GRANTS and HONORS: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

April 12, 2012 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects are listed here.

City College has been awarded $2,625,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the “NOAA CREST Center,” under the direction of Reza M. Khanbilvardi. Louise Hainline and Micha Tomkiewicz of Brooklyn College have received $600,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “New, GK-12 Brooklyn College — CITY AS A LAB.” At Hunter College, “An Education Program for Minority Social Workers,” directed by Ana Paulino, has received a $554,774 grant from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. John Graham of Medgar Evers College has been awarded $106,275 from Florida A&M University for a “Study Abroad Perspective in South Africa.”

The New York City Department of Homeless Services has awarded $871,009 in grant funding to Debra Hairston-Parker of John Jay College for “Peace Officer Training Classes/Programs.” Paul Arcario of LaGuardia Community College has received a $571,036 grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Title V) for “Project Rise: Re-Invigorating Second-Year Education.” Marzie Jafari of Lehman College has received two grants totaling $381,685 from Sung Shin University, located in South Korea, and HealthPro Nursing Solutions, for “RN to BSN Korea” and “RN Completion Program Korea.” The New York State Education Department has awarded Medgar Evers College $178,948 for the “Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program,” directed by Edward J. Catapane.

Queensborough Community College has received $1,697,962 from the U.S. Department of Labor for “CUNY Career Path,” under the direction of Denise Ward. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center (MassCEC) has awarded Richard Veit of the College of Staten Island $330,000 for “Field Surveys for Offshore Wind.” Monica Dean of Baruch College has received $125,000 from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) for “Consulting Services for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Support Competition.” Constantin Cranganu of Brooklyn College has received $106,597 from the Department of Energy for a research project entitled “Carbon Dioxide Sealing Capacity: Textural or Compositional Controls.” Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research/DOE has awarded $100,000 to Lynn Francesconi of Hunter College for an “Integrated Manhattan Project for Excellence in Radiochemistry.”

Ruth Stark, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and acting dean of science at City College, has received a 2012 Sloan Public Service Award, which includes a $10,000 prize, for her contributions in bringing together talented scientists from complementary fields, for her excellence in mentoring and for being a role model to a generation of young women and men from diverse backgrounds. The Graduate School and University Center has been awarded $2,654,264 in grant support from the New York City Human Resources Administration Office of Child Support Enforcement for “The CUNY School of Professional Studies to document procedures and develop learning programs,” under the direction of John Mogulescu, senior University dean for academic affairs and dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Spiro Alexandratos of Hunter College has received a $363,716 grant from Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC/United States Department of Energy for research concerning “Recovery of Uranium from Seawater: Preparation & Development of Polymer-Supported Extractants.”

Kingsborough Community College has received $1,151,463 from the New York State Education Department for “Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education,” directed by Lawrence Pero. Michael Pappas of the College of Staten Island has received $259,277 in grant support from the U.S. Department of Education for “Project Discovery Builds a School Pyramid for College Success (GEAR UP).” Richard Jones of Medgar Evers College has received $100,000 from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation for “The Petrie Foundation Emergency Fund.”

Hostos Community College has received two grants, totaling nearly $2,900,000, from the Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Education Department for a “Health Profession Opportunity Grant to Serve TANF Recipients: Allied Health Career Pipeline,” and a “Vocational Education Program,” both directed by Carlos Molina. The National Institutes of Health — Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded a $512,756 grant to Cathy Widom of John Jay College for “Continuation of a Longitudinal Study.” The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $170,779 to Heather Brown of Kingsborough Community College for “Expanding Ages Served and Hours Open at Kingsborough CC’s Child Development Center.”

Samuel Farrell and John Chiarkas of LaGuardia Community College have received $1,020,000 from the New York City Department of Probation for a “Young Adults Justice Program.” The New York State Environment Facilities Corporation has awarded Arthur Perkins of Queensborough Community College $1,000,000 for the “Queensborough Community College Stormwater Management Permeable Pavement Project.” Baruch College has been awarded $109,222 from the U.S. Department of Education for the “North American Student Mobility Program,” directed by David Birdsell.

LaGuardia Community College has received $2,535,319 from the Goldman Sachs Foundation for the “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative,” directed by Jane E. Schulman. The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant totaling $649,962 to Eric Delson of Lehman College for a research project entitled “IGERT — Integrative Evolutionary Primatology.” Ivonne Barreras of New York City College of Technology has received two grants from the New York State Department of Education, totaling $358,734 for a “Teacher Leadership Quality Partnership Program,” and the “Vatea III-Career Pathways-Tech Prep” project.

“Fostering African-American Student Talent,” a project directed by Panayiotis Meleties of York College, has received $2,400,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. City College has received $593,434 from the New York State Education Department for the “Liberty Partnerships Program,” directed by Yuri A. Job. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Jennifer Adams of Brooklyn College $202,466 for the “Brooklyn College Teacher Academy Noyce Scholars.” The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene awarded $271,618 to Irene Chung of Hunter College for “Training in Intensive Case Management.”

Sandra M. Watson of LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $1,499,925 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration (ETA) for “TAACCT (The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training).” The “Global Scholars Program” at Hostos Community College has received grant support totaling more than $908,000 from Columbia University, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense-Office of Naval Research, under the direction of Esther Rodriguez-Chardavoyne. “Enhancing Fathers’ Ability to Support their Preschool Child,” a project directed by Anil Chacko of Queens College, has received a $236,525 grant from the Centers for Disease Control.

Hunter College has received a grant totaling $1,616,311 from HHS/Administration for Children and Families for a “National Resource Center for Permanency & Family Connections: A Service of U.S. HHS/ACF Children’s Bureau,” directed by Gerald Mallon. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $186,911 to Lorraine Mondesir and Charlene Kohler-Britton of Brooklyn College for “Strengthening Access and Academic Success of Brooklyn College Low-Income Student Parents through the Provision on Child Care Fee Subsidies and Parent Support.”

Barreras

Jones

Chung

Tomkiewicz

Adams

Farrell

Ward

Arcario

Kohler-Britton

Catapane

Mondesir

Widom

Birdsell

Chacko