Grants and Contracts

Grants and ContractsBelow is a list of external awards where a faculty member is the principal investigator or the award is particularly sizeable. Since our faculty are in-demand collaborators (nearly 70 percent funded by other departments or external sources) the remaining projects are too numerous to list.

Dipankar Bandyopadhyay

  • Project No. R01DE024984- NIH. “Spatiotemporal models for periodontal disease monitoring and recall frequencies”, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, PI. Total costs: $1,147,939. Grant Period: 09/25/15 – 07/31/18. The long term goal is to bridge the gap between academic dental basic science researchers and periodontal practitioners by integrating these methods into available chair-side dental software packages which would facilitate development of cost-effective (dental) treatment plans.
  • Project No. R03DE023372- NIH. “Exploring tooth survival using Bayesian spatial models”, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, PI. Total costs: $188,360. Grant Period: 08/15/15-03/31/17. The goal is to develop novel survival analysis models and associated regression for spatially- correlated clustered dental data.

Mikhail Dozmorov

  • VCU Internal Grant. “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Guided by the Patient-Specific ‘Omics’ Data”, Mikhail Dozmorov, PI. Total costs: $49,938. Grant Period: 07/01/15 – 12/31/16. This project will leverage core service providers to obtain massively-parallel sequencing data from 22 TNBC tumor samples, and bring together a team of investigators with complementary skills.

Yongyun Shin

  • Project No. R305D130033- Institution of Education Sciences. “Accessible Methodology and User-Friendly Software for Multivariate Hierarchical Models Given Incomplete Data,” Yongyun Shin, PI. Total costs: $899,942 Grant period: 06/01/2013 – 05/31/2017. This project aims to develop methodology and user-friendly software for unbiased and efficient analysis of multivariate hierarchical models with missing data that are broadly accessible to education researchers.

Shumei S. Sun

  • Project No. 5R01NS043209-11 Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (NIH). “Consequences of Prolonged Febrile Seizures in Childhood,” Shumei Sun, Subcontract PI. Total costs: $1,233,759. Grant period: 05/01/10–04/30/20. This study examines the consequences of febrile status epilepticus and will clarify the relationship between FSE, hippocampal atrophy, mesial temporal sclerosis, and subsequent epilepsy and cognitive impairment.
  • Project No. R01AG048801- NIH. “Juvenile Protective Factors and Their Effects on Aging,” Shumei Sun, PI. Total costs: $1,476,309. Grant period: 08/15/16 – 05/31/20. This study plans to to apply longitudinal modeling and time-to event analyses to the data set generated by 2567 participants in the Fels Longitudinal Study over a period of eight decades in order to ascertain if certain putative juvenile protective factors (JPF) and juvenile protective states (JPS), can delay the onset of age related disease (ARD) and promote healthy aging in subjects who retain juvenile levels of such protective factors in adulthood.
  • Project No. P50DA036105- NIH. “Center for the Study of Tobacco Products,” Shumei Sun, Co-I. Total costs: $18,113,426. Grant period. 09/30/13 – 08/31/18. The goal is to demonstrate empirically an integrated, iterative modified risk tobacco products (MRTP) evaluation model that informs tobacco product regulation across all product types (combustible, oral, or vapor).

David Wheeler

  • Project No. T32ES007334- NIH. “T32 Training Grant: Integration of Mixtures Toxicology, Toxicogenomics and Statistics,” David Wheeler, PI. Total costs: $792,000. Grant period: 09/01/00 – 06/30/17. The objective of this training grant is to train biostatisticians to work in inter-disciplinary collaborative teams addressing the problems associated with explaining the effects of chemical mixtures or in the area of toxicogenomics.