Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 External Funding Recipients

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Jan. 28, 2019

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 second quarter of the fiscal year 2019. For more information on recent external funding recipients and their awards, please visit our External Funding Recipients page.

 

Principal Investigator: Ernesto Abel-Santos

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Prophylaxis of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $639,084

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Scott Abella

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Long-Term Health of Old-Growth Forests of the Spring Mountains: Implications for Conservations

Funding Agency: Clark County Department of Administrative Services

Amount: $33,400

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Scott Abella

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Evaluating Restoration Treatments on DOI Lands in Southwestern Hot Deserts

Funding Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Amount: $30,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Angela Amar

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Population Health Training Initiative

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $900,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Alexander Barzilov

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Multi-Model, Multi-Energy Approach for Neutron Interrogation of Spent Fuel - Task 34

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $44,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Alexander Barzilov

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program at UNLV

Funding Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Amount: $90,000

Project Type: Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Preliminary Investigation of Factors Hindering Biodegradation in the Deeper Horizon of the Galleria Road Area (NERT) Site, Henderson

Funding Agency: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $113,216

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: ZVI, Citric Acid and Chloroform: Additional Tasks added to the Bench-Scale Bioremediation Studies of UNIT4 Area, (NERT) Site, Nevada

Funding Agency: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $9,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Norm Bedford

UNLV Department: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Project Title: FY 19 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) Scholarship

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $240,000

Project Type: Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Pamela Burnley

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Algorithm for Terrain Correction - Task 33

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $36,035

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Mark Buttner

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Airborne Pollen Monitoring

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $99,922

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Diane Chase

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Southern Nevada Northern Arizona - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $872,904

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: Steven Clarke

UNLV Department: School of Architecture

Project Title: Downtown Design Center - City Impact Center Campus

Funding Agency: City Impact Foundation

Amount: $59,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Courtney Coughenour

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: RAMP Evaluation

Funding Agency: Nevada Senior Services - Adult Day Care Centers of Las Vegas and Henderson

Amount: $32,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Courtney Coughenour

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: RAMP Evaluation

Funding Agency: Nevada Senior Services - Adult Day Care Centers of Las Vegas and Henderson

Amount: $150

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Carlton Craig

UNLV Department: School of Social Work

Project Title: Evaluation of Barriers to Social Services for Homeless Persons in Clark County

Funding Agency: Clark County Department of Social Services

Amount: $4,219

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Carlton Craig

UNLV Department: School of Social Work

Project Title: Nevada Partnership for Training

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Health and Human Services

Amount: $1,423,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium

Funding Agency: University of California, Berkeley

Amount: $400,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Daniel Gerrity

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: CRISP 2.0 Type 1: Interdependent Water Infrastructure in a Potable Reuse System

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $747,026

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Grim

UNLV Department: School of Music

Project Title: UNLV Chamber Music Series

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $2,977

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: David Hatchett

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Li Metal Production - Task 32

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $70,000

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: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Pushkin Kachroo

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Observational Seat Belt Usage Survey FY 19

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moses Karakouzian

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Design of Lateral Confluences of Flood Control Channels

Funding Agency: Clark County Flood Control District

Amount: $148,913

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Eunja Kim

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Computational and Experimental Investigation of Thermal-Mechanical-Chemical Mechanisms of High-Burnup Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Processes at Elevated Temperatures

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Amount: $640,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kathryn Korgan

UNLV Department: Dean, Graduate College

Project Title: Ph.D. Career Pathways Project

Funding Agency: Council of Graduate Schools

Amount: $50,000

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: $82,518

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Deborah Kuhls

UNLV Department: Surgery

Project Title: Nevada Road Users Linked Database Research and Prevention Program Assessments

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $328,035

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Deborah Kuhls

UNLV Department: Surgery

Project Title: Evaluation of Nevada Traffic Safety Program

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $22,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Norma Marrun

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways for Students of Color into the Teaching Profession: Giving Back to the Community through Teaching

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $295,877

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Kush Modi

UNLV Department: Internal Medicine

Project Title: Critical Care Medicine Expansion

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology

Amount: $454,817

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Jaeyun Moon

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Research Infrastructure Development for Microstructure-Oriented Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Materials for Space Power Applications - Match

