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National Institute of Health grants

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. NIH grants are awarded through a highly competitive grant process. The following are current and recently completed grants awarded to Legacy Health scientists.


Biomechanics

Michael Bottlang, PhD, Principal Investigator
R21AR053958
"Evaluating and improving an emergent technology for fixation of bone fractures"
07/01/2006 - 05/31/2008
Current Funding:  $207,240
Abstract

Trevor Lujan, PhD, Principal Investigator
R41AR059433
"A cost-effective bioreactor to advance functional tissue engineering of cartilage"
05/01/2010 - 04/30/2011
Current Funding: $100,175
Abstract 

Neurobiology — RS Dow Neurobiology Labs

Detlev Boison, PhD, Principal Investigator
R01NS058780
"Adenosine-releasing brain implants for epilepsy therapy"
01/01/2008 – 11/30/2011
Current Year Funding:  $323,409
Abstract 

Detlev Boison, PhD, Principal Investigator
R21NS057475
"Adenosine kinase as novel therapeutic target to prevent acquired epilepsy"
04/01/2008 – 03/31/2010
Current Year Funding:  $172,484
Abstract 

Detlev Boison, PhD, Principal Investigator
R21NS057538
"Adenosine kinase as therapeutic target to induce and maintain ischemic tolerance"
04/01/2008 – 03/31/2010
Current Year Funding:  $172,484
Abstract 

Detlev Boison, PhD, Principal Investigator
R01MH083973
"Adenosine and schizophrenia: mechanisms and therapies"
03/20/2009 - 01/31/2014
Current Year Funding:  $345,925
Abstract

Detlev Boison, PhD, Principal Investigator
R01NS061844
"Astrocyte dysfunction in epileptogenesis:  the role of adenosine"
04/15/2009 - 03/31/2013
Current Year Funding:  $310,472
Abstract

Neuromuscular

Jose Ochoa, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
R01NS048932
"Primary C nociceptors and C sympathetics in CRPS"
06/15/2006 – 05/31/2010
Current Year Funding:   $383,118
Abstract

Neurotology

P. Ashley Wackym, MD, Principal Investigator
R01DC02971
"Molecular Basis of Vestibular Efferent Function"
07/01/1995 - 03/31/2011
Current Year Funding:  $343,506
Abstract 

Ophthalmology – Legacy Devers Research - Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories

Claude Burgoyne, MD, Principal Investigator
R01EY01EY011610
"IOP-related force and failure in the optic nerve head"
07/01/1998 – 06/30/2016
Current Year Funding:  $783,403
Abstract 

Claude Burgoyne, MD, Principal Investigator
R01EY021281
"Optic nerve head SDOCT imaging in glaucoma"
12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014
Current Year Funding:  $382,500
Abstract 

Shaban Demirel, PhDPrincipal Investigator
R01EY019674
"Predicting the rate of progression in glaucoma"
09/30/09 - 08/31/2014
Current Year Funding:  $382,500
Abstract

Brad Fortune, OD, PhD, Principal Investigator
R01EY019327
"Axonal cytoskeletal changes in experimental glaucoma"
09/01/2009 - 08/31/2013
Current Year Funding:  $344,250
Abstract 

Brad Fortune, OD, PhD, Principal Investigator
1R21EY021311
"Imaging retinal astrocytes, ganglion cells and axonal transport in vivo "
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
Current Year Funding: $191,250
Abstract 

Stuart Gardiner, PhD, Principal Investigator
1R01EY020922
"Functional Testing for Glaucoma"
08/01/2011 - 06/30/2016
Current Year Funding: $364,480
Abstract

Steven Mansberger, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator
K23EY015501
"The Northwest tribal vision project"
06/01/2004 – 05/31/2009
Current Year Funding:  $248,020
Abstract 

Lin Wang, MD, Principal Investigator
R01EY019939
"Dynamic and Static Autoregulation Impairment in the Optic Nerve Head of Glaucoma"
08/01/2010 - 06/30/2015
Current Year Funding: $382,500
Abstract