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Faculty and Staff Grants from October 2017

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants or contract awards during October 2017.

Jennifer Bellamy, associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grant from the National institutes of Health for "Transactional Family Processes Supporting Father Involvement and Child Socio-emotional Wellbeing"
  • Project abstract: Synthesize information about existing resources and efforts to engage fathers and paternal relatives of children involved in the child welfare system to identify potential strategies to increase their engagement and to carry out a systematic, replicable process to implement and test strategies.

Margaret Franko, director of research and evaluation at the Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grant from the Washington State Department of Early Learning for "Regional Early Childhood Home Visiting Workforsce Study"
  • Project abstract: Conduct a Workforce study in order to develop a baseline of knowledge and information about the home visiting field in Region X.


Lotta Granholm-Bentley, executive director of the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging

  • Grant from the BrightFocus Foundation for "International Brain Bank for Down Syndrome-related Alzheimber's Disease"
  • Project abstract: Develop an international network for collection and banking of post-mortem brain tissue and associated tissues from individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) of all ages in collaboration with existing biobanks for DS.


Kristin Klopfenstein, director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab

  • Grant from the Colorado Department of Education for "The Outcomes and Return on Investment of Concurrent Enrollment in Colorado"
  • Project abstract: Advise on how to measure concurrent enrollment participation for all high schools in the state, and construct sample of "treatment" and (matched) "control" schools. Advise on how to compare differences in student characteristics across treament and control schools.

Jan Laitos, professor at the Sturm College of Law

  • Grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for "Natural Resources Law Book"
  • Project abstract: Drafting and updating two legal textbooks. These books are used in natural resources and environmental law classes.


Jonathan Moyerdirector of the Pardee Center at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

  • Grant from QED Inc. for "Uganda Data Collection and GDP Brief"
  • Project abstract: Services by the Pardee Center on district-level analysis in Uganda using International Futures. Produce a brief drawn from previous GDP analysis focusing exclusively on the Enhanced Light Intensisty Model.


Donald Newsenior project manager at the Applied Research and Technology Institute

  • Grant from Applied Research Associates for "Explosive Welding"