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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for August 2010. 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.


JAMES BLANDO, assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in N.J. Healthcare Facilities"; U.S. Public Health Service, $2,000.


KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, "PIRE: Origins of High Marine Biodiversity in the Indo-Malay-Philippine Archipelago: Transforming a Biodiversity Hotspot into a Research and Education Hotspot"; National Science Foundation, $45,000.


JOHN COOPER, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Algorithms for Validation of Latent Variable Estimation Using Synthesized Chemical Signatures"; Bruker Optics Inc., $12,000.


LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "Educational Opportunity Centers Program - Year 5"; U.S. Department of Education, $480,171.


HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar, electrical and computer engineering, "Studies of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Used by Transmission Electron Microscopy"; Jefferson Lab, $10,000.


BARRY EZELL, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and ADRIAN GHEORGHE, professor of engineering management, "Review Industry Best Practices and Recommend Tunnel Asset and Systems Inspection Process"; Rileen Innovative Technologies Inc., $55,948.


TAL EZER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Red Sea - Dead Sea Convergence Feasibility Study"; Tractebel Engineering, $41,016.


LAUREL GARZON, associate professor of nursing, "Addressing Disparities with DNPS Prepared in Telehealth"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $236,764. Co-PIs from nursing are: MICAH SCOTT, senior lecturer; CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, associate professor; and MICHELLE RENAUD, assistant professor.


DAVID GAUTHIER, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Bermuda Fish Kill Investigation"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $4,000.


MARK HAVEY, professor and eminent scholar of physics, "Atomic Physics Investigations of Light Localization in High Density Ultracold 87RB Vapor"; National Science Foundation, $50,000.


RICHARD HELLER, director, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Bioelectrics Research for Casualty Care and Management, Log Number 09036003"; Army Medical Research and Materials Command, $1.4 million. Co-PIs are POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology; BARBARA HARGRAVE, associate professor of biological sciences; KARL SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar and Batten Endowed Chair in Bioelectric Engineering; LOREE HELLER, research associate professor, medical laboratory and radiation sciences; JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor of bioelectrics; and STEPHEN BEEBE, research professor, Reidy Center.


PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor of engineering management, "Research and Development Governance Capability Development for the Borders and Maritime Security Division"; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, $1.6 million. Co-PIs from engineering management are CHARLES KEATING, professor, and RANI KADY, assistant professor.


JACQUELINE HINES, director of student support services, "Student Support Services - 2009-10 Federal Budget"; U.S. Department of Education, $326,099.


EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "IMBER Imbizo - II: Support and Facilitation"; National Science Foundation, $25,000.


LISA HORTH, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Rapid: Selection in Action: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak Increase the Frequency of Mottled Black Fish?"; National Science Foundation, $34,137.


JOHN KLINCK, professor, and MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: SAM's Contribution to Increased Ocean Heat Content on the Continental Shelf of Western Antarctic Peninsula"; National Science Foundation, $46,458.


CATHY LAU-BARRACO, assistant professor of psychology, "Adapting a Secondary Prevention Program for Nonstudent Emerging Adult Drinkers"; U.S. Public Health Service, $740,945.


ROLAND LAWRENCE, assistant professor of engineering technology, and LINDA VAHALA, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "An Investigation of Damage Mechanisms and the Impact of Lightning Induced Currents on the Structural Integrity of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels"; NASA, $31,560.


YUPING LIU, associate professor, and LEONA TAM, assistant professor, business administration, "When Loyalty and Habit Collide"; Marketing Science Institute, $7,550.


JINGDONG MAO, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Eager: Exploring Advanced Solid-state NMR as a Tool to Better Understand Changes in Litter Carbon Chemistry Caused by Decomposition"; National Science Foundation, $50,000.


TAMMI MILLIKEN, assistant professor of counseling and human services, "Carenow"; city of Norfolk, $60,438.


GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Control of Indium Phase Separation and P-Type Ingan: Phase II"; Cermet Inc., $72,044.


MICHAEL NELSON, associate professor of computer science, "Large: Collaborative Research: Web Archive Cooperative"; National Science Foundation, $399,754.


YIANNIS PAPELIS, chief scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Research and Development to Increase Maturity of Concept, Operations, Procedures and Technologies for Airborne Precision Spacing"; Lockheed Martin, $400,000. Co-PIs are BRETT NEWMAN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, VMASC.


MARY SANDY, director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Virginia Space Grant/State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Scholarships, 2010-11"; SCHEV, $245,000.


FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space & Technology, "NASA Summer Camp 2010"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $39,358.


STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer, and ROBERT GABLE, professor and eminent scholar, communication disorders and special education, "CSEEP Continuation"; ODU, $150,000.


HARRIS WU, assistant professor of information systems and decision sciences, "Collaborative Classification of Large, Growing Collections with Evolving Facets"; National Science Foundation, $80,702. Co-PIs are KURT MALY, professor and eminent scholar, and MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, computer science.


NANCY XU, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "NIRT: Design of Biocompatible Nanoparticles for Probing Living Cellular Functions and Their Potential Environmental Impacts"; National Science Foundation, $40,315.

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