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Faculty and Staff Grants From December 2017

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

Daniel Brisson, associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grant from Arizona State University for "ASU Supports Your Family, Your Neighborhood Project"
  • Project abstract: "Your Family, Your Neighborhood (YFYN)" is a two-generation intervention for families living in low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of subsidized housing. In partnership with Denver Human Services and Denver Housing Authority, a pilot test of YFYN has been conducted in two Denver communities for the past two years. For year three, a third community is being added.

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

  • Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services for the "Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) Initiative Evaluation"
  • Profect abstract: Provide evaluation capacity-building services to support Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) grantees' ability to participate in evaluation and evidence-building activities. Evaluate program implementation and individual-level impacts for programs funded by the TGYS initiative.

Scott Horowitz, assistant professor in the chemistry and biochemistry department at the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Grant from the National Institutes of Health for "Investing the Chaperone Activity of Nucleic Acids"
  • Project abstract: This project aims to understand how nucleic acids prevent protein aggregation and aid protein folding. Protein misfolding and aggregation lead to many debilitating diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. This project will elucidate how nucleic acids work as molecular chaperones, a previously unrecognized property of these important molecules.

Patrick Martin, associate professor in the department of biological sciences at the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Grant from the National Science Foundation for "RCN: Towards a Unified Ecology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forest"
  • Project abstract: Cloud forests are a unique and striking ecosystem found at high elevations on tropical mountains where persistent cloud cover forms almost every day. This project will build an international research coordination network to dramatically increase our ecological knowledge of these ecosystems.

Annette Stott, professor in the School of Art and Art History

  • Grant from the Forum for Theological Exploration for "Supporting JDP Faculty and Students of Color"
  • Project abstract: A joint program with the Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program (JDP), the purpose is to seek an authentic understanding of JDP faculty and students of color's experiences with the curriculum, institutional structures and relationships in order to develop a comprehensive and systematic report plan.