The Office of Research, Innovation & Graduate Education announced the recipients for the 2014 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) awards, which enhance research at the UO by supporting the development of large-scale research opportunities.
This year’s award recipients represent a wide range of research interests throughout campus, including traumatic brain injuries, curriculums that focus on student health, internet privacy and quantum coherence.
Proposals receiving Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards are:
- “Track Town USA Learning and Healthy Outcomes Curriculum” - award supported by PacificSources for research specifically aimed at promoting health and encouraging healthy behaviors
Team members: Hank Fien and Edward Kame’enui, co-directors of the Center on Teaching and Learning; Ben Clarke, research associate at the Center on Teaching and Learning; Nancy Nelson Walker, research assistant professor at the Center on Teaching and Learning; Sarah Crabtree, data collector at the Center on Teaching and Learning; Chris Minson, professor and head of the Department of Human Physiology; Paul Swangard, managing director of Warsaw Sports Marketing Center; and Mike Hahn, director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic
This proposal will develop and test a multi-dimensional curriculum on fourth- and fifth-grade students’ health, cognitive and academic outcomes. The funds will be used to develop lesson prototypes, optimize methodologies and develop future approaches.
- “The Measurements and Interventions to Improve Self-Regulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury”
Team members: Deborah Ettel, research assistant professor at the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training; Pranjal Mehta, director of the Psychoneuroendocrinology Lab and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology; Ann Glang, senior research professor and director of the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training; and Laurie Powell, research assistant professor at the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training
This proposal aims to improve outcomes for individuals suffering from brain injury. Team members will develop preliminary research, explore noninvasive measures to diagnose and monitor changes during rehabilitation, and design an intervention to improve self-regulation. The funds will be used to enable the researchers to support a future grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense.
- “The Tackling Internet Privacy from Technical, Social, Economical and Legal Perspectives”
Team members: Jun Li, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences; Kevin Butler, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences; Dejing Dou, associate professor of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences; Xintao Wu, professor of software and information systems at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Colin Koopman, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; Ben Yang, assistant professor in the Lundquist College of Business; and Eric Priest, assistant professor in the School of Law
This proposal focuses on research to build an interdisciplinary program at the UO. The funds will be used to hold workshops, purchase equipment, and support graduate students. The team will continue to pursue external funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation.
- “John Templeton Interdisciplinary Research Network for Study of Quantum Coherence in Biologically Inspired Engineered Molecular Systems”
Team members: Michael Raymer, professor in the Department of Physics, and Ander H. Marcus, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The team will collaborate with an international team of physicists, chemists and material scientists. The funds will allow the recipients to acquire specialized equipment needed for preliminary data. The group will also submit a grant proposal to the John Templeton Foundation.
- from Research, Innovation and Graduate Education