SUBJECT: UD Research News
University of Delaware Research
  1. In the Spotlight
  2. News Briefs
  3. Coming Events
  4. Recent Award Recipients
  5. Funding Opportunities
  6. For Research Administrators
Fall 2017 UD Welcomed 124 New Faculty Member
In the Spotlight

Building the future with biopharmaceuticals

Fourteen shovels plunged into a symbolic mound of dirt on UD's Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus on Oct. 23, the ceremonial start of construction on a six-story, $156 million Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building. It will be a gateway, UD officials hope, to a major role for Delaware in the emerging biopharmaceutical sector, where scientists and innovators will tackle some of the world's most vexing diseases and help prepare a world-class workforce.

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Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, speaking at UD, Sept. 20, 2017.


Patricia Brennan, NIH Library director and UD grad, keys on critical role of data science in health care innovation

Data science is critical to driving innovation in health care, but it requires planning, communication and multi-level coordination for big data to be available, protected and usable in a way that can accelerate discoveries, said Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, at UD's Health and Big Data Forum.

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Did you know: Health and Human Services, NSF, DOD, DOE and USDA rank as top 5 sponsors of UD research* totaling $97.8 M.
News Briefs & Coming Events
Smart Cities and Sustainable Energy Nov 28-29\

UD Research Orientation
for New Faculty
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Lerner Atrium



Research Admin CHAT
(NIH Salary Caps)
1:30–2:30 p.m.,
220 Alison Hall


Neutron Day
Pearson Hall



American Cancer Society Grants Workshop
The Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, PA
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User Group Meeting (Sponsor Prior Approval)
3–4:30 p.m.,
130 General Services Building
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NSF Virtual Grants Conference
NSF will be live streaming the plenary sessions of its annual Grants Conference, November 13-14. Sessions include topics such as NSF's merit review process, proposal prepration, NSF policy updates, the faculty early career development (CAREER) program and more. There is no cost or limit for participants to view the live stream.

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Recent Award Recipients
Arthi Jayaraman

Arthi Jayaraman wins DOE grant to uncover molecular mysteries

Deb Jaisi

Deb Jaisi receives NSF EPSCoR research fellowship

Babatunde Ogunnaike

Babatunde Ogunnaike named to Chemical Heritage Board 

Barbara Romero Dueñas

Barbara Romero Dueñas wins Gilliam Fellowship

Recently Funded Projects

Multivariate Quantiles for Rapid Spatio-Temporal Threat Detection Benjamin Bagozzi National Science Foundation $ 84,989
Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve USDA Agricultural Programs Kent Messer Albany State University / USDA $ 105,574
Identifying Unique and Overlapping Roles of Reactive Oxygen Species in Rice Blast and Southern Corn Leaf Blight Nicole Donofrio Binational Agricultural R&D Fund $ 182,953
Towards Dynamic Robot-Aided Neurorehabilitation: The Predictive Value of Neuroimaging-Based Biomarkers of Motor Recovery Fabrizio Sergi American Heart Association $ 185,302
Digital Elevation Model, GIS, and Watershed Analysis to Support USGS Stream Stats Update Naomi Bates Delaware Department of Transportation $ 217,560
Development of a Psychosocial Symptom Monitoring and Self Management System for Individuals with SCI David Tulsky Craig H. Neilsen Foundation $ 409,686
Early Field Experiences for Prospective STEM Teacher: Scaling the UTE Model Michelle Cirillo National Science Foundation $ 435,887
Reaching Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities to Support Healthy Lifestyle Change: Virtual World Training for Community Health Workers Laurie Ruggiero National Institutes of Health $ 446,599
Studying the Connections & Gaps Between Education Research and School Practices Henry May Delaware Department of Education $ 466,088
Optimizing Strength in Fused Deposition Modeling to Make Next Generation Materials Michael Mackay US Army Research Laboratory $ 578,169
Hybrid Integration of Nonlinear Crystals on Silicon Photonics for Space Communication and Sensing Tingyi Gu National Aero and Space Administration $ 598,297
Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum Kalmia Kniel US Department of Agriculture $ 599,999
Establishing the Traceability of pH Measurements for Long-Term Carbon System Monitoring from Coastal Waters to Open Ocean Wei-Jun Cai National Oceanic Atmospheric Admininistration $ 599,999
Predictive Coarse-Grained Modeling of Morphologies in Polymer Nanocomposites with Specific and Directional Intermolecular Interactions Arthi Jayaraman US Department of Energy $ 726,000
Laser Based Remote Magnetometry with Mesospheric Sodium Atoms for Geomagnetic Field Measurements William Matthaeus National Aero and Space Administration $ 739,364
Understanding and Addressing Disclosure to Members of Social Networks among People Recovering from Substance Use Disorders Valerie Earnshaw National Institutes of Health $ 816,323
Consequences and Control of Randomness in Timing of Intracellular Events Abhyudai Singh National Institutes of Health $ 906,120
Metabolic Carbohydrate Cell Wall Probes for Bacterial Structure and Immune Recognition Studies Catherine Grimes National Institutes of Health $ 969,362
In Situ Data Analytics for Next Generation Molecular Dynamics Workflows Michela Taufer National Science Foundation $ 979,987
Vascular Effects of Dietary Salt in Humans with Salt-Resistant BP William Farquhar National Institutes of Health $ 3,031,645
Solving Grand Challenge Problems with Neutron Scattering Norman Wagner National Institute of Standards and Technology $ 8,741,024
Listing of 2017 Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

General University Research
UD Internal Grant

$15,000 | Deadline: November 20, 2017

Career Development Award

$77,000 | Deadline: December 4, 2017

Young Faculty Award (YFA)

$500,000 | Deadline: December 4, 2017

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

$75,000 | Internal Deadline: December 4, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: February 8, 2018
Limited Submission Information >

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive
Competitive Grant Program

$100,000–$500,000 | Deadline: December 13, 2017

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning)

$750,000 | Deadline: January 8, 2018

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

$80,000 | Deadline: January 10, 2018

For Research Administrators
New NIH Human Subjects
and Clinical Trials Policies
Do you conduct (or plan to apply) NIH-supported research with human participants? This 15-minute video, "Overview of New NIH Policies on Human Subjects Research and Clinical Trials," provides an explanation of various policy changes and what they mean for investigators. Applications to NIH with a due date on or after January 25, 2018, will require use of a new "PHS Human Subject and Clinical Trial Information form." Step-by-step instructions are available in a 9-minute video found at the link below.

Human Subject and Clinical Trial Info Form


Welcome, New Team Members!
It is with great pleasure that we introduce two new staff members: Wanda Cibroski and Kristin Zumar.

Wanda Cibroski comes to us from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with over 14 years of experience and will be handling the post-award administration for a variety of departments. Kristin Zumar joins us in the new role of effort certification assistant. She will be providing assistance with effort reporting and financial compliance reviews.

Please join us in giving these new colleagues a warm welcome.

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