Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Check out a list of competitive grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine faculty over the last two weeks.

The following is a list of new grants awarded to SOM faculty with project start dates from 1/1/19-1/15/19 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):


Project Title


Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Major, Ben

FELLOW: M. AGAJANIAN  Defining the mechanism of WNT driven AAK1 phosphorylation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute



McComish, Cara

Preparing Interdisciplinary Practitioners for Working with Young Children with Autism  who have High Intensity Needs and Their Families

US Department of Education (DOED)



Purvis, Jeremy

CAREER: Predicting cell fate from cell history: Theory, experiment, and outreach

National Science Foundation (NSF)



Gold, Stuart

Early Phase Clinical Trials in Pediatric Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hyundai Hope on Wheels



Cyr, Douglas

ER Quality Control of Rare CFTR Mutants

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation



Caron, Kathleen

Small GTPase Rap1a/b is Required for Lymphatic Development and AM-induced Stabilization of Lymphatic Endothelial Junctions

American Heart Association (AHA)



Bautch, Victoria

FELLOW: D.RUTER  NOTCH1 and SMAD6 Regulatory Mechanisms Governing Flow-mediated Vascular Function

American Heart Association (AHA)





Qian, Li

Understanding Human Cardiomyocyte Fate Acquisition

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Key, Nigel

Fibrinolysis Evaluation in A-TREAT ('FEAT' Study)

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Tan, Ray

Designing visual tools to enhance cancer surgeon decision-making

American Cancer Society (ACS)



Doerschuk, Claire

Trafficking and function of macrophage subpopulations within the lung microenvironment during pneumonia

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



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