Awards

 

August 2018

Arts and Sciences

Susan C. Alberts of Biology has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant award from the National Science Foundation for graduate student Matthew E. Zipple, for a project entitled "Maternal Early Life Adversity, Maternal Care, and Offspring Survival." Total funding will be $28,800 over 12 months.

Douglas Boyer of Evolutionary Anthropology has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant award from the National Science Foundation for graduate student Arianna R. Harrington, for a project entitled "Encephalic Arterial Canals and their Functional Significance." Total funding will be $27,566 over 24 months.

Peter D. Feaver of Political Science has received an award from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for a project entitled "Bradley Fellowship Program 2018-2019." Total funding will be $25,000 over 12 months.

Katherine J. Franz of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Metals, Drugs and Fungal Pathogens." Total funding will be $365,970 over 46 months.

Michael S. Gaffrey of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "NEURODEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES OF REWARD PROCESSING IN VERY EARLY EMERGING RISK FOR DEPRESSION." Total funding will be $2,607,678 over 41 months.

Robert Garlick of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Job Search, Hiring, and Matching With Two-Sided Limited Information About Workseekers' Skills." Total funding will be $299,999 over 24 months.

Sara Haravifard of Physics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "MRI: Acquisition of a Cryogen-Free Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS DynaCool)." Total funding will be $488,600 over 36 months.

Sonke Johnsen of Biology has received an award from the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization for a project entitled "The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization." Total funding will be $164,980 over 36 months.

Alexander A. Kiselev of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Regularity, blow up and mixing in fluids." Total funding will be $267,618 over 24 months.

Andrea Lanteri of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Credit Shocks and Equilibrium Dynamics in Consumer Durable Goods Markets." Total funding will be $280,000 over 36 months.

Edmund J. Malesky of Political Science has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant award from the National Science Foundation for graduate student Fengming Lu, for a project entitled "Behavioral Traits and Political Selection in Authoritarian Ruling Parties." Total funding will be $23,850 over 11 months.

David R. McClay of Biology has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Embryonic Cell Recognition: Specificity Determinants." Total funding will be $326,579 over 56 months.

Jenna A. McHenry of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Dissecting midbrain and preoptic circuits that regulate social and nonsocial emotional states." Total funding will be $742,497 over 35 months.

Ronald E. Parr of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "An Unified Learnable Roadmap for Sequential Decision Making in Relational Domains." Total funding will be $100,000 over 24 months.

Sheila Patek of Biology has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "Evolutionary Mechanics of Impulsive Biological Systems: Guiding Scalable Synthetic Design." Total funding will be $10,730 over 12 months.

Herman Pontzer of Evolutionary Anthropology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "The Cost of Living: Development & Implementation of a large Global Database of Human Metabolic Physiology." Total funding will be $68,000 over 36 months.

Thomas S. Rankin of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies has received an award from the Princess Grace Foundation - USA for a project entitled "Graduate Film Scholarship." Total funding will be $15,000 over 12 months.

David Siegel of Political Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Decreasing Actions: Integrating Theory and Data to Assess Government Policy Options." Total funding will be $250,621 over 24 months.

Anselm G. Vossen of Physics has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled "Novel Experimental Probes of QCD in SIDIS and e+e- Annihilation." Total funding will be $750,000 over 60 months.

Qiu Wang of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Probing Hyperpolarized 15N2-diazirine as A Universal Molecular Tag in MRI." Total funding will be $232,945 over 22 months.

Benjamin J. Wiley of Chemistry has received an award from the American Chemical Society for a project entitled "C-H/C-H Cross-Coupling of Aromatic Compounds with Flow-Through Nanowire Electrode." Total funding will be $25,000 over 6 months.

Michael D. Windham of Biology has received an award from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill for a project entitled "Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: The Pteridological Collections Consortium: An integrative approach to pteridophyte diversity over the last 420 million years." Total funding will be $28,670 over 12 months.

Robert L. Wolpert of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Using Precursor Information to Update Probabilistic Hazard Maps." Total funding will be $199,997 over 24 months.

Jun Yang of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "III: Small: Durability Queries in Databases." Total funding will be $497,805 over 36 months.

