UAH’s OVPRED awards $200,000 in internal funding

Dr. Shannon Mathis and Dr. Chang-kwon Kang

Dr. Shannon Mathis’ proposal on data-based clinical decision-making, submitted with Dr. Chang-kwon Kang, was one of five selected to receive $200,000 in internal funding through the OVPRED’s Individual Investigator Distinguished Research program.

Michael Mercier | UAH

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is pleased to announce that five proposals have been selected to receive $200,000 in internal funding through its Individual Investigator Distinguished Research (IIDR) program.

"UAH is dedicated to advancing the quality of research from its faculty, research staff, and students," says Dr. Robert Lindquist, Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development. "The IIDR program is one of several investments in our faculty and research staff."

The IIDR program has been in existence for several years and is designed to stimulate research efforts in all academic areas. Funds are awarded competitively on the basis of scholarly and/or creative merit, the potential for accomplishing the stated goals of the project, and the potential for attracting further external support.

This year’s winning proposals, which were selected by the IIDR Committee from among 38 submitted across campus, comprise the following:

  • Impact of Underwater Treadmill Training on Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Health-Related Fitness in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Nursing, Investigators: Dr. Ryan Conners, Dr. Paul Whitehead, Dr. Angela Hollingsworth, and Mr. David Kyle
  • Low-Cost Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic to Detect Chlamydia Trachomatis, College of Science, Investigator: Dr. Suranji Jayawardena
  • Data-Based Clinical Decision-Making: Using Motion Capture and Video Analysis to Define Mobility in Adults with Lower-Limb Amputation, Collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Engineering, Investigators: Dr. Shannon Mathis and Dr. Chang-kwon Kang
  • Multiscale Imaging of Lithium Batteries Using X-ray and Neutron Methods, College of Engineering, Investigator: Dr. George Nelson
  • Coronal Mass Ejections and Space Weather: Synergy of Observations and Modeling, Collaboration between the College of Science and the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, Investigators: Dr. Nikolai Pogorelov, Dr. Timothy Newman, and Dr. Mehmet Yalim

"I am particularly excited about the interdisciplinary nature of this year’s awardees," says Dr. Lindquist. “It is essential that our students are provided with the opportunities to conduct research that crosses traditional disciplines."


Contact

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
 256.824.6100

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