College Highlights: The latest Awards and Grants




Professors across Drexel University ongoing to progress scholarly exploration and make major tutorial and qualified contributions. This update features a snapshot of activity from the final term, courtesy of the Office environment of the Provost.

Sponsored Investigate

Christopher MacLellan, PhD, assistant professor in the Faculty of Computing & Informatics, gained two exploration grants from the Military Investigate Laboratory as portion of the Military Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Functions in Novel Teams system. MacLellan and Drexel will serve as PI for the project “Human-Guided ML for Futuristic Human-Equipment Teaming” ($1.4 million from February 2022 to January 2025), in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and the College of Wisconsin-Madison. His next funded project, titled “The Co-evolution of Human-AI Adaptation,” will be performed in collaboration with College of California San Diego (PI) and the College of Colorado Boulder.

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean and Distinguished University Professor, and Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, senior affiliate dean for exploration and professor of nursing, from the Faculty of Nursing and Health Professions, been given $84,000 from Temple College for “Vascular Contributions to Mechanisms and Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Joke Bradt, PhD, professor of resourceful arts therapies in the Higher education of Nursing and Health Professions, acquired $95,000 from the Henry M. Jackson Basis for Development of Army Media for “Group Audio Therapy for Serious Pain Management in Assistance Members with Co-Morbid Long-term Agony and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Ebony White, PhD, assistant scientific professor of counseling and household remedy in the Higher education of Nursing and Overall health Professions, been given $2,400 from the Affiliation for Counselor Schooling and Supervision for “Implementing Social Justice Approaches Throughout Main Curriculum in CACREP Packages.”

Justine Sefcik, PhD, assistant professor of graduate nursing in the College of Nursing and Overall health Professions, obtained $154,000 from the National Institutes of Health and fitness for “A Man or woman-Centered Environmental and Sensory Intervention for Nursing House Citizens with Dementia who Show Persistent Vocalizations.” 

Ezra Wood, PhD, associate professor of chemistry in the Higher education of Arts and Sciences, received a $174,000 grant from the Countrywide Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to review and characterize ozone development in New York Metropolis.

College or university of Arts and Sciences’ Naomi Goldstein, PhD, professor of psychological and mind sciences Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD, assistant analysis professor of psychological and mind sciences and Zoe Zhang, PhD, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, been given a grant from the United Way for their evaluation of a new metropolis-huge initiative to expunge prison documents of juveniles and adults. They acquired $422,674 for 12 months one particular of what is predicted to be five-12 months grant totaling around $1.9 million. 

Andréia Mortensen, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology in the College or university of Medicine, was awarded a 1-yr, $510,709 grant from the National Institutes of Wellness for “The System of Allosteric Modulation of Glutamate Transporters.”

Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD, professor and chair of pharmacology and physiology in the Faculty of Medication, gained a a person-calendar year, $375,506 grant from the Countrywide Institutes of Health and fitness for “Effects of Opiates on Neurons and their Effects on HIV Neuropathology.”

The City Overall health Collaborative (UHC) at the Dornsife University of Public Well being was awarded a $250,000 Robert Wooden Johnson Basis grant to examine the impacts of paid maternity and paternity depart insurance policies on health and fitness outcomes in Latin America and their probable for the United States. The project will be led by Ana Ortigoza, MD, PhD, senior study scientist II at the UHC, and Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, dean of the Dornsife College of Community Overall health, Dana and David Dornsife Dean and Distinguished College Professor of Epidemiology, and director of the UHC. 

The Antoinette Westphal School of Media Arts & Style will serve as a investigate collaborator with PA Humanities on their project to map, network and celebrate the ecosystem of humanities practice in Pennsylvania. This study will culminate with a report and dialogue about the findings to highlight how the humanities are applied across many sectors to create the developing blocks for belonging and civic muscle to foster an equitable, thriving upcoming for PA communities. Westphal will get $60,000 for this do the job, which requires Westphal Dean Jason Schupbach Andrew Zitcer, PhD, affiliate professor and method director of urban method and Julie Goodman, division head of Arts & Enjoyment Enterprise and affiliate professor of arts administration and museum management.

