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Grant-in-Aid: Fall 2014 Awards

Name(s) Department(s) Description
Abdi, Cawo Sociology Muslim Refugee Schooling in the Era of School Choice: Ethnocentric Charter Schools in Minnesota
Becker, Dennis Forest Resources In-Woods Biomass Drying to Increase Energy Value and Reduce Air Emissions
Binstadt, Bryce Pediatrics Rheumatology Center for Immunology SpeedVac
Carpenter, Nancy Science & Mathematics Benchtop NMR Spectrometer
Cherlin, Michael Music Interpenetrating Sound Worlds: Spirituality and Eros in the Music of Mahler and Beyond
Chi, Chih-Lin Nursing Discover Evidence of Personalized Alzheimer’s Treatment from Electronic Health Records
Christiansen, Mary Civil Engineering (Duluth) Development of Sustainable Geopolymer Concrete from Regional Materials for Long-Term Durability Testing on UMD Campus
Cloyd, James Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology Acquisition of a Triple Quad LC-MS System for Translational Research on Orphan Drugs
Cohen, Jerry Horticultural Science Reveleris Prep Flash Chromatography System
Crooker, Brian Animal Science WIZARD2 5-detector gamma counter
Deane, Bradley Humanities Fraudulence, Mystification, and the Improbable Sherlock Holmes
Demetriou, Daniel Humanities Civic Immortality: Honoring Liberal Heroics in Africa and Abroad
Eble, Michael Humanities Premier coupe, reflective paintings on the coastal landscape work of Nicolas de Staël
Feinberg, Joshua Geology & Geophysics Thermo Fisher Scientific Niton XL3t 950 Mining Analyzer with GOLDD+ System
Fleury, Veronica Educational Psychology Understanding the Shared Reading Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Caregivers
Gehrz, Robert Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Replacement of the Digital Optical Encoders on the Infrared Telescope of the University of Minnesota's O'Brien Observatory
Hackel, Benjamin Chemical Engineering & Materials Science ProtID: Systematic Evaluation of Small Protein Scaffolds for Molecular Recognition
Hinderliter, Brian Mechanical & Industrial Engineering The Impact of Chemistry and Topological Distributions on Surface Energy for Composite’s Quality
Inoue, Yuhei Kinesiology Social Impact Assessment of a Charity Sport Event in Cambodia
Lock, Eric Biostatistics Methods Development for the Integration of Multi-way Array Datasets
Meier, Ann Sociology Out-of-School Activities, Social Inequality, and Youth Development
Meza, Fernando Music The marimba in Costa Rica: Understanding a country's musical legacy through the history and practitioners of a unique instrument.
Morris, Rebecca Hormel Institute Bridging the gap between macro and micro: imaging, documentation, analysis and dissection
Munoz, Lorena Geography Recovering Public Space: Violence, Migration and Informal Vending in Bogota, Colombia.
