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Dissertation Awards

2019 (Cycle 28)
SIKs: Novel Regulators of Cardiomyocyte Plasticity 2019 (Cycle 28) $135,846
University of California, San Francisco Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Predicting response to mTOR inhibitors in oral cancer 2019 (Cycle 28) $150,867
University of California, San Diego Oral Disease and Dental Health

Evaluating the health effects of electronic cigarette refill 2019 (Cycle 28) $103,350
University of California, Riverside Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Total Synthesis of Delavatine A and its Structural Analogues 2019 (Cycle 28) $159,924
University of California, Berkeley Cancer

Synthesis of Noscapinoids for Treatment of Lung Cancer 2019 (Cycle 28) $152,688
University of California, Los Angeles Cancer

Increasing Awareness of Smoking Risks with Graphic Warnings 2019 (Cycle 28) $103,350
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

2018 (Cycle 27)
Quantifying of Stem Cell Toxicology with Deep Neural Network 2018 (Cycle 27) $136,435
University of California, Riverside Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Structural Mechanism of Rb Inactivation in Lung Adenocarcino 2018 (Cycle 27) $134,659
University of California, Santa Cruz Cancer

Spatial Anlaysis of Tobacco Outlets, Vape Shops and Cannabis 2018 (Cycle 27) $101,882
University of Southern California Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Targeted Degradation of Proliferative E2F in Nicotine-Induce 2018 (Cycle 27) $134,659
University of California, Santa Cruz Cancer

Regulation of Endothelial Inflammatory Responses by GPCRs 2018 (Cycle 27) $133,793
University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular Disease

2015 (Cycle 24)
Predictors of Tobacco Use in Hispanic Americans 2015 (Cycle 24) $7,090
San Diego State University Research Foundation Industry Influence/Policy

Tobacco sensitive regulation of pro-osteogenic promoters 2015 (Cycle 24) $63,150
University of California, Riverside Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

Genomic approaches to identify SCLC biomarkers 2015 (Cycle 24) $63,100
Stanford University Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

The Impact of Trade Agreements on Domestic Health Regulation 2015 (Cycle 24) $30,000
University of California, Santa Cruz Industry Influence/Policy

2014 (Cycle 23)
THS exposure results in Insulin Resistance 2014 (Cycle 23) $57,053
University of California, Riverside Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Adolescent social networks, smoking, and loneliness 2014 (Cycle 23) $60,303
University of Southern California Disparities /Prevention/ Cessation/ Nicotine Dependence

Hookah, Vascular and Endothelial Function in Humans 2014 (Cycle 23) $48,401
University of California, Los Angeles Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

Evaluation of Metal Emissions in Electronic Cigarettes 2014 (Cycle 23) $62,793
University of California, Riverside Regulatory Science/New Products

2013 (Cycle 22)
Cell Motility in Pulmonary Premalignancy 2013 (Cycle 22) $64,762
University of California, Los Angeles Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

Toxicological Evaluation of Thirdhand Smoke 2013 (Cycle 22) $60,000
University of California, Riverside Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Lynx1 modulation of alpha6 nicotinic receptors 2013 (Cycle 22) $34,560
California Institute of Technology Disparities /Prevention/ Cessation/ Nicotine Dependence

VIRTUALLY SMOKING: HOW ADOLESCENTS PERCEIVE SMOKING IMAGERY 2013 (Cycle 22) $64,800
University of California, San Francisco Disparities /Prevention/ Cessation/ Nicotine Dependence

2012 (Cycle 21)
Signaling pathways in tobacco-induced vascular dysfunction 2012 (Cycle 21) $59,500
University of California, San Diego Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

Lung cancer initiation by inflammatory proteins 2012 (Cycle 21) $21,207
University of California, Los Angeles Early Diagnosis/Pathogenesis

Built Environment and Tobacco Use in Homeless Shelters 2012 (Cycle 21) $59,781
University of California, Los Angeles Disparities /Prevention/ Cessation/ Nicotine Dependence

