Awards: July 2018

During the month of July 2018, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 67 new awards totaling more than $18.1 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.

July New Awards

Last Name First Name Project Department Source Length of Award (years) Total Budget
Allen Nick ORI Subaward: Depressed Mothers' Parenting of Adolescents: Social-cognitive & Neural Mechanisms Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Oregon Research Institute) 1 138,271
Allen Nick Automatic Multimodal Affect Detection for Research and Clinical Use Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) (University of Pittsburgh) 1 25,864
Barkan Alice Elucidating mechanisms of Photosystem I assembly and repair Molecular Biology, Institute of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 3 599,895
Berkman Elliot Motivational Boost at Scale, Phase Ib Prevention Sci Inst Operations Harvard University (Hemera Foundation ) 1 18,245
Berkman Elliot Devaluing Energy-Dense Foods for Cancer Control: Translational Neuroscience Prevention Sci Inst Operations National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 574,870
Bowman Caitlin Memory precision and generalization: the cognitive and neural basis of adaptive memory function Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 59,038
Brown Anne Evaluation Team Member for LA Metro and Sound Transit Mobility on Demand Study Sustainable Cities Initiative Eno Center for Transportation 2 50,000
Byrne Michelle The role of brain activity and connectivity in the association between immune function and depressive symptoms, and the effect of pubertal timing: A longitudinal study of adolescent girls. Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 124,563
Cary Mari Evaluation of Lane STEM?s Coder-in-Residence Program Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning Lane Education Service District (U.S. Department of Education (USDE) ) 2 249,921
Chaparro Erin TIPS EdTECH: Developing Professional Development and Online Applications to Support Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) and Multi-Tiered Support Systems Educational and Community Supports U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 1 368,936
Chaparro Erin An Investigation of Direct Instruction Spoken English for At-Risk English Learners (Year 3) Educational and Community Supports U.S. Department of Education (USDE) (Oregon Research Institute) 1 153,390
Cronce Jessica Personalized mobile app: Challenging alcohol expectancies to reduce high-risk drinking and consequences Prevention Sci Inst Operations University of Washington (National Institutes of Health (NIH) ) 4 105,601
Doe Chris Q A combined theoretical-experimental effort for revealing themolecular mechanism that ensure robust selection ofneuroblasts in the early drosophila embryo Neuroscience, Institute of U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation 4 129,600
Doe Chris Q Developmental Biology Training Grant - competing continuation (2) Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 330,757
Doe Chris Q Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Sarah Ackerman Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 59,038
Dufek Josef Collaborative Research: Dynamics of caldera-scale rhyolitic magma systems CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 1 112,327
Dufek Josef The interaction of Pyroclastic Density Currents with the Atmosphere and Landscapes: Integrating experiments and computational approaches for validation and examination of entrainment and erosion in PDC CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 2 98,482
Elias Ben FRG: Collaborative Research: Algebra and geometry behind link homology Mathematics, Department of National Science Foundation 3 99,999
Endzweig Pamela Luther Cressman Fieldwork Film Preservation Museum of Natural and Cultural History National Film Preservation Foundation 1 7,980
Fien Hank A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the Numbershire level 1 Gaming Intervention for Improving Math Outcomes for Students With or At Risk for Math Learning Disabilities Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 1 923,988
Giuliani Nicole Quantifying the impact of mothers on preschoolers? food-related self-regulation and overconsumption of unhealthy food Prevention Sci Inst Operations Medical Research Foundation 1 39,967
Guillemin Karen Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Catherine Pohl Robinson Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 2,008
Hartz Jill Soreng Gallery Renovation Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art University of Oregon Foundation (Oregon Community Foundation ) 1 150,000
Hinman Melissa Establishment of stable zebrafish genetic models for studying myotonic dystrophy. Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 2,008
Huber-Stearns Heidi Federal Forest Restoration Program Monitoring, 2017-2019 Sustainable Environment, Institute for a Oregon Department of Forestry 1 100,000
Huber-Stearns Heidi Using Science to Explore and Communicate USDA Forest Service Demographic Diversity Sustainable Environment, Institute for a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2 75,000
Jayne Melodi Genomic Library Sequencing [Task Order #2] Research Core Business Services U.S. Geological Survey 1 7,020
Jin Qusheng Collaborative Research: Biogeochemical drivers of interspecies electron transfer from iron reducers to methanogens CAS Earth Sciences, Department of (formerly Geological Science) National Science Foundation 3 114,418
Keller Vera Antiquarian Science: Comparative Cultures of Collection in the early modern Royal Society, Society of Antiquaries, and the Leopoldina. Clark Honors College University of Lincoln (Arts and Humanities Research Council ) 1 14,508
Kelly Nichole An Exercise Intervention to Improve the Eating Patterns of Preadolescent Children at High Risk for Obesity[original title] Efficacy of an Acute Physical Exercise Intervention to Improve the Eating Patterns of Preadolescent Children at High Risk for Ob Prevention Sci Inst Operations National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 405,625
Kribs Graham Theoretical Investigations in Particle Physics Theoretical Science, Institute of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 3 1,104,000
Kuhl Brice Neural mechanisms for reducing interference during episodic memory formation Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 278,688
