New Research Grants Announced

10/5/2012

Leading-edge medical studies are taking place in St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ Department of Medicine. For example, professionals in our department have recently received funding to carry out various innovative investigations, including the following:

Study Name: Effects on Glycemic Control and Weight of a Modified Commercial Weight Control Program for People with Type 2 Diabetes (Weight Watchers 2012)
Principal Investigator: Jeanine Albu, MD
Sponsor: Medical University of South Carolina

Study Name: Late Sodium Current Blockade in High Risk ICD Patients, Ranolazine ICD Trial (RAID)
Principal Investigator: Emad Aziz, DO, MB CHB, FACC
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Study Name: Lifestyle Interventions in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women
Principal Investigator: Dympna Gallagher, EdD
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Study Name: Body Composition and Resting Energy Expenditure
Principal Investigator: Dympna Gallagher, EdD
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Study Name: PTP1B Regulates Cigarette Smoke/Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Activated Toll-Like Receptors
Principal Investigator: Patrick Geraghty, PhD
Sponsor: Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc.

Study Name: Validating T1-Weighted MRI in Measuring Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Water Fat Imaging
Principal Investigator: Wei Shen, MD
Sponsor: St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ Pilot Research Award 2012

Study Name: The Impact of Melt Cooking Blend on Energy Expenditure and Food Intake in Children and Adolescents
Co-principal Investigator: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture

To learn more about the broad range of investigative work under way in our department, please visit the Research Activities and Clinical Trials web pages.

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