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Round 1 OVPR Revise and Resubmit Seed Grant Award Winners

In the Fall 2021 semester,  the Office of the Vice President for Research announced a special initiative pilot seed funding program to provide support for the resubmission efforts of PIs/teams who received highly favorable summary statements on prior, unfunded NIH grant proposals. The program was designed to help faculty address weaknesses and gaps in the original submissions as indicated by the reviewers. Interested faculty were asked to submit a brief proposal, including a copy of the summary statement from their previously submitted proposal. The following projects were selected for funding with an award start date of February 1, 2022.


Jun Chung, Jingfang Ju, and Young Hwa Song, Department of Pathology, and Wei Hou, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine: Chemically modified tumor suppressing micro-RNA as a novel therapeutic option for Triple Negative Breast Cancers

Sima Mofakham and Charles Mikell, Department of Neurosurgery, Petar Djuric, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chuan Huang, Department of Radiology: Modeling the latent structure of coma and consciousness

Aaron Neiman, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Mechanisms of de novo membrane assembly

Chander Sadasivan, Department of Neurosurgery, and Miriam Rafailovich, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering: A Dynamic Intrasaccular Biodegradable Polymer for Accelerated Remodeling of Cerebral Aneurysms