In 2002, 11 investigators or pairs of investigators each received awards of $100,000 per year for two years for research on cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) and sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders (excluding cancer).
2002 ICRA Grantees
Sherif Abdel-Rahman Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Project name: Impact of CYP2C9 Genotype on Long-Term Warfarin Dose Requirement
Christine M. Albert, M.D., M.P.H., and Calum A. MacRae, M.B., Ch.B.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project name: SCN5A Gene Variants and Risk of Sudden Death
Timothy C. Fisher, M.B. Ch.B., and Alan L. Hiti, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Project name: Lewis Blood Group Antigens and the Severity of Sickle Cell Disease
Patrick F. Kelly, M.D., David A. Williams, M.D., and Franklin O. Smith, M.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Project name: Gene Transfer into Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Andre M. Leiber, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
Project name: New Vectors For ã-Globin Expression
Justin D. Pearlman, M.D., M.E., Ph.D., and Mark A. Israel, M.D.
Project name: The Development of Novel Vascular Imaging Applications
Lawrence I. Sinoway, M.D., and Laurence M. Demers, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
Project name: Interstitial Norepinephrine in Heart Failure
Kendall A. Smith, M.D., and K. Craig Kent, M.D.
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and New York Presbyterian Hospital
Project name: Arteriosclerosis as a T-Cell-Mediated Disease
John A. Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., and Deepankar Medhi, Ph.D.
Mid America Heart Institute, and University of Missouri-Kansas City
Project name: Optimizing the Choice of Coronary Revascularization: Creating the Patient-Refined Expectations for Deciding Invasive Cardiac Treatments (PREDICT) Tool
Barney J. Stern, M.D., Vicki Hertzberg, Ph.D., and Allan Levey, M.D., Ph.D.
Project name: The Role of the STRK1 Gene in Ischemic Stroke in the USA: the 'STRKUSA' Study
Joseph M. Vinetz, M.D., and Robert H. Gilman, M.D., DTM&H
University of California San Diego, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Project name: Malaria Transmission and the Human Immune Response