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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: October 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 October 1 and October 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 October 2021 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).



Summary of Large October 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Shtutman, Michael

College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci.

Knowledge discovery and machine learning to Elucidate the Mechanisms of HIV Activity and Interaction with Substance Use Disorder

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/NIH


Weist, Mark

College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology

Improving Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Functioning of Elementary School Students through the Interconnected Systems Framework

East Carolina University/IES/USDE


Rosa, Olga

School of Medicine - Pediatrics

DHHS/SCCAMRS Administrative Contract 7/1/2021-6/30/2024

SC Department of Health and Human Services/HHS



Arnold School of Public Health - Health Services Policy & Mgmt

Big Data Health Science Scholar Program for Infectious Diseases

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


Harik, Ramy

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Augmenting Physics-Based Design and Multi-Physics Based Manufacturing with Data Driven Models to Manufacture Advanced Composites Structures with Automated Fiber Placement

College of Charleston/NASA EPSCoR


Twiss, Jeffery

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

Homeostatic Reset as a New Therapeutic Paradigm for Slow Progression Diseases

East Carolina University (ECU)/NIGMS/NIH


Dunn, Robert

College of Arts and Sciences - Baruch Institute

Integrating climate change effects into ecosystem-based fisheries management: Penaeid shrimp in the southeast US

The Regents of the University of Michigan/NOAA/DOC


Poulain, Fabienne

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

Beyond ephrins: unbiased discovery of novel signaling pathways regulating topographic map formation and maturation in vivo.

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


Hardaway, Chad

Economic Engagement - Ofc of Economic Engagement

South Carolina Rising: a seed fund and support structure

Economic Development Administration (EDA)/DOC


Brashears, Matthew

College of Arts and Sciences - Sociology

Societal Impact of Nuclear Detonations Phase 2

Defense Threat Reduction Agency/ARA, Inc./DOD



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