Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty

The following is a list of new grants awarded to SOM faculty with project start dates from 5/1/19-5/15/19 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):

PI

Project Title

Sponsor

Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Han, Zongchao

Developing novel nano antioxidants for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Edward N.  Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation

$500,000

5/1/2019

Dittmer, Dirk

Mechanisms of KSHV transmission

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)

$527,310

5/1/2019

Hagan, Rob

CRISPR Screen to Identify Neutrophil Regulators of Interferon Gamma Signaling in S. pneumoniae Infection

DOD DA Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

$311,000

5/1/2019

Egan, Tom

Novel Ultrasound Localization of Pulmonary Nodules During Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery to Improve Surgical Resection

North Carolina State University (NCSU)

$101,464

5/15/2019

Wu, Guorong

A Scalable Platform for Exploring and Analyzing Whole Brain Tissue Cleared Images

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

$335,573

5/1/2019

Carey, Lisa

UNC Lead Academic Participating Site

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)

$505,201

5/1/2019

Shih, Yen-Yu

CryoProbe for Small Animal MRI Core Facility at UNC

North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC)

$150,000

5/1/2019

Moran, Timothy

The role of neuropilin-2 in regulating environmental airways injury

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

$211,736

5/15/2019

Mackman, Nigel

Mechanism of venous thrombosis in pancreatic cancer

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

$554,371

5/15/2019

Herman, Melissa

The role of a nucleus tractus solitarius-central amygdala circuit in alcohol-induced plasticity and drinking behavior

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

$349,875

5/10/2019

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