Steven Kurtz, PhD, investigate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Wellness Programs and director of the Implant Research Middle, acquired a 5-calendar year, $500,000 Stryker Orthopedics contract renewal for the undertaking titled, “Analysis of Retrieved Option Bearings for Complete Joint Alternative.” He also obtained a just one-yr $131,000 NIH Countrywide Institute of Standard Professional medical Sciences-Small Business enterprise Technological know-how Transfer (NIGMS-STTR) grant for the venture titled, “3D Printed Silicon Nitride Porous PEEK Composite Spinal Cages for Anti-Infection.”

Gail Rosen, PhD, professor of electrical and computer system engineering in the Higher education of Engineering, acquired a Countrywide Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for “Learning Multi-scale Sequence Options for Predicting Gene to Microbiome Operate.”

Joshua Lequieu, PhD, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering in the College or university of Engineering, obtained a grant from the Charles E. Kauffman Foundation, which supports ground breaking and interdisciplinary scientific exploration at Pennsylvania universities.

Key Presents, Honors & Recognition

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, gained the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing designation from the National Hartford Centre of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Susan Bell, PhD, professor of sociology in the University of Arts and Sciences, gained the 2022 Reeder Award from the American Sociology Association’s Medical Sociology Part. The Reeder Award is specified yearly for distinguished contributions to health-related sociology and acknowledges scholarly contributions, particularly a physique of perform exhibiting an prolonged trajectory of productiveness that has contributed to idea and exploration in professional medical sociology instructing mentoring and schooling, as very well as provider to the professional medical sociology local community broadly described.

Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD, associate professor of communication in the School of Arts and Sciences, was re-elected co-chair of the Audience Section of the Global Affiliation for Media and Conversation Investigate and was invited to provide as co-chair of the Conversation and Media Division of the Affiliation for the Improvement of Baltic Experiments.

Barbara Schindler, MD, vice dean emerita of instructional and academic affairs and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the School of Medicine, been given the 2021 Liaison Committee on Medical Training Distinguished Service Award. The award acknowledges folks “whose efforts make the LCME peer evaluate course of action attainable and who have had a immediate impression on the excellence of professional medical education in the United States.”

The Kline Faculty of Law’s Lisa Tucker, JD, affiliate professor of law, and Anil Kalhan, JD, professor of law, have been elected as associates of the American Legislation Institute, which is the top U.S. group utilizing scholarly do the job to make clear, modernize and boost the law.

Wendy Greene, JD, professor of regulation in the Kline School of Legislation, won the Association of American Law Schools’ Deborah L. Rhode Award for her do the job fighting to conclude discrimination from normal hair and protective hairstyles.

Richard Frankel, affiliate dean of experiential mastering, director of the civil litigation and dispute resolution system and professor of law in the Kline School of Legislation, won the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s 2022 Civil Justice Scholarship Award for his post, “Corporate Hostility to Arbitration,” revealed in the Seton Corridor Legislation Critique in 2020.

Joseph Martin, PhD, professor emeritus in the University of Engineering, has been selected to acquire the 2022 Corridor of Fame award from the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council. This award acknowledges his engineering achievements, which have experienced a extensive-long lasting affect on engineering and the general public. Undergraduate civil engineering pupil Emma Youngs, who is the president of Drexel’s American Culture of Civil Engineers, nominated Martin for this honor mainly because of his dedication to shaping the minds of long term engineers.

Jörn Venderbos, PhD, assistant professor in the College or university of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Physics and the College or university of Engineering’s Division of Materials Science and Engineering, has acquired an NSF Profession award from the Condensed Make any difference and Supplies Concept system in the NSF’s Division of Elements Study. His job titled “CAREER: Advancing the A lot of-system Band Inversion Paradigm for Correlated Quantum Materials” will make it possible for his group to lay the theoretical groundwork for better understanding the impacts of robust electronic correlations in components with band inversion. 

Kristine A. Mulhorn, PhD, chair of the Well being Administration Section and educating professor in the College or university of Nursing and Well being Professions, has been placed on the roster as a Fulbright Expert. Her interest is to greatly enhance the back links in between an intercontinental college with the Health Administration Section to increase world wide wellbeing administration education and maximize competitiveness of Drexel’s several systems.

Mark Schafer, PhD, research professor in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health and fitness Methods, was elected to the 2022 Course of the American Institute for Medical and Organic Engineering.

Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, professor and chair of the Section of Otolaryngology in the Higher education of Medication, was regarded by the American Academy of Academics of Singing (AATS) with a 2022 AATS Life span Accomplishment Award “in recognition of the terrific contributions … created to singers, lecturers of singing, and the voice local community at big.”