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Top 10 Largest NIH Grants Funding Research in 2018

Anna Carrera • 7/23/19

Top 10 Largest NIH Grants Funding Research in 2018

At IU School of Medicine, 2018 was another record year for NIH-funded research, with the school’s faculty attracting federal support for research targeting genomic medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric health and more. Here are the projects that were awarded the largest grants:

1. Early Onset AD Consortium – the LEAD Study (LEADS)

2. The IU/JAX Alzheimer’s Disease Precision Models Center

  • Amount: $4.1 million
  • Principal Investigator: Bruce Lamb

3. Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

4. Dual targeting of tumoral microenvironment and tumoral cells by blocking the IL-33/ST2 pathway

5. National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease

6. East Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Regional Consortium

7. Developmental and HyperActive Ras Tumor SPORE

  • Amount: $2.1 million
  • Principal Investigator: David Clapp

8. Morphogenesis and growth of the ventricular wall in development and disease

9. Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Support Grant

10. Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center


Anna Carrera

Research Communications Manager

Anna Carrera is the research communications manager for IU's Precision Health Initiative, IU School of Medicine and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. She joined the team in June 2019 after working as a TV news reporter for 10 years. When she's not working, Anna loves running, baking and watching plays. Contact Anna at or (317)278-2839.