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May 2019

Volume 6, Issue 5

 

Top Story

Yiying (Richard) Fan Funded Under NIH R21 Grant

In This Issue

Top Story

 

Meet CSU's New Faculty

 

Featured Research Video

 

Research Policy News

 

CSU Scholar News

 

Inspired Creativity

 

Technology Transfer News

 

Research Events

 

Research Funding News

 

Research Funding Resources

 

Dr. Yiying (Richard) Fan, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has received a two year grant to perform data analysis for a CWRU-led study of biomarkers in Huntington’s Disease (HD). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant seeks to identify these HD biomarkers in a noninvasive way, with the hope that these insights will eventually lead to the development of tools that guide clinical diagnosis and aid drug development.

Dr. Fan has expertise in complex mathematical modeling of large datasets, metabolomics analyses, high dimensional data analyses (integration of multi-omics datasets), and pathway analyses using novel data mining/pattern recognition methodologies. He has a longstanding collaboration with physician-scientists at the Cleveland Clinic and has co-authored 16 papers.

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Meet CSU's New Faculty

Ingrid Hogge, CASAL

Dr. Ingrid Hogge is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL). She earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University and completed an internship at the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center. She has been at CSU since fall 2017. Her research aims to better understand relationships among trauma, culture, and psychological well-being. Her current research projects include studies of sexual assault against men, suicide prevention, and coping with trauma in different cultural contexts.

Dr. Hogge is active in the American Psychological Association, Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology). She has published in journals such as The Counseling Psychologist, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. She currently teaches courses in psychological assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning for counselors, and professional issues for counseling psychologists. She also enjoys providing therapy and sees clients one day per week at the CSU Counseling Center.

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Featured Research Video

Dementia Research at CSU

This month, our focus is on three CSU faculty members who are at the forefront of research on dementia and neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Linda Francis (Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology) and Drs. Robert Hurley and Katherine Judge (both of the Department of Psychology) discuss research studies that seek to understand how these diseases manifest and how they can be managed.

Click here to watch.

Research Policy News

White House Announces Formation of Committee on Research

The White House National Science and Technology Council announced the formation of a joint committee that will address obstacles to the production of research in the U.S. The joint committee will include Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and leaders of the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The committee will examine administrative burdens on research, integrity issues, inclusive and equitable settings for research, and protection of American research assets.

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CSU Scholar News

Roland Pourdavood, Teacher Education

Dr. Roland G. Pourdavood is a professor of mathematics education in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). His research includes the areas of teacher dialogue and critical reflections to facilitate teacher change and school reform. Autopoiesis and social constructivist theories, which recognize the importance of individual identity, individual autonomy, and the notion of context, inform much of his work.

Dr. Pourdavood joined CSU in 1996, and in 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Research / Lecture award for South Africa. He has published 44 articles in refereed journals and has presented over 90 conference papers. He has presented at national and international meetings while also focusing on the improvement of mathematics education regionally through regular interaction with classroom teachers and school leaders.

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Inspired Creativity

Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition


Art by CSU student
Jeremy Harper

The 48th Student Show and CSU Merit Scholar Exhibition are currently appearing at the CSU Galleries. The Student Show is a juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students that is organized by the Student Organization for Fine Arts (SOFA).

The Merit Scholar Exhibition showcases the works of CSU students majoring in Art who received merit scholarship support. Scholarship awards are based on the quality of artwork submitted for review. This year’s Merit Scholars worked in a wide variety of media, including photography, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The exhibition runs from May 3 through June 8. The Student Show is housed in the South and Center Galleries, while the Merit Scholar Exhibition can be viewed in the North Gallery. The Galleries at CSU are located at 1307 Euclid Avenue in the historic Cowell and Hubbard building at the corner of East 13th Street.

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News from the Technology Transfer Office

Invention Disclosure Pipeline

The CSU Patent Review Committee has approved the invention disclosure of Dr. Moo-Yeal Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE), titled Perfusion Well Plate for Miniature 3D Bioprinting. The innovative design improves cell imaging capabilities and supports tissue-tissue interactions within the device structure, which will lead to improvements in the investigation of complex organ-organ communications for disease modeling and predictive drug screening.

Contact Jack Kraszewski for assistance with a disclosure to begin the process of protecting your invention or intellectual property.

TeCK Fund Phase II Awarded

The TeCK Fund, a joint technology commercialization and startup fund co-managed by Cleveland State University and Kent State University, has been awarded $300,000 by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to continue its mission to accelerate commercialization of university technology and bring innovative new products to market. The funding augments a previous combined award of $800,000 that established the TeCK Fund in 2017. The TeCK Fund provides faculty pursuing applied research projects with funding to assist with commercialization activities, including prototype creation, third-party validation, and market research, which are required to successfully spin off technologies.

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Research Events

2018-2019 Multidisciplinary Research Panel Series Wraps Up

The Office of Research would like to thank all of the presenters and attendees who participated in the 2018-2019 Multidisciplinary Research Panel Series. The series highlighted a broad range of research and scholarly activities at CSU, with a goal of promoting collaboration across the University.

The Office of Research is making plans for research collaboration events for next academic year. Stay tuned for details! 

 

Additional Upcoming Research Events

NSF Funding Opportunities Information Session hosted by the CSU/CWRU IoT Collaborative
May 16, 4:00-5:00 pm at Midtown Cleveland (Parking is accessible from 5001 Prospect Ave. East)

Smoke on the Water: Five Decades of Progress Restoring Great Lakes Rivers Levin Forum
May 23, 4:00-6:00 pm in the Roberta Steinbacher Atrium (Urban Building)

4th Annual Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference
May 30-31 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Research Funding News

Upcoming NSF CAREER Award Deadlines in July 2019

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation's (NSF’s) most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Due dates for CAREER proposals in 2019 are July 17 for the BIO, CISE, and EHR directorates, July 18 for the ENG directorate, and July 19 for the GEO, MPS, and SBE directorates. Faculty who are interested in pursuing a CAREER award are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Research early in the process of developing a proposal.

NIH Seeks Input on Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The National Institute of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has launched the IdeaScale website, a public comment platform, to engage the research community-at-large for the development of a broad accomplishments list. Users can contribute their own accomplishments in behavioral and social sciences research to the list, as well as comment on other contributions, through Wednesday, July 31.

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Research Funding Resources

Funding Resources for the Summer

Summer’s arrival may mean the end of classes, but research and scholarship continue! The campus will be buzzing with students working on meaningful research projects and receiving valuable faculty mentoring as part of the Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) program. In addition, both the Soft Matter and Rehabilitation Engineering (RE@CSU) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites will again welcome students from across the country for an immersive research experience. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Don’t let your research activities go on holiday! The Office of Research provides a range of resources to help faculty secure external funding to support their work. Every week, we prepare a curated list of funding opportunities that is sent via email to faculty members on Friday. If the weekly funding list doesn’t have what you are looking for, you can utilize SPIN, a searchable database of grant opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors. SPIN is accessible from computers on campus, but requires an account for remote access (e.g., from home). If you don't have a SPIN account yet, you can follow these simple instructions to sign up.

Faculty are invited to contact Ben Ward for assistance with identifying relevant funding opportunities, finding research collaborators, and developing large, multi-disciplinary proposals.

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Please share with us important news or updates on your research, scholarly, or creative activities. Updates may be related to a paper that has been accepted for publication in a high-impact journal, a book you've just published, your work that will be exhibited at a prominent institution, or other updates you wish to share with our office. Send details to j.yard@csuohio.edu and d.j.simon@csuohio.edu.

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