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Belinda Edmondson, Professor, SASN, African American, and African Studies Dept., is the recipient of the Natives and Nativists, Migrants and Immigrants in an American City Award funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Read more.

 

Edward (Ted) Baker, Professor, RBS, Management & Global Business Dept., is the recipient of the Urban Solution Lab Award funded by the Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation.  Read more.

Brian Phillips Murphy, Associate Professor, SASN, History Dept., is the recipient of The Climate of American Constitutional Democracy Award funded by The Teagle Foundation.  Read more.

Denis Pare, Distinguished Professor, and Director, SASN, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, is the recipient of the Closed-loop optogenetic control of gamma oscillations and emotional learning Award funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  Read more.

Denis Pare is also the recipient of the Beyond conditioned fear: encoding of stimulus properties and behaviors by amygdala neurons Award funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  Read more.

Patrick Shafto, Professor, SASN, Math & Computer Science Dept., is the recipient of the Open world intelligence through the composition of
nonparametrics (SAIL-ON) Award funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Read more.

Patrick Shafto is also the recipient of the Artificial social intelligence through optimal cooperation (Phase 1) Award funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Read more.

Barry Komisaruk, Distinguished Professor, SASN, Psychology Dept., and Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, is the recipient of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS) Award funded by the National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  Read more.

Frieder Jaekle, Distinguished Professor and Chair, SASN, Chemistry Dept., is the recipient of the Organoborane Polymers in Catalysis and Supramolecular Materials Chemistry Award funded by the National Science Foundation.  Read more.

Frieder Jaekle is also the recipient of two additional awards, the MRI: Acquisition of a Dual Source Single Crystal XRay Diffractometer Award (Read more), and the Functionalizing Polyaromatic Materials with Boranes and Borenium Ions Award both funded by the National Science Foundation.  Read more.

Jenny V. LockardAssociate Professor, SASN, Chemistry Dept., is the recipient of the Spectroscopic explorations of redox-active metalorganic frameworks Award funded by the National Science Foundation.  Read more.

Barbaros Dinler, CCS, ACS, LCADC, LPC, Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program/Assistant Clinical Director, Counseling Center, is the recipient of the Supporting Students In Recovery: Recovering Housing and Support to Prevent and Reduce Substance Abuse on College Campuses in New Jersey Award funded by the State of New Jersey, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Read more.

Haesun Kim, Associate Professor, SASN, Biological Sciences Dept., is the recipient of the Chlorine-Dependent Metabolism in PNS myelination Award funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Read more.

Nick Kline, Associate Professor, SASN, Arts, Culture & Media, and Founder & Director, Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark, is the recipient of the Shine Portrait Studio Award funded by the City of Newark /Newark Arts.  Read more.

Stacey Brenner-Moyer, Associate Professor, SASN, Chemistry Dept., is the recipient of the Organocatalytic Enantioselective Sigmatropic Rearrangements to Probe Divergent Reactivity of Reactive Intermediates Award funded by the National Science Foundation.  Read more.

Tim Raphael, Professor, SASN, Arts, Culture & Media and Co-Founder & Director, Newest Americans at Express Newark, is the recipient of the Newest Americans Newark Story Bus Award funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge FoundationRead more.

Hourie Tafech, a doctoral student in SASN, Division of Global Affairs program and a second-generation Palestinian refugee, was one of six women from the U.S. and Canada recently awarded a prestigious Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG).  Read more.

Alejandro Giménez-Santana, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, is the recipient of the Newark Public Safety Collaborative Award funded by the Prudential Foundation.  He formed the Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC) in 2018 through a direct partnership with the Newark Mayor’s Office and community stakeholders. The collaborative was formed as a part of the Rutgers-Newark, School of Criminal Justice Anchor Initiative.  Read more.

Michele Pavanello, Associate Professor and Chair Physics Dept., is the 2019-2020 Rutgers The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research.  The award honors tenured faculty members who have distinguished research contributions to their discipline and/or society at large.

Audrey A. Truschke, Assistant Professor, SASN, History Dept., is the 2019-2020 Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence Award.  The award recognizes the exceptional research accomplishments of newly-promoted and tenured (as of July 1, 2020) faculty members.

Jamie Lew, Associate Professor, SASN, Sociology & Anthropology Dept., is the 2019-2020 Rutgers Scholar-Teacher Award that honors tenured faculty members who have made outstanding synergistic contributions in research and teaching.

