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2013 - 2014 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Attitudes Towards Islam in Undergraduate Freshmen - Pre and Post Taking Modern Belief Class, 2013

Amount: $1,500
Sr. Mary Ann Zimmerman, N.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Shamshad Ahmed, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Psychology & Counseling


Characterization of the SUN-domain Protein Mps3 and its Role as a Regulator of Chromatin Dynamics Through Interactions with Chromatin Associated Proteins, 2013

Amount: $2,000
Lisa Antoniacci, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Science


Effects of Inattentional Blindness and Inattentional Insensitivity on Situation Awareness and Performance and Applicable Training Approaches, 2013

Amount: $2,000
Andrew R. Dattel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology & Counseling


HIV Risk Perceptions of Male Clients of Female Sex Workers and Their Motivations to Engage in Paid Sex: A Pilot Study, 2013

Amount: $2,500
Sunny Sinha, Ph.D., MSW, Assistant Professor, Social Work


Intentional Communication in Music Therapy Sessions with and without Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems, 2013

Amount: $3,000
Anita Gadberry, Ph.D., MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Music Therapy


Investigating Krüpple-like Factor, klf-2 Gene Regulation of Fat Metabolism in Caenorhabditis Elegans, 2013

Amount: $2,000
Christopher W. Brey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science


Ocean Acidification and Stem Cells, 2013

Amount: $2,000
Robin P. Ertl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science


Students Helping Peers with Unwanted Sexual Experiences, 2013

Amount: $2,000
Karen Rich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work


The ART of Conversation: Using a Seminar-Studio Workshop to Improve Live Satisfaction Among Community-and Assisted- Living-Dwelling Elders, 2013

Amount: $3,000
B. Lynn Hutchings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work
Barbara Parker-Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Visual Arts


2012 - 2013 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Biochemical Toxicology and Evolution, 2012

Amount: $1,000
Robin P. Ertl, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Science


Characterization of elements regulating the expression of klf-3 in Ceanorhabditis elegans, 2012

Amount: $ 2,560
Christopher Brey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science


Evangelical Protestant Missionaries and Congolese Protestants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1965-1990, 2012

Amount: $4,088
Jeremy Rich, Ph.D., Associate Professor (NEW FACULTY) Social Science


Examining Spriituality and Motivation among Individuals in Substance Abuse, 2012

Amount: $ 6,000
Daniel Freedman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (NEW FACULTY) Social Work and Administrative Studies


Functional Assays in Cell Biology to test for Telomere Clustering, Telomere Anchoring, DNA Damage and Sister Chromatid Cohesion, 2012

Amount: $ 5,695
Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science


Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake through Visual Cooking Demonstrations and Nutrition Education, 2012

Amount: $ 6,000
JoAnne Christaldi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Diana C. Cuy Castellanos, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics


Resilience and Support Among People with Major Mental Illness: Magnolia Clubhouse Culture and Recovery, 2012

Amount: $2,500
Kimiko Tanaka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work and Administrative Studies


The Effect of Universal Design for Learning on the Achievement of At-Risk Preschoolers, 2012

Amount: $ 4,560
Michelle Gonzales, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education
Christine Fryer, Instructor, Education


The Facilitation of Social Networks in Freshman Housing, 2012

Amount: $ 1,000
Joseph Cabrera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Science


What Elements Should Be Considered When Designing Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Material for New Media, 2012

Amount: $ 6,000
Wanda Reyes Valazquez, Ph.D., Director of Ad/PR Program, Communication Arts,
Jessica Bachman, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Ahmed A. Gomaa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Business


2011 - 2012 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Elements Regulating Expression of the C.elegan Transcription Factor klf-3, 2011

Amount: $4,560
Christopher W. Brey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Science


Enhancing the Early Childhood Environment at the Friendship House through Professional Development, 2011

Amount: $8,000
Michelle R. Gonzales, Ph.D., Education
Christine L. Fryer, M.S., Instructor, Education
Patricia S. Arter, Ph. D., Director Special Education


Improving Academic Test Scores and Reducing Obesity in Young Adults through a Program of Physical Activity, 2011

Amount: $7,000
Nelson Neal, Ed.D., Health and Physical Education


Interdisciplinary Service Delivery Model, 2011

Amount: $9,935
Sr. Angela Kim, I.H.M., Assistant Professor, Social Work
Steven C. Burke, Ph.D., Full Professor, Social Work
Diane Haleem, Ph.D., R.N., Chair & Associate Professor, Nursing and Public Administration
Karen Arscott, D.O., Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Lee Harrison, Ph.D., Full Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics


