Awards: December 2015

During the month of December 2015, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 35 new awards totaling over $7.1 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.

December New Awards

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Heather Brinton McKenzie Riparian Protections and Three Basins Rule Analysis Law Eugene Water & Electric Board 1 27,485
Kiersten Muenchinger Launch in the RAIN AAA Product Design VentureWell (formerly NCIIA) 2 34,000
Shannon Sardell Historic Structure Report of the Oregon Caves Chalet Historic Preservation U.S. Department of Interior 2 55,000
Francis Fien Age of Learning / Center on Teaching and Learning Collaboration Project #3 Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning Age of Learning, Inc. 1 35,000
Robert Parker Higher Education National Emergency Management Needs Assessment Community Service Center U.S. Department of Justice/Margolis Healy 1 95,542
Brandy Todd 2015 SPIE Education Outreach Grant Oregon Center for Optics International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 1 3,750
Robert Parker City of Turner: Burkland Pool Upgrade and Expansion Planning Community Service Center City of Turner 1 20,000
Cheryl Hartz Club de Arte para Mamás Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Oregon Community Foundation/University of Oregon Foundation 1 7,500
MIchael Haley Development and Commercialization of Nitrate-Selective Sensors for Precision Agriculture Matching award to NSF SBIR Phase II SupraSensor Materials Science Institute (Chem) Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute 1 6,000
Bethany Steiner City of Creswell Economic Development Vision Community Service Center City of Creswell 1 17,000
Mark Fonstad Production of 1935 Topographic Datasets of the Columbia River Gorge from Aerial Photogrammetry Geography USGS 1 2,500
Brandy Todd SPIE outreach funds Center for Optics International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 1 3,750
Lisa Abia-Smith Visual Arts Outreach and Wellness for Adults with Dementia, PTSD, and TBI, the Hospitalized, UO Students, and the Community Jordan Schitzer Museum of Art Oregon Arts Commission 1 15,726
Chris Minson Chronic Passive Heat Exposure as a Means to Improve Cardiometabolic Health in Obese Women Human Physiology American Heart Association 2 25,000
Allen Malony Scalable Performance Evaluation using the TAU Performance System Neuroinfomatics Intel 1 50,000
Cassandra Mosely Analysis of landowner perceptions regarding potential changes to riparian rules for the Oregon Department of Forestry ISE Oregon Dept of Foresty 1 58,653
Brian O'Neill Cultural Resource Inventory of the I-5 Roberts Mountain-South Umpqua Paving and Climbing Lane Project Museum of Anthropology Oregon Dept of Transportation 1 13,311
Matthew Smear Neural mechanisms of stereo olfaction ION Whitehall Foundation 3 225,000
Michael Pluth Match to MRI: Acquisition of an Epifluorescent Microscope for Research and Education at the University of Oregon MSI ONAMI 3 8,716
Robert Parker Downtown Public Market Feasibility Assessment, Phase II Community Service Center Lane County 1 39,929
Monte Westerfield Baylor (U54) Center for Personalized Expression and Functional Gene Analysis in Drosophila and Zebrafish ION Baylor College of Medicine/NIH 3 1,257,851
Kathy Lynn CIRC 2.0: TRANSFORMING DATA INTO USABLE KNOWLEDGE FOR ADAPTING TO CLIMATE-RELATED HAZARDS IN THE PNW Environmental Studies Program OSU 5 65,811
Janne Underriner The Grand Ronde Chinuk Wawa Kindergarten-Third Grade Immersion Project NW Indian Language Institue Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde 3 46,200
Patrick Phillips Systems genetics of natural variation in stress response pathways IEE NIH 4 1,144,382
Philip Fisher Using online learning and coaching to increase the competency of early childhood teachers to impact school readiness for children exposed to trauma PSI OSU/USDE 4 244,576
Carrie McCurdy Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome - Subaward University of Colorado, Denver (Friedman) Human Physiology University of Colorado/NIH 4 911,395
Shannon Sardell Historic Structure Report of the Oregon Caves Chalet AAA NPS 2 55,000
Randy Gragg Watzek Reroofing Project AAA Kinsman Foundation 1 30,000
Cherl Hartz Conservation of "Two Pans and Shell Fountain" in the Prince Lucien Campbell Memorial Courtyard Jordan Schitzer Museum of Art Kinsman Foundation 1 5,000
Robert Parker Eugene Sector Analysis Community Service Center Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce 1 8,355
Philip Fisher Frontiers of Innovation Initiative PSI Harvard 4 mon 33,000
Cheryl Hartz Rehousing of Oversize, Flat Items from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art NEH 1.5 6,000
James Hutchison Integrating nanoparticle design and in vivo testing to proactively reduce environmental impacts MSI OSU/NSF 3 133,595
Richard Taylor Bi-inspired Electronics for Interfacing Artificial implants to Living Systems MSI Keck Foundation 3 900,000
Megan Banks SCPY 2015 - Redmond Walkability (City of Redmond Task Order #2) Sustainable Cities Initiative City of Redmond 1 62,000
Gyoung-Ah Lee Mapping Early Korea in a Globalized Context: Interdisciplinary Approach to Origins of Agriculture and Social Complexity in Prehistoric-Early Historic Korea Anthropology The Academy of Korean Studies 5 1,500,000

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