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Presidents' Collaborative Research Initiative Awardees

Applications now closed, 2017 awardees pending

The Chancellor and Presidents of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso have created a new initiative designed to enhance collaboration and stimulate expansion of funded inter-disciplinary federal research across the Texas Tech University System.

The 2015 award recipients are:

  • Design and testing steroidal therapeutics for parasitic nematodes: William Nes(TTU), Afzal A. Siddiqui (TTU HSC)
  • The Effect of Animation-based Learning in Speech Therapy Via Telepractice: Sue Ann Lee (TTUHSC), Susan Mengel (TTU)
  • Combination Tumor Targeted Immunotherapy and Suicide Gene Therapy: Himanshu Garg (TTUHSC-EP), Weimin Gao (TTU), Anjali Joshi (TTUHSC-EP)
  • Microbiome of the Eye: Olof Sundin (TTUHSC-EP), Ted Reid (TTUHSC), Kelly Mitchell (TTUHSC), David McCartney (TTUHSC)
  • Novel Ultrafast Detection of Ultralow Concentrations of Bacillus anthracis Spores: Anthony Kaye (TTU), Mingtao Zeng (TTUHSC-EP), Anthony Cozzolino (TTU), John D'Auria (TTU)
  • A Human Modeling Framework for Improving Balance and Gait in Stroke Survivors to Reduce the Risk of Slipping and Falling: A Pilot Study: Roger James (TTUHSC), James Yang (TTU), Jongyeol Kim (TTUHSC), Steve Sawyer (TTUHSC), Neeraj Kumar (TTUHSC)
  • A Novel Tool to Attenuate Insulin Resistance and Associated Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: Vijay Hegde (TTU), Hemachandra Reddy (TTUHSC), David Fryer (TTUHSC)
  • Assessment of Biomarkers for youth at risk for Bipolar Disorder (Type 1) using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI): Michael Escamilla (TTUHSC), Michael O'Boyle (TTU), Luis Ramos-Duran (TTUHSC-EP), Hugo Sandoval (TTUHSC)
  • Computational Algorithm and Software Development for Integrated Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis: Yong Chen (TTU), Shengping Yang (TTUHSC), Yin Lu (TTU), Jiang Zhou (TTU)
  • Investigating Translational Strategies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder in the novel porcine model: Susan Bergeson (TTUHSC), Brittany Backus (TTU), George Henderson (TTUHSC), Paul Soto (TTU), John McGlone (TTU)
  • Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Matthew Grisham (TTUHSC), Kameswara Rao Kottapalli (TTU), Hendrik den Bakker (TTU)

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