The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $33 million in funding for 82 projects aimed at advancing commercialization of promising energy technologies and strengthening partnerships between DOE's National Laboratories and private-sector companies.
At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland's anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action. Cleveland State University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute received a five-year, $1.2 million T32 training award from the National Institutes of Health to recruit underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and students underrepresented in the science and technology workforce.
People hunkered down at home while many businesses closed to curtail the spread of the COVID-19, but that drastic lockdown strategy may not fit all areas of the United States. Sai Dinakarrao, an assistant professor at George Mason University, and researchers with the University of California, Davis, and Morgan State University in Baltimore received a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to develop a software tool that factors in differences between parts of the country.
Dr. Kenneth W. Griffin received $156,581 from National Health Promotion Associates for his part in a randomized control trial to prevent prescription drug abuse among high school students across the United States. Griffin is a professor of global and community health in George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services. He will test the effectiveness of a combination online and classroom-based prevention program and if content on prescription drug abuse enhances its effectiveness.
Solutions for middle and high school students who grow up hearing a language other than English in their homes: A five-year, $10 million grant to psychology professor David Francis from the Institute of Education Sciences will create a national research and development center for English Learners at the University of Houston.
A University of Central Florida researcher is developing new nanotechnology to make sure people are getting the food they think they're eating. The USDA-sponsored research is to develop an easy-to-use and highly sensitive device to detect food fraud, such as the substitution of pork in beef products.
NHGRI announces the provision of $75 million in funding for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish protocols and methodologies for improved genomic risk assessments for diverse populations and to integrate their use in clinical care.
SAGE, soon to be on its third iteration as SAGE3, is the most widely used big-data visualization and collaboration software in the world.
University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Nicholas Reich has been awarded grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support innovation and expansion in his groundbreaking pandemic forecasting work.
Seeking to ignite the next major breakthroughs to treat blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Mark Foundation, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced more than $6.75 million awarded to nine of the most exceptional scientists in the field.