Fourth-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 External Funding Recipients

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Sep. 13, 2018

The Division of Research and Economic Development wishes to recognize and thank the following UNLV faculty and staff for pursuing and obtaining external funding in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2018. For more information on recent external funding recipients and their awards, please visit our External Funding Recipients page

 

Principal Investigator: R. Jacob Baker

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Geiger Mode SiGe Receiver for Long-Range Optical Communications

Funding Agency: Freedom Photonics LLC

Amount: $99,569

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kimberly Barchard

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Infrastructure for Socially-Aware Navigation for Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $13,708

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Arpita Basu

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: INBRE: DRP: Healthy Diet for Healthy Moms and Babies

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $110,389

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Diffusion Evaluation at the Athens Road Well Field, (NERT) Site, Henderson, Nevada

Funding Agency: Ramboll US Corporation, a Virginia Corporation

Amount: $75,335

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Galleria Road and Las Vegas Wash Areas: Bench Scale Investigations of In-situ Bioremediation Potential, NERT Site, Henderson, Nevada

Funding Agency: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $166,880

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Dharini Bhammar

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: INBRE: DRP: Reducing Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Obese Asthmatic Children

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $109,638

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Regional Test Center Phase III

Funding Agency: Sandia National Laboratories

Amount: $1,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: 2017 Nexus UROP Scholarships & WFD

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $3,718

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada - UROP Scholarships (Diversity Plan) Task 7

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $2,252

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Pamela Burnley

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: REU Site: Testing Stress Percolation as a Model for Stress Transmission in Rocks

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $14,688

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Diane Chase

UNLV Department: Office of the Executive VP & Provost

Project Title: UNLV ACAO Digital Fellows Project

Funding Agency: Association of Chief Academic Officers

Amount: $6,000

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Patricia Cook-Craig

UNLV Department: School of Pub Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Program Evaluation

Funding Agency: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Amount: $69,748

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Francis Cucinotta

UNLV Department: Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Project Title: Biophysical Description of Age and Dose Dependent Changes to Dendritic Morphology that Impact Cognition Following Radiation Cancer Therapy

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $472,047

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Alona Dalusung-Angosta

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Coronary Heart Disease Knowledge and Risk Factors among Veterans with PTSD During Their Transition from the Military

Funding Agency: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Amount: $2,500

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Carolee Dodge-Francis

UNLV Department: American Indian Research & Education Center

Project Title: Journey: NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons/ STEP-UP

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $19,826

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Carolee Dodge-Francis

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: INBRE: UNLV Site Administration - 2018

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $416,706

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ebersole

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Dysbiosis of the Subgingival Microbiome: Host-Microbial Metatranscriptomic Analysis during Periodontal Disease Progression and Post Periodontal Treatment

Funding Agency: University of Florida

Amount: $17,592

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Ebersole

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Dysbiosis of the Subgingival Microbiome: Host-Microbial Metatranscriptomic Analysis during Periodontal Disease Progression and Post Periodontal Treatment

Funding Agency: University of Florida

Amount: $14,670

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Du Feng

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Biostatistical and Mentoring Support for the Baa Nnilah Project

Funding Agency: Montana State University

Amount: $23,211

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Ronald Gary

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Metal-Protein Interactions Coordinated by Beryllium Ion

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $63,300

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Shawn Gerstenberger

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Las Vegas Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program (LVLCHHP)

Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas

Amount: $510,260

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Michael Green

UNLV Department: History

Project Title: Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West

Funding Agency: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Amount: $1,215

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Michael Green

UNLV Department: History

Project Title: Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West

Funding Agency: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Amount: $550

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Sarah Harris

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: INBRE: PG: Dynamic Intelligence for Control of a Foot-Ankle Prosthesis

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $14,140

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Thomas Hartmann

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Joint Appointment Agreement with Idaho National Laboratory - Release 2

Funding Agency: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

Amount: $10,387

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Life in Salts: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Microorganisms and Biosignatures in the Death Valley Salt Pan

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $57,778

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: INBRE: PG: Probing Diet-Specific Severity of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $14,800

