May

UMMC's April grants, awards surpass $13M

Published 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):

Elshamy
Elshamy

Dr. 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."








Wallace
Wallace

Dr. 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).








Sasser
Sasser

Dr. 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."










Raucher
Raucher

Dr. 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."










Juncos
Juncos

Dr. Luis A. Juncos, professor of nephrology, received a $28,166 contract from a pharmaceutical company for a research agreement.