December

New grants, awards from June through October exceed $7 million

New grants, awards from June through October exceed $7 million

Published on December 17, 2015

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered $7,509,028 from 59 new grants and awards from June through October 2015. The following faculty obtained the largest awards during the period (note: award amounts are calculated as annual figures):

$700,000 - $300,000

Dr. Janet Harris, professor of nursing, received a $699,540 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for Advanced Nursing Education.

Dr. Binford Nash, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $484,082 grant from the HRSA for the project, “Ryan White Title IV Women, Infants, Children, Youth and Affected Family Members AIDS Healthcare” and a $61,620 grant from The Miriam Hospital for the project, “Improving Retention in Care among Post-partum HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi.”

Dr. Raymond Grill, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received a $479,470 grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) for the project, “Development of Novel Combinatorial Treatment to Prevent Chemotherapeutic Resistance and Enhance Efficacy of Riluzole in a Rodent Model of SCI.”

Dr. Jason Griggs, professor of biomedical materials science, received a $385,819 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project, “Fractal Analysis of Ceramic FPDs.”

Dr. Merry Lindsey, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $381,250 grant from the NIH for the project, “Systems Biology of Macrophage Polarization Following Myocardial Infarction.”

Dr. Joseph Maher, professor of medicine, and Dr. Suvankar Majumdar, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $360,348 grant from the NIH for the project, “SCN5A Gene and Prolonged QT in Sickle Cell Disease.”

Dr. Wu Zhou, professor of otolaryngology, received a $324,063 grant from the NIH for the project, “Neural Mechanisms of Active Gaze Stabilization.”

Dr. Rebecca Sugg, associate professor of neurology, received a $310,308 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Julie Schumacher-Coffey, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $309,355 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the project, “SBIRT Training for Medical Students and Residents in Mississippi.”


 

$299,999 - $150,000

Dr. Roy Duhe, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $250,000 award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for the project, “70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative.”

Dr. Scott Coffey, professor and Dr. Elizabeth Nosen, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior received a $213,936 grant from the NIH for the project “Self-Control Model of PTSD-AUD.”

Dr. Victoria Gonzalez-Fernandez, assistant professor of otolaryngology, received a $211,295 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Shannon Moore, associate professor of family medicine, received a $201,873 grant from the HRSA for the project, “Residency Training in Primary Care.”

Dr. Alan Jones, professor of emergency medicine, received a $153,673 administrative supplement for the project, “L-Carnitine Treatment for Vasopressor Dependent Septic Shock” and a $30,981 subcontract from Beth Israel Hospital Deaconess Medical Center and the NIH for the project, “Clinical Centers for NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Disease.”

Dr. Nitin Gupta, professor assistant professor of medicine, received a $175,220 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Sarah Novotny, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $161,656 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Jack Correia, professor of biochemistry, received a $160,000 award for an industry research agreement.

Dewery Montgomery, director of ambulatory operations at UMMC Grenada, received a $150,000 grant from Mississippi Public Health Institute and Bristol Meyers Squibb for the project, “Together on Diabetes Initiative.”


 

 

$149,999 - $100,000

Dr. Michael Hall, assistant professor of medicine and cardiology, received a $149,490 grant from the NIH for the project, “Renal Sinus Fat, Hypertension and Altered Kidney Function.”

Dr. Louis Puneky, associate professor of medicine, received a $147,407 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Yin-Yuan Mo, professor of pharmacology and toxicology and Cancer Institute, received a $114,375 grant from the DoD for the project, “Systematic Identification of Genes Required for Expression of Androgen Receptor Splice Variants.”

Dr. Joseph Hudgens, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $113,570 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Troy Rhodes, assistant professor of medicine, received a $106,251 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Elizabeth Foster, project manager at Batson Children's Hospital, received a $105,642 grant from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety for the project, “405B Occupant Protection.”

Dr. Gail Megason, professor of pediatrics, received a $100,656 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Renee Williams, professor of nursing, received a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations for the Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship/Retention and Recruitment Fund.


  

$99,999 and below

Dr. Leandro Mena, associate professor of medicine, received a $99,033 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Harold Henderson, professor of medicine, received a $97,172 subcontract from Massachusetts General Hospital and the NIH for the REPRIEVE Study.

Dr. Alan Penman, professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics, received a $94,514 grant from a private foundation for the project, “Cook Right, Live Well: A Novel Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating Project.”

Dr. Neelish Tipnis, associate professor of pediatrics, received an $89,708 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. John Spurzem, professor of medicine, received a $79,264 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Sheila Bouldin, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $79,178 award for an industry sponsored clinical trial.

Dr. Ji Li, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $75,862 grant from the American Diabetes Association for the project, “Sestin2 Modulates Glucose Transport in the Ischemic Heart.”

Dr. Michael Garrett, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $60,000 research agreement from the NIH for the project, “Functional Analysis of CIRI 292T.” 

Dr. Gustavo Luzardo, associate professor of neurosurgery, received a $58,500 award from Vanderbilt University for a clinical trial.

Dr. James Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $37,492 subcontract from the University of Michigan and NIH for the project, “CHARGE Consortium: Gene Discovery for CVD and Aging Phenotypes.”

Dr. Ervin Fox, professor of medicine and cardiology, received a $33,765 subcontract from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the American Heart Association for the project, “Novel Chronic Inflammation, Cardiovascular Aging and Longevity.”

Dr. Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez, professor of ophthalmology, received a $30,184 subcontract from the Medical University of South Carolina for the project, “Transport Processes in Photoreceptors.”

Dr. Michelle Tucci, professor of orthopedic surgery, received a $26,785 subcontract from the University of Southern Mississippi and the NIH for the project, “Biofilm Development in a Rat Model.”

Dr. John Clemmer, postdoctoral research fellow in physiology and biophysics, under the direction of Dr. Barbara Alexander, received a $26,000 grant from the AHA for the project, “Low Birth Weight and Women's Cardiovascular Health.”

Bernadette DeRussy, MD/PhD student in microbiology and immunology, under the direction of Dr. Richard O'Callaghan, received a $26,000 grant from the AHA for the project, “Roles of pUL77 and pUL93 in Human Cytomegalovirus.”