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  December 1, 2003


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in October. 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 and is printed in one or more issues, depending on space available.

Department Principal
Sponsor Award Award Period
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension System Mangle, H. Conn. Dept. of Social Services $46,800 07/03-06/04
"All Children Considered" Publication
Cooperative Extension System Rozum, J. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. $50,000 10/03-09/04
Development of Communication Services in Support of a Distributed Leadership Model for the National Nemo Network
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Barclay, J. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $36,400 09/03-09/04
Surveillance and Evaluation of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Throughout Connecticut
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Civco, D. Environmental Protection Agency $102,884 07/03-09/04
Mapping and Monitoring Changes in Impervious Surfaces in the Long Island Sound Watershed
Nutritional Sciences Fernandez, M. California Grape Commission $25,000 10/03-09/04
Cardioprotective Effects of Grape Polyphenols in Pre- and Post-menopausal Women
Pathobiology Bushmich, S. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $96,200 09/03-09/04
Avian Influenza Surveillance
Pathobiology Deguise, S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. $95,744 12/03-11/05
Evaluation of Immune Functions as Potential Diagnostic and Prognostic Tools in Stranded Marine Mammals
Animal Science Yang, X. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $25,000 07/00-06/04
Fellowship for Tshimangadzo Nedambale
Connecticut Small Business Development Center Gruell, D. Small Business Association $956,829 10/03-09/04
Connecticut Small Business Development Center
Office of the Provost
Institute of Materials Science Boggs, S. Department of Defense-Army $200,000 09/03-09/05
Research in High Energy Density Capacitor Technology
Philosophy, Stamford Anderson, S. National Aeronautics & Space Admin. $3,333 05/03-09/03
Machine Ethics
Educational Leadership Kehrhahn, M. National Science Foundation $7,000 03/03-06/03
Photon: Project Evaluation
Kinesiology Kraemer, W. Department of Defense-Army $156,000 08/03-06/05
Physical Training and Bone Remodeling: Singular Versus Combined Effects of Resistance and Aerobic Exercise
Kinesiology Volek, J. Nutrition 21 Inc. $117,008 10/03-09/04
A Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Arm, Study to Evaluate the Effect of Chromium Picolinate Supplementation on Glucogen Resynthesis After Exercise
Educational Psychology Colbert, R. Futures Inc. $11,580 08/03-05/04
Counseling Intern
Educational Psychology Coyne, M. U.S. Dept. of Education $685,623 09/03-08/06
Project Vital: Vocabulary Intervention Targeting At-Risk Learners
Educational Psychology Karan, O. Bolton Center School $11,640 08/03-01/04
Counseling Intern
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Town of Willington, Board of Education $17,362 08/03-06/04
Psychological Services to the Schools (Graduate Assistant: Amy Levy)
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Project Genesis $10,997 08/03-06/04
Psychological Services to the Schools (Graduate Assistant: Kate Hanley)
Chemical Engineering Helble, J. Babcock and Wilcox $50,000 09/03-08/04
Chemistry of Mercury in Coal-Fired Power Generation
Chemical Engineering Mather, P. Boston Scientific Corp. $191,951 01/03-12/03
Material and Process Development of Shape Memory Polymers for Biomedical Devices
Civil & Environmental Engineering Aultman-Hall, L. National Science Foundation $318,826 10/03-09/06
Modeling the Spatial Distribution of Fine Particulate Matter Emissions from Transportation Vehicles
Civil & Environmental Engineering Demars, K. Dept. of Transportation $31,938 09/03-08/04
Feasibility Study of Erosion Control Laboratory in New England
Civil & Environmental Engineering Holmen, B. National Science Foundation $100,000 08/03-07/06
Collaborative Research: ADVANCE Institutional Transformation, The Women Engineering Faculty Leadership Network
Civil & Environmental Engineering MacKay, A. Dept. of Transportation $72,000 08/03-08/05
Ability of Wood Fiber Materials to Attenuate Heavy Metals Associated with Highway Runoff
Civil & Environmental Engineering Malla, R. Dept. of Transportation $74,996 08/03-07/04
Sealing of Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints
Civil & Environmental Engineering Ogden, F. National Science Foundation $14,833 08/03-02/04
