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BLR&D/CSR&D Career Development Awardees

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BLR&D/CSR&D Research Career Development Awardees




Stauffer, Christopher San Francisco, CA6-week trial of oxytocin for co-occurring cocaine and opioid use disorders
Kumar, Anoop Chicago, ILA Novel Role of DRA in IBD Pathogenesis
Presciutti, Steven M. Decatur, GAA Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor of Sclerostin to Improve Surgical Spine Fusions In Vivo
Richards, Anne San Francisco, CAA Study of Sexual Dimorphism in PTSD-Related Sleep Disturbance: A Focus on REM
Lindheimer III, Jacob B. Madison, WIAcute exercise tolerance among Veterans with Gulf War Illness
Orr, Miranda San Antonio, TXAlzheimer's disease-associated tau toxicity induces cellular senescence in the brain.
Thompson-Hollands, Johanna Boston, MAAn adjunctive family intervention for individual PTSD treatment
Shah, Binita New York, NYAnti-inflammatory therapy during percutaneous coronary intervention
Gepner, Adam D. Madison, WIAssessing Functional Arterial Stiffness in Older Hypertensive Veterans
Gregg, Lucile Dallas, TXAssociation of diuretics with change in extracellular volume, natriuretic peptides, symptoms, and cardiovascular outcomes in CKD
Harle, Katia San Diego, CABayesian modeling of mood-driven decision biases for predicting clinical outcome
McNerney, Magaret W. Palo Alto, CABDNF-mediated effects of rTMS on cognitive dysfunction in Veterans
Lehrner, Amy Bronx, NYBiological and Psychological Correlates of Sexual Dysfunction in PTSD
ONeil, Richard T. Nashville, TNBlocking lung cancer progression with peptide delivering cell therapy platforms
Baker, Joshua Philadelphia, PABody composition, bone structure, and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis
Kim, Tiffany San Francisco, CABone marrow fat and skeletal health in type 2 diabetes
Kohno, Milky Portland, ORBrain Function and Connectivity in Methamphetamine Dependence: The Link to Neuroinflammation and the Effects of Ibudilast
May, Anna Cleveland, OHBreathing patterning in obstructive sleep apnea
Loflin, Mallory J. San Diego, CACannabidiol as an Adjunctive to Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
Kotagal, Vikas Ann Arbor, MICardiovascular Risk Factors and Rapid Disease Progression in Parkinson Disease
Mills-Finnerty, Colleen Palo Alto, CACausal brain mechanisms of value-based attentional capture in depression
Miller, Katherine E. Philadelphia, PACharacterization of sleep with trauma nightmares using ambulatory sleep measurement
Thomas, Sandhya Houston, TXChronic Kidney Disease and Impaired Actions of Insulin
Krefft, Silpa Denver, COClinical Markers and Monitoring for Post-9-11 Deployment Lung Diseases
Vassy, Jason L. Boston, MAClinical safety and efficacy of pharmacogenetics in Veteran care
Edmonds, Emily San Diego, CACognitive and Biomarker Profiles of Accurate and Inaccurate MCI Diagnosis
Bomyea, Jessica A. San Diego, CACognitive Training as a Novel Neuroscience-based Treatment for PTSD
Hamilton, Holly K. San Francisco, CADeficient Neural Plasticity and its Functional Consequences in Schizophrenia
Alday, Phil Portland, ORDevelopment of new drugs for Toxoplasma by advancing hits from the Global Health Chemical Diversity Library
Jimenez, Amy M. West Los Angeles, CADisrupted Neural Connectivity in Empathy Deficits in Schizophrenia
Yang, Kai-Chun (Daniel) Seattle, WADissecting the mechanism of how dominant negative MYH7 mutations lead to genetic cardiomyopathies
Forster, Sarah E. Pittsburgh, PAElectrophysiological Predictors and Indicators of Contingency Management Treatment Response
Rosenbaum, Michael Cleveland, OHEndothelial Healing is Inhibited by PI3 Kinase-Induced Activation of TRPC6
Posey, Avery D. Philadelphia, PAEngineered T Cells Targeting Abnormal Glycans in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Yamasaki, Tritia Lexington, KYEnhancing diagnosis of Parkinsons disease and multiple system atrophy via detection of alpha-synuclein seeding activity
Ramanathan, Dhakshin San Diego, CAEnhancing Neural Circuit Plasticity to Promote Recovery After TBI
Muegge, Brian St. Louis, MOEnteroendocrine cell reprogramming during intestinal injury
Pragman, Alexa A. Minneapolis, MNEvaluation of the Oral and Lung Microbiota and Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Frequent Exacerbators
Merritt, Victoria C. San Diego, CAExamination of Biological Markers Associated with Neurobehavioral and Neuropsychological Outcomes in Military Veterans with a History of Traumatic Brain Injury
