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Q2 grants and awards bring $27 million to UMMC

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

By: Karen Bascom, kbascom@umc.edu

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 104 new, continuing, transferred and revised grants and awards from October through December 2021, totaling $26,904,653. The following personnel received the largest new and competitive renewal awards during the quarter. Dollar values shown represent the first year of funding or the anticipated total funding for a multi-year award.

Saurabh Chandra
Chandra

Dr. Saurabh Chandra, director of the Center for Telehealth, received $3.25 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project, “Telehealth Center for Excellence.”


 


 

Charalampos Harry Pantazopoulos
Pantazopoulos

Dr. Harry Pantazopoulos, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received a four-year, $1.58 million grant from the NIH for the project, “Diurnal molecular rhythms of the human hypothalamus and involvement in bipolar disorder” and $199,999 from the Baszucki Brain Research Fund / Milken Institute for the project, “CACNA1C genotype: Correlation with brain and blood levels of CACNA1C and treatment responsiveness.”


 

Norma Ojeda
Ojeda

Dr. Norma Ojeda, professor of pediatrics, received $1 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for the project, “Mississippi perinatal COVID-19 registry.”

 



 

 

Tom Mosley
Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, director of The MIND Center, received $883,410 from the National Institutes of Health for the “ARIC Study field center.”


 

 

 

Roberto Santos
Santos

Dr. Roberto Santos, professor of pediatrics, received $559,370 and $236,838 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 


 

 

Alan Jones
Jones

Dr. Alan Jones, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, received $415,400 from the National Institutes of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the project, “ACTIV 4d RAAS” and $56,350 from NIH and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the “PETAL network international coordinating center for ACTIV-3 trial initiative.”

 

 

 

J. Paula Warrington
Warrington

Dr. Paula Warrington, assistant professor of neurology, received $389,514 from the NIH for the project, “Mechanisms of seizure in pregnancy and preeclampsia.”


 

 

 

Gailen Marshall
Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, R. Faser Triplett Sr. Chair in Allergy and Immunology, received $566,789 from the NIH and the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute for the project, “PASC Initiative - clinical recovery cohort” and  $130,955 from the NIH and Rhode Island Hospital for the project, “Impact of sleep duration on immune balance in urban children with asthma.”

 


  

Tariq Shafi
Shafi

Dr. Tariq Shafi, John D. Bower Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, received $394,112 and $233,175 for two industry-sponsored research agreements.

 

 

 

 

Caroline Compretta
Compretta

Dr. Caroline Compretta, associate professor of preventive medicine, received $533,575 from the NIH for the project, “CEAL - community engagement research alliance against COVID-19 in disproportionately affected communities.”


 


 

Tearsanee Carlisle Davis
Davis

Dr. Tearsanee Davis, director of clinical operations for the Center for Telehealth, received $343,358 from the Health Services and Resources Administration for the project, “Evidence-based tele-behavioral health network program.”




  

Mario Sims
Sims

Dr. Mario Sims, chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study, received $259,158 from the NIH and Columbia University for the project, “Evaluating standing as a health behavior to promote cardiovascular risk reduction in African Americans.”


 

 

Mary Stewart
Stewart

Dr. Mary Stewart, professor of nursing, received $180,000 from the NIH for the project, “Procurement of services to obtain follow-up procedures and outcome information on women with abnormal screening results from the STRIDES study” and $67,860 from the NIH for personnel funds.

 

 

 

Shou-Ching Tang
Tang

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, professor of medicine, received 235,536 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


 

 

Joey Granger
Granger

Dr. Joey Granger, dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, received 202,004 from the NIH and University of Chicago for the project, “Luteolin as a therapeutic for hypertension in pregnancy.”




 

Linda Susan Buttross
Buttross

Dr. Susan Buttross, professor of pediatrics, received $3.5 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project, “Early childhood health promotion system for high-need program.”

 

 

  

John Henegan
Henegan

Dr. John Clark Henegan, associate professor of medicine, received $187,915 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 




 

Matthew Kutcher
Kutcher

Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of surgery, received $159,000 from the NIH and Duke University for the project, “ACTIV4C - A multicenter, adaptive, prospective, randomized trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of antithrombotic strategies in patients with COVID-19 following hospital discharge.”

 

 

  

Amol Janorkar
Janorkar

Dr. Amol Janorkar, chair of the Department of Biomedical Materials Science, received $100,000 from the Department of Defense for the project, “Use of atomic force microscopy to study cell-cell adhesion.”


 


 

Ustav Nandi
Nandi

Dr. Utsav Nandi, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received $95,123 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 


 

Melissa McNaull
McNaull

Dr. Melissa McNaull, professor of pediatrics, received $75,141 from the HRSA and the University of Alabama for the project, “Education and mentoring to bring access to comprehensive care (EMBRACE) network.”


 

 

 

Bernadette Grayson
Grayson

Dr. Bernadette Grayson, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received $75,000 from the Cervical Spine Research Society for the project, Glycemic dysfunction in a cervical model of spinal cord injury.”

 


 

 

Sarah Novotny 2012
Novotny

Dr. Sarah Novotny, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received $73,333 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Juebin Huang
Huang

Dr. Juebin Huang, associate professor of neurology, received $71,442 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

April Carson
Chandra

Dr. April Carson, director of the Jackson Heart Study, received $70,965 from HHS for the project, “Prioritizing county-level social determinants that contribute to the greater burden of diabetes and hypertension in the US.”



 

 

Vishnu Garla
Garla

Dr. Vishnu Garla, associate professor of medicine, received $65,054 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 


 

Elisa Torres
Torres

Dr. Elisa Torres, professor of nursing, received $60,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association for the project, “Physical activity across the life course and risk of ADRD.”

 

 



 

John Morellato 2018
Morellato

Dr. John Morellato, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, received $59,472 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 



 

Ervin Fox
Fox

Dr. Ervin Fox, professor of medicine, received $55,800 from the NIH and Washington University for the project, “A multi-ancestry study of gene-lifestyle interactions and multi-omics in cardiometabolic traits.”


 

 

Jason Tullis.jpg
Tullis

Dr. Jason Tullis, associate professor of neurosurgery, received $50,050 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 



 

 

L. Kendall McKenzie
McKenzie

Dr. Kendall McKenzie, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, received $50,000 from the NIH and MSDH for the “SMRS Med Control.”