American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was signed into law on February 17th, 2009. The ARRA legislation provides funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $8.2 billion in extramural funding, and other federal agencies to try and stimulate the US economy through the support and advancement of scientific research. Most of the funds allocated by the stimulus bill are to be used within two years.

Grants have been awarded for new research projects and for extensions to existing projects. As of November 8, 2010, Pennington has been awarded $6,530,295, including twelve grants directly from the NIH for a total of $2,395,890, and six subawards for a total of $4,134,405.

Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, Ph.D.

  • Non-homeostatic Neural Controls of Food Intake (Administrative Supplement) - NIH (NIDDK) - $22,400
  • Non-Homeostatic Neural Controls of Food Intake (Summer Supplement) - NIH (NIDDK) - $29,929

Phillip Brantley, Ph.D.

  • Analysis of Five Year Follow-up Data from the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial - Kaiser Foundation Research Institute/NIH (NHLBI) - $80,000

George Bray, Ph.D.

  • Study of Health Outcomes of Weight Loss (LOOK AHEAD) (Administrative Supplement) - NIH (NIDDK) $107,964


Timothy Church, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • The Life Study - University of Florida/NIH (NIA) - $2,819,858
  • The Life Study Supplement 1 - University of Florida/NIH (NIA) - $91,242

Jeffrey Gimble, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Adipose Stem Cell Therapy for Krabbe Disease (Supplement) - Tulane University/NIH (NINDS)  - $80,875

Claudia Kappen, Ph.D.

  • Molecular Mechanisms in Diabetic Embryopathy (Administrative Supplement) - NIH (NICHD) - $234,419

Abba Kastin, M.D.

  • Leptin Transport across the BBB: The Role of ObR (+) astrocytes - NIH (NIDDK) - $222,000

Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.

  • Anthropometric Assessment of Abdominal Obesity and Health Risk in Children and Adolescents - NIH (NIDDK) - $997,261


Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.

  • Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Different Physical Activity Progression Models in the Elderly - Duke University/NIH (NIA) - $452,842
  • Nutritional Programming: Environmental and Molecular Interactions (CNRU) (Administrative Supplement) - Mynatt & L. Kozak - NIH (NIDDK) - $299,999
  • T2DM, Obesity in Mexican Pimas: Gene-Environment Interactions - Northern Arizona University/NIH (NIDDK) - $287,851

Brenda Richards (Smith), Ph.D.

  • Genetics of Macronutrient Selection and Energy Balance (Administrative Supplement) - NIH (NIDDK) - $42,950

Jennifer Rood, Ph.D.

  • Validity of Diet and Activity Measures in Women/ - Harvard School of Public Health/NIH (NCI) - $321,737

Michael Salbaum, Ph.D.

  • Neural Tube Defects in Diabetic Pregnancy (Administrative Supplement) - NIH (NICHD) - $91,612

Yourka D Tchoukalova, Ph.D.

  • Poor nutrition and fetal development: preadipocyte adaptation in a primate model - NIH (NICHD) - $148,000

Jianping Ye, Ph.D.

  • Integration of IKK and JNK signals in Insulin Reistance - NIH (NIDDK) - $185,000
  • Mechanism of IKK in FFA-associated Insulin Resistance (Summer Supplement) - NIH (NIDDK) - $14,356


Additional Information:
Information on ARRA Grant Awards at PBRC:
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