Nemykin, Viktor Chemistry and Biochemistry Acquisition of Equipment for Mössbauer Spectroscopy
Ni, Min Plant Biology SHB1 regulates seed development in Arabidopsis
Ostrander, Julie Medicine - Hema, Onc, Transplant PELP1 and AIB1 cooperate to promote breast cancer initiation
Piehler, Timothy Psychiatry The Development of Behavioral Measures of Peer Contagion Susceptibility in Adolescence
Powers, Jennifer Ecology, Evolution & Behavior The Biogeography of Tropical Legumes: Diversity, Function, and Distributions
Quevedo, Karina Psychiatry The Neural Basis of Self Referential Processing: A Predictor of Treatment Response for Adolescent with Non Suicidal Self Injurious Behaviors (NSSIB) and Interna
Rink, Scott Theatre Arts & Dance The Illuminations
Russell, Matthew Forest Resources Assessing the impacts of deer on forest health attributes in the eastern US: current and projected trends
Schlauch, Robert Speech Language Hearing Sciences Quantifying the role of the middle ear muscle reflex
Schreiner, Kathryn Chemistry and Biochemistry Organic Carbon Flux from a High-Arctic North American River and its Fate in a Changing Climate
Sheagley, Geoff Political Science The Political Psychology of Economic Inequality
Sheets, Erin Pharmacy Molecular crowding effects on protein and vesicle interactions with membranes
Shenoy, Chetan Medicine - Cardiovascular Division Improved Risk Stratification for Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Skaria, Ajay History Ambedkar’s Conversions: Hinduism, Law, and Navayana Buddhism
Smith, Mark Russell Music Bach's St. Matthew Passion Project
Stanislav, Andrea Art Radio Leningrad -- Forget Your Past: Traveling Solo Museum Exhibition
Strasburg, Jared Biology Non-Invasive Genetic Estimation of Population Size in Yellowstone Moose
Swartz, Teresa Sociology It's Not Just Child's Play: How Parents and Kids of Diverse Backgrounds Understand, Access, and Experience Youth Activities
Trudo, Sabrina Food Science & Nutrition Bridge Funds for Validation of a Newly Developed Biomarker
Venturelli, Paul Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology Developing a framework for standardizing degree-days in fisheries science
Viestenz, William Spanish & Portuguese Beasts of Burden: Bullfighting and Other Eruptions of the Creaturely in Modern Spain
Willette, Michelle Raptor Center Is The Raptor Center an Effective Wildlife Disease Surveillance Tool?
Xu, Gongjun Statistics Efficient Monte Carlo Methods for Random Fields and Random Matrices
Zhao, Ping Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Carbon Nanotubes Modified Cement-sand Based Piezoelectric Smart Composites

Grant-in-Aid: Spring 2014 Awards

Name(s) Department(s) Description
Abbas, Abdennour Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering Integration of Chromogenic Biosensors in the Packaging System for Real-Time Monitoring of Food Spoilag
Ai, Hengjie Finance Agency Frictions and Firm Dynamics in General Equilibrium
Al-Geddawy, Tarek Mechanical & Industrial Engineering The Construction of a Changeable Learning Factory (CLF)
Asojo, Abimbola Design, Housing & Apparel A Documentary on the Life, Art and Architecture of Demas Nwoko, A Transformational Nigerian Architect and Artist
Bardwell, Vivian Genetics,Cell Biology & Development/TMED The role of BCOR in development and disease
Chen, Xiaoli Food Science & Nutrition Lipocalin 2 regulates non-adrenergic activation of adipose tissue browning
Chen, Lihsia Genetics,Cell Biology & Development/CBS Mechanisms of Ras-MAPK in synaptic modulation in C. elegans
Cho, Jeong-Hyun Electrical & Computer Engineering 3D Surface Patterns for the Development of 3D Sensor Arrays
Clarke, Benjamin Medical Microbiology & Immunology Characterization of the vasotocin receptor system in sea lamprey
Conner, Sean Genetics,Cell Biology & Development/CBS Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Notch Transport and Signaling
Convertino, Matteo Environmental Health Sciences Bio-hydro-epidemiology of cholera: a complex adaptive systems model for early-prediction and optimal management
Deutsch, Tracey History The Julia Child Project
Engel, Stephen Psychology Towards a Novel Therapy for Strabismus
Ferguson, David Medicinal Chemistry Uncovering Cancer Neoantigens for Vaccine Targeting
Gerbner, Katharine History Christian Slavery: Protestant Missions and Slave Conversion in the Atlantic World
Glasoe, Ward Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Arch Motion Following Bunion Surgery: A Fluoroscopic Gait Study
