SOM Grants

Congratulations to the following researchers for obtaining extramural funding from federal, state, and/or independent sources between March 1 – April 30, 2017!

NOTE: the Office of the Dean provided the information below to The Pulse.  If there is any information that was inadvertently omitted, please contact the editor ( so a correction can be printed in the next issue of The Pulse.

National Institutes of Health – R01:

  • Carmen Canavier, Ph.D. (Cell Biology and Anatomy) “A Dynamic Diversity of Dopamine Neurons,” NIDA
  • Wayne Backes, Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) “Interactions Among P450 System Proteins and their Distribution into Endoplasmic Reticulum Microdomains,” NIGMS

National Science Foundation:

  • Fern Tsien, Ph.D. (Genetics) and Allison Augustus-Wallace, Ph.D. (Medicine)
  • Hamilton Farris, Ph.D. (Neuroscience Center of Excellence)

Educational Grants:

  • Fern Tsien, Ph.D. (Genetics), Martha Cuccia, MPH, MCHES (School of Public Health)
    • Entergy Corporation (“Science Youth Initiative: Summer Internship Program”)

Pharmaceuticals and Companies:

  • Frank Culicchia, M.D. (Neuroscience Center of Excellence)
    • CoreLink Surgical
  • Anthony DiGiorgio, D.O. (Neurosurgery)
    • Globus Medical
    • Depuy Synthes Power Tools
    • Nuvasive, Inc.
  • Agustin Garcia, M.D. (Internal Medicine)
    • Boston Biomedical, Inc.
    • Advenchen Laboratories, LLC
  • Thomas M. Reske, M.D., Ph.D. (Internal Medicine)
    • Merck & Co., Inc.