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A Division of Research Publication



Camille E. Coley


FAU PRESIDENT SAUNDERS NAMES BARRY ROSSON AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH _____________________________________________________________ In May, FAU President Saunders named Barry Rosson as the next vice president for research. Dr. Rosson will also continue to serve as the Dean of the Graduate College. In his role as VP for Research, Dr. Rosson will continue to expand FAU’s research program. “I believe that Dr. Rosson is the person to lead us as we strive to double our research expenditures. At the same time, we must continue to support the excellent scholarship and creative work being done in the arts and humanities,” said President Saunders. The VP for research is the principal research officer for the university overseeing and encouraging innovative research and scholarship in all fields. “I am very honored to have been chosen to serve as the Vice President for Research at Florida Atlantic University,” said Rosson. “FAU has many wonderful opportunities to grow its externally funded research and enhance economic development in the state of Florida. I look forward to being part of the team to realize the research and development goals embraced by President Saunders, and to working with the entire campus community to fulfill the vision of FAU as a top public research university.” Dr. Rosson began his academic career in 1991 at the University of Nebraska as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1997 and to Professor in 2003. He served as Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, and Associate Dean in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. In addition to his extensive administrative background, Dr. Rosson received in excess of $3 million for his research in structural engineering from federal, state, and private organizations. Dr. Rosson received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in structural engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow and Past-President of the Architectural Engineering Institute, and Member of the American Society for Engineering Education.

DR. JAYDEEP MUKHERJEE, FLORIDA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM DIRECTOR, VISITS FAU ____________________________________________________________ Dr. Jaydeep Mukerjee, Florida Space Grant Consortium Director, paid a visit to FAU in February with the purpose of discussing NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium grant program with faculty and students. The grants support the research to expand and diversify Florida’s aerospace industry by addressing workforce development and increasing statewide academic involvement in space research, technology development, engineering, education and training programs that are consistent with the state’s space industry priorities. Funding is intended to support research that will: a) compete for larger sponsored research awards; b) attract and leverage other federal or industry funding; c) produce technologies that lead to commercial opportunities; d) promote Florida leadership in emerging aerospace technologies; e) address workforce development issues; and/or f) in other ways enhance the technological competitiveness of Florida universities and space industry.

FAU AWARDED $515,000 FOR COLLABORATIVE NSF RESEARCH GRANT TO STUDY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ________________________________________________________________________________ Principal investigators on the three-year study also include Lee Slater, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University; Karina Schäfer, Assistant Professor of Ecology at Rutgers; and Andrew Reeve, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences in Hydrogeology at the University of Maine. “The carbon dynamics in northern peatlands aren’t that different than those in the Everglades, however northern deposits can be more than 30-feet deep, where peat soils in the Everglades are much thinner,” said Comas. “One of the main objectives of the new NSF grant is to better understand where along the peat column is methane and carbon dioxide produced and how gas flux releases change over time as related to environmental conditions.”

Xavier Comas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geophysics in FAU’s Department of Geosciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has received a collaborative, three-year, $515,000 National Science Foundation grant in conjunction with Rutgers University and the University of Maine to quantify variation in storage and emission of greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide from northern peatlands using a combination of geophysical, hydrological and geodetic sensing techniques. This research has implications for better understanding how greenhouse gases and carbon storage from peatlands will likely respond to climate warming.

Comas began to research peatlands when he was a doctoral student at Rutgers in 2002. The funded project is a continuation of a collaborative research effort sustained for the last nine years in Caribou Bog, a peatland system in Maine. Comas’ research thus far from the peatlands in Maine, Minnesota, Oregon and Wales, United Kingdom, can be applied to the peat soils in the Everglades. He and his geophysics students are also conducting measurements in the laboratory and a pilot study at the field scale at the Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA) of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to determine how methane gas releases from peat soils in the Everglades change over time.

