Grants & Contracts

Jones McGinnis Gaff Swanson


The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March and April. Award amounts are totals expected for the entire funding period. The list does not include supplements, modifications or other changes to existing grants or contracts. For awards that have more than one investigator, the first faculty member listed is the principal investigator.

KIMBERLY ADAMS-TUFTS, associate professor of nursing, and JAMES NEFF, professor of community and environmental health, “‘Secrets’: Educational Theatre Program”; East Bay Community Foundation, $155,611.

TAMI AL-HAZZA, assistant professor, CHARLENE FLEENER, associate professor, and ABHA GUPTA, associate professor, educational curriculum and instruction, “Reading First, Teacher Reading Academy”; Virginia Department of Education, $78,000.

HARI ARETI, professor, and GAIL DODGE, chair, physics, “REU at ODU: Accelerator and Nuclear Physics”; National Science Foundation, $33,500.

MARK BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, “Third Party Match for ‘Modeling Lobster Larval Dispersal’ Project”; Darden Restaurants, $15,000. Also, “Lobster Modeling Larval Dispersal – Additional Funding”; FAO of the United Nations, $31,150.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Youth Services Survey for Families”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $3,101.

ROLAND COOPER, assistant professor of biological sciences, “Cellular and Molecular Components of Fitness in CQ-selected Malaria Parasites”; University of Notre Dame, $78,168.

GAIL DODGE, chair of physics, “JSA Initiatives Fund”; Jefferson Science Associates, $4,500.

PHYLLIS EATON, lecturer, JANET AZAR, adjunct assistant professor, and ANN CAMPBELL, senior lecturer, nursing, “Bike Smart Virginia Bicycle Helmet/Rodeo Program”; Virginia Department of Health, $1,000.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “LDAR Receiver System – Continuation of Task Order 6072”; NASA, $67,530.

HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Spatially Explicit Mathematical Model of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis”; U.S. Public Health Service, $452,223.

PATRICK HATCHER, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Collaborative Research: Molecular Level Characterization of Organic Matter in Ice Cores Using High-Resolution FTICR Mass Spectrometry”; National Science Foundation, $266,120.

MARK HAVEY, eminent scholar of physics, “Atomic Physics Investigators of Light Local in High Density Ultracold 87RB Vapor”; National Science Foundation, $8,629.

KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Tidewater Writing Project”; National Writing Project, $5,000.

WALT HOOKS, physics operations manager, “Southeastern Universities Research Association – Jefferson Lab Support”; Jefferson Lab Associates, $172,452.

CYNTHIA JONES, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Characterization of the Sub-population Contribution of Age-0 Atlantic Menhaden to Chesapeake Bay”; Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium (VGMSC), $73,516. Also, “Sheepshead Population Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay, Va.”; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $67,206. Also, with ROBERT DIAS, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Evaluation of Nursery Habitats: Effects of Carbon and Nitrogen Sources on Juvenile Fish Growth in Chesapeake Bay”; VGMSC, $77,368.

SEBASTIAN KUHN, professor; STEPHEN BUELTMANN, research assistant professor; GAIL DODGE, chair; AMARYAN MOSKOV, associate professor; CHARLES HYDE, professor; and LARRY WEINSTEIN, University Professor, physics, “From Quarks to Nuclei”; U.S. Department of Energy, $2,434,627.

RAFAEL LANDAETA, assistant professor of engineering management, “Project Management Development Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers”; Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, $2,400.

LI-SHI LUO, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, “Hypersonic Transition and Turbulence with Non-Equilibrium Thermo-Chemistry”; Texas Engineering Experiment Station, $93,134.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar of computer science, “Dominion Enterprises PO # 31.03.2008D05”; Dominion Enterprises, $20,200. Also, with MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, and STEVEN ZEIL, associate professor, computer science, “Automated System for Extracting Metadata from DTIC Technical Documents”; Defense Technology Information Center, $84,700.

GAYLE MCCOMBS, associate professor of dental hygiene, “A Study to Determine the Ability of Two Examiners to Detect Differences in the Effectiveness of Selected Toothbrushes on Removal of Dental Plaque”; Proctor and Gamble, $28,651.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Modeling and Simulation Education for the Acquisition/T&E Workforce”; Navy Postgraduate School, $405,715. Also, “IPA for Charles White”; Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office, $191,357. Also, “IPA for Donovan Bruce Bailey”; Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office, $218,915.

TIMOTHY MOTLEY, associate professor of biological sciences, “DNA and Phytochemical Fingerprinting of Actaea Species, Year 2”; Lehman College, CUNY, $51,216.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Nutrient Controls Contributing to Karenia brevis Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico”; University of South Florida, $82,499. Also, “Forecasting Ecological Impacts from Continuous Monitoring Systems”; Virginia Environmental Endowment, $28,831. Also, with PATRICK HATCHER, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Collaborative Research: Assessing the Bioavailability of Effluent Organic Nitrogen Along a Freshwater to Saltwater Continuum”; National Science Foundation, $120,639 and $99,366.

JOHN NUNNERY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, and SHANA PRIBESH, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Multistate Evaluation of At-risk Interven-tions”; University of Memphis, $48,049.

ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, “General Dynamics Extension to 781881”; General Dynamics, $60,310.

ANATOLY RADYUSHKIN, eminent scholar; J. WALLACE VAN ORDEN, eminent scholar; IAN BALITSKY, professor; and ROCCO SCHIAVILLA, professor, physics, “Topics in Theoretical Nuclear Physics”; U.S. Department of Energy, $80,000.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Mission Management Initiative for Solar System Exploration”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $20,000.

ALAN SAVITZKY, professor of biological sciences, “Support for an International Symposium on Sequestered Defensive Compounds in Tetrapod Vertebrates”; National Science Foundation, $16,975.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “James River Wastewater Treatment Plant IFAS Demonstration and VIP Algal Nutrient Assimilation Study”; Virginia Military Institute, $42,118.

KARL SCHOENBACH, director, and ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, “Comprehensive Study of Neuro-muscular Effects of Nanosecond Electrical Pulses”; Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, $750,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, director of research, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Forecasting System for Anheuser-Busch Products at EURPAC”; EURPAC Service Inc., $10,000. Also, with ROLAND MIELKE, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of ECE, “Commonwealth Transportation Project”; $199,925.

MICHAEL STACEY, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD, associate professor of biological sciences, and HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Electric Field Implosion in Conjunction with Sensitized Nanoparticles as a Novel Form of Cancer Treatment”; Old Dominion University, $35,697.

JAMES SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, “Mitichondria and Oocyte Failure: Seed Grant for Future Funding”; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $124,412.

RESIT UNAL, professor, and PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor, engineering management, “Uncertainty Assessment in Conceptual Design Using Expert Judgment Estimates and Evidence Theory”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $43,391.

LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics, “Define and Characterize the Research Development of Microwave Generated Surface Plasmas – Extension”; NASA Langley Research Center, $27,000.