Gopinath, Anand Electrical & Computer Engineering Digital Beam Forming of Images from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems
Greminger, Michael Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Lightweight Smart Composite Ultrasonic Actuator
Guala, Michele Civil Engineering Optimal Siting and wake of de-rated wind turbine models
Harki, Daniel Medicinal Chemistry Microwave Synthesizer for Medicinal Chemistry Research
Hermes, Mary Education Second Language Acquisition at Ojibwe Immersion Sites
Hogan, Chris Mechanical Engineering Unraveling the Mechanism of Soot Formation
Hsieh, Lisa Architecture The Myth of Clouds: Japanese New Wave Architecture
Jansa, Sharon Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Molecular and Functional Characterization of a Coevolutionary Arms Race
Johnson, Andrea Architecture ARCHITECTS IN THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
Jones, Thomas Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Data Storage for New Very Large Datasets
Kikyo, Nobuaki Medicine Exosome-mediated nuclear reprogramming
Koenig, Melissa Child Development How Children Learn from Others: Identifying Core Dimensions and Processes
Kollanoor Johny, Anup Animal Science Testing Salmonella Heidelberg’s potential to contaminate turkey meat systemically
Larson, Chris Art African Breuer Daylight
Lehman, Clarence Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Bioenergy from reserve native grassland: Measuring harvest and monitoring wildlife
Li, Xuan Mathematics & Statistics Response Adaptive Design: Misclassification and Adjustment
Masino, Mark Neuroscience Intraspinal Serotonergic Interneurons: Modulation of locomotor circuits
Matar, Nabil English European Missionaries in the Ottoman Levant: Converting Jews, Eastern Christians, and Muslims, 1598-1798.
McCormick, Alon Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Advanced Drop Shape Analysis Tensiometer - shared equipment at the Coating Process and Visualization Laboratory (CPVL)
McGrath, Jason Asian Languages & Literatures Anthologies of Chinese Film Theory and History
McMahon, Siobhan Nursing - Adult & Gerontological Health Developing an Intervention to Enhance Motivation for Physical Activities that Reduce the Risk of Falls
Meyer, Gary Computer Science & Engineering Predicting Color Appearance Matches
Miller, Robert Neuroscience The measurement of light-evoked D-serine release in the vertebrate retina
Modiano, Jaime Veterinary Clinical Sciences Sensitization to CD47 Blockade to Enhance Anti-Tumor Immunity
Mortimer, Jeylan Sociology How Parents Influence Children: A Three Generation Study
Nagler, Rebekah Journalism & Mass Communication Effects of Media Exposure to Cancer Screening Controversy: A Mixed-Methods Study
Odello, Denise Humanities Marching Music Styles in the United States
Olin, Michael Pediatrics - Hem/Oncology Use of a Novel Annexin II-CD200 Inhibitor to Overcome Tumor Induced Immunosuppression
Orshinsky, Angela Plant Pathology Nanodrop 2000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer with laptop
Park, Lisa Sociology Medical Deportations
Peterson, Marnie Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology The role of the vaginal microbiota in sexually transmitted infections (STI)
Regal, Jean Anatomy, Microbiology & Pathology Dual Mode Imaging System
Reich, Peter Forest Resources Global Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems: the BioCON Project
Resnick, Michael Pediatrics-Adolescent Health and Med Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes
Rogers, Mary Horticultural Science Ecological-based pest management strategies for insect pests in organic broccoli production systems
Rose-Hellekant, Teresa Anatomy, Microbiology & Pathology Acquisition of a Cell Sorter for the Duluth Campus
Schorr, Erica Nursing - Adult & Gerontological Health The Effect of Continuous Activity Tracking on Physical Activity Maintenance.
Sellew, Philip Classical & Near Eastern Studies Resurrecting Early Christian Lives: Digging in Papyri in a Digital Age
Sen, Soumya Information & Decision Sciences On the Efficacy of Sponsored Content for Mobile Broadband Data Users
Shackelford, Jole MS History of Medicine A History of Chronobiology and Chronopharmacology in American Medicine
Stadler Bethanie Electrical and Computer Engineering - Fields & Photonics Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis

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