Dartmouth Discovery: Grants

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Dartmouth researchers were awarded $2 million in new and competing awards during February 2013, as reported by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Surachai Supattapone

Surachai Supattapone is a professor of biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine. His project, “Mechanism of Prion Propagation,” is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (Photo by Joe Mehling ’69)

February 2013 Research Awards

Award commitment from the sponsoring agency is for a single year unless otherwise indicated.

Duane Compton—Biochemistry
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Project: “Organization of the Mammalian Mitotic Spindle”
Four-year project

Surachai Supattapone—Biochemistry
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Project: “Mechanism of Prion Propagation”
Five-year project

Maia Rutman—Pediatrics
Sponsoring agency: Bureau of Maternal and Child Health
Project: “Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership”
Four-year project

Laura Flashman, T. McAllister and P. Schnurr—Psychiatry
Sponsoring agency: Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Project: “ACT Trial-Therapist Togus ME and Project Lead”
Two-year project

Tracy Stecker—Community and Family Medicine
Sponsoring agency: Department of Defense, Army Medical Research and Development
Project: “Increasing Treatment Seeking Among At-Risk Service Members Returning from War Zones”
Five-year project

John Lyon—Physics and Astronomy
Sponsoring agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Project: “Energy Transport from Tail to Ring Current via Fast, Low Entropy Flows”
Four-year project

Diane Gilbert-Diamond and Z. Li—Community and Family Medicine, T. Heatherton—Psychological and Brain Sciences and J. Sargent—Pediatrics
Sponsoring agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Project: “Children’s Genetic Predisposition to Eat Without Hunger After Food Advertisements”
Two-year project

Brock Christensen, A. Andrew, J. Gui and M. Karagas—Community and Family Medicine
Sponsoring agency: National Cancer Institute
Project: “MicroRNA Related Genetic Variation in Bladder Cancer”
Two-year project

Carrie Colla—The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Administration
Sponsoring agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Project: “Prevalence and Variation in Over-Use of Health Services: Choosing Wisely”

George Cybenko—Thayer School of Engineering
Sponsoring agency: Department of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory
Project: “Quantifying and Assessing Covertness in Adversarial Environments”

Richard Enelow and T. MacKenzie—Medicine
Sponsoring agency: Veterans Administration
Project: “IPA-MacKenzie”
10-month project

Scott Chasan-Taber—The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Administration
Sponsoring agency: State of Vermont
Project: “Analysis Health Care Spending”
Two-year project