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Grants & Contracts

Grants & Contracts for August & September 2012

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

LARRY ATKINSON, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "MTS/IEE Oceans 2012"; Office of Naval Research, $39,700.

FRANCIS BADAVI, mathematics and statistics, "Development and Implementation of an Anisotropic Trapped Proton-Electron Environment Model and Its Application to the Space Radiation Transport Analysis"; NASA, $1,217,853

FRED BAYERSDORF, College of Arts and Letters, "35th Annual Literary Festival - Norfolk Commission on the Arts"; city of Norfolk, $1,000. Co-PIs are JOHN MCMANUS and TIM SEIBLES, English.

ALEXANDER BOCHDANSKY, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Ecology of Eukaryote Microbes in the Deep North Atlantic"; National Science Foundation, $539,945.

JOSEPH BRADLEY, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, "Submarine Maintenance/Modernization and Management Integration Coordination"; URS Consultants, $226,252.

COLIN BRITCHER, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Interim Position of Vice President of Education and Outreach at NIA"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $38,410. Also, "0.3 Meter TCT Facility Research for New Test Capabilities"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $35,255.

CHUNG HAO CHEN, electrical and computer engineering, "Target Handoff and Resource Management for Multi-Sensor-Multi-Target Tracking Systems"; University of Tennessee, $70,000.

GREGORY CUTTER, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "ODU Hall-Bonner Program Student Support"; Hampton University, $90,021. Also, "U.S. Geotraces Pacific Section: Characterizing the Redox Environment of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean"; National Science Foundation, $414,427.

DAYLE DAINES, biological sciences, "Metabolic Regulation in Otitis Media"; U.S. Public Health Service, $307,870.

FRANK DAY, biological sciences, "Advancing Understanding of the Role of Belowground Processes in Terrestrial Carbon Sinks Through Ground-penetrating Radar"; U.S. Department of Energy, $149,999.

RAFAEL DIAZ, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, Phase III"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $538,161. Co-PIs from VMASC are: BRIDGET GILES, BARRY EZELL and JOSHUA BEHR.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "Joint Advanced Warfighting School Professional Writing Services"; Rivera Consulting Group Inc., $20,000. Also, "Serving the Higher Education Needs of Adults in Tidewater, Virginia: A Consortium Approach"; U.S. Public Health Service, $480,170.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, electrical and computer engineering, "Continuation of JLAB Polarimeter Upgrade"; Jefferson Lab, $10,166. Also, "Development of Dial Detection Systems and Data Analysis Algorithms"; NASA Langley Research Center, $179,999. Also, with HELMUT BAUMGART and GON NAMKOONG, electrical and computer engineering, "MRI: Development of a Spark-assisted Laser Multicharged Ion Deposition and Implantation System"; National Science Foundation, $332,446.

BARRY EZELL, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "FY2012 Criteria for State Homeland Security Grant Project: Scoring and Assessment"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $8,000.

RODGER HARVEY, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Linking Geochemistry and Proteomics to Reveal the Impact of Bacteria on Protein Cycling in the Ocean"; National Science Foundation, $349,000. Also, "Development of Biochemical Measures of Age in the Alaskan Red King Crab: Validation, Refinement and Initial Assessment"; University of Alaska Fairbanks, $56,876. Also, "MRI: Acquisition of a Hybrid Mass Spectrometry System for the Next Generation of Multidisciplinary Geosciences Research, Student Education and Training"; National Science Foundation, $517,631. Co-PIs from OEAS are: MARGARET MULHOLLAND, PETER SEDWICK, RICHARD ZIMMERMAN and ALEXANDER BOCHDANSKY.

PATRICK HATCHER, chemistry and biochemistry, "Accelerating the Western North Carolina Biofuels Industry Project"; Phytonix Corp., $23,300.

RICHARD HELLER, medical laboratory radiation sciences, "Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program Application"; Center for Innovative Technology, $250,000.

