COBRE Grant Awards

2016

Principle Investigator 

Project Title

Award

Geoffrey Bove, D.C., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Mechanisms of Manual Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Repetitive Motion Disorders

R01 Sub-award

Geoffrey Ganter, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Characterization of the BMP Signaling Pathways that Produce Nociceptor Sensitization in Drosophila

R15 Grant

Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Role of CD137L in Peripheral Nerve Injury Induced Neuropathic Pain

R01 Grant

Katherine Rudolph, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions

Chronic Pain, Motor Output and Motor Learning in Knee Osteoarthritis

R15 Grant

Katherine Hanlon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Resident DRG Macrophages: Impact on Nociceptor Response

Foundation Grant

Ian Meng, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Role of the Nerve Regeneration-associated Gene Sox11 in Promoting Corneal Innervation and Epithelial Cell Repair in Dry Eye

R01 Grant

Amy Davidoff, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Spheriod Culture Immunohistochemistry

Contract

2015

Principle Investigator 

Project Title

Award

Ian Meng, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Assessment of an Experimental Dry Eye Therapy on Tearing in the Rat

Contract

Ian Meng, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Assessment of an Experimental Dry Eye Therapy Applied to Distal Facial Skin on Corneal Sensitivity in the Rat

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Opioid Therapeutics

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Development of Mu Agonist Delta Antagonist Opioids as Analgesics for Chronic Pain

R01 sub-award

Karen Houseknecht, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Science Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Development of Mu Agonist Delta Antagonist Opioids as Analgesics for Chronic Pain

R01 sub-award

Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Delta and Mu Interactions in Arthritis-induced Changes to Progressive Ratio Responding

R15 Grant

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Assessment of Salmon Thrombin in Pain Models

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Salmon Thrombin as a Potential Analgesic in a Thermal Injury Pain Model

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

K-12 Neuroscience Outreach Program for the Biddeford School System

Contract

2014

Principle Investigator

Project Title

Award

Tamara King, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Determine the Effects of METDoloron on SNL-induced Ongoing Pain

Sub-award

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Kappa Opioid Agonist CNS-Mediated Dysphoric Actions Testing

Contract

Ian Meng, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Assessment of Experimental Dry Eye Therapy on Corneal Stimulation Evoked c-Fos Expression in the Medullary Dorsal Horn in the Rat

Contract

Derek Molliver, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Science Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Purinergic G Protein Signal Integration in Nociceptors

R01 Grant

Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Characterization of delta/mu Opioid Receptor Interaction on Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain-Depressed Behaviors and Bone/Joint Pathology

R15 Grant

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

University of New England K-12 STEM Grant in Neurosciences and Marine Sciences

Federal Award

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Further Assessment of the Pharmacology of Novel Opioid Peptide

Contract

2013

Principle Investigator

Project Title

Award

Geoffrey Bove, D.C., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Abdominal Massage for Post-Surgical Adhesions and Ileus

R01 Grant

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for

Research and Scholarship

Assessing Efficacy and Side Effects of Novel Opioid Peptides

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

PK Analysis of MediGel Ivermectin and MediGel FBZ

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Efficacy Confirmation of Carprofen Gels after Ovariectomy

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Assessing Efficacy and Side Effects of a Novel Opioid Analgesic

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Assessing Gel Based Delivery of Ivermectin in Mice

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Improving the Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain Through Interprofessional Education and Patient Engagement

Foundation Grant

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Technology to Isolate Blood Cells from Saliva

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Duration and Quality Confirmation of Newly Re-Formulated Gels

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Further Assessment of the Side Effects of Novel Opioid Peptide

Contract

Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Brain on Art

Foundation Grant

John Streicher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation In Vitro and In Vivo

Foundation Grant