FAU RESEARCHER RECEIVES $433,500 FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GRANT TO SUPPORT SEARCH FOR NOVEL THERAPEUTICS AGAINST HIV ________________________________________________________________________________ Worldwide, more than over 30 million adults and 2.5 million children are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV infection in humans is considered pandemic by the World Health Organization, and this year alone an additional 2.6 million people will be newly infected. Without treatment, HIV infected individuals develop AIDS and have a life expectancy of less than five years. To date, more than 25 million people have died of AIDS and two million more are expected to die this year. With recent setbacks in the development of vaccines, the high mutation rate of HIV and new multi-drug resistant strains of the disease appearing with growing frequency, there is an urgent need to develop new drugs. Massimo Caputi, Ph.D., Associate Professor


of Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, has received a competitive grant of $433,500 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to further his research on identifying novel therapeutics for HIV. HIV is a virus that causes AIDS by damaging the immune system cells until the immune system can no longer fight off other infections that it would usually be able to prevent. HIV cannot reproduce on its own, and instead infects the cells of a living organism in order to replicate. “Antiretroviral drugs used today to treat HIV infected individuals cannot completely eliminate the virus, and the majority of these drugs target viral proteins,” said Caputi.

FAU'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT LAB RECEIVES FIVE-YEAR GRANT TO CONTINUE STUDIES OF BILINGUAL CHILDREN ________________________________________________________________________________ FAU’s Language Development Lab, located on the Davie campus, has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study language development in English monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children from the age of 2-and-a-half to 5 years. Erika Hoff, Ph.D., the principal investigator for the grant and an FAU psychology professor, has been studying language development in the two groups of children for the last five years, but her previous work studied the language development of younger children. With this study, she hopes to establish what constitutes normal development in the two groups to inform educators and educational policy makers. "We're looking at two questions," said Dr. Hoff. "First, what kinds of experiences will equip the children to do well in school and have good school readiness? Secondly, how can children from Spanish-speaking homes retain their heritage language and acquire skills in English to be successful in school?"

Some factors that influence bilingual children's development are how much English is spoken in the home, how much a child is read to in Spanish and English, who is in the household, as well as if there are older siblings in the home. Part of the study will focus on which aspects of the environment are most useful for supporting language. In Dr. Hoff's previous study, she discovered that it takes children longer to acquire two languages than one, but it does not take twice as long. Dr. Hoff said that researchers do know that children learn a language best from having conversations with others and reading books, but not from watching television. Although bilingual children take a bit longer to learn the second language, the cognitive and economic benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Bilingual children learn to inhibit one response and produce another and are therefore adept at multitasking as adults. "Children don't possess a ‘magical ability’ to learn language," said Dr. Hoff.

OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES VICE PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS VISITS FAU ________________________________________________________________________________ In February, FAU was visited by Dr. Arlene Garrison, Vice President of University Partnerships for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Since 2002, FAU students and faculty have benefited from the University’s membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members. ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as


the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scientist Program and various services to Chief Research Officers. In fact, this year, Dr. Thomas Eisenbarth (mathematics) was selected to receive the RALPH E. POWE JUNIOR FACULTY ENHANCEMENT AWARD for 2011 by the ORAU. He was one of 30 faculty chosen amongst 118 applicants for the award nationally. Also, through ORAU support FAU was able to host the 6th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting on May 15-16, 2011, at FAU in Boca Raton. Researchers in all areas of gravitational physics, including numerical, experimental, classical and quantum gravity, as well as related astrophysics and cosmology, attended this informal regional meeting. Dr. Jonathan Engle coordinated the event.

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DR. JOSEPHINE BEOKU-BETTS, Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, received a Fulbright Scholars Award for teaching and research at the University of Sierra Leone for the 2011-12 academic year. Dr. Beoku-Betts will work with the Gender Research and Documentation Center and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her research will focus on women’s peace movements and post-war reconstruction in Sierra Leone. She will teach two graduate courses on Women, War, and Peace building and Global Perspectives on Gender. Each year, approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals lecture and research through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

t DR. LEONARD BERRY, Director, Center for Environmental Studies, received the South Florida Business Leader of the Year award from the Seafarers’ House at their 15th annual luncheon. The award honors individual community leaders who have made significant contributions to support and sustain our communities and oceans. t

DR. ADAM DOBRIN, criminology and criminal justice, was recently invited to serve as the Field Administrator of the Justice Health Field, a new Cochrane Collaboration entity. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international, independent, not-for-profit organization with more than 28,000 contributors from more than 100 countries, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. The Justice Health Field is focused on the healthcare of the millions of individuals under the control of various criminal and juvenile justice systems around the world, as well as the health implications for their families, future generations and the communities from which they come.

t DR. CHARLES DUKES, exceptional student education, has just been named the Editor of TASH Connections. TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs — those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. t

DR. GEORGE V. FRICK, ocean and mechanical engineering, was awarded the Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics Medal by the Acoustical Society of America at the Second Pan-American/ Iberian Meeting on Acoustics in Cancun, Mexico, last November. He received this award for his numerous contributions to quantifying acoustic interactions with the seabed. Dr. Frisk is also the President of the Acoustical Society of America for 2010-11. The Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics Medal is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of underwater acoustics, as evidenced by publication of research results in professional journals or by other accomplishments in the field.


