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January 2017 

University of Illinois at Chicago


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 


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


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.


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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