Feb. 1, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 5




UTHSC faculty members awarded HHMI grants

Dr. Robert Clark, program director for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Resources Program and chairman of the department of medicine at the Health Science Center, announced recently that the HHMI Research Resources Program funded seven grant proposals totaling $217,400. The awardees are listed below.

Dr. Yidong Bai, cellular and structural biology
New faculty start-up grant, $50,000

Dr. Sang Eun Lee, molecular medicine/IBT
New faculty start-up grant, $50,000

Dr. Kenneth M. Izumi, microbiology
New faculty start-up grant, $50,000

Dr. Robert A. Marciniak, medicine/oncology
New faculty start-up grant, $50,000

Dr. D. Mitchell Magee, microbiology
Pilot research grant, $12,500

Dr. Patricia Camacho, physiology
Enrichment grant, $4,500

Dr. Bettie Sue Masters, biochemistry
Enrichment grant, $400

The HHMI grant program consists of three categories. They are:

  1. New faculty start-up — Designed to support recruitment and development of new faculty.
  2. Pilot research — Designed to provide initial seed money to support innovative, high quality research projects in their early phases.
  3. Enrichment — Designed to contribute to the overall scientific environment through support for visiting scientists, conference programs, mini-sabbaticals and training activities.

The next deadline for grant proposals is April 1, 2002. For more information on the HHMI grant program, contact Adele Miller at ext. 7-4807 or by e-mail at millerp@uthscsa.edu.

Information also is available on the UTHSC Web site at www.uthscsa.edu/IEP/faculty/ hughes.html.