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UMMC’s April-June grants, awards surpass $35 million

Published on Monday, August 30, 2021

By: Karen Bascom, kbascom@umc.edu

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 129 new, continuing, transferred and revised grants and awards from April-June 2021, totaling $35,121,599.98. 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.

Sarah Glover
Glover

Dr. Sarah Glover, professor of medicine, received $1,622,918 and $594,200 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

Joshua Speed
Speed

Dr. Joshua Speed, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Endothelin-1 in obesity and insulin resistance.”

 

 

 

Alan Jones
Jones

Dr. Alan Jones, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, received $868,960 from the United States Department of Agriculture for “The rural Mississippi TelEmergency enhancement project.”

 

 

 

Michael Garrett
Garrett

Dr. Michael Garrett, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received $714,136 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the project, “Spatiotemporal sequence analysis of SARS-Co V-2 in Mississippi.”

 

 

 

Mario Sims
Sims

Dr. Mario Sims, chief science officer for the Jackson Heart Study, received 463,047 from the NIH and the University of Alabama for the project, “24-Hour activity cycles to optimize cognitive resilience to Alzheimer's disease in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study” and $66,999 from the same institutions for the project, “Obesity Health Disparities Research Center.”

 

 

Linda Susan Buttross
Buttross

Dr. Susan Buttross, professor of pediatrics, received $450,000 from the Department of Education for the project, “ESSER behavioral Telehealth in schools.”

 

 

 

David Ashley Robinson
Robinson

Dr. Ashley Robinson, professor of microbiology and immunology, received $410,833 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “Enhancing genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Mississippi.”

 

 

 

Emily Tarver
Tarver

Dr. Emily Tarver, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received $410,000 from the Department of Education for the project, “Simulation Center Remote Learning Technology.”

 

 

 

Charlotte Hobbs
Hobbs

Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatrics, received $400,123 from the CDC and Boston Children’s Hospital for the project, “Risk factors and sequelae of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in the Overcoming COVID-19 Network.”

 

 

Lampros Papadimitriou
Papadimitriou

Dr. Lampros Papadimitriou, assistant professor of medicine, received $365,904 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

Ajinkya Desai
Desai

Dr. Ajinkya Desai, assistant professor of radiology, received $354,500 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

Melissa McNaull
McNaull

Dr. Melissa McNaull, professor of pediatrics, received $283,332 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

Michal Senitko
Senitko

Dr. Michael Senitko, assistant professor of medicine, received 274,470 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

Laura Vick
Vick

Dr. Laura Vick, associate professor of surgery, received $252,726 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Didlake
Didlake

Dr. Ralph Didlake, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, received $249,836 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project, “An investigation of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum as history and memory.”

 

 

 

Jorge Vidal
Vidal

Dr. Jorge Vidal, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, received $246,625 from the NIH for the project “Hemoglobin-induced virulence in Streptococcus pneumoniae.”

 

 

 

Gabriel Hernandez
Hernandez

Dr. Gabriel Hernandez, assistant professor of medicine, received $245,798 from Vanderbilt University for the “DICTATE-AHF Study.”

 

 

 

Daniela Rueedi-Bettschen
Daniela

Dr. Daniela Ruedi-Bettschen, instructor of psychiatry and human behavior, received $232,500 from the NIH for the project, “Consequences of fentanyl self-administration during pregnancy.”

 

 

 

 

Joseph Marc Majure
Majure

Dr. Joseph Majure, professor of pediatrics, received $200,300 from the NIH and University of Arkansas for the project, “Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.”

 

 

 

Lori Ward
Ward

Dr. Lori Ward, assistant professor of population health science, received $110,779 from the NIH and Miriam Hospital for the project, “Exploring PrEP implementation strategies tailored for African American cisgender women living in Mississippi HIV hot spots” and $82,203 from the NIH and the University of Washington for the project, “Determining the effectiveness of a new model of PrEP initiation in Mississippi.”

 

 

Joey Granger
Granger

Dr. Joey Granger, dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, received $166,004 from the NIH and University of Chicago for the project, “The prevention of postpartum cardiac dysfunction.”

 

 

 

Ustav Nandi
Nandi

Dr. Utsav Nandi, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received $113,000 from the DHHS and the University of California-Los Angeles for the project, “Preventing Emerging Infections through Vaccine EffectiveNess Testing-COVID (PREVENT).”

 

 

 

Tom Mosley
Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, director of The MIND Center, received $89,613 from the NIH and Massachusetts General Hospital for the project, “DISCOVERY: Determinants of incident stroke, cognitive outcomes and vascular effects on recovery.”

 

 

 

Scott Williamson
Williamson

Dr. Scott Williamson, assistant professor of biomedical materials science, received $89,341 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Gene Bidwell
Bidwell

Dr. Lee Bidwell, associate professor of neurology, received $81,585 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

Crystal Lim
Lim

Dr. Crystal Lim, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received $61,721 from the NIH and the University of Arkansas for the project, “Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the ECHO IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.”

 



 

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Brumfield

Jennifer Brumfield, clinical research nurse and PhD in nursing student, received $60,855 from the NIH and the University of Washington for the project, “Clinical Trials Network: Pacific Northwest Node.”




 

Dereck Davis
Davis

Dr. Dereck Davis, assistant professor of pediatrics, received $59,828 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 



 

Tariq Shafi.jpg
Shafi

Dr. Tariq Shafi, professor of medicine, received $50,119 from the NIH and Duke University for the project, “Predictive analytics in hemodialysis: enabling precision care for patients with ESKD.”

 

 

 

Matthew Kutcher
Kutcher
Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of surgery, received $50,000 from the Department of Defense and the University of Pittsburgh for the project, “Cold Stored Platelet Early Intervention (CriSP) Trial.”