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Research and Faculty Development
Autumn 2014 E-Newsletter

Headlines
CSH Excellence in Research Award
New CSH Faculty
New CSH Staff
DePaul Discoveries
Faculty Tenure & Promotions
Research Leaves
Upcoming Events
Social Media
Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP)

DePaul's SACNAS Chapter Receives Community Service Award
External Funding Opportunities
Media Stars
Resources for Early Career Faculty
Spotlight on Faculty-Community Collaborations
Call for Abstracts
External Grants Submitted
External Grants Awarded -- Congratulations!
DePaul/RFUMS Alliance Corner
Graduate Research Fund
Congratulations Grad Students!
Want to provide anonymous feedback to the IRB/IACUC/IBC?
CSH Excellence in Research Award
 Liam Heneghan has been awarded the 2014 Research Award in  recognition of the quality, originality and impact of his research on  Land Management Practices and Biodiversity Outcomes in  Chicago's Openlands.
Welcome New Faculty

Enrico Au-Yeung earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2011. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, before joining the faculty at DePaul University in 2014. Dr. Au-Yeung’s research interests are in harmonic analysis and mathematical signal processing.  The picture of him was taken by a student who said that this was his favorite lecture: defense against the dark arts.
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Molly Brown is an Assistant Professor of Clinical-Community Psychology in the Department of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. Her research focuses on housing interventions for individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness, and evaluation of tools used to prioritize individuals experiencing homelessness to housing interventions.
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Andrew T. Carroll is joining the DePaul community after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Carroll’s research interests lie in the field of representation theory, or, more accurately, characterizing the complexity of the representation theory of algebraic objects using invariant theory. Outside of academics, he enjoys playing the bass, playing with his dog Theo, and finding excellent taquerias in Chicago.
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Eiron Cudaback is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. He received his doctorate in 2009 from the University of Washington where he studied neuropharmacology. Dr. Cudaback then moved down the street, completing a five-year research fellowship in neuropathology at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He will be teaching human anatomy and physiology, and his research is focused on age-dependent neurodegenerative disorders of the brain, especially Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
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Jessica Dirkes earned her Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. She received her MPH from Tulane University in 2001 and spent several years in the public health field in New York City, working for organizations that provide healthcare to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Her current research interests are related to examining how social factors contribute to health disparities in sexual minority populations.
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Alison DiValerio is a Nursing Instructor, Clinical Site Coordinator and Compliance Officer for the School of Nursing at the Rosalind Franklin site in North Chicago. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Rush University specializing in Adult Medicine/Infectious Disease. She is teaching Community Health this Fall Quarter.
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Elizabeth Florez is an Assistant Professor at DePaul University’s School of Nursing and has a background in critical care nursing. Her research is focused on cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion for Latinos. Dr. Florez serves as the faculty co-Chair for the Latinos Empowered At DePaul (LEAD) affinity group and Chair of the Nursing Local Review Board. Her community engagement includes serving as an active volunteer for the American Heart Association and Catholic Charities.
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Timothy French is originally from West Newbury, Massachusetts and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and his master's and PhD in chemical physics from Yale University in New Haven, CT.  As an undergrad, Dr. French performed research in physics education and performed experimental and computational research on the terahertz spectra of bioorganic molecular crystals for grad school.  He taught physics and physical chemistry at Harvard University for four years before coming to DePaul in 2012, where he has been a visiting assistant professor in the chemistry department.  Dr. French has moved to the tenure-track this fall where his research focuses on chemistry and physics education.
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Olya Glantsman holds a Psychology and Sociology & Anthropology undergraduate degree from the Lake Forest College and a Community Psychology doctoral degree from DePaul University. Since 2001, she has been working at DePaul’s Center for Community Research. Dr. Glantsman’s research interests include improving academic settings for students and faculty and substance abuse prevention and recovery. One of her life-goals is to raise awareness about the field of Community Psychology. She is currently a coordinator of the Undergraduate Concentration in Community Psychology at DePaul University, a co-coordinator of the Community Psychology Practice Blog and Community Psychology Practice Council’s representative to the Executive Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action.
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Graham Griffin’s research applies spectroscopy and computational techniques to investigate electronic behavior in the materials used to build polymer solar cells. He is from Massachusetts originally, but the part of Massachusetts that is basically in upstate New York. In his spare time, Dr. Griffin enjoys games of all kinds, from boards to consoles to cards to sports. He first got hooked on science reading Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould.
