Grants Received

Funds totaling $1,498,517 were recently received by the School of Pharmacy, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES), the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the School of Law, the School of Education, the Rangos School of Health Sciences, the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) and the Gussin Spiritan Division.

  • Jelena Janjic, School of Pharmacy, $1,187,157, from the Department of Defense, for Neuro-Immuno Modulating Analgesic (NiMA) Nanomedicine Platform for Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy.
  • Rita Mihailescu and Jeffrey Evanseck, BSNES, $200,000, from the National Science Foundation, for APID: Conserved Regions of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19) RNA-RNA Interactions that Mediate Genome Dimerization and/or Progression Through the Viral Life Cycle.
  • Jill Dembowski, BSNES, a $10,000 Faculty Development Fund award, for Integrator Complex Function During HSV-1 Transcription.
  • Jan Janecka and Philip Auron, BSNES, a $10,000 Faculty Development Fund award, for Functional Differences in Hypoxia-Response Genes Between Snow Leopards and Other Big Cats; Ramifications for Physiology and Evolution.
  • Michael Jenson-Seaman, BSNES, $6,685, from the National Institutes of Health, Molecular Basis of Adaptation of Seminal Proteins of Humans and Other Primates.
  • Rehana Leak, School of Pharmacy, $13,675, from the American Heart Association passed through the University of Pittsburgh, for Dopamine Systems and Rehabilitation Treatments for Improving Neurorecovery among Cardiac Arrest Survivors.
  • Carl Anderson, School of Pharmacy, $40,000, from the Food and Drug Administration passed through the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, to support the research and development of educational materials.
  • Lauren Sugden, Liberal Arts, a $10,000 Faculty Development Fund award, for Decrypting the Noisy Genome: An Investigation into the Role of RNA Structure in Recent Human Evolution.
  • Luke Sheahan, Liberal Arts, $7,500, from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, for a book titled Freedoms Like a Fox: Liberalism, Pluralism, and First Amendment Rights.
  • Tiffany Sizemore, School of Law, and Dr. Tammy Hughes, School of Education, $7,500, from the E. Louis Feldman Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust, for Keeping Our Kids in School and Out of Jail: Dismantling the School-To-Prison Pipeline in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Elizabeth Vasko, Liberal Arts, and Lyndsie Ferrara, BSNES, a $1,000 Rangos Prize, for True Crime and the Justice of God.
  • Benjamin Gaddes, a psychology student, Liberal Arts, a $1,000 Rangos Prize, for Empathy in the Digital Age.
  • Hillary Vilarreal, Andrew Harrington, Adele Flaherty and Elizabeth Balskus, students in Liberal Arts, a $1,000 Rangos prize, for Simulations for Clinical Competency.
  • Laura Kerschner, Abigail Krum and Maggie Verardi, students in the Rangos School of Health Sciences, a $1,000 Rangos Prize, for Interprofessional Education for Health Sciences.
  • Amy Mattila, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Dr. Jessica Mann, CETR, and Dr. Sarah Wright, Liberal Arts, a $1,000 Rangos Prize, for CESTL Institute.
  • Aleina Smith and Samantha Backstrom, Gussin Spiritan Division, a $1,000 Rangos Prize, for From Pedagogy to Practices.