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Faculty and Staff Grants from December 2023

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Congratulations to the faculty and staff members who received grants and awards for the following projects in December 2023: 

HB22-1220 Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation

Reproducibility in Simulation-Based Prediction of Natural Knee Mechanics

  • Peter Laz, Kevin Shelburne, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Grant from Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation
  • Abstract: Dr. Laz will support the Delphi process to develop consensus workflows and lead the evaluations of reproducibility for the selected model use cases. Dr. Shelburne will support the Delphi process to develop consensus workflows and the creation of dynamic finite element models to predict joint mechanics. Lower-extremity computational models will be implemented per the consensus workflow to predict multi-segment kinematics, soft tissue strains or other biomechanical measures.

Josef Korbel School Pipeline Program: Internships & Service (JKSIS)

  • Rae Ann Bories-Easley, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Grant from Americorps
  • Abstract: Many government and nonprofit organizations are facing worker shortages and lack the professional staff and capacity to advance their community-oriented missions. JKSIS will develop a program that places AmeriCorps members in paid positions where they can serve high-needs communities.

Fostering Opportunities Expansion

  • Elysia Clemens, Colorado Evaluation Action Lab
  • Grant from Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Abstract: Fostering Opportunities is a student engagement intervention that was developed in Jeffco Public Schools with the goal of improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care. The Colorado Lab will support building evidence for Fostering Opportunities and meeting the statutory requirements for evaluation.

Evaluator for the Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship Program

Assessment of Pelvic Mobility During Anterior-Approach Total Hip Replacement (THA)

  • Chadd Clary, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Grant from Mizuho OSI
  • Abstract: DA-THA with patients positioned supine has become an increasingly popular surgical technique. The objective of this study was to understand pelvis kinematics during DA-THA facilitated by a Hana table (Mizuho OSI).

DU-FM-HBI Labor Study

  • Eric Holt, Daniels College of Business
  • Grant from Home Builders Institute
  • Abstract: Conduct joint research to analyze the skilled labor shortage in the residential single-family home construction industry. The research will specifically focus on understanding the current challenges, forecasting future needs and exploring the impact of the shortage on the availability and affordability of housing.

Colorado Creates Grant

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