Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH

The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases has awarded Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Transplant Institute and Division of Transplantation, a five-year R01 grant amounting to approximately $3.2 million.

The grant will fund her project “Promoting Increases in Living Organ donation via Tele-navigation.”

In 2017, Locke was awarded her first R01 grant from the NIDDK for her research “CKD Risk Prediction among Obese Living Kidney Donors.” The roughly $3.3 million, five-year award will conclude in 2022.

Last year, Locke received her second R01 grant, funded by the NIH, NIDDK, and United States Department of Health and Human Services. The grant supports her project “Genetic, Environmental & Histologic Basis for Kidney Disease Risk among Persons Living with HIV” across five years.

In all, her three R01 grants have totaled more than $10.5 million.

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