DR. LUCY GUGLIELMINO, adult and community education, recently received the 2010 Career Achievement Award by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE). Dr. Guglielmino, who has served on FAU's Treasure Coast campus for 10 years, received the honor at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education 2010 Conference in Clearwater Beach. The Career Achievement Award recognizes the scholarly contributions of individuals who, over the course of their career, have deepened the knowledge base of the field through a solid, sustained, scholarly agenda.


DR. DEBRA HAIN, nursing, has been named as the recipient of the 2011 Tim Poole Award and was recognized at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings. She has made significant contributions by advancing nephrology practice, research, education, clinical practice and leadership, all while balancing her professional life with the demands of an active family. Dr. Hain has been active in NKF, participating in multiple KEEP Screenings in Southern Florida and now is the official “travel agent” for Sydney, CAP’s kidney mascot. She represents American Nephrology Nurses Association on the Kidney Care Partners Technical and Expert Panel-Patient/ Family Engagement. Tim Poole was an exceptional clinician and incredible human being who dedicated his life to the care and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and their families. The award is given to those who follow in his footsteps and demonstrates the qualities that made him so outstanding. continued on next page...


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t DR. CHARLES H. HENNEKENS, the first Sir Richard Doll Research Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, published the results of A Randomized Trial of Aspirin at Clinically Relevant Doses and Nitric Oxide Formation in Humans in the December issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. These are the first data in humans to show that all doses of aspirin used in clinical practice increase nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is released from the blood vessel wall and may decrease the development and progression of plaques leading to heart attacks and strokes. t DR. HASSAN MAHFUZ, ocean and mechanical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. Dr. Mahfuz has the privilege of being one of more than 3,000 fellows out of more than 120,000 members. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has three other ASME fellows: Dean Karl Stevens, Sue Skemp and Dr. Leif Carlsson. t DR. ROSARIO MEDINA-SHEPHERD, nursing, has been invited to participate in Todos Juntos por la Salud, a national forum of experts convened to discuss best practices for engaging the Latino community in health-related research. t DR. CHANDRA MISHRA, Office Depot Eminent Scholar Chair, business, has been named Co-Editor of a new scholarly journal, Entrepreneurship Research Journal. It includes both theoretical and empirical articles, with priority being given to high-quality theoretical and empirical papers that have managerial or public policy orientation as well as ramifications for entrepreneurship research overall. The inaugural issue of the journal was launched in early January and will be published four times a year by the Berkley Electronic PressTM and can be accessed via the ERJ website at t

DR. NANCY ROMANCE, teaching and learning, has been invited to serve as a principal member for the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences panel. In this capacity, Dr. Romance will review grants for Mathematics and Science, Teacher Quality-Mathematics and Science, and Technology. The term of her appointment began in 2010 and will run through 2012. By creating standing panels, which began in 2006, the Institute has taken an important step in the establishment of a rigorous and mature scientific peer review process. In addition to this prestigious invitation, Dr. Romance was invited to serve on the National Science Foundation’s 2010 National Selection Committee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.


DR. JOHN SCARPA, Harbor Branch, was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Service Award for the U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS) at its annual conference in New Orleans, La. He was singled out for work on behalf of USAS and his scientific output. As chair of the USAS Rules and Regulations Committee, he provides guidance to the organization’s board and was responsible for assembling a Policy and Procedures Manual. Dr. Scarpa also regularly volunteers to judge student presentations at USAS conferences. He was also cited for his $1.9 million in grant funding, nine publications in peer-reviewed journals, five popular articles and 77 presentations at scientific meetings over the past five years. His research and publication focus has included shellfish culture, fish nutrition, shrimp culture in low salinities and developing culture technology for aquatic species that contain pharmaceutical compounds.


DR. RICHARD SHUSTERMAN, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, presented a keynote address titled “The Body and the Arts” which took place at Kyung-Hee University in Korea in November. His visit to Korea also included lectures at Seoul National University and at Yonsei University. During his keynote presentation, Dr. Shusterman focused on the somatic style in the transmission of philosophical ideas, and in the expression and development of ethical character. He also participated in a television interview to discuss his book “Body Consciousness,” which was published in Korean translation in October.


