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    February 23, 2004


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in December. 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
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural and Resource Economics Johnston, R. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Univ. of Delaware $30,076 09/03-09/05
Cost Effective Agricultural Land Preservation Techniques and Service Implementation
Animal Science McCracken, J. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $246,603 09/03-11/06
Molecular Mediators of Luteolysis in Sheep
Cooperative Extension System Hirsch, D. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $41,307 09/03-09/06
Garden To Table: Food Safety Practices for Home Gardeners
Cooperative Extension System Mangle, H. Conn. Dept. of Public Health $20,000 08/03-08/04
All Children Considered - Dept. of Public Health Newsletter
Cooperative Extension System Valiquette, E. U.S. Dept. of Education-City of Danbury $7,549 09/03-06/04
After School Learn and Earn Programs at Broadview Middle and South Street Elementary Schools
Nutritional Sciences Fernandez, M. Akros Pharma Inc. $77,307 12/03- 12/04
Mechanisms of Plasma Cholesterol Lowering by an MTP Inhibitor
Nutritional Sciences Shanley, E. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Conn. Dept. of Education $50,933 09/03-09/05
Team Nutrition Training Grant
Plant Science Los, L. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Univ. of Massachusetts $5,552 06/03-06/06
Refinement and Delivery of Bio-based Approaches to Reducing Insecticides Against Two Key Apple Pests
Plant Science Los, L. Environmental Protection Agency-Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $80,000 10/03-12/04
Quinebaug River Watershed Reduced Pesticide/Nutrient Loading Demo Project
School of Education
Educational Leadership Kehrhahn, M. National Science Foundation-New England Board of Higher Education $66,494 09/03-08/04
Photon II: Web-based Collaborative Learning For Teachers: An Adaptation
School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Fenton, J. Dept. of Energy $39,149 10/03- 06/04
Advanced Cathode Structure for Oxygen Reduction in PEMFuel Cells
Electrical & Computer Engineering Enderle, J. Dept. of Education $274,260 11/02-10/04
University of Connecticut RERC on Accessible Medical Instrumentation
Electrical & Computer Engineering Willett, P. Dept. of Defense $269,210 04/04-09/06
Target Tracking with Data Fusion Using Multistatic Active Sonar
Electrical & Computer Engineering Fox, M. Pfizer Inc. $67,874 11/03-11/04
Carotid Artery Intimamedia (IMT) by Super-resolution Approach
Electrical & Computer Engineering. Zhu, Q National Institutes of Health-Texas A&M Univ. $452,592 09/03-07/08
Functional Brain Imaging by Laser-included Functional Photoacoustic Timography (FPAT)
Environmental Research Institute Helble, J. Dept. of Energy-Univ. of Utah $75,000 08/03-07/06
Fundamentals of Mercury (hg) Oxidation in Flue Gas
Civil &Environmental Engineering Holmen, B. Henry and Camille Dreyfus Foundation Inc. $96,000 02/04-02/06
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry, Fine and Ultrafine Airborne Particles: Environmental Processes Affecting Particle Physical and Chemical Properties
Chemical Engineering Wood, T. National Science Foundation $358,692 09/03-08/06
Metabolic Engineering of Root-colonizing Bacteria for Rhizoremediation of Chlorinated Ethanes and Heavy Metals
Chemical Engineering Mather, P. Dept. of Defense $286,765 01/03- 12/05
Reactive Hyperbranched Polymers as Toughening Processing Aids for Composite Matrices
Institute of Materials Science Zhu, L. National Science Foundation $430,000 01/04-12/08
Career: Tailoring the Nanostructure and Morphology of Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Columnar Liquid Crystalline Mesophases with Immiscible Polymer Side Chains
School of Fine Arts
Art & Art History D'Alleva, A. J. Paul Getty Trust $17,500 08/03-12/03
Tatau/Tatoo: Embodied Art and Cultural Exchange
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Communication Sciences Buck, R. Russell Sage $38,248 07/03-06/05
Communication of Trustworthiness: Affect as the Mechanism for Building Trust
Economics Carstensen, F. Capital City Economic Development Authority $14,600 10/03-01/04
Economic Impact of Adriaen's Landing
Chemistry Suib, S. National Science Foundation-Univ. of Massachusetts $224,000 09/03-08/07
Microwave Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Barnes, C. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Admin. $150,000 12/03-9/04
Household Survey of the Uninsured and Office of Health Care Access
Center for Survey Research and Analysis Barnes, C. Dept. of Economic and Community Development $50,000 07/03-06/04
Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development
Geography Lewis, T. National Geographic Society $67,080 09/03-08/04
2003-2004 Program Plan: Connecticut Geographic Alliance
Chemistry Seery, T. National Institutes of Health-MGS Research, Inc. $149,572 11/03-08/05
2-Phase Nanogels for Quantitative Radiation Dosimetry
Marine Sciences Whitlatch, R. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. $108,549 06/03-05/04
Evaluating the Importance of Ship Hull Fouling by Privately-Owned Vessels as a Vector
Marine Sciences Schultz, E. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $23,403 01/04-12/04
Determining Winter Flounder Spawning Sites in Two Connecticut Estuaries
Political Science Vengroff, R. U.S. Institute of Peace $50,000 11/03- 10/04
Islam and the Transition to Democracy in Senegal
Psychology Cornman, D. National Institutes of Health-National Institute $320,000 07/03-06/05
Translation of Options/Opciones Intervention into Standard of Care of Mental Health
Office of Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education
Sea Grant Office Balcom, N. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. $51,450 06/03-05/05
Assessing Status of Marine and Freshwater

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