Leve Leslie Paths 2 the Future for Girls [Year 2 Funding] Secondary Special Education and Transition Research Programs U.S. Department of Education (USDE) (University of California) 1 581,549
Lipshitz Robert Tehran Topology 2018 Mathematics, Department of National Science Foundation 1 6,000
Lonergan Mark Electron/hole selectivity in organic semiconductor contacts for solar energy conversion Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 1 155,000
Mazurek Linni Mapping Religious Communities Across the Ancient Mediterranean: The Ostia Connectivity Project History, Department of International Catacomb Society 1 2,750
McGuire Krista RAPID: Microbial signatures of tropical trees across human land use gradients before and after hurricane disturbance: implications for the disruption of coexistence mechanisms Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Science Foundation 1 195,400
McIntosh Kent Project ReACT: Neutralizing the Effects of Implicit Bias on Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline Educational and Community Supports U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 1 422,561
McKnight Jeff Mechanisms and Consequences of Specific Chromatin Arrangements in vivo Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 5 1,542,900
McLain Barbi Julia Sophie Wagner TourWest Proposal Oregon Bach Festival Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) (National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) ) 1 2,375
Meacham James Tsunami Beat the Wave Map Product Geography, Department of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries 1 20,000
Melnick Robert Manhattan Project Cultural Landscape Inventory (MAPR CLI) DSGN Landscape Architecture, Department of U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 2 70,000
Minson Christopher Heat Therapy versus Exercise Training in Hypertension - Human Physiology National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4 2,403,486
Murray Chris University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities- 2018-2023 Ed CHD External Funding U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 5 2,734,995
Nelson Nancy Evaluating a State-Level Initiative to Integrate Tiered Academic and Behavior Interventions Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning U.S. Department of Education (USDE) 2 250,000
Nolen Brad Coordinated assembly and disassembly of branched actin networks by Arp2/3 complex and its regulators - admin supplement for the purchase of an Airyscan detector Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 285,964
Opp-Beckman Leslie Strengthening Evaluation and Assessment in English Teaching - Dominican Republic American English Institute U.S. Department of State (DOS) 1 124,991
Parker Robert McKenzie Watershed Conservation Fund Ratepayer Surveys DSGN Community Service Center Eugene Water & Electric Board 1 20,000
Pellegrini Sue Diversifying cropping systems through cover crops and targeted grazing: impacts on plant-microbe-insect interactions, yield and economic returns DSGN Energy Studies Building Lab Montana State University (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ) 3 19,153
Pfeifer Jennifer Choosing to regulate: An fMRI investigation of autonomous vs. controlled self-regulation and substance use in late adolescence Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 177,192
Prell Jim Advanced Fourier-Transform Analysis Methods for Quantifying Compositional Heterogeneity in Mass Spectra of Large Assembly Ions Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) American Society for Mass Spectrometry 1 35,000
Richmond Geraldine Molecular Structure, Bonding and Assembly at Nanoemulsion and Liposome Surfaces Materials Science Institute (Chemistry) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 1 270,000
Seeley John Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan Ed CHD External Funding Oregon Health Authority 1 200,000
Seeley John OHA: Student Mental Health Support Human Development, Center on Oregon Health Authority 1 134,000
Shanks Alan Pulsed Settlement of Dungeness Crab: Effects on their Ecology and Recruitment Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission 1 9,997
Shanks Alan The Annual Recruitment of Dungeness Crab Megalopae and the Prediction of the Future Commercial Catch; Funding for Spring/Summer 2018 Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission 1 9,943
Shende Sameer ECP SDK Subcontract to the University of Oregon from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oregon Advanced Computing Institute for Science & Society U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2 560,000
Silva Lucas Harnessing biological complexity to improve food security: How do mycorrhizal networks control resource transfer and plant productivity in inter- and mono-crop model systems? Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Science Foundation 2 294,705
Sohlberg McKay eGAS: A Tool to Support Patient-Centered Goal Attainment Scaling for Cognitive Rehabilitation Prevention Sci Inst Operations National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 73,750
Steckler Becky Emerging Technologies and Cities: Assessing the impacts of new mobility on cities (NITC) Sustainable Cities Initiative U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (Portland State University ) 1 70,505
Thompson Sylvia Reading for Success - National Program for Reading (RFS-NPR) Resubmission Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning Creative Associates International (Creative DC) (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) ) 5 344,743
Ting Nelson Genetic identity of elephant migrants across a forest-savanna mosaic of protected areas in Western Uganda Ecology & Evolution, Institute of National Geographic Society 3 75,000
Todahl Jeffrey Stewards of Children 2.0 Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, Center for Ford Family Foundation 2 300,000
Young Craig A new research vessel for the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Coos County 2 50,000
Yu Yi Community eldercare in urban China Geography, Department of Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) 1 10,000
Zalewski Regnier Maureen Admin Supp #2: Transportation Costs Psychology, Department of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 75,723
Zemper Annie Functional Genomics of Lrig1+ Colonic Stem Cells in DSS-Induced Colitis Repair Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 72,589

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