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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: June 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share a monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between June 1 and June 30, 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 June 2021 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large June 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Olatosi, Bankole

Arnold School of Public Health - Health Services Policy & Mgmt

Patterns and predictors of viral suppression: A Big Data approach

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NIH


Twiss, Jeffery

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

Destabilization of axonal mRNAs by KHSRP complexes controls axon regeneration

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/NIH


Chen, Fanglin

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Efficient CO2 and Natural Gas Refinery for Ethylene Production

US Department of Energy (DOE)/DOT


Lee, Shirleatha

University of SC Upstate - UPS Nursing

HOPE (Holistic Opportunities & Partnerships that Empower) Nursing Success Project

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)/HHS


Sahin, Ozgur

College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci.

Inhibiting tumor growth and metastasis in highly aggressive breast cancers with centrosome amplification

National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH


Kiaris, Hippokratis

College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci.

Sustaining the operation of the Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Friedman, Daniela

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

For the Purchase and Provision of Education, Training, and Management of the Alzheimer’s Disease Registry

SC Department of Health and Human Services/HHS


Wessinger, Carolyn

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

The contribution of introgression to convergent floral evolution in Penstemon

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Raynor, Phyllis

College of Nursing - Nursing

P.A.R.E.N.T.S.S. Project - Parents Adopting Recovery Management through New Technology for Self-Care and Support (for Mothers)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/NIH


Ziehl, Paul

College of Engineering & Comp. - Civil & Environmental Eng.

Field Trials for Cost-Effective Strengthening of SC Load Posted Bridges

SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT)/FHWA



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