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University Awarded More Than $7 Million in Grants and Contracts

Oct. 1, 2014

Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff members have been awarded more than $7 million in grants and contracts during the first quarter of the fiscal year, July 1 through Sept. 30. Among the awards received through the University's Auxiliary Services Corp.:

Sora Tanjasiri , Health Science: A total of $1,539,520 from the National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute for:
— $702,695 for "WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training"
— $482,199 for "A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making Among Pacific Islander Women"
— $184,633 in third-year funding for "CSUF and UCI-CFCCC Partnership for Cancer Health Disparities Research"
— $169,999 for "WINCART: Administrative Supplement for Elective Activities for the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP)."

Jidong Huang, Electrical Engineering; John B. Jackson, Center for Entrepreneurship; Pradeep S. Nair, Computer Engineering; and Amy Cox-Petersen, Elementary and Bilingual Education: $1,025,260 from the National Science Foundation for "Strategies: Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-Business Incubator."

Adriana Badillo, GEAR UP: $972,596 in fourth-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for "CSUF GEAR-UP: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs." Related article: Federal Funding Supports GEAR UP for College Program

Sean Walker and Marcelo Tolmasky, Biological Science, Barbara L. Gonzalez and Chandra Srinivasan, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $617,191 National Science Foundation award for "Scholarships to Enhance Excellence in the Chemical and Biological Research-Based Workforce (STEER)."

Angel Pineda and Scott Annin, Mathematics: $600,146 from the National Science Foundation for "Graduate Readiness and Access in Mathematics (GRAM) Program."

Ivan Pena, Upward Bound: $362,250 in third-year U.S. Department of Education funding for "Upward Bound," part of the U.S. Department of Education TRIO outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Related article: Upward Bound Lays College Groundwork for Santa Ana Teens

Christine Latham, Nursing: $350,000 in second-year funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, for "Nursing Workforce Diversity." Total funding to date: $700,000. Related article: School of Nursing Partners With Regional Medical Center

Lilivao Tautolo, Student Affairs: $292,340 U.S. Department of Education grant for "CSU Fullerton Student Support Services Program." The award is fifth-year funding, bringing the cumulative award total to $1,455,763.

Jere Lipps, Cooper Center, and James F. Parham, Geological Sciences: $276,374 National Science Foundation grant for "CSBR: Natural History Collections: Protecting and Improving Orange County's (California) Palentological Collection (OCPC)."

Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian-American Studies: $272,644 in second-year funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, for "Healthy Asian Pacific Islander Youth Empowerment Program." The program, begun in 2013, is a partnership effort with the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and Magnolia High School in Anaheim in which University students mentor, tutor and provide health awareness education to Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students.

Angel Hernandez, Talent Search: $230,000 in the fourth year of a five-year U.S. Department of Education grant for "Talent Search," part of the U.S. Department of Education TRIO outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Related article: Bringing Out the Best in Future College Students

Geoffrey Lovelace, Jocelyn Read and Joshua Smith, all Physics: $119,791 National Science Foundation award for "MRI: Acquisition of a High-Performance Computer Cluster."

Dawn Macy, Center for Internships and Community Engagement: $76,901 from Jumpstart for Young Children Inc., in support of "Jumpstart 2014-15." Related story: Jumpstart to Kindergarten

Murtadha A. Khakoo , Physics: $69,999 in second-year funding from the National Science Foundation for "Electron Impact Ionization and Excitation of the Rare Gases and Excitation of Molecular Hydrogen and Molecular Nitrogen." Total funding to date: $139,998.

Nina Robson, Mechanical Engineering: $68,212 National Science Foundation grant for "Collaborative Research: ARWED - Augmented Perception for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation."

John K. Davis, Philosophy: $40,000 subcontract from the University of California, Riverside, for "Forever for Now: Should We Slow Human Aging?"

Michael Boytim, Nursing: $36,466 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration for the "Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships." Boytim also received $30,570 last year for the same effort.

Sergio Guerra, Center for Academic Support in Engineering and Computer Science: $27,500 from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration for the "2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. Related: Engineering Students Receive Transportation Awards

Jon Bruschke , Human Communication Studies: $25,000 contract from the National Speech and Debate Association for "Solutions Department Contract 2014-15."

Christina Carroll-Pavia, Counseling and Psychological Services: $20,000 from the American Psychological Association for "CSUF CAS Doctoral Psychology Internship Program APA Accreditation."

Brady P. Rhodes and Matthew E. Kirby, Geological Sciences: $18,000 research subcontract from the University of Southern California for "Seal Beach Wetlands." Related: Geologists Study Coastline for Evidence of Tsunamis

Danielle C. Zacherl , Biological Science: $10,000 from the University of California, San Diego for "Determining Population Structure ... of Threaded Abalone in Southern California."

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