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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 8/1/2020 -8/15/2020 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):


Project Title


Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Li, Chengwen Exploration of Novel Peptides to Block AAV Neutralizing Antibodies North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC)



Raab, Jesse Identification of new therapeutic strategies for targeting liver fibrosis Department of Defense (DOD)



Gaynes, Bradley Adaptation of the Friendship Bench counseling intervention to improve mental health and HIV care engagement outcomes among people living with HIV who inject drugs in Vietnam NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)



Kim, William Chemotherapy and the Bladder Cancer Immune Microenvironment NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)



Antoniak, Silvio PAR1 as a Therapeutic Target in Doxorubicin-induced Cardiotoxicity NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Tarran, Robert Do E-Cigarette Users Airways Have an Altered Lipid Content? NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Shpargel, Karl Enhancer activation roles and mechanisms in craniofacial development NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)



Ramsden, Dale

Gupta, Gaorav

Polymerase theta, genome instability, and cancer NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)