Anna Nana Asaah Agbotse, SPAA Intern and SPAA undergraduate student, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. Funded by the Class of 1962 of Rutgers College, the award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff in recognition of distinguished and non-compensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations, and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership, personal acts of heroism.

Christina R. StrasburgerDepartment Administrator, History/African American, and African Studies Dept., is the 2019-2020 Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. Funded by the Class of 1962 of Rutgers College, the award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff in recognition of distinguished and non-compensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations, and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership, personal acts of heroism.

Paul Sternberger, Associate Professor and co-PI Ian Watson, Professor, SASN, Arts, Culture and Media Dept., are the recipients of the Public Scholarship, Civic Dialogue, Democracy, and The Arts Award funded by the Rutgers Global Study Abroad – International Service-Learning Innovation Grant.  Read more.

Nan Gao, Associate Professor, SASN, Biological Sciences Dept., has an article in Immunity that identifies an enzyme that may contribute to ulcerative colitis in some people. This study was initiated by an RU-Newark Chancellor Seed Award. See more at Gao Lab.

See the feature article in Rutgers Today

Michal Szostak, Professor, SASN, Chemistry Dept., is the recipient of the Catalytic Methods for Organic Synthesis Award funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  Read more.

Tracy S. Tran, Associate Professor, SASN, Biological Sciences Dept., has an accepted manuscript from her lab published in the Journal of Neuroscience.  Read more.

COVID Nearby website launched June 1

Aims to track incidence and spread of COVID-19

Prof. Jaideep Vaidya (RBS) and his team have developed a public-facing, web-based data platform, COVID Nearby, to identify and track the spread of COVID-19. The app relies on crowdsensing and advanced mathematical methodology to allow secure self-reporting and tracking of COVID-19 cases while maintaining the highest possible level of privacy protection. People can securely and privately report their location and health symptoms, and use the interactive map to see the spread of COVID-19 in a community. The public release of COVID Nearby was June 1 and is available now at https://covidnearby.org/

COVID Nearby was developed by the Rutgers Institute of Data Science, Learning, and Applications with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The team includes scientists from Rutgers Business School, the Rutgers School of Public Health, and the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, who have contributed their expertise in epidemiology, behavioral analysis, and data privacy.

 

Sarah Lageson, Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, is the recipient of the Realizing a Clean Slate: Expanding Access and Improving Outcomes for Automated Criminal Record Expungement Award funded by the American Bar Foundation/JPB Foundation Scholar.  Read more.

Pierre-Olivier Polack, DVM, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SASN, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, is the recipient of the Top-down modulation of visual processing: mechanisms and functions Award funded by the National Institute of Health.  Read more.

Laszlo Zaborszky, Distinguished Professor, SASN, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience was awarded a $2,889,986 grant, co-funded by the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Aging for his project entitled “Afferent Regulation of Cholinergic Forebrain Neurons”.  Read more.

Mark A. Gluck, Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health at the RU-Newark, SASN, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, has a five-year grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) to study “Risk Factors for Future Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease in Older African Americans. African Americans are at elevated risk for age-related cognitive decline and memory loss with double the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to white Americans.  Read more.

Ching-On Wong, Assistant Professor, SASN, Biological Sciences Dept., received an award from the National Institute on Aging titled Regulation of Apolipoprotein Secretion by TTYH1 And Tweety In Glial Cells. This project examines the APOE genotype, a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Read more.

Radek Dobrowolski, Associate Professor, SASN, Biological Sciences Dept., received a five-year award for $474,781 per year by the National Institute of Aging. His project, Regulation of Neuronal Clearance Pathways via Nuclear Calcium Signaling in Alzheimer’s Disease, will contribute to the understanding of nuclear calcium signaling in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and to the development of effective treatments in the future. For more information visit the webpage of Dobrowolski Lab. Read more.

Mei-heng Lin, Post-doctoral Associate, SASN, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, is the recipient of the Pre and Post Cancer Research Fellowship 2020 Award funded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.  This is a two-year award, to study cognitive control deficits in survivors of childhood cancer. Read more.

Travis Baker, Assistant Professor, SASN, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, is the recipient of the Using Combined EEG and Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Examine and Improve Reward Functioning in Opioid Use Disorder Award funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Read more.

Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla, Assistant Research Professor, Infancy Studies Laboratory, SASN, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, is the recipient of the Will interactive acoustic experience optimize rapid auditory processing and prelinguistic acoustic mapping critical to later language in infants at familial risk for autism? Award funded by the New Jersey Department of Health.  Read more.