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In addition, Paula D. McLain of Political Science has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Administration and Centers," and Roberto E. Cabezo of Psychology & Neuroscience has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

Divinity School

Gary B. MacDonald has received an award from the In Trust Center for a project entitled "Assessment for NC congregation-INTRUST." Total funding will be $10,000 over 12 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of August 2018.

 

Nicholas School

Richard T. Di Giulio of ESP Division has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled "Duke University Program in Environmental Health." Total funding will be $140,858 over 11 months.

Martin W. Doyle of ESP Division has received an award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a project entitled "Assessing water quality impacts of dam removal: in situ and remote sensing approaches ." Total funding will be $94,938 over 60 months.

Daniel Richter, Jr. of ESP Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Human and Natural Forcings of Critical Zone Dynamics and Evolution at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory." Total funding will be $700,000 over 13 months.

Heather M. Stapleton of ESP Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "MRI: Acquisition of a GC Hybrid Orbitrap High Resolution Tandem Mass Spectrometer for Environmental Science." Total funding will be $531,713 over 36 months.

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In addition, Marco Marani of EOS Division has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled "Physically-Based Correction of Orographic Precipitation Estimates Using Inverse Modeling and Big Data Analytics." Total funding will be $135,000 over 12 months.

Ana P. Barros of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled "Quantifying and Elucidating the Physical Basis of Uncertainty in GPM Precipitation in Mountain Regions Using Multifrequency Radar Observations and Models." Total funding will be $45,000 over 12 months.

Volker Blum of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "DMREF: Collaborative Research: HybriD3: Discovery, Design, Dissemination of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Semiconductor Materials for Optoelectronic Applications." Total funding will be $99,999 over 38 months.

Mark Borsuk of CEE has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled "Mapping Spatio-Temporal Variability of Prairie Wetlands." Total funding will be $45,000 over 13 months.

Lynda Catherine Brinson of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Framework: Data: HDR: Nanocomposites to Metamaterials: A Knowledge Graph Framework." Total funding will be $2,252,971 over 60 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "PFCQC: STAQ: Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum co-design." Total funding will be $14,999,998 over 60 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "MRI: Development of a Programmable Ion-Trap Quantum Computer." Total funding will be $1,120,000 over 12 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled "Quantum-hardware focused application performance benchmarks." Total funding will be $472,117 over 48 months.

Lawrence Carin of ECE has received an award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled "Advancing Artificial Intelligence for the Naval Domain." Total funding will be $2,000,000 over 48 months.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty of ECE has received an award from the Georgia Institute of Technology for a project entitled "RTL-to-GDS Tools and Methodologies for Sequential Integration Monolithic 3D ICs." Total funding will be $723,182 over 19 months.

Ashutosh Chilkoti of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Genetically Encoded Smart Biohybrid Materials." Total funding will be $1,924,577 over 60 months.

Olivier Delaire of MEMS has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled "Supplement to DE-SC0016166: DOE Early Career Award Transfer ERKCK19: Quasiparticle Couplings in Transport of Heat, Charge, and Spin for Novel Energy Materials." Total funding will be $80,000 over 11 months.

Charles A. Gersbach of BME has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "EFRI CEE : Engineering Technologies to Determine Causal Relationships Between Chromatin Structure and Gene Regulation." Total funding will be $1,999,969 over 48 months.

Claudia Gunsch of CEE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)." Total funding will be $100,000 over 12 months.

Kristoffer Hauser of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "NRI: INT: Customizing Semi-Autonomous Nursing Robots using Human Expertise." Total funding will be $962,572 over 36 months.

Kristoffer Hauser of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "RI: Small: Exploiting the Structure of Global Optimality in Robotics." Total funding will be $348,774 over 36 months.

Tony Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for a project entitled "Developing Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer's Disease via Acoustic Exosome Separation Devices." Total funding will be $781,445 over 36 months.

Tony Jun Huang of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: High Resolution Acoustic Manipulation of Single Cells with Integrated MEMS based Phased Arrays." Total funding will be $200,000 over 36 months.

Natalia Litchinitser of ECE has received an award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled "Supersymmetry in Linear and Nonlinear Optics." Total funding will be $479,999 over 12 months.