Straus, Laura San Francisco, CAExamining the Effect of Sleep Disruption on Emotion Regulation and Trauma-Related Symptoms in Veterans
Skupsky, Jonathan Long Beach, CAFunctional Immunoimaging in the GI Tract
Ormseth, Michelle Nashville, TNFunctional impact of HDL transport of microRNA in rheumatoid arthritis
Risher, Mary-Louise Huntington, WVGlial mechanisms of ethanol-induced damage: plasticity and pathology
Tkaczyk, Eric Nashville, TNGVHD quantitative assessment in skin of Veterans post-HCT
Moradi, Hamid Long Beach, CAHDL function and mortality in end stage renal disease
Leeman, Beth A. New York, NYHippocampal oscillations, interictal discharges, and memory formation
Beliakova-Bethell, Nadejda San Diego, CAHIV reactivation from latency - role of CD4 T cell maturation phenotype
Lee, Justine C. Sepulveda, CAHuman Bone Engineering and Resorption in a Novel Mineralized Collagen Scaffold
Barredo, Jennifer Providence, RIIdentification of Veterans at-risk for Suicide: a Multidisciplinary Approach
Montalvo-Ortiz, Janitza West Haven, CTIdentifying Biomarkers of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in U.S. Veterans using an Integrative Multi-Omics Approach
Stout, Daniel M. San Diego, CAIdentifying integrated circuit mechanisms of PTSD: Multimodal neuroimaging fusion of fear inhibition and cognitive control
Greenland, John San Francisco, CAImmune Mechanisms of Large-airway Lymphocytic Bronchitis
Templin, Andrew Seattle, WAImmune responses to islet amyloid in beta-cell death
Thomas, Kelsey R. San Diego, CAImpact of Diabetes on Cognitive and Perfusion Inefficiencies in Preclinical AD
Woodard, Lauren E. Nashville, TNIn Situ Reprogramming of Induced Nephron Progenitor Cells for Kidney Regeneration
Dunn, Julia P. St. Louis, MOInsulin Resistance and Reward Signaling in Obesity
Pan, Jenny S. Houston, TXKidney Protection by AMPK
Streja, Elani Long Beach, CALipid Profiles and Management in Veterans with Chronic Kidney Disease
Raghavan, Sridharan Denver, COMachine Learning and Longitudinal Analyses of Metformin Response Among Veterans
Nguyen, Khanh Portland, ORMechanisms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Vein Wall Fibrosis
Parlet, Corey Iowa City, IAMechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus-induced changes in cutaneous T cell networks
Johnson, Anthony C. Oklahoma City, OKMechanisms of Stress-Induced Pain in Veterans
Redente, Elizabeth Denver, COMechanisms of TNF-alpha Mediated Resolution of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Bachmann, Katherine Nashville, TNMetabolic Effects of Natriuretic Peptide Hormones
Warren, Kristi J. Omaha, NEMigration and signaling in ILC2 in asthma: Male and female differences
Kachadourian, Lorig West Haven, CTMindfulness Treatment for Anger in Veterans with PTSD
Jacobs, Jonathan P. West Los Angeles, CAModulation of the Intestinal Microbiome in Obesity by a High Protein Diet
Terry, Garth Seattle, WAMolecular imaging of neuroinflammation in repetitive mild traumatic brain injury
Fryer, Susanna L. San Francisco, CAMultimodal Neural Investigation of Reward Processing in Schizophrenia
Padula, Claudia B. Palo Alto, CANeural Circuitry Underlying Alcohol Use Disorders in Men and Women Veterans
Pennington, David L. San Francisco, CANeural Links of Approach Bias Modification in Heavy Drinking Veterans
Schindler, Abigail G. Seattle, WANeural Mechanisms of Impulsivity and Attention Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Sullivan, Danielle R. Boston, MANeural Metabolic Stress in mTBI and PTSD
Sorg, Scott F. San Diego, CANeurocircuitry of Prospective Memory in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Bangen, Katherine San Diego, CANeuroimaging and Vascular Correlates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes
Gordon, Evan M. Temple, TXNeuroimaging-based identification of Traumatic Brain Injury subtypes
Yang, Yvonne West Los Angeles, CANeuroinflammation and Oxidative Stress in Veterans with Schizophrenia
Szabo, Steven T. Durham, NCNeurosteroids in PTSD - Biomarkers to Therapeutics
Hendrickson, Rebecca Seattle, WANoradrenergic biomarkers in PTSD: precision medicine & mechanisms
Bunney, Patricia E. Minneapolis, MNNovel Plant Alkaloids for the Treatment of Obesity
Fournier, Christina N. Decatur, GANovel Prediction Tools for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Mitchem, Jonathan B. Columbia, MOOptimizing anti-tumor immunity for maximal therapeutic efficacy in Colorectal Cancer
Yarns, Brandon C. West Los Angeles, CAOptimizing Psychotherapy for Older Veterans with Chronic Pain
