Feb. 1, 2021

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UMMC Oct.-Dec. grants, awards exceed $25 million

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 78 new, continuing, transferred and revised grants and awards from October-December 2020, totaling $25,545,130.68.

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.

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Wilson

Dr. Jonathan Wilson, chief administrative officer, received $11 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury and Mississippi State Department of Health for the COVID-19 CARES Act Fund.

 

 

  

  

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Compretta

Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received a $988,182 subcontract from the National Institutes of Health and RTI International for the “Community-Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 in Disproportionately Affected Communities (CEAL).”

  

 

 

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Benton

Dr. Scott Benton, professor of pediatrics, received a $910,725 subcontract from the Department of Justice and MSDH for a “Victims of Crime Act” project.

 

 

 

 

 

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McElmurray

Dodie McElmurray, CEO of UMMC Grenada and UMMC Holmes County, received $885,170 from the Department of Transportation and MSDH for the COVID-19 CARES Act Fund.

 

 

 

 

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Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, director of The MIND Center, received a $689,425 subcontract from NIH and Columbia University for the “Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R).”

 

 

 

 

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Bhatt

Dr. Abhay Bhatt, professor of pediatrics, received $630,435 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Parham

Dr. Jason Parham, associate professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, received a $600,000 subcontract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of New Mexico for “The National Nursing Home COVID Action Network.”

 

 

 

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Nobleza

Dr. Christa Ohana Nobleza, associate professor of neurology, received $444,404 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hobbs

Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatrics, received a $412,500 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “Surveillance, Prevention and Education Efforts for Soil-transmitted Helminth Hookworm Necator Americanus Infection in Children from High-risk Counties in Mississippi.”

 

 

 

  

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Summers

Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, received a $300,000 grant from the Health Services and Research Administration for the “Telehealth Network Grant Program” and a $94,574 grant from the Manning Family Fund for the “Veggie Rx Project Pilot.”

 

 

  

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Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, R. Faser Triplett Chair of Allergy and Immunology, received $338,660 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

  

 

 

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Glover

Dr. Sarah Glover, professor of medicine, received $373,355 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Henegan

Dr. Clark Henegan, assistant professor of medicine, received a combined $330,228 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

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Smith

Dr. John Smith, associate dean for admissions in the School of Dentistry, received a $320,000 grant from the Robert Hearin Support Foundation for the “UMMC School of Dentistry Best and Brightest Students.”

 

 

 

  

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Darsey

Dr. Damon Darsey, professor of emergency medicine, received a $250,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority for the “Emergency Response Station North.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Konkle-Parker

Dr. Deborah Konkle-Parker, professor of medicine, received a $229,970 subcontract from NIH and the University of Alabama-Birmingham for “Women’s HIV Cohort Study: HIV Infection and Treatment among Women of Reproductive Age.”

 

  

 

 

 

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Bergin

Dr. Patrick Bergin, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, received a 166,501 grant from McMaster University for “A PREPARE: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Evaluating Pre-operative Alcohol Skin Solutions in Fractured Extremities” and $52,400 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

  

 

 

  

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Long

Dr. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received a combined $186,658 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillegass

Dr. William Hillegass, associate professor of data science, received a $185,607 subcontract from NIH and West Virginia University for the “West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.”

 

 

 

  

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Famuyide

Dr. Molobaji Famuyide, professor of pediatrics, received $160,742 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

  

 

 

 

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Gomez-Sanchez

Dr. Celso Gomez-Sanchez, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received $127,610 from the Department of Veterans Affairs in personnel agreement funds.

 

 

 

 

 

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Clemmer

Dr. John Clemmer, instructor in physiology and biophysics, received $103,817 from NIH for “Improving Hypertension Treatment in African Americans Using Computational Modeling and Predictive Analytics.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Stockmeier

Dr. Craig Stockmeier, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $100,000 grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for “Epigenetic Risk Factors for Suicide in Comorbid Depression and Alcoholism.”

 

  

 

 

 

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Collier

Dr. Anderson Collier, professor of pediatrics, received $99,859 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gamble

Dr. Abigail Gamble, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received a $92,950 grant from NIH for “Telehealth Diabetes Prevention Intervention for the Next Generation of African American Youth (TELE-GEN) Pilot Study.”

 

 

 

   

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Patel

Dr. Jaimin Patel, associate professor of pediatrics, received a $92,500 subcontract from NIH and the Children’s Research Institute for “Intermittent Hypoxia and Caffeine in Infants Born Preterm.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Patel

Dr. Riddhiben Patel, associate professor of pediatrics, received $74,954 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Collier

Dr. Charlene Collier, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received a $66,988 grant from HRSA for the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ishimwe

Jeanne Ishimwe, Ph.D. student in experimental therapeutics and pharmacology, received a $62,032 grant from the American Heart Association for “The Role of Toll-like Receptor 4 in the Development of Preeclampsia.”

 

 

 

 

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Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, chair of population health science, received a $50,575 subcontract from NIH and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for “COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Site Preparedness Funding.”