Active Grants & Clinical Trials

The Department of Dermatology has an outstanding track record in obtaining NIH funding.  Despite the small size of our faculty, the Department has consistently ranked between the 11th and 20th in NIH support, and was ranked # 11 in 2009.  It is also important to note that NIH is not the only source through which Dermatology faculty are supported.  Support is also received from NSF, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, DOD, and many contract support arrangements with corporations.  These sources of support provide >$2,500,000 annually to faculty research projects.  The projects being supported in the last category are more than 80% investigator-initiated by our faculty. 

Grants in Dermatology

Penetration and Translocation of Nanoparticles through Skin”, NSF, Lisa A. DeLouise, Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $256,068, Indirect Costs:  $138,277, Project Period: 9/15/08-4/31/12

Integrated Optical Nanosensors in a Microbubble Array Cell Culture System”, NSF, Lisa A. DeLouise, Ph.D. PI, Direct Costs: $396673, Indirect Costs: $132852, Project Period: 9/1/08-8/31/12

NF kappa Beta Activity in Skin Inflammation and Carcinogenesis”, NIH, Brian Poligone, M.D. Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $559,825, Indirect Costs:$44,785, Project Period: 9/25/09-8/31/2014

Phase IV Randomized Study of Two Dose Levels of Targretin Capsules in Patients with Refractorycutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma”, Eisai Corp., Brian Poligone, Ph.D., M.D.,PI, Direct Costs: $2400 Indirect Costs: $600, Project Period: 1/1/10-12/31/10

Wilmot Foundation Award – Poligone Pilot”, James P Wilmont Foundation., Brian Poligone, Ph.D., M.D., PI, Direct Costs: $110460 Indirect Costs: NA, Project Period: 7/1/09-6/30/11

Radioprotective Function of Curcumin and Secretory Phospolipase A2-isoform V-inhibition in Skin”, Dermatology Foundation, Julie Ryan, Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $165000, Indirect Costs: NA, Project Period: 7/1/08-6/30/11

Training Grant in Dermatology”, NIH, Alice Pentland, M.D., PI, Direct Costs: $183015 Indirect Costs: 12800 NA, Project Period: 5/1/09-4/30/14 *Note new budget every budget period*

PGE2 Receptor in Function in Skin”, NIH, Alice Pentland, M.D., PI, Direct Costs: $928548 Indirect Costs: $519983, Project Period: 2/17/06-11/30/10

U of R Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation – Project 3 Skin”, NIH, Julie Ryan, PhD & Alice Pentland, M.D., Co-PI’s, Direct Costs: $1596860 Indirect Costs: $852695, Project Period: 8/1/10-7/31/15

Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN Repository)”, NIH – National Jewish medical research Ctr., Lisa A. Beck, M.D.,PI, Direct Costs: $366283 Indirect Costs: $174878, Project Period: 6/30/10-6/29/15

Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN Barrier)”, NIH – National Jewish medical research Ctr., Lisa A. Beck, M.D.,PI, Direct Costs: $520774 Indirect Costs: $281556, Project Period: 6/30/10-6/29/15

Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN Clinical)”, NIH – National Jewish medical research Ctr., Lisa A. Beck, M.D.,PI, Direct Costs: $645856 Indirect Costs: $349462, Project Period: 6/30/10-6/29/15

Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN-Immunoprofiling)”, NIH – National Jewish medical research Ctr., Lisa A. Beck, M.D.,PI, Direct Costs: $57740 Indirect Costs: $31060, 5 years Project Period: 6/30/10-6/29/15

Plexin Signaling in Melanocyte Biology and Melanoma Progression”, NIH, Glynis Scott, M.D., PI, Direct Costs: $1037500 Indirect Costs: $559496, Project Period: 8/1/09-6/30/14

Classical Conditioning in Pharmacotherapy of Psoriasis”, NIH, Francisco Tausk, M.D., PI, Costs: $1464562 Indirect Costs: $820155, Project Period: 9/9/05-8/31/11 *Note scope of work has recently changed, budget remains*

Human Immunology Center at the University of Rochester – Project 1”, NIH, Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., Co-PI (Subaward), Direct Costs: $130348, Indirect Costs:$65528, Project Period: 9/25/08-8/31/13

New Targets in Alzheimer’s Neurovasculature”, NIH, Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., Co-PI (Subaward), Direct Costs: $55712, Indirect Costs: NA, Project Period: 6/15/08-5/31/10 *Note no cost extension to 5/31/11*

Photonic Structures for Direct Ultrasensitive Virus Detection”, NIH, Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $369096 Indirect Costs: $198846, Project Period: 4/15/09-3/31/13

Preclinical Development of Lead Compounds Targeting Myotonic Dystrophy”, NIH, Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $250000 Indirect Costs: $112800, Project Period: 7/15/10-6/30/12

Combinatorial Evaluation of Antifouling Coatings for Optical Sensors”, CEIS, Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., PI, Direct Costs: $22131, Indirect Costs: $2869, Project Period: 1/1/10-12/31/10