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    Awards for June

  • Philip N. Benfey of Biology has received an award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for a project entitled “Characterizing gene regulatory network dynamics controlling asymmetric cell division.” Total funding will be $115,705 over 24 months.

    Bruce Caldwell of Economics has received an award from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation for a project entitled “Center for the History of Political Economy .” Total funding will be $250,000 over 24 months.

    Stephen L. Craig of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Covalent Polymer Mechanochemistry.” Total funding will be $522,553 over 36 months.

    Ahmad R. Hariri of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Neural signatures of healthy and unhealthy aging.” Total funding will be $6,700,822 over 57 months.

    Sonke Johnsen of Biology has received an award from Nova Southeastern University for a project entitled “Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos II.” Total funding will be $20,972 over 12 months.

    Mark C. Kruse of Physics has received an award from Brookhaven National Labs for a project entitled “US Atlas Research Program in TRT Subsystem.” Total funding will be $6,450 over 15 months.

    Jie Liu of Chemistry has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled “Development of a Bench-top Gas Analysis System for the Study of Plasmonically-enhanced UV Photocatalysis of Molecules.” Total funding will be $91,092 over 12 months.

    Jianfeng Lu of Mathematics has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics.” Total funding will be $420,000 over 60 months.

    Mohamed A. Noor of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “EAGER: Test for local adaptation of recombination rate.” Total funding will be $149,748 over 24 months.

    Qiu Wang of Chemistry has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Harnessing nitrogen-heteroatom bonds for unsaturated carbon-carbon bond difunctionalization.” Total funding will be $390,000 over 60 months.

    Qiu Wang of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Developing small-molecule probes of protein arginine methyltransferases.” Total funding will be $367,494 over 24 months.

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    In addition, Martha P. Sheppard of Psychology & Neuroscience has received an award that may be found under the listings for "University Administration & Centers Centers," and Staci D. Bilbo of Psychology & Neuroscience has received an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

     

  • The Divinity School had no new awards to report for June 2015. 

  • The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for June 2015.

  • Richard T. Di Giulio of ESP Division has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled “Superfund Research Center (P42 ES010356).” Total funding will be $7,000 over 10 months.

    Daniel C. Dunn of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Pew Charitable Trusts for a project entitled “Seabed mining Mid-Atlantic ridge GIS analysis.” Total funding will be $5,000 over 2 months.

    Patrick N. Halpin of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Northeast Regional Ocean Council for a project entitled “Characterizing marine life for spatial planning in the North East Region of the United States.” Total funding will be $11,000 over 1 month.

    Dalia Patino Echeverri of ESP Division has received an award from the Western Research Institute for a project entitled “The Impact of Advanced Power Generation Systems, Coal Upgrading Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Capture and Reuse on Life Cycle GHG Emissions of Wyoming PRB Coal Exports to Asia.” Total funding will be $16,906 over 4 months.

    Daniel Rittschof of the Marine Lab has received an award from NC Sea Grant for a project entitled “Effects of Environment on Blue Crab Size: A Reciprocal Transplant Study.” Total funding will be $4,933 over 7 months.

    Drew Shindell of EOS Division has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Continued Development of the NASA GISS composition- climate model and analysis of inhomogeneous forcing and climate response.” Total funding will be $585,316 over 36 months.

    Drew Shindell of EOS Division has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Top down and bottom up influences of solar forcing on climate in an integrated chemistry climate atmosphere ocean model driven by SORCE.” Total funding will be $191,451 over 36 months.

    Avner Vengosh of EOS Division has received an award from the Southern Environmental Law Center for a project entitled “Southern Environmental Law Center NC-TN.” Total funding will be $60,000 over 12 months.

    Avner Vengosh of EOS Division has received an award from the Natural Resources Defense Council for a project entitled “Chemical Characterization of Oil and Gas Spill Water in North Dakota.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 5 months.

     

  • Volker Blum of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: ELSI-Infrastructure for Scalable Electronic Structure Theory.” Total funding will be $1,358,608 over 48 months.

    Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Translational studies of GAA deficiency in bioengineered human muscle.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 38 months.

    Lawrence Carin of ECE has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Workshop: Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data.” Total funding will be $20,000 over 6 months.

    Aaron Franklin of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Engineering Atomic Layer Deposited Contact Interfaces to Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Improved Scaled Transistor Performance.” Total funding will be $358,086 over 36 months.

    Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from the Hartwell Foundation for a project entitled “CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing in mouse models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 24 months.

    Claudia Gunsch of CEE has received an award from Research Triangle Institute International for a project entitled “Exploring The Interface Between Genomics, Transcriptomics and Metabolomics for Environmental, Agricultural and Health Applications.” Total funding will be $77,983 over 12 months.

    Brian P. Mann of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Tailoring Energy Flow in Magnetic Oscillators Arrays.” Total funding will be $10,000 over 11 months.

    Piotr E. Marszalek of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Vectorial Folding of Large, Multidomain Proteins.” Total funding will be $755,643 over 36 months.

    David Mitzi of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Defect Engineering in Zinc-Blende-Type Absorbers.” Total funding will be $299,800 over 36 months.

    Mark L. Palmeri of BME has received an award from Kitware Inc. for a project entitled “Prostate Cancer Assessment and Treatment Guidance Via Integrated 3D ARFI Elasticity Imaging and Multi-Parametric MRI.” Total funding will be $74,993 over 12 months.

    Henry Pfister of ECE has received an award from Texas A&M University for a project entitled “CIF:Small: Design and Analysis of Spatially-Coupled Coding Systems.” Total funding will be $149,736 over 14 months.

    Henry Pfister of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Design and Analysis of Novel Compressed Sensing Algorithms via Connections with Coding Theory.” Total funding will be $118,694 over 3 months.

    Henry Pfister of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Request for Support for U.S. Participants of the 2015 Workshop on Sensing and Analysis of High-Demensional Data.” Total funding will be $15,000 over 9 months.

     

  • The Sanford School of Public Policy had no new awards to report for the month of June 2015.

  • The School of Law had no new awards to report for the month of June 2015.

  • Martha P. Sheppard of the Talent Identification Program has received an award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for a project entitled “Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Outreach Grant Year 11.” Total funding will be $77,109 over 12 months.

    Luo Zhou of Duke University Libraries has received an award from the Council on East Asian Libraries for a project entitled “The Memory Project.” Total funding will be $40,000 over 24 months.

  • Staci D. Bilbo of SSRI – Psychology & Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Neural-Glial Interactions and Opioid Abuse: Modulation by Early-Life Experience.” Total funding will be $97,295 over 31 months.

    Christina Christopoulos of Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Alamance County for a project entitled “Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program.” Total funding will be $20,012 over 3 months.

    Charla N. Lawrence of Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Book Harvest for a project entitled “Book Babies.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 24 months.

    Jonas J. Monast of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Energy Foundation for a project entitled “Southeast Energy and Environmental Leadership Forum 2015.” Total funding will be $400,000 over 12 months.

    Lydia P. Olander of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Environmental Defense Fund for a project entitled “Nitrogen Use Efficiency Assessment.” Total funding will be $30,000 over 7 months.

    Jeffrey T. Quinn of Child & Family Policy has received an award from North Carolina Central University for a project entitled “North Carolina Central University Campus Coalition Evaluation.” Total funding will be $18,583 over 7 months.

    Mary K. Rosanbalm of Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Department of Education for a project entitled “Effects of the Incredible Years Classroom and Teacher Combined Interventions on Preschool Children's Self-Regulation and Academic Achievement.” Total funding will be $3,410,482 over 48 months.

     

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