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Former and Current Pilot Grant for Aging Research Awardees

First year | Second year

2000 First Year Awardees

Kathleen Figaro, MD Department of Medicine, GIM "Effectiveness and Availability of Arthroplasty"

Ben-Gary Harvey, MD Pulmonary Division "Augmentation of Host Anti-Tumor Responses Individuals with Lung Cancer"

Michael Lin, MD Department of Neurology "Mitochondrial Mutations in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases"

Noel K. Maclaren, MD Department of Pediatrics "Role of NK-T Cells and Autoimmunity in Elderly"

Ray Marks, MS Hospital for Special Surgery "Vitamin D, Muscle Strength and Habitual Physical Activitiy Levels of Age-Matched Healthy and Hip Fracture Individuals"

Timothy McCaffrey Division of Hematology/Oncology "Identification of the Gene that Artificially Protects the Cells in the Atherosclerotic Lesion, thereby allowing them to inappropriately survive and occlude the coronary and carotid arteries"

Christopher Murphy, MD Department of Psychiatry "Frontostriatal Dysfunction and Geriatric Depression"

Lisa Ravdin, PhD Department of Neurology "Genetic Counseling and Testing for in Alzheimer's Disease"

Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan, MD Department of Opthamology "Lipofuscin Accumulation in RPE: Its Role in Free-Radical Generation and NF-kb Activation Implications for the Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration"

Aziz M. Ulug, PhD Department of Radiology "Diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in the Elderly Using Quantitative MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging"

2001 Second Year Awardees

Abdellatif Benraiss, MD Department of Neurology and Neuroscience "The Induced Addition of New Neurons to the Diseased Adult Forebrain"

Ellen Brown, EdD, MS, NP, RNC Department of Psychiatry-Westchester Division "Home Health Nurse Communication Skills Training"

Jay Edelberg, MD, PhD, Division of Cardiology "Restoration of Senescent Cardiac Angiogenic Activity"

Michelle Greene, DrPH Division of Geriatrics "Older Patient's Adherence to Referral Recommendations"

Daniel Herrera MD, PhD Department Psychiatry "Gene expression associated with deep brain stimulation of the rat thalamus"

Leonard Landesburg, MD Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine "Gene Expression in Airway Epithelium of Aging Subjects"

Carol Mancuso, MD Hospital for Special Surgery "Addressing Patients' Expectations of Total Joint Arthroplasty"

Robert G. Marx, MD HSS-Center for Clinical Outcome Research "Prognostic Variables Affecting Early Outcome Following Total Joint Replacement in the Elderly"

Charis Meng, MD Hospital for Special Surgery "Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Patients: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study"

David N. Posnett, MD Department of Hematology-Oncology "Clonal expansions of CD8 T cells: how they contribute to the immunodeficiency of Aging"

Neeta S. Roy, PhD Neurology and Neuroscience "The Influence of age on the distribution and inducibility of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the adult human white matter"

Paul Szabo, MD Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology "Immunological Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease"

Kenneth Teng, PhD Division of Hematology/Oncology "Molecular Mechanism of Neuroprotection by Erythropoietin"


Questions about the pilot grant program can be directed to the Centerís administrative coordinator Katherine Kotopoulos at [email protected].

 
 
 
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