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September 15, 2003


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in June. The list represents only new proposals awarded, and excludes continuations. The list of grants is supplied to the Advance each month by the Office for Sponsored Programs.

Department Principal
Sponsor Award Award Period
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension Centers Boucher, T. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Univ. of Vermont $139,527 5/03-12/05
Popularizing a Novel Whole-Farm Systems Approach to Pest Management on Vegetable Farms
Cooperative Extension Centers. Himmelstein, F Environmental Protection Agency $40,000 3/03-12/04
Reducing the Risks Associated with Herbicides for Growing Pumpkins in New England
Cooperative Extension Centers Worthley, T. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $40,000 6/03-6/05
Watershed and Clean Water Challenge Grant: Watershed Forest Steward Network
Plant Sciences Morris, T. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Univ. of Vermont $10,000 5/03-4/04
Simple Methods to Stack Manure and Make Compost Without Nutrient Loss
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Barnes, C. Community Health Charities of Connecticut $15,250 5/03-12/03
Community Health Charities (CHC) of Connecticut Exclusive Poll
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Schultz, E. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $113,081 1/03-12/04
Assessment of Alewife and Blueback Herring Populations in Connecticut Coastal Streams and Connecticut River Tributaries
Economics Carstensen, F. Conn. Dept. of Social Services $5,000 3/03-8/03
Profiling Early Child Care and Education in Connecticut
Marine Sciences Whitlatch, R. Environmental Protection Agency $564,430 6/03-5/06
Stressor-Response Modeling of the Interactive Effects of Climate Change and Land Use Patterns on the Alteration of Coastal Marine Systems
Molecular & Cellular Biology Albert, A. Fight for Sight Inc. $12,000 7/03-6/04
Investigation of Rod Outer Segment Disks Using Flow Cytometry
Molecular & Cellular Biology Kendall, D. National Institutes of Health $1,289,677 7/03-5/07
Redesign of Structural Regions of Alkaline Phosphatase
Physics Sinkovic, B. Dept. of Defense-Navy $10,371 6/03-12/03
Spectro-Microscopic Characterization of Co, Fe & Mn Doped TiO2 Films for Spintronics Application
Sociology Naples, N. California Dept. of Mental Health $15,000 5/03-6/03
Evaluation of Crime Victims with Disabilities Specialists
Neag School of Education
Curriculum & Instruction Leu, D. National Center for Education & Statistics $89,982 6/03-8/04
Impact of Computer Access and Use on Student Reading Achievement: Using the National Assessments of Educational Progress (NEAP) 2000 Reading Assessment Data to Develop a Model of Computer Use
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Connecticut School
Psychological Services to Schools
Kinesiology Casa, D. National Safe Kids Campaign $37,677 4 6/03-5/0
Incidence and Degree of Deydration in Children Exercising in the Heat in Summer Sports Camps
Office of the Chancellor
Institute for Materials Science Boggs, S. Dept. of Defense-Navy $74,208 6/03-12/04
Dielectric Property Characterization of High Temperature Polymers
Institute for Materials Science Dobrynin, A. National Science Foundation $240,000 7/03-6/06
Theory and Computer Simulations of Polyampholyte-Polyelectroloyte Complexes
Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education
Environmental Research Institute Or, D. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/CSREES $151,715 10/02-9/04
Hydraulic Conductivity of Unsaturated Porous Media - Film andCorner Flows in Angular Pore Spaces
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Academic Center for Exploration Jarvi, S. UConn Health Center $35,701 6/03-11/03
Pre-College Enrichment Program, Project 3000 by 2000
Academic Programs Center Ulloa-Beal, S. U.S. Dept. of Education $284,714 6/03-5/07
Upward Bound Program
School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Helble, J. National Aeronautical & Space Administration/Univ. of Hartford $10,000 6/03-5/04
Development of Alternative Support Materials for Amine-Based Regenerable Co2 Capture
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. Dept. of Defense/U.S. Army Soldier System, Natick $12,299 5/03-8/03
Intergovernmental Personal Act for Advanced Parachute Simulations 2003
Electrical & Computer Engineering. Enderle, J National Science Foundation-Bioengineering & Environmental $330,524 8/03-7/08
An Annual Review of Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Systems Disabilities
Electrical & Computer Engineering Pattipati, K. National Aeronautical & Space Administration $459,439 6/03-5/06
Multi-Layer Model-Based Reasoning and Optimization Techniques for Integrated Vehicle Health Management
Electrical & Computer Engineering Willett, P. Dept. of Defense-Navy $71,507 5/03-12/03
AOA Processing for Spawning Targets
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences Bouvier, M. National Institutes of Health $147,500 7/03-6/05
Immune Evasion by the Adenovirus E3-19k Protein
Pharmaceutical Sciences Burgess, D. U.S. Pharmacopeia $20,000 7/03-6/04
USP Fellowship Award Application: Development of In Vitro Testing Methods for Controlled Release Parenteral Products
Pharmaceutical Sciences Grant, D. National Institutes of Health $1,419,250 6/03-5/08
Soluable Epoxide Hydrolase Polymorphisms
Pharmaceutical Sciences Morris, J. Howard Hughes Medical Institute $37,000 9/03-8/04
Howard Hughes Fellowship (Lauren Aleksunes)
Pharmacy Practice Coleman, C. American College of Clinical Pharmacy $12,500 7/03-6/04
Amiodarone's Impact on Postoperative Outcomes

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