September 28

Grants, awards from April-June surpass $28 million

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 121 new and renewed grants and awards during April-June 2017, totaling $28,327,709.61.

The following faculty and administrators received the largest new grants and awards during the quarter. Dollar values are shown as annual figures.

Recklehoff
Recklehoff

Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, professor and chair of biochemistry, received a $2,283,522 award from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Mississippi Center for Excellence in Perinatal Research.”



 

 

Dixit
Dixit

Dr. Naznin Dixit, professor of pediatrics, received $1,895,802 and $94,745 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.



 

 

Wilson
Wilson

Dr. James Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $1,579,430 award from the NIH for the project, “Aptamer proteomics of cardiometabolics and renal traits in African-Americans.”



 

 

Moore
Moore

Dr. Tonya Moore, administrator in community health services, received a $999,077 award from the United States Department of Agriculture for the project, “Moving our Delta’s health forward.”



 

 

Atfi
Atfi

Dr. Azeddine Atfi, professor of biochemistry, received a $348,844 award from the NIH for the project, “Targeting the TGIF/twist1 network in osteosarcoma” and a $306,750 award from the Department of Defense for the project, “Investigating the role of TGIF in beta cell function and diabetes.”



 

 

Elkins
Elkins

Dr. Stephanie Elkins, professor of medicine, received $297,841 and $183,690 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.



 

 

Ryan
Ryan
Granger
Granger
Drummond
Drummond

Dr. Michael Ryan, Dr. Joey Granger and Dr. Heather Drummond, professors of physiology and biophysics, received a $436,757 award from the NIH for the project, “Placental ischemia, hypertension and hemodynamics.”

 

 

 

Huang
Huang

Dr. Juebin Huang, assistant professor of neurology, received $410,000 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Long
Long

Dr. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received $356,292 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Williams
Williams

Dr. Jan Michael Williams, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received $347,813 award from the NIH for the project, “Mechanisms involved in the early development of renal disease associated with prepubertal obesity.”

 

 

 

 

Famuyide
Famuyide

Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, associate professor of pediatrics, received $147,500 for an industry-sponsored research agreement and a $145,000 subcontract from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the “NICU breastfeeding project.”

 

 

 

Marshall
Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, professor of medicine, received $214,140 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Mena
Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health sciences, received a $126,610 subcontract from Rhode Island Hospital and the NIH for the project, “A multilevel gaming intervention for persons on PrEP,” and a $76,962 subcontract from Brown University and the NIH for the project, “PrEP uptake, adherence and retention for African-American MSM in Mississippi.”

 

 

Romero
Romero

Dr. Damian Romero, associate professor of biochemistry, received a $192,969 award from the NIH for the project, “Role of microRNA_21 in acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury.”

 

 

 

Mosley
Mosley

Dr. Tom Mosley, professor of medicine, received a $190,186 subcontract from the University of North Carolina and the NIH for the project, “ARIC Study – coordinating center.”

 

 

 

Morris
Morris

Dr. Rachael Morris, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received $178,350 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Brodell
Brodell

Dr. Robert Brodell, professor and chair of dermatology, received $82,259 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Wirschell
Wirschell

Dr. Maureen Wirschell, assistant professor of biochemistry, received a $63,350 subcontract from Emory University and the NIH for the project, “Functional substructure of flagellar dynein.”

 

 

 

 

Mann
Mann

Dr. Joshua Mann, professor and chair of preventive medicine, received a $62,289 subcontract from the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services as a communicable disease consultant.

 

 

 

Sterling
Sterling

Dr. Sarah Sterling, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received a $56,980 subcontract from Vanderbilt University and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute for the project, “GWTG interventions to reduce disparities in AHF patients discharged from ED (GUIDED HF).”

 

 

 

Brock
Brock

Dr. Ben Brock, assistant professor of medicine, received a $50,498 subcontract from Emory University and the NIH for the project, “Center for AIDS research at Emory University.”

 

 

 

 

Winscott
Winscott

Dr. John Winscott, associate professor of medicine, received $40,610 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Rhodes-Mcnaull
Mcnaull

Dr. Melissa Rhodes McNaull, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $35,149 subcontract from St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the NIH for the project, “Hydroxyurea management in kids: Intensive versus stable dosage strategies (HUG KISS study).”

 

 

 

Wallace
Wallace

Dr. Kedra Wallace, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $34,875 subcontract from the University of Alabama and the NIH for the project, “Antihypertensive therapy for mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy: A pragmatic multicenter randomized trial (CHAP project).”

 

 

 

Harmon
Harmon

Dr. Edwin Harmon, professor of surgery, received $31,194 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.