Simon-Harper Inter-Institutional Research Teams (SHIIRT)


Walther 2013 Awardees


SHIIRT Grants are intended to leverage the distinct strengths of the IU Simon Cancer Center and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, strengthen collaborations between institutions, and facilitate sharing of unique resources and expertise.  Funding:  $75,000 for one year.

Small Molecule Probing of Cdc42 in Cancer

Principal Investigators:  Tracy Vargo-Gogola, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUSMSB) and Samy Meroueh, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUSM)


A Pilot Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Naproxen Sodium to Treat Cancer and Treatment-Related Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Chemotherapy

Principal Investigators:  Pascal Jean-Pierre, Dept. of Psychology (UND) and Andrew Saykin, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging Sciences (IUSM)


Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Mediated Signaling, Self Renewal and Differentiation of Breast Epithelial Cells

Principal Investigators:  Jenifer Prosperi, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUSMSB) and Harikrishna Nakshatri, Dept. of Surgery (IUSM)


Novel Adjuvant Models of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance

Principal Investigators:  Laurie Littlepage, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (UND) and Sunil Badve, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (IUSM)