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Grants Funded - 2006

(KCOM faculty and staff are listed in bold font)

Baer, Robert W., PhD (KCOM Department of Physiology); “Signaling Through the Cadherin Switch in Human Melanoma;” Warner/Fermaturo and ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund; $4,000; 01/20/06-06/30/07.

 

Baer, Robert W., PhD, and Paul Mings (KCOM Department of Physiology); “Anti-apoptotic Effects of N-cadherin in Melanoma Cells;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 03/01/06-08/30/07.

 

Blackman, Kimberly (KCOM Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute—Kirksville); “Clinical Education Training Resource Enhancement;” Northeast Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust; $13,654; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Blackman, Kimberly (KCOM Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute—Kirksville); “Enhancing Osteopathic Medical Education through Video Conferencing Capabilities;” Northeast Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust; $11,500; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Carlson, C. George, PhD (KCOM Department of Physiology), Abbas Samadi, PhD (KCOM Department of Biochemistry), and Vineet K. Singh, PhD (KCOM Department of Microbiology/ Immunology); “Muscle Stretch and the NFkB Pathway in Muscular Dystrophy;” Strategic Research Initiative; $69,464; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Carlson, C. George, PhD (KCOM Department of Physiology) and Abbas Samadi, PhD (KCOM Department of Biochemistry); “Pre-clinical Trials of NFkappaB Inhibitors in the mdx Mouse;” Association Francaise Cortre Les Myoathies; $48,564; 03/14/06-03/13/07.

 

Chamberlain, Neal, PhD, and Julie Shapiro (KCOM Department of Microbiology/ Immunology); “The Persistence Phenomenon in Staphylococcus Epidermidis;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 04/01/06-08/01/08.

 

Chen, Jason, MSIII (KCOM Class of 2007); Faculty sponsor: Ron Gaber, EdS, CT (KCOM Vice President and Dean of Students); “2006 Student Summer Fellowship;” The Arnold P. Gold Foundation; $3,000; 05/15/06-09/15/06.

 

* Degenhardt, Brian F., DO, C-SPOMM (Assistant Vice President for Osteopathic Research), Melissa K. Stuart, PhD (KCOM Department of Microbiology/ Immunology), Lex C. Towns, PhD (KCOM Department of Anatomy) and Jane C. Johnson, MA (ATSU Office of Research Support); “Investigation of Inflammatory Markers for the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Subjects with Low Back Pain;” America Osteopathic Association; $48,521; 09/01/06-08/31/07.

 

* Fountain, Doris, RN (KCOM Department of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health); “Supplement: Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center—Year 22;” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; $10,500; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

* Fountain, Doris, RN (KCOM Department of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health); “Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center—Year 22;” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; $19,785; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

French, Michael (KCOM AHEC Program Office) “Missouri Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Training Program—Year 4;” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; $100,000; 05/15/06-04/30/07.

 

Geisbuhler, Timothy P., PhD (KCOM Department of Physiology) “Cardioprotection in Adult Cardiac Myocytes: Estrogen, Hawthorn Extract, and Nuclear Factor kappa-B;” Warner/ Fermaturo and ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund; $4,000; 08/01/06-06/30/08.

 

Geisbuhler, Timothy P., PhD and Victoria Lyn Moscardelli (KCOM Department of Physiology); “Protective Effect of Hawthorn Extract on Anoxic Cardiac Myocytes;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 05/16/06-07/01/07.

 

Head, Janet A., EdD(c), RN (KCOM AHEC Program Office); “Americorps National: AHEC Professional Corps Program;” Corporation for National and Community Service; $120,000; 07/29/06-07/25/09.

 

Head, Janet A., EdD (c), RN (KCOM AHEC Program Office); “Model State Supported AHEC—Year 10;” Health Resources and Services Admnistration; $255,466; 09/01/06-08/31/07.

 

Jorden, Steven, MA (ATSU Office of Student Financial Assistance); “Federal Work Study Program—Year 20;” U.S. Department of Education; $350,000; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Jorden, Steven, MA (ATSU Office of Student Financial Assistance); “Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students: Osteopathic Medicine—Year 15;” Health Resources and Services Administration; $89,501; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Jorden, Steven, MA (ATSU Office of Student Financial Assistance); “Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students: Osteopathic Medicine—Year 15;” U.S. Department of Education; $89,501; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

* Laird, Stephen D., DO, MHPE, FACOS (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), William L. Sexton, PhD (KCOM Department of Physiology) and Jeffrey A. Suzewits, DO, MPH, FAAFP (KCOM Associate Dean of Clinical Educational Affairs/Manager, Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute of Kirksville); “Curriculum and Faculty Development in Evidence based Medicine—Year 1; ” National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine/NIH; $108,000; 09/30/06-08/31/07.