Funding Agency: Univ. of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $9,112

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jaeyun Moon

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Research Infrastructure Development for Microstructure-Oriented Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Materials for Space Power Applications

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $9,111

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jaeyun Moon

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Management of Organic and Inorganic Waste Streams at the Tesla Gigafactory - Task 5

Funding Agency: Tesla Motors

Amount: $61,765

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Naduvalath

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Molecular Ro-vibrational Collision Rates for Infrared Modeling of Warm Interstellar Gas from Full-dimensional Quantum Calculations

Funding Agency: University of Georgia

Amount: $24,550

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Paul Oh

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Leveraging Human Electrocardiogram Signals for UAV Security Enhancement - Match

Funding Agency: Univ. of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Elissa Palmer

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Rural Health Network Development Program

Funding Agency: Humboldt General Hospital-FPT

Amount: $169,272

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Harsha Perera

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Personalizing Mathematics to Maximize Relevance and Skill for Tomorrow's STEM Workforce

Funding Agency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - FPT

Amount: $13,933

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Annual Kindergarten Health Survey Year 11 - State

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $11,799

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Annual Kindergarten Health Survey Year 11 - FPT

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $15,643

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Prevent Child Abuse Nevada - Chapter Support

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services - FPT

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: LVMPD LEAD Program Evaluation and TA

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $37,267

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluator for Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project

Funding Agency: Clark County Department of Family Services

Amount: $144,576

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: SNHD Community Health Needs Assessment

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $35,371

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: DCFS Child Death Review - Exec. Comm, Support and Clark Team Support

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Child and Family Services

Amount: $7,150

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Needs and Strengths Assessment for RPE

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $39,002

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: SNHD TPP Community Impact Evaluation

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District - FPT

Amount: $41,116

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 - FPT

Amount: $71,198

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Aude Picard

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Evaluating the Impact of Oxidation on Biosignatures Preserved in Minerals

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $22,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Aude Picard

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Evaluating the Impact of Oxidation on Biosignatures Preserved in Minerals - Match

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $22,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Janice Pluth

UNLV Department: Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Project Title: Microgravity Affects on Mammary 3D Tissue Architecture and Role of Stem Cells and Genetics

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dmitri Shalin

UNLV Department: Center for Democratic Culture

Project Title: The Role of Independent Media in Fostering Civil Society in Russia

Funding Agency: The U.S. Russia Foundation

Amount: $22,408

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: $138,494

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Laura Shaw

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Admin.

Amount: $195,866

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Andy Stefik

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Research Supporting Multisensory Engagement by Blind, Visually Impaired, and Sighted Students to Advance Integrated Learning of Astronomy and Computer Science

Funding Agency: Associated Universities, Inc

Amount: $8,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kevin Stoker

UNLV Department: KUNV Radio

Project Title: State of Nevada Public Broadcasting Grant

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $2,975

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Trio McNair Scholars Institute

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $254,727

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of Central Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of Northern Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of Southern Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of North Las Vegas

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of East Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound Math and Science Center of Northern Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound of Central Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: Upward Bound Math and Science Center of Southern Clark County, Nevada

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: William Sullivan

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: UNLV Trio Training (Absolute Priority 2) Project

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $9,392

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: An-Pyng Sun

UNLV Department: School of Social Work

Project Title: Factors Related to the Occurrence and Recovery of Substance Use Disorders: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis between Patients in China and the United States

Funding Agency: Arizona State University

Amount: $5,178

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Mohamed Trabia

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Development of Structural Metals with Superior Impact Resistance Using Laser Processing for Advanced NASA Applications

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $10,136

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Mohamed Trabia

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Development of Structural Metals with Superior Impact Resistance Using Laser Processing for Advanced NASA Applications

Funding Agency: Univ. of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $10,136

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jenifer Utz

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: RCN: Predicating Vertebrate Responses to a Changing Climate: Modeling Genomes to Phenomes to Populations (G2P2PoP)

Funding Agency: Northern Arizona University

Amount: $43,024

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV- TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $14,191

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV- TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $12,732

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $8,529

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $7,953

Project Type: Academic Support

Q2FY19 AWARDS TOTAL: $9,777,699