Research highlights

Xinglong Wang, PhD

Xinglong Wang, PhD

The UNMC College of Medicine received grant and funding awards representing $8,067,023 in new funding in March.

Xinglong Wang, PhD, pharmacology and experimental neuroscience, received a grant of $1,460,552 from DHHS/NIH/NIA to study mitochondrial TDP-43 in Alzheimer's disease and a grant of $150,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association to study TDP-43 liquid-liquid phase separation in Alzheimer's disease.

Russell McCulloh, MD, pediatrics-hospitalists, received a grant of $698,396 from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute for the RECOVER Phase II Pediatric Cohort.

Derrick Samuelson, PhD, internal medicine-pulmonary, received a grant of $693,330 from DHHS/NIH/NIDDK to study gut bacterial metallophores in the development and severity of inflammatory bowel disease.

Larisa Poluektova, MD, PhD, pharmacology and experimental neuroscience, received a grant of $610,497 from DHHS/NIH/NIAID to study a new generation of long-acting nucleotides and immune stimulant for treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

Tammy Kielian, PhD, pathology and microbiology, received a a grant of $580,182 from the DHHS/NIH/NIAID to study how T cell-innate immune crosstalk regulates Staphylococcus aureus craniotomy infection.

Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate, PhD, pathology and microbiology, received a grant of $380,955 from the Battelle Memorial Institute to study the potential for accidental laboratory exposure to biohazards.

Ellen Kerns, PhD, pediatrics-child health, received a grant of $342,249 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for the Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the ECHO IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.

Paul Fey, PhD, pathology and microbiology, received a grant of $282,393 from DHHS/NIH/NIAID to study mechanisms of staphylococcal skin colonization.

Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, pathology and microbiology, received a grant of $165,401 from Rush University Medical Center for "Preserving Cognitive Resilience: A Biracial Parent-Offspring Study."

Maegen Wallace, MD, orthopaedic surgery, received a grant of $90,066 from the Baylor College of Medicine for the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.

Ashley Deschamp, MD, pediatrics-pulmonary, received a grant of $86,496 from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for the Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the ECHO IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.

Geoffrey Thiele, PhD, internal medicine-rheumatology, received a grant of $60,000 from the Rheumatology Research Foundation to study how citrullinated and malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde modified proteins promote cellular and immune responses associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Aaron Barksdale, MD, emergency medicine, received a grant of $44,575 from the University of Michigan for a trial of the influence of cooling duration of efficacy in cardiac arrest patients.

Jeffrey Cooper, MD, emergency medicine, received a grant of $42,000 from the University of Michigan for a hyperbaric oxygen brain injury treatment trial.

Amar Singh, PhD, biochemistry and molecular biology, received a grant of $30,150 from South Dakota State University for a study on a strategy for safe colon-targeted local therapy of inflammatory bowel disease.

Industry-sponsored grants and contracts:

The following industry-sponsored contracts and foundation grants were received.

Benjamin Tepley, MD, pediatrics-hospitalists, received funding for a study of PSCA-specific chimeric antigen receptor engineered T-cells in subjects with previously treated advance solid tumors.

Kenneth Bayles, PhD, pathology and microbiology, received funding to study biosurveillance research.

Daniel Surdell, MD, neurosurgery, received funding for the SQUID trial for the embolization of the middle meningeal artery (STEM) for treatment of chronic subdural hematoma.

Shaheed Merani, MD, PhD, surgery-transplant, received funding for a clinical trial to compare the safety and effectiveness of the VitaSmart System with static cold.

Jeffrey Delaney, MD, pediatrics-cardiology, received funding for a Harmony TPV post-approval study.