Maternal Responsiveness to a Single-Voice Voice Output Communication Aid in toy Play with Young Children Whose Verbal Development is At-Risk, 2011

Amount: $6,000
Kara Medeiros. Ph.D., Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders


Nutrition Needs Assessment Using the PRECEDE – PROCEED Model of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Hispanic Population, 2011

Amount: $8,995
Diana K. Cuy Castellanos, M.S., R.D., Nutrition and Dietetics


Resilience and Support Among People with Major Mental Illness: Magnolia Clubhouse Culture and Recovery, 2011

Amount: $ 9,000
Kimiko Tanaka, Ph.D. Social Work


The Development of Mindfulness Self-Compassion and Empathy in Social Work Students, 2011

Amount: $8,151
Kielty Turner, Ph.D., Social Work
Sr. Angela Kim, I.H.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work
B. Lynn Hutchings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work
Christine Kessen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social Work


The Facilitation of Social Networks in Campus Housing, 2011

Amount: $5,670
Joseph F. Cabrera, Ph.D., M.U.P., Social Science


Understanding Homeschooling Outcomes, 2011

Amount: $8,151
Kerri Tobin, M.S.W., Education


Using Design to Intergrate Solar Panels into Architecture, 2011

Amount: $8,000
Joseph Gluba, Assistant Professor, Architecture


2010 - 2011 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Characterization of the Nuclear Envelope Protein Mps3 in Several Nuclear Processes Through its Interaction with Nuclear Proteins Cdc5, Htz1, and Ctf18, 2010

Amount: $5,000
Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biotechnology


Drug-induced Neurogenesis and Alteration of Reward in Crayfish, 2010

Amount: $5,000
Thomas I. Nathaniel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Science


GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program, 2010

Amount: $3,550
Rosemary Caolo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Social Work


Reducing Risk of Running Injuries Through Examination of the Relationship Between Muscular Activation Patterns and Impact Forces During Running and Therapeutic Exercise, 2010

Amount: $10,000
James Smoliga, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Health & Physical Education


Regulation of Fat Metabolism by Transcription Factor KLF-3 in Caenorhabditis Elegans, 2010

Amount: $8,950
Christopher Brey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biotechnology


Socialization to the Professoriate: A Qualitative Exploration of the Role of Collaborative Research and Teaching Experiences in Preparing Doctoral Students for Faculty Careers in Education and Engineering, 2010

Amount: $7,500
Tonya Saddler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Education


Testing the effectiveness of Online Homework Submission in Lower Level Mathematics Courses, 2010

Amount: $6,000
Chaogui Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Mathematics
Thomas Kent, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Mathematics


The Effects of Conceptual and Procedural Training on Advanced Aviation Flight Maneuvers and Situation Awareness, 2010

Amount: $8,000
Andrew R. Dattel, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology


The Holocaust: Preserving Memories and Forging Community Collaborative Ties, 2010

Amount: $4,000
Michael Mirabito, Ph.D. Professor Communication Arts


Word and Sentence Intelligibility of Various Spanish Speech Synthesis Voices, 2010

Amount: $7,000
Bruce A. Wisenburn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Communication Sciences & Disorders


2009 - 2010 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Characterization of the Link Between the Nuclear Envelop Component Mps3 and the Replication Factor Ctf18 in Telomere Positioning and Sister Chromatid Cohesion, 2009

Amount: $2,000
Lisa Antoniacci, PhD, Associate Professor Biotechnology


Creating Safe Spaces: A Multidimensional Approach to Recognition and Intervention for PTSD in Older Women Survivors of IPV, 2009

Amount: $3,000
Marie L. McCormick, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor Social Work


Linguistic and Emotional Factors Related to Lexical-Gustatory and Grapheme-Color Synaesthesia, 2009

Amount: $3,000
Vijayachandra Angalli Ramachandra, Assistant Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders


Overcoming the Barriers to the Effective Care of Patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 2009

Amount: $3,097
Vincent J. Monastra, PhD, Assistant Professor Psychology and Counseling


Pilot Studies & Social Work Research, 2009

Amount: $3,000
Dawn Hall Apgar, PhD, Assistant Professor Social Work


Preaching the Lay Vocation: Participatory Action Research for Understanding and Change, 2009

Amount: $2,498
Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer, ND, PhD, Assistant Professor Religious Studies


Regarding the Pain of Others: Christian Social Ethics and Viewing Photographs of Suffering Human Beings, 2009

