May

Grants, awards from Jan.-March surpass $4M

Grants, awards from Jan.-March surpass $4M

Published on 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):

 

Chen
Chen

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.”








Sasser
Sasser

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.”









Correa
Correa

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.” 










Famuyide
Famuyide

Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $301,691 industry-sponsored research agreement.










Spurzem
Spurzem

Dr. John Spurzem, professor of medicine, received $258,987 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.











Herndon
Herndon

Alice Herndon, nurse manager at Wiser Hospital, received a $209,776 subaward from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “WIC program.”










Mosley
Mosley

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.”








Beech
Beech

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.”








Sims
Sims

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.”










Li
Li

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.”











Mena
Mena

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.”










Compretta
Compretta

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.”









Wilson
Wilson

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.”










Gupta
Gupta

Dr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of medicine, received $77,369 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.











Bengten
Bengten

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.”










Juncos
Juncos

Dr. Luis Juncos, professor of medicine, received a $64,120 grant for an industry-sponsored research agreement.










Borg
Borg

Dr. Brian Borg, associate professor of medicine, received $61,280 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.












Logue
Logue

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.”










Fouquier
Fouquier

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.”











Taylor
Taylor

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.”