VICTORIA HILL, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Warming and Irradiance Measurements in the Arctic: Determining the Link Between Solar Energy Absorption and Surface Warming Through Long Term Observation"; National Science Foundation, $998,150.

JACQUELINE HINES, Student Support Services, "Student Support Services - 2010-15 Federal Budget"; U.S. Department of Education, $315,990.

KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON and LEA LEE, teaching and learning, "Title II Seed Grant Program - National Writing Project"; National Writing Project, $20,000.

CHARLES HYDE, physics, EIC Detector R&D"; Brookhaven National Laboratory, $54,000.

KHAN IFTEKHARUDDIN, electrical and computer engineering, "Equipment Grant: High Power Laser Radar for Atmosphere Research"; NASA Langley Research Center, $90,000.

CYNTHIA JONES, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Support of Facilities to Provide Finfish Ageing for Virginia Catches and Application of a Variety of Stock Assessment Analyses Including Adapt-VPA and SCA Model to Provide Management Advice"; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $251,752.

MICHELLE KELLEY, psychology, "Behavioral Mechanism Mediating Enhanced Online Intervention for College Drinkers"; U.S. Public Health Service, $50,100. Co-PIs from psychology are CATHY BARRACO, JAMES HENSON and JAMES PAULSON.

SANDEEP KUMAR, civil and environmental engineering, "For the Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Sugars/Other Biochemicals from Tobacco Using Hydrothermal Technology - Phase II"; Tyton Biosciences Corp., $43,000.

DREW LANDMAN, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "In-situ Calibration Load System Assessment"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $16,523.

ROBIN LEWIS, psychology, "Minority Stress, Alcohol Use and Intimate Partner Violence Among Lesbians"; U.S. Public Health Service, $446,056. Co-PIs from psychology are: MIGUEL PADILLA, CATHY LAU-BARRACO, BARBARA WINSTEAD and MICHELLE KELLEY.

KURT MALY, computer science, "Supplement for the ChirpXM Mobile App Development"; ChirpXM Inc., $25,000. Also, "Contract Management Application Migration"; Hampton Roads Planning District, $5,000. ALSO, "SIMIS Software Research Design and Development"; SIMIS Inc., $6,000.

JINGDONG MAO, chemistry and biochemistry, "Collaborative Research: Stabilized Organic Carbon and Paleoenvironmental Interpretations of Late Quaternary Paleosols"; National Science Foundation, $88,091.

KENNETH MOPPER and JINGDON MAO, chemistry and biochemistry, "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter Using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Techniques"; National Science Foundation, $2,000.

STEVE MORRISON, physical therapy, "Impact of Supervised vs. Home-based Exercise Training on Gait, Balance and Falls Risk in Type 2 Diabetes"; American Diabetes Association, $190,000. Co-PIs are SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, human movement sciences, and NOROU DIAWARA, mathematics and statistics.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, three awards from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: "Nutrient Regeneration as a Means of Initiating and Sustaining Algal Blooms in the James River Estuary," $27,094; "Environmental Factors Promoting Algal Blooms in the Lower James River Estuary," $57,245; and "Diagnostic Pigments as a Means of Tracking the Distribution of Algal Functional Groups within the James River," $52,660.

YIANNIS PAPELIS, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Development and Delivery of STEM Related In-School Youth Programs"; Opportunity Inc., $165,560. Co-PIs are THOMAS REESE, VMASC; ROLAND MIELKE, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering; and GINGER WATSON and PHILIP REED, STEM Education and professional studies.

BRYAN PORTER, psychology, "Virginia Occupant Protection Program Evaluation: Day, Night and High-risk Areas"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $179,002. Also, with NOROU DIAWARA, mathematics and statistics, "Virginia Seat Belt and Core Survey 2013"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $187,355.

JERRY ROBERTSON, ODU Business Gateway, "Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center"; Crater Planning District Commission, $129,839. Also, "Manufacturing Extension Partnership"; Genedge Alliance, $140,000. Also, with DREW LANDMAN, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Design of Experiments Training Course"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $24,602.

