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Jan. 3, 2013

Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff members have received more than $2.76 million in grants and contracts in support of research projects and programs during the period of Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. They include:

Adriana Badillo, Student Affairs: $971,524 in second-year U.S. Department of Education funding for “Gear-Up.”  Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs  is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. Related links:"Upward Bound Grads Score 100 Percent in Admission to College"

Nilay Patel, Biological Science: $427,845 from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine for "Stem Cell Training Program at CSU Fullerton: A Bridge to Stem Cell Research." The total award received through the three-year grant is $1.28 million.

Kristin K. Stang, Special Education: $299,646 in third-year U.S. Department of Education funding for “Preparation and Retention of Collaboration, Effective and Successful Specialist.”

Lilivao Tautolo, Student Affairs: $292,340 in U.S. Department of Education funding for "Student Support Services." The program is part of the federally supported Trio Programs that include Talent Search, Upward Bound and Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement. The funding is used to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward successful completion of their postsecondary education. For more information, visit “College Bound.” 

Tu-Uyen Nguyen , Asian-American Studies: $272,644 in first-year funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Service for "Health Asian and Pacific Islander Youth."

Christopher T. Kondo, Sales Leadership Center/Marketing: $216,000 from the Brevet Group for "Aflac Training Project."

Jennifer Faust and Dorota Huizinga, Academic Affairs, and Susamma Barua, Engineering and Computer Science: $79,783 for "CSUF ADVANCE IT - Catalyst Project."

Michele M. Wood , Health Science: $46,241 from the University of Maryland for "Comprehensive Message Testing of Imminent Threat Messages of Mobile Devices."

Christina Goode, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $45,000 from University Enterprises Inc. in support of the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program.

Jie W. Weiss, Health Science: $30,000 in second-year funding from AltaMed Health Services Corp. for "Healthy Behaviors in Women." Related stories: Target:Obesity and Why Early Teens Decide to Smoke and Drink.

Darren R. Sandquist , Biological Science: $22,000 in continued funding from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Responses to Environmental Change in Mojave Desert Ecosystems." This is the fourth year of a five-year grant; total funding to date is $87,024.

Priscilla Lopez , Small Business Development Center: $21,000 from the Long Beach Community College District for the "Small Business Development Center Start Up Boot Camp."

Paul T. Stapp , Biological Science: $20,000 from the Bernice Barbour Foundation for "Efficacy of a Non-Lethal Immunocontraception Approach to Manage American Bison on Catalina Island."

David Pagni and Margaret Kidd , Mathematics: $12,500 from the University of California Office of the Vice President for the "Orange County Mathematics Project at Fullerton."

Nikolas Nikolaidis, Biological Sciences: $6,975 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for "A Singular Opportunity to Determine the Evolutionary Genetics of Retroviral Invation of a Host Genome."  

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