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Office of the Vice President for Research

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


Summary of Large December 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Narasimhan, Meera

School of Medicine - Neuropsychiatry

"Access Improvement/rural Outreach Initiatives in Partnership with SC Office of Rural Health Contract #1599 SC DHHS Services for Purchase and Provision of Rural Outreach Program"

SC Department of Health and Human Services/HHS


Sahin, Ozgur

College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci.

Overcoming chemoresistance in triple negative breast cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH


Jenerette, Coretta

College of Nursing - Nursing

SC Nursing Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities & Inequities

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control(DHEC)/CDC/HHS


McCarthy, Cameron

School of Medicine - Basic Science Research

Autophagy regulates β-hydroxybutyrate synthesis to prevent hypertension-associated premature vascular aging

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


Smithwick, Julie

Arnold School of Public Health - Center for Community Health Alignment

Community Health Workers Changing Outcomes in South Carolina

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare/SCDHHS


Zeng, Qiang

College of Engineering & Comp. - Computer Science & Engineering

CAREER: Towards Secure and Usable IoT Authentication Under Constraints

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Sadati, Monirosadat

College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering

CAREER: Crystallization of Chiral Liquid Crystals Under Curved Confinement

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Bennett, Kevin

School of Medicine - Family & Preventive Medicine

Activation and Expansion of the Libraries and Health Innovations Program

SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC)/CDC


Lauterbach, Jochen

College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering

Compact Catalytic Membrane Reactor for One-Step High-Efficiency Ammonia Synthesis at Moderate Temperatures and Pressures



Shimpalee, Sirivatch

College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering

Thermocatalytic Ethylene Production Using Targeted RF Induction Heating TO 0000585742

Battelle Savannah River Alliance, LLC (BSRA)/SRNL/DOE



12 January 2022

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