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Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Researchers get $1.25 million to advance carbon storage
Clemson University researchers and their partners at Georgia Institute of Technology, UNAVCO and Grand Resources Inc. received a $1.25 million award from the Department of Energy to develop technology that will significantly improve the ability to monitor and safeguard geologic carbon storage.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lawrence C. Murdoch
lmurdoc@clemson.edu
Clemson University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
UT grad student Veronica Garcia awarded microbiology fellowship
Veronica Garcia, a student at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, has been awarded a Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology. Each fellow is awarded up to a $21,000 annual stipend for three years.
American Society for Microbiology

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3042
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Kessler Foundation wins DOD grant to test virtual reality in balance dysfunction after TBI
Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program Department of Defensetitled, 'Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury Using a Low-Cost Customized Virtual Reality Technology.' Principal investigators of the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) Neurosensory Research Award (W81XWH-14-2-0150) are research scientists Karen Nolan, Ph.D., and Denise Krch, Ph.D.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
$50,000 childhood cancer research grant awarded to University of Louisville
The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Louisville's Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation to help enable more children with cancer enroll in clinical trials.
St. Baldrick's Foundation

Contact: Jill Scoggins
jill.scoggins@louisville.edu
502-852-7504
University of Louisville

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Creating a vaccine against canine gum disease
Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in adult dogs. It is so common, most dogs will start to show signs of damage to their teeth and gums by three years of age. If this disorder is left untreated, it can lead to pain, gum damage and even tooth loss. This past month, the AKC Canine Health Foundation awarded two research grants for the improvement of oral health in dogs.
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
UH cancer study receives $1.5 million grant from NIH
After earning her medical degree in China, Qian Lu, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Houston, believed she could help patients more by treating the mind as well as the body. She then decided to pursue a doctorate in psychology in the US.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Mount Sinai researchers awarded grant to find new stem cell therapies for vision recovery
The National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem cells and restore vision in those blinded by corneal disease.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jessica Mikulski
jmikulski@nyee.edu
212-979-4274
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
New grant focuses on pain, fatigue and other common, disabling, undertreated symptoms
Symptoms like pain and fatigue account for 400 million appointments with physicians annually -- 50 percent of all visits in the US. A two-year, $670,000 PCORI grant supports a new randomized controlled study of sleep problems, pain, anxiety, depression and energy/fatigue.
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots
From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resilience than previous generations of intelligent machines.

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Bureau of Reclamation invests $9.2 million in water and power research
Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the west are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need for information, Bureau of Reclamation Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López announced today that Reclamation has awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects.

Contact: Peter Soeth
psoeth@usbr.gov
303-445-3615
Bureau of Reclamation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
A grant to see molecules in 3-D
Remember constructing ball-and-stick models of molecules in your high school or college chemistry classes? Well, that might soon be a thing of the past.
2014 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
DFG establishes 14 new Research Training Groups
The German Research Foundation is establishing 14 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
49-228-885-2376
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
UTHealth researchers to study probiotic's effect on deadly pre-term infant condition
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have received a $1.6 million grant for a preclinical study investigating whether a probiotic might be helpful in preventing a life-threatening condition in pre-term infants called necrotizing enterocolitis.
NIH/National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
Hannah.C.Rasorrhodes@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3053
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Stand Up To Cancer and Dutch Cancer Society International colorectal cancer dream team
The international SU2C-Kankerbestrijding Molecular Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer Dream Team will be led by researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. This four-year effort will seek to validate biomarkers to improve early detection of colorectal cancer and to identify early-stage patients who can benefit from chemotherapy following surgery. The team will work with the 10,000 patient Dutch national colorectal population-screening program.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
U Mass Medical School receives $9.5 million for Fragile X research center
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $9.5 million grant to investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to establish a Center for Collaborative Research in Fragile X.

Contact: Jim Fessenden
james.fessenden@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Examining the effect of foundation-funded research on education
How does research funded by private foundations shape the debate on teacher quality in America?
William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
CWRU researchers look at why some endure abuse and witnessing violence better than others
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University received a two-year, $200,000 grant to study why some children thrive, achieve and develop despite being abused and witnessing violence in the home.
US Department of Health and Human Services'Administration of Children, Youth and Families' division of the Children's Bureau

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Cigna Foundation gives grant to NYU to help minority, senior women with heart disease
A $100,000 World of Difference grant has been awarded to Dr. Victoria Dickson, program leader from New York University College of Nursing. More women than men die within five years of a heart attack; Self-care for heart disease will be taught.
Cigna Foundation

Contact: christopher james
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
UT Arlington to lead $1.6 million research project focused on digital learning
The University of Texas at Arlington will lead a new Digital Learning Research Network dedicated to bridging the gap between digital learning research and its impact on practice. Partners in the research include Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Teachers College Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institution, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and others. It is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
From mice to yeast: New network to use model organisms to study rare disease
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in partnership with Genome Canada, has awarded the Canadian Rare Diseases Models and Mechanisms Network -- a first of its kind collaboration -- $2.3 million to investigate these molecular mechanisms and advance rare disease research.
Candian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
TMT launches the Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) fund
The Thirty Meter Telescope has launched THINK Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM and to become the workforce for higher paying science and technology jobs in Hawaii's 21st century economy. TMT's founding gift of $1 million marks the beginning of the construction phase of astronomy's next-generation telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory

Contact: Gordon K. Squires
squires@tmt.org
626-395-1619
Thirty Meter Telescope

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
LSU Health New Orleans research targets deadly intra-abdominal infections
Mairi Noverr, Ph.D., associate professor of prosthodontics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry's Center of Excellence in Oral Biology, has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The funding will support research to reduce the death rate from intra-abdominal infections caused by both fungal and bacterial pathogens. These types of polymicrobial infections are increasingly common among hospitalized patients, have a high death rate, and there has been little research in this area.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
$100,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support CitizenDetroit
The Kresge Foundation has awarded Wayne State University a $100,000, one-year grant to support CitizenDetroit, a community outreach program of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society.
Kresge Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
New football helmet innovation from University of Washington startup wins NFL award
Seattle-based University of Washington and its commercial partner, 2014 UW startup VICIS, Inc., developer of a new football helmet designed to mitigate the forces likely to cause concussion, have been named one of the winners of the National Football League, GE and Under Armour funded Head Health Challenge II. UW researchers founded VICIS Inc. and developed the innovative new helmet.
Under Armour, GE, NFL, University of Washington Center for Commercialization, Coulter Foundation, Alliance of Angels, W-Fund

Contact: Clare LaFond
clarela@uw.edu
206-616-9540
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Carnegie Institution receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
Carnegie announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. Department of Plant Biology Director Wolf Frommer, together with a team of researchers from the International Rice Research Institute, Kansas State University, and Iowa State University, will continue to pursue an innovative global health research project, titled 'Transformative Strategy for Controlling Rice Blight.'
Grand Challenges Explorations

Contact: Wolf Frommer
wfrommer@carnegiescience.edu
650-325-1521 x208
Carnegie Institution

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