NCCAM’s 2009 Grants with Obama’s Recovery Money: The List of 52 Awards Totaling $17.8-Million

Summary: Credit Integrator reader Tayor Walsh for diving into files on the Obama economic stimulus/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) site to create this list of the 52 ARRA grants awarded by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2009. The first year grants totaled roughly $18-million of $32-million NCCAM will be disbursing. (The NCCAM total will ultimately be 0.39% of the $8.2-billion of ARRA funds to the NIH.) Included in this report are subjects, investigators, institutions, amounts and kind of award, plus some Integrator analysis of the types of grants awarded. Thanks Taylor.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Curious about the portion of Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds that were distributed through the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine? What has this “stimulus package” money meant to CAM research? 

Yesterday, a colleague on the board of trustees of the American Botanical Council asked me what I knew about these awards. I told her I’d not explored it. I then opened a timely email from Integrator contributor Taylor Walsh: “I
don’t see a summary of the ARRA funds for NCCAM on your site.”
Not finding it, Walsh worked with government public affairs officials, located the information and built an Excel file of NCCAM’s awards which he sent to the Integrator to share with all of you. Information from his file is at the bottom of this posting. The following table is my quick summary which I extracted from the information Walsh assembled.


Topic

  Finding

  Comment
Total NIH ARRA awards   $8.2 billion    
# NCCAM awards   52    
Total NCCAM 2009 awards   $17.8 million   This is of $32-million total
Average NCCAM award    $342,307   A few were as low as $5,000,
and another group in the 5-digit

range

Largest single award   $1.4 million

  Bazan, others from LSU
on Omega-3 and brain injury
Big winner/largest

total awards

  $1.8-million   Bruce Rosen, Mass General;’

2 grants related to mechanisms
in acupuncture

Awards by Category        
Herbs    10    
Other

supplements, related

  12   Total for “supplements” is 22,

or roughly 42% of the awards

Mindbody   6

   
Yoga   3    
Acupuncture   4   Total for yoga, acupuncture,
manipulation and massage = 12,
23% of awards

Manipulation   4    
Massage   1

  Perlman, osteoarthritis
Health services/cost issues   1   Lafferty; cost, medical
service use, quality of care; it
is significant, at $800,000

Whole practice/
whole systems projects
  0   There may have been no
applications, perhaps from
investigator views that the
scoring would be negative
Integrative clinic or health
system connected projects
  3   See Aickin, Bock, Hersch,
Napadow, Rosen
Total to CAM schools

   2   National University of Health
Science & Palmer College. Both

manipulation-related.

Total to ND or AOM schools   0

  Perhaps no applicants
% awards to CAM schools    3.8%   5.5% of funds ($1.04 million)

Disclaimer: Some categories are not obvious. This is all ballpark.


NCCAM
had announced its plan to

: “select recently peer reviewed highly meritorious research grant applications
(R01s and others), that can be accomplished in 2 years or less;
fund new research applications; accelerate the tempo of ongoing science through targeted supplements to current
grants; s
upport new types of activities such as the NIH Challenge Grant program that
meet the goals of the ARRA; and u
se other funding mechanisms as appropriate.” In short, NCCAM cast a potentially broad net, a caught these fish. 


Walsh’s prior contributions to the Integrator have included a list of NCCAM grants by type and and a report on NCCAM director Josephine Briggs, MD’s first public session with the NCCAM advisory council.  If you want a copy of the entire spread sheet Walsh created, with additional information about the grants, please contact me directly.
Thanks much, Taylor.

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Taylor Walsh: Did the research

