October 30, 2014

UAB awards $1.5 million in research grants for multidisciplinary projects

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The General Endowment Fund of the UA Health Services Foundation has announced its annual faculty grants, awarding nearly $1.5 million to UAB faculty for projects in clinical care, patient research, medical education and laboratory research. Each project must be multi-disciplinary and demonstrate strong potential for long-term success.

Since 1996, the GEF has awarded more than $58 million to UAB faculty to support innovation in four areas: clinical care, medical education, laboratory research and patient-oriented research.

Clinical Care

“Screening, Evaluation and Treatment of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia”
Principal investigator: Michelle Khan, M.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Funded: $174,000

“COPD Get With It Program: Exercise Intervention to Reduce COPD Readmissions”
Principal investigator: Surya Bhatt, M.D., assistant professor of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Funded: $266,628

“Pre-Transplant Infectious Diseases Evaluation Clinic”
Principal investigator: Anoma Nellore, M.D., assistant professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine
Funded: $200,000

Laboratory Research

“Laser and Filter Upgrade for the Flow Cytrometers in CFCC at Shelby”
Principal investigator: John Mountz, M.D., professor of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine
Funded: $86,167

“A State-of-the-Art Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometer for pmol and fmol Analysis”
Principal investigator: Stephen Barnes, M.D., professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Funded: $245,344

“System and Methods for Next Generation Ultrasound Imaging”
Principal investigator: Kenneth Hoyt, Ph.D., associate professor of Radiology
Funded: $65,000

Medical Education

“Enhancement of Surgical Skill Training for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education”
Principal investigator: Brent Ponce, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Funded: $137,534

“UAB Faculty Scholars in Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care”
Principal investigator: Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Funded: $110,187

Patient Oriented

“Enhanced Body Composition and Infant Feeding Analysis for UAB Core”
Principal investigator: Barbara Gower, Ph.D., professor of Nutrition Sciences
Funded: $36,881

“Visual Brain Core-Research Resources on Visual Dysfunction and Plasticity”
Principal investigator: Kristina Visscher, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurobiology
Funded: $164,300