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Life in Salts: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Microorganisms and Biosignatures in the Death Valley Salt Pan

Funding Agency: EPSCoR/National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Amount: $173,447

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Collaborative Research: Tectonic and Climatic Forcing of Hydrological Systems in the Southern Great Basin: Implications for Ancient and Future Aquatic System Resilience

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $11,992

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jef Jaeger

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: The Blue Point Pyrgulopsis: Population Density, Distribution and Sensitivity to Exotic Fishes

Funding Agency: Western National Parks Association

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Eakalak Khan

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: TARDEC Corrosion Prevention and Control, Vehicle Construction Materials and Sustainment Processes: Tasks C.3.1 and C.3.2

Funding Agency: North Dakota State University

Amount: $42,447

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Si Jung Kim

UNLV Department: College of Engineering

Project Title: A Survey and Analysis of Animatronics and a Creation of Movie Clip of Tele-Animatronics for Hotel Concierge Based on a Customer Behavior Model

Funding Agency: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

Amount: $52,895

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kwang Kim

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: EAP Soft Micro-Sensor Array for Naval Applications

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $128,132

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kwang Kim

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Deployable & Modular In-Space 3D Printer Concept Development

Funding Agency: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Daniel Koury

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Evaluation of Phases, Properties and Interactions in Uranium Metal and Cladding with Simulated Burnup - Task 5

Funding Agency: TerraPower, LLC

Amount: $29,779

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Deborah Kuhls

UNLV Department: Surgery

Project Title: Vehicular Trauma in Nevada: Utilization of an Integrated, Linked Database to Quantify the Human and Economic Impact and to Identify Injury Prevention Opportunities

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $98,107

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Steen Madsen

UNLV Department: Health Physics and Diagnostic Science

Project Title: Macrophage-Mediated Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Malignant Gliomas by PCI - Stephanie Molina

Funding Agency: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Amount: $4,963

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Martin

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Planet Formation in Binary Star Systems

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $88,519

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Zachary Miles

UNLV Department: NV Small Business Development Center

Project Title: 2018 Nevada Small Business Development Center

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $222,599

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Zachary Miles

UNLV Department: Office of Economic Development

Project Title: Design, Prototyping and Field Testing of Demand Responsive Rumble Strips for Advanced Safety and Mobility

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $150,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Zachary Miles

UNLV Department: Office of Economic Development

Project Title: Fraunhofer IVI Collaboration

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $500,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - State

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $6,250

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.994

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.757

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.336

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $29,214

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.305

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $3,750

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Joseph Morgan

UNLV Department: Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education

Project Title: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the NumberShire Level 1 Gaming Intervention for Improving Math Outcomes

Funding Agency: University of Oregon

Amount: $108,344

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Nathanson

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Kid's Count School Competency Remediation Program

Funding Agency: Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice

Amount: $24,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Alison Netski

UNLV Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Project Title: GME Expansion Grant Transfer from UNR

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $888,378

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Brendan O'Toole

UNLV Department: Center for Materials & Structures

Project Title: Reduced Cost, Repeatable, Improved Property Washout Tooling for Composite Fabrication

Funding Agency: Nevada Composites Inc

Amount: $300,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Edwin Oh

UNLV Department: NV Institute of Personalized Medicine

Project Title: Linking Ciliary Biology to the Functional Annotation of Psychiatric Disorders

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $354,345

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Edwin Oh

UNLV Department: NV Institute of Personalized Medicine

Project Title: Linking Ciliary Biology to the Functional Annotation of Psychiatric Disorders

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $273,672

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Thomas Padilla

UNLV Department: Library Faculty

Project Title: Collections as Data: Part to Whole

Funding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Amount: $750,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: SNHD Healthy Start Evaluation

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $24,251

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Petar Planinic

UNLV Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Title: Graduate Medical Education - OB/GYN

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $879,641

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Frederic Poineau

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Technetium Retention in Low Temperature Glasses

