Jan. 23, 2020

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UMMC's Oct.-Dec. grants, awards surpass $19.9M

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 106 new, continuing and revised grants and awards from October-December 2019, totaling $19,942,765.

The following employees received some of the largest new and competitive renewal awards during the quarter. Dollar values are shown as annual figures for the first year of funding, unless otherwise indicated.

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Alexander

Dr. Barbara Alexander, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a three-year, $1.38 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Hypertension in Adult IUGR Offspring: Beneficial Effects of Perinatal Intervention.”

 

 

  

 

 

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Elkins

Dr. Stephanie Elkins, professor of medicine, received $898,829 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Hobbs

Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $668,368 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the project, “Surveillance for Infection with the Soil-transmitted Helminth Hookworm Necator Americanus in Children from an Additional High-risk County in Mississippi.”

 

 

 

 

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Long

Dr. R. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received $558,267 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health science, received $483,167 for three industry-sponsored research agreements and a $303,152 award from the Merck Foundation for the project, “MS HIV Care Connect.”

 

 

 

  

 

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Darsey

Dr. Damon Darsey, associate professor of emergency medicine, received a $322,558 award from the Department of Homeland Security for the project, “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: First Responder Vaccine Initiative Pilot.”

 

  

 

 

 

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Shafi

Dr. Tariq Shafi, professor of medicine, received a $156,137 subcontract from the NIH and Massachusetts General Hospital for the project, “Metabolomics of Uremic Symptoms in Dialysis Patients,” and two subcontracts from the Department of Health and Human Services and Johns Hopkins University: $108,343 for the project, “Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) v. End-stage Renal Disease in the Medicare Population,” and $50,427 for the project, “CAMARO-ESRD: Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitoring and Related Outcomes in End-stage Renal Disease Patients.”

 

   

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Amankonah

Dr. Thomas Amankonah, associate professor of medicine, received $304,990 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dixit

Dr. Naznin Dixit, professor of pediatrics, received $260,585 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bhatt

Dr. Abhay Bhatt, professor of pediatrics, received $250,294 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

  

 

 

 

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Spurzem

Dr. John Spurzem, professor of medicine, received $200,878 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Griswold

Dr. Michael Griswold, professor of medicine, received a $198,007 award from the NIH for the project “Data Support - Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.”

 

 

 

 

  

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Galbraith

Dr. James Galbraith, associate professor of emergency medicine, received $193,071 from the NIH for the project, “The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment Outcomes (DETECT) for HCV Trial.”

 

 

 

 

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Glover

Dr. Sara Glover, professor of medicine, received $139,566 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Auchus

Dr. Alexander Auchus, professor of neurology, received $135,789 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Karam

Dr. Simon Karam, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $130,000 subcontract from the NIH and Duke University for the project, “Safety of Sildenafil in Premature Infants at Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Tang

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, professor of medicine, received $121,876 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wallace

Dr. Kedra Wallace, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received $118,827 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Famuyide

Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, professor of pediatrics, received $116,540 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

  

 

 

 

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Roach

Dr. Michael Roach, associate professor of biomedical materials science, received $93,777 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thekkeveedu

Dr. Renjithkumar Kalikkot Thekkeveedu, assistant professor of pediatrics, received $71,596 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.