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Glenn Hughes
joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He received his PhD from Auburn University in 2014. Dr. Hughes’ primary research area is set-theoretic topology.
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Jennifer Jackson
is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Loyola University, Chicago.  She is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and works in emergency medicine.  She joined DePaul's School of Nursing as adjunct faculty in 2012, and is excited to now call it home. Outside of professional interests, she enjoys the outdoors, travels extensively, and loves any adventure that includes her family.
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Jessica Jerome is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. She is a medical anthropologist with research interests in health care reform in Brazil and the United States. She teaches courses in health care policy, urban health and medical ethics.
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In addition to practicing as a Bi-lingual Spanish speaking Family Nurse Practitioner, Marjorie Kozlowski has served as the Director of Nursing at a Community College, taught nursing at the Baccalaureate level, and was the Northern Chicago Regional Market Manager/Nurse Practitioner for a Retail Clinic chain.  Additionally, Marjorie has worked in Primary Care, HIV management, OB/Gyne, Pediatrics, Hospice, Home Health, and has volunteered in the Medical Reserve Corps.  Her passions include Health Promotion, Rheumatology, Diabetes prevention and management among the Hispanic population, and Minority Health issues. In her spare time, Marjorie enjoys reading, traveling, painting and learning new languages.
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Christina M. Lattner MSN Ed., RN-BC has been adjunct faculty at DePaul since June of 2013 after completion of her Master's program at Olivet Nazarene University. Christina, a native of Michigan, now joins DePaul this 2014-2015 academic year as an Instructor of Nursing in DePaul's MENP Program. Outside of faculty roles, Christina is also an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner student at DePaul University and enjoys community outreach volunteering, travel, and reading.
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Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Karl Liechty earned his PhD in Mathematics from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2010. He then held postdoctoral positions at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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Idris Mercer obtained his PhD at Simon Fraser University in greater Vancouver, and held positions at York University in Toronto and at the University of Delaware before coming to DePaul. Dr. Mercer’s research interests include discrete math, probability, and enumeration problems.
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Anne Saw is a core faculty member in the Clinical/Community Psychology program of the Department of Psychology. Her research is focused on promoting physical and mental health and reducing disparities for Asian American populations. Anne [or the level of formality most appropriate] aims to better understand the psychological and cultural mechanisms that shape health behaviors and design effective and culturally responsive behavioral health interventions for underserved communities.
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Courtney Sensenbrenner is an Instructor in the School of Nursing. She earned her Master's degree from DePaul University. Her clinical practice focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and she remains a nurse at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has extensive experience in health promotion and disease prevention with The Carter Center and the Peace Corps.
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Jeffrey W. Schultz is a Chicago native and a former veteran firefighter/paramedic in the Chicago suburbs for 12 years. He received his undergraduate degrees from Moraine Valley Community College and University of Illinois Chicago and his graduate degree from University of Maryland. Jeffrey holds dual APN licenses as both an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. His background in nursing is critical care, cardiac surgery, trauma and pharmacology. He is a former flight nurse.
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Joseph Tariman obtained his PhD in June 2011 at the University of Washington, where his research fellowship was funded by National Institute of Health and the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation. Dr. Tariman edited a groundbreaking nursing book on multiple myeloma published by the Oncology Nursing Society in 2010; he is currently co-editing the 2nd edition of An Evidence-based and Treatment-focused Approach to Myeloma Nursing Care. He has published over 80 articles, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters on various topics including multiple myeloma. His research interests include treatment decision making, patient and caregiver education, quality of life issues and patient reported outcomes, particularly in the older adult cancer patient population.
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Elyse Warren has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University and more than 10 years of college teaching experience.  Dr. Warren's research interests include gender roles, moral psychology, and education.
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Welcome - New (and nearly new) Additions to the CSH Staff
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Paty Arreola-Lozano, CSH Advising, is a Double Demon. Paty graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Communications and a Master of Education in Counseling with a focus in College Student Development. Paty began working at DePaul as the Graduate Coordinator for the Office of Advising and Student Services in 2013 while finishing her graduate program, and now returns as the Graduate Student Services Administrator. 

