Gifts & Grants

February 5, 2014

Jill M. Williams, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Mary Brunette of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center are the principal investigators of an award totaling $895,717. The project titled RCT of a Motivational Decision Support System for Smokers with SMI is being supported by the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about Professors Williams here.

Richard D. Ludescher, dean of academic programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $499,722. The project titled GRAS Luminescent Probes of Food Physical State is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Dean Ludescher here.

Susan J. Schurman, distinguished professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $250,000. The project titled Healthcare Talent Network FY 2014 is being supported by the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Learn more about Professor Schurman here.

Roland Anglin, executive director and associate research professor at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $74,000. The project titled Strong Healthy Communities Initiative Primary Local Evaluation is being supported by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Anglin here.

Marian Pereira, research associate at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $60,000. The project titled Dopamine/Adenosine Interactions in Postpartum Depression: Therapeutic Role of A2A Antagonism is being supported by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

January 29, 2014

Adrienne E. Eaton, chair of the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $767,284. The award titled Opportunity4Jersey Training Grant is being supported by the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Learn more about Professor Eaton here.

Vikki Katz, assistant professor at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $623,035. The award titled Leveraging Technology for Learning in U.S. Latino Families is being supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn more about Professor Katz here.

Marlie Wasserman, director of Rutgers University Press, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $76,000. The award titled Direct to Consumer Marketing to Augment the Distribution of University Press Books is being supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more about Director Wasserman here.

Jill Friedman, acting assistant dean, and Pam Mertsock-Wolfe, associate director for the Pro Bono and Public Interest programs at the School of Law–Camden, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $10,000. The award titled Rutgers School of LawCamden Pro Bono Program Bankruptcy Project is being supported by the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. Learn more about Dean Friedman here and Director Mertsock-Wolfe here.

Clement Price, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History and director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $5,000. The award titled The 34th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series is being supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Learn more about Professor Price here.

January 22, 2014

Bradford C. Lerman, director of the Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative and the Bullying Prevention Institute at the Center for Applied Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,848,173. The project titled Rutgers Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative Partnership with NJDOE, IDEA Part B Funded Project is being supported by the N.J. Department of Education. Learn more about Director Lerman here.

Michele Pavanello, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project titled Improving Hydrotreating by Tuning Energy Levels is being supported by the American Chemical Society. Learn more about Professor Pavanello here.

Donna Gustafson, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation liaison for academic programs and curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project titled Donald Lokuta Publication and Exhibition is being supported by the George and Helen Segal Foundation. Learn more about Donna Gustafson here.

David A. Robinson, professor in the Department of Geography at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and climatologist for the State of New Jersey, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The project titled Ongoing Monitoring and Interpretation of New Jersey's Weather for Emergency Management Decisions Makers is being supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Learn more about Professor Robinson here.

Ping-Hsin Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $25,000. The project titled An Office-Based Advocate and Specialist Intervention System (OASIS) for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence is being supported by the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation. Learn more about Professor Chen here.

Jill Friedman, acting assistant dean at the School of Law–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $7,500. The project titled Rutgers School of LawCamden Pro Bono Program is being supported by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Friedman here.

January 15, 2014

Jennifer Lynch, research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,800,000. The project titled Graphene-Reinforced IMPB with Nanocrystalline Metal Coatings for Lightweight Armor Applications is being supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Jennifer Lynch here.

Dario Pompili, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and associate director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled Demand-Aware Dynamic Virtual Base Station Provisioning and Allocation in Cloud Radio Access Networks is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Pompili here.

Manish Parashar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering and director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $300,000. The project titled Runtime System for I/O Staging in Support of Voluminous In-Situ Processing of Extreme Scale Data is being supported by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Learn more about Professor Parashar here.

Roberta Schorr, associate professor in the Department of Urban Education at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $233,054. The project titled Common Core State Standards Survey Research Project is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Professor Schorr here.

Courtenay Cavanaugh, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Risk and Resilience Lab, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $23,190. The project titled HIV Prevention Implementation Science for Women in Domestic Violence Shelters is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Cavanaugh here.

January 8, 2014

Hugh Roarty, research project manager at the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,330,510. The project titled Repair and Hardening of Mid-Atlantic Ocean Observing Assets After Hurricane Sandy is being supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Learn more about Hugh Roarty here.

Michael Yedidia, research professor at the Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $707,739. The project titled Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Yedidia here.

Andrew Seligsohn, associate chancellor for Civic Engagement and Strategic Planning, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $549,998. The project titled 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is being supported by the N.J. Department of Education. Learn more about Chancellor Seligsohn here.

Ayse Akincigil, associate professor at the School of Social Work and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $45,000. The project titled The Economic Burden of Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures is being supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Learn more about Professor Akincigil here.

Linda Tartaglia, assistant director of the Police Institute at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $30,426. The project titled Fugitive Safe SurrenderJersey City is being supported by the State of New Jersey. Learn more about Director Tartaglia here.

December 18, 2013

Marila Gennaro, professor in the Public Health Research Institute Center at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling
 $5,523,914. The project titled FISH-Flow Platform for Host-Based Tuberculosis Diagnostics is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Gennaro here.

