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SECEBT Partner Grants

From 2002-2007, SECEBT awarded 26 seed grants in amounts up to $50,000 for a total of $1,300,000.
SECEBT conducted a survey of the past seed grant awards and in a preliminary review of the data, we are pleased to report the following:
Follow-up Funding
§ Position on follow-up funding
  • 53.1% - Seed Grant project is complete and have sought additional funding
§ Applications for additional funding
o    60.6% of responders have submitted applications for follow-up funding
o    33 applications have been submitted to:
         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
         National Institutes of Health
         National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
         U.S. Food and Drug Administration
         U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
         U.S. Department of Agriculture
         U.S. Department of Defense
         National Vaccine Program Office
         National Science Foundation
         Georgia Department of Agriculture
         Memphis-Shelby County
         SeaGrant (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
         Canadian NRC
         American Cancer Society
         Charles Morgan Carraway and Joanne M. Carraway Charitable Foundation
         The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
§ $12,305,492 – Total funds applied for
SECEBT former seed grant awardees have received $4,447,279 in additional funding based upon the research results garnered from the SECEBT Seed Grant Program.
§ Articles published or "in press"
o    24 – number of publications
o    43.7% of responders report a publication
§ Articles submitted for publication
o   11 – number of publications
Survey conducted 9-08. Formal report will be in the form of a thesis, expected by May 2009.
SECEBT 2008-2009 Seed Grant Awardees
Project Name: “Development of an in-vitro model system for assessing risk of progression to severe disease among Dengue, West Nile, and St. Louis Encephalitis infections”
PI: Azliyati Azizan, PhD, MSc, University of South Florida
SECEBT Partner(s): Florida Department of Health, Lillian M. Stark, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S
Project Name: “Movement of the human pathogen Rickettsia parkeri in its tick hosts throughout  Mississippi: A model for predicting the spread of bioterrorism agents”
PI: Andrea Varela-Stokes, DVM, PhD, Mississippi State University
SECEBT Partner(s): Mississippi State Department of Health, Dr. Jerome Goddard
Project Name: “Stable isotope analysis to measure mosquito dispersal in urban environments”
PI: Daniel G. Mead MPH, PhD, University of Georgia
SECEBT Partner(s): The University of Georgia, Ray Noblet PhD - co-PI; Georgia Department of Human Resources, Rosmarie Kelly MPH, PhD – collaborator; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Burkot PhD – collaborator
Project Name: “Occurrence and distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi in Tennessee”
PI:   Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, State of Tennessee Department of Health
SECEBT Partner(s): The Tennessee Department of Health, Tim F. Jones, MD and John Dunn, DVM, PhD; The University of Georgia
Michael Yabsley, PhD
Project Name: “Baylisascaris procyonis: Distribution, Environmental Persistence, and Sterilization Factors of an Emerging Zoonosis in Georgia”
PI:  Michael Yabsley, PhD, SCWDS, College of Vet Med, University of Georgia
SECEBT Partner(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; GA Division of Public Health; GA Department of Natural Resources (non-partner)