Baylor University

Research Gazette - April 2004

April 8, 2004

Grant Awards (January)

Dr. Kevin Pinney, chemistry and biochemistry; $100,000; Vascular Targeting Agents (VTAs) for Cancer Chemotherapy and the Treatment of Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration; OXiGENE Inc.

Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick, chemistry and biochemistry; $10,000; Evaluation of Synthetic Compounds as Inhibitors of Tubulin Polymerization; OXiGENE Inc.

Dr. Bennie Ward, physics; $25,000; Radiative Corrections; North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Scientific Affairs Division

Majka Mitchell, Baylor University Evaluations Center; $6,000; Speegleville 2003/04; Midway Independent School District

Dr. Melanie McEwen, nursing; $6,145; Hepatitis B and Influenza Immunization: Patterns Among Registered Nurses Survey; American Nurses Foundation

Dr. Gerald Cleaver, physics; $4,000; ASA Lecture Series; Templeton/American Scientific Affiliation

Dr. Lianne Fridriksson; journalism; $6,000; Mayborn Scholar in Journalism; Frank W. and Anyse Sue Mayborn Foundation

TOTAL AWARDS: $157,145


Grant Proposals (January)

Dr. G. Peter van Walsum, environmental studies, Dr. Rene Massengale, biology, and Dr. Kevin Chambliss, chemistry and biochemistry; $506,923; Diagnostic Assessment of Microbial Inhibition by Dilute-Acid Pretreated Biomass Hydrolysate; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Dr. Bryan W. Brooks and Jacob Stanley, environmental studies; $5,000; Pharmaceuticals as Emerging Aquatic Contaminants: Development of Exposure and Effect Endpoints for Fish; Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. Beck Taylor, economics; $75,220; Incomes and Outcomes in the NICHD SECCYD; National Science Foundation through Harvard University

Dr. Roxana Girju, engineering; $427,384; Models for the Semantic Classification of Noun Phrases; National Science Foundation through University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. G. Peter van Walsum, environmental studies; $211,681; Fundamentals of Gas/Liquid Acid-Catalyzed Biomass Pretreatment Systems; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Dr. Joe Yelderman and Carrie Wallestad, geology; $3,128; Quantifying Recharge in a Shallow Sand Aquifer Using SWAT/MODLFOW; Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. Joe Yelderman and Tara Stanton-Cooper, geology; $5,000; Quantifying Seasonal and Diurnal Stream-Loss in First-Order Spring-Fed Streams on the Carbonate Terrain of the Edwards Plateau Through the Use of Remote Sensing Techniques; Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. Joe Yelderman, geology, Ali Al-Nahair, environmental studies; $4,105; Using Subsurface Dams for Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse; Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. Bennie Ward, physics; $25,000; Radiative Corrections; North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Scientific Affairs Division

Dr. Dwayne Whitten, information systems; $64,341; E-mail Survey Response Rate: Finding the Best Time; National Science Foundation

Dr. Susan Johnsen, educational psychology; $58,280; Project Promise 04/05; U.S. Dept. of Housing through the City of Waco

Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang, psychology and neuroscience; $472,289; Gratitude and the Moral Motive: Does Gratitude Lead to Prosocial Reciprocation; National Science Foundation

Majka Mitchell, Baylor University Evaluations Center; $6,000; Speegleville 2003/04; Midway Independent School District

Dr. Darrin Bellert, chemistry and biochemistry; $35,000; Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Transient Negative Ions; American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund

Dr. Charles Tolbert, sociology and anthropology; $429,979; Civic Agriculture, The Civil Class and the Future of Rural America; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Dr. Charles Garner, chemistry and biochemistry; $353,367; Acquisition of a MHz NMR Spectrometer; National Science Foundation

Dr. Marianna Busch, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; Spectroscopic Studies of Chiral Discrimination Using Guest-Host Complexes; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Kevin Klausmeyer, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; Chemistry of Pyridyl Contraining Phosphines; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Darrin Bellert, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Transient Negative Ions; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Carlos Manzanares, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; Laser Spectroscopy of Molecules and van der Waals Complexes at Low Temps; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Kenneth Busch, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; Chiral Discrimination by Multivariate Regression Modeling of Spectral Data; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Charles Garner, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; C2-Asymmetric Pyrazole Ligands for Metal-Mediated Catalysis; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Kenneth Park, physics; $150,000; Investigation of surface-mediated, intermolecular interaction in the heteroepitaxial growth of organic molecules; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Dr. Kevin Pinney and Graciela Miranda, chemistry and biochemisty; $150,000; Novel Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Autism Treatment; National Institutes of Health

Dr. Robert Kane, chemistry and biochemistry; $150,000; DNA Enzymes that Require Synthetic Cofactors; The Robert A. Welch Foundation

Doris DeLoach; School of Music; $12,322; Baylor Woodwind Quintet Recording Contract; The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program

Dr. Stan Denman; theatre arts: $40,000; Theatre Enhancements for the Annual Horton Foote American Playwright Festival; Hoblitzelle Foundation

TOTAL REQUESTED: $4,085,019


Courtesy of Baylor Office of Sponsored Programs and Contracts

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