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Office of the Vice President for Research

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: August 2022

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 Monday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 31, 2022. 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 2022 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large August 2022 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Hebert, James
Murphy, Angela
Hosfeth, Lorne
Arnold School of Public Health - Epidemiology & Biostatistics A Transdisciplinary Approach to Investigating Metabolic Dysregulation in Obese Parent and Child Dyads and Risk of Colorectal Cancer National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH $5,869,948
Weist, Mark College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology Development and Implementation of a SC School Behavioral Health Academy South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) $3,224,526
Roninson, Igor College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci. Preventing adaptive drug resistance through Mediator kinase inhibition  National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH $3,043,009
Imran, Jasim College of Engineering & Comp. - Civil & Environmental Eng. LEAP-HI: A data-driven Fragility Framework for Risk Assessment of Levee Breach National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,000,000
Xu, Peisheng College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci. Cancer cell selective killing nanoparticle for advanced ovarian cancer treatment National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH $1,692,530
Fadel, Jim School of Medicine - Pharm., Physiology & Neuroscience Hypocretin/orexin modulation of cognitive correlates of brain aging National Institute on Aging (NIA)/NIH $1,100,907
Heyden, Andreas College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering Collaborative Research: ECO-CBET: Coupled homogeneous and heterogeneous processes for an environmentally sustainable lignin-first biorefinery National Science Foundation (NSF) $860,000
Rosario, Astrid University of SC Upstate - UPS Science & Eng Increasing Undergraduate Success in Science through Learning Cohorts Focused on Career Readiness National Science Foundation (NSF) $749,998
Francis, Tanner College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci. Substance P-Mediated Enhancement of Salience for Cues Predicting Aversive Outcomes National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/NIH $734,503
Khan, Asif College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering Development of A New High Temperature Source Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition System (HTS-MOCVD) for Next Generation IIIA/B-Nitrides National Science Foundation (NSF) $629,656

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