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Abigail Ingram, Administrative Assistant, began working in the CSH Office of the Dean in March. Prior to employment at DePaul, Abigail held administrative positions at nonprofits, in the music industry, and at academic institutions--including Eastern Illinois University, her alma mater.

DePaul Discoveries

DePaul Discoveries is a peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal published by DePaul University’s College of Science and Health.
DePaul Discoveries Volume 3 was published in June 2014.
Editor-in-Chief
Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Editor

Judy Bramble, PhD
Editorial Board Members
Jocelyn Carter, PhD, Department of Psychology
Gabriela Gonzalez Aviles, PhD, Department of Physics
Kyle Grice, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Craig Klugman, PhD, Department of Health Sciences
Dorothy Kozlowski, PhD, Department of Biology
T. Kyle Petersen, PhD, Department of Mathematics
Mark Potosnak, PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences and Studies
Bridget Tenner, PhD, Department of Mathematics


DePaul Discoveries is online!

The DePaul Discoveries editorial board and many CSH faculty and student reviewers contributed to Volume 3.
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The Top Ten Most Downloaded DePaul Discoveries Papers Are:

1. Evidence for the Endowment Effect in Older Adults
Kristen Bernal
 
2. Cranial Musculature in Extant Crocodile Shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (Lamniformes: Pseudocarchariidae) and its Evolutionary Implications
Ikechukwu B. Achebe
 
3. Flirting Style and Sexual Orientation
Carolyn VanderMolen
 
4. Fossil Vertebrates from the Basal Lincoln Limestone of the Greenhorn Limestone (Upper Cretaceous) in Southeastern Colorado
Christopher Gallardo
 
5. Quantifying the Effects of Vegetation on the Carbon Storage of Northern Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
Nia Hurst
 
6. Examining the Relationships between Empathy, Mood, and Facial Mimicry
Catherine Rehberger
 
7. Max-Min Up-Down Permutations
Fiacha Heneghan and Ashley Sliva
 
8. Characterization of Electrical Performance of Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Pellets
Neel Patel
 
9. The effect of short-term water stress on leaf isoprene emission
Othon Nunez-Montelongo
 
10. Cosmic Sound in the Lyman Alpha Forest
Spencer Everett, Matt Kwiecien, and Cordell Newmiller
Eric Landahl,
Associate Professor with tenure

 
Beth LeClair,
Professor
Christine Reyna,
Professor

 
Mona Shattell,
Professor

Research Leaves

Congratulations to the following faculty members whose research leaves have been approved for AY14-15!


Linda Camras
Stanley Cohn
Sarah Connolly
Gabriela Bibiana Gonzalez Aviles
Verena Petra Graupmann
Jalene LaMontagne
Beth Lawrence
Elizabeth Ellen LeClair
Cecelia Martinez-Torteya
Bernadette Sanchez
Alice Stuhlmacher

Social Media 

Follow CSH on Twitter!

Like CSH Advising on Facebook!
 

The National SACNAS Chapter Committee awarded the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award to DePaul's Chapter

DePaul students have been invited to attend the SACNAS Chapter Recognition Reception at the 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles, California, after being chosen to receive the SACNAS 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award. 