2011 (Cycle 20)
Predicting bone teratogenicity of tobacco products in vitro 2011 (Cycle 20) $59,825
University of California, Riverside General Biomedical Science

Study of TSNA Signaling Pathway by Targeted Proteomics 2011 (Cycle 20) $60,000
University of California, Riverside General Biomedical Science

Smoking and Post-traumatic Growth Among High Risk Youth 2011 (Cycle 20) $57,392
University of Southern California Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

A Novel Anti-Cancer Therapy: Inhibition of MUS81-EME1 2011 (Cycle 20) $60,000
University of California, Davis Cancer

De-silencing hypermethylated tumor supressor genes 2011 (Cycle 20) $60,000
California Institute of Technology Pulmonary Disease

2010 (Cycle 19)
Replication Studies of Minor-Groove DNA Adducts 2010 (Cycle 19) $60,000
University of California, Riverside Cancer

Investigating Tobacco Industry Research on Polonium-210 2010 (Cycle 19) $54,504
Stanford University Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Syntheis of the anti-cancer norcembranoid inelegnolide 2010 (Cycle 19) $59,388
University of California, Irvine Cancer

HRQoL in Veterans with Chronic PTSD and Tobacco Dependence 2010 (Cycle 19) $59,300
Alliant International University Nicotine Dependence

Adoption of Tobacco Programs in California Schools 2010 (Cycle 19) $47,701
University of Southern California Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

In search of a complement system inhibitor targeting C5aR 2010 (Cycle 19) $60,000
University of California, Riverside General Biomedical Science

Notch Enhances Shear-Mediated Arteriogenesis in Cerebrum 2010 (Cycle 19) $29,982
University of California, San Francisco Cardiovascular Disease

2009 (Cycle 18)
Histone Deacetylation and Anti-inflammatory Response of GR 2009 (Cycle 18) $59,798
University of California, Berkeley General Biomedical Science

Fluorescent Probes for DNA Mismatch Detection 2009 (Cycle 18) $59,749
California Institute of Technology Cancer

Cellular Analysis of BAVM Regression in a Mouse Model 2009 (Cycle 18) $60,000
University of California, San Francisco Cardiovascular Disease

Synthesis of Anticancer Peroxides 2009 (Cycle 18) $10,873
University of California, Irvine Pulmonary Disease

Inhibition of ERBB2 expression by polyamides in NSCLC 2009 (Cycle 18) $59,082
California Institute of Technology Cancer

Molecular therapies against small cell lung cancer 2009 (Cycle 18) $60,000
Stanford University Cancer

Reactivity of Addicted Users to Advertising Cues 2009 (Cycle 18) $30,000
University of California, Irvine Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Repression of c-Jun oncogene activity in lung cancer 2009 (Cycle 18) $58,874
California Institute of Technology Cancer

Synthesis of Spirolide-Activators of L-type Calcium Channels 2009 (Cycle 18) $60,000
University of California, Santa Barbara Cardiovascular Disease

Inflammatory mediators & lung cancer progression 2009 (Cycle 18) $59,185
University of California, Los Angeles Cancer

Genomic Profiles in Tobacco Related Metastatic Oral Cancer 2009 (Cycle 18) $30,000
University of California, San Francisco Cancer

2008 (Cycle 17)
Nicotinic Regulation of Neurogenesis in Adult Hippocampus 2008 (Cycle 17) $59,910
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

Synthesis and Evaluation of Telomerase Inhibitors 2008 (Cycle 17) $58,359
University of California, Santa Barbara General Biomedical Science

Chromatin Remodeling in Glucocorticoid Resistance of COPD 2008 (Cycle 17) $56,648
University of California, San Francisco Pulmonary Disease

Small molecule gene regulation in lung cancer cells 2008 (Cycle 17) $31,667
California Institute of Technology Cancer

