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Total ValueName of Award / Description of StudyProject StartProject EndAwarded byPIUnit
$15,000 The Role of Priostin in Uterine Fibroid Pathogenesis 07/01/2018 06/30/2019 Society for Reproductive Investigation Amanda Patterson, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$31,375 Rho Kinase Inhibition via Brain-Penetrant Kadmon Compound for Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease 02/01/2018 01/31/2019 Michael J Fox Foundation Jeffrey MacKeigan, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology and
Translational Science and Molecular Medicine
$1,540,162 Implementing to sustain: Determining the minimum necessary intervention to maintain a postpartum depression prevention program (ROSE) in clinics providing prenatal services to low-income women 01/01/2018 12/31/2022 National Institute of Mental Health Jennifer Johnson, PhD Division of Public Health
$50,000 Mitochondrial disfunction in ARID1A mutant ovarian clear cell cancer. 07/01/2018 06/30/2019 MI Ovarian Cancer Alliance John Risinger, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$50,000 Study of the Molecular Mechanisms Involved in High Grade Serous Progression from Metaplasia 06/01/2018 05/31/2019 MI Ovarian Cancer Alliance Jose Teixeira, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$25,000 RAIND Seed Grant 07/01/2018 12/31/2019 MSU Karen Racicot, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$163,500 Defining the role of endometrium in endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer 01/01/2018 12/31/2020 American Cancer Society Michael Wilson, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$15,000 Therapeutic Targeting of Endometriotic Lesions by NOTCH Inhibition 07/01/2018 06/30/2019 Society for Reproductive Investigation Niraj Joshi, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$2,956,535 Women's Outcomes Research and Knowledge (WORK) 04/01/2018 03/31/2021 AbbVie Stacey Missmer, ScD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$31,000 Translational Research in Pelvic Pain (TRiPP) 01/01/2018 03/31/2021 Oxford University Stacey Missmer, ScD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$344,468 Mobile Health Intervention for Family Smoking Cessation in Romania 12/09/2017 11/30/2019 NIH Cristian Meghea, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$46,424 MD Anderson - Gynecologic SPORE for Uterine Cancers 09/01/2017 08/31/2021 University of Texas Tae-Hoon Kim, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$1,424,968 Computational Model of Autophagy-Mediated Survival in Chemoresistant Lung Cancer 09/01/2017 08/31/2020 NIH Jeffrey MacKeigan, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology
$450,000 Integrated roles of epigenetics and cell signaling in ovarian cancer 02/01/2017-01/31/2020 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Ronald Chandler, PhD OB/GYN & Reproductive Biology

Christopher H. Contag will join Michigan State University as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Contag was previously a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Radiology, Bioengineering, and Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. He held the titles of associate chief of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in In Vivo Imaging and co-director of the Molecular Imaging Program.

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While Michigan State University’s newly opened Bio Engineering Facility will bring together dozens of researchers from across the campus representing a wide range of disciplines, their mission will be the same: To conduct futuristic, cutting-edge research that will improve or even save the lives of millions of people around the globe.

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Christopher Contag, a pioneer of molecular imaging and chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

The prestigious award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high-impact technologies.

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