Aug. 29, 2019

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April-June grants, awards top $24 million

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 98 new and continuing grants and awards from April-June 2019, totaling $24,358,526.

The following faculty and fellows received some of 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.

Portrait of Dr. Abhay Bhatt
Bhatt

Dr. Abhay Bhatt, professor of pediatrics, received $3,552,260 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

  

 

 

Portrait of Jefferson Parker
Parker

Dr. Jefferson Parker, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $1,925,968 award from the Department of Health and Human Services for the project, “Mississippi TeleMAT for Opioid Use Disorder.”

 

 

  

Portrait of Mobolaji Famuyide
Famuyide

Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, professor of pediatrics, received a $1,116,209 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the project, “Mother's Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A National Quality Improvement Approach.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Jason Griggs
Griggs

Dr. Jason Griggs, professor and chair of biomedical materials science, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Design Optimization of Reduced-diameter Implants in Simulated and Cadaver Bone.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Fan Fan
Fan

Dr. Fan Fan, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the NIH for the project, “Adducin, Actin Cytoskeleton and Cognitive Impairments.”

 

 

  

Portrait of Adolfo Correa
Correa

Dr. Adolfo Correa, director of the Jackson Heart Study, received a $919,716 award from the NIH for the project, “Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center – Exam 4” and a $151,559 subcontract from the NIH and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the project, “Quantifying Cardiac Structure and Function to Define the Progression to Heart Failure in African-Americans.”

  

 

Portrait of Juebin Huang
Huang

Dr. Juebin Huang, associate professor of neurology, received $831,530 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Beverly Windham
Windham

Dr. Beverly Windham, professor of medicine, received a $666,081 award from the NIH for the project, “Mobility Decline: Relations to Cerebral Perfusion, Small Vessel Disease Progression, and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Exposures.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Shou-Ching Tang
Tang

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, professor of medicine, received $643,270 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Shashank Shekhar
Shekhar

Dr. Shashank Shekhar, assistant professor of neurology, received a $620,540 subcontract from HHS and the University of Cincinnati for the project, “Atrial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs in Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke (ARCADIA) Study.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Keli Xu
Xu

Dr. Keli Xu, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received a $581,250 award from the Department of Defense for the project, “Notch3 as a Tumor Suppressor in the Postpartum Mammary Gland.”

 

 

  

Portrait of Stephanie Elkins
Elkins

Dr. Stephanie Elkins, professor of medicine, received $498,420 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Johathan Wilson
Wilson

 Dr. Jonathan Wilson, chief administrative officer, received a $494,733 subcontract from HHS and the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “Base Subgrant FY19 BPI.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Bettina Beech
Beech

Dr. Bettina Beech, dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health, received a $300,000 grant from the Bower Foundation for the Population Health Workforce Development Scholarship.

 

 

  

Portrait James Rowlett
Rowlett

Dr. James Rowlett, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $271,250 grant from the NIH for the project, “EEG Telemetry: Potential Markers of Benzodiazepine Action.”

 

  

 

 

Portrait of Barbara Gisabella
Gisabella

Dr. Barbara Gisabella, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received a $247,613 award from the NIH for the project, “Morphological Correlates of Memory Consolidation During Sleep.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Leandro Mena
Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health science, received a $222,628 subcontract from the NIH and Brown University for the project, “A Multisite Randomized Trial of BattleViro: A Mobile Gaming App to Improve ART Adherence for Youth.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Joseph Marc Majure
Majure

Dr. Joseph Majure, professor of medicine-pulmonary, received a $157,582 subcontract from the NIH and the University of Arkansas for the project, “Data Coordinating and Operations Center (DCOC) for the Idea States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.”

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Divya Monga
Monga

Dr. Divya Monga, associate professor of medicine, received $147,338 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

  

Portrait of Svenja Albrecht
Albrecht

Dr. Svenja Albrecht, associate professor of medicine, received $133,384 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Jared Cobb
Cobb

Jared Cobb, a doctoral student in biomedical materials science, received a $95,403 award from the Food and Drug Administration for the project, “Preventative Drug Delivery Carriers Against Infectious Agents Detrimental to the Honey Bee.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Lorena Amaral
Amaral

Dr. Lorena Amaral, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a $77,000 award from the American Heart Association for the project, “Benefits of Progesterone: Missing in Action During Preeclampsia.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Donald Clark
Clark

Dr. Donald “Trey” Clark III, assistant professor of medicine, received a $77,000 award from the AHA for the project, “Home-based Hypertension Management Using Remote Blood Pressure Telemonitoring.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Joshua Speed
Speed

Dr. Joshua Speed, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a $59,940 award from the NIH for the project, “Endothelin - Mechanisms in Hypertension and Obesity.”