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WesternU/COMP Receives Record $1.5 Million NCI NIH Grant

100517_WesternUCOMP_GrantNissar A. Darmani, PhD, Associate Dean of Basic Medical Sciences, has secured a $1.5 million grant for Western University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP). The five-year grant is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will enable Dr. Darmani and his team to continue their research to “investigate vomiting signals and crosstalk within brainstem and gut nerves as well as cells responsible for delayed-phase vomiting in the course of cancer chemotherapy with cis-platinum.”

“The findings of this proposal will not only help patients suffering from the evoked nausea and vomiting, but will also introduce several new classes of broad-spectrum antiemetics, which will lower the cost of prevention of nausea and vomiting in diverse patient communities suffering from cancer, HIV, or gastrointestinal disorders,” Darmani said. Read more.

Photo: Nissar Darmani, PhD, Associate Dean of Basic Medical Sciences in Midwestern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) with his team, from left: Weixia Zhong, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Denise Rodriguez, Research Technician, and Denise Henry, second-year Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences student. (credit: Jeff Malet, WesternU)

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Vol. 1, No. 18
October 5, 2017