 

Lehnardt, Charles, MSII (KCOM Class of 2008/Student Osteopathic Medical Association); Faculty sponsor: Ron Gaber, EdS, CT (KCOM Vice President and Dean of Students); “Operation Smile;” KOAA/KCOM Education Program Fund; $1,500; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

* Ligorsky, Robert D., DO, FACOI, FACP, FAHA ( KCOM Associate Dean, Arizona Region), and Kimberly Blackman (Director, KCOM Continuing Medical Education); “Phase I Biodynamics;” John C. Lincoln Health Foundation; $10,000; 12/18/06-12/17/07.

 

Loguda-Summers, Debra (Still National Osteopathic Museum); “Preservation of Selected Research Collections at Still National Osteopathic Museum: William L. Johnston, DO;” Auxiliary to the American Osteopathic Association; $500; 12/01/06-11/30/07.

 

* Noll, Donald R., DO, FACOI (KCOM Division of Internal Medicine/Gerontology), Eric Snider, DO, C-NMM/OMM (KCOM Department of OMM) and Najma Usmani, MD (NRMC Center for Lung and Sleep Disorders); “Thoracic Lymphatic Pump Techniques for Reducing Lung Volumes in Persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease;” American Osteopathic Association; $49,570; 09/01/06-08/31/07.

 

Patrick, George W., PhD, and Chad Andicochea (KCOM Department of Anatomy); “Effects of Lead on Neurodevelopment in the Kitten;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 03/01/06-08/31/07.

 

Rhodes, Diana C. J., DVM, PhD (KCOM Department of Anatomy); “Biochemical and Physiological Interactions Between the Urinary Glycoprotein Tamm-Horsfall Protein and Factor H of the Alternate Complement Pathway;” Warner/Fermaturo and ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund; $4,000; 07/01/06-06/30/08.

 

Robbins, G. Barry, Jr., DO, FACN (KCOM Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education); “Educational Tools for Third- and Fourth-year Students, Interns, and Residents;” Northeast Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust; $10,420; 03/20/06-03/19/07.

 

Sexton, Patricia, MS (KCOM Department of Biochemistry),; and Stephen D. Laird, DO, MHPE, FACOS (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs); “Society Modules on Medical Ethics, Death and Dying, Aging and Abilities;” KOAA/KCOM Education Program Fund, $1,266; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Sexton, William L., PhD, and Matthew J. Wessner (KCOM Department of Physiology); “Changes in Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels in Exercise-trained Diabetic Rats;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 03/01/06-08/01/08.

 

Sigler, Aaron, MSI (KCOM Class of 2009/Student Government Association); Faculty sponsor: Ron Gaber, EdS, CT (KCOM Vice President and Dean of Students); “Flight 5966 Student Compassion Endowment;” KOAA/KCOM Education Program Fund; $1,500; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Singh, Vineet K., PhD, Neil J. Sargentini, PhD (KCOM Department of Microbiology/ Immunology); Brian F. Degenhardt, DO (Assistant Vice President for Osteopathic Research); and Lex C. Towns, PhD (KCOM Department of Anatomy) “Manual Therapy-Specific Gene Expression Correlating with Nociceptive Pain Relief;” Strategic Research Initiative; $50,000; 07/01/06-06/30/07.

 

Singh, Vineet K., PhD, and Letitia Jackson (KCOM Department of Microbiology/ Immunology); “Molecular Characterization of Methionine Sulfoxide Reducatase in S. aureus;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 03/01/06-08/31/07.

 

Stuart, Melissa, PhD, and Abigail Alviar (KCOM Department of Microbiology/Immunology); “Identification of a Lens Protein Reactive Monoclonal Antibody 10A5;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 04/01/06-03/31/08.

 

Theobald, Jr., Robert, PhD, and Jason Meler (KCOM Department of Pharmacology); “Effects of Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors on Feline Urodynamics;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 04/01/06-05/31/07.

 

Theobald, Jr., Robert, PhD, and Kolby Walker (KCOM Department of Pharmacology); “Interaction of M3-receptor and L- & T-type Ca2 Channels on Cat Bladder;” KCOM Biomedical Sciences Program; $5,000; 04/01/06-05/31/08.

 

* Wilson, Margaret A., DO (KCOM Department of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health), and Brian F. Degenhardt, DO, C-SPOMM (Assistant Vice President for Osteopathic Research); “Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care—Year 2,” Health Resources and Services Administration; $185,563; 09/01/06-08/31/07.

 

* Wilson, Margaret A., DO (KCOM Department of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health); “A Longitudinal Program in Spirituality and Culturally Competent Care;” George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health; $50,000; 09/01/06-08/31/10.

 

 

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*Written by or with assistance from the Office of Grants and Program Development and/or the Office of Research Support.