Medical Research

2003 ICRA Grantees

In 2003, 10 two-year grants of $200,000 each were awarded for the development of point-of-care diagnostics and therapeutic monitoring of AIDS in resource-poor countries.

In 2005, the foundation awarded three additional grants totaling $494,687 for the continuation of the projects led by Drs. Alan Landay, Matthew Steele and Steven Wolinsky.

ImmunoSensor for HIV Infections

  • P. Robert Beatty, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Eva Harris, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    University of California, Berkeley

A Portable, Visually-Read, Amplification-Boosted Test to Monitor HIV Viral Load

  • Neil T. Constantine, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Janet M. Barletta, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    University of Maryland
  • Maja Sommerfelt, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    BionorImmuno

HIV RNA and CD4+ Assays for Resource-Poor Countries

  • Angela M. Caliendo, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
    Emory University
  • Silvija I. Staprans, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    Emory University School of Medicine

Virologic Monitoring for the Malawian Antiretroviral Program

  • Mina C. Hosseinipour, M.D. (Principal Investigator)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Susan A. Fiscus, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Irving F. Hoffman, M.P.H. (Co-Investigator)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rapid Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Testing

  • Barry N. Kreisworth, Ph.D.
    Public Health Research Institute

Novel and Improved Manual Low-Cost CD4+ Test

  • Alan L. Landay, Ph.D.(Principal Investigator)
    Rush Medical College
  • Suzanne M. Crowe, M.B.B.S. (Hons) F.R.A.C.P., M.D.(Co-Investigator) Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public Health
  • Tom N. Denny, B.A., M.Sc. (Co-Investigator)
    Center for Laboratory Investigations

Development of Affordable HIV Diagnostics Using Microchips

  • William R. Rodriguez, M.D. (Principal Investigator)
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • John T. McDevitt, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Bruce D. Walker, M.D. (Co-Investigator)
    Harvard Medical School

Monitoring CD4+ and HIV Viral Load with a Unique Low-Cost Mobile Flow Cytometer in AIDS Patients in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Robert W. Ryder, M.D., M.Sc. (Principal Investigator)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Luc Kestens, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    Institute of Tropical Medicine

Rapid and Simple Semi-Quantitative Test Method for Monitoring CD4+ and Total Lymphocytes in Blood

  • Matthew Steele, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

Electrical Detection of HIV DNA and RNA with Nanoparticle Probes

  • Steven Wolinsky, M.D. (Principal Investigator)
    Northwestern University
  • Chad A. Mirkin, B.S., Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    Northwestern University
  • Yun-Wei Cao, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)
    Northwestern University