May 26, 2020

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UMMC receives almost $12M in grants, awards during 1Q 2020

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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Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, Robbie and Dudley Hughes Distinguished Chair and director of The MIND Center, received a $2.7 million subcontract from the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University for the “ARIC Neurocognitive Study.”

 

 

 

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Glover

Dr. Sarah Glover, professor of medicine, received $1.1 million for four industry-sponsored research agreements and a $205,904 grant from the NIH for the project, “Innate Immune Mechanisms of Periodontal Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

 

 

 

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Correa

Dr. Adolfo Correa, director of the Jackson Heart Study, received a $704,140 subcontract from the NIH and Columbia University for the project, “Blood Pressure and ADRD in African-Americans: The Jackson Heart Study,” and a $211,082 subcontract from the NIH and the Broad Institute for the project, “Return of Genomic Results and Estimating Penetrance in Population-based Cohorts.”

 

 

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Maihle

Dr. Nita Maihle, professor of medicine, received a $521,038 grant from the Department of Defense for the project, “The Ovarian Cancer Academy.”

 

 

 

 

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Ruckdeschel

Dr. John Ruckdeschel, Ergon Chair for Cancer Research and director of the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute, received $518,059 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Robinson

Dr. Jennifer Robinson, professor of nursing, received a $472,854 subcontract from the NIH and the University of Alabama for the project, “Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant.”

 

 

 

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Majithia

Dr. Vikas Majithia, associate professor of medicine, received $337,170 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Long

Dr. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received $167,680 from two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

Shou-Ching Tang
Tang

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, professor of medicine, received $164,510 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Vidal

Dr. Jorge Vidal, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, received a $157,385 grant from the NIH for the project, “Dissemination of Macrolide Resistance Elements in Streptococcus Pneumoniae.”

 

 

 

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Anderson

Dr. Mark Anderson, associate professor of neurology, received $145,590 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Willis

Dr. Alissa Willis, professor and chair of the neurology, received $128,270 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Henegan

Dr. Clark Henegan, assistant professor of medicine, received $124,681 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Wallace

Dr. Kedra Wallace, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $103,186 subcontract from the NIH and Duke University for the project, “COMPARE-UF Core.”

 

 

 

 

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Taylor

Dr. Erin Taylor, instructor in physiology and biophysics, received a $101,529 grant from the NIH for the project, “Immune System Dysfunction and Gut Dysbiosis in the Pathogenesis of Vascular Dysfunction in Autoimmunity.”

 

 

 

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Ryan

Dr. Michael Ryan, professor of physiology and biophysics, received an $89,424 grant from the NIH for the project, “Mississippi Diversity in Hypertension and Cardiorenal Research Program.”

 

 

 

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Marquart

Dr. Mary Marquart, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, received a $66,596 subcontract from the NIH for the project, “Improving Treatment Options and Outcomes in Fungal Keratitis.”

 

 

 

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El Sayed

Dr. Noha El Sayed, postdoctoral research fellow in cell and molecular biology, received a $64,226 grant from the American Heart Association for the project, “Mechanisms of Hypertension in Aging Female Offspring of Hyperandrogenemic Females.”

 

 

 

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Anderson

Dr. Anderson Collier, professor of pediatrics, received $60,978 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

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Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, R. Faser Triplett Sr., M.D. Chair of Allergy and Immunology, received a $59,946 subcontract from the NIH and Rhode Island Hospital for the project, “Disparities in Sleep, Asthma and the Sleep Context in Urban Children.”

 

 

 

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Adams

Dr. Kristen Adams, assistant professor of pathology, received $55,309 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.