DePaul's chapter received accolades for exemplifying the SACNAS mission: "SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science." More information can be found at sacnas.org

Under the leadership of Rhonda Harley, Assistant Director of Research and Student Services, and faculty advisor Dr. Jesús Pando, the DePaul chapter has grown exponentially. Rhonda was involved in the SACNAS chapter at Colorado State University before arriving at DePaul. Jesús started DePaul's chapter and has, with Rhonda's assistance, turned the group into a flourishing community and a support network for students in the CSH's challenging programs. 

DeSACNAS received the Most Improved Chapter award in 2012 and the Chapter of the Year award in 2013.

Thank you to Rhonda Harley for providing this information.

Jeff Bergen, Math
Bill Cody, Nursing
Joseph Ferrari, Psychology
Liam Heneghan, Environmental Science
Leonard Jason, Psychology
Mona Shattell, Nursing
Kenshu Shimada, Environmental Science
Alice Stuhlmacher, Psychology

Thank you to Carol Hughes, Director, News and Integrated Content, Office of Public Relations and Communications, for providing this information.
Resources for Early Career Faculty

Internal Resources
* see Upcoming Events for New Faculty Seminar and New Faculty Seminar Plus Dates

External Resources
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
NCFDD is an independent faculty development center that provides external mentoring, professional development, and a supportive community for faculty members across institutions. DePaul University has purchased an Institutional Membership to the NCFDD and joins a growing community of colleges and universities that offer NCFDD resources to faculty.

Spotlight on Faculty-Community Collaborations

Violence Prevention and Intervention Project

 
Dr. LaVome Robinson
and Dr. Leonard Jason

The Violence Prevention and Intervention Project is a five-year National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funded project aiming to reduce African American youth violence by examining the impact of a 16-session, group-delivered, culturally-grounded, cognitive-behavioral intervention. The objective of this intervention is to enhance resilience and increase adaptive coping strategies among youth receiving the prevention intervention. It is expected that this increase in adaptive coping will lead to an increased ability for youth to manage stressors, thus, decreasing the incidence of stress-related violence among the youth.  In addition, this project will examine environmental factors to determine the extent that these factors play a role in reducing or increasing youth violence.
The curriculum is designed to be a sustainable, school based intervention delivered by individuals familiar with, and involved in the everyday lives of students. The long-term goal of the project is to train school counselors, social workers, etc. to be able to deliver the intervention.
In identified high schools, 9th graders who are simultaneously enrolled in high school and clients of the School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) will be recruited for participation. Youth who are deemed eligible for study participation, based on screener data, will be randomly assigned to either the revised A-CWSC prevention intervention (delivered to groups of 8-10 students at a time) or the “standard care” control condition, provided by SBHCs.
This study is expected to have broad public health implications toward the reduction of African American youth health disparities and inform practice and policy on the development of effective violence prevention interventions for African American youth. It is expected that this study will inform a future project that will embed a culturally grounded violence prevention intervention within a large urban school system.
Our goal is that the Violence Prevention and Intervention Project will decrease incidents of violence among African American youth by teaching youth cognitive behavioral techniques to cope with psychosocial stress encountered in their daily lives. It is our expectation that the increased resilience gained from the acquisition of these new adaptive coping strategies will provide individual benefits to youth that will manifest themselves across contexts.

External Grants Awarded --
Congratulations!

In April, June, and August 2014, CSH faculty have received a total of  $512,784 in funding.

Awards in April
CICS ChicagoQuest has awarded $8,824 to Orson Morrison, College of Science and Health, for the ChicagoQuest School-Based Mental Health Clinic. DePaul Family and Community Services will provide a range of psychological services to Chicago students and families referred by CICS ChicagoQuest, which is a campus of the Chicago International Charter School (CICS), and part of the Chicago Public Schools.

Awards in June
The Illinois Department of Human Services has awarded $215,960 to Orson Morrison, Family & Community Services, College of Science & Health for the IDHS Agreement for Psychiatric Services FY 2015. This Community Services Agreement issued by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) will facilitate access to psychiatric services for adults, adolescents, and children who are in need of them.