52 NCCAM-funded Projects
Using $18-Million from the Obama Stimulus Package

Source: ARRA site, as extracted by Taylor Walsh

 
Activity Project Title Principal
Investigator
Organization  FY Total Cost
R21 MELATONIN
AND NIGHTTIME BLOOD PRESSURE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
ABRAMSON,
JEROME L. ;CHAPMAN, ARLENE B;PARKER, KATHLYN A;TERRY, PAUL D;
EMORY
UNIVERSITY
 $ 252,456
RC1 CER
COLLABORATION: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND MARINO CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
AICKIN,
MIKEL G
UNIVERSITY
OF ARIZONA
 $ 496,544
R21 EFFECTIVENESS
OF INTEGRAL YOGA ON OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE MENOPAUSAL HOT FLASHES
AVIS,
NANCY E
WAKE
FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES
 $ 147,694
R21 URINARY
PEPTIDE EXCRETION AND ONSET OF PUBERTY
BARNES,
STEPHEN
UNIVERSITY
OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
 $ 65,721
R01 MEDITATION
AND EXERCISE FOR PREVENTION OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION
BARRETT,
BRUCE P
UNIVERSITY
OF WISCONSIN MADISON
 $ 726,891
RC2 MECHANISM
OF ACTION OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS IN BRAIN INJURY
BAZAN,
NICOLAS GUILLERMO ;PETASIS, NICOS A;SERHAN, CHARLES NICHOLAS;
LOUISIANA
STATE UNIV HSC NEW ORLEANS
 $ 1,418,175
RC2 BIOMARKERS
OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE
BEAL,
M FLINT
WEILL
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF CORNELL UNIV
 $ 735,348
R21 FATTY
ACID SUPPLEMENTATION IN MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
BELURY,
MARTHA A
OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 63,432
R21 YOGA
FOR WOMEN ATTEMPTING SMOKING CESSATION: AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION
BOCK,
BETH C
MIRIAM
HOSPITAL
 $ 252,009
RC1 STRESS,
CELLULAR AGING AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE
COHEN,
SHELDON A
CARNEGIE-MELLON
UNIVERSITY
 $ 235,950
R01 Z
JOINT CHANGES IN LOW BACK PAIN FOLLOWING ADJUSTING
CRAMER,
GREGORY D
NATIONAL
UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
 $                     465,367
R01 MECHANISMS
OF IMMUNOMODULATORY AND ANTI-TUMOR ACTIONS OF POLYSACCHARIDE KRESTIN
DISIS,
MARY L.
UNIVERSITY
OF WASHINGTON
 $ 332,000
RC1 CONVENTIONAL
VS MINDFULNESS INTERVENTION IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
DYKENS,
ELISABETH MAY
VANDERBILT
UNIVERSITY
 $ 498,782
R21 BIOMECHANICAL
AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATIVE THERAPY
FRITZ,
JULIE M
UNIVERSITY
OF UTAH
 $ 56,155
R21 EFFICACY
OF TURMERIC EXTRACT IN PREVENTION OF POST-MENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS
FUNK,
JANET L
UNIVERSITY
OF ARIZONA
 $ 5,161
R21 EFFICACY
OF TURMERIC EXTRACT IN PREVENTION OF POST-MENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS
FUNK,
JANET L
UNIVERSITY
OF ARIZONA
 $ 5,161
R21 ACUPUNCTURE
FOR THE TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA – A PILOT STUDY
GLICK,
RONALD M.
UNIVERSITY
OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH
 $ 46,588
R01 ROLE
OF A NOVEL E3-UBIQUITIN LIGASE IN CHEMOPREVENTION
HANNINK,
MARK
UNIVERSITY
OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
 $ 82,585
R21 CHONDROPROTECTIVE
ACTIVITY OF POMEGRANATE EXTRACT
HAQQI,
TARIQ M
UNIVERSITY
OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA
 $ 137,004
P01 METABOLIC
AND IMMUNOLOGIC EFFECTS OF MEDITATION – CELL AGING SUPPLEMENT
HECHT,
FREDERICK M
UNIVERSITY
OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO
 $ 421,169
K23 OSTEOPATHIC
MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE IN PREGNANCY: PHYSIOLOGIC AND CLINICAL EFFECTS
HENSEL,
KENDI LEE
UNIVERSITY
OF NORTH TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR
 $ 54,000
U01 CREATINE
SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, AND EFFICACY IN HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE: CREST-E
HERSCH,
STEVEN M
MASSACHUSETTS
GENERAL HOSPITAL
 $ 298,820
R21 STRESS
AND PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES: OMEGA-3 INTERVENTION
KIECOLT-GLASER,
JANICE K
OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 5,223
R21 STRESS
AND PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES: OMEGA-3 INTERVENTION
KIECOLT-GLASER,
JANICE K
OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 5,223
R21 STRESS
AND PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES: OMEGA-3 INTERVENTION
KIECOLT-GLASER,
JANICE K
OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 18,906
R01 CAM,
MEDICAL SERVICE UTILIZATION, AND QUALITY OF CARE
LAFFERTY,
WILLIAM E
UNIVERSITY
OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY
 $ 800,988
R01 EFFECT
OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ON FOOD ALLERGY
LI,
XIU-MIN
MOUNT
SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF NYU
 $ 695,224
R21 THPB-CONTAINING
HERBAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRUG ABUSE
MANTSCH,
JOHN R
MARQUETTE
UNIVERSITY
 $ 26,388
R21 THPB-CONTAINING
HERBAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRUG ABUSE
MANTSCH,
JOHN R
MARQUETTE
UNIVERSITY
 $ 5,705
RC1 COMPARISON
OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CAM THERAPIES IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING
KAMAT,
DEEPAK MADHUSUDAN;MAHAJAN, PRASHANT ;MATHUR, AMBIKA ;
WAYNE
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 441,460
R21 GINSENG
AND ITS CONSTITUENTS IN COMPLEMENTARY BREAST CANCER THERAPY
MURPHY,
LAURA L
SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
 $ 181,875
R21 PHASE
I STUDY TO EVALUATE SAFETY AND TOXICITY OF EGCG IN HIV-1-INFECTED SUBJECTS
NANCE,
CHRISTINA L
BAYLOR
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
 $ 17,560
R01 BRAIN
PLASTICITY IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND ITS RESPONSE TO ACUPUNCTURE
NAPADOW,
VITALY
MASSACHUSETTS
GENERAL HOSPITAL
 $ 314,873
R21 SYNERGISTIC
EFFECTS OF CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID AND CALCIUM ON BONE MASS
PARK,
YEONHWA
UNIVERSITY
OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
 $ 152,098
RC2 SPECTROMETRIC
VALIDATION OF BOTANICAL MATERIALS AND REFERENCE STANDARDS
PAULI,
GUIDO F
UNIVERSITY
OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
 $ 605,846
R01 MULTISITE
RCT INVESTIGATING THE EFFICACY OF MASSAGE IN OSTEOARTHRITIS
PERLMAN,
ADAM ISRAEL
UNIV
OF MED/ DENT OF NJ-SCH/HLTH REL PRO
 $ 708,553
U19 DEVELOPMENTAL
CENTER TO STUDY MECHANISMS & EFFECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION
PICKAR,
JOEL G
PALMER
COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
 $ 578,853
R01 MECHANISMS
OF MEDITATION
RAISON,
CHARLES
EMORY
UNIVERSITY
 $ 292,379
P01 NEUROIMAGING
ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTS ON HUMAN BRAIN ACTIVITY
ROSEN,
BRUCE R
MASSACHUSETTS
GENERAL HOSPITAL
 $                  1,200,061
P30 CORE
CENTER FOR MULTIMODAL EVAULATION OF ACUPUNCTURE MECHANISMS
ROSEN,
BRUCE R
MASSACHUSETTS
GENERAL HOSPITAL
 $ 593,196
R21 LACTOGENIC
IMMUNITY/PROBIOTICS: EFFECT ON NEONATAL GUT IMMUNITY
SAIF,
LINDA J.
OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY
 $ 225,000
R01 SAFE
& EFFECTIVE YOGA PRESCRIPTION FOR OLDER ADULTS: BIOMECHANICAL
CONSIDERATIONS
GREENDALE,
GAIL A;SALEM, GEORGE J ;
UNIVERSITY
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 $ 693,593
RC1 IMAGING
CEREBRAL AND SUB-CEREBRAL CORRELATES OF MEDITATIVE STATES
SCHWARTZ,
ERIC LEE
BOSTON
UNIVERSITY
 $ 499,636
R21 HERB-INDUCED
OXIDANT PRECONDITIONING IN CARDIOMYOCYTES
SHAO,
ZUO-HUI ZUOHUI
UNIVERSITY
OF CHICAGO
 $ 234,000
RC1 RESTING
STATE FUNCTIONAL MRI INVESTIGATION OF HYPNOTIC TRANCE AND MINDFULNESS MED
SPIEGEL,
DAVID
STANFORD
UNIVERSITY
 $  441,653
P30 CAM
APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT OF SLEEP AND DISEASE PROGRESSION IN CANCER
SPIEGEL,
DAVID
STANFORD
UNIVERSITY
 $ 630,379
RC1 COENZYME
Q10 IN STATIN MYOPATHY
THOMPSON,
PAUL DAVIS
HARTFORD
HOSPITAL
 $ 457,436
R21 MOLECULAR
MECHANISMS OF ANGELICA SINENSIS (OLIV.) DIELS IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
WANG,
ZAIJIE JIM
UNIVERSITY
OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
 $ 106,350
R01 VITAMIN
C IN POLYMICROBIAL SEPSIS
WILSON,
JOHN
STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
 $  24,619
R01 VITAMIN
C IN POLYMICROBIAL SEPSIS
WILSON,
JOHN
STATE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
 $  32,964
R01 IMMUNOMODULATORY
EFFECTS OF ARGININE SUPPLEMENTATION IN COLITIS AND COLON CANCER
WILSON,
KEITH T
VANDERBILT
UNIVERSITY
 $ 310,000
RC2 CREATION
OF A MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS LIBRARY TO ENHANCE LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCH
WRIGHT,
AMY E
FLORIDA
ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
 $ 799,967
      Total NCCAM
 $17,897,020
      Total NIH
 $5-billion
       % NCCAM
0.36%
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