Awards: August 2018

During the month of August 2018, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 44 new awards totaling more than $28.4 million in support of research activities.*

For more information about awards to the UO, please visit our statistics page or review all monthly award reports.

August New Awards

Last Name First Name Project Department Source Length of Award (years) Total Budget
Allen Nick U01- MAPS: Mobile Assessment for the Prediction of Suicide Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4 $2,942,785
Bindeman Ilya Investigation of Secondary Water in Volcanic Glass and its Isotopic Signatures CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 3 $299,958
Clark Benjamin Investigating effects of TNCs on Parking demand and revenues Sustainable Cities Initiative Portland State University (U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)) 1 $48,863
Davis Edward REFIND: Remote strategies for fossil finding: multispectral images and species distributional modelling applications for large-scale palaeontological surveys. CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) Universita Ca Forscari Venezia (UNIVE)(European Union) 2 $15,600
Fontenot Sean A Sensor for quantification of hydrogen sulfide Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 $400,207
Galloway Aaron Collaborative Research: Sea ice as a driver of Antarctic benthic macroalgal community composition and nearshore trophic connectivity Oregon Institute of Marine Biology National Science Foundation 3 $253,303
Guillemin Karen Engineering Transmissible Health Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $7,579,994
Guldberg Bob Wirelessly Actuated Fixation Plate to Deliver Fully Customized Mechanical Loading Profiles for Enhanced Osteogenesis and Vascularization in Bone Healing[R15] Knight Campus Michigan Technological University(National Institutes of Health (NIH)) 2 $30,000
Halliwill John Porter Physiology Fellowship - Larson Human Physiology American Physiological Society 1 $28,300
Huck Kevin Phylanx Engine Enhancement and Visualizations Development Oregon Advanced Computing Institute for Science & Society Booz Allen Hamilton (U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)) 1 $180,000
Husman Jenefer Collaborative Research: Reducing Student Resistance to Active Learning: Applying Research Results to Faculty Development Oregon Educ Sci Lab National Science Foundation 4 $537,543
Jasti Ramesh Nanohoops as Modular Building Blocks to Molecular Cylinders and Machines Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) National Science Foundation 4 $240,000
Johnson Darren EAGER SitS: Sensors and Materials for In-field Soil Analysis of Nitrate and Other Oxoanions Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) National Science Foundation 2 $300,000
Kurhanewicz Nicole Elucidating the role of small RNA pathways in heat-stress induced DNA damage during spermatogenesis[NRSA F32 Postdoc Nicole Kurhanewicz] Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 $120,212
Kwok Alison Carbon Impacts of CLT: Literature Review and Case Studies DSGN Architecture & Interior Architecture, Department of Oregon State University (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)) 1 $25,000
Leve Leslie An adoption study of the development of early substance use: the joint roles of genetic influences, prenatal risk, rearing environment, and pubertal maturation Prevention Sci Inst Operations Pennsylvania State University, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $1,345,360
Leve Leslie The Early Growth and Development Study Pediatric Cohort Prevention Sci Inst Operations The National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $2,522,413
Libuda Diana Recombination pathway and partner choices during meiosis Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $1,832,140
Lockery Shawn Neurogenetic analysis of value-based decision making Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4 $1,813,016
Lu Peng Collaborating Research in ancient solutions of Ricci Flow Mathematics, Department of Simons Foundation 5 $42,000
Lynn Kathy 25-year update to the Northwest Forest Plan Tribal Monitoring Report Environmental Studies Program U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1 $18,003
Madison Ed My STEM Story: Scaling STEM Motivation Through Digital Storytelling and Near Peer Relationships Journalism and Communication, School of National Science Foundation 3 $1,186,680
McDowell Patricia Comparing passive and active river restoration in John Day River Geography, Department of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board) 2 $95,824
McIntyre Laura Lee Enhancing Parenting Skills: Application of a Web-Based Three-Tiered Model Prevention Sci Inst Operations U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 5 $2,372,259
McKnight Jeff Support for Dr. Jeff McKnight for his research in targeted chromatin remodeling. Molecular Biology, Institute of University of Oregon Foundation (Donald and Delia Baxter Foundation) 1 $100,000
Melgar Moctezuma Diego Collaborative Research:Framework:Data:NSCI:HDR:GeoSCIFramework: Scalable Real-time Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning for Geoscience and Hazards Research CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 3 $405,494
Melnick Robert Cultural Landscape Report of Ford Island Chief Petty Officer's Bungalows Neighborhood and Battleship Row DSGN Landscape Architecture, Department of U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 1 $43,372
Mital Steve LeanPath Sustainability, Office of City of Eugene 2 $24,784
Muenchinger Kiersten Community Clothing Project(Formerly Communal Spaces, Community Places) DSGN Product Design National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1 $36,000
Norris Boyana IEEE Archive Analysis Computer & Information Science, Department of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 1 $66,003
Phillips Patrick Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program - Data Coordination Center (Grant Transfer from Buck Institute) Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4 $397,969
Phillips N Mean Dimension and Radius of Comparison Mathematics, Department of Simons Foundation 5 $42,000
Raymer Michael Photon Temporal Modes as a Quantum Information Resource Oregon Center for Optics National Science Foundation 3 $450,000
Rempel Alexandra GOALI: Climate-Responsive Design and Control Strategies for Affordable Multi-Family Residences Environmental Studies Program National Science Foundation 3 $359,955
Saltzman Riki Oregon Folklife Network Folk & Traditional Arts Partnership FY19, Traditional Arts Apprenticeships and Regional Collaborative Partnerships Academic Extension National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1 $40,000
Selker Eric Control and function of heterochromatin in Neurospora crassa Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 $2,572,558
Simnitt Emily Digital Readers, Composition Program English, Department of Open Oregon Educational Resources 1 $15,500
Sutherland Kelly Collaborative Research: Trophic roles of oceanic ctenophores in epipelagic waters Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Science Foundation 3 $139,007
Thomas Amanda Rapid Magnitude Assessment of Large Earthquakes from Machine Learning CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 1 $41,029
Thorsson Courtney The Sisterhood: A Black Women's Literary Organization English, Department of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 1 $60,000
Van Den Wymelenberg Kevin TDI Acoustic Lab Testing of Typical Multi-Family Residential CLT Wall and Floor Assemblies DSGN Energy Studies Building Lab Oregon State University 1 $106,350
Vogel Matthias Campus Weeks 2018 - Shaping Germany Germanic Languages and Literature, Department of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 1 $8,340
Watkins James CAREER: Toward an inorganic calcite reference frame for interpreting the stable isotope composition of biogenic carbonates CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 5 $600,644
Wood Stephanie Discovering Native Histories along the Lewis and Clark Trail Equity Promotion, Center for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 1 $175,229
Woodruff-Borden Janet Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) August, 2018: PI to be changed to Janet Woodruff-Borden Graduate School National Science Foundation 5 $976,000

*Does not include recurring task orders on existing grants, non-competitive continuations and other types of supplemental funding.