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Faculty and Staff Grants from October 2018

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Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in October 2018:

Yolanda Anyon

Yolanda Anyon, associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Public Impact Fellow

  • Grant from Denver Public Schools for "DU-DPS Researcher Practitioner Partnership on Disparities in School Discipline 2018-2019"
  • Project abstract: The partnership will engage in a strategic planning process with key stakeholders. It will conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research related to annual goals set by district leadership, especially those related to Whole Child goals.
Kim Bender

Kim Bender, professor and associate dean for doctoral education at the Graduate School of Social Work and Public Impact Fellow

  • Grant from the Corporation for National Service for "Mutual Aid Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness"
  • Project abstract: In partnership with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Peer Support Program, the project will continue research to understand the impact of the program from the perspective of program participants and service providers to identify ways to strengthen and expand the program. They will then develop a model of mutual aid programming for youth experiencing homelessness.
Jonathan Moyer

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 Western Cape Provincial Government for "FuturesCape Project"
  • Project abstract: The Pardee Center, through data collection, will update the International Futures Western Cape Government model. They will then analyze possible long-term implications of the Provincial Strategic Plan. The resulting paper will help evaluate the long-term implications of proposed interventions in the pronvice's new five-year plan.
  • Grant from the United Nations Development Program for "Brazil Subnational SDG Analysis"
  • Project abstract: This project provides unique ways for exploring subnational development trends in Brazil. This includes model development for Brazil, training, technical orientation and scenario workshop.
  • Grant from the Institute for Security Studies for "Long-term Forecasts of the Sahel, North Africa and Horn of Africa"
  • Project abstract: Work involves long-term forecasting of the Sahel, North Africa and Horn of Africa with a forecast horizon to the year 2030/2040.
Angela Narayan

Angela Narayan, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; director of the PROTECT Lab; and Public Impact Fellow

  • Grant from the Guardian of Angels Foundation for "Pathways to Risky Behavior from Toxic Stress and Benevolent Childhood Experiences (BCEs)"
  • Project abstract: This project involves developing an online survey on pathways from childhood adversity/toxic stress and benevolent childhood experiences/relationships to risky behavior and mental health problems.
Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of research at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

  • Grant from Battelle National Labs for "IM3 Integrated Multi-Sector Multi-Scale Modeling"
  • Project abstract: The long-term goals of this project are to develop a flexible and extensible modeling framework that captures the dynamic multi-scale interactions among climate, energy, water, land, socioeconomics and critical infrastructure. It will use this framework to study the vulnerability and resilience of coupled human and natural systems.
Jesse Owen

Jesse Owen, professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the Morgridge College of Education

  • Grant from Boston University, subaward from the John Templeton Foundation for "Flourishing in Psychotherapy: Planning Grant"
  • Project abstract: This project includes a literature review, setting up and running focus groups to help determine questions to be asked and measures to be used for the full project and the writing of articles for a special issue of Psychotherapy.
Sarah Pessin

Sarah Pessin, professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; director and interfaith chair at the Center for Judaic Studies; and Public Impact Fellow

  • Grant from Interfaith Youth Core for "Interfaith Youth Core"
  • Project abstract: Implement the interfaith action plan created by DU's Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence."
Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades, research associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; and Public Impact Fellow

  • Grant from Invest in Kids for "MotherWise IIK-IY Parent Program Implementation"
  • Project abstract: This project is to implement the Parent Program component(s) of the Incredible Years (IY) program with fidelity to the proven model as measured by the IY evaluation.
Julie Sarama

Julie Sarama, professor at the Morgridge College of Education and Kennedy Endowed Chair in Innovative Learning Technologies at the Kennedy Institute for Educational Success

  • Grant from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. for "Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions (VIQI) Phase II"
  • Project abstract: The Marsico Institute will lead teacher and coach trainings on the C4L curriculum.
Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith, research professor at the Morgridge College of Education

  • Grant from the University of North Carolina, subaward from the U.S. Department of Education for "Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center"
  • Project abstract: Will be working with the Center Leadership Team on development and implementation of the RP2 approach to inclusion, including the products and tools to be used by the Center.