This revision rescinds the award in accordance with the email and follow-up letter sent to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Duong and the Business Official, Mr.Green on 6/30/15. The budget period and project period of the grant will end on 7/2/15.
The project title was “MRI of Methylene Blue and Ischemic Stroke;” Mr. Green is Chris Green, Director of the Office of Special Programs at UTHSCSA.
Unfortunately, that’s basically all we know – we don’t know why the grant was rescinded, nor how often this happens, although we understand this is an unusual occurrence. The grant’s identifying number — R01NS083860 – no longer appears in the NIH’s grant database, RePORTER. So it’s difficult to know how many other grants have been awarded then rescinded in the past, leaving no traces online.
We asked the NIH for more information, and got this statement in return:
NIH does not discuss details of the decision making process regarding specific grant awards.
According to RePORTER, Duong is a principal investigator on three other active grants, funded by the National Eye Institute and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
We contacted the UTHSCSA, and received this statement in response:
The Health Science Center respects the National Institutes of Health’s funding determination in this matter. We do not have any additional comments.
We’ve reached out to Duong, and will update with any information they can provide.
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