Awards

 

September 2021

Arts and Sciences

Larry R. Baugh of Biology has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Genetic and Genomic Analysis of Starvation Resistance in C. elegans.” Total funding will be $1,216,211 over 45 months.

Matthew L. Becker of Chemistry has received an award from The Ohio State University under a prime award from the Osteo Science Foundation for a project entitled “Tethered Ligands for Craniofacial Bone Tissue Engineering.” funding will be $55,000 over 24 months.

David Beratan of Chemistry has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Dexter Energy Transfer: Pathways, Mechanisms, and Kinetics.” Total funding will be $540,000 over 35 months.

Emily S. Bernhardt of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “DISES RCN: SWISLR - Saltwater Intrusion and Sea Level Rise in rural landscapes: Assessing Risk and Identifying Mitigation and Adaptation Options for Rural Coastal Plain Communities.” Total funding will be $499,661 over 36 months.

Emily S. Bernhardt of Biology has received an award from the Army Corps of Engineers for a project entitled “Ecosystem Function Model Analysis on the Roanoke River.” Total funding will be $149,821 over 12 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 “The Role of Wealth in the Social Determinants of Health Disparities.” Total funding will be $498,795 over 12 months.

Erica Field of Dev Lab has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “Training Leaders to Prevent and Reduce Domestic Violence in Their Communities: Experimental Evidence From Peru.” Total funding will be $585,640 over 47 months.

Haiyan Gao of Physics has received an award from Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for a project entitled “Graduate Fellowships at the Jefferson Lab - Andrew Smith.” Total funding will be $11,000 over 8 months.

Steve Haase of Biology has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project entitled “An Adaptive Pipeline from Scientific Data to Models.” Total funding will be $297,461 over 9 months.

Sargis Karapetyan of Biology has received an award from Mississippi State University under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative: RoL: Molecular Patterns and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Redox Sensing and Signaling Networks .” Total funding will be $64,611 over 48 months.

James W. Moody of Sociology has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “Economic security and health disparity in COVID-19: A computational modeling approach..” Total funding will be $291,425 over 23 months.

James W. Roberts of Economics has received an award from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for a project entitled “Joint Ventures in Dialysis Care: Improving Coordination or Enabling Market Power?” Total funding will be $47,657 over 24 months.

Cynthia D. Rudin of Computer Science has received an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a project entitled “A machine learning approach to understanding the impact of cannabis on the HIV latent reservoir .” Total funding will be $2,284,375 over 57 months.

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato of Economics has received an award from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for a project entitled “Do Changes in the Cost of Investing Abroad Affect Domestic Investment?” Total funding will be $17,602 over 12 months.

Victoria E. Szabo of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies has received an award from Johnson C. Smith University under a prime award from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for a project entitled “A Virtual Sense of Place - African American Urbanism.” Total funding will be $54,000 over 18 months.

Jenny Tung of Evolutionary Anthropology has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Gene regulation and social relationships across the life course in a nonhuman primate model.” Total funding will be $2,647,922 over 56 months.

Qiu Wang of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “New Methods for the Synthesis and Study of Bioactive Nitrogen- Containing Molecules .” Total funding will be $324,714 over 48 months.

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In addition, Paula D. McClain of Political Science has a new award that may be found under the listings for “University Administration & Centers.”

 

Divinity School

David L. Odom has received an award from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. for a project entitled “Practicing Our Faith Web Site.” Total funding will be $20,000 over 13 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for month of September 2021.

 

Nicholas School

Patrick N. Halpin of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Tethys Research Institute under a prime award from the Office of Naval Research for a project entitled “Survey data analysis for selected Mediterranean marine mammals / sea turtle species for Tethys Research Institute.” Total funding will be $9,976 over 4 months.

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In addition, Martin W. Doyle of ESP Division has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Nenad Bursac of BME has received an award from the Jain Foundation for a project entitled “Development of 3-dimensional human skeletal muscle tissue models of MD Type 2B.” Total funding will be $213,870 over 12 months.

