Grants Received [August 16, 2017]

Posted on August 16, 2017

Funds totaling $1,054,238 were recently received by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES); the School of Nursing; the School of Pharmacy; the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts; and the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

  • Dr. Sarah Woodley, associate professor of biological sciences, BSNES, $10,300, from the Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation, for Antimicrobial Properties of Skin Secretions from Lungless Salamanders.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Evanseck, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, BSNES, $6,000, from Gaussian, Inc., for the Center for Computational Sciences.
  • Dr. Melissa Kalarchian, associate dean for research, School of Nursing, $64,453, from the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, for Psychosocial Issues and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Dr. Khalid Kamal, associate professor of pharmacy administration, and Dr. Jordan Covvey, assistant professor of pharmacy administration, School of Pharmacy, $56,500, from Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, for A Systematic Literature Review of Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care: Examining Patient-and Physician-related Barriers and Facilitators.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cochran, associate professor of theology, and Dr. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $50,000, from the Wabash Center, for Structured Supports for Forming Teachers of Theology: Conception, Design and Assessment.
  • Dr. Regina Harbourne, assistant professor of physical therapy, Rangos School of Health Sciences, $854,980, from the Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, for Efficacy of the START-Play Program for Infants with Neuromotor Disorders.
  • Dr. Gregory Marchetti, associate professor of physical therapy, Rangos School of Health Sciences, $12,005, from the U.S. Army, passed through the University of Pittsburgh, for Effectiveness of a Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) Tool for Identifying mTBI and Tracking Recovery in Military Personnel.

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