Research Wire: May-June 2017

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.

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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