Awards

 

September 2019

Arts and Sciences

Matthew L. Becker of Chemistry has received an award from the University of Akron under a prime award from the Department of Defense for a project entitled “Trust in Flexible Electronic Devices and Additive Manufacturing.” Total funding will be $200,000 over 11 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 “Investigating the role of intra- and inter- talker acoustic variability on word learning in infants.” Total funding will be $183,690 over 36 months.

Staci D. Bilbo of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled “Environmental Toxins and Microglia- Synapse Interactions in Autism.” Total funding will be $933,123 over 23 months.

Gregory Britz of Documentary Studies has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled “The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives (1940-1980).” Total funding will be $184,786 over 15 months.

Arthur Champagne III of Physics has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles – Supplemental Proposal for Equipment.” Total funding will be $76,000 over 5 months.

Bruce R. Donald of Computer Science has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Administrative Supplement to Deep Topological Sampling of Protein Structures.” Total funding will be $170,613 over 23 months.

Michael C. Fitzgerald of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Global Measurements of Protein Folding Stability for Characterization of Aging and Disease.” Total funding will be $1,230,197 over 47 months.

Jeffrey R. Forbes of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Forbes NSF IPA Agreement 2019-2020.” Total funding will be $154,998 over 12 months.

Jean P. Gibert of Biology has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “From viruses to protists: temperature response of the neglected components of microbial controls on peatland nutrient cycling.” Total funding will be $2,032,103 over 36 months.

Dewey G. McCafferty of Chemistry has received an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “ Chemical Biology of Ubiquitin- and Neddylation-Protein Ligases in Neurodegeneration.” Total funding will be $414,442 over 23 months.

Shayan Mukherjee of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “HDR TRIPODS: Innovations in Data Science: Integrating Stochastic Modeling, Data Representation, and Algorithms.” Total funding will be $1,500,000 over 36 months.

Jenny Tung of Evolutionary Anthropology has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Supplement: Stress and the Genome: Testing the Impact of Social Effects on Gene Regulation.” Total funding will be $88,920 over 33 months.

Christopher Walter of Physics has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University.” Total funding will be $5,310,000 over 6 months.

Xiaowei Yang of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CNS Core: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving the Reliability of Cable Broadband Networks with Proactive Network Maintenance.” Total funding will be $347,165 over 36 months.

 

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In addition, Charmaine D. Royal of African & African American Studies and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong of Philosophy have received awards that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Divinity School

The Divinity School had no new awards to report for the month of September 2019.

 

Fuqua School of Business

The Fuqua School of Business had no new awards to report for the month of September 2019. However, Mark B. McClellan has received an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Nicholas School

Jessica H. Cothren of ESP Division has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled “Exercise, MANF, and chemical-induced neurodegeneration.” Total funding will be $193,018 over 23 months.

Patrick N. Halpin of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project entitled “Technical Assistance for Cetacean Density Model Application in Support of MMPA and ESA Compliance.” Total funding will be $143,658 over 24 months.

Patrick N. Halpin of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a project entitled “North Atlantic Right Whale abundance and density model updates.” Total funding will be $99,239 over 9 months.

David W. Johnston of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Monitoring hurricane impacts and understanding coastal ecosystem resilience using deep learning and a tip-and-cue approach to integrate satellites and drones.” Total funding will be $135,000 over 36 months.

Heather M. Stapleton of ESP Division has received a program-project grant award from the National Institutes of Health, for a program entitled “Duke Environmental Analysis Laboratory.” Total funding will be $5,000,000 over 57 months. It includes the following projects:

- a project headed by Patrick L. Ferguson, which will receive total funding of $247,512.

- a project headed by Heather M. Stapleton, which will receive total funding of $178,936.

- An additional $4,573,552 is attributed to the program. This includes funds awarded for projects outside of Duke, as well as funds not yet assigned to projects.

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Gaurav Arya of the Center for Materials Genomics has received an award from The Ohio State University under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “EFRI CEE: DNA origami tools to engineer chromatin structure and function in live cells.” Total funding will be $360,000 over 48 months.

Kenneth R. Brown of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Workshop on Research Themes in Quantum Information in the United States and Europe.” Total funding will be $38,880 over 5 months.

Arthur R. Calderbank of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CIF: Small: Improving Quantum Computing and Classical Communication using Discrete Sets of Unitary Matrices .” Total funding will be $476,456 over 36 months.

David Carlson of CEE has received an award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a project entitled “Uncovering Population-Level Cellular Relationships to Behavior via Mesoscale Networks.” Total funding will be $1,055,855 over 36 months.

Yiran Chen of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “RTML: Large: Collaborative: Harmonizing Predictive Algorithms and Mixed Signal/Precision Circuits via Computation-Data Access Exchange and Adaptive Dataflows.” Total funding will be $250,000 over 36 months.

