Grants Received

Funds totaling $465,673 were recently received by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES), Center for Integrative Health, Department of Sociology, Center for Pharmacy Care, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Education.

  • Dr. Phillip Palmer, BSNES, $20,000, from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, to be used for research
  • Dr. Jennifer Elliott, Center for Integrative Health, School of Pharmacy, $116,973, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, passed through the Allegheny County Health Department, for the project Live Well Allegheny: Lifting Wellness for African Americans in Allegheny County
  • Dr. Cathleen Appelt, Department of Sociology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and co-investigators Dr. Michael Irwin and Dr. Norman Conti, Department of Sociology, and Dr. Rick McCown, School of Education, $100,000, from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, passed through Goodwill, for the project A Mixed-Methods Evaluation for Continued Quality Improvement of Fatherhood FIRE Services Delivery and Outcomes for At-Risk Fathers
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bunk, Center for Pharmacy Care, $175,000, from the Allegheny County Health Department, to develop a continuing education training platform for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that addresses culturally sensitive care, medication for opioid-use disorder and stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder, overdose, disclosure, treatment and naloxone.
  • Taylor McClure and Abigail Maus, students of Dr. Michael Jensen-Seaman, Department of Biological Sciences, BSNES, $700, from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation, for the project Variation in Expression of the Relaxin Gene and Susceptibility to Preterm Birth
  • Dr. Denise Lucas, School of Nursing, $3,000, from the CVS Health Foundation, for graduate family nurse practitioner student scholarships
  • Dr. Tammy Hughes and Dr. Ara Schmitt, School of Education, $50,000, from the Allegheny Health Network (AHN), passed through Carnegie Mellon University, for the CHILL project with AHN.