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7.18.17
Amit Pathak, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center. The 2017 Siteman Investment Program Pre-R01 award will fund a project titled “Memory-Plasticity Crosstalk in Cancer Cells.”


7.14.17
Li Yang, associate professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $228,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a research project titled “Ferroelectricity, Multiferroics, and Enhanced Magnetoelectric Effect in Single-Atomic Layers.”


7.11.17
Michael Avidan, MBBCh, the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, and Yixin Chen, professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to apply “big data” and information technology to monitor patient risk factors during surgery in a project called ACTFAST. They will conduct a pilot study of an anesthesiology “control tower” to help prevent negative outcomes and medical errors. Learn more on the School of Engineering site.


7.6.17
Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership has received a $368,630 grant from the Monsanto Fund toward a project titled “MySci Do,” an extension of the institute’s science education program.


6.27.17
Rodrigo Reis, professor at the Brown School, received $248,277 from the Missouri Foundation for Health in support of research on the health consequences that could affect communities as a result of MetroLink expansion proposals, with a goal of informing policymaking for better health outcomes in the St. Louis region.


6.23.17
Arye Nehorai, the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received $150,000 from the Office of Naval Research in support of research on “Co-Prime Sensor Array Signal Processing.”


5.26.17
Deanna Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, received $35,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) toward a project titled “SchizConnect: Large-scale Schizophrenia Neuroimaging Data Mediation and Federation.”


5.26.17
Renee Thompson, assistant professor in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received $4,500 from the University of Melbourne in support of research on sexual objectification and emotion.


5.26.17
Emily Hanson, university fellow in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences, received $500 from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues toward a research project titled “On the Ironic Effects of Being Empathic: Consequences for Attitude Polarization and Intergroup Conflict.”


5.25.17
Barbara Kunkel, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, received a $645,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of research on “Roles of Auxin during Pseudomonas syringae Pathogenesis.”


5.25.17
Debbie Yee, a graduate student in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $30,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Interactions of Motivational Incentives and Cognitive Control in Older Adult Decision-Making.”


5.18.17
Amy McQueen, assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a $20,000 grant from the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translational Research to document unmet basic needs and diabetic-related health-care gaps among Medicaid beneficiaries with Type 2 diabetes. The research, conducted in collaboration with the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change at the Brown School, will inform future policy and interventions to reduce diabetes-related health disparities.


5.3.17
The Washington University Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases Research announced its 2016-17 Pilot Grant awardees: Justin Fay, an associate professor of genetics, and Kristine M. Wylie, an assistant professor of pediatrics. Read more on the School of Medicine site.


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