Currently Awarded Seed Grants to UCLA Faculty (2012-present):
Title: "Early Family Stress and Inflammation: Underlying Biological and Psychosocial Mechanisms"
PI: Andrew Fuligni, PhD / Professor Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology, UCLA
Title: "Multi Ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)"
PI: Teresa Seeman, PhD / Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, UCLA
Title: “Sleep Disturbance, Social Disconnection, and Inflammation-Induced Depressed Mood”
PI: Hyong Jin Cho, MD, PhD / Cousins Post Doctoral Fellow, UCLA
Title: “Giving thanks: Is ‘giving’ key to the health benefits of gratitude?”
PI: Naomi Eisenberger, PhD / Assistant Professor, UCLA Social Psychology; Steven W. Cole, Ph.D., Professor Psychiatry / Hematology-Oncology, UCLA
Title: "The human transcriptional response to intense social bonds: Immune-related gene expression in new love”
PI: Martie Haselton, PhD /Assistant Professor, Departments of Communication Studies and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; Steven W. Cole, Ph.D., Professor Psychiatry / Hematology-Oncology
Title: “Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pain”
PI: Elizabeth Breen, PhD / Associate Professor, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA
Title: "Dissecting the role of catecholaminergic PACAP receptor signaling on cytokine responses in a fearconditioning model of post-traumatic stress disorder."
PI: James A. Waschek, Ph.D.; Professor of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Institute/Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA \ Michael Fanselow, Ph.D, Professor Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior and Professor Psychology, Hator Center for Neuropharmacology UCLA
Title: “Proinflammatory Cytokines and Upstream Signaling in Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder”
PI: David Miklowitz, PhD / Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute
Co-Investigator(s): Michael Irwin, M.D., (Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology)
Danielle Keenan-Miller, Ph.D., (UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Michael Gitlin, M.D., (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is currently the Director of the Adult Division and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital)
Title: “PNI and Brain Imaging Biomarkers of ECT Response in Major Depression”
PI: Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH / Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) Co-Investigator(s): Katherine Narr, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA)