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2008 Research Development Awardees

Prevention and Control Research:

Reward and Control Processing in Cigarette Smoking in African Americans
PI: Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, PhD (Psychiatry)
Co-Investigators: Graham Colditz, MD, Dr PH (Surgery), Pam Madden, PhD (Psychiatry), Kathleen Bucholz, PhD (Psychiatry), Steve Petersen, PhD (Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Psychology)

Developmental Therapeutics Research:

Novel TNF-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) Constructs as a Platform for Tumor-Directed Therapy
PI: William Hawkins, MD (Surgery)
Co-Investigators: Jonathan McDunn, PhD (Anesthesiology), Dirk Spitzer (Internal Medicine, Rheumatology)

Evaluation of mTOR Inhibitor in Combination with EGFR Inhibitor in Refractory Solid Malignancies
PI: Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD (Internal Medicine, Oncology)
Co-Investigator: Jason Weber, PhD (Internal Medicine, Oncology)

Effect of Combined Targeting of IGF-IR and mTOR on Breast Cancer Using a Novel Xenograft Model
PI: Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD (Internal Medicine, Oncology)
Co-Investigator: Shunqiang Li, PhD, MS (Internal Medicine)

A Fragment of Type IIB Procollagen is a Potential Antitumor Agent
PI: Linda Sandell, PhD (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Co-Investigator: Zhepeng Wang, PhD (Orthopaedic Surgery)