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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Awards Report: December 2020

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share monthly report listing new sponsored awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between December 1 and December 31, 2020. 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 sponsored awards.

Get the December 2020 New Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large December 2020 Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Zhu, Jun

College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci.

Title: Allosteric modulators of dopamine transporter as therapeutic agents for

Southern Research Institute/NIDA/NIH


Wang, Qian

College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry & Biochemistry

Enhancement of stem cell regenerative properties by hydrogen sulfide: a novel wound dressing to augment stem cell therapies

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston/NIH


Yuan, Lang

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Machine Learning Enhanced Understanding of Functional Gradient Materials Enabled by Direct Energy Deposition

Edison Welding Institute/DOE


Crouch, Elizabeth

Arnold School of Public Health - Health Services Policy & Mgmt

Continuing the Examination of SC MIECHV Client and Staff Attrition and the Organizational Factors that Promote Retention

Children's Trust of South Carolina/HRSA


Mustain, William

College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering

Understanding the Role of Activated Oxygen Species in the Room Temperature Conversion of Methane to Methanol

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Arent, Shawn

Arnold School of Public Health - Exercise Science

Blood Flow Restriction Training

University of South Florida/DOD


Martin, Maria

Arnold School of Public Health - PASOS

PASOs Connections for Childhood Development Program and First Steps

SC First Steps/BCBS of SC Foundation


Wang, Qi

College of Arts and Sciences - Mathematics

Excellence in Research: Machine Learning and Applications

Benedict College/NSF


Koesters, Todd

Hosp., Retail, & Sport Mgmt - Sport & Entertainment Mgmt

Cincinnati Fan Panel Grant

Fussball Club Cincinnati, LLC


Burkart, Sarah

Arnold School of Public Health - Exercise Science

The Longitudinal Influence of Home Disorganization on Children's Sleep Variability

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



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