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Pilot Project Investigators

The Cardiorenal and Metabolic Disease Center (CMDC) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers pilot project grants through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). These pilot grants are intended to assist new investigators in generating sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding.

  • Chad Washington, MD, MPHS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
    Project Title: Slidenafil for the treatment of cerebral vasospasm associated with SAH.
  • Denise Cornelius, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Project Title: Mechanisms linking platelets to lung injury and renal dysfunction in sepsis

Previous pilot project investigators

  • Jennifer Sasser, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Project title: Elucidating Mechanisms Responsible for the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia using the Dahl Salt Sensitive Rat as a Novel of Preeclampsia.
  • Michael Hall, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Cardiology
    Project title: Renal Sinus Fat, Hypertension and Altered Renal Hemodynamics. Hall.M
  • Fan Fan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Project title: Role of 20-HETE on aging and hypertension related cerebral vascular disease.
  • Romain Harmancey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Molecular Basis of Postischemic Maladaptation in the Insulin Resistant Heart
  • Yonggang Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Novel Roles of MMP-28 Post Myocardial Infarction.
  • Lusha Xiang, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Acute Kidney Injury following Severe Trauma in Obesity
  • Suttira Intapad, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Reduced Uterine Perfusion in the Mouse: Developmental Programming of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease
  • Eric George, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: A Novel Proangiogenic Therapy for Preeclampsia
  • J. Paula Warrington, PhD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Degenerins and Pregnancy Mediated Cerebrovascular Abnormalities
  • Andrew Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
    Project Title: Quantitative  CT Imaging Biomarkers for NAFLD
  • Bernadette Grayson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
    Project Title: Placental Dysfunction and VSG-induced Intrauterine Growth Restriction