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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2012

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2012

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January and February 2012. 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.

SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, professor of human movement sciences, and STEVEN MORRISON, associate professor of physical therapy, "Development of a Quality of Life Tool Sensitive to Cognitive and Physical Measures of Fatigue"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $62,429.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Management and Logistics Operations for the U.S. Geotraces Zonal North Atlantic Survey Section"; National Science Foundation, $13,000. Also, "Geotraces Sampling System Subcontract for Grant, Eager: The Relationship Between Microbial Biogeography and Ocean Chemistry Across a Persistent Oceanographic 'Hot Spot' in the NE Pacific Ocean"; University of Washington, $66,146.

JEAN DELAYEN, professor of physics, "Support for Postdoc"; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, $141,201.

AYODEJI DEMUREN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Continuation of Insulin Occlusion Study"; Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, $10,000.

GAIL DODGE, professor of physics, "Jefferson Lab GRA Support"; Jefferson Lab, $8,667.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "College Access Challenge Grant"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $117,788.

BARRY EZELL, chief scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Cyber Risk to Hampton Roads Transportation Control Systems Virginia Critical Transportation Infrastructure"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $127,149.

JING HE, associate professor of computer science, "Localized Electron Cryo-Tomography for High Resolution 3-Dimensional Imaging of the Cell Membrane Protrusion from the Nanopores Induced by Nanosecond Electric Pulses"; Old Dominion University, $88,417. Co-PIs are: OLGA PAKHOMOVA, research associate professor, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics; HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar, Applied Research Center; and ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics.

RICHARD HELLER, director of the Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Developing and Commercialization of Pulse Power Technology"; Center for Innovative Technology, $100,000. Co-PIs are YEONG-JER CHEN, research assistant professor, and STEPHEN BEEBE, research professor, Reidy Center. Also, "CIT/CRCF Matching Funds: Platelet Gel"; CIT, $100,000. Co-PIs are CHEN and BARBARA HARGRAVE, associate professor of biological sciences.

JOHN HOLSINGER, eminent scholar emeritus and professor emeritus of biological sciences, "New Species of Amphipod Crustacean"; Maryland Department of Natural Resources, $2,000.

KAREN KOTT, associate professor of physical therapy, "Designing, Maintaining and Evaluating a Family Support Access Expansion Center for Vulnerable African American Families in the Tidewater Region of Virginia"; Hampton University, $15,546.

SANDEEP KUMAR, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Proposal for Development of a Commercial Feasible Method of Extraction on Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Tobacco Using a Hydrothermal Technique Under Continuous Flow"; Tyton BioSciences Corp., $17,803.

DREW LANDMAN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Envelope Expansion of Experimental Investigation of Ship Airwake/Rotor Downwash Coupling"; Naval Air Warfare Center TSD, $45,970. Also, "Design of Experiments Applied to AEDC Balance Calibrations"; University of Tennessee, $48,500.

KATHLEEN LEVINGSTON and CHRISTINE WARD, assistant professors of counseling and human services, "Community Blueprint: Parent Support Program," Give an Hour Inc., $7,500.

KURT MALY, professor and eminent scholar of computer science, "ChirpXM Mobile Application Development"; ChirpXM Inc., $44,712. Also, "Eagle and MMIS Raytheon Services Co. Software Development"; Raytheon Aircraft Co., $71,332.

HAROLD MARSHALL, Morgan Professor Emeritus of biological sciences, "Year 4 of Phytoplankton Analysis"; Virginia Department of Health, $26,756.

SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Subcontract for DOE F-PACE"; University of Illinois, $100,000. Also, with GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor, and HELMUT BAUGART, professor, electrical and computer engineering, "High Throughput CIGS Solar Cell Fabrication via Ultra-Thin Absorber Layer with Optical Confinement and (CD, CBD)-Free Heterojunction Partner"; U.S. Department of Energy, $548,084.

RICK MCKENZIE, professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, "Simulation and Education in Evergreen-Agriculture Decision-Making (SEED) for Subsistence Farmers"; Old Dominion University, $64,563. Co-PIs are MICHAEL SEILER, professor of business administration; ANDY COLLINS, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; and YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering.

TAMMI MILLIKEN, assistant professor of counseling and human services, "Blair Middle School Care Now - Year 3"; city of Norfolk, $50,890.

STEVE MORRISON, associate professor of physical therapy, "Supplement to a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Study on the Effect of Pregabalin on Pain Related to Walking in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $59,075.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Cyanate Availability and Utilization by Marine Microbial Assemblages"; National Science Foundation, $149,992.

TAMER NADEEM, assistant professor of computer science, and MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Investigating the Feasibility of Bluetooth Technology in Locating Vehicles at Intersections"; Old Dominion University, $60,500.

MICHAEL NELSON, associate professor of computer science, "Proposal for a NISO/OAI Effort to Create a Specification for Resource Synchronization"; National Information Standards Organization, $28,260.

JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, The Center for Educational Partnerships, "A Technology-facilitated Scale Up of a Proven Model of Mathematics Instruction in High Need Schools"; U.S. Department of Education, $24.9 million. Co-PIs are: MELVA GRANT, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies; SHANAN CHAPPELL, research assistant professor, TCEP; PAMELA ARNOLD, research associate, TCEP; LINDA BOL, professor of educational foundations and leadership; and GARY MORRISON, professor of STEM education and professional studies.

CHRIS OSGOOD, associate professor of biological sciences, "Dissociation of Testicular Cells from Tissue"; Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, $993.

BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "VCSFA Spaceport Launch Pad 0A Final Integration, Test and Certification"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $5 million.

STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Development of a Method to Detect Instability at the Subtalar Joint Using the Kinematics from the Tibia and Calcaneus"; International Society of Biomechanics, $2,500.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Supplement and Extension: Operation and Optimization of the Ostara Crystallization Process"; Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., $2,486.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Extension of Senior Analyst L.G. Yu"; Alion Science and Technology Corp., $59,306. Also, "IPA for Michael Duffey"; Office of the Secretary of Defense, $344,859. Also, "IPA for Gary Norman"; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $121,555.

BURTON ST. JOHN, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, "Virginia's Legislators' Knowledge, Awareness and Perceived Risks Concerning Sea Level Rise"; Old Dominion University, $34,370. Co-PIs are JUITA YUSUF, assistant professor of urban studies and public administration, and IVAN ASH, assistant professor of psychology.

STEVE TONELSON, professor; CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer; and ROBERT GABLE, professor and Eminent Scholar, communication disorders and special education, "Visual Impairment Initial and Add-on Endorsement Program"; George Mason University, $29,000.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, "GSU Victimization Survey"; Georgia State University, $5,500. Also, "2012 Family Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $37,688.

JOSHUA WEINHANDL, assistant professor of human movement sciences, "An Innovative Approach to Understanding the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Enigma"; Old Dominion University, $94,665. Co-PIs are: MATTHEW HOCH, assistant professor of human movement sciences; STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and SEBASTIAN BAWAB, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

SHU XIAO, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "DEBR Program, Task Order 5"; General Dynamics, $7,834. Also, "Noninvasive Neurostimulation Through Focused Subnanosecond Pulsed Radiation"; Old Dominion University, $48,000.

RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, professor, and VICTORIA HILL, research assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Remote Assessment of Alligator Bay Seagrass Abundance and Prop Scarring from Worldview-2 Imagery"; Florid Environmental Research Institute, $54,322.

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