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Q1 awards and grants reach nearly $30 million

Published on Monday, December 5, 2022

By: Andrea Wright Dilworth, awdilworth@umc.edu

From July through September, the University of Mississippi Medical Center amassed 97 new, continuing and revised grants and awards, for a total of $29,873,695.60. These faculty and staff members were recipients of the largest competitive funding awards during the first quarter of 2023.

 

Portrait of Jane Reckelhoff
Reckelhoff

Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, received $2.32 million from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research, Phase 2.”


Portrait of April Carson
Carson

Dr. April Carson, professor of medicine, received two awards from the NIH: $2.07 million for the project, “Jackson Heart Study - Coordinating Center” and $1.72 million for “Jackson Heart Study – Field Center.”


Portrait of Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams
Jackson-Williams

Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams, vice dean for medical education and professor of emergency medicine, received $1.75 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project, “Value-based medical student education training program.”


Portrait of Dr. Fan Fan
Fan

Dr. Fan Fan, associate professor of pharmacology, received $1.72 million from the NIH for the project, “Vascular mechanisms of inhibition of sEH as a novel therapy for AD/ADRD.”


Portrait of Dr. Matthew Kutcher
Kutcher

Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of surgery, received a $1.65 million subaward from the University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Defense for the project, “Type O whole blood and assessment of age during pre-hospital resuscitation (TOWAR) trial.”


Portrait of Courtney Walker
Walker

Dr. Courtney Walker, assistant professor of psychiatry, received $1.3 million from the HRSA for the project, “Child Health and Development Fellowship (CHDP).”


Portrait of James Brock
Brock

Dr. James Brock, associate professor of medicine, received $1.04 million from a private foundation for the project, “Mississippi HIV Care Connect” and a $283,270 subaward from Vanderbilt University and the HRSA for the project, “AIDS Education Training Center.”


Portrait of Dr. Norma Ojeda
Ojeda

Dr. Norma Ojeda, professor and chair of the Department of Advanced Biomedical Education, received $1 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for the project, “Mississippi Perinatal COVID-19 Registry.”


Portrait of Dr. Hong Zhu
Zhu

Dr. Hong Zhu, professor of otolaryngology, received two awards from the NIH, totaling $881,748, for the project, “Mechanisms of blast-induced vestibular injury.”


Portrait of Dr. John Mitchell
Mitchell

Dr. John Mitchell, director of the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce, received $800,000 from the HRSA for the project, “Mississippi Medical Education Support and Development Project.”


Portrait of Dr. Jennifer Reneker
Reneker

Dr. Jennifer Reneker, associate professor of population health, received $788,536 from the NIH for the project, “Jackson Heart Study - Training and Education Center.”


Portrait of Dr. Matthew Morris
Morris

Dr. Matthew Morris, associate professor of psychiatry, received $685,786 from the NIH for the project, “Mechanisms of transition from acute to chronic pain in Non-Hispanic Black and White injury patients.”


Portrait of Dr. Joey Granger
Granger

Dr. Joey Granger, associate vice chancellor for research and Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor of physiology and medicine, received $570,228 for the project, “Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases Research Training Program.”


Portrait of Dr. Gene Bidwell
Bidwell

Dr. Gene Bidwell, professor of neurology, received $545,168 from the NIH for the project, “A novel protein delivery system for therapy of preeclampsia.”


Portrait of Dr. Donna Rowlett
Rowlett

Dr. Donna Rowlett, professor of psychiatry, received $510,067 from the NIH for the project, “GABA-A receptor subtype mechanisms and the abuse-related effects of alcohol.”


Portrait of Dr. Andrew Voluse
Voluse

Dr. Andrew Voluse, associate professor of psychiatry, received $500,000 from the HRSA for the project, “Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Mental and Behavioral Health.”


Portrait of Dr. Tom Mosley
Mosley

Dr. Thomas Mosley, director of the MIND Center, received a $488,608 subaward from the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for the project, “MarkVCID validation in the general community.”


