Grants and Awards

LMU Grant Awards from June 2019 – November 2019

The primary purpose of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects and the Office of Grant Evaluation and Statistical Support is to assist faculty and staff in obtaining funding from sources external to the university — including government agencies, foundations, corporations and other nonprofit associations — that advance their creative, scholarly and research activities.

Congratulations to the following grant award recipients:

Kathy Clemmer, School of Education, Teaching and Learning Department, was awarded $375,000 for one year from the Leonetti O’Connell Family Foundation for a project titled Mathematics Learning Collaborative

Mary Culbert
, Loyola Law School, Center for Conflict Resolution, was awarded $1,985,020 over five years from the County of Los Angeles –WDACS Dispute Resolution program, for a project titled LCCR Dispute Resolution Program – Community Service

Deepa Dabir, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Biology Department, was awarded $323,775 for three years from the National Institutes for Health, Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) for a project titled Aim32p; a novel multi-faceted protein in mitochondrial biogenesis

Cheryl Grills, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Psychology Department, was awarded $200,000 for two years from the Weingart Foundation, for a project titled Youth Organizing Initiative Evaluation

Stephen Heller, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Biology Departments, was awarded $55,000 for one year from the American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund – Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) program for a project titled Upcycling Petroleum-Derived Lactams: Development of Net C-N Insertion Reactions of Amides to Access Saturated Azacyclic Frameworks

Joseph LaBrie, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Psychology Department, was awarded $2,204,502 for five years, from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – screening and brief Alcohol Intervention in Underage and Young Adult Populations, for a project titled Revolutionizing Normative Re-Education: Delivering Enhanced PNF within a Social Media Inspired Game About College Life

Magaly Lavadenz, School of Education, Educational Leadership Department, was awarded $32,500 for one year from Stanford University for a project titled Local Control Funding Formula Research Collaborative

David Moffet, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments, was awarded $407,364 for three years from the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15) for a project titled Optimizing Peptide Inhibitors of Human IAPP Amyloidogenicity and Identifying their Effects on the Unfolded protein Response System

John Sebastian, Jade Smith, Vanessa Morales and Kat Weaver, Provost’s Office, were awarded $10,000 for one year from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVue) professional Development Awards, for a project titled Professional Development Activities: Reframing Vocational Education to Address the Needs of Today’s Era

John Sebastian, Jade Smith, Marne Campbell, Lane Bove, and Kat Weaver, Provost’s Office, were awarded $5,000 for one year from the Interfaith Youth Core – Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence Implementation Grant for a project titled LMU’s Interfaith Working Group

Brendan Smith, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, was awarded $157,075 for one year for a project titled Research Funding Agreement between Loyola Marymount University and Hyundai American Technical Center, Inc.

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