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SOPH advances research agenda with ‘explosive growth’






Time FrameAward
Dr. Josie Bidwell

Ardmore Institute of Health a project entitled N-PALMS

Funding was received from the Ardmore Institute of Health a project entitled N-PALMS (Nutrition and Physical Activity in Lifestyle Medicine Services). This grant will help establish a second location of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at the Flowood YMCA and establish our Exercise is Medicine program. 


11/01/2023 - 12/31/2024$70,000
Dr. Abigail GambleMississippi Diabetes Project, CDC06/30/2023 - 06/29/2028$5,000,000
Dr. Abigail Gamble

Impact of Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Extension on Care for GDM and PIH (R01) under the Maternal Health Equity Research Center of Excellence NICHD

09/2023 – 08/2030$1,802,545
Dr. Abigail Gamble

Teen Mom Study Cluster Randomized Trial, NIMHD (UAB Forge AHEAD Center)

This 2.8-year cluster randomized trial will use a hybrid effectiveness-implementation design to test the effectiveness of a 24-week digital health intervention to address social needs, increase physical activity, and reduce sedentary behavior in pregnant, Black teens in the Mississippi Delta.

This is the third large grant award for Dr. Gamble in 2023, totaling approximately $7 million.

10/01/2023 – 06/30/2026$1,625,410
Dr. Abigail GambleHOP Peds, CDC/MSU-E08/30/2023 – 08/29/2028$397,695

Dr. Abigail Gamble       

Dr. Victoria  Gholar

Community Health Worker Program, MSDH08/31/2023 - 08/30/2024$149,415
Dr. Caroline ComprettaMS CEAL04/01/2023 – 03/01/2024$1,843,495
Dr. Caroline ComprettaForge AHEAD07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024$254,942
Dr. Fazlay Faruque

Achieving the Right to Optimal Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing (SRWB Project), NIH

Dr. Fazlay Faruque is the UMMC site PI for a new grant project led by My Brother’s Keeper. The project title is “Achieving the Right to Optional Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing,” and the Funding Mechanism: NIH- Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS). Community-led, Health Equity Structural Intervention (CHESI)

09/30/2023 - 09/29/2028$315,374

Dr. Bill Hillegass

Dr. Philip Turk

Emma McNeill

Xiaoqian Zhu

Subaward: “Southern Center for Maternal Health Equity,” 1U54HD113159-01, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, PIs: Emily Harville, Susan Perez (Tulane University); Joseph Biggio (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

2023 - 2030$1,967,693
Dr. Joshua MannMDStarnet, South Carolina DHEC 09/01/2023 - 08/31/2024$15,000
Dr. Jennifer RenekerJackson Heart Study Training and Education Center at UMMC 08/13/2023 - 08/12/2024$1,899,299
Dr. Mauda MongerMedical Monitoring Project (MSDH)06/01/2023 - 05/31/2024$450,463
Dr. Mauda MongerCapacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration (CDC)04/01/2023 – 03/30/2024$100,165
Dr. Thomas DobbsHIV PrEP Persistence R01 - HIV Prevention09/01/2023 - 08/31/2028$425,000
Dr. Thomas DobbsFaith in Action: Clergy and Community Health Center Communication Strategies for Ending the HIV Epidemic in Mississippi07/01/23 - 06/30/24$92,519
Dr. Thomas DobbsProject ECHO - Sexually Transmitted Disease in the Community10/01/2023 - 9/30/24$28,132

Dr. Thomas Dobbs 

Dr. Abedulnaasseer

UMMC Cares - Mobile App for HIV and STI Prevention and Linkage10/01/2023 - 9/30/2024$91,159

Dr. Thomas Dobbs   

Dr. Victoria Gholar

Dr. Mauda Monger   

Dr. Lori Ward           

Enhancing STI and Sexual Health Clinic Infrastructure (ESSHCI)10/01/2023 - 9/30/2028$2,500,000
Dr. Yufeng ZhengMS INBRE Subaward (NIH), Role: Co-Investigator and Data Science Core Director 09/01/2023 - 08/31/2028$211,000