Funding Agency: Los Alamos National Lab

Amount: $45,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: James Pollard

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: FIA Information Management Joint Research Venture 2016-2021/Investigation and Development of Optimal Information Management Solutions for Forest Inventory and Analysis

Funding Agency: U.S. Forest Service

Amount: $1,200,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Laurel Pritchard

UNLV Department: Senior VP/Provost Office

Project Title: Foundation for Student Success Project

Funding Agency: Foundation for Student Success

Amount: $20,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: Laurel Pritchard

UNLV Department: Senior VP/Provost Office

Project Title: Curricular Coherence Project

Funding Agency: Association of American Colleges and Universities

Amount: $46,000

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Kara Radzak

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: Select Medical Graduate Assistantship Project 2018-2019

Funding Agency: Select Medical Corporation dba Select Physical Therapy

Amount: $88,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: George Rhee

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Fellowship - Vazquez, Friesema

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $13,500

Project Type: Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Cassaundra Rodriguez

UNLV Department: Sociology

Project Title: Latino Millennials (Non) Belonging in a Segregated City: Moving Towards a Spatial Understanding of Microaggressions

Funding Agency: University of Michigan

Amount: $1,400

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Martin Schiller

UNLV Department: NV Institute of Personalized Medicine

Project Title: COBRE: Personalized Medicine in Nevada

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $2,470,275

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Martin Schiller

UNLV Department: NV Institute of Personalized Medicine

Project Title: 2017 - 2019 Collaboration Agreement

Funding Agency: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Amount: $63,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Laura Shaw

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Nevada Test Site Former Workers Surveillance Program

Funding Agency: Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Amount: $69,247

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Laura Shaw

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Nevada Test Site Former Workers Surveillance Program

Funding Agency: Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Amount: $69,247

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jay Shen

UNLV Department: Health Care Administration and Policy

Project Title: Engaging Asian Communities in Palliative Care in Nevada (EACPAC)

Funding Agency: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Amount: $250,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Ryan Sherman

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Sensor Evaluation for Structural Steel Fatigue Analysis - Task 1

Funding Agency: Metal Fatigue Solutions, Inc

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Andy Stefik

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: ECR DCL Level 2: Perceptual and Implementation Strategies for Knowledge Acquisition of Digital Tactile Graphics for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $8,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Andy Stefik

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Collaborative Research: AccessCS for All: Including Students with Disabilities in at High School Computer Science

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $16,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound Summer Food Service Program

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Agriculture

Amount: $74,086

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Ying Tian

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Collaborative Research: Time-Dependent Response of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Near Collapse

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $225,798

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Gary Totten

UNLV Department: English

Project Title: MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Funding Agency: Oxford University Press

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Claire Tredwell

UNLV Department: Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education

Project Title: Special Milk

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Agriculture

Amount: $17,635

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Isothermal Compression and Phase Technology in Highly Energetic Materials

Funding Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: EaGER: Inclusions of Fluid-Related Minerals in Diamonds from the Transition Zone or Lower Mantle

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $40,366

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Isothermal Compression and Phase Technology in Highly Energetic Materials

Funding Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Amount: $36,852

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Ai-Sun Kelly Tseng

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: INBRE: DPG: Molecular Basis of Developmental Eye Repair

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $110,408

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Arya Udry

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Jacobs Technology Graduate Intern - Zoe Wilbur

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $2,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Arya Udry

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Jacobs Technology Graduate Intern - Rachel Rahib

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $27,262

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Frank van Breukelen

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Hibernation in Tenrecs

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $116,815

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV- TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc

Amount: $23,685

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Brian Wall

UNLV Department: Law School

Project Title: Justice Project: Gambling Disorder and the Law

Funding Agency: National Center for Responsible Gaming

Amount: $8,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Justin (Zhijun) Zhan

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Acquisition of a GPU Cluster for Network Science and Big Data Research and Education

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $200,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Bing Zhang

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Hunting High-z GRBs with FIRST Near-IR IFU Spectrograph on a 2m Robotic Telescope

Funding Agency: University of Florida

Amount: $6,701

Project Type: Research

 

Grand Total: $13,063,97