Warren M. Grill of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a project entitled “Temporal Patterns of Spinal Cord Stimulation.” Total funding will be $1,102,801 over 36 months.

Heileen Hsu-Kim of CEE has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled “Linking Data from Laboratory and Field Investigations of Mercury Transformation, Bioaccumulation, and Remediation.” Total funding will be $75,450 over 8 months.

Yang Liu of BME has received an award from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for a project entitled “CA181292 Targeted Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) for Potent Alpha-Particle Radiotherapy of Brain Cancer.” Total funding will be $240,041 over 18 months.

Ryan A. Rickels of BME has received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled “Defining Gene Regulatory Elements Essential to Cancer Cell Viability.” Total funding will be $346,866 over 48 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for a project entitled “Learning and Explaining Information Dynamics from Overhead Imagery.” Total funding will be $989,430 over 60 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Institute of Mental Health for a project entitled “SCH: INT: Computational Tools for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.” Total funding will be $253,545 over 35 months.

Junjie Yao of BME has received an award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project entitled “High-resolution High-speed Photoacoustic and Ultrasound Imaging of Small Vessels Functions in Ischemic Stroke.” Total funding will be $2,432,513 over 60 months.

Michail Zavlanos of MEMS has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CPS: Small: Distributed Learning and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems.” Total funding will be $407,522 over 36 months.

Pei Zhong of Mechanical Engineering and Mat has received a program-project grant award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, for a program entitled “Improving Mechanistic Understanding and Treatment Efficiency of Laser Lithotripsy.” Total funding will be $623,562 over 21 months. It includes the following projects:

- a project headed by Pei Zhong, which will receive total funding of $377,478.

- a project headed by Pei Zhong, which will receive total funding of $246,084.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

Kelly D. Brownell has received an award from the Rudd Foundation for a project entitled “World Policy Center Grant.” Total funding will be $1,000,000 over 48 months.

Subhrendu Pattanayak has received an award from the International Development Research Centre for a project entitled “Powering for Climate Action through Gendered Energy Access in Myanmar.” Total funding will be $95,426 over 36 months.

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In addition, Kenneth A. Dodge and Jennifer Lansford have received awards that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

School of Law

Edward J. Blocher has received an award from the Harold Simmons Foundation for a project entitled “Duke Center for Firearms Law.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 12 months.

Haywood Jefferson Powell has received an award from the Stanton Foundation for a project entitled “Duke Law School First Amendment Clinic.” Total funding will be $70,000 over 12 months.

 

University Administration and Centers

James P. Herrera of the Lemur Center has received an award from the FACE Foundation for a project entitled “Socio-ecological networks of disease transmission in the Indian Ocean islands.” Total funding will be $9,800 over 36 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Igor Akushevich of the Biodemography of Aging Research Unit has received an award from the National Institute on Aging for a project entitled “Racial and Geographic Disparities in Risk and Survival of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Effects of Over/UnderDiagnosis and Disease Severity.” Total funding will be $3,769,408 over 56 months.

Kyle J. Bradbury of the Duke University Energy Initiative has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1: Open Knowledge Network for the Global Energy Data Commons.” Total funding will be $974,140 over 9 months.

Kyle J. Bradbury of the Duke University Energy Initiative has received an award from the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under a prime award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Multi-task learning for solar photovoltaic array detection.” Total funding will be $30,999 over 12 months.

Kenneth A. Dodge of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation for a project entitled “Stratman Project.” Total funding will be $75,000 over 12 months.

Deborah A. Hicks-Rogoff of SSRI has received an award from The Helen A. Powers Fund for a project entitled “PAGE: Partnership for Applachian Girls' Education.” Total funding will be $50,000 over 24 months.

Jennifer Lansford of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a project entitled “Dimensions of Child Adversity and Health Risk Behaviors in Young Adulthood: Neurobiological Mechanisms and Parenting Behavior in 10 Countries.” Total funding will be $67,730 over 12 months.

Mark B. McClellan of the Margolis Center for Health Policy has received an award from Mitre Corporation for a project entitled “Guiding Committee Co-Chair role for the Health Care Payment LAN.” Total funding will be $35,000 over 1 month.

Jonathan P. Phillips of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Albright Stonebridge Group for a project entitled “Future Grid Africa.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 3 months.

Amy E. Pickle of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Pew Charitable Trusts for a project entitled “PEW Coastal Habitat Report.” Total funding will be $176,334 over 12 months.

Charmaine D. Royal of the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference has received an award from the National Human Genome Research Institute for a project entitled “Implementation and Implications of Sickle Cell Trait Screening in the NCAA.” Total funding will be $2,591,396 over 45 months.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has received an award from the Chapman University under a prime award from the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust for a project entitled “Book Funding: "Free Will? Questions and Answers from Neuroscientists and Philosophers".” Total funding will be $19,048 over 13 months.