HOUSTON Dr. N. Tony Eissa, professor of medicine in the section of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded a grant as a part of the National Institutes of Health’s Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program. BCM has been awarded about $1.3 million for the first year of the study with another $3 million expected as milestones are reached in the study.
The new initiative, led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and funded by the NIH Common Fund, offers the opportunity for researchers using pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments in a number of disease areas.
Eissa’s work will focus on exploring a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease with no current cure. TheGrant, Grant Supports