The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic
Development is pleased to announce its Innovative Micro-Programs
Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT) Award winners for the
Spring 2015 round.
The aim of IMPACT is to encourage collaborative research across
the Realizing UB2020 theme areas of Humanity, Justice, Innovation,
Environment and/or Health. The IMPACT program is focused on funding
innovative interdisciplinary projects whose goal is to develop
preliminary data that can support external grant applications and
directly demonstrate outcomes in these themes. In this round, the
42 applications submitted were reviewed by panels of faculty and,
based on the panel recommendations, 10 projects were funded. The
research teams noted below have received up to $35,000 to support
their one-year collaborative projects (full descriptions of these
funded projects may be found here).
The winners are:
- “A Community Response to Mental Health Crisis:
Developing A National Model,” Daniel Antonius, Department of
Psychiatry; Michael Cummings, Department of Psychiatry; Thomas
Nochajski, Department of Social Work.
- “Robust Nanoscale-Patterned Membranes for Wastewater
Treatment Using Laser Chips-Based Lithography,” Liang
Feng, Department of Electrical Engineering; Haiqing Lin, Department
of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
- “The Contribution of the Carotid Body Chemoreceptors and
Physical Activity to Heat Stress Compensatory Responses in Heart
Failure,” Blair Johnson, Department of Exercise and Nutrition
Sciences; James Fallavollita, Department of Medicine; David
Hostler, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; David
Pendergast, Department of Physiology & Biophysics.
- “Engineering Literacy the Elementary School: Learning the
Engineering Design Process to Read, Write, Think, Talk, and
Act Like an Engineer,” Mary McVee, Center for Literacy and
Reading Instruction; Kemper Lewis, Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering; Ken English, NYSCEDII; Deborah Moore-Russo,
Department of Mathematics Education; Lynn Shanahan, Department of
- “The Neonatal Microbiome Study: A Pilot Study in Meru
County, Kenya,” Amy Millen, Department of Epidemiology and
Environment; Pavani Ram, Department of Epidemiology and
Environment; Blair Rachel Hageman, Department of Biostatistics;
Kelly Kam, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health;
Michael Buck, Department of Biochemistry; Yijun Sun, Department of
Microbiology and Immunology.
- “Marianne Moore Archive (MMA): Notebooks Project,”
Cristanne Miller, Department of English; Ifeoma Nwogu, Department
of Computer Science and Engineering; Setlur Srirangaraju, Center
for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS); James Maynard, Library
- “Iron (II)/(III) Complexes Linked to Liposomes or
Nanotubes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Janet Morrow,
Department of Chemistry; Javid Rzayev, Department of Chemistry;
Jonathan Franklin Lovell, Department of Biomedical Engineering;
Ferdinand Schweser, Department of Neurology; Poulsen, David,
Department of Neurosurgery, Joseph Spernyak, Department of
- “Strategies to enhance stem cell homing to sites of
damage following myocardial infarction,” Sriram Neelamegham,
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; John Canty,
Department of Medicine.
- “Identification of E4A as a target for treating memory
Impairment,” Ying Xu, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences;
Arin Bhattacharjee, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
- “Stereolithography 3D printing of humn organ on a
chip,” Ruogang Zhao, Department of Biomedical Engineering;
Chi Zhou, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.