Replication Recovery Through Recombination and Mus81-Mms4 2008 (Cycle 17) $60,000
University of California, Davis General Biomedical Science

Cigarette Smoking and Stress-Coping among Latino Youth 2008 (Cycle 17) $60,000
University of Southern California Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Synthesis of the Glaciapyrroles, New Anticancer Agents 2008 (Cycle 17) $60,000
University of California, Irvine Cancer

Grainyhead-Like Transcription factor in Airway Epithelium 2008 (Cycle 17) $60,000
University of California, Irvine Pulmonary Disease

Regulation of Integrin Activation 2008 (Cycle 17) $59,163
University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular Disease

2007 (Cycle 16)
Neural mechanisms underlying nicotine as a 'gateway' drug 2007 (Cycle 16) $60,000
University of California, Irvine Nicotine Dependence

Size-segregated Chemical Composition of Tobacco Smoke 2007 (Cycle 16) $16,652
University of California, Irvine General Biomedical Science

Total Synthesis of Anticancer Compounds: The Neomangicols 2007 (Cycle 16) $55,292
University of California, Berkeley General Biomedical Science

NMR studies of the LDL receptor active conformation of ApoE 2007 (Cycle 16) $54,267
University of California, Berkeley Cardiovascular Disease

2006 (Cycle 15)
Synthesis and Evaluation of Anticancer Agent Celogentin C 2006 (Cycle 15) $29,500
Stanford University General Biomedical Science

Tobacco smoke and oocyte differentiation from human ES cells 2006 (Cycle 15) $60,000
University of California, San Francisco General Biomedical Science

Effects of nicotine on schizophrenia-like cognitive deficits 2006 (Cycle 15) $58,298
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

2005 (Cycle 14)
Inhibition of cell death in head and neck cancer cells 2005 (Cycle 14) $24,148
University of Southern California Cancer

Nicotine synapse formation in the hippocampus 2005 (Cycle 14) $59,500
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

Defining mutagenesis pathways in tobacco-related cancer 2005 (Cycle 14) $58,993
Scripps Research Institute Cancer

Cell adhesion at nicotinic synapses 2005 (Cycle 14) $59,454
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

Lung cancer treatment: The total synthesis of ineleganolide 2005 (Cycle 14) $59,700
California Institute of Technology General Biomedical Science

Effects of side stream tobacco smoke on DNA deletions 2005 (Cycle 14) $58,876
University of California, Los Angeles Cancer

Micro RNA and dopamine-induced dentritic protein synthesis 2005 (Cycle 14) $59,000
California Institute of Technology Nicotine Dependence

A novel total synthesis of brazilin and brazilide A 2005 (Cycle 14) $59,191
University of California, Santa Barbara General Biomedical Science

2004 (Cycle 13)
Smoking, atherosclerosis and MCSF gene variations 2004 (Cycle 13) $57,480
University of Southern California Cardiovascular Disease

Total synthesis of the clinical anticancer drug etoposide 2004 (Cycle 13) $59,900
California Institute of Technology General Biomedical Science

Cognitive effects of gestational nicotine 2004 (Cycle 13) $60,000
University of California, Irvine General Biomedical Science

Transcription factor modification: A role in lung cancer?" 2004 (Cycle 13) $6,097
California Institute of Technology Cancer

2003 (Cycle 12)
Quantification of toxicants in harm reduction cigarettes 2003 (Cycle 12) $25,390
University of California, Riverside General Biomedical Science

Implementation of tobacco prevention programming and smoking 2003 (Cycle 12) $58,557
University of Southern California Epidemiology

New methods for searching tobacco industry documents 2003 (Cycle 12) $59,551
University of California, San Francisco Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Role of regulation orientation on framing antismoking ads 2003 (Cycle 12) $60,000
University of California, Irvine Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Latino and Asian American college students' smoking 2003 (Cycle 12) $59,500
University of California, Riverside Epidemiology

Soluble homologs of the nicotinic receptor 2003 (Cycle 12) $52,858
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

