Awards

 

August 2022

Arts and Sciences

Susan C. Alberts of Biology has received an award from the University of Notre Dame under a prime award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Developing insertable cardiac monitors to assess social and environmental effects on the autonomic stress response in a nonhuman primate model of aging.” Total funding will be $70,917 over 11 months.

Kyle Beardsley of Political Science has received an award from the University of Maryland, College Park under a prime award from the Department of Defense for a project entitled “International Crisis Behavior-Escalation, Alliance Formation, and Policy Choices.” Total funding will be $158,028 over 12 months.

Elika Bergelson of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “Linguistic, Social, and Cognitive Determinants of Early Word Learning.” Total funding will be $2,436,157 over 58 months.

David W. Berger of Economics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Macroeconomic implications of economic policy in imperfectly competitive labor markets.” Total funding will be $186,904 over 36 months.

Maria Veronica Ciocanel of Mathematics has received an award from Pennsylvania State University under a prime award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “Pairing modeling and experiment to understand microtubule behavior in healthy and injured neurons.” Total funding will be $510,405 over 58 months.

Alexander Crowell of TUNL has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “High-precision neutron-induced cross-section measurements on 191,193Ir.” Total funding will be $449,972 over 36 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has received an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a project entitled “Pandemic Divide Conference.” Total funding will be $299,835 over 6 months.

Bhuwan Dhingra of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “III: Medium: Ask the Experts: Generating Question-Answer Pairs for Addressing Information Deficits about Vaccines.” Total funding will be $1,144,224 over 48 months.

Katherine J. Franz of Chemistry has received an award from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation for a project entitled “What Does This Goo Do With Cu? Discovery of a Specific Copper Binding Site in Gel-Forming Mucins.” Total funding will be $76,000 over 48 months.

Jennifer M. Groh of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “The Effect of Visual Stimuli on Sound Representation in the Macaque Inferior Colliculus.” Total funding will be $140,256 over 36 months.

Sara Haravifard of Physics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Frustration, glassiness and spin liquids: from dirty to pristine materials.” Total funding will be $267,000 over 48 months.

Amanda Hargrove of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “MRI: Acquisition of a Microscale Thermophoresis System.” Total funding will be $181,774 over 36 months.

Amy H. Herring of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Advancing Bayesian Thinking in STEM.” Total funding will be $55,101 over 24 months.

Jiyong Hong of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Development of MESH1 inhibitors to treat ferroptosis-associated neurodegeneration.” Total funding will be $427,817 over 24 months.

Sonke Johnsen of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Visual adaptations in hydrothermal vent shrimp and the role in feeding modalities and habitat selection.” Total funding will be $134,993 over 36 months.

Laura C. Kelley of Biology has received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled “Targeting invasive plasticity by inhibiting mitochondrial adaptations to matrix metalloproteinase loss.” Total funding will be $413,972 over 23 months.

Mark C. Kruse of Physics has received an award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory under a prime award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker Operations.” Total funding will be $17,571 over 4 months.

Adam S. Levine of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Four-Manifolds and Categorification.” Total funding will be $250,000 over 36 months.

Adam Mestyan of History has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled “Digital Cairo: Studying Urban Transformation through a TEI XML Database, 1828-1914.” Total funding will be $185,130 over 24 months.

Terrie E. Moffitt of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Aging in 1000 healthy midlife adults: Phase 52 of the Dunedin Study.” Total funding will be $901,709 over 57 months.

Jerome P. Reiter of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Enhancing Synthetic Data Techniques for Practical Applications.” Total funding will be $400,000 over 36 months.

Cynthia D. Rudin of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “FW-HTF-R: Interpretable Machine Learning for Human- Machine Collaboration in High Stakes Decisions in Mammography .” Total funding will be $1,800,000 over 48 months.

Gregory Samanez-Larkin of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from The University of Texas at Dallas under a prime award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging.” Total funding will be $98,445 over 57 months.

Christoph F. Schmidt of Physics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Single-molecule in vivo analysis of mechanosensitive channels in bacteria using force spectroscopy.” Total funding will be $512,676 over 36 months.

Kate Scholberg of Physics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “WoU MMA:Collaborative Research: Advancing the SuperNova Early Warning System".” Total funding will be $60,731 over 36 months.

Gustavo Silva of Biology has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Dissecting the roles of ubiquitin in translation control.” Total funding will be $122,800 over 12 months.

Lucia C. Strader of Biology has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “NIGMS administrative equipment supplement for R35 GM136338- 02.” Total funding will be $170,000 over 33 months.

Lucia C. Strader of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Meeting: Auxin 2022: Cavtat, Croatia 2-7 October 2022.” Total funding will be $22,315 over 12 months.

Shira Viel of Mathematics has received an award from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Achieving Critical Transformations in Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics (ACT UP MATH) .” Total funding will be $237,749 over 35 months.

