Gifts & Grants

March 5, 2014

Paul Larrousse, director of the National Transit Institute at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $4,990,000. The project titled National Transit Institute is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Learn more about Director Larrousse here.

Brenda Hopper, CEO and state director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,989,940. The project titled New Jersey Small Business Development Center is being supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Rohit Ramachandran, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $400,000. The award titled CAREER: Multi Scale Modeling and Analysis of Reactive Granulation Processes is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Ramachandran here.

Doug Behan, instructor and director of the Office of Continuing Education at the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $239,924. The project titled Educating Diverse Population throughout New Jersey on the Prevention and Response to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Following a Disaster is being supported by the N.J. Department of Human Services. Learn more about Director Behan here.

Suzanne Delehanty, director of the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $137,580. The award titled General Program Support is being supported by the N.J. State Council on the Arts. Learn more about Director Delehanty here.

Huixin He, associate 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 $130,000. The project titled Eco-Friendly Mass Production of Highly Conductive Graphene Sheets with Controlled Structures is being supported by a corporate contract. Learn more about Professor He here.

February 26, 2014

Tamara Minko, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,842,195. The project titled Nanotechnology Approach for Inhalation Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis is being supported by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Professor Minko here.

Kathleen K. Marrs, assistant director in the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,033,593. The project titled Rutgers Healthcare Partners Consortium FY13 is being supported by the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Learn more about Director Marrs here.

Gregory Mountain, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $369,358. The award titled Collaborative Research: Community-Based 3D Imaging That Ties Clinoform Geometry to Facies Successions and Neogene Sea-Level Change is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Mountain here.

Marc Holzer, founding dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration and Board of Governors professor of public affairs and administration, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $126,000. The project titled Alice Project: United Way of Northern New Jersey is being supported by the United Way of Northern New Jersey. Learn more about Professor Holzer here.

Jinglin Fu, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000. The award titled Translating Biochemical Pathways to Non-Cellular Environment is being supported by the Office of Naval Research. Learn more about Professor Fu here.

Cassandra Simmel, associate professor at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $30,000. The project titled Evaluation of Parent Linking Programs: Assessing Participant Satisfaction is being supported by the N.J. Department of Children and Families. Learn more about Professor Simmel here.

February 19, 2014

Clinton Andrews, professor and associate dean for planning and new initiatives at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $687,000. The project titled Development and Evaluation of Cost-Effective Methods and Protocols for Identification and Assessment of Housing is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about Dean Andrews here.

Selvakumar Subbian, assistant professor at the Public Health Research Institute at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University–Newark, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $393,525. The project titled Adjunct Immune Modulation to Improve TB Treatment is being supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Linda Reddy, associate professor in the Psy.D. Program in School Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and Elisa Shernoff, assistant professor at GSAPP, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, are the principal investigators of an award totaling $276,365. The project titled Collaborative Coaching: Improving Teacher Classroom Practices and Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools is being supported by the Brady Education Foundation. Learn more about Professor Reddy here and Professor Shernoff here.

Ronald Gilman, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $178,896. The project titled Graduate Fellowship in Physics and Astronomy is being supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Professor Gilman here.

Elizabeth Clark, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project titled Expanding the Ability of Family Medicine at Monument Square to Provide Care Management to High-Risk Patients is being supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Clark here.

Bradley Hillman, research professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and director for research at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $68,250. The project titled Understanding Environmental Factors for Boxwood Blight Development is being supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about Professor Hillman here.

February 12, 2014

Mary Wagner, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $270,888. The project tiled Incorporating Pharmacists into Clinical Health Care Teams in Federally Qualified Health Centers is being supported by the Nicholson Foundation. Learn more about Professor Wagner here.

Clinton Andrews, professor and associate dean for planning and new initiatives at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $160,681. The project titled Development and Evaluation of Cost-Effective Methods and Protocols for Identification and Assessment of Housing is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about Professor Andrews here.

Christopher Obropta, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and extension specialist in water resources at the Cooperative Extension at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project titled Green Infrastructure Education and Implementation Program is being supported by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about Professor Obropta here.

Yuri T. Jadotte, assistant professor in the Department of Capacity Building Systems at the School of Nursing, Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark, and assistant director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $5,000. The project titled Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Atopic Eczema is being supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine Field. Learn more about Professor Jadotte here.

Kathe Newman, associate professor of Urban Planning and director of the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $5,000. The project titled Newark Housing Market Condition Assessment is being supported by the Center for Collaborative Change. Learn more about Professor Newman here.

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.