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Rowan University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards

The Office of Research is pleased to announce that Dr. Yusuf Mehta, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2014 Rowan University Faculty Research Achievement Award for his “outstanding research record and national recognition in the field of Transportation Engineering.” The award, which includes a plaque and a check for $2,000, will be presented at the Celebrating Excellence Award Ceremony on April 8, 2014.

Harini Krishnan (Dept. of Molecular Biology) has been selected to receive the 2014 Rowan University Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, for her research entitled, “The Role of the Transmembrane Receptor Podoplanin (PDPN) in Tumor Cell Migration and Cancer.” The student was nominated by Gary S. Goldberg (Associate Professor of Molecular Biology). The award includes a certificate and a check for $500.

Congratulations to Dr. Mehta and Ms. Krishnan! The Office of Research thanks all the nominators for their efforts in preparing the nominations for this year. The Research Awards Committee, which evaluated all the nominations, consisted of Dr. Deb Martin (Director of the Faculty Center), Dr. Harry Mazurek (Associate Dean for Research for the Cooper Medical School), and Dr. Carl Hock (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, RowanSOM).

Rowan University Seed Funding Program

The Office of Research provides competitively awarded funding to Glassboro-campus full-time faculty investigators with the aim of supporting preliminary efforts towards establishing new and innovative research. The Seed Funding Grant Program is primarily intended to support Rowan faculty who are beginning investigators in their respective area of research or creative activity. Opportunity is closed until March 2015.

RU Internal Grant Funding Opportunity: Health Care Delivery
(Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

The Office of Research accepted proposals from teams of full-time faculty in the areas of health care education and health care delivery research. This grant funding opportunity is focused on cultivating interdisciplinary research partnerships between the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) in Stratford, the main campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden (CMSRU). These internal awards of up to $100,000 are made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Opportunity is closed.

RWJF Updates and Reports/Proposals

Seed Fund Awardees Announced

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seed Fund Awardees below. Thank you to all who responded to this opportunity.


Title Amount Investigators
Couples-Based Intervention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and their Spouses $100,000 Rachel Pruchno, Adarsh Gupta, MaryLouise Kerwin, Bethany Raiff, Thomas Dinzeo
Training Family Practice Medical Residents to use Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Improve Patient Compliance Outcomes $27,201 Leslie Spencer, Laurie DiRosa, Adarsh Gupta
Comparing Health Delivery Models for Treatment of Behavioral Disorders in Young Children