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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011, 11:03 AM

The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded:

Mark D. Abkowitz, Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $50,000 by the Department of Transportation for “Spatial Analysis of Safety and Security Vulnerability During Transport of Hazardous Materials.” James P. Dobbins is co-principal investigator.

Michael L. Alles, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $50,000 by the Department of Defense for “Study of Total Ionizing Dose Radiation Effects in 45 and 32 nm SOI CMOS Technology.”

Brian O. Bachmann, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $369,324 by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “New Methodologies for Accelerating Natural Product Discovery.” John A. McLean is co-principal investigator.

Prodyot K. Basu, Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $99,103 by the Department of Defense for “Modeling and Simulation of New Generation Armor Panels Under Blast Loading.”

Seth R. Bordenstein, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $240,713 by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Molecular Evolution and Life Cycle of Wolbachia Bacteriophage.”

Erik W. Carter, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $2,193,938 by the Department of Education for “Peer Support and Peer Network Interventions to Improve Peer Relationships and School Engagement.”

Xiu C. Cravens, Leadership, Policy and Organizations, has received an award in the amount of $223,706 by the Institute for International Education, Incorporated for “Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2011-12.”

Benoit Dawant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $578,913 by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for “Computer-assisted Functional Neurosurgery.” Adam Anderson, Pierre-Francois D’Haese, Prashanth Dumpuri, John M. Fitzpatrick, Bennett A. Landman and Michael I. Miga are co-principal investigators.

Lynn S. Fuchs, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $369,047 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Preventing and Understanding Math Disability.” Donald L. Compton and Douglas H. Fuchs are co-principal investigators.

Isabel Gauthier, Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $374,249 by the National Eye Institute for “The Role of Expertise in Object Perception.”

Teresa A. Goddu, English, has received an award in the amount of $145,700 by the Mellon Foundation for “The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World.” Richard J.M. Blackett and Jane L. Landers are co-principal investigators.

Stephen E. Graham, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $199,610 by the Department of Education for “Leadership Preparation Program in LD: Scientifically-based Academic Practices, Cultural Diversity and the General Education Curriculum.” Donald L. Compton, Douglas H. Fuchs, Lynn S. Fuchs and Karen R. Harris are co-principal investigators.

Todd R. Graham, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $319,119 by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Drs2p Function in Clathrin-coated Vesicle Budding.” Paramasivam Natarajan is co-principal investigator.

Guilherme A.R. Gualda, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $82,930 for “Collaborative Research: Eruptive Potential of Silicic Magmas: Thermodynamic and Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Implications to the Evolution of Selected Natural Systems.” Calvin F. Miller is co-principal investigator.

Scott A. Guelcher, Chemical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $115,020 by the Department of Defense for “Reconstruction and Regeneration of the Craniofacial Complex.”

Eva M. Harth, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $187,321 by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for “Multifunctional Well-defined Polyester Particles in any Nanoscopic Size: Utilization and Investigation of Their Properties.”

Michael S. Hutson, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $200,000 by the National Center for Research Resources for “A Clinically Practical Laser System for Neurosurgery.” John A. Kozub is co-principal investigator.

Carl H. Johnson, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $195,000 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for “Analysis of Mammalian Circadian Mechanism with Cell-permeant Clock Proteins.” Hugo M. Borsetti is co-principal investigator.

Ann P. Kaiser, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $27,000 by the East Tennessee State University for “ETSU Coding Fund.”

Daniel L. Kaplan, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $182,881 by the American Cancer Society for “Kinase Regulation of the Eukaryotic Replication Fork Helicase.”

Gabor Karsai, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $45,000 by the Department of Defense for “Resilient Architectures for Integrated C2 in a Contested Cyber Environment.”

Barbara J. McClure, Divinity School, has received an award in the amount of $38,228 by the Louisville Institute for “Rethinking Feelings: Understanding the Complexities of Emotion and the Implications for Pastoral Care and Counseling.”

Douglas McMahon, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $353,101 by the National Eye Institute for “Mechanisms of Retinal Synaptic Plasticity.”

Jens Meiler, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $26,374 by the National Institute on Mental Health for “NRSA: Membrane Transporter Dynamic Conformational Changes Determined by EPR Spectroscopy and Computational Techniques for Nathan Alexander.”

