UC Research Awards Interdisciplinary Grants
Published July 2006
Six faculty members from the College of Medicine have received $25,000 University Research Council grants under the new Interdisciplinary Grant Program, sponsored by UCís research office.
The programís goal is to encourage campuswide, interdisciplinary research projects that will result in applications to federal granting agencies.
Thirty-eight grant applications were received from 129 faculty members representing nearly every UC college, the Institute for the Study of Health and Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Research Foundation. Faculty will work with other UC researchers in the following projects:
∑ Novel Electrode for Deep Brain Stimulation: Michael Behbehani, PhD, and Raymund Pun, PhD, both of molecular and cellular physiology, with Raymund Li, ScD, of the College of Engineering.
∑ Modeling of Transduction in Olfactory Cilia: Steven Kleene, PhD, of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, with Donald French, PhD, of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
∑ Development of Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Shiga Toxin: Alison Weiss, PhD, of molecular genetics, with Suri Iyer, PhD, of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
∑ Managing Cognitive Workload and Stress in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Interfaces: James Donovan, MD, and Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD, both of surgery, with William Ball, PhD, College of Engineering, and Gerald Matthews, PhD, Michael Riley, PhD, and Joel Warm, PhD, all of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.