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Longitudinal twin studies of math, reading, and ADHD (R01 HD 68728)

 

Principal Investigator:

E. Willcutt / S. Petrill

Agency:

NICHD

 

Total Direct Costs:

2,497,500

Period:

4/1/11 - 1/31/16

 

Description:

Longitudinal twin study of reading, math, and ADHD.

Colorado Learning Disability Research Center (P50 HD 27802)

 

Director:

Richard K. Olson

Agency:

NICHD

 

Total Direct Costs:

$7,273,303

Period:

12/1/11 - 11/30/16

 

Description:

I am Associate Director of the CLDRC and PI or Co-I on five Projects and Cores.

 

Administrative Core (PI: R. K. Olson). Coordinates the activities of the five research projects.

 

Service Core (PI: E. Willcutt). Coordinates training and service in the CLDRC.

 

Research Project I: Twin Studies (PI: E. G. Willcutt). Investigates the etiology of individual differences in reading, math, written language, and ADHD symptoms.

 

Research Project III: Validity of subtypes of ADHD. (PI: Bruce F. Pennington). Tests multiple deficit models of ADHD, learning disabilities, and related disorders.

 

Research Project VI: Longitudinal twin study of reading difficulties and ADHD (PI: Sally J. Wadsworth). Five year longitudinal study of twins with reading and attention difficulties.

Etiology of reading disabilities and comorbid ADHD (R01 HD 47264)

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

NICHD

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,899,451

Period:

7/1/05 - 5/31/12 (No cost extens.)

 

Description:

Genome scan for genes that influence reading difficulties and ADHD.

Family study of dyslexia in an ethnically diverse sample

 

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey R. Gruen

Agency:

Manton Foundation / Yale Univ.

 

Total Direct Costs:

$5,200,000

Period:

9/1/08 - 8/31/13

 

Description:

Genome-wide association scan for dyslexia in an ethnically-diverse sample.

Executive functions and self regulation: A twin study

 

Principal Investigator:

John K. Hewitt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R01 MH 63207

Period:

6/1/01 - 5/31/12

 

Description:

Longitudinal twin study of EFs, psychopathology, and self-regulation.

Determinants of executive function and dysfunction (P50 MH 79485)

 

Principal Investigator:

Marie T. Banich

Agency:

NIMH

 

Total Direct Costs:

$7,237,015

Period:

4/22/08 - 1/31/13

 

Description:

Center grant investigating the genetic and neural underpinning of executive control. I am co-Investigator on Project IV (Genetics; PI: J. K. Hewitt).

Multilevel analysis of self-regulation and substance abuse (R01 DA 24002)

 

Principal Investigator:

Tiffany A. Ito

Agency:

NIDA

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,935,519

Period:

5/1/09 - 3/31/14

 

Description:

Relation between self-regulation and marijuana use in young adults.

Attention, Behavior, and Learning Clinic

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

University of Colorado

 

Total Direct Costs:

$60,000

Period:

6/1/05 - 5/31/12 (6th fund. period)

 

Description:

Funding supports psychoeducational evaluations for low-income families.

Ongoing Training Grants

Research Training – Biological Sciences

 

Principal Investigator:

John K. Hewitt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

T32 MH 16880

Period:

7/1/89 – 6/30/15

 

Description:

Training in behavioral and molecular genetic methods. Four graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow in our lab have been funded through this grant.

Network Grants

(As a member of the network, these grants provide funding for my travel to yearly network meetings)

Collaborative ADHD Genetics Network

 

Principal Investigator:

Stephen V. Faraone

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R21 MH 59126

Period:

12/1/98 – 11/30/08

 

Description:

Collaborative network of researchers studying the genetic etiology of ADHD.

Completed Research Grants

Brain mapping and genetics of executive function in ADHD (R01 MH 70037)

 

Principal Investigator:

Marie T. Banich

Agency:

NIMH

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,125,000

Period:

6/1/04 - 5/31/10

 

Description:

Neuropsychological and neuroimaging study of ADHD in adolescents and adults.

Differential Diagnosis in Learning Disabilities (P50 HD 27802)

 

Director:

Richard K. Olson

Agency:

NICHD

 

Total Direct Costs:

$6,120,000

Period:

12/1/90 - 11/30/10

 

Description:

Dr. Willcutt was co-PI on three components of the CLDRC

 

Administrative Core (PI: R. K. Olson).

 

Research Project I: Twin Studies (PI: J. C. DeFries).