Velma McBride Murry, has received an award in the amount of $571,408 by the National Institute on Mental Health for “Computer-based HIV Prevention Program for Rural African American Youth.”

Sokrates T. Pantelides, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $117,996 by the National Science Foundation for “The Oxidation of Silicon Carbide and Structure-defects-mobility Relations.” Leonard C. Feldman and Blair R. Tuttle are co-principal investigators.

Evelyn J. Patterson, Sociology, has received an award in the amount of $31,999 by the American Statistical Association for “Strategies to Zero Prison Population Growth.”

Kimberly J. Paulsen, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $100,000 by the Department of Education for “Restructuring the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program at Peabody College.”

Robert W. Pitz, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $311,342 by the National Science Foundation for “Molecular Transport and Kinetics in Hydrogen-fueled Cellular and Non-cellular Flames.”

Hui-Xin Qi, Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $334,180 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Cortical Reorganization and Behavioral Recovery After Sensory Loss.” Jon H. Kaas is co-principal investigator.

Robert A. Reed, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $130,000 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for “Investigation of Radiation Effects in Advanced Electronic Devices.” Jeffrey D. Black, Marcus H. Mendenhall, Ronald D. Schrimpf and Robert A. Weller are co-principal investigators.

Jeffrey D. Schall, Psychology, has received two awards in the amount of $329,320 and $166,184 by the National Eye Institute for “Core Grant in Vision Research.” Jon H. Kaas, Rene Marois, Anna W. Roe and Frank Tong are co-principal investigators.

Ronald D. Schrimpf, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $100,000 by the Department of Defense for “Reliability Issues in Compound Semiconductor Devices.” Schrimpf also received an award in the amount of $111,280 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for “Support to Brown University for DTRA Rate Prediction and Development.” Bharat L. Bhuva, Robert A. Reed and Robert A. Weller are co-principal investigators.

Mitchell A. Seligson, Political Science, has received an award in the amount of $78,053 by the Department of Defense for “To Enable LAPOP to Develop a Series of Questions for Potential Inclusion in the 2012 Round of the AmericasBarometer that Will Fill in Information Gaps Related to the Role of the United States and the Role of the Military.” Abby B. Cordova and Maria F. Boidi are co-principal investigators.

Melissa P. Smith, Office of the Provost, has received an award in the amount of $35,906 by the Institute for International Education, Incorporated for “Fulbright Gateway Orientation at Vanderbilt.”

Keivan G. Stassun, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $93,932 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for “Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor.”

Gerald J. Stubbs, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $165,000 by the National Science Foundation for “Structure, Assembly and Molecular Interactions of Filamentous Plant Viruses.”

Gary A. Sulikowski, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $265,128 by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant.” Brian O. Bachmann, Darryl J. Bornhop and David E. Cliffel are co-principal investigators. Sulikowski also received an award in the amount of $81,650 by the National Science Foundation for “Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemical Biology.” Michelle M. Sulikowski is co-principal investigator.

Hak-Joon Sung, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $26,428 by REVA Medical for “Exploratory Study of Polymer Activation of Monocytes and MNGCs and Phagocytosis.”

Kalman Varga, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $101,837 by the National Science Foundation for “Time-dependent Quantum Simulation of Nanodevices.”

Don Greg Walker, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $150,790 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for “Specificity and Response of the Photoluminescence of Irradiated Nanophosphors.” Bridget R. Rogers is co-principal investigator.

Robert J. Webster III, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $174,803 by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for “Reaching Inaccessible Anatomy Percutaneously via Multi-lumen Steerable Needles.”

Bahr H. Weiss, Psychology and Human Development, has received an award in the amount of $51,732 by the John E. Fogarty International Center for “Somatization and Treatment in Vietnamese Youth.”

Ruth A. Wolery, Peabody Dean’s Office, has received an award in the amount of $250,000 by the Tennessee Department of Education for “Early Intervention Services to Infants and Toddlers, Birth to 3 Years with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families.”

Yaqiong Xu, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER: Nanoscale Electrical and Mechanical Interactions in DNA-Carbon Nanotube Nanobiohybrids.”

Dechao Zheng, Mathematics, has received an award in the amount of $35,000 by the Simons Foundation for “Operator Theory and Function Theory on the Bergman Spaces.”

Contact: Pat Nelson (615) 322-3829
pat.nelson@vanderbilt.edu

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