Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017
University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty and staff garnered 46 new and renewed grants and awards from January to March totaling $4,982,773.
The following individuals obtained the largest new awards during the quarter. (note:award amounts are shown as annual figures):
Dr. Jian-Xiong Chen, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $385,417 award from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Coronary microvascular rarefaction in diabetic/obese heart.”
Dr. Jennifer Sasser, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $381,250 award from the NIH for the project, “Mechanisms of cardiorenal disease follow preeclampsia.”
Dr. Adolfo Correa, director of the Jackson Heart Study, received a $368,124 award from the American Heart Association for the project, “Cardiovascular genome phenome study.”
Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $301,691 industry-sponsored research agreement.
Dr. John Spurzem, professor of medicine, received $258,987 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.
Alice Herndon, nurse manager at Wiser Hospital, received a $209,776 subaward from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “WIC program.”
Dr. Thomas Mosley, Hughes Chair and director of the MIND Center, received two subawards from the NIH and Johns Hopkins University: $108,077 for the project, “Eye determinants of cognition (EyeDOC) study,” and $47,831 for the project, “Diabetes and prediabetes in older adults in ARIC.”
Dr. Bettina Beech, dean of the School of Population Health, received a $141,472 subaward from the New Venture Fund for the project, “Challenges and requirements for building public health department capacity to advance health equity: The Mississippi case.”
Dr. Mario Sims, associate professor of medicine, received a $122,147 subaward from the John Templeton Foundation and Brigham and Women's Hospital for the project, “National Health and Spirituality Consortium.”
Dr. Ji Li, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $115,000 award from the American Diabetes Association for the project, “Activated protein C modulates glucose transport in the ischemic heart.”
Dr. Leandro Mena, professor of medicine, received a $100,952 subaward from the Department of Health and Human Services and Rhode Island Hospital for the project, “A pilot gaming adherence intervention for youth living with HIV.”
Dr. Mario Sims, associate professor of medicine, and Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received a $99,323 subaward from the NIH and the University of Alabama for the project, “Pilot project - Kid koders for health: promoting physical activity among underserved youth.”
Dr. Melanie Wilson, professor of microbiology and immunology, received an $80,510 award from the United States Department of Agriculture for the project, “Identification and functional characterization of IgM-binding receptors in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.”
Dr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of medicine, received $77,369 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.
Dr. Eva Bengten, professor of microbiology and immunology, received a $72,565 award from the USDA for the project, “Understanding the role of catfish leukocyte immune-type receptors in cytotoxic immune responses.”
Dr. Luis Juncos, professor of medicine, received a $64,120 grant for an industry-sponsored research agreement.
Dr. Brian Borg, associate professor of medicine, received $61,280 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.
Dr. Omar Logue, postdoctoral research fellow in neurology, received a $50,350 award from the AHA for the project, “A maternally sequestered biopolymer drug delivery system for therapy of preeclampsia.”
Dr. Kate Fouquier, associate professor of nursing, received a $50,000 award from the Women's Foundation of Mississippi for the project, “Lanier High teen advocacy program.”
Dr. Erin Taylor, instructor of physiology and biophysics, received a $48,600 award from the AHA for the project, “Autoantibodies and the pathogenesis of hypertension in systematic lupus erythematosus.”
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