Jason Q. Xu of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “RAISE:IHBEM: Equilibrium network formation and infectious-disease spread: bridging the divide between mathematical biology and economics.” Total funding will be $983,798 over 36 months.

Xiaowei Yang of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CNS Core:Small: Optimizing IP Anycast Performance at Scale.” Total funding will be $625,380 over 36 months.

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In addition, Edna Andrews of Slavic & Eurasian Studies has an award that may be found under the listings for University Administration & Centers, and Ranjana Khanna of English has an an award that may found under the listings for University Interdisciplinary Centers.

 

Divinity School

Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric has received an award from the Fetzer Institute for a project entitled “Research on the work of Peace and Hope for Transformation and Reconciliation in South America .” Total funding will be $75,000 over 10 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School had no new awards to report for the month of August 2022.

 

Nicholas School of the Environment

Charlotte Clark of ESP has received an award from North Carolina State University under a prime award from the Pisces Foundation for a project entitled “Supporting Environmental Education Value-Added Learning (eeVAL) through network building and activation.” Total funding will be $32,569 over 24 months.

James S. Clark of ESP has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Continent-wide forest recruitment change: the interactions between climate, habitat, and consumers.” Total funding will be $654,781 over 48 months.

James L. Hench of MSC has received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project entitled “Increasing understanding of how coral restoration affects wave attenuation.” Total funding will be $249,914 over 36 months.

Shineng Hu of ECS has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Ocean salinity's role in the interplay of intraseasonal wind bursts and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation: insights from satellite observations and coupled model simulations.” Total funding will be $456,225 over 36 months.

Dana E. Hunt of MSC has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: BoCP-Design: A multidomain microbial consortium to interrogate organic matter decomposition in a changing ocean..” Total funding will be $439,396 over 36 months.

Stuart L. Pimm of ESP has received an award from the University of Pretoria for a project entitled “Elephant Movement and Dispersal Across Southern Africa.” Total funding will be $15,108 over 7 months.

John R. Poulsen of ESP has received an award from the Nature Conservancy for a project entitled “Science Research and Government Relations Support for Gabon.” Total funding will be $77,206 over 5 months.

Robert Schick of MSC has received an award from the University of St. Andrews under a prime award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Double MOCHA: Phase II Multi-study Ocean acoustic Human effects Analysis.” Total funding will be $22,331 over 4 months.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Michael Bergin of CEE has received an award from the US Department of State for a project entitled “Implementation of a low-cost air quality sensor network in Central Asia to improve air quality through capacity building and increased public awareness.” Total funding will be $732,000 over 37 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 $100,000 over 7 months.

Volker Blum of MEMS has received an award from Molecular Simulations from First Principles for a project entitled “Support for Scientific Software Development for Electronic Structure Theory.” Total funding will be $8,043 over 5 months.

Lynda Catherine Brinson of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Disciplinary Improvements: Creating a FAIROS Materials Research Coordination Network (MaRCN) in the Materials Research Data Alliance.” Total funding will be $99,312 over 36 months.

Lynda Catherine Brinson of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “NRT-HDR: Harnessing AI for Autonomous Material Design.” Total funding will be $16,678 over 37 months.

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Investigating Mitogenic Mechanism and Therapeutic Efficacy of Adenosine Deaminase Knockout in Human and Murine Cardiomyocytes .” Total funding will be $83,018 over 23 months.

Tingjun Chen of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: CNS Core: Medium: Softwarizing Millimeter-wave Radio Access Networks (RANs) at the Edge.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a project entitled “Engineered immunotherapies neutralizing interleukin-22 binding protein.” Total funding will be $434,847 over 22 months.

Steven A. Cummer of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CEDAR: Large-scale detection of cloud-to-ionosphere electrical discharges and quantifying their effect on the ionosphere.” Total funding will be $120,000 over 36 months.

Olivier Delaire of MEMS has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Neutron scattering studies of phonon anharmonicity and coupling with spin, charge and disorder.” Total funding will be $818,986 over 36 months.

Kenneth Gall of MEMS has received an award from Ascent Bio- Nano Technologies, Inc. under a prime award from the Office of the Director for a project entitled “An acoustofluidic device for high-resolution 3D imaging and sorting of C. elegans without anesthetics.” Total funding will be $630,000 over 20 months.

Maria Gorlatova of ECE has received an award from Nanohmics Inc. under a prime award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Demonstration of Space-Qualified Environmental Evaluation Drones with Wireless Intelligent Networked Data Processing (SPEEDWINDs).” Total funding will be $50,000 over 13 months.

Warren M. Grill of BME has received an award from the University of Florida under a prime award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “Engineering the neuronal response to electrical microstimulation.” Total funding will be $210,467 over 12 months.

Claudia Gunsch of the Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “NSF Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr).” Total funding will be $3,500,000 over 60 months.

Kenneth C. Hall of MEMS has received an award from the Guide Consortium for a project entitled “Analysis of Non-Synchronous Vibrations and Other Aeromechanical Flow Instabilities Using Novel Frequency-Domain Techniques.” Total funding will be $468,941 over 48 months.

