UMMC's April grants, awards surpass $13MPublished on Thursday, May 21, 2015 Published on May 21, 2015 University of Mississippi Medical Center researchers garnered 39 grants - including six new, 31 renewal (two competing renewal), one supplement and one transfer - in April totaling $13,331,134.The following faculty obtained the largest new awards during the month (note: award amounts are calculated as annual figures):ElshamyDr. Wael M. Elshamy, associate professor of biochemistry at the UMMC Cancer Institute, received a $344,040 grant from the National Cancer Institute for the project, "Bi-directional Interactions with Tumor Microenvironment Enhance BRCA1-IRIS Overexpressing TNBC Tumor Cells Aggressiveness."WallaceDr. Kedra M. Wallace, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $113,819 subcontract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Duke University for the project, "Comparing Options for Management: Patient-centered in Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF).SasserDr. Jennifer M. Sasser, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $100,000 grant from the American Society of Nephrology for the project, "Mechanisms and Mediators of the Preeclamptic Phenotype in the Dahl S Rat."RaucherDr. Drazen Raucher, professor of biochemistry, received a $61,000 subcontract from the National Cancer Institute and Wake Forest University for the project, "Roles of Hyaluronic Acid in Cancer Stem Cell Niche."JuncosDr. Luis A. Juncos, professor of nephrology, received a $28,166 contract from a pharmaceutical company for a research agreement.