Date Funded: 9/06

Steve Ellis, PhD, of the University of Louisville, Kentucky was awarded a grant to continue the responsibilities of Research Director. In addition to these responsibilities, the grant will cover expenses for related DBA research.

Date Funded: 7/06

A grant was awarded to Prof. Irma Dianzani, of the University of Eastern Piedmont “A. Avogadro”, Novara, Italy for her project entitled, “Determination of the Role of RPS19 in the pathogenesis of DBA by Identification of its Cellular Partners.” The aim of this project is to identify proteins or RNA as being interacting agents with RPS19, and then to evaluate/validate any such interacting partner and its significance for DBA.

Date Funded: 2/06

The DBAF co-sponsored the Seventh Annual Diamond Blackfan Anemia International Consensus Conference sponsored by the Daniella Maria Arturi Foundation.

Date Funded: 2/06

A grant was awarded to Stefan Karlsson MD, PhD, of Lund University, Lund, Sweden to assist in the funding of his four-year project titled, “Cellular and Murine Models for RPS19 deficient DBA.” The goal of this project is to characterize the effects of RPS19 depletion on erythropoiesis using siRNA lentiviral vectors.