Sept. 13, 2018

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Grants, awards for 2Q '18 top $20M

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 105 new, renewed and continuing grants and awards during April-June 2018, totaling $20,313,674.

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

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 105 new, renewed and continuing grants and awards during April-June 2018, totaling $20,313,674.

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

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Huang

Dr. Juebin Huang, associate professor of neurology, received $625,440 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health sciences and professor of medicine, received $174,344 for an industry-sponsored research agreement, a $128,717 subcontract from the National Institutes of Health and Emory University for the project, “Making it Last Study,” and a $121,647 subcontract from the NIH and Miriam Hospital for the project, “HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis care continuum for African-American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.”

 

 

 

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Pendergrass

Dr. Peter Pendergrass, associate professor of preventive medicine, received a $398,974 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project, “Preventive medicine residencies.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Harmancey

Dr. Romain Harmancey, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $387,500 grant from the NIH for the project, “Molecular basis of post-ischemic maladaptation in the insulin-resistant heart.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Huskinson

Dr. Sally Huskinson, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $368,125 grant from the NIH for the project, “Unpredictable availability as a determinant of drug-related outcomes.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Brock

Dr. James Brock, assistant professor of medicine, received a $300,000 grant from the HRSA for the project, “Ryan White Part C outpatient EIS program” and a $45,712 subcontract from the HRSA and AIDS United for the “E2i Initiative project.”

 

 

 

 

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Jones

Dr. Alan Jones, professor and chair of emergency medicine, received a $340,498 subcontract from the NIH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the project, “CLOVERS Study.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Li

Dr. Ji Li, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $294,500 grant from the NIH for the project, “Activated protein C and cardiac inflammatory response.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Bagge

Dr. Courtney Bagge, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received two subcontracts: $149,355 from the Department of Defense and the Denver Research Institute for the project, “Warning signs for suicide” and $74,473 from the DOD and Texas Tech University for the project, “Enhancing identification of suicide risk among military service members and veterans: A machine-learning approach to suicidality.”

 

 

 

 

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Josey

Dr. David Josey, associate professor of pediatrics, received $137,210 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Savich

Dr. Renate Savich, professor of pediatrics, received a $110,106 subcontract from the NIH and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for the project, “SouthSeq: DNA sequencing for newborn nurseries in the south.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor

Dr. Mary Taylor, professor and chair of pediatrics, received $80,139 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Butler

Dr. Javed Butler, professor and chair of medicine, received a $76,236 subcontract from the NIH and Duke University for the project, “CHART Substudy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summers

Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, received a $73,100 subcontract from the NIH and University of Alabama-Birmingham for the project, “Southern All of Us network.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bhatt

Dr. Abhay Bhatt, professor of pediatrics, received $65,790 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Driver

Dr. Kara Driver, assistant professor of pediatrics, received a $65,460 subcontract from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “Neonatology Clinical Lead, MSPQC.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Dixit

Dr. Mehul Dixit, professor of pediatrics, received $62,328 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marquart

Dr. Mary Marquart, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, received a $54,870 subcontract from the NIH and Lynntech for the project, “iCAP: An innovative device to rapidly resolve microbial keratitis.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monga

Dr. Divya Monga, associate professor of medicine, received $41,392 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Janorkar

Dr. Amol Janorkar, professor of biomedical materials science, received a $40,000 grant from the Robert Hearin Foundation for the project, “UPSTART program.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Granger

Dr. Joey Granger, professor of physiology and biophysics and dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, received a $39,660 subcontract from the NIH and the University of South Florida for the project, “Renal hemodynamics and hypertension during pregnancy.”

 

 

 

 

Danielle Porter, Ph.D. student in neuroscience, received a $32,813 grant from the NIH for the project, “Heterogeneity among KNDy neurons in their function and responses to ovarian steroids.”

 

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McNaull

Dr. Melissa McNaull, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $30,000 subcontract from the NIH and the University of South Carolina for the project, “DISPLACE study.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Beauchamps

Dr. Laura Beauchamps, assistant professor of medicine, received a $25,785 grant from My Brother’s Keeper for the project, “Open Arms non-Ryan White Part B HIV care and services.”