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Major Grant Awards

The University of Houston recognizes all major awards of $1 million-plus. Principal investigators, multiple investigators and co-principal investigators below are recognized for all major award projects starting in 2021 in which UH is the primary lead.

GILEAD - COMPASS INITIATIVE 2021-2023, SUSTAIN COMPASS COORDINATING CENTER PHASE TWO
Samira Ali, Social Work
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
$5,000,000
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Acute Modulation of Stereotyped High Frequency Oscillations with a Closed-Loop Brain Interchange System in Drug Resistant Epilepsy
Nuri Ince, Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
$3.7M
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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
Steven Lawrence, Small Business Development Center
U.S. Small Business Administration
$2,893,237

REGENERATIVE ULTRAMICROELECTRODE ARRAYS FOR SENSORY-MOTOR SPECIFIC INTERFACING
PI/Department: Mario Romero Ortega, Biomedical Engineering
Co-PI: Joseph Francis
Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Amount: $2,792,305
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MOBILE HEALTH TO MONITOR RISK FOR COVID-19 AND IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC
Michael Zvolensky, Psychology
Co-PIs: Matthew Ward, Lorra Garey, Anka Vujanovic, Psychology
National Institute of Mental Health
$2,679,216
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STREAMLINED AND COMPREHENSIVE CIRCULATING TUMOR EXOSOME PROFILING BY MICROFLUIDIC ARRAYED NANOPLASMONIC SENSORS AND ACTUATORS
Wei-Chuan Shih, Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
$2,663,973
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SIGNALING BY BETA 1 INTEGRINS REGULATES VENTRICULAR WALL MORPHOGENESIS AND COMPACTION
Mingfu Wu, Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
$2,573,329
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EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF LYSOSOMAL CERAMIDE SIGNALING AND FUNCTION IN ARTERIAL MYOCYTES: ROLE OF KMT6 GENE
Yang Zhang, Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
$2,474,867
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MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL ASSESSMENT BATTERY
Elena Grigorenko, Psychology
Co-PIs: Michael Zvolensky, Psychology; Ioannis Pavlidis, Computer Science
U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research
$2,259,417

RESILIENT AMMOXIDATION OF SMALL HYDROCARBONS (R-ASH) USING FORCED DYNAMIC OPERATION FOR MAXIMAL FLEXIBILITY
Lars Grabow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Co-PI: Michael Harold, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
U.S. Department of Energy
$2,091,874
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EXTERNAL REVIEW LETTERS IN PROMOTION AND TENURE DECISION MAKING: VALIDITY AND FAIRNESS
Christiane Spitzmueller, Psychology
Co-PIs: Peggy Lindner, Information and Logistics Technology; Juan Madera, Hotel & Restaurant Management; Erika Henderson, Office of the Provost
National Science Foundation
$2,000,005
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TAKING TEXAS TOBACCO FREE AMONG SUBSTANCE USERS WITHIN COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTHCARE SETTINGS IN RURAL AND MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED AREAS ACROSS TEXAS
Lorraine Reitzel, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Co-PIs: Ezemenari Obasi, Virmarie Correa-Fernandez and Ann Chen, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
$1,998,572
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STEROID HORMONE DEPENDENT GENE EXPRESSION AND NEUROPLASTICITY IN THE BRAIN
Beau Alward, Psychology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,937,500
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GLOBE: TEAM TRAINING FOR YOUTH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
McClain Sampson, Social Work
Co-PIs: Sarah Narendorf, Social Work; Consuelo Arbona and Marcel de Dios, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
Health Resources and Services Administration
$1,919,766
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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: MIM: THE IMPACT OF THE FUNGAL MICROBIOME IN METAL TOLERANCE AND SOIL BIOGEOCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS
MPIs: Debora Rodrigues and Stacey Louie, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $1,574,057

MISC-IPV: A COMMUNITY BASED INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN TRAUMATIZED BY INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
PI: Carla Sharp, Psychology
Co-PIs: Julia Babcock, Psychology; Quenette Walton, Social Work; Paulina Kulesz, TIMES
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
$1,548,020
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ADVANCED HTS CONDUCTORS CUSTOMIZED FOR FUSION
Venkat Selvamanickam, Mechanical Engineering
Co-PI: Goran Majkic, Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Department of Energy
$1,500,000
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EL PROYECTO DE LA LITERATURA PUERTORRIQUEÑA /THE PUERTO RICAN LITERATURE PROJECT
Gabriela Ventura, Hispanic Studies
Co-PI: Carolina Villarroel, Arte Publico Press
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$1,346,000
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CAREER: BROADENING PARTICIPATION IN STEM: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESILIENCE EXPERIENCES AND STRATEGIES OF LATINA STEM MAJORS IN HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS
Elsa Gonzalez, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
National Science Foundation
$1,263,472
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ALIPHATIC EFFECTS IN TRANSITION METAL CATALYSIS
Bradley Carrow, Chemistry
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,156,329

OBESITY HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH PRIDE PROGRAM (OHD PRIDE)
MPIs: Marino Bruce, Behavioral and Social Sciences; Bettina Beech, Population Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
$1,028,191

HELPING EVERYONE ACHIEVE A LIFETIME OF HEALTH - FUTURE ADDICTION SCIENTIST TRAINING
Ezemenari Obasi and Lorraine Reitzel, Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences
National Institute on Drug Abuse
$1,011,631

ENHANCED READING INTERVENTION AND HEALTH LITERACY CURRICULUM
Jack Fletcher, Psychology
Anonymous
$1,000,000
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Samira Ali