NIH Posts

August 30th, 2022

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés awarded over $600,000 from the NIH

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés has been awarded $642,500 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function. This application will examine the impact of postpartum adversity on motivated maternal behaviors and mesolimbic dopamine function in the rat dam by employing an integrated approach.

July 26th, 2022

Dr. Sven Kroner awarded $1.9 million from the NIH

Dr. Sven Kroner has been awarded $1,966,165 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on how Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Synaptic Plasticity in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex during the Extinction of Drug-seeking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of cocaine-seeking to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity that drive drug-seeking and they will determine …read more

May 31st, 2022

Dr. Kelly Jahn awarded over $360,000 from the NIH

Dr. Kelly Jahn has been awarded $368,700 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Neural Signatures of Enhanced Central Auditory Gain in Hyperacusis. Dr. Jahn proposes a training plan to develop objective, non-invasive physiological biomarkers that can quantitatively dissociate complaints of enhanced loudness perception and sound-evoked distress in individuals with hyperacusis, and which have the …read more

May 17th, 2022

Dr. Sven Kroener awarded over $1.7 million from the NIH

Dr. Sven Kroener received $1,764,500 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on Synaptic Changes in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in the Development of Compulsive Alcohol Drinking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of alcohol self-administration to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity in specific prefrontal cortical networks that …read more

November 18th, 2021

Navigating NIH Funding

Navigating NIH Funding

In this video, Dr. Lauren Ullrich, program director in the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), discussed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities and research and career opportunities at the NIH. Speaker Info Lauren Ullrich, PhD Program Director, Office of Programs to …read more

July 16th, 2021

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez Awarded Nearly $500,000 From NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez received $498,116 from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez uses exposure-based therapies to get rid of conditioned fears through repeated, unreinforced exposures to reminders of traumatic events. Her development of an effective adjunctive …read more

July 9th, 2021

Dr. Rugg is Awarded Over $400,000 From NIH

Dr. Michael Rugg

Dr. Michael Rugg received $426,750 from the the National Institutes of Health for his research on the Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content. Dr. Rugg studies the significance of age-related episodic memory decline in healthy older individuals and how it can impact their quality of life. His team at Functional NeuroImaging of Memory Laboratory investigates why …read more

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

Dr. Jie Zheng

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng’s groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

May 14th, 2021

NIH Grants Dr. Kristen Kennedy $420,750 for Exploratory Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Kristen Kennedy

Dr. Kristen Kennedy received a $420,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to explore new research directions in mitigating Alzheimer’s disease development via spatial cognitive mapping. Dr. Kennedy hopes the project will shed …read more

March 16th, 2021

NIH Funds Dr. Yichen Ding’s Developmental Research

Dr. Yichen Ding

Dr. Yichen Ding received $730,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Integrating Imaging and Computation to Characterize Neural Crest Cells in the Myocardial Development and Regeneration. The project focuses on integrating genetic models with advanced imaging and computation to provide new mechanical and developmental insights into the contribution of neural …read more