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Q3 grants and awards top $22 million

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022

By: Karen Bascom

The University of Mississippi Medical Center garnered 102 new, continuing, transferred and revised grants and awards from January through March 2022, totaling $22,255,376. The following personnel received the largest new and competitive funding awards during the quarter. Dollar values shown represent the first year of funding, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Portrait of Dr. Yingjie Chen
Chen

Dr. Yingjie Chen, professor of physiology and biophysics, received a five-year, $2.87 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Mechanism of PD1 on cardiac inflammation resolution during heart failure development.”


Portrait of Dr. Jefferson Parker
Parker

Dr. Jefferson Parker, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received $2.85 million from the United States Department of Justice and the Mississippi State Department of Health for the project, “Comprehensive opioid, stimulant and substance abuse site-based program (COSSAP).”


Portrait of Dr. John Henegan
Henegan

Dr. John Henegan, associate professor of medicine, received $1.97 million for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Josh Mann
Mann

Dr. Joshua Mann, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, received $1.42 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project, “Promoting resilience and mental health among health professionals workforce.”


Portrait of Dr. Gailen Marshall
Marshall

Dr. Gailen Marshall, R. Faser Triplett Chair of Allergy and Immunology, received $928,785 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Portrait of Craig Long
Long

Dr. Craig Long, associate professor of medicine, received $699,083 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Portrait of Dr. Shreyas Gangadhara
Gangadhara

Dr. Shreyas Gangadhara, assistant professor of neurology, received $635,500 from the NIH and Massachusetts General Hospital for the project, “DISCOVERY: Clinical Site.”


Portrait of Erin Taylor
Taylor

Dr. Erin Taylor, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, received a two-year, $498,000 from the NIH for the project, “Immune system dysfunction and gut dysbiosis in the pathogenesis of vascular dysfunction in autoimmunity.”


Portrait of Dr. Christopher Spankovich
Spankovich

Dr. Christopher Spankovich, assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery received a two-year, $465,000 award from the NIH for the project, “Ear level cooling for otoprotection.”


Portrait of Dr. John Hall
Hall

Dr. John Hall, Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, received $387,364 from the NIH for the project, “Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center 2021-2022 supplement.”


Portrait of Dr. James Galbraith
Galbraith

Dr. James Galbraith, associate professor of emergency medicine, received $217,034 from the NIH and Wayne State University for the project, “Enhancing U.S. surveillance of laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and other respiratory viruses through a network of emergency departments” and $73,000 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Portrait of Dr. Vinayak Nahar
Nahar

Dr. Vinayak Nahar, associate professor of dermatology, received $281,778 for an industry-sponsored educational initiative.


Albert Lin 2017
Lin

Dr. Albert Lin, assistant professor of ophthalmology, received $268,911 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Brad Ingram
Ingram

Dr. Brad Ingram, professor of pediatrics, received $233,403 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


David Vearrier
Vearrier

Dr. David Vearrier, professor of emergency medicine, received $204,378 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Portrait of Dr. Sarah Glover
Glover

Dr. Sarah Glover, professor of medicine, received $195,375 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Portrait of Dr. Mario Sims
Sims

Dr. Mario Sims, chief science officer for the Jackson Heart Study, received $194,460 from the NIH and the University of Alabama for the project, “Deep South center to reduce disparities in chronic diseases.”


Portrait of Jennifer Reneker
Reneker

Dr. Jennifer Reneker, associate professor of population health science, received $150,000 from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning for the project, “Validation of Virtual Immersive Sensorimotor Device and Methods to Detect Neurological Impairments (VIST Neuro_ID).”


Paul Burns
Burns

Dr. Paul Burns, assistant professor of population health science, received $125,333 from the NIH and the University of Illinois for the project, “A mobile phone intervention using a relational human talking avatar to promote multiple stages of the HIV care continuum in African American MSM.”


Eva Bengten
Bengten

Dr. Eva Bengten, professor of microbiology and immunology, received $116,910 from the U.S Department of Agriculture for the project, “Identification of toll-like receptor ligands in channel catfish.”


Xinchun Zhou
Zhou

Dr. Xinchun Zhou, associate professor of pathology, received $116,250 from the Department of Defense for the project, “Identification of neoantigens from IncRNA-encoded micropeptides in kidney cancer.”


Abigail Gamble
Gamble

Dr. Abigail Gamble, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received $100,000 from Amerigroup Mississippi for the project, “implementation and evaluation of the national Diabetes Prevention Program in a telehealth setting for Medicaid beneficiaries.”


Eric Vallender
Vallender

Dr. Eric Vallender, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received $99,970 from the Mayo Clinic for the project, “Development of a bipolar biobank at UMMC.”


Portrait of Dr. Matthias Krenn
Krenn

Dr. Matthias Krenn, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, received $92,365 from the DOD and MGH for the project, “Anticipating efficacy of nerve transfers in spinal cord injury using quantitative neurophysiology.”


Abhay Bhatt
Bhatt

Dr. Abhay Bhatt, professor of pediatrics, received $88,346 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Sarah Faucette
Faucette

Dr. Sarah Faucette, assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, received $87,096 from the NIH and Johns Hopkins University for the project, “Randomized trial of telehealth vs. conventional hearing care delivery in the ACHIEVE study.”


Portrait of Lori Ward
Ward

Dr. Lori Ward, assistant professor of population health science, received $83,753 from the NIH and the University of Washington for the project, “Determining the effectiveness of a new model of PrEP initiation in Mississippi.”


Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide
Famuyide

Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide, professor of pediatrics, received $78,051 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


John Spurzem, MD
Spurzem

Dr. John Spurzem, professor of medicine, received $77,665 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Anita Dhanrajani
Dhanrajani

Dr. Anita Dhanrajani, assistant professor of pediatrics, received $75,351 from Duke University and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance for the project, “Observational study of pediatric rheumatic diseases: CARRA research and registry.”


Portrait of Dr. Xuan Li
Li

Dr. Xuan Li, instructor in physiology and biophysics, received $73,458 from the American Heart Association for the project, “Role of sestrin2 in endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis and cardiac protection during ischemia/reperfusion injury.”


Portrait of Roberto Santos
Santos

Dr. Roberto Santos, professor of pediatrics, received $70,689 for an industry-sponsored research agreement.


Charlotte Hobbs
Hobbs

Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatrics, received $60,150 from the NIH and Boston Children’s Hospital for the project, “Immunobiology of influenza virus-related critical illness in young hosts.”


Bo Huang
Huang

Dr. Bo Huang, professor of ophthalmology, received $59,657 from the NIH from the project, “Innovative keratitis identity type test.”


Portrait of Dr. Randi Cheatham-Johnson
Cheatham-Johnson

Dr. Randi Cheatham-Johnson, postdoctoral fellow in pediatrics, received $54,144 from the American Psychological Association for the project, “Neurodevelopmental outcomes of children in the newborn follow-up.”


Praise Matemavi
Matemavi

Dr. Praise Matemavi, assistant professor of surgery, received $50,000 from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for the project, “Increasing living donation in Black patients in Mississippi.”