Yiran Chen of ECE has received an award from the Air Force Research Laboratory for a project entitled “Operating at the intersection of Out-of-distribution detection and adversarial machine learning.” Total funding will be $170,000 over 24 months.

Joel Collier of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project entitled “Sublingual Supramolecular Vaccines and Immunotherapies.” Total funding will be $2,286,313 over 59 months.

Roarke W. Horstmeyer of BME has received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a project entitled “Rapid measurement of prefrontal cortical activity using parallelized diffuse correlation spectroscopy.” Total funding will be $699,028 over 36 months.

Tony Jun Huang of MEMS a has received an award from the University of California - Los Angeles under a prime award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for a project entitled “Saliva-based AFS Separation of SARS-CoV-2 for Earliest and Concurrent Detection of Viral RNA, Viral Load and Host Antibody.” Total funding will be $283,033 over 15 months.

Mark L. Palmeri of BME has received an award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled “Deep Learning Image Enhancement for Point of Care Ultrasound.” Total funding will be $37,439 over 48 months.

George A. Truskey of BME has received an award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for a project entitled “Microphysiology Systems Database submission for Microphysiological Models of Muscle and Vascular Disease.” Total funding will be $73,266 over 10 months.

Jonathan Viventi of BME has received an award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for a project entitled “A Wireless µECoG Prosthesis for Speech.” Total funding will be $2,957,755 over 59 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

Nicholas W. Carnes has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “2021 Waterman Award.” Total funding will be $1,000,000 over 59 months.

 

School of Law

Arti K. Rai has received an award from the Department of Commerce for a project entitled “Arti Rai IPA.” Total funding will be $44,631 over 1 month.

Lee A. Reiners has received an award from the Environmental Defense Fund for a project entitled “International Climate Finance: Landscape Review.” Total funding will be $30,000 over 6 months.

 

University Administration & Centers

Leslie E. Madison of the Duke/Durham Education Collaboration has received an award from Jumpstart for Young Children for a project entitled “Jumpstart for Young People.” Total funding will be $70,413 over 12 months.

Paula D. McClain of the Graduate School has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.” Total funding will be $4,086,049 over 59 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.

Brian Valentyn of Duke Performances has received an award from the NC Arts Council for a project entitled “Organization Support Grant 21-22.” Total funding will be $7,500 over 12 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Gale A. Boyd of SSRI has received an award from the Natural Resources Canada for a project entitled “NR CANADA.” Total funding will be $119,481 over 31 months.

Martin W. Doyle of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Water Resources Research Institute under a prime award from the U.S. Geological Survey for a project entitled “Research and Development toward a linked data system and foundational knowledge network for the Internet of Water..” Total funding will be $73,487 over 9 months.

Patricia T. Garrett-Peters of SSRI has received an award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for a project entitled “Early Life Adversity and the Developmental Programming of Early Childhood Telomere Biology: A Longitudinal Study of Developmental Context and Behavioral Mediators.” Total funding will be $484,572 over 58 months.

Lydia P. Olander of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the US Forest Service for a project entitled “Ecosystem Service Conceptual Models in Forest Service Applications.” Total funding will be $70,000 over 60 months.

Svetlana V. Oukraintseva of BARU has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Leveraging population-based human data to uncover mechanisms connecting Alzheimer's disease and common infections and facilitate vaccines repurposing for AD prevention.” Total funding will be $3,065,046 over 57 months.

Lauren Patterson of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Water Resources Research Institute under a prime award from the U.S. Geological Survey for a project entitled “Enabling Rural Water Utilities to Create, Transfer Information, and Use Digital Service Area Boundaries.” Total funding will be $119,925 over 12 months.

Lauren Patterson of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Water Resources Research Institute for a project entitled “Enabling Rural Water Utilities to Create, Transfer Information, and Use Digital Service Area Boundaries.” Total funding will be $42,987 over 17 months.

Jessica S. Smokoski of SSRI has received an award from the Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education for a project entitled “Advancing Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education.” Total funding will be $64,437 over 32 months.