.
University of Florida

Early Phase Pre-Clinical and Initial Clinical Research on Epicatechin
Henry, Robert Roy (contact); Villarreal, Francisco J.
Veterans Medical Research Foundation/San Diego

Rapid Identification of Active Agents and Metabolomics of Botanical Supplements
Van Breemen, Richard B.
University of Illinois

Nonconscious Affective and Physiological Mediators of Behavioral Decision Making
Frederickson, Barbara Lee
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

2/2 Yoga for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Simon, Naomi M.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical and Metabolic Effects of Altering n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acids in Migraine (RCT)
Mann, John Douglas
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Alternative Treatments for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Parry, Barbara L.
University of California

Mechanistic Basis of Probiotic Prevention of Osteoporosis
Britton, Robert A. (contact); McCabe, Laura R.; Parameswaran, Narayanan
Michigan State University

MRI Outcomes of Mindfulness Meditation for Migraine
Seminowicz, David
University of Maryland Baltimore

Yoga-Based Symptom Management for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Porter, Laura S.
Duke University

Guided Imagery Lifestyle Intervention To Prevent and Treat Obesity in Latino Youth
Weigensberg, Marc J.
University of Southern California

Suppression of SHH Expression in Arthritis by Butea monosperma
Haqqi, Tariq M.
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Modulation of Drug Metabolism by Danshen
Potter, Philip M.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Conference (R13)

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation
Hibberd, Patricia L.
New York Academy of Sciences

Natural Products at a Crossroad: Present and Future Directions
Timmermann, Barbara
University of Kansas Lawrence

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Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Effect of Sit ‘N’ Fit Chair Yoga on Community-Dwelling Elders With Osteoarthritis
McCaffrey, Ruth Galligan (contact); Park, Juyoung
Florida Atlantic University

Interplay Between Metabolism and FXR Activation in Scoparone Signaling
Yan, Bingfang
University of Rhode Island

Antioxidant Activities of Freeze Dried Acai Berry (Euterpe oleracea) Extracts
Raner, Gregory M.
University of North Carolina Greensboro

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Exploratory/Development Grant (R21)

Effect of Chiropractic on Costs of Medicare Patients With Multiple Comorbidities
Weeks, William B.
Dartmouth College

Resveratrol as an Innovative Cardiovascular Therapeutic Strategy in Lupus
Reiss, Allison B.
Winthrop-University Hospital

Sobadors in the Health Care Utilization of Mexican Americans and Immigrants
Arcury, Thomas A.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Mind/Body Stress Management To Improve Outcomes in a Workplace Weight Loss Program
Carpenter, Kelly M.
Alere Wellbeing, Inc.

Icariin To Prevent Corticosteroid-Related Memory Changes
Brown, E. Sherwood
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Preventing Childhood Obesity Through a Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention
Sinha, Rajita
Yale Universtiy

Efficacy of Swedish Massage Therapy on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Cancer Survivors
Rapaport, Mark Hyman
Emory University

Developing a Mindfulness Movement Intervention Program for Post-MI Patients
Redwine, Laura S.
Veterans Medical Research Foundation/San Diego

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Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)

Improving Opioid Safety in Veterans Using Collaborative Care and Decision Support
Seal, Karen H.
Northern California Institute for Research and Education

Mind and Health: Developing a Neural Marker for Mindfulness, a Pathway to Health
Fulwiler, Carl (contact); King, Jean A.
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

Adaptation and Evaluation of a Family-Based Mindful Eating Intervention for Overweight Adolescents
Dalen, Jeanne
Oregon Research Institute

Curcuma longa L. in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CLaRA): Clinical Planning Study
Funk, Janet L.
University of Arizona

Development of a Tai Chi Program To Overcome Barriers to Cardiac Rehabilitation
Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

SBIRT (Pain Management) for Veterans Filing Compensation Claims
Rosen, Marc I.
Yale University

Preliminary Study of a Yoga Program To Catalyze Health Behavior Change
Lazar, Sara W.
Massachusetts General Hospital

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

Elucidation of Antisickling Molecules in a Botanical With Antisickling Activity
Swift, Robert
Invenux, LLC

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

Evaluating Novel Multi-Kinase Peptide Inhibitors as a Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tsai, David Men-Hwei
Ambryx Biotechnology, Inc.

Controlling Type 2 Diabetes With Proprietary Natural Extracts in Medical Foods
Gosslau, Alexander M.
WellGen, Inc.

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Small Business Innovation Research Grant—Phase II (R44)

Phase II of VerOFy: A New Tool to Improve Productivity for Stress Research
Slowey, Paul Desmond
Oasis Diagnostics Corporation

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

Research Training in Natural Product Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Van Breemen, Richard B.
University of Illinois

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Conference-Cooperative Agreement (U13)

CAM: Roles in Chronic Pain Management and Research
Fairbanks, Carolyn A.
American Pain Society

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Cooperative Agreement (U19)

Rand Center of Excellence for the Study of Appropriateness of Care in CAM
Coulter, Ian Douglass
RAND Corporation