DR. YUAN WANG, mathematical sciences, gave a 45-minute invited talk at the 5th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM 2010) held in Beijing in December. The ICCM is a triennial event which brings together Chinese and overseas mathematicians to discuss the latest research developments in pure and applied mathematics. ICCM 2010 was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of L-G Hua and 99th anniversary of S.S. Chern. There were 30 one-hour talks and 150 45-minute talks, all by invitation only, that covered a full range of subjects in the mathematical sciences, from number theory and geometry, to statistics and applied mathematics.


2011 RESEARCHERS OF THE YEAR Congratulations to DR. STEWART GLEGG, from the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, for receiving the award of Researcher of the Year at the rank of Professor. Dr. Glegg has been conducting research at FAU for more than 25 years. His work is currently funded by more than $750,000 in grants. During the past two years, he has published 15 papers and a book chapter on aeroacoustics and the reduction of aircraft noise. Dr. Glegg serves FAU as Director of the Center for Acoustics and Vibration and Director of the Center for Coastline Security Technology. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to DR. WEN SHEN of the Department of Basic Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, for receiving the Researcher of the Year Award at the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Shen has obtained more than $1 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. She has also won a National Science Foundation award that exceeds 400 thousand dollars. She has published many papers, with three currently in review, in addition to her keynote presentations. One of Dr. Shen’s crowning achievements is the establishment of a state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratory here at FAU. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to DR. TANJA GODENSCHWEGE of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, for receiving the Researcher of the Year award at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Godenschwege has established a fruit fly research program to better understand brain development and function. A second focus of her research has been on discovering novel drugs that affect the nervous system. Her efforts have resulted in three different projects funded by more than $1.8 million. She has authored seven articles and two book chapters, and she has reviewed multiple grants for the NSF as well as for various journals and publishers.

2011 SCHOLARS OF THE YEAR Congratulations to PROFESSOR CAROL PRUSA of the Department of Visual Art and Art History in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters for receiving the Scholar of the Year Award at the academic rank of Professor. Professor Prusa has garnered many awards, grants and fellowships. She has been selected by curators for 32 exhibitions – 11 of them at museums. She has shown her artwork across the United States as well as in Japan, Germany, Canada and Cyprus, and she has been awarded two public arts projects through national calls for proposals. Professor Prusa has used the funding she has won to develop, produce, install and exhibit her work, using video, fiber optics and fabricated curved acrylic hemispheres. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to DR. CHRISTOPHER STRAIN of the Wilkes Honors College for receiving the Scholar of the Year Award at the rank of Associate Professor. His scholarship includes the 2005 book Pure Fire: Self-Defense as Activism in the Civil Rights Era, as well as the 2008 book Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South. In December 2010, Dr. Strain published his third book, Reload: Rethinking Violence in American Life. As its title implies, Reload analyzes violence in American history and culture and attempts to address why so much violence occurs in a society as prosperous and ordered as ours. Dr. Strain was also recently offered an advance contract on his next manuscript, The Long Sixties: America, 1954 -1974. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to DR. TAYLOR HAGOOD of the English Department in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters for receiving the Scholar of the Year Award at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Hagood is a widely recognized scholar of William Faulkner. Since arriving at FAU, he has presented several lectures on Faulkner in the United States, England and Germany. In addition, he has published four essays and was elected as a Representative-at-Large in the William Faulkner Society. In 2010 he published his second book, Secrecy, Magic and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Playwrights.


Awards Received In January-March 2011 Please note that all of the data on awards for this quarter may not have been reconciled, therefore some awards may not be reflected in this issue of the newsletter.






Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program

Florida Department of Children and Families - Fed Flow


Hawkins, Michelle

Title IV- E Child Welfare Education Program

Department of Children & Families - State Portion


Esnard, Ann-Margaret Mitsova, Diana, Co-PI

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Framework For USGS Ecosystem Portfolio Model

US Geological Survey - Federal





SCALE 1 2010-2011 Supporting Communities through Arts Learning Environments

Chicago Arts Partnerships/Chicago Public Schools - Fed Flow


Burnaford, Gail

SCALE 2 2010-2011 Supporting Communities through Arts Learning Environments

Chicago Arts Partnerships/Chicago Public Schools - Fed Flow


Thomas, Glenn Burton, Ronnie A., Co-PI Wynn III, Albert R., Co-PI

Troops to Teachers Florida 2010-2011

Department of Defense - Federal

Hodge, Patricia

FLDOE - 2011 Appropriated Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities ARRA