The Chicago Community Trust has awarded $237,000 to Carolyn Narasimhan, Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, College of Science & Health for a continuing project entitled Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Year 2.  This project promotes high-quality science instruction, as defined by the Next Generation Science Standards, for students in the Chicago Public Schools by:
  • Providing professional development for teachers.
  • Building a cadre of professional development leaders.
  • Providing enhanced instructional support for a subset of high-need schools.
  • Offering professional development for school administrators.
  • Influencing state and local policy around implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Awards in August
The Chicago Quest Charter School has awarded $30,000 to Orson Morrison, Director, Family and Community Services, for the Chicago Quest School-Based Mental Health Clinic.  DePaul University Family and Community Services will provide a range of psychological services to Chicago Quest referred students and families during the period 9/02/14-6/19/2015.  As part of this initiative, DePaul Family and Community Services will provide trauma-informed mental health services that cannot be provided within the context of existing school social work services.

The Community Youth Development Institute has awarded $20,000 to Orson Morrison for the CYDI School-Based Mental Health Clinic. DePaul University Family and Community Services will provide a range of psychological services during the 2014-2015 school year to students and families referred by the Community Youth Development Institute (CYDI).  Services provided will include trauma-informed mental health services that cannot be provided within the context of school social work.  CYDI is a campus of Youth Connection Charter School, an open-enrollment charter school serving students in Chicago's most disadvantaged communities. 

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues has awarded $1,000 to Claudio Rivera, College of Science & Health, for a project entitled A Narrative Approach with Undocumented Latino Students: Academic Risk and Protective Factors.  This project will identify the academic risk and protective factors of undocumented Latinos. Implementing a narrative approach, qualitative methodology will be the primary mode of analysis. In-depth interviews will be conducted with 20 undocumented Latinos. Results will inform current immigration reform and contribute to the underdeveloped literature on undocumented immigrants.

Thank you Bob McCarthy and Regina Gilson from the ORS for providing the data.

DePaul/RFUMS Alliance Corner

Highlights
  • Last academic year, 59 students took part in the Pathways Honors program.
  • This fall, 68 students are entering the program.
  • 13 DePaul students did research at RFMUS this summer.
  • The RN to MSN graduate nursing program has been approved.
  • All six of the accelerated Pathways articulations are complete; the following curricula are in place and available to students:
    • Pharmacy
    • Podiatric medicine
    • Medicine
    • Physician assistant
    • Physical therapy
    • Pathologists’ assistant

Graduate Research Fund Awards


Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving project funding from the CSH Graduate Research Committee:

Hui Feng
Project: "Core-shell Latex Polymers with Additives in the Core Structure to Prevent Additive Migration"
Faculty Advisor: Greg Kharas (Chemistry)

Lauren Garbacz
Project: "Clinical Replication of Teacher-Child Interation Training (TCIT) with Day Care Providers"
Faculty AdvisorJocelyn Carter (Psychology)

Ece Kilic
Project: "Turkish Vowel Harmony"
Faculty AdvisorPablo Gomez (Psychology)

Christina Soibatian
Project: "Career Empowerment Curriculum: A Qualitative Study of Domestic Violence Survivors' Perceptions of Program Effectiveness"
Faculty AdvisorMegan Greeson (Psychology)

Kirk Weishaar
Project: "Controlling the Cheerleading Effect "
Faculty AdvisorPablo Gomez (Psychology)

Want to Provide Anonymous Feedback to the IRB/IACUC/IBC? 

