Review a listing of recent competitive grant awards for UNC School of Medicine faculty.


The following is a list of new grants awarded to SOM faculty with project start dates from 9/1/2020 -9/15/2020 (the awards listed have a total award amount greater than $100,000):

PI

Project Title

Sponsor

Award Amount

Project Begin Date

Milner, Justin Molecular Programming of CD8+ T Cell Accumulation and Activity in Tumors NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)

$248,997

9/1/2020

Phanstiel, Douglas Identifying Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Genes using 3D Chromatin Structure and Genome Editing in iPSC-derived Microglia BrightFocus Foundation

$199,041

9/1/2020

Franco, Hector Defining Enhancer RNA Function in the Pathogenesis of Breast Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS)

$119,500

9/1/2020

Giovannucci, Andrea An optical brain machine interface to track brain states and connectivity Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

$600,000

9/1/2020

Kafri, Tal The circadian rhythm as a lentiviral vector restriction factor NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

$770,756

9/1/2020

Schrank, Travis Mechanisms Determining Dysregulation of the NRF2 Oxidative Stress Response in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

$173,993

9/1/2020

Garcia-Martinez, J Victor In Vivo Evaluation of HIV Latency Reversal Strategies NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

$621,932

9/1/2020

Fu, Haiyan Facilitate by-stander effects by EV-mRNA cargo in AAV gene therapy for MPS IIIC NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

$427,625

9/1/2020

Hightow-Weidman, Lisa Using EMA to developmentally tailor an intervention to support on-demand PrEP among YMSM NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

$286,656

9/1/2020

Erickson, Karen PROJECT OPEN: IMPROVING IN-PERSON EXPRESSIVE COMMUNICATION WITH OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES DHHS Administration for Community Living (ACL)

$499,494

9/1/2020

Girdler, Susan Defining the neuropathophysiological mechanisms linking ovarian hormone variability with risk for depression in peripubertal girls NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

$158,381

9/1/2020

McElligott, Zoe Probing central amygdala neurotensin neurons in alcohol consumption NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

$397,117

9/10/2020