McMillin, Matthew Temple, TXPathogenic role of thrombospondin-1 in acute and chronic liver failure
Ozburn, Angela Portland, ORPharmacogenetic manipulation of brain regions to reduce alcohol binge drinking
Jovanovich, Anna Denver, COPhosphate Lowering to Treat Vascular Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease
Bain, William Pittsburgh, PAPlatelet factors attenuate alveolar injury during severe pneumonia
Damrauer, Scott Philadelphia, PAPrecision Cardio-Metabolic Phenotyping for Genetic Discovery and Risk Prediction
Hubbard, William Lexington, KYPsychological deficits after low level blast exposure: role of neurovascular disruption
McEnaney, Ryan M. Pittsburgh, PAPurinergic signaling and arteriogenesis
Thompson, Reid Portland, ORQuantifying and improving radiotherapy outcomes among Veterans
Keller, Amy Denver, CORepair of Vascular Contractility and Mitochondrial Function by NOS Recoupling
Napier, Ruth J. Portland, ORReprogramming T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shive, Carey Cleveland, OHRole of IL-6 and IL-1b in immune dysfunction during aging, HIV, and HCV infection
Turner, Matthew J. Indianapolis, INRole of keratinocyte-derived cytokines in epidermal injury and atopic dermatitis
Richmond, Bradley W. Nashville, TNRole of p73 in COPD Pathogenesis
Leong, Natalie Baltimore, MDRole of Perivascular Stem Cells in Ligament Healing and Regeneration
Zielinski, Mark R. Boston, MASleep Loss and Inflammation in the Neurovascular Unit
Lim, Miranda M. Portland, ORSleep-wake disturbances in traumatic brain injury
Orkaby, Ariela R. Boston, MAStatins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Frailty
Averill, Lynnette A. West Haven, CTStructural and functional neural alterations in suicidality among Veterans with PTSD
Kiser, Philip Long Beach, CAStudies on visual cycles and their relevance to age-related macular degeneration
Prasad, Bharati Chicago, ILTargeted Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparity
Owens, Philip Denver, COTargeting the BMP pathway in metastatic cancer
McDonald, Lindsay T. Charleston, SCTargeting the myeloid lineage to inhibit exacerbation of pulmonary fibrosis due to chronic stress
Kotloski, Robert J. Madison, WITBI and posttraumatic epilepsy in plasticity susceptible and resistant rats
DeLeon-Pennell, Kristine Charleston, SCT-cell regulation of cardiac remodeling
Blum, Andrew Cleveland, OHTGFβ and Smad Signaling Components in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Bjorness, Theresa E. Dallas, TXThe Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Conditioned Place Preference to Cocaine.
Chakravorty, Subhajit Philadelphia, PAThe Efficacy of CBT-I in Alcoholics & Its Effects on Remission & Relapse
Lang, Jennifer K. Buffalo, NYThe Functional Role of Exosomes in Stem Cell Mediated Cardiac Repair
Sayre, Naomi San Antonio, TXThe influence of ApoE4 on signaling
Scalzo, Rebecca Denver, COThe Interaction of Diabetes and Estrogen on Skeletal Muscle Bioenergetics
Murray, Donna Palo Alto, CAThe neurobiological mechanisms of untreated pain and depression to relapse risk in substance dependence
Montford, John Denver, COThe Role of Bone Marrow Derived Eicosanoids in Renal Disease Progression
Boland, Elaine Philadelphia, PAThe Role of Effort Discounting in the Link between Insomnia and Depression
Meenderink, Leslie Nashville, TNThe role of enterocyte apical structure in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis
Choksi, Yash Nashville, TNThe role of eosinophils and oxidative stress in esophageal malignancy
Taylor, Patricia Cleveland, OHThe role of IL-17 neutrophils and lymphocytes during diabetic retinopathy
Hepokoski, Mark San Diego, CAThe role of mitochondrial dysfunction in ARDS after AKI
Hussong, Stacy A. San Antonio, TXThe Role of Neuronal mTORC1 in Alzheimer's Disease
Onyiah, Joseph Denver, COTherapeutic Potential of Targeted Mucosal Heme Oxygenase-1 in Colitis
Takiar, Vinita Cincinnati, OHTranslational Research Career Development: Overcoming Resistance to Radiotherapy
Holzhauer, Cathryn G. Northampton, MAUnderstanding and targeting stress reactivity in women Veterans with alcohol misuse
Kow, Rebecca Seattle, WAUnderstanding how DOPA decarboxylase modulates tau in disease
Davis, Marie Y. Seattle, WAUnderstanding Susceptibility to Parkinson's Disease due to GBA1 Mutations
Chou, Andrew Houston, TXUsing Big-Data to Identify
Uygun, David Boston, MAUsing CRISPR-Cas9 genetic abscission in vivo to study the role of GABA-A receptors of the thalamic reticular nucleus in regulating non-rapid-eye-movement sleep and drug induced sleep

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