Hai Li of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CCF Core: Small: Hardware/Software Co-Design for Sustainability at the Edge.” Total funding will be $600,000 over 36 months.

Paolo Maccarini of ECE has received an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “BREEZE: New Ventricular Direct Cooling Stylet to Mitigate Secondary Brain Injury.” Total funding will be $442,750 over 24 months.

Mikhail A. Nikiforov of BME has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Regulation and Function of Very Long Chain Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Multiple Myeloma.” Total funding will be $1,560,056 over 48 months.

Mikhail A. Nikiforov of BME has received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled “GMPS-GMPR Axis Melanoma Progression and Therapy.” Total funding will be $392,357 over 12 months.

Mark L. Palmeri of BME has received an award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences under a prime award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for a project entitled “mHealth Tympanometer: A Digital Innovation to Address Preventable Childhood Hearing Loss in Low- and Middle -Income Countries.” Total funding will be $70,906 over 15 months.

Amanda Randles of BME has received an award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled “Data-Driven Approaches to Identify Biomarkers for Guiding Coronary Artery Bifurcation Lesion Interventions from Patient-Specific Hemodynamic Models.” Total funding will be $445,438 over 24 months.

Ella A. Saterbak of BME has received an award from VentureWell for a project entitled “LowCostomy: A low-cost colostomy appliance for sub-Saharan Africa ostomy patients.” Total funding will be $13,000 over 14 months.

Guglielmo Scovazzi of CEE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “High-order finite element methods for simulations of complex geometries without boundary fitted grids.” Total funding will be $382,101 over 36 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled “Atherosclerotic Risk of Branched Chain Amino Acids in a Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Model.” Total funding will be $79,279 over 24 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School had no new awards to report for the month of August 2022. However, Kelly D. Brownell, Christina Gibson-Davis, and Ann T. Skinner have new awards that may be found under the listings for University Interdisciplinary Centers.

 

School of Law

Brandon L. Garrett has received an award from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation for a project entitled “Duke University Proposal to Support the Center for Science and Justice.” Total funding will be $732,000 over 12 months.

 

University Administration & Centers

Edna Andrews of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies has received an award from the Department of Education for a project entitled “Slavic & Eurasian Language Resource Center - LRC.” Total funding will be $751,918 over 48 months.

Richard A. Biever, Jr. of OIT has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “ CICI: RSSD: Massive Internal System Traffic Research Analysis and Logging.” Total funding will be $600,000 over 36 months.

Keith P. Hurka-Owen of the Office of Research Support has received an award from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for a project entitled “2022 NCSRA Annual Meeting.” Total funding will be $3,000 over 3 months.

Charles L. Kneifel of OIT has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CC* Data Storage - Flexible Affordable Scalable Technology for Research Storage - FAST-Research Storage.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 24 months.

Leslie E. Madison of the Duke/Durham Education Collaboration has received an award from the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service for a project entitled “Duke University College Advising Corps Partner Program.” Total funding will be $392,399 over 12 months.

Trevor O. Schoonmaker of the Nasher Museum of Art has received an award from the NC Arts Council for a project entitled “NCAC Grant.” Total funding will be $7,500 over 12 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Igor Akushevich of DUPRI BARU has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Leveraging Existing Data and Analytic Methods for Health Disparities Research Related to Aging and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).” Total funding will be $100,000 over 24 months.

Kelly D. Brownell of the World Food Policy Center has received an award from the Durham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension for a project entitled “Durham County funding for Student Intern.” Total funding will be $10,000 over 3 months.

Christina Gibson-Davis of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Net Worth Poverty and Children's Development.” Total funding will be $442,750 over 24 months.

Ranjana Khanna of the Franklin Humanities Institute has received an award from the American Council of Learned Societies for a project entitled “American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellow.” Total funding will be $130,000 over 24 months.

Brian C. Murray of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from Pennsylvania State University under a prime award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a project entitled “RTOGov: An Electricity Governance Research Network for a Changing Power Grid.” Total funding will be $232,559 over 36 months.

Ann T. Skinner of the Center for Child & Family Policy has received an award from the Society for Research on Adolescence under a prime award from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled “Adolescent adjustment, well-being, and individual, peer, and family contexts during COVID-19 in 3 countries.” Total funding will be $4,200 over 18 months.

Patty Van Cappellen of SSRI has received an award from the Templeton Religion Trust for a project entitled “Building the Psychology of Compassion: Insights from Religion.” Total funding will be $233,052 over 36 months.

John W. Virdin of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. for a project entitled “Securing a Safe Space for Small-Scale Fisheries: Research on Preferential Access Areas (Inshore Exclusion Zones).” Total funding will be $41,000 over 12 months.

Erika S. Weinthal of the Franklin Humanities Institute has received an award from the North Carolina Black Alliance for a project entitled “North Carolina Black Alliance Environmental Justice.” Total funding will be $10,000 over 11 months.