February

UMMC Nov.-Dec. grants, awards surpass $3.6M

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Published on February 18, 2016

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered $3,649,018 from 26 new grants and awards in November and December 2015.

The following faculty obtained the largest awards during the period (note: award amounts are calculated as annual figures):

Jonathan Wilson, chief administrative officer, received a $910,883 subcontract from the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services for the project, “Training, PPE Supplies, Exercises and Retroactive EVD Assessment Hospital.”







 


 

Dr. Barbara Craft, associate professor of medicine, received a $561,957 award for an industry-sponsored clinical trial.









 


 

Dr. Ji Li, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, was transferred a $294,388 award from the National Institute on Aging for the project, “AMPK-SIRT1 Signaling in the Adaptive Metabolic Response,” a $184,566 award from the National Institute on Aging for the project, “Role of Sestrin2 in Prevention of Age-related Cardiomyopathy,” and a $65,421 award from the American Heart Association for the project, “Sestrin2 Signaling in the Aged Heart.”




 


 

Dr. Douglas Vetter, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received a $228,750 award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) for the project, “An Investigation into Cochlear HPA like Signaling.”






 


 

Dr. Leandro Mena, associate professor of medicine, received a $212,711 subcontract from Vanderbilt University and the Health Resources Service Administration for the project, “AIDS Education and Training.”

 








 

Dr. Robert Long, assistant professor of medicine, received a $179,915 award for an industry-sponsored clinical trial.










 


 

Dr. Cameron Guild, associate professor of medicine, received a $154,630 award for an industry-sponsored clinical trial.

 










 

Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, received a $145,154 subcontract from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for the project, “UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).”

 







 

Dr. James Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $138,941 subcontract from Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for the project, “Metabolomic Predictors of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.”







 


 

Dr. Tondre Buck, assistant professor of medicine, received a $93,608 award for an industry-sponsored clinical trial.

 










 

Dr. Brian Borg, associate professor of medicine, received a $70,244 award for an industry-sponsored clinical trial.



 








 

Dr. Dustin Sarver, assistant professor of pediatrics, received a $50,000 subcontract from the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health and the Department of Health and Human Services for the project, “PCIT to Treat Behavioral Problems in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.”

 







 

Dr. Thomas Mosley, professor of medicine, received a $48,000 subcontract from Social Scientific Systems, Inc. and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for the project, “Prospective Research on Parkinson's Prodromal Symptoms in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC).”






 


 

Dr. Richard Roman, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $35,584 subcontract from the University of South Florida and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for the project, “Tubuloglomerular Feedback and Salt-Sensitive Hypertension.”






 


 

Dr. Scott Coffey, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $26,467 subcontract from the University of Virginia and the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the project, “MD-PEDT Genetic and Environmental Predictors of Alcohol and Trauma Cue Reactivity.”