Approximately $1.5 million was awarded in Summer 2000 to the following projects that supported strategic planning initiatives:
1. Creation of a Start-Up and Cost Sharing Fund
This project will establish a model program for start up packages and cost sharing by creating a pool of matching funds for supporting research across the university. This project directly supports our strategic initiative to increase competitively awarded research funding and build our research infrastructure, particularly in the sciences and engineering.
Award: $600,000 over three years, with the potential for an additional $200,000 in year four.
Carla Fishman, Executive Director for Research Administration
John Clements, Professor and Chair, Microbiology, School of Medicine
Gary McPherson, Associate Dean, LAS and Professor, Chemistry
2. Collaborative Efforts between the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
This project will establish interdepartmental cooperation for academic education and research in the areas of environmental engineering and health sciences, and lay the groundwork for a potential Center of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Health Sciences. The project directly supports our strategic initiatives to foster collaboration across units and to build strength in research and education related to environmental issues.
Award: $474,000 over three years.
Reda Bakeer, Professor, Civil/Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering
Robert Reimers, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
3. Living Learning Communities
Wall Funds will be used to provide bridge funding for the implementation of three living learning communities - the Urban Village, the Global Village and the River Village. This project directly supports our strategic initiative to create a distinctive undergraduate experience.
Award: $250,000 over three years.
Amy Koritz, Associate Professor, LAS English
Carol Reese, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Denise Taylor, Director, Housing and Residence Life
4. Renal and Hypertension Center of Excellence
The project proposes a center to cross-link faculty, researchers and clinicians to create synergy of clinical and research efforts and build on existing strengths in the areas of renal and hypertension research and care. This project supports our strategic initiatives to build research in the sciences and to develop distinctive strength in niches in the health sciences. Through its community outreach component, it also supports our initiatives to build engagement with local and regional communities.
Award: $50,000 planning grant to allow the investigators an opportunity to further develop their project and to consider means of broadening the scope of the project.
Lee Hamm, Professor, Nephrology, School of Medicine
Gabriel Navar, Professor and Chair, Physiology, School of Medicine
5. Neuroscience Center
This project proposes to establish the Tulane Neuroscience Center to build and expand on existing research strengths in neuroendocrinology and cognitive/sensory neuroscience. This project supports our strategic initiatives to build research in the sciences and to develop distinctive strength in niches in the health sciences. It also supports our focus on interdisciplinarity and cross-school connections.
Award: $150,000 planning grant to allow the investigators to continue to develop a focus for the center. The grant will be used in part to fund creation of an external board of expert advisors to guide the further development of the center proposal.
Richard Harlan, Professor, Structural and Cellular Biology, School of Medicine
Gary Dohanich, Professor, LAS Psychology
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