2002 (Cycle 11)
The determinants of college smoking 2002 (Cycle 11) $48,782
University of Southern California Epidemiology

Cigarette smoke, MCP-1 expression in vivo and atherogenesis 2002 (Cycle 11) $50,418
University of California, Riverside Cardiovascular Disease

Smoking, metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis 2002 (Cycle 11) $23,772
University of Southern California Epidemiology

(-) Lobeline: total synthesis and derivitization 2002 (Cycle 11) $60,000
California Institute of Technology General Biomedical Science

Effective diffusion of evidence-based tobacco curricula 2002 (Cycle 11) $47,747
University of Southern California Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Total Synthesis of Mitomycin C, an Anti-Cancer Therapeutic 2002 (Cycle 11) $59,947
California Institute of Technology Cancer

2001 (Cycle 10)
The effect of depression and peer influences on smoking init 2001 (Cycle 10) $53,300
University of Southern California Epidemiology

Effects of nicotine on taste processing 2001 (Cycle 10) $24,834
University of California, Davis Nicotine Dependence

Long-term adherence after pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD 2001 (Cycle 10) $56,118
University of California, San Diego Pulmonary Disease

Exploring transdisciplinary scientific collaboration 2001 (Cycle 10) $29,040
University of California, Irvine Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

2000 (Cycle 9)
Heat shock proteins as biomarkers of lung oxidant stress 2000 (Cycle 9) $24,338
University of California, Davis Pulmonary Disease

Impact of nicotinic signaling on neuronal gene expression 2000 (Cycle 9) $30,055
University of California, San Diego Nicotine Dependence

Patterns & risk factors for adolescent smoking progression 2000 (Cycle 9) $47,521
University of Southern California Epidemiology

Nicotine regulation of the noradrenergic system 2000 (Cycle 9) $52,375
University of California, Irvine Nicotine Dependence

Relationships between smoking, homocysteine & folate 2000 (Cycle 9) $48,651
University of California, San Diego Epidemiology

Smoking in Asian youth: effect of self-image and family 2000 (Cycle 9) $60,000
California School of Professional Psychology Epidemiology

Effect of estrogen on ETS-induced glyco-oxidation 2000 (Cycle 9) $24,692
University of California, Davis Cardiovascular Disease

Mechanism of apparent long-term nicotinic inactivation 2000 (Cycle 9) $20,565
University of California, Riverside Nicotine Dependence

Emotional intelligence and smoking across ethnicity 2000 (Cycle 9) $52,392
University of Southern California Epidemiology

1999 (Cycle 8)
Parental and Movie Influences on Adolescent Smoking Behavior 1999 (Cycle 8) $50,793
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Modeling the relation of smoking to the ovarian function 1999 (Cycle 8) $53,448
University of California, Davis Epidemiology

Methyl-DNA Binding Protein Regulation and Function 1999 (Cycle 8) $54,546
University of California, San Diego General Biomedical Science

Pregnancy complications and chemokine expression in smokers 1999 (Cycle 8) $24,543
University of California, San Francisco General Biomedical Science

Media and smoking among adolescent girls across ethnicity 1999 (Cycle 8) $53,987
University of Southern California Public Health, Public Policy, and Economics

Effects of Nicotine on Brain Development 1999 (Cycle 8) $55,404
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nicotine Dependence

Tobacco, Bacteria-Binding and Ca Signaling in Lung Epithelia 1999 (Cycle 8) $49,426
University of California, Berkeley Pulmonary Disease

Environmental tobacco smoke effects on lung surfactant 1999 (Cycle 8) $47,656
University of California, Santa Barbara Pulmonary Disease

An RNA biomarker for tobacco smoke toxicity 1999 (Cycle 8) $51,751
University of California, Davis General Biomedical Science

Nicotinic modulation of dopamine release during development 1999 (Cycle 8) $25,698
University of California, Irvine Nicotine Dependence