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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: January 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 January 1 and January 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 January 2022 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large January 2022 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Dougal, Roger

College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering

Digital Twins for Navy Power and Energy Systems (NPES)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)/DOD


Sweeney, Allison

College of Nursing - Nursing

The Together Everyone Achieves More Physical Activity Trial (TEAM-PA)

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


Li, Xiaoming

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

Mitigate the effect of HIV-related stigma through a resilience approach

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/NIH


Outten, Caryn

College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mechanisms of Fungal Iron Regulation and Thiol Redox Metabolism

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH


Reitmeier, Melissa

College of Social Work - Social Work - Dean's Office

HOPE-WWR Health Occupations Providing Excellence in Workforce Wellness and Resilience

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/HHS


Vejerano, Eric Warren

Arnold School of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences

CAREER: Reactions of volatile organics in aerosol particles as a source of persistent free radicals

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Huynh, Nathan

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

Streamlining Permitting and Mitigation Processes to Improve SCDOT Project Delivery

SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT)/FHWA


Heyden, Andreas

College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering

EFRI E3P: Hydrogenolysis for upcycling of polyesters and mixed plastics

University of Colorado, Boulder/NSF


Huynh, Nathan

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

Reducing Crash Risk at Work Zones in South Carolina

SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT)/FHWA


Smithwick, Julie

Arnold School of Public Health - Center for Community Health Alignment

Bringing Communities Together to Achieve Health Equity

SC Research Foundation (SCRF)/Johnson and Johnson Foundation



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