See the Office of Research Services (ORS) Feedback and Comments sites:


IRB Feedback and Comments page
 

Upcoming Events

CSH Quarterly College Meeting
October 8, 2014 @ 3:15pm-5:15pm

New Faculty Seminar
October 10 @ 2:30-5PM, McGS 404

New Faculty Seminar
October 31 @ 2:30-5PM, McGS 404

Annual DePaul Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology Research Showcase (Undergraduate Research Showcase)
November 7 @ 1:30pm-4pm, McGS Atrium
Awards Ceremony @ 4pm

New Faculty Seminar
November 14 @ 2:30-5PM, McGS 404
Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP)
Winter and Spring 2015 Applications
Due by 5pm on October 20

URAP provides university-funded research opportunities for undergraduate students. Faculty mentors may apply for up to two research assistants per funding cycle.

External Funding Opportunities

 
National Institutes of Health
Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) (R15) Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252166
Award - $300,000
 
National Institutes of Health
Temporal Dynamics of Neurophysiological Patterns as Potential Targets for Treating Cognitive Deficits in Brain Disorders (R21) Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252519
Award - $200,000

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21) Modification
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=115114
Award - $200,000

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) Modification
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=115115 

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01) Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261914

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health NICHD Consortium for Research on Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention (R24) Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261949   
Award - $750,000

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Gut-Microbiome-Brain Interactions and Mental Health (R21/R33)
Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264688
Award - $1,000,000

American Heart Association
Open Innovation Challenge
3 Awards - Totaling $25,000 http://bit.ly/1lAnSmn 

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Small Research Grant Program (R03) Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259276
Award - $50,000

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R01) Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259277

HHS Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Exploratory/Developmental Research Program (R21) Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259278
Award - $200,000

DOC Department of Commerce Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Multiple effects of ocean acidification and nutrient loading to coastal marine ecosystems Grant 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259279
Award - $300,000 to $500,000

Thank you Maria del Carmen Ramirez from the ORS for providing these funding opportunities.
 

Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill
Call for Abstracts

 

Submission Period: September 2-November 5, 2014


"In the Spring of 2015 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.  There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs."

per the Council on Undergraduate Research website

Click for more information

External Grants Submitted -- Good Luck!


Between April and August 2014, CSH faculty have submitted a total of 32 full proposals, totaling $16,016,958.

Bernhard Beck-Winchatz (STEM Studies) submitted a proposal to the Illinois Space Grant Consortium Office for a project titled “Engaging community college students in STEM through high altitude ballooning: A partnership between Illinois SGC and the City Colleges of Chicago.”

Suzanne T. Bell (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Aeronautics & Space Administration for a project titled “Enabling Effective Team Task Switching in Long Duration Space Exploration.”

Jocelyn Carter (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Obesity Trajectories in Adolescence: Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms.”

Jessica M. Choplin (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the Liz Peace Fund for a project titled “Graduate Student Support.”

David A. Degras-Valabregue (Mathematics) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Simultaneous Confidence Regions for fMRI Data Analysis.”

Kathryn E. Grant (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “The impact of mentoring on the cardiovascular health of children.”

Kathryn E. Grant (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the US Department of Health & Human Services for a project titled “Enhancing Head Start Teacher Efficacy and Child Behavior with Teacher-Child Interaction Training.”

Kathryn E. Grant (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the United States Department of Education for a project titled “Refinement of an Intervention to Improve Academic Outcomes for Low-Income Urban Youth through Instruction in Effective Coping Supported by Mentoring Relationships.”

Kathryn E. Grant (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the United States Department of Education for a project titled “Chicago Public School- University Partnership to Foster Social Skills, Attitudes, and Behaviors tha.”

Kyle Arthur Grice (Chemistry) submitted a proposal to the Research Corporation for a project titled “Homogeneous Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Early Transition Metals Under Protic Conditions.”

Leonard A. Jason (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Post-Treatment Recovery Networks.”

Christie A. Klimas (Environmental Science) submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a project titled “CAREER: A pluralistic valuation of urban environments: an assessment of the environmental, social, and educational value of urban green space.”

Jalene M. LaMontagne (Biology) submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a project titled “RUI: Individual variation and scales of synchrony in white spruce mast seeding dynamics.”

