- Discovery Award Program
Recently, the UTHealth Pulmonary Center of Excellence awarded 5 faculty teams at the McGovern Medical School with inaugural Discovery Awards. The awards were made possible from a partnership with The Cullen Trust for Healthcare and gifts from donors in our community. The Awards were announced at an event designed to help the teams get to know each other better and to launch these programs.
Pulmonary Center Director, Michael Blackburn, recently received a NIH R01 Research Grant for $1.5 million dollars to study novel mechanism of RNA processing in pulmonary fibrosis.
Harry Karmouty-Quintana recently received a $100,000 research grant from Genentech to study the role of BMPR in acute lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis, as well as a $40,000 research grant from the American Lung Association to study the role of alternative polyadenylation in the pathogenesis of COPD.