2014 Awardees

For the first round of grants in 2014, with a starting date of January 1, 2015, 25 applications from across the UTHSC campus covering T1 to T3 research were received, and 6 were funded with awards totaling $350,000. For those not funded, summary statements are provided, as well as offers for assistance in preparing a revised application for the next round.

2014 iRISE PTCS Projects Awarded
PI Colleges, Departments, Divisions Involved Title Human Disease Relevance Health Equity Relevance Multi-disciplinary Team Trainee / Jr. Faculty Involvement Award Amount / Period
Jonathan Jaggar, PhD College of Medicine (CoM): Depts of Physiology and Neurosurgery “Regulation of Human Cerebral Artery Contractility” Stroke Yes Yes Yes $90,000 for 1 year
Amali Samarasinghe, PhD CoM: Dept of Peds: Gastroenterology, Allergy/Immunology, Infectious Diseases “VIP Is a Regulator of Eosinophil Degranulation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis” Eosinophilic Esophagitis No Yes Yes $29,425 for 1 year
Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA CoM: Dept of Medicine: Cancer Research Center, Center for Cancer Drug Discovery; Dept of Urology; College of Pharmacy: Dept of Pharm Sciences “Preclinical Development of a Small Molecule Modulator of Paxillin as a Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer” Prostate Cancer Yes Yes Yes $90,000 for 1 year
Detlef Heck, PhD CoM: Dept of Medicine: Neurology; Dept of Pediatrics: Neurology and Neuroscience Institute “Respiratory Influence on Brain Function in Mice and Humans” Epilepsy Yes Yes Yes $50,000 for 1 year
Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L College of Health Professions: Dept of Occupational Therapy CoM: Dept of Pediatrics “Early STEPS Pilot Program (Screening for Therapy and Empowering Parents” Autism Spectrum Disorder Yes Yes Yes $10,779 for 1 year
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