Young-Me Lee (Nursing) submitted a proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a project titled “New Careers in Nursing AFACT Submission.”

Young-Me Lee (Nursing) submitted a proposal to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for a project titled “Transition to the Nurse Faculty Role: A National Perspective.”

Young-Me Lee (Nursing) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Culturally Appropriate HPV Educational Program for Asian-American Communities.”

Cecilia Martinez-Torteya (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the Foundation for Child Development for a project titled “The effects of traumatic stress among Latino preschoolers.”

Joseph A. Mikels (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a project titled “The Role of Emotion in Decisions Involving Risk Across the Adult Life Span.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the Chicago Quest Charter School for a project titled “Chicago Quest School-Based Mental Health Clinic.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to Get In Chicago for a project titled “Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Program.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the IL Department of Human Services for a project titled “IDHS Agreement for Psychiatric Services FY 2015.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the IL Department of Human Services for a project titled “Medicaid Reimbursements for Psych Services FY2015.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the Community Youth Development Institute for a project titled “CYDI School-Based Mental Health Clinic.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the Chicago Quest Charter School for a project titled “Chicago Quest School-Based Mental Health Clinic.”

Orson Morrison (Family & Community Services) submitted a proposal to the Chicago Board of Education for a project titled “CPS Social Emotional Support 2014-15.”

Carolyn C. Narasimhan (Mathematics) submitted a proposal to the Chicago Community Trust for a project titled “Chicago STEM Education Consortium.”

Carolyn C. Narasimhan (STEM Studies) submitted a proposal to the Chicago Board of Education for a project titled “Professional Development Services for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago.”

Eric M. Norstrom (Biology) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “GAP-43: A novel modulator of amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing.”

Bernadette Sanchez (Psychology) submitted a proposal to Summer Search for a project titled “Evaluation of Summer Search.”

Bernadette Sanchez (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the United States Department of Education for a project titled “The development of a youth-initiated mentoring intervention for under-represented college students.”

Michael M. Shuster (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “The Role of Affect in Medication Risk Judgments Across the Adult Lifespan.”

Rachael L. Suffrin (Psychology) submitted a proposal to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization for a project titled “Let's be Intentional about Our Stuff: Exploring Clutter and Quality of Life.”

Thank you Cate Eckstrom from the ORS for providing the data.

Congratulations Grad Students!

Sophia G. Robinson received AY1314 CSH Graduate Research Fund which partially supported her trip to present her research as a poster at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting - Experimental Biology 2014. She also received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from the Department of Chemistry. 

Graduate student Art Ralko presented his research as a poster entitled “Zinc-HCl reduction of halogenated nitrostyrenes: Synthesis of halogenated dopamine analogs” at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX. Faculty advisor: Justin Maresh (Chemistry)

In June 2014, Michelle Lajko presented at the American Society for Virology conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Her trip was partially funded by the CSH Graduate Research Fund Program. She graduated with distinction with a Masters in Biological Sciences in August 2014. Faculty advisor: Sarah Connolly (Health Sciences)

Ryan Wenkus received an external research grant from the Illinois State Academy of Science for $500. Her research is on “Linking predator life history trade-offs to levels of stability in predator-prey dynamics.”
 
Kattie Morris received an external research grant from the Illinois Ornithological Society for $750. Her research is on “Competition for cavities Red-headed Woodpeckers experience during the winter and spring within Cook Co., IL.”
 
Elsa Anderson presented her research “Nesting patterns of Red-headed Woodpeckers in Cook County” as part of the Conservation and Science Lecture Series at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Elsa also presented her research “Nest site selection of Red-headed woodpeckers across three spatial scales in an urban environment” at the Genomes to Biomes Conference (a joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, the Canadian Society of Zoologists, and the Canadian Society of Limnologists) in Montreal, Canada. Elsa was also accepted into a PhD program at UIC to begin in Fall 2014. She received a University Fellowship for two years.
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