Grants Received [August 8, 2018]

Posted on August 8, 2018

Funds totaling $2,405,372 were recently received by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Office of Residence Life, the School of Education, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, the Restorative and Educational Justice Consortium, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES), the School of Pharmacy, the Office of the President and the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

  • Drs. Lucia Osa-Melero and Carmen Alicia Martinez, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $5,656, from the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research and the Provost’s Office, for Reading to Play, Playing to Read: Language Learning and Community Engagement.
  • Dr. Stacey Levine, professor of mathematics, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $100,003, from the National Science Foundation, for Learning Geometry for Inverse Problems in Imaging.
  • Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $12,500, from the Carl and Pat Greer Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, for Moral Injury and the Role of Community in Transformation and Homecoming for Veterans.
  • Dr. Anita Zuberi, assistant professor of sociology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $17,088, from the Russell Sage Foundation, for The Other Side of the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Landlords in Order to Improve Housing Opportunity for Low-Income Households.
  • Dr. Daniel Gittins, associate director for alcohol and drug education (DU Cares), Office of Residence Life, an $8,000 PAStop grant, from the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance, to increase awareness and provide educational opportunities about substance abuse to Duquesne students.
  • Dr. Sandra Quinones, assistant professor of instruction and leadership in education, School of Education, $7,300, from the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research and the Provost’s Office.
  • The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, $60,000, from the PNC Foundation, for a subscription to the Wharton Research Data Service and CRSP/Compustat Merged Database. Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the School of Business, will administer the award.
  • The Restorative and Educational Justice Consortium, $25,000, from the Office of the Provost, for a collaborative program that can secure for the University a unique niche in restoring the damage caused by criminal behavior, interrupting pathways that lead to criminal behavior, and improving educational opportunities and experiences for all learners. Dr. Norm Conti, associate professor of sociology, will serve as principle investigator. Dr. Rick McCown, professor of education, will serve as project director.
  • Drs. Allyson O’Donnell and Sarah Woodley, Department of Biological Sciences, BSNES, $294,387, from the National Science Foundation, for REU Site: Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Research and Community Engaged Learning Experiences for Undergraduates.
  • Dr. Fatiha Benmokhtar, assistant professor of physics, BSNES, $61,000, from the National Science Foundation, for RUI: Studies of Parton Distributions Using Kaons at Jefferson Lab.
  • Dr. Jan Janecka, assistant professor of biological sciences, BSNES, $10,000, from the Snow Leopard Conservancy, for Improving Conservation Through Science: Snow Leopard Livestock Depredation, Food Habits and Landscape Genetics.
  • Drs. Jeffrey Evanseck and Mihaela Rita Mihailescu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, BSNES, $177,552, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, for Using PNAs to Elucidate the Role of G-Quadruplex and Hairpin Structures in ALS/FTD Through a Combined Biophysical and Computational Approach.
  • Charlotte Hacker, a doctoral student in biological sciences studying under Dr. Jan Janecka, BSNES, $5,500, from the Panthera, for Snow Leopard (Panthera Unica) Prey Use and Dependence on Livestock in Quinhai, China and Its Implications for Conservation.
  • Dr. Benedict Kolber, associate professor of biological sciences, BSNES, and Dr. Kevin Tidgewell, School of Pharmacy, $413,596, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, for CNS Drug Discovery From the Ocean: Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites to Treat Comorbid Pain and Depression.
  • Dr. Rehana Leak, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, School of Pharmacy, $233,752, from the National Institutes of Health, for The Impact of Heat Shock Protein 70 on Lewy Body Disorders.
  • Dr. Rehana Leak, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, School of Pharmacy, a $12,135 National Institutes of Health subaward from the University of Pittsburgh, for Dopamine System Focused Neurorehabilitation Model for Improving Neurorecovery Among Cardiac Arrest Survivors.
  • The Office of the President, $100,000, from the Allegheny Foundation, for the First Amendment Conference. Mary Ellen Solomon, chief of staff and associate vice president for executive affairs, and Erin Karsman, appellate advocacy program coordinator and adjunct professor in the School of Law, will administer the award.
  • Dr. Regina Harbourne, assistant professor of physical therapy, Rangos School of Health Sciences, $861,903, from the Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences, for Efficacy of the START-Play Program for Infants with Neuromotor Disorders.
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