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Dr. Eileen Abels, associate professor and Master’s Program director in the College of Information Science and Technology, was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Mellon Foundation for “CLIMB-2 Computational Linguistic Metadata Building.”
Dr. Denise Agosto, assistant professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, and Dr. Eileen Abels, associate professor and Master’s Program Director in the College of Information Science and Technology, are co-principal investigators for “A Virtual Learning Laboratory for Digital Reference: Transforming the Internet Public Library,” which received a $613,478 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Dr. Robert B. Allen, associate professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, was awarded a $30,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the “Automatic Extraction of Metadata from Historical Newspapers” project.
Drs. Lisa Chiarello and Bob Palisano, both in the Programs in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, were awarded a $449,267 National Institute of Rehabilitation and Disability Research grant for the “Understanding the Determinants of Motor Abilities, Self-Care and Play in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy” project.
Nicole DiCroce, student and vice president of Violence Information and Education for Women, received a $500 Dean J. Peterson Ryder for Women Juniors Award.
Dr. Evan Forman, assistant professor, Clinical and Health Psychology, received the $10,000 Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty for his proposed acceptance-based behavior therapy in combating obesity research.
Dr. Susan Gasson, associate professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, and Dr. David Gefen, associate professor of management in the LeBow College of Business, received a joint Summer Faculty Research Grant by the Drexel Research Office for the “An Electronic Marketplace Approach to Improving Healthcare Management through Better Marketplace Institutional Mechanisms” project.
Dr. Selçuk Güçeri, dean of the College of Engineering, received a $75,000 award from NATO for an Advanced Study Institute on Plasma Assisted Decontamination of Biological and Chemical Agents. Dr. Alexander Fridman, professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics department, is chairman of the Organizing Committee for this Institute, which will be held in Cesme-Izmir, Turkey in September.
Dr. Thomas Hewett, professor, Department of Psychology, and Dr. Avraham Shtub, The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, received a Stein award for “Design of Problem Representations to Improve Complex Learning and Decision Making Processes in Project Management.”
Heath Hodges, graduate student in psychology, received a $250 Teaching Excellence Award during Graduate Student Day in May.
Alex Johnson, president of Violence Information and Education for Women, received a $500 Dean J. Peterson Ryder for Women Juniors Awards.
Dr. John Kounios, professor of psychology, and Dr. John Schaubroeck, Trustee Professor in Leadership, received a $20,000 summer research grant for their research into the effects of different leadership styles on creative problem solving.
Dr. Peter Lelkes, Calhoun Chair Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, and Dr. Josef Itskovitz-Eldor, of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, received a Stein award for the “Use of NIH-Approved Stem Cell Lines for Lung Tissue Engineering” project.
Dr. Xia Lin, associate professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, Dr. Michael Atwood, professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Information Science and Technology, Dr. Katherine McCain, professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, and Dr. Robert Allen, associate professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, are co-principal investigators on the “Developing Faculty in Digital Librarianship for the 21st Century” project, which received a $992,110 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Dr. Mira Stone Olson, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Brian Berkowitz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, received a Stein award for the “Quantifying Bacterial Transport in Fractured and Heterogeneous Porous Media” project.
Dr. Margo Orlin, assistant professor in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, received the $75,000 Hausman Clinical Scholars Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation for her research into the biomechanics of running in children with cerebral palsy.
Dr. Robert Palisano, professor in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, received the Drexel University Research/Scholarship Award for the development of the Gross Motor Functional Classification System, which has been the international standard used by physicians, therapists and other healthcare practitioners in classifying and studying children with cerebral palsy in research and clinical practice since its original publication in 1997.
Dr. Maria Schultheis, associate professor of psychology and biomedicine, and collaborators at the University of Iowa, received a $991,769 NIH grant for the “Defining Virtual Reality *Driving* in Traumatic Brain Injury” project.
Shira Segal, undergraduate student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, received a Stein award for the “Biomaterials for Wound Healing Advancement” project.
Dr. Sheri P. Silfies, assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences, received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research for the “Recurrent Low Back Pain: Linking Mechanisms to Outcomes” project. Dr. Simon Giszter, assistant professor of neurobiology, is the primary mentor on the grant.