CAU Secures $7 MM in Research Awards in Q1 2018
ATLANTA, GA – October 25, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University is proud to announce that it has secured over $7 million multi-year awards for education, research and development in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. The Clark Atlanta University Division of Research and Sponsored Programs reports six new awards; one renewal, four continuations, and four supplementary awards for a grand total of $7,099,239:
- Bekir Cinar, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a scientist in the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), has received an Excellence in Research award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $499,511 to explore the signaling mechanism that regulates protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions, which is fundamental to all aspects of cellular biology.
- Conrad Ingram, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, has received the Georgia Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GA-AL LSAMP award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $3,971,561 for Mentoring Effectiveness in Undergraduate Research.
- Ishrat Khan, Professor in the Department of Chemistry, has received two awards from the Clarkson Aerospace Corporation in the amount of $28,157 and $20,000 to continue collaboration with scientists at US Air Force Research Laboratory (Dayton, Ohio) to develop novel polyimide-based nanocomposites for future Air Force applications. An integral part of the project is the joint advising of CAU doctoral students by Air Force Scientists and CAU Faculty.
- Roy George, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has received an award from the Clarkson Aerospace Corporation in the amount of $5,000.
- Dinadayalane Tandabany, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has received an award from the National Science Foundation sub-award from the Ohio State University in the amount of $54,994 to pilot a Computational and Data Science (CDS) Curriculum Exchange to address the challenges experienced by resource constrained institutions faced by Minority Serving Institutions.
- Rico Chapman, program director in the Department of Humanities, has received an Nationals Parks Service, HBCU Historic Preservation award from the U.S. Department of the Interior in the amount of $500,000 for the rehabilitation of the Park Street Methodist Episcopal Church.
- Olugbemiga Olatidoye, coordinator of the Dual Degree in Engineering Program in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has received a Cyber Grant Program award from the Boeing Corporation in the amount of $110,500 to support student Scholarships in the Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP), Supply Chain Management, Computer Information Science, Additive Manufacturing, Human Resources (Public Administration and Business). The fund will also support Curriculum Enrichment, Student Organizations, Student Projects, University Outreach and Retention Programs.
- Xiao-Qian (Larry) Wang, Professor of Physics, received a Center for Bright Beams sub-award from Cornell University to collaboration on innovative accelerator science and technology.
- Zhengxin Wang, associate professor in Department of Biological Sciences and a scientist in the Center for Cancer Research for Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), has received a National Institutes of Health award in the amount of $462,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to study the mechanism underlying the initiation of the age-related re-growth of the prostate. In addition, this research will investigate how WDR77 is re-activated in aging prostate and the mechanisms by which WDR77 drives cell growth.
- Michael Williams, associate professor in the Department of Physics, has received a HBCU/MI Army Research and Education award in the amount of $599,808 from the Army Research Office of the U.S. Department of Defense for the integrated study of emerging 2D materials and interfaces.
- Zandra Genous-Tate, Director of the TRIO Programs at Clark Atlanta University, has received three awards from the Department of Education for $263,123, $385,708 for Educational Talent Search and an additional $23,421 for the Upward Bound program.
About CAU Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
The mission of the Clark Atlanta University Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to provide leadership in the establishment of partnerships between the faculty, the institution and its constituents, the facilitation of technology transfer and commercialization, and the development and implementation of the operational processes and policies of the research enterprise at CAU including the delivery of pre- and postaward services. This mission is realized through the delivery of value-added, "one-stop" support and management throughout the research and sponsored programs process through the collaboration of research administration, CAU research enterprise and technology transfer and commercialization efforts. For more information, visit http://www.cau.edu/research-sponsored-programs/about/index.html.
About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. Visit www.cau.edu to learn more about Clark Atlanta University.