State Florida Department of Education - State

Thomas, Glenn

FLDOE Race to the Top Entitlement 2010-2014 ARRA

Florida Department of Education Fed Flow


Thomas, Glenn Title II Part A 2010-2011

Florida Department of Education - Fed Flow


Thomas, Glenn

Florida Department of Education - Fed


Title I Part A Entitlement 2010-2011






Professional Science Master's Program

University of Central Florida - Foundation


Teegavarapu, Ramesh

Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Extreme Precipitation Events and Trends in Coastal Basins of SFWMD Region

South Florida Water Management District - Other


Kalva, Hari

DASH Server and Player Development Amendment 3 to Video Pre Processing Tools (#660009)

RealNetworks, Inc - Corp.



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Beaujean, Pierre-Phillipe

Through-the-Sensor (TTS) Environmental Modeling And Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Adaptation

Office of Naval Research - Federal

Beaujean, Pierre-Phillipe

High-Data Rate, High-Frequency Acoustic Communications with Acoustic Control Loop for Real-Time Transmission of ATR Images, Mosaics, Three- Dimensional Images and Vehicle Status Data

Office of Naval Research - Federal

Dhanak, Manhar Precision ASV-AUV Cooperative Autonomy Stevens Institute of Technology An, Edgar, Co-PI Using an Advanced - Hull ASV and Fed Flow Xiros, Nikolaos, Co-PI Automated Launch and Recovery von Ellenrieder, Karl, Co-PI




Dhanak, Manhar

Integration of Non-Linear Dynamic Loads Florida State University- Fed Flow into the Next Generation Navy Ships


Presuel-Moreno, Francisco Teegavarapu, Ramesh

NIST-TIP-Bridge Health - University of Miami - Fed Flow Accelerated Corrosion Sub - Task


In-filling Missing Daily Rain Gauge Data Using NEXRAD Rainfall Data

South Florida Water Management District - Other


Furht, Borko

Industry Research Center For Advance Knowledge Projects

Various Agencies - Other


Furht, Borko

Industry Research Center For Advance Knowledge Projects

Various Agencies - Other


Furht, Borko

Industry Research Center For Advance Knowledge Projects

Various Agencies - Other


Pandya, Abhijit

High Definition Printers

OCE North America


Huang, Shihong

Research & Development for Aviation Software Systems

ProntoProgress - Corp.


Beaujean, Pierre-Philippe

Through-the-Sensor (TTS) Environmental Office of Naval Research - Federal Modeling And Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Adaptation


Dhanak, Manhar

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC)

University of Michigan - Federal Flow Through


Granata, Richard

Polymer Joints on Aeration Panels for Water and Waterwaste Treatment

Parkson Corporation - Corp.


Mahfuz, Hassan Nanosensors for Explosive Detection

University of Michigan - Federal Flow Through


Glegg, Stewart

Virginia Tech. - Fed Flow


Malcom Pirnie, Inc. - Corp.


Virginia Tech. - Fed Flow


The Mechanism of Roughness Noise

Bloetscher, Frederick Coquina Coast – Phase 2A Glegg, Stewart The Mechanism of Roughness Noise


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The World's First Queen Conch Cultured Pearl Production and Marketing Business

State University System - Other


McCarthy, Peter

FIO-Baseline Monitoring of Marine Sponge Microbial Community Composition AND Gene Expression Through Metagenomic Analyses

Nova Southeastern University - Other


Davis, Megan

The World's First Queen Conch Cultured Pearl Production and Marketing Business Rose Pearl

Rose Pearl, LLC - Corporation


Pomponi, Shirley Year 2 Cooperative Institute Task 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Federal


Pomponi, Shirley Year 2 Cooperative Institute Task 1 Pomponi, Shirley US-Egypt Science and Technology Oceanography Project Amendment

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Federal


Lapointe, Brian Sarasota Bay Macroalgae Study II

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program - Fed Flow $20,000

US Department of Agriculture - Federal




National Institutes of Health - Federal


Wojcikiewicz, Ewa AFM studies of EMT

American Cancer Society - Foundation


Brew, Keith

Structure, Function & Application of Metallo-proteinase Inhibitors in Osteoarthritis

National Institutes of Health - Federal


Holland, Peter

Budget Increase - NAM-MD Forest Driving Study

Forest Research Institute - Other

Caputi, Massimo

hnRNP A1 Inhibition of HIV-1 Replication

National Institutes of Health - Federal

Holland, Peter

LFBC Amendment b Skin Exams

Quintiles/Lilly Research Laboratories Corp.


