Funds totaling $548,122 were recently received by the President’s Office, the School of Education, the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Biomedical Engineering Program, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES), and the School of Pharmacy.
- President’s Office, $150,000, from The Pittsburgh 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 law professor, will administer the award.
- Dr. Temple Lovelace, associate professor of special education, School of Education, $250,000, from the Heinz Endowments, for Girlhood Rising, a social justice, leadership training and advocacy initiative for middle school girls.
- Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, $5,000, from Staunton Farms Foundation, for Moral Injury and the Role of Community in Transformation and Homecoming for Veterans.
- Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Biomedical Engineering Program, $10,600, from the Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation, for Development of a High-Throughput Microfluidic Platform for Isolating and Culturing Low Abundance Bacterial Species from Gut Samples.
- SBDC, $116,873, from the Small Business Administration, passed through the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the SBDC, will administer the award.
- Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences, $649, from the National Aviary, for Using DNA Metabarcoding to Investigate Dietary Shifts in Neotropical Migratory Songbirds in Breeding and Wintering Habitats.
- Dr. Benedict Kolber, research and education coordinator for the Chronic Pain Research Consortium, BSNES, and Dr. Kevin Tidgewell, associate pharmacy professor, School of Pharmacy, $15,000, from the International Association for the Study of Pain, for Using Ethnopharmacological Knowledge from Cameroon to Develop Novel Sigma 2 Receptor Agonists for Pain Treatment.