April 26, 2021

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UMMC's first quarter 2021 grants, awards exceed $20M

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 82 new, continuing, transferred and revised grants and awards from January-March 2021, totaling $20,830,188.16.

The following personnel received 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.

Dr. Kandy Smith
Smith

Dr. Kandy Smith, professor of nursing, received $3.87 million from the Bower Foundation for the project, “Strengthening Nursing Education in Mississippi.”

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Hong Zhu
Zhu

Dr. Hong Zhu, professor of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, received a five-year, $2.65 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Mechanisms of Blast-induced Vestibular Injury” and $81,882 from NIH and Boston Children’s Hospital for the project, “Functional Development of Hair Cells and Neurons in the Inner Ear.”

 

 

 

Damon Darsey 2014
Darsey

Dr. Damon Darsey, Mississippi Center for Emergency Services medical director, received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the project, “Emergency Response Station North.”

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Jefferson Parker
Parker

Dr. Jefferson Parker, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received $623,718 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health for the project, “Mississippi TeleMAT for Opioid Use Disorder.”

 

 

 

 

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Long

Dr. R. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received $602,520 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Jose Lucar Lloveras
Lloveras

Dr. José Lucar Lloveras, outpatient antimicrobial service medical director, received $444,658 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jones

Dr. Alan Jones, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, received $380,000 from NIH and Vanderbilt University for the project, “Passive Immunity Trial for Our Neighbors (PassITON): A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Multi-site Trial of Anti-SARS-CoV2 Convalescent Plasma to Treat Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19,” and $187,649 from NIH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the project, “CCC for NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury PETAL Network.”

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Michael Hall
Hall

Dr. Michael Hall, associate professor of medicine, received $358,375 from NIH and Duke University for the project, “Pragmatic Evaluation of Events and Benefits of Lipid-lowering in Older Adults (PREVENTABLE).”

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Leandro Mena
Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, chair of population health science, received $155,187 from NIH and the University of Washington for the project, “Integrating High-intensity Re-engagement into Routine Health Department Services in Mississippi” and $114,348 from NIH and Rhode Island Hospital for the project, “PrEP Implementation Tailored for Mississippi Community Health Clinics” and $85,156 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Gailen Marshall
Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, R. Faser Triplett Chair of Allergy and Immunology, received $204,802 and $133,000 for industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Caroline Compretta
Compretta

Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received $325,000 from the Bower Foundation for the project, “Culinary Medicine Teaching Kitchen.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Cuidad

Dr. Luis Shimose Ciudad, assistant professor of medicine, received $314,377 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nancy Min
Min

Dr. Nancy Min, Jackson Heart Study epidemiologist, received $284,634 from NIH and Stanford University for the project, “Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Risk Factors for Mobility Limitation in the Jackson Heart Study.”

 

 

 

 

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Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, The MIND Center director, received $158,854 from NIH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the project, “Early Detection of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis: Defining a Novel Target for HFpEF Treatment and Prevention in Late Life” and $113,150 from NIH and Beth Israel Deaconess for the project, “Clinical Implications of Blood Pressure Patterns among Older Adults.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Andrew Wilhelm
Wilhelm

Dr. Andrew Wilhelm, associate professor of medicine, received $252,979 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Glover, MD
Glover

Dr. Sarah Glover, professor of medicine, received $247,692 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Galbraith

Dr. James Galbraith, associate professor of emergency medicine, received $210,308 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dr. Patrick Bergin
Bergin

Dr. Patrick Bergin, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, received $156,900 from the Department of Defense and Johns Hopkins University for the project, “A Prospective Study of Early Mechanical Stabilization and Bleeding in Disruption of the Pelvic Ring (EMS BinD Study).”

 

 

 

Divya Shakti
Shakti

Dr. Divya Shakti, associate professor of pediatrics, received $131,660 from NIH and the New England Research Institute for the project, “Long-term Outcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: MUSIC.”

 

 

 

 

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Washington

Dr. Chad Washington, chair of neurosurgery, received $111,090 from NIH and Yale University for the project, “Anticoagulation in ICH Survivors for Prevention and Recovery (ASPIRE) Study.”

 

 

 

 

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Sims

Dr. Mario Sims, Jackson Heart Study acting director, received $105,386 from NIH and Boston University for the project, “Pain in Community-based Older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study.”

 

 

 

 

Marino Bruce
Bruce

Dr. Marino Bruce, professor of population health science, received $72,685 from NIH and Johns Hopkins University for the project, “Environmental Exposures and Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease among Middle to Old-age Black Men in the United States.