Molecular Analysis of Microdissected Yrs 12 13 14

$37,425 $433,500 $11,875



CHRISTINE E. LYNN COLLEGE OF NURSING Tappen, Ruth Williams, Christine, Co-PI

MAGEC (Miami Area Geriatric Education Center)

University of Miami - Fed Flow


Smith, Marlaine

Everglades Area Health Educ and Nurse Practitioner Program

Everglades Area Health Education Center - State


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Smith, Marlaine

Everglades Area Health Educ and College of Nursing

Everglades Area Health Education Center - State TOTAL:

$6,000 $27,700


Professional Science Master's Degrees

University of Central Florida - Foundation


Dawson-Scully, Ken

The Discovery of New Anticancer Drugs from Marine Organisms

American Cancer Society Florida Division - Other

Murphey, Rodney Eisenbarth, Thomas

abcNeuroscience Cluster at the FAU MacArthur Campus

State University System - Florida $300,000 Board of Governors - State

Practical Leakage Resilience: Provable Sid-Channel Resistance for Embedded Systems

National Science Foundation - Federal


Berry, Leonard

An SUS Climate Change Task Force: Science Addressing the Needs of Florida Agencies, Industry and Citizenry

State University System - Florida Board of Governors - State


Berry, Leonard

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise Effects on the Natural Environment in South Florida

Florida Sea Grant - Fed Flow


Hartmann, James

In vitro Study of the Immune Response to Calcifying Nanoparticles in Lupus Patients

FAU Foundation/ University Advancement - Foundation


Hartmann, James

In vitro Study of the Immune Response to Calcifying Nanoparticles in Lupus Patients

FAU Foundation/University Advancement Foundation



Salmon, Michael FAU FND Nelligan Sea Turtle Wyneken, Jeanette, Co-PI

FAU Foundation

Lepore, Salvatore

National Institutes of Health - Federal

New Methods for the Expedited Synthesis of C11 and F18 PET Tracers

$10,000 $195,075

Gerstein, Edmund Acoustic Behavior and Analysis of Harbor Branch Oceanographic $35,000 Right Whale Social Vocalizations Used Institute - Corp. In Their Critical Florida Habitat Godenschwege, Tanja Functional Analysis of National Institutes of Health - Federal $240,009 Neuroglian/L1 in Synaptogenesis Godenschwege, Tanja

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity National Institute of Child Health and in Health-Related Research Human Dev. - Federal


Kelso, J.A. Chamely-Wiik, Donna Chamely-Wiik, Donna Comas, Xavier

Brain Dynamics of Coordinated Teams

Office of Naval Research - Federal


Project ChemBOND: The Next Generation

National Science Foundation - Federal


Project ChemBOND: The Next Generation

National Science Foundation - Federal


Collaborative Research: Investigating Hydrology –Driven Models for Methane Cycling in Northern Peatlands

National Science Foundation - Federal


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Xie, Zhixao

EDEN Water-Surface Model Revision Assessment – Extension

US Geological Survey - Federal


Hoffman, Frederick

CGTC Conference Support

FAU Foundation


Hoffman, Frederick

Forty-third Southeastern International Conference in Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing

National Security Agency - Federal


Hoff, Erika Early Dual Language National Institute of Child Health Core, Cynthia, Co-PI Development in Children and Human Dev. - Federal Brundage, Shelley, Co-PI from Spanish-Speaking Families Laursen, Brett, Co-PI Burridge, Andrea, Co-PI Ratner, Nan, Co-PI Hammer, Carol, Co-PI Mahshie, James, Co-PI Weissbach. Herbert Brot, Nathan, Co-PI

High Throughput Assay for Activators and Inhibitors of MSRA

National Institutes of of Health - Federal TOTAL:

$36,125 $2,443,307

Proposals Submitted January-March 2011



FAU College or Division/Dept.

Number of Proposals Submitted

Amount of Proposals Submitted

Academic/Student Affairs/Administration



Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters



College of Business



College for Design and Social Inquiry



College of Education



College of Engineering and Computer Science



Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute



Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College



Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine



Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing



Charles E. Schmidt College of Science






Research @ FAU Summer 2011  

A Florida Atlantic University Division of Research Publication