Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 External Funding Recipients

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Apr. 11, 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 third 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: Ahmad, Sajjad

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water (PCASW) at the University

Funding Agency: University of Utah

Amount: $70,001

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Alexander, James

UNLV Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Title: Immediate Long Acting Reversible Contraception @ Delivery (ILI@D) Project

Funding Agency: March of Dimes

Amount: $7,190

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Alexander, James

UNLV Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Title: Immediate Long Acting Reversible Contraception @ Delivery (ILI@D) Project - Anthem

Funding Agency: March of Dimes

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Burnley, Pamela

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Understanding the Geologic Causes of Variations in Natural Radiological Background

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $44,747

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Chase, Arlen

UNLV Department: Anthropology

Project Title: Interpreting Ancient Maya Society Through Residential Groups and Public Architecture: Markets and the Socio-economic Integration of Caracol

Funding Agency: Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Amount: $43,081

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Ditmyer, Marcia

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Admin.

Amount: $100,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Dodge-Francis, Carolee

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: $196,296

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Ebersole, Jeffrey

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: P. Gingivalis Polarizes Aberrant M1 Macrophages

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $448,383

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Farbman, Eric

UNLV Department: Neuroscience and Neurology

Project Title: Clinical Trial: An Open Label, Long Term Study of SD-809 Extended Release for the Treatment of Chorea Associated with Huntington Disease

Funding Agency: Huntington Study Group

Amount: $2,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gakh, Maxim

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: REACH Grant: Health Impact Assessment Project

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $46,135

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gelis, Artem

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: ALSEP System

Funding Agency: UChicago Argonne, LLC

Amount: $29,495

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gelis, Artem

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Small-Scale Recycling of Irradiated Uranium and Transuranic Elements Using 3D-Printed Centrifugal Contractors

Funding Agency: UChicago Argonne, LLC

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gerrity, Daniel

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: DPR-1: Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Implementation

Funding Agency: Trussell Technologies, Inc

Amount: $37,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Haboush, Amanda

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: 2019 Adult Tobacco Survey

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Haboush, Amanda

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluation for SNHD REACH Grant

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $79,186

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Hernandez, Cristina

UNLV Department: Jean Nidetch Women's Center

Project Title: Rape Prevention Education Grant (Green Dot)

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $32,678

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Hindle, Allyson

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Collaborative Research: At-Sea Experimental Disturbances to Characterize Physiological Plasticity in Driving Northern Elephant Seals

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $161,853

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Hindle, Allyson

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Unraveling the Genomic and Molecular Basis of the Dive Response: Nitric Oxide Signaling and Vasoregulation in the Weddell Seal

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $52,812

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jaeger, Jef

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Vaccinating the Relict Leopard Frog: An Effort to Inform Management Strategy

Funding Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Amount: $80,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jaeger, Jef

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: BLM NV CESU Relict Leopard Frog Research and Site Work

Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: James, David

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Evaluation of Approaches to Determine Mixing and Assimilation of Reuse Effluent

Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Amount: $63,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kachroo, Pushkin

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: Kim, Kwang

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Soft-Robots Housing Smart Preventive IR-Based Inspection System

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

Amount: $299,911

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kim, Yoohwan

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: TCP-GEN Framework to Achieve High Performance for HAIPE-Encrypted Satellite Communication Systems

Funding Agency: Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc

Amount: $20,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kinney, Jefferson

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: COBRE Grant - Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience

Funding Agency: Cleveland Clinic

Amount: $23,001

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kuhls, Deborah

UNLV Department: Surgery

Project Title: Critical Care Surgery Fellowship

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

Amount: $1,560,179

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Liang, Jing Nong

UNLV Department: Physical Therapy

Project Title: Changing Spinal Inhibition to Improve Gait in Individual After Stroke

Funding Agency: American Society of Neurorehabilitation

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Light, Michelle

UNLV Department: Libraries

Project Title: Latino Voices in Southern Nevada

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Marchand, Gwen

UNLV Department: Center for Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Project Title: Outcome Evaluation of Education Programs - Part II

Funding Agency: ACS Ventures

Amount: $18,315

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Marchand, Gwen

UNLV Department: Center for Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Project Title: Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention (CCOP)

Funding Agency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Amount: $135,521

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Miles, Zachary

UNLV Department: Office of Economic Development

Project Title: Stakeholder & Community Commercialization

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $300,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Modi, Kush

UNLV Department: Internal Medicine

Project Title: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Expansion

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

Amount: $80,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Morris, Brendan

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Study of Advanced Mobility and Traffic Safety Technologies using a Virtual Reality and Motion-based Driving Simulation Environment

Funding Agency: FACE Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Mulvenon, Sean

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Education

Project Title: Collaborative Research: Improving Undergraduate Student Success in Introductory STEM Courses Via Campus Data Systems and Targeted Support for Self-Regulated Learning

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $990,386

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Muthukumar, Venkatesan

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: PATHWAY TO NASA: Enabling Foundation for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Muthukumar, Venkatesan

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: PATHWAY TO NASA: Enabling Foundation for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions - Match

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: O'Toole, Brendan

UNLV Department: Center for Materials & Structures

Project Title: Composite Witness Panel Testing - Task 7

Funding Agency: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Amount: $31,680

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Oh, Paul

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Leveraging Human Electrocardiogram Signals for UAV Security Enhancement

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Phebus, Tara

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: PCANV Training

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Amount: $90,938

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn

UNLV Department: Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education

Project Title: International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE)

Funding Agency: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Putney, LeAnn

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: CCSD Intern 2019-2020

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $35,086

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Regner, Kurt

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $109,747

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Rhee, George

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Ariel Friel Travel to Directors Meeting

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,811

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Rincon, Blanca

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Beyond Retention to Degree: Exploring the Post-College Pathways of URM STEM Aspirants

Funding Agency: University of Connecticut

Amount: $49,754

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Shenk, Joshua

UNLV Department: Black Mountain Institute

Project Title: The Believer Magazine at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C Harter Black Mountain Institute: Print and Digital Initiatives

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Sherman, Ryan

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Galena Creek Bridge Health Monitoring Instrumentation

Funding Agency: NV Department of Transportation

Amount: $299,782

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Snyder, Joel

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Mechanisms of Context Effects During Auditory Scene Analysis

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $247,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Stark, Lloyd

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Progress Toward Solving the Silvery-Thread Moss Issue in Cool-Season Putting Greens

Funding Agency: U.S. Golf Association

Amount: $39,997

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sun, Ke-Xun

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Neutron Radiation Hardness of GaN and Wide Bandgap Semiconductors - Task 35

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $58,005

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Teng, Hualiang

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Tier 1 University Transportation Center on Rail Infrastructure (RailTeam)

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation

Amount: $1,020,100

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tian, Ying

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

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

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $8,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tschauner, Oliver

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: PVT-Equations-of-State and Phase Transformations in Highly Energetic Materials

Funding Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Amount: $48,508

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Yoo, Ji

UNLV Department: Internal Medicine

Project Title: Geriatrics Fellowship Program

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

Amount: $722,346

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Q3FY19 AWARDS TOTAL: $7,989,924