With an investment of $100,000, awards for $15,000 - $25,000 per proposal are being made to support the Center's 2005 Pilot Project Program. Projects selected are all environmentally-relevant, with the goal of obtaining future RO1 or equivalent regular research grants.
Five scientists will be awarded funding for projects to start April 1Dec 31, 2005.
$25,000 "Prenatal Arsenic: Effect on Hippocampal Function", PI: Andrea Alan, PhD, UNMHSC, Dept. of Neurosciences, UNM School of Medicine
$25,000 "Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Respiratory Infection", PI: Susan Boggs, PhD, Lovelace Research Respiratory Institute
$20,000 "Effects of Diesel Exhaust on Cardiac Development", PI: Mary Walker, PhD, UNMHSC, College of Pharmacy
$15,000 "Heavy Metals Exposure among Native American Jewelers and Proteomics", PI: Vallabh Shah, PhD, UNMHSC, Division of Nephrology, Dept of Internal Medicine, UNM School of Medicine
$15,000 "Phenolic Antioxidants as Environmental Antiandrogens in Prostate CarcinogenesisPI: Todd Thompson, PhD, UNMHSC, College of Pharmacy
The NMCEHS also enhances current research studies of center members by fostering collaborations between project investigators who participate in the Center's Research Cores and by providing key Facility Cores that support high technology instrumentation. The Center also supports Community Outreach and Education Programs (COEP). Information on the Center's facility and research cores as well as COEP can be found online at
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322