SOM Grants

Congratulations to the following researchers for obtaining extramural funding from federal, state, and/or independent sources between May 1 – June 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:

  • Song Hong, Ph.D. (Neuroscience Center of Excellence)

National Institutes of Health – Ruth L. Kirschstein Awards:

  • Elizabeth Avegno, Ph.D. (Department of Physiology)
  • Elia El Hajj (Department of Physiology)

Louisiana Board of Regents

  • Sunyoung Kim, Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry)

Louisiana LIFT Grants:

  • Shyamal Desai, Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry)
  • Hong Xin, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Pediatrics)

Foundation, Pharmaceutical, and Company Grants:

  • Paul LeLorier, M.D. (Department of Internal Medicine), St. Jude Medical, Medtronic
  • Aaron Mammoser, M.D. (Department of Neurosurgery), Orbus Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Donna Neumann, Ph.D. (Department of Pharmacology), Editas Medicine, Inc.
  • Stephanie Taylor, M.D. (Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology), Duke University, ELITech Group