Grants Received

Funds totaling $1,060,429 were recently received by the School of Nursing, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES), the School of Pharmacy, Gumberg Library and the School of Education.

  • Kathleen Sekula, professor, School of Nursing, $496,933, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, to support the Advanced Nurse Education—Sexual Nurse Assault Examiners program. This is the second year of this three-year grant.
  • John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, BSNES, $270,000, from the National Institutes of Health, for Partnerships for Prevention: A Plan for Managing Student Stress, Anxiety and Pain Through Interactive Media.
  • Fatiha Benmokhtar, assistant professor of physics, BSNES, $20,000, from the National Science Foundation, for RUI: Studies of Parton Distributions Using Kaons at Jefferson Lab.
  • 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.
  • Charlotte Hacker, a doctoral student studying under Dr. Jan Janecka, BSNES, $20,000, from the Panthera Corporation and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, for Snow Leopard (PantheraUuncia) Prey Use and Dependence on Livestock in Qinghai, China and Implications for Conservation.
  • Jeffrey Evanseck, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, $6,000, from Gaussian, Inc., for the Center for Computational Sciences.
  • David Lapinsky, associate professor, School of Pharmacy, $26,598, to support drug target identification for the treatment of essential tremor.
  • Rehana Leak, associate professor, School of Pharmacy, $180,898, from the National Institutes of Health, for The Impact of Heat Shock Protein 70 on Lewy Body Disorders.
  • Sara Baron, university librarian, Gumberg Library, $15,000, from Arts Midwest on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), to support the NEA Big Read program.
  • Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger and Dr. Franny Serenka, School of Education, $15,000, from the U.S. Department of Education passed through Millersville University, to support the development and implementation of an inclusive postsecondary education program beginning in the fall 2019 semester.