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ARRA Awards to SDSU

Congratulations to the following SDSU faculty and staff who have received $29.7 million in stimulus funding to support their research and their students:


Association of American Indian Physicians

Dr. James Sallis, psychology
“Obesity Prevention Program: Environment and Policy Approaches to Improve Nutrition and Increase Physical Activity in Native Communities”
$75,000


California Department of Education

Monica Medina, KPBS
“Preschool Education Program (PEP)”
$52,499


Monica Medina, KPBS
“Pre-School Education Program / Ready To Learn ”
$3,118


California Department of Public Health

Dr. Donna Lee Beshgetoor, exercise and nutritional sciences
“Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program”
$115,000; $48,118


California Department of Rehabilitation

Caren Sax, administration, rehabilitation and postsecondary education
“California Health Incentives Improvement Project”
$1,337,726; $42,149


California State University San Diego

Dr. Suzanne Lindsay, public health
“Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Obesity Prevention Focus – Evaluation”
$1,121,929


DOE (U.S. Department of Energy)

Dr. Asfaw Beyene, mechanical engineering
"Industrial Assessment Centers"
$100,000

Dr. Jose Castillo, computer science
"Web-based CO2 Subsurf Model"
$299,993


DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice)

Dr. Anita Harbert, social work
“National Adult Protective Services Training Project”
$497,922


DOL (U.S. Department of Labor)

Dr. Joseph Shapiro, extended studies and Dr. Stanley Maloy, sciences
"ARRA: Biotechnology Readiness, Immersion, Certification and Degrees for Gainful Employment (BRIDGE)"
$4,953,575


Government of American Samoa

Dr. Frank Harris, ARPE/interwork institute
“American Samoa Department of Education - Concentration in Postsecondary Education Leadership and Specialized Courses in Curriculum and Instruction”
$428,400


Groundwork San Diego - Chollas Creek

Michael Eichler
“ARRA: Groundwork Organizing Project”
$3,100


Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Roland Wolkowicz, biology
“Identifying the Protein Targets Responsible for Osteoarthritis Onset and Progression”
$455,175


HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)

Dr. Carleen Stoskopf, public health
“Public Health Traineeships”
$65,714


Imperial County

Suzanna Fuentes-Ferreiro, imperial valley campus
“Medical Office Assistant Training Certificate”
$300,000


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Walter Oechel, biology
“ARRA: The Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE)”        $321,794


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Sanford Bernstein, biology
“Genetics and Molecular Biology of Myosin- Administrative Supplement“
$119,217

Dr. Jose Castillo, computer science
“San Diego Bridges to the Baccalaureate”
$166,962

Dr. Thereasa Cronan, psychology
“Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-RISP) at San Diego State University”
$168,845

Dr. Linda Gallo, psychology
“Ancillary to HCHS/SOL: Sociocultural Factors and CVD Risk/Prevalence in Hispanics”
$2,478,412

Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, biology
“In Vivo Imaging of Heart Disease and Host-Pathogen Processes”
$395,491

Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, biology
“Rescue and Role of Complex I in Myocardial Ischemic Injury”
$157,724

Dr. Asa Gustafsson, biology
“Role of Bnip3 in Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Supplement for Aficial”
$59,785

Dr. Richard Hofstetter, political science and Dr. Melbourne Hovell, public health
“Understanding Networking and Alcohol Consumption Among Recent Immigrants”
$499,514; $499,689

Dr. Melbourne Hovell, public health
“Clinician Promotion of Health, Diet and Activity to Reduce Obesity Among Adolescents”
$77,055, $81,506

Dr. Melbourne Hovell, public health
“Transdisciplinary Training for Predoctoral Behavioral Scientists”
$130,368

Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff, psychology and Dr. Stanley Maloy, college of sciences
“Administrative Supplement: Comprehensive SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Partnership”
$299,000

Dr. James Lange, student health services
“Disclosing Contents of Drinks: Experimental Test on Natural Consumption Behavior”
$497,117; $492,900

Dr. Phyllis-Jean Linton, biology
“Administrative Supplement Dendritic Cells in the Aged for Supplemental Studies”
$116,176

Dr. Sarah Mattson, psychology
“A Multisite Neurobehavioral Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”
$305,875

Dr. Shelli McAlpine, chemistry
“Conformational Based Design and Development of Antitumor Agents”
$327,773; $315,400

Dr. Forest Rohwer, biology
"The Metagenomic Studies of the Gut Microbiomes of Obese and Lean Twins"
$116,384

Dr. Anca Segall, biology
"Pathways of Lambda Site-Specific Recombination"
$195,378

Dr. Mark Sussman, biology
“Engineering Cardiac Progenitor Cells to Enhance Myrocardial Regeneration”
$500,000; $500,000

Dr. William Tong, chemistry
“San Diego State University Minority Biomedical Research Support Program”
$319,248

Dr. Constantine Tsoukas, biology
“Generation of an ITK Biosensor Tool Box”
$221,775; $184,400

Dr. Constantine Tsoukas, biology
“Regulation of ITK in Lung Allergy”
$223,013; $185,638

Dr. John Weeks, geography
“Health, Poverty and Place: Modeling Inequalities in Accra Using RS and GIS: ARRA Administrative Supplement”
$72,860

