Chancellor Message 6/14/11

Message to Campus
RE Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Awards

I am pleased to announce the most recent awardees of the Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Pilot Research. This grant program supports new multidisciplinary collaborations led by emerging researchers at UIC. The goal is to foster academic inquiry that draws upon the expertise of varied disciplines, to nurture the research career trajectories of promising early-stage investigators, and to help awardees leverage extramural funding. Thirty-seven applications were reviewed by the Campus Research Board this spring. The following faculty teams are recipients of the latest round of awards:

Project:
Participatory Modeling and Planning for Sustainable Water Management in the Chicago region
PIs:
Moira Zellner, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning & Policy; Leilah Lyons, Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Miquel Gonzalez-Meler, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Award:
$40,000

 

Project:
Atomic Level Synthesis and Characterization of Oxides Nanostructures for Energy Harvesting
PIs:
Jeremiah T. Abiade, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering; Robert F. Klie, Assistant Professor, Physics
Award:
$40,000

 

Project:
Oral appliance and Pharmacologic agents in treatment of sleep apnea: a pilot clinical study
PIs:
Maria Therese S. Galang, Assistant Professor, Orthodontics; David Carley, Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences; Bharati Prasad, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Award:
$40,000

 

Project:
Role of shear stress induced caveolae-mediated transcytosis of oxLDL in the initiation of Atherosclerosis
PIs:
Belinda Akpa, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering; Irena Levitan, Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Award:
$40,000

 

Project:
A Pilot Study of Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship between Hot Flashes and Memory Dysfunction
PIs:
Leah Rubin, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry; Mary C. Kapella, Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences
Award:
$40,000

I want to congratulate this round of exceptional candidates and thank the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for promoting and facilitating this initiative.

More information about the Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research program

Questions should be referred to Research Development Services, attention: Mr. Tony Halford

Paula Allen-Meares
Chancellor
John Corbally Presidential Professor