Portrait of Kayla Carr
Carr

Kayla Carr, associate professor of nursing, received $479,847 from the HRSA for the project, “Nurse education, practice, quality, and retention interprofessional collaborative practice.”


Portrait of Dr. Dustin Sarver
Sarver

Dr. Dustin Sarver, associate professor of psychiatry, received $451,245 from the HRSA for the project, “Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program .”


Portrait of Dr. Charlotte Hobbs
Hobbs

Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatrics-infectious diseases, received $412,998 from the DHHS for the project, “Surveillance, prevention and education efforts for soil transmitted Helminth Hookworm Necator Americanus infection in children from high-risk counties in Mississippi.”


Portrait of Dr. Harry Pantazopoulos
Pantazopoulos

Dr. Harry Pantazopoulos, assistant professor of psychiatry, received $391,972 from the NIH for the project, “Diurnal molecular rhythms of the human hypothalamus and involvement in bipolar disorder.”


Portrait of Jian-Xiong Chen
Chen

Dr. Jian-Xiong Chen, professor of pharmacology, received $387,500 from the NIH for the project, “Endothelial PHD2 in hypertensive vascular remodeling.”


Portrait of Dr. Heng Zeng
Zeng

Dr. Heng Zeng, assistant professor pharmacology, received $387,500 from the NIH for the project, “P53 acetylation in microvascular rarefaction and heart failure.”


Portrait of Dr. Jeannette Simino
Simino

Dr. Jeannette Simino, associate professor of population health, received $378,114 from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the project, “Biostatistics and data science scholarship.”


Portrait of Tearsanee Davis
Davis

Dr. Tearsanee Davis, director of clinical programs and strategy for the Center for Telehealth, received $341,842 from the HRSA for the project “Evidence-based tele-behavioral health network program.”


Portrait of Dr. Celso Gomez-Sanchez
Gomez-Sanchez

Dr. Celso Gomez-Sanchez, professor of pharmacology, received $318,750 from the NIH for the project, “Adrenal cell ATP1A1 mutations and mechanisms of aldosterone biosynthesis.”


Portrait of Dr. Phyllis Bishop
Bishop

Dr. Phyllis Bishop, professor of pediatrics, received a $307,959 subaward from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a large children’s hospital for the project, “Mapping the early childhood gut across ancestry."


Portrait of Dr. Kim Douglas
Douglas

Dr. Kim Douglas, associate professor nursing, received $273,516 from the HRSA for the project, “Nurse Faculty Loan Program.”


Portrait of Dr. Richard Roman
Roman

Dr. Richard Roman, professor of pharmacology, received a $270,901 subaward from Leflore Technologies and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for the project, “Renal therapeutic angiogenesis using the novel biologic ELP-VEGF.”


Portrait of Dr. Lais Berro
Berro

Dr. Lais Berro, assistant professor of psychiatry, received $249,000 from the NIH for the project, “Role of orexin receptors in the abuse-and sleep-related effects of methamphetamine.”


Portrait of Dr. Eric Vallender
Vallender

Dr. Eric Vallender, associate professor of psychiatry, received $232,500 from the NIH for the project, “Host genetic variation affecting the microbiome in rhesus macaques.”


Portrait of Dr. Alicia Rose
Rose

Dr. Alicia Rose, associate professor of dentistry, received $218,636 from the HRSA for the award, “Community Based Dental Partnership.”


Portrait of Dr. April Palmer
Palmer

Dr. April Palmer, professor and chief of pediatric infectious diseases, received $205,313 from the HRSA for the project, “Ryan White Title IV Women, Infants, Children, Youth, and Affected Family Members AIDS Healthcare.”


Portrait of Dr. Michael Marlin
Marlin

Dr. Michael Marlin, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received $203,953 from the HRSA for the project, “Poison control stabilization and enhancement grants” and a $200,000 award from the DHHS for the project, “Mississippi Regional Poison Control Center.”