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Ten Arnold School faculty members receive 2016 ASPIRE grants

May 30, 2016 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

Faculty members from all six Arnold School departments received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s 2016 Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. The internal, competitive program received 182 proposals from USC faculty researchers for this cycle, awarding grants to 76 of the proposals after evaluation by faculty review committees.

ASPIRE awards are designed to enhance USC’s research capabilities. They do so by investing in USC faculty by helping them begin promising new research endeavors for later external funding (ASPIRE I: Innovation), build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project (ASPIRE II: Integration), and/or invest in the University’s research infrastructure (ASPIRE III: Infrastructure). 

“ASPIRE awards have a significant impact on research and scholarly activities of our faculty across all disciplines,” says Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti. “They are aimed to encourage interdisciplinary and creative collaborations with the goal towards enhancing scholarly publications and research funding.”

The 2016 ASPIRE recipients include the following Arnold School faculty members.

ASPIRE-I: Innovation recipients
Sub-track I, junior faculty development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Cozad, Melanie

Exploring the Use of Implicit and Explicit Methods to Elicit Individual Patient Preferences

At Diagnosis to Inform Patient-Centered Care

Health Services Policy and Management

Davis, Rachel

Using tailored narratives to increase cross-racial empathy and reduce implicit racial bias: A preliminary study toward eliminating racial health disparities

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

Drenowatz, Clemens

The Effects of Various Exercise Protocols on Energy Expenditure During and Following Exercise

Exercise Science

Kaczynski, Andrew

eCPAT: Advancement and feasibility testing of public park information and technology resources to support healthy communities

Prevention Research Center

Qiao, Shan

Functional wellness among women living with HIV in South Carolina

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

White, Kellee

Multimorbidity, Depressive Symptoms Trajectories, and Mortality among Middle-Aged and Older US Adults

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Harrison, Sayward

First Line of Defense: An Evaluation of the Role of Primary Care in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity in South Carolina

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

Hong, Jie

Evaluating the efficiency, safety and environmental effects of polymer-coated nano-Fe3O4 bioaccumulation in South Carolinian clams

Environmental Health Sciences

Ponton, Dominic

Uptake of isotopically-labelled three-layered Ag107@Au@Ag109 nanoparticles by the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and subsequent trophic transfer to the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis

Environmental Health Sciences

Wade-Woolley, Lesly

How Children Spell Vowels in Long Words

Communication Sciences & Disorders


Sub-track IIB, postdoctoral scholar development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Harrison, Sayward

First Line of Defense: An Evaluation of the Role of Primary Care in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity in South Carolina

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

hong, jie

Evaluating the efficiency, safety and environmental effects of polymer-coated nano-Fe3O4 bioaccumulation in South Carolinian clams

Environmental Health Sciences

Ponton, Dominic

Uptake of isotopically-labelled three-layered Ag107@Au@Ag109 nanoparticles by the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and subsequent trophic transfer to the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Sub-track IV, senior faculty exploration

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Wade-Woolley, Lesly

How Children Spell Vowels in Long Words

Communication Sciences & Disorders