MIKE ROBINSON, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program: Real-time Evacuation Modeling and Simulation for the National Capital Region"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $900,000. Co-PIs from VMASC are: BARRY EZELL, ANDREW COLLINS and JOSE PADILLA.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, nursing, "Educating Nurse Practitioners to Practice Interprofessionally"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $365,896. Co-PIs are: MARGARET LEMASTER, dental hygiene; KAPREA JOHNSON, counseling and human services; KAREN KOTT, physical therapy; MICHELLE RENAUD, nursing; CHRISTIANNE FOWLER, nursing.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE and KAREN KARLOWICZ, nursing, "Old Dominion University Advanced Nursing Traineeship Program"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $350,000.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (VT)"; Virginia Tech, $300,000. Also, "NASA Main Grant 2010-2015"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $575,000. ALSO, "The Governor's Academy for Innovation, Technology and Engineering 2013"; New Horizons Regional Education Centers, $10,500.

KAREN SANZO and STEVE MYRAN, educational foundations and leadership, "The Generational Educators Network Futures Program"; U.S. Department of Education, $51,448.

MARK SCERBO, psychology, "Standardized Patients: Selection Refinement, Cognitive Challenges and Expanded Roles"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $31,570.

GARY SCHAFRAN, civil and environmental engineering, "Deammonification Pilot-Plant Study at the Chesapeake-Elizabeth Wastewater Treatment Plant: 2012-13"; Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission, $42,900.

ALAN SCHWITZER, counseling and human services, "Community Based Counseling in Partnership with the Norfolk Community Services Board"; Norfolk Community Services Board, $39,700.

PETER SEDWICK, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: U.S. Geotraces Pacific Section - Shipboard AL, MN and FE"; National Science Foundation, $172,982.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Training Space for Lean Six Sigma"; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, $21,608. Also, "Prototype Dynamic Ultrasound Simulation Trainer for Medical Professionals"; Old Dominion University, $138,250. Co-PIs are MARK SCERBO, psychology, and YIANNIS PAPELIS and CATHERINE BANKS-BERRY, VMASC. Also, "Prototype Dynamic Ultrasound Simulation Trainer for Medical Professionals"; Old Dominion University, $55,875. Co-PIs are BANKS-BERRY, PAPELIS and SCERBO. Also, "Prototype Dynamic Ultrasound Simulation Trainer for Medical Professionals"; Old Dominion University, $55,875. Co-PIs are BANKS-BERRY, SCERBO and PAPELIS.

DANIEL SONENSHINE, biological sciences, "First Transcriptome to the Tick Olfactory System"; North Carolina State University, $49,993.

CHARLES SUKENIK, physics, "2012-13 JSA Graduate Fellowship Program for Christian Shultz"; Jefferson Lab, $11,375.

OLLIE TOLLIVER, Upward Bound, "Federal Trio Upward Bound Program 2012-13"; U.S. Department of Education, $336,500.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, Social Science Research Center, "Community Capacity Study for the Fleet and Family Support Program"; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, $123,832. Co-PIs are KATRINA MILLER-STEVENS and JOHN MORRIS, urban studies and public administration.

LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, physics, "Continued Support for Jack Mills on Activity 2941"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $18,968.

JIN WANG, mathematics and statistics, "Collaborative Research: New Formulation and Algorithms for Fluid-Structure Interaction, with Application to Tumor Growth"; National Science Foundation, $150,002.

RICHARD WHITTECAR, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Water Budget Modeling for Mitigation Wetland Design (Year 5 Addendum)"; Virginia Tech, $57,000.

ANDREW WOZNIAK and PATRICK HATCHER, chemistry and biochemistry, "Role of Organic Matter in Determining the Solubility of Atmospherically Delivered Iron"; National Science Foundation, $182,618.

NANCY XU, chemistry and biochemistry, "NIRT: Design of Biocompatible Nanoparticles for Probing Living Cellular Functions and Their Potential Environmental Impacts"; National Science Foundation, $100,000.