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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”

California Department of Education

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

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

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”

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy)

Dr. Asfaw Beyene, mechanical engineering
"Industrial Assessment Centers"

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

DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice)

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

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)"

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”

Groundwork San Diego - Chollas Creek

Michael Eichler
“ARRA: Groundwork Organizing Project”

Hospital for Special Surgery

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

HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)

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

Imperial County

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

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“

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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”

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

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"

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

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”

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”

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

San Diego State University

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

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"

San Diego Workforce Partnership Inc

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

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)"

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

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”

University of Southern California

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

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