Dr. Susan Woodruff, social work and Dr. John Clapp, social work
“Screening and Brief Intervention for Latino and Non-Latino White Drug Users”
$495,564; $486,625


NIH Supplements

Dr. Nader Amir, psychology
"Attention Disengagement Training for Social Phobia"
$20,404

Dr. Sanford Bernstein, biology
"Structure of the UNC-45 Chaperone and Its Interaction with Skeletal Muscle Myosin: Supplement for Summer Research Experiments"
$14,907

Dr. Sanford Bernstein, biology
"Structure of the UNC-45 Chaperone and its Interaction with Skeletal Muscle Myosin Admin Supplement, Summer 2010"
$45,162

Dr. Kelly Doran, biology
"Blood-Brain Failure in Bacterial Meningitis"
$19,494

Dr. Karen Emmorey, speech, language & hearing sciences
"Language, Modality and the Brain"
$10,872

Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, biology
"Rescue and Role of Complex I in Myocardial Ischemic Injury"
$22,423

Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, biology
"Subcellular Regulation of Autophagic Flux in Cardiomyocytes and the Heart"
$22,425

Dr. Phyllis-Jean Linton, biology
“Dendritic Cells in the Aged”
$18,830

Dr. Sarah Mattson, psychology
“A Multisite Neurobehavioral Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders-Admin Supplement”
$40,808

Dr. Claire Murphy, psychology
"Chemosensory Perception and Psychophysics in the Aged"
$33,010

Dr. Edward Riley, psychology
"Behavioral and MRI Evaluation of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure"
$45,095

Dr. Jennifer Thomas, psychology
"Fetal Alcohol Effects and Choline Intervention"
$33,638, $43,536


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Dr. Steven Barlow, biology
“MRI-R2: Acquisition of a Field Emission SEM for Multi-User EM Facility“
$709,200

Dr. Jianwei Chen, mathematics and statistics
“Statistical Inferences for Deterministic Dynamic Models Containing both Constant and Time-varying Parameters with Applications to Infectious Diseases”
$89,472

Dr. Gary Girty, geological sciences
“Using the Tertiary Volcanic and Gravelly Sedimentologic Record to Test the Timing and Evolution of the Chocolate Mountains Anticlinorium, SE California”
$132,793

Dr. David Hayhurst, engineering
“Transitioning Troops to Engineers: From Military Experience to a Civilian Engineering Career”
$200,000

Dr. George Jiracek, geological sciences
“IRES: U. S.-New Zealand Collaboration on Applied Geothermal Exploration and Assessment”
$148,851

Dr. Judy Reilly, psychology
“Human-centered Computing: Medium: Collaborative Research: Computational Analysis of Nonverbal Behavior in Adaptive Tutoring”
$399,996

Dr. Eric Sandquist, astronomy
“Precise Ages for Open Star Clusters from Known Detached Eclipsing Binaries”
$302,757

Dr. Satish Sharma, electrical and computer engineering
"CAREER:Novel Reconfigurable Aperture Antennas and Arrays for Compact Multifunctional Antenna Solutions"
$400,000

Dr. Usha Sinha, physics
"Science Master's Program Integrating Regulatory Affairs in BioScience and Biomedical Physics: A Scalable, Replicable Modeling Addressing Current and Emerging Workforce Needs"
$326,117

Dr. Elizabeth Waters, biology
“Adaptation and Heat Stress in Boechera: Comparative Evolutionary Physiology of Native California Plants”
$583,415

Dr. Fridolin Weber, physics
"Neutron Stars and Probes for the Structure of Compressed Baryonic Matter"
$315,000

Dr. Tao Xie, computer science
“CAREER: Architectural Support for Integrating NAND Flash Solid Disks into Enterprise-Class Storage Systems”
$436,000


San Diego State University

Dr. Suzanne Lindsay, public health
"Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Obesity Prevention Focus – Evaluation" $67,151
$11,300


San Diego Unified School District

Jason Naranjo, education
"ARRA: Building Capacity for Effective Student Focused Transition Planning: A Review and Analysis of Student IEP's and Transition Planning Documents in San Diego Unified School District"
$11,300


San Diego Workforce Partnership Inc

Dr. Joseph Shapiro, college of extended studies
"CES Training Program A"
$399,880


Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Linda Gallo, psychology
”Scripps Translational Science Institute: NCRR ARRA Community Engagement”
$67,099, $65,216


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service

Dr. Douglas Stow, geography
”Estimation of Regional Fuel Development and Condition in Wildlands of Southern California”
$374,995; $84,385


University of California San Diego

Dr. Cynthia Park, teacher education
"Equipment to Enhance Training of Health Professionals Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)"
$67,151

Dr. Robert Pozos, biology
"Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award"
$55,840

Dr. Robert Seidman, public health
“ARRA: UCSD Beacon Community Collaborative- Evaluation”
$75,000; $68,656

University of Maryland

Dr. Scott Kelley, biology
”A Quality Assurance: Coordination and Analysis Center for HMP Administrative Supplement”
$126,924, $75,231


University of Minnesota

Dr. Lal Tummala, electrical and computer engineering
“A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art Laboratories”
$8,333


University of Southern California

Dr. Steven Day, geological sciences
"Outward on the Spiral: Petascale Inference in Earthquake System Science"
$199,998




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06/29/11


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