Faculty and Staff Grants From January and February 2018
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants or contract awards during January and February 2018:
Robert Amme, research professor in the physics and astronomy department at the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Grant from the University of Colorado, Boulder -- National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Laboratory Measurements of O and N2 UV Cross-Sections by Particle Impact for Remote Sensing of Thermospheric O/N2 Variation"
- Project abstract: Develop a procedure to employ charge exchange techniques to produce beams of fast, neutral hyrdogen atoms from a source of energetic protons, free of impurities or excited atoms.
Daniel Brisson, associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from the Mile High United Way for "Evaluation Support for the Mile High United Way's Bridging the Gap Program"
- Project abstract: An evaluation of the Bridging the Gap (BTG) program to assess the success and challenges of the program. BTG assists youth exiting the child welfare system with housing and life skills. The evaluation will include qualitative interviews with participants, former participants and staff, including administrative case reviews.
Patience Crowder, associate professor at the Sturm College of Law
- Grant from the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation for the "Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic"
- Project abstract: Support for the CED Clinic's work in three critically important areas: outreach to rural communities, supporting entrepreneurship advancing social justice technology and "Know Your Rights" workplace trainings
Elizabeth Escobedo, associate professor in the department of history at the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the "Veterans Legacy Program"
- Project abstract: National Cemetery Administration (NCA) contract to engage in a program of development of research-based educational materials as part of the NCA's Veterans Legacy Program.
Johnny Kim, associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from Florida State University for the "Reentry Demonstration Project - Safe Streets, Second Chances (S3C) Project"
- Project abstract: The goal of S3C is to establish a demonstration model of transitional services that is individualized and effective at reducing recidivism, improving cost savings and fostering productive citizenship through improved occupational status, interpersonal relationships, thinking patterns, coping skills and social activities.
Brieanne Kohrt, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Grant from the Colorado Office for Victim Programs for "Monitoring and Evaluation of the Colorado Organizaiton for Victim Organization (COVA) Human Trafficking Program"
- Project abstract: Focused evaluation of the services offered by COVA's Human Trafficking Program and their outcomes and impact on the community. This includes developing outcome-based program measures for the long-term survivorship of people served by the program.
- Grant from Casa Esperanza-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Project abstract: Provide evaluation and dissemination services for several SAMHSA-funded Casa Esperanza projects serving at-risk populations in Boston.
- Grant from Boston University for "Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)" Evaluation
- Project abstract: The Butler Institute is partnering with the University of Boston to conduct the evaluation of their SBIRT grant project.
Lauren McGrath, assistant professor in the psychology department at the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from the University of Colorado, Boulder -- National Institutes of Health for "Differential Diagnosis in Learning Disabilities"
- Project abstract: The goal is to determine whether models of learning disabilities and ADHD in monolingual youth generalize to the bilingual group and examine points of divergence that may be particularly informative for assessment and intervention.
Kevin Morris, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from Maddie's Fund for "Measuring the One Health Impact of Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life"
- Project abstract: The Institute for Human-Animal Connection will research the Pets for Life program as a One Health intervention. The impacts of this animal welfare intervention on human health and ecosystem health at both the individual and community levels will be measured.
Shauna Rienks, research assistant professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from Casey Family Programs for "RI 360 Leadership Development and Support"
- Project abstract: Continued partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to conduct 360-degree assessments for participants in the Leadership Academy for Middle Management and to conduct an outcome evaluation of the training.
Robert Stencel, professor in the physics and astronomy department at the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Grant from the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation for "Building the First Polarimeter Using Stress-Engineered Optics for Astronomy"
- Project abstract: Funding to build a new type of polarimeter for astronomy research at DU to study the physical properties of the interstellar medium and polarization of standard stars.
Michael Talamantes, clinical associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from the Colorado State Innovation Model for "2nd Integrated Behavioral Health Educational Training Consortium"
- Project abstract: Convene a 2nd Consortium in order to mobilize and harness the collective action and steps for behavioral health education across the state and to assist in attaining the goals of the State Innovation Model Initiative.
- Grant from Menmon, Ltd. for "Menmon Dog Traning Program Consultation Agreement"
- Project abstract: Consultation related to program design, implementation and evaluations of dog training programs in correction facilities in Israel.