Faculty and Staff Grants from January 2019
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in January 2019:
- Grant from the Wyoming Department of Family Services for "WY Cheyenne Leadership Support"
- Project abstract: The Butler Institute for Families is partnering with the Wyoming Department of Family Services for a multi-modal approach using classroom experiences, one-on-one coaching and learning circles in order to improve organizational functioning, job satisfaction and retention.
- Grant from the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, subcontract from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice for "Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) Expansion Project"
- Project abstract: The Department of Psychology will design and implement an evaluation tied to the Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) project goals, building upon past evaluation work, but expanding that approach to take into account new project goals as well as the rollout of statewide LINC activities.
Elizabeth Escobedo and Carol Helstosky, faculty in the Department of History, and Esteban Gomez, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- Grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for "NCA's Veterans Legacy Program (VLP)"
- Project abstract: Building upon their previous project, the VLP team will work with students and faculty across departments to plan and create a website and app that will disseminate the students' findings regarding the lives of veterans buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. They will continue to partner with Arapahoe High School to implement VLP curriculum based on that research.
Lotta Granholm-Bentley, founding executive director at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
- Grant from the University of Kentucky, subaward from the National Institutes of Health, for "MTOR activation and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome"
- Project abstract: The Knoebel Institute will partner with the University of Kentucky on purification and analysis of neuron-derived exosomes obtained from blood samples of cognitively well persons with Down Syndrome from Kentucky. They will obtain blood samples, purify exosomes and perform analyses of Alzheimer's Disease biomarkers.
Granholm-Bentley with Martin Margittai, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Natural Sciences & Mathematics
- Grant from the National Institutes of Health for "Tau pathology in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's"
- Project abstract: Down Syndrome (DS) is a genetic condition that occurs in 1 out of every 700 births with more than 350,000 Americans affected. Although Alzheimer's Disease (AD) occurs with penetrance in DS, few treatment options are available. The current project is focused on discovery-based research of the tau protein, a major component of Alzheimer's pathology and associated dementia seen in DS.
- Grant from Denver Area Youth Services for "Program Development Contract"
- Project abstract: GSSW's Center for Effective Interventions (CEI) will provide Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) program development, start-up services and program support and training services for Denver Area Youth Services. CEI will conduct a needs assessment session, discuss key elements of an MST program, conduct a site readiness meeting and provide a five-day orientation training.
- Grant from the Colorado Office of State Planning for "Pay for Success - MST"
- Project abstract: This project will bring Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to underserved regions of Colorado. MST is an evidence-based intervention for youth ages 12-17 who are at high risk for out-of-home placement due to delinquent or antisocial behaviors and/or substance abuse. Through this project, six new MST teams will be implemented across Colorado.
Jonathan Moyer, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
- Grant from the United Nations Development Program for "Country Study on the Impact of War on Development in Yemen"
- Project abstract: The Pardee Center will produce a study on the impacts of the conflict in Yemen across four different scenarios. The study will use sustainable development goals as its platform to highlight the consequences of the ongoing conflict for the medium and long term.
Kim Pham, information technologies librarian and assistant professor in Library Technology Services; Jeanne Abrams, Beck Curator and professor in Special Collections & Archives; Kevin Clair, digital collections librarian and associate professor in Digital Collections Services; and Jack Maness, associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services at University Libraries
- Grant from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, subaward from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, for "Uncovering Health History: Opening TV patient records in the early 20s as data"
- Project abstract: Handwritten text recognition (HTR) technologies will be used to publish transcriptions that have been previously unavailable throughout traditional processes. The transcripts are of Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Records of patients at the JCRS tuberculosis sanatorium located in Denver. it is a valuable archive of primary source materials regarding the treatment history of tuberculosis and immigration to the Rocky Mountain region in the early 20th century.