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

© John Weeks

The following is one in an ongoing series of columns entitled Integrator Blog by John Weeks . View all columns in series
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; support new types of activities such as the NIH Challenge Grant program that meet the goals of the ARRA; and use 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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Resumes are useful in employment decisions. I provide this background so that you may understand what informs the work which you may employ in your own. I have been involved as an organizer-writer in the emerging fields of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine since 1983. Happily, I have learned some things. I was once called an "expert in alternative medicine" by......more
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