April

Grants, awards from Jan.-March surpass $4M

Grants, awards from Jan.-March surpass $4M

Published on April 16, 2015

University of Mississippi Medical Center researchers garnered 52 grants - including 30 new, 20 renewal (one competing renewal), one supplemental and one transfer - from January-March totaling $4,599,667.

The following faculty obtained the largest new awards during the first quarter of 2015 (note: award amounts are calculated as annual figures):

 

Rowlett
Rowlett

Dr. James K. Rowlett, professor of psychiatry, received a $346,938 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the project, "Anxiolytic Effects and Abuse of BZ Receptor Ligands."

 

 

 

Harmancey
Harmancey

Dr. Romain Harmancey, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $240,720 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the project, "Unexpected Consequences of Insulin Resistance for the Heart."

 

 

 

 

Lindsey
Lindsey

Dr. Merry L. Lindsey, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $195,787 sub-grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with the University of California, Los Angeles, for the project, "A Community Effort to Translate Protein Data to Knowledge: An Integrated Platform."

 

  

  

Zhou
Zhou

Dr. Wu Zhou, professor of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, received a $190,625 grant from the National Eye Institute for the project, "Horizontal Rectus Muscle Forced During Combined Eye Head Gaze Shifts."

 

 

 

  

Puskarich
Puskarich

Dr. Michael A. Puskarich, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received a $189,843 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the project, "Platelet Activation in Septic Shock."

 

 

 

 

Ma
Ma

Dr. Yonggang Ma, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $77,000 grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) for the project, "Neutrophil Polarization in Post-Myocardial Infarction Cardiac Remodeling."

 

 

   

Griswold
Griswold

Dr. Michael Griswold, professor of biostatistics, received a $62,776 sub-grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities in conjunction with the University of Michigan for the Michigan Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities.

 

 

  

Borg
Borg

Dr. Brian B. Borg, associate professor of digestive diseases, received a $46,856 pharmaceutical company award for an industry clinical trial.

 

 

 

 

 

Henderson
Henderson

Dr. Kristi A. Henderson, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received a $46,376 grant from the Delta Regional Authority for the Telehealth Training Program.

 

 

  


 

Rowlett
Rowlett

Dr. Donna Platt Rowlett, associate professor of psychiatry, received a $46,210 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the project, "GABA-A Receptor Subtype Mechanisms in Nonhuman Primate Models of Alcohol Abuse."

 

 

 

  

Brown
Brown

Dr. Jeffrey Brown, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and pathology in the School of Dentistry, received a $30,000 Mississippi State Department of Health grant for the project, "Advanced Dental Services for PLWHA Eligible for RW Part B."

 

 

 

  

Cox
Cox

Dr. Robert Cox, professor of emergency medicine, received a $27,123 grant from the Denver Health and Hospital Authority for the Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance System.

 

 

 

  

Gillis
Gillis

Ellen Gillis, a graduate assistant in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Sasser, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $26,000 AHA grant for the project, "Elucidating Mechanisms Responsible for the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia Using the Dahl Salt Sensitive Rat as a Novel Model of Preeclampsia."

 

 

 

Famuyide
Famuyide

Dr. Bolaji Famuyide, associate professor of pediatric neonatology, received a $16,531 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi for "Right! From the Start, NICU Breastfeeding Project."

 

 

 

Helling
Helling

Dr. Thomas S. Helling, professor of surgery, received a $15,800 pharmaceutical company award for an industry clinical trial. 

 

 

 

  

Sims
Sims

Dr. Mario Sims, associate professor of medicine at the Jackson Heart Study, received a $14,329 NIH sub-grant in conjunction with the University of Michigan for the Center of Excellence on MHHD: Bridging Social and Biological Factors. 

 

 

 

 

Juncos
Juncos

Dr. Luis A. Juncos, professor of nephrology, received a $13,125 pharmaceutical company award for an industry clinical trial.

 

 

 

 

  

Gupta
Gupta

Dr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of digestive diseases, received a $12,066 pharmaceutical company award for an industry clinical trial.

 

 

 

 

 

Long
Long

Dr. Craig Long, assistant professor of cardiology, received a $10,000 pharmaceutical company award for an industry clinical trial.