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Researchers Earn Department of Defense Grants

Madison, Wisconsin - Five researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) have received more than $1.2 million in Department of Defense grants to study epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer.

 

The grants, through the DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) include:

  • A $515,631 idea development award to David Beebe, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, to explore the physical and molecular factors involved in the homing of cancer cells to metastatic sites
  • A $222,750 hypothesis development award to Thomas Sutula, MD, PhD, chair of neurology, to study the prediction, detection and prevention of post-traumatic epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder in genetically susceptible rats
  • A $297,000 clinical consortium award-clinical research site grant to George Wilding, MD, director of UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of clinical oncology, to bring to the market therapies to treat prostate cancer
  • A $111,375 concept award to Mary Ozers, PhD, an assistant scientist in oncology and biochemistry, to investigate the effects of Bisphenol A on breast cancer cells
  • A $111,375 concept award to Peiman Hematti, MD, an assistant professor of hematology and oncology, to study breast cancer. In particular, Dr. Hematti will study the effect of noncancerous cells present in breast cancer tissue on the growth of malignant cells


Date Published: 11/30/2009

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