Amount: $1,500
Laurie Cassidy, PhD, Associate Professor Religious Studies


2008 - 2009 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Assessment of Creative Expression, Calligraphy and Contemplative Handwriting as Effective Manipulations of the Attention Components of Mindfulness, 2008

Amount: 1,500
C. Estelle Campenni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Psychology & Counseling


Conseling and Supervision Process and Outcome: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a University-Based Training Clinic, 2008

Amount: $3,500
Janet L. Muse-Burke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Psychology & Counseling


Conversation MapsTM and Diabetes Education – Taking it to the Next Level, 2008

Amount: $2,000
Karen E. Arscott, D.O., Director Physician Assistant Program


Extending Universal Design for Learning Dow to the Preschool Population: Impact on Literacy, 2008

Amount: $3,500
Victoria Wilcox, M.A., Instructor Special Education
Patricia Arter, Ed.D., Associate Professor Special Education
Kathleen O. Ruthkosky, Ph.D., Associate Professor Early Childhood Education
Christing L. Simmrell-Fryer, Instructor Education


Inter-session Reliability and Precision of Multiple Electromyographic Parameters in Muscles of the Legs, Torso, and Arms During Running. – A Pilot Study, 2008

Amount: $2,000
James Smoliga, DMV, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Health & Physical Education


Protein Synthesis in Mammalian Organelles: Effects of Factors on Cell Fate, 2008

Amount: $1,772
Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D., Associate Professor Science


Regarding the Pain of Others: Christian Social Ethics and Viewing Photographs of Suffering Human Beings, 2008

Amount: $3,000
Laurie Cassidy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Religious Studies


Religious Orientation and Marital Satisfaction, 2008

Amount: $1,700
Packiaraj Arumugham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Social Work


Research, Design and Testing of a New Art therapy Based Phenomenological Research Tool: Measuring the Efficacy of Health Care Education with patients Using the Diabetes Conversation MapTM, 2008

Amount: $1,500
Stephanie Wise, M.A., Clinical Assistant Professor Art


The Effect of Prophylactic Bracing on EMG Activity of the supporting Musculature of the Ankle; A Pilot Study, 2008

Amount: $2,000
Martin A. Donahue, Ph.D., ATC Department of Health and Physical Education


Visual Change Detection, 2008

Amount: $3,620
Ed Crawley, Ph.D., Associate Professor Psychology & Counseling


2007 - 2008 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Kinematic analysis of running on Varied Surfaces: A Pilot Study, 2007

Amount: $3,900
James Smoliga, DVM, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology Physical Health & Education


Processing Emotional Prosody by Individuals with Right Hemisphere Damage: The Role of Autonomic-Cortical Pathways, 2007

Amount: $4,000
Vijayac Angallia Ramachandra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders


The Effects of Environmental Sounds and Familiar Music on Neuro functioning of Dementia Patients, 2007

Amount: $4,000
David Ramsey, D.A., Assistant Professor Music therapy


2006 - 2007 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Determination of Exhaled Breath Condensate 3-Nitrotyrosine by Reverse Phase Liquid chromatography with 4-Fluro-7-Nitrobenzofuran Derivization, 2006

Amount: $3,000
Kenneth Rundell, Ph.D., Director Human Physiology Lab


Sacred Rituals, 2006

Amount: $3,100
Douglas B. Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Professor Communication Arts


Universal Design for Learning: The Impact of Video iPods on Student Achievement, 2006

Amount: $2,300
Patricia S. Arter, Ph.D., Associate Professor Special Education


Y-STR Analysis: The Diversity of the Marywood University Male Population, 2006

Amount: $3,500
Michael Kiel, Ph.D., Associate Professor Science


2005 - 2006 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Process and Prediction: The Interaction of Breast Cancer Cells to Tamoxifen, 2005

Amount: $5,000
Deborah Hokien, Ph.D. Associate Professor Science


2004 - 2005 Research Initiation Fund Awards

Gerontological Social Work – Narrative, 2004

Amount: $1,000
Doris Chechotka-McQuade, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Social Work


Studies on the Mechanisms of Cellular Protein Synthesis – Ribosom Recycling in Eukaryotic Cells, 2004

Amount: $1,000
Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Science


The Development of a Quantitative, Spectroscopic Method to Determine the Response of Breast Cancer Cells to Carbonyl-Labeled Tamoxifen, 2004

Amount: $1,000
Deborah Hokien, Ph.D., Associate Professor Science


 


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