Brenda Hopper, director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $111,339. The project titled Encouraging and Advancing Pollution Prevention Practices is being supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Meredith L. Schalick, director of Child and Family Advocacy and clinical associate professor in the School of Law–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $66,666. The project titled Rutgers School of LawCamden Child and Family Advocacy Clinic is being supported by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Learn more about Professor Schalick here.

Mitra Neshatfar, engineering researcher in the Transportation Safety Resource Center at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $45,732. The project titled Statewide Traffic Records Coordinating Committee Project is being supported by the N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Learn more about Researcher Neshatfar here.

Radha Jagannathan, professor I at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $27,960. The project titled Evaluation of Foundation Center's Nigeria Project is being supported by the Foundation Center. Learn more about Professor Jagannathan here.

December 11, 2013

Grace Brannigan, assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $350,000. The project titled Mechanisms of Modulation of GABA(A) Receptors by Steroids and Lipophilic Hormones is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Brannigan here.

Hong Li, director of the Center for Advanced Proteomics Research and associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $198,750. The project titled Systems Biology Center in New York is in collaboration with Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Li here.

Sandra Moroso-Fela, associate program manager at the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $99,839. The project titled LGBTQ Crime Victim Services Project is being supported by the Beyond Diversity Resource Center. Learn more about Manager Moroso-Fela here.

Junius Williams, director of the Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $30,000. The project titled The Abbott Leadership Institute Youth Media Symposium is being supported by the Victoria Foundation. Learn more about Director Williams here.

Karen White, director of the Working Families Program at the Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project titled Work Family in New Jersey: Understanding Employers' Experience with New Jersey's Family Leave Insurance Program is being supported by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Learn more about Director White here.

December 4, 2013

Theresa Chang, associate professor at the Public Health Research Institute and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at New Jersey Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,785,332. The project titled Modulation of Innate Immunity, Microbiome, and HIV Transmission by Depo-Provera, is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Chang here.

Stephen Crystal, Board of Governors Professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,134,153. The project titled Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics is being supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more about Emily Peterson here.

Susan Furrer, executive director of the Center for Applied Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $312,827. The project titled Piscataway School-Based Clinic: The Haven Program is being supported by the Piscataway Township Board of Education. Learn more about Director Furrer here.

Michael De Luca, senior associate director for the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $253,310. The project titled Sandy Impacts: Geomorphological Maps, GATE, FISS, ASIS is being supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Learn more about Director De Luca here.

Lee Slater, professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $32,072. The project titled Improved Tropical Peat Carbon Storage Estimates Using Ground Penetrating Radar is being supported by the U.S. Forest Service. Learn more about Professor Slater here.

Lisa Zeidner, professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $10,000. The project titled Writers at Camden: Readings, Workshops, and Literary Discussions for the Camden Community is being supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about Professor Zeidner here.

November 27, 2013

Helen Berman, Board of Governors professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,500,451. The project titled The Protein Structure Initiative Knowledgebase is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Berman here.

Ni Gao, associate professor at the Integrated Employment Institute in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the School of Health Related Professions is the principal investigator of an award totaling $600,000. The project titled Evaluating the Impact of Employment Services in Supportive Housing is being supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Learn more about Professor Gao here.

Andrzej Ruszczyński, distinguished professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $240,000. The project titled Time-Consistent Risk-Averse Control of Markov Systems is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ruszczyński here.

Kimberly Brenneman, assistant research professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $226,889. The project titled Partnerships for Early Childhood Curriculum Development: Readiness through Integrative Science is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Brenneman here.

Anthony Braga, Goffredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers­–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $100,000. The project titled Analyzing Violent Crime and Illicit Drug Market Problems in New Jersey is being supported by The Nicholson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Braga here.

Cyril Reade, associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts and director of the Center for the Arts, Rutgers–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $40,000. The project titled RutgersCamden Center for the Arts Camden City Education and Community Arts Programs is being supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Learn more about Professor Reade here.

November 20, 2013

Dean Zimmerman, professor in the Department of Philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,736,146. The project titled Rutgers University Center for the Philosophy of Religion is being supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Learn more about Professor Zimmerman here.

James Abruzzo, assistant instructor at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick and codirector of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $850,000. The project titled General Operating Support for Institute for Ethical Leadership and Support for the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Fellows Program is being supported by The Prudential Foundation. Learn more about Director Abruzzo here.

Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $703,761. The project titled Sesame Street Resilience Project is being supported by the Sesame Workshop. Learn more about Director Oades-Sese here.

Dario Pompili, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering, director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, and associate director of application collaboration for CPS at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The project titled Demand-Aware Dynamic Virtual Base Station Provisioning and Allocation in Cloud Radio Access Networks is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Pompili here.

Alissa Lange and Kimberly Brenneman, assistant research professors at the National Institute for Early Education Research at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $397,531. The project titled Using Number Games to Support Mathematical Learning in Preschool and Home Environments is being supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Learn more about Professor Lange here and Professor Brenneman here.

Joel Cantor, Distinguished Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and director of the Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $303,513. The project titled Informing Strategies for Better Care for Vulnerable Populations in New Jersey is being supported by The Nicholson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Cantor here.