A Community-based Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering Bar-Shalom, Y. Department of Defense-Navy $399,000 10/03-09/06
Multisensor Surveillance and Tracking
Electrical & Computer Engineering Enderle, J. Joslin Diabetes Center $26,551 08/03-08/04
Industrial Internship Program in Biomedical Engineering at Joslin Diabetes Center
Environmental Research Institute Dahmani, M. Rizzo Associates $47,400 07/03-11/03
Dieldrin Mobility Study in Soils
Conn. Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation Erkey, C. United Technologies $3,802 06/03-06/03
Pt/siO2 Catalyst Development
Chemical Engineering Shaw, M. Real Time Analyzers Corp. $10,000 11/02-03/03
Process Control Analyzer for High Elastic Modulus Composites
Mechanical Engineering Chiu, W. National Science Foundation $300,000 10/03-09/06
Understanding Hole Stability During Microstructured Fiber Fabrication Program Solicitation
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Yarish, C. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. $20,955 02/03-01/05
Enhanced Spore Production for Seedlings of New England Porphyra for Integrated Finfish/Seaweed Aquaculture
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Schultz, E. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $23,403 01/04-12/04
Determining Winter Flounder Spawning Sites in Two Connecticut Estuaries
Molecular & Cell Biology Benson, D. National Science Foundation $914,922 10/03-09/05
Sequencing of the Frankia CcI3 Genome, A Nitrogen-Fixing Plant Symbiotic Actinomycete
Molecular & Cell Biology Graf, J. National Science Foundation $96,050 10/03-09/05
Small Grant for Exploration Research: Characterization of the Microbial Community of Hirudo Medicinalis
Molecular & Cell Biology Kendall, D. National Institutes of Health $73,264 11/03-10/05
Structure of the Human Cannabinoid Receptor
Molecular & Cell Biology Lynes, M. National Institutes of Health $222,783 09/03-09/05
System for High-Throughput Proteome Characterization
Physiology & Neurobiology Nishiyama, A. National Science Foundation $360,000 09/03-08/06
Molecular Mechanisms of Glial Progenitor Cell Differentiation
Economics Carstensen, F. Georgetown Land Development Co. LLC $18,230 09/03-01/04
The Economic Impact of the Proposed Redevelopment of the Gilbert and Bennett Site
Economics Carstensen, F. Northeast Utilities $11,000 09/03-01/04
Economic Impact of Electric Power Distribution Infrastructure Improvement
Chemistry Suib, S. United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney $22,600 09/03-09/04
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Coating
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Barnes, C. YWCA $12,500 07/03-12/03
Survey on Women's Knowledge/Perception and Levels of Membership with YWCA
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Barnes, C. Connecticut Department of Labor $57,000 08/03-09/04
Connecticut Workforce Investment Act
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Best, S. Workers Compensation Research Institute $52,500 04/03-12/03
Workers Compensation Research Institute Project
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Hunter, P. Connecticut Bar Association $14,500 08/03-12/03
Connecticut Bar Association Customer Satisfaction Survey
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Hunter, P. Institute of American Values $175,000 09/03-12/04
Motherhood Study
English Murphy, B. National Endowment for the Humanities $40,000 09/03-08/04
The Provincetown Movement and American Modernism
Geography Daniels, M. Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition $2,000 07/03-12/03
Preliminary Sediment Budget for the Pomperaug River, Connecticut
Marine Sciences Bohlen, W. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $159,662 10/03-09/04
MYSOUND: A Realtime Partnership
Marine Sciences Dam, G. Department of Defense-Navy $40,338 10/03-09/04
Transport of Optically Active Particles From the Surface Mixed Layer: Losses Due to Grazing and Flocculation During the Chalk-ex Study
Physics Dutta, N. Lucent Technologies $121,508 03/03-08/04
Semiconductor Amplifier Measurement
Psychology Lowe, C. Pfizer Inc. $99,761 09/03-08/09
Support of New Ph.D. Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Interest Area) - Support of Research Assistantships, Summer Funding, and Ancillary Expenses
Office of Vice Provost for Multicultural & International Affairs
International Affairs Bravo-Ureta, B. U.S. Agency for International Development $57,000 06/02-08/04
Enhancing the Marine Sciences and Coastal Management Programs at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) and the University of Connecticut