Natalia Litchinitser of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Manipulating light-matter interactions in bulk anisotropic metamaterials." Total funding will be $315,000 over 36 months.

Xiling Shen of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Epigenomic Reprogramming in Patient Derived Models of Colorectal Cancer." Total funding will be $3,152,853 over 60 months.

Adrienne D. Stiff-Roberts of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: Design Principles for Multi-functional Polymer Dispersion Blends." Total funding will be $65,572 over 23 months.

Michael Tadross of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Interrogating dynamics of whole-brain volumes with cell type-specific pharmacology." Total funding will be $2,412,000 over 57 months.

Gregg E. Trahey of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "A Patient-Adaptive, High MI Abdominal Scanner." Total funding will be $2,341,019 over 45 months.

Gregg E. Trahey of BME has received an award from Stanford University for a project entitled "Large aperture and wideband modular ultrasound arrays for the diagnosis of liver cancer." Total funding will be $786,819 over 8 months.

Gregg E. Trahey of BME has received an award from Stanford University for a project entitled "Clutter Suppression in Echocardiography Using Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging." Total funding will be $66,925 over 44 months.

George A. Truskey of Pratt School of Engineering has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Faculty Springboard to Advance Breakthrough Science by Post-Tenure Faculty." Total funding will be $204,544 over 24 months.

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In addition, John A. Board, Jr. of ECE has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Administration and Centers."

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

Gangadhar P. Shukla has received an award from the National Institute of Financial Management for a project entitled "NIFM Financial Advisors." Total funding will be $196,493 over 3 months.

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In addition, William R. Adair has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Administration and Centers," and Kenneth A. Dodge has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

School of Law

The School of Law had no new awards to report for the month of August 2018. However, Haywood Jefferson Powell has an award that may be found under the listings for "University Interdisciplinary Centers."

 

University Administration and Centers

William R. Adair of the Dewitt Wallace Center has received an award from the Democracy Fund for a project entitled "North Carolina Fact-Checking Project." Total funding will be $50,000 over 12 months.

John A. Board, Jr. of the Office of Information Technology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "SaTC: TTP: Small: STINGAR - Deployment of highly automated, reliable, and fast cybersecurity threat response systems." Total funding will be $499,692 over 24 months.

Paula D. McClain of the Graduate School has received an award from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. for a project entitled "Horatio Alger Association - Corey Roache." Total funding will be $80,000 over 24 months.

Paula D. McClain the Graduate School has received an award from Google Inc. for a project entitled "Google LLC - Yuan Deng." Total funding will be $47,756 over 12 months.

Paula D. McClain of the Graduate School has received an award from the Atlantic Coast Conference for a project entitled "ACC - Weaver James Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship - R Blazing." Total funding will be $5,000 over 12 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Kyle J. Bradbury of the Duke University Energy Initiative has received an award from the Australia Energy Market Operator for a project entitled "Solar array identification in Adelaide, Australia." Total funding will be $14,626 over 3 months.

Roberto E. Cabeza of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Effects of Aging on Episodic Memory-Dependent Decision Making." Total funding will be $622,842 over 55 months.

Roberto E. Cabeza of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Training Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Healthy Older Adults Using Novel Lifelogging Technology." Total funding will be $441,042 over 21 months.

Gregory Daniel of the Margolis Center for Health Policy has received an award from the Food and Drug Administration for a project entitled "Cooperative Agreement to Support Regulatory Research Related to the 2018 Prescription Drug User Fee Act and the 21st Century Cures Act (U19)." Total funding will be $4,242,178 over 60 months.

Kenneth A. Dodge of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled "Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment." Total funding will be $3,378,945 over 57 months.

Marco Marani of NSOE Grants has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled "Improving TRMM Extreme Rainfall Events Estimation at the Global Scale." Total funding will be $45,000 over 12 months.

Haywood Jefferson Powell of Law Grants has received an award from the Stanton Foundation for a project entitled "National Database for Campus Freedom of Speech Issues." Total funding will be $21,400 over 12 months.

Jana Schaich Borg of SSRI Faculty has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "NSF - IGE: Enhancing Data Skills and Professional Readiness through Vertically-Integrated Interdisciplinary Data Science Capstone Projects." Total funding will be $478,443 over 36 months.