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Arnold School faculty members to serve as principal investigators on 13 projects supported by 2020 ASPIRE grants

May 18, 2020 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. The internal, competitive program has invested $18.2 million in faculty projects over the past eight years, yielding a return of about $189.6 million. This year, the program received 173 proposals from UofSC faculty researchers, awarding grants to 80 of the proposals after evaluation by faculty review committees.

ASPIRE awards are designed to enhance UofSC’s research capabilities. They do so by investing in faculty by helping them begin promising new research endeavors for later external funding (ASPIRE I: Innovation), build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project (ASPIRE II: Integration), and/or invest in the University’s research infrastructure (ASPIRE III: Infrastructure). 

“It is amazing to see the innovation of our faculty researchers in the ASPIRE proposals each year,” said USC Vice President for Research,  Prakash Nagarkatti. “These deserving researchers will maximize this investment by developing new lines of research, building scholarly collaborations across disciplines and bringing new equipment to campus that current and future researchers will use to generate their own discoveries.”

The 2020 ASPIRE recipients include the following Arnold School faculty members:

2020 ASPIRE-I: Innovation Recipients

Sub-track I, junior faculty development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Behroozmand, Roozbeh Effect of Visual Feedback Training on Speech Production in Aphasia Communication Sciences and Disorders
Monroe, Courtney Evaluating Columbia Moves 2.0: A social network approach using team autonomy social support training and technology to increase physical activity Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Natafgi, Nabil What Factors Influence Whether a Payer/Insurer Reimburses for Telehealth Services or Not? A qualitative exploratory study Health Services Policy and Management
Vejerano, Eric Warren Atmospheric Reactions of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins Contained in Aerosols Environmental Health Sciences
Xiao, Feifei A Novel Statistical Algorithm for Copy Number Variation Detection with Application to Lung Cancer Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Yang, Chih-Hsiang Investigating the Influences of Mindfulness and Physical Activity on Cognitive Aging and Well-Being: An experience sampling study Exercise Science

 

Sub-track IIA, research faculty development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Flach, Alicia

Capturing Physical Activity, Symptom Presence and Severity in People with Parkinson's Disease in Real-Time: A pilot study

Exercise Science

  

Sub-track IIB, Postdoctoral Scholar Development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Butowicz, Courtney

Linking Cortical Sensorimotor Adaptations to Impaired Movement Control in Lower Limb Amputees

Exercise Science

Nkwonta, Chigozie

Impact of HIV Stigma on HIV Treatment Cascade: A qualitative study of challenges and needs of women living with HIV

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Tam, Cheuk

Prescription Opioid Misuse and its Related Psychosocial Factors Among People Living with HIV

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

 

Sub-track IV, Senior Faculty Exploration

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Geraci, Marco

Bivariate Circular Regression for Longitudinal Data Analysis with an Application to Children's Sleep Studies

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Kaczynski, Andrew

Baseline Evaluation of a Major Park Renovation Natural Experiment to Improve Diverse Health Outcomes in Columbia, SC

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Moore, Douglas

The ACEs Policy Simulator: An agent-based modeling approach to evaluating policy effects on adverse childhood experiences

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

 


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