Grant Funding

  • University of Missouri System (IDIC) (co-PI, $100,000), Title: "Epigenetic and Immune Factors in the Effect of Maternal Stress Exposure on Autism" (2016-2017)
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PI, $50,000) Title: "Incorporating Genetic Data in PCOR Studies: Building a Road Map for Stakeholder Engagement" (2016-2016)
  • Department of Defense (PI, $148,000) Title: “Autism and Obesity: Co-Occurring Conditions or Drug Side Effects?” (2014-2016) --- A Highlighted Application
  • Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (PI, $50,000)
    Title: "Autism and circadian genes" (2013-2014)
  • Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (PI, $75,000)
    Title: " Autism Genetic Database: using bioinformatics to study the genetics of autism" (2010-2011)
  • Autism Speaks (PI, $120,000)
    Title: "Potential role of non-coding RNAs in autism" (2008-2010)
  • CMH Research Vision Core Lab Intramural Project (PI, $10,000)
    Title: "A pilot study: Microarray profiling in autism" (2008-2009)
  • CMH Research Vision Core Lab Intramural Project (Co-I, $15,000)
    Title: "Integration of structural, functional and clinical data in subjects with Prader-Willi syndrome" (2008-2009)
  • Cure Autism Now Foundation (PI, $79,636)
    Title: "X chromosome inactivation and candidate gene studies in females with autism" (2005-2007)
  • CMH Research Vision Core Lab Intramural Project (PI, $10,000)
    Title: "Expression study and mutation screening of three X-linked candidate genes in females with autism and X chromosome skewness" (2004-2005)
  • Prader-Willi Alliance for Research (PI, $40,000)
    Title: "Ghrelin and peptide YY levels and gene expression in Prader-Willi syndrome" (2003-2004)
  • CMH Research Vision Core Lab Intramural Project (PI, $9,900)
    Title: "Gene Identification for DFNA37" (2002-2003)
  • Hall Family Foundation (PI, $98,122)
    Title: "Functional analysis of two missense mutations in the KCNQ4 potassium channel gene" (2001-2003)

Awards

  • Excellent Abstract and Oral Presentation, Department of Pediatrics, UNMC, Omaha, NE (1999)
  • 2nd place Oral Presentation, Clinical Sciences Category, Midwest Student Forum, Omaha, NE (1999)
  • 1st place Oral Presentation, Clinical Sciences Category, Midwest Student Forum, Omaha, NE (1998)
  • Excellent Abstract and Oral Presentation, Department of Pediatrics, UNMC, Omaha, NE (1998)