Late last year, Liz Kiel received word that her NIH grant, “Biological Systems As Mediators Of Transactional Influences On Anxiety Risk In The Mother-Child Dyad During Infancy,” submitted with a colleague from Texas A&M, was funded. The project will study how maternal and childhood anxiety influence each other across time, using a variety of psychological and physiological markers. The entire grant provides $2.8M in funding, with more than $1M allocated to Miami, through 2025. In addition to Liz serving as the project’s Co-PI, Robin Thomas and Elise Clerkin will serve as consultants on the project, and the award will support graduate lines in the department as well. Congratulations to Liz and her team!
To increase real-world projects in the classroom as well as career exploration and student professional development, Miami’s Center for Career Exploration & Success has a restricted account designated for Career Grants available for faculty and staff on the Oxford campus.
Proposals for Spring 2021 opened on September 14, 2020, with priority being given to those that apply by October 30, 2020. For Fall 2020, CCES awarded more than $14K to faculty from 3 academic divisions to fund 5 virtual career-related projects.
Submit Date: Priority will be given to those that apply by October 30, 2020.
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Questions: Should you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big congratulations goes out to Dr. Anna Radke, who was awarded a R15 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant to support her research project entitled, “Analysis Of Subcortical Networks That Promote Aversion-Resistant Alcohol Drinking.”
Dr. Radke’s RAD Lab uses animal models to study motivational brain circuits to understand how these neural circuits function in a healthy state as well as to uncover adaptations that contribute to maladaptive behaviors such as addiction. To address these questions, they study reward-seeking and compulsive behaviors in mice.
The grant will support her research for three years (September 2020 – August 2023) and is a $378K award.
Congrats to Anna and everyone in the RAD Lab!!!
Faculty who are eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER Award may be interested in the following professional development sessions being offered on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
- 9:00am — A two-hour NSF CAREER Award seminar will be presented by Burr Zimmerman of UVG, Ltd. Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am and the seminar will begin at 9:00am. Registration is required.
- 1:00pm — A one-hour NSF CAREER Award recipient panel will feature current or past CAREER awardees Mike Brudzinski of Geology & Environmental Earth Science and Dominik Konkolewicz, Gary Lorigan, and Rick Page, all of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Discussion will be moderated by Burr Zimmerman. Registration is required.
- Afternoon — A very limited number of one-on-one consultations with Burr Zimmerman are available to eligible faculty who are planning to submit an NSF CAREER Award application in 2020. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come/first-served basis — click link below for desired appointment time: