Grant and Award Announcement
The National Science Foundation is giving a Rochester Institute of Technology professor an esteemed award to help him expand the capabilities of artificial intelligence systems using new brain-inspired methods. Christopher Kanan, an associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project.
Rochester Institute of Technology has risen to new heights when it comes to improving upon and providing cutting-edge accessibility solutions by being named a Microsoft Accessible University as part of its latest initiative. RIT is one of only six universities in the United States to receive the designation.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can leave people feeling isolated, but survivors exhibit a strong resilient streak. As someone with an SCI, MUSC researcher James Krause, Ph.D. has dedicated his life to researching SCIs. With the help of a dedicated team of researchers, Krause has developed tools to help people with SCIs and influence policy makers. This important work will continue to impact people with the support of a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
- National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
A team led by Oded Nov of NYU Tandon recently received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pursue research focused on the growth of data-intensive technologies in healthcare, including telehealth and artificial intelligence (AI) based tools. The new grant reflects a continued investment of the NSF in NYU’s digital health work initiative.
Backed by a $3.7 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Alvarez is leading a multi-institutional team of engineers, optometrists, vision researchers, sports medicine physicians, balance experts and biostatisticians seeking to establish guidelines that will help clinicians diagnose and treat concussion-related convergence insufficiency.
- NIH/National Eye Institute
The Lundquist Institute (TLI) announced that it has received a generous $5 million, 5-year grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) that will allow its PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. This award will also support the creation of a stem-cell focused program that will enable the Institute to recruit and train researchers in stem cell research while emphasizing its translational significance, underlying ethical considerations and keep the community updated on the technological advances in the field. The grant will also make it possible to retain stem cell researchers by providing access to the new and emerging companies based on The Lundquist campus.
ASN Member Catherine Woteki, PhD joins a group of 30 leaders in science and technology appointed by the Biden administration.
Although a long-standing trade war and subsequent pandemic have dealt a crippling blow to the nation’s timber industry, a new opportunity is raising hopes in Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is teaming up with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on a grant designed to increase the state’s hardwood exports to Vietnam.
- USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
The 2021 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement has been awarded to Dr James O’Donoghue for his work in creating high-quality space science animations.
- Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2021
University of Surrey awarded £1.1 million to support research into patients receiving end-of-life care
A new study launches next month, funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). Researchers at Portland State University and the University of Texas at Arlington will explore the use of crowdsourced data to estimate pedestrian counts.
- National Institute for Transportation and Communities