Department of Neurology

Dr. Michael Pranzatelli

Grants and Funding

Competitive Peer-Review Awards:

1985-90 Myoclonus Research Foundation, Inc., "The Pharmacology of Myoclonus," $303,665 direct costs, role: PI

1987-90 National Institutes of Health grant 1 KO8 NS01158 (CIDA), NINDS, "Serotonin Receptors and Myoclonus," $202,400 direct costs, $218,592 total costs, role: PI

1988-90 United Cerebral Palsy Education and Research Foundation and William Randolph Hearst Foundation (R-381-88), "Perinatal Brain Injury: Pharmacological Modification of Serotonin Receptors," $76,000 direct and total costs, role: PI

1990-93 Food and Drug Administration, Orphan Products Development, FD-R-000746-01/02, "The Efficacy and Safety of 5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan in Pediatric Myoclonic Disorders," $188,524 direct costs, $269,954 total costs, role: PI

1993-94 Myoclonus Research Foundation, "Serotonin Receptor Plasticity and Expression in Experimental Myoclonus," $10,000 direct and total costs, role: PI

1993-95 Food and Drug Administration, Orphan Products Development, FD-R-000955-01, "Piracetam for Pediatric Myoclonus: Efficacy and Safety," $200,437 direct costs, $305,667 total costs, role: PI

1994-95 CRI Research Advisory Council, "Molecular Pharmacologic and Immunologic Studies of Opsoclonus-Myoclonus," $13,500 direct costs, $18,022 total costs, role: PI

1994-95 Myoclonus Research Foundation, Inc., "Molecular Pharmacologic and Neuroimmunologic Investigation of the Pediatric Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome," $42,145 direct and total costs, role: PI

1995-96 Supplement and Extension, Food and Drug Administration, Orphan Products Development, FD-R-000955, "Piracetam for Pediatric Myoclonus: Efficacy and Safety," $25,546 direct costs, $40,286 total costs, role: PI

1998-00 United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation, "Piracetam in Myoclonic Cerebral Palsy," $82,519 direct costs, $94,897 total costs, role: PI

2000-03 American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation, "Localization and Characterization of Autoantigens in OMS,” $29,973 total costs, role: PI

2001-03 Illinois Department of Public Health, Excellence in Academic Medicine Award, “Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome in Children with Neuroblastoma: Search for Paraneoplastic Antibodies which Cause Cerebellar Dysfunction,” $50,000 direct and total costs, role: Co-PI

2004-05 Tourette Syndrome Association, “Immunophenotyping of Cerebrospinal Fluid Lymphocytes in Tourette Syndrome,” $51,000 direct costs, $56,100 total costs, role: PI

Corporate Grants:

1989-90 Bolar Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.,"The Efficacy and Safety of 5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan in Pediatric Myoclonic Disorders," $24,000 direct and total costs, role: PI

1992-94 UCB Pharmaceutical Sector, "A Clinical Trial of Piracetam in Myoclonic Disorders," $50,000 direct and total costs, role: PI

2002-04 William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation, “Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome in Neuroblastoma: Identification of Novel Cerebellar Autoantibodies,” $24,990 total costs, role: Co-I

2005-06 Genetech, Inc./Biogen Idec, Co. “A Phase I Clinical Trial of Rituximab for Pediatric Opsoclonus-Myoclonus,” $169,000 total costs. Role: PI

2005-07 Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation, “Immunological Studies of Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome,” $40,000 total costs. Role: PI

2005-06 Pediatric Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Foundation, “Immunologic Studies in Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome,” $50,000 total costs. Role: PI

Institutional Grant Support:

1990-96 Children's Research Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

1994-95 Board of Lady Visitors, Children's National Medical Center

2000-01 SIU School of Medicine

2000-05 Children’s Miracle Network

Other Grant Support:

1987-89 Aitken Family Center for Coma Research

1987-90 Colleen Giblin Foundation for Pediatric Neurological Research

1988-90 NIH General Clinical Research Center Grant #RR00645

Grant Support for Student Fellowships in P.I. Lab:

1986, 88 Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Summer Student Fellowship

1992-96 W.T. Gill Summer Student Fellowship, The George Washington University

1992-96 Myoclonus Research Foundation Summer Student Fellowship

1992-96 NIH Minorities Apprentice Program, Children's Research Institute