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Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards Spring 2017

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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2017 Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards. Funding support totaling $53,885 will be granted to 31 exciting faculty projects.

The SFF program offers crucial support to faculty research, scholarly activities, creative works, and interdisciplinary initiatives. These competitive awards provide up to $2,000 to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of these projects.

The Spring 2017 SFF awardees are:

Marcy Balunas, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Genomic, Chemical, and Antimicrobial Analyses of Unique Host-microbe Symbioses

Ali Bazzi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Current Modulation and Demodulation for Fault Prediction and Diagnosis of Electric Machines

Christopher Blesso, Nutritional Sciences, Defining the Role of the HDL Receptor, SR-B1, in Adipocyte Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation

Mary Burke, English, The Cottage, The Castle, and The Couture Cloak: Irish Fashion Marketing and Design, c. 1952-1969

Joseph Cooper, Educational Leadership, An Examination of the Influence of a Faculty-Led Mentoring Program at Predominantly White Institution (PWI) on Black and Latino Male Graduates’ College and Post-College Experiences

Dipak Dey, Statistics, Harnessing Big Data Through Statistical Modeling

Jeffrey Dudas, Political Science, Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism

Caitlin Elsaesser, School of Social Work, Advancing Knowledge of the Consequences of Youth Violence Exposure

Jeffrey Fisher, InCHIP, CHIP Lecture Series Spring Semester 2017

Bruce Hedman, Mathematics, Jungian Interpretations of Haida Myths, Totems, and Carvings

Erik Hines, Educational Psychology, Understanding the Impact of Education Abroad on African American Students’ Academic and Social Experiences

James Kaufman, Educational Psychology, Pilot Data Collection for New Self-Report Creativity Measure

Kyounghae Kim, Nursing, Receipt of Survivorship Care Plans and Pain Control among Cancer Survivors: The Moderating Role of Perceived Discrimination in Health Care

Clare King’oo, English, William Tyndale’s Obedience: Sixteenth-Century Copies in Northeast US Libraries

Samuel Martinez, El Instituto & Anthropology, Anti-Haitianism in the Dominican Republic: A Biopolitical Turn?

Rebecca Puhl, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity & Human Development and Family Studies, Meet Me at the Crossroads: Weight Stigma at the Intersections of Race and Gender

Louise Reagan, Nursing, A Study to Evaluate Feasibility and Acceptability of a Diabetes Survival Skills + (DSS+) Training Intervention for Incarcerated Persons Transitioning to the Community (TTC)

UConn Logic Group, Logic Colloquium and Annual Logic Lecture

Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy, Essays on Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic

Joel Salisbury, Digital Media and Design, Antibiotics in Resource-Limited Settings (ABXinRLS) App

Gregory Semenza, English, Powell and Pressburger’s War: The Archers and WW2 Propaganda

Ilya Sochnikov, Physics, Enrolling Minority Graduate Students

Scott Stephenson, Geography, Geography Colloquium Series

Ian Stevenson, Psychological Sciences, Estimating Short-term Synaptic Plasticity from Pre- and Post-synaptic Spiking

Judith Thorpe, Art and Art History, Ecstasy: From the Series, The Passions, Photography by Judith Thorpe

Brian Waddell, Political Science, What American Government Does

Ryan Watson, Human Development and Family Studies, Addressing the Concerns and Needs of UConn Trans Students via a Partnership of UConn Researchers and Community Stakeholders

Sarah Willen, Anthropology, “Indignity and Indignation: Migrant Lives on Israel’s Margins

Steven Wisensale, Human Development and Family Studies, Baseball Diplomacy in Japan – U.S. Relations: A Focus on Four of Major League Baseball’s Goodwill Tours between 1931 and 1953

Sebastian Wogenstein, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Prophets and Heretics: Human Rights and the German Literary Imagination

Peng Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, SD2N: Software-Defined Urban Distribution Network for Smart Cities

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