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January 2017 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Grants

Scott Franzblau, along with co-investigators Celerino Abad-Zapatero (CBS), Farahnaz Movahed Zadeh (ITR), and Nina Wolf (ITR), received $20,000 from an HTS award from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) for "High-Throughput Screening and Validation of Inhibitors Against M. Tuberculosis Class II FBPase."

Franzblau also received $109,324 with co-investigator Hyunyoung Jeong as a subcontract on an R01 grant from the NIH/NIAID for "Design, Syntheses and Studies of Novel Antituberculosis Agents."

Michael Federle and co-investigator Jennifer Chang (CBS) received $1,998,750 for a five-year R01 grant from the NIH/NIAID for "Mechanisms of Pheromone-Controlled Lysozyme Resistance and Surface Display of Streptococcus Pyogenes."

Richard Gemeinhart and co-investigators Seungpyo Hong and Timothy Koh (Kinesiology & Nutrition) received $439,725 in funding from the NIH/NIBIB for their project "Activation of Monocytes and Macrophages by Polymeric Micelles."

Mary Moody received $40,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services for "FY17 BPCSS - Updating Drug Interaction System."

Terry Moore, along with principal investigator Sekhar Reddy and his colleagues at the College of Medicine, have received $90,000 in continuation funding from the NIH/NIEHS for "Fra-1/Nrf2 Balance Signaling and Resolution of Inflammatory Lung Injury."

Lisa Sharp, along with principal investigator Sharmilee Nyenhuis (College of Medicine) and co-investigator David Marquez (Kinesiology & Nutrition), received $740,620 in funding from the NIH/NHLBI for "ACTION Intervention: Physical Activity in Minority Women with Asthma."

Greg Thatcher and principal investigator Mary Ladu (Anatomy and Cell Biology) received $377,690 from the NIH/NINDS for "Aged EFAD Mice as a Model for the Effects of APOE and Sex on AD Pathology."

Surrey Walton, along with principal investigator Naoko Muramatsu (Institute for Health Research & Policy) and co-investigators David Marquez (Kinesiology & Nutrition) and Michael Berbaum (Institute for Health Research & Policy), received an R01 for $3 million from the NIH/NIA for "Promoting Seniors' Health with Home Care Aides: A Randomized Controlled Trial."

University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

Grants

Sean Vasaitis, Androgen Receptor Down-Regulating Agents and Uses Therof" U.S. patent issued September 12, 2016.

Yen Dang, Caroline County Health Department, $10,000, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control program. 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Appointments/Elections

Brian Canaday and Laura Morgan have been accepted into the 2017 VCU Leadership Program under the auspices of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute.

Dave Dixon is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Teresa Salgado is an assistant professor with the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.

Grants 

Gretchen Brophy received two grants from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; $23,039 for “IV Acetaminophen Use and Associated Outcomes in Neurocritical Care Patient With Fever,” and an additional $23,039 for “IV Acetaminophen Use and Associated Outcomes in Neurocritical Care Patient With Moderate to Severe Pain.”

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