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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: August 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share our monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between August 1 and 31, 2021. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the August 2021 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large August 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Thrasher, James

Arnold School of Public Health - Health Prom., Educ. & Behavior

Evaluating nutrition labeling policy changes in the US and Mexico.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/NIH


Pellegrini, Christine

Arnold School of Public Health - Exercise Science

Physical Activity and Weight Loss to Improve Function and Pain after Total Knee Replacement

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Morad, Martin

School of Medicine - Cell Biology & Anatomy

Functional implications of CPVT1-associated RyR2 mutations in human cardiomyocytes

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH


Wenceslau, Camilla

School of Medicine - Cell Biology & Anatomy

Formyl peptide receptor activation induces vascular pasticity and remodeling in hypertension

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH


Li, Xiaoming

Arnold School of Public Health - Health Prom., Educ. & Behavior

Big Data Health Science Fellow Program for Infectious Diseases (R25)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)NIH


Sheth, Amit

College of Engineering & Comp. -Computer Science & Engineering

Enabling Factory to Factory (F2F) Networking for Future Manufacturing across South Carolina

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)


Porter, Dwayne

Arnold School of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences

Operational Support of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Centralized Data Management Office and
Enhancements to the System-Wide Monitoring Program

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/DOC


Rotholz, David

School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND)

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)/HHS


Terracio, Nathan


Koger Center

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)


Voulgaris, George

College of Arts and Sciences - School of Earth, Ocean & Env.

SECOORA - Partnering to meet the needs of coastal communities for actionable information to protect lives and property: SC HF Radar

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)/NOAA


Huang, Xinyu

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Impact of Hydride and Hydride Distribution on the Mechanical Strength of Accident Tolerant Fuel Clad




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