 

Research Project III: Validity of subtypes of ADHD. (PI: B. F. Pennington)

 

ARRA Supplement. PI on supplement that provided funding to facilitate additional genotyping.

Executive functions and self regulation: A twin study

 

Principal Investigator:

John K. Hewitt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R01 MH 63207

Period:

6/1/06 - 5/31/07

 

Description:

Longitudinal twin study of EFs, psychopathology, and self-regulation.

Longitudinal twin study of early reading development (R01 HD 38526)

 

Principal Investigator:

Richard K. Olson

Agency:

NICHD

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,612,075

Period:

3/1/00 - 5/31/11

 

Description:

Initial waves of ongoing longitudinal twin study of reading development.

Australian longitudinal twin study of reading and attention

 

Principal Investigator:

Brian Byrne

Agency:

Australian Research Council

 

Total Direct Costs:

$433,000

Period:

6/1/04 - 5/31/09

 

Description:

Longitudinal study of early reading and attention.

Interventions for children with attention and learning difficulties

 

Principal Investigator:

Peter Jensen

Agency:

Ackerman Foundation

 

Total Direct Costs:

approx. $1,000,000

Period:

7/1/07 - 9/30/08

 

Description:

Evaluation of treatment approaches for comorbid ADHD and learning disabilities.

Genomewide linkage analyses of neurocognitive traits in sibling pairs with ADHD

 

Principal Investigator:

Alysa E. Doyle

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R21 MH 80730

Period:

3/24/07 - 3/31/09

 

Description:

Linkage study of cognitive endophenotypes for molecular genetic studies of ADHD.

Longitudinal twin study of Reading Disability (R01 DC 05190)

 

Principal Investigator:

Sally J. Wadsworth

Agency:

NIDCD

 

Total Direct Costs:

$925,000

Period:

12/1/01 - 11/30/07

 

Description:

Longitudinal study of the etiology of RD, ADHD, and related disorders.

Validity of DSM-IV ADHD subtypes in a community sample (R01 MH 63941)

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,125,000

Period:

9/1/01 - 7/31/07

 

Description:

A study of the validity and etiology of the DSM-IV ADHD subtypes.

Validity of DSM-IV ADHD in an ethnically diverse community sample

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R01 MH 62120

Period:

8/1/00 – 7/31/06

 

Description:

Tested the validity of DSM-IV ADHD in an ethnically diverse sample.

A behavioral and molecular genetic study of DSM-IV ADHD

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

F32 MH 12100

Period:

9/1/98 – 8/31/01

 

Description:

Postdoctoral fellowship; tested the validity of DSM-IV ADHD.

ADHD: Genetics, Cognition, and Neuroimaging

 

Principal Investigator:

Stephen V. Faraone

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

R21 MH 66191

Period:

8/1/02 - 7/31/06

 

Description:

Collaborative network to integrate basic and clinical science in ADHD.

Gender Differences in Psychopathology

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

University of Colorado

 

Type / Number:

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship

Period:

3/1/03 - 12/1/03

 

Description:

Etiology of gender differences in psychopathology.

Validity of ADHD in Adults

 

Principal Investigator:

Erik G. Willcutt

Agency:

University of Colorado

 

Type / Number:

CRCW Faculty Dev. Award

Period:

3/1/03 - 3/1/04

 

Description:

Examined validity of ADHD in a population-based sample of young adults.

Abnormal Eye Movement in Schizophrenia: Genome-wide Scan (subcontract: John K. Hewitt)

 

Principal Investigator:

Randal Ross

Agency:

NIMH

 

Total Direct Costs:

$1,125,000

Period:

1/1/04 - 12/31/09

 

Description:

Genome-wide scan for genes that influence smooth pursuit eye movements.

Completed Predoctoral NRSA Training Grants (Primary Mentor or Co-Mentor)

An interdisciplinary approach to ADHD: Cognition, genes, and brain structure (Primary Mentor)

 

Principal Investigator:

L. Cinnamon Bidwell      

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

F31 MH 78514

Period:

7/1/06 – 6/30/09

Genetic Interactions in Developmental Dyslexia (Co-Mentor with Dr. B. F. Pennington)

 

Principal Investigator:

Lauren McGrath

Agency:

NICHD

 

Type / Number:

F31 DC 008726

Period:

6/1/07 – 5/31/10

Validity of DSM-IV ADHD in African Americans (Co-mentor with Dr. B. F. Pennington)

 

Principal Investigator:

Michelle Shanahan

Agency:

NIMH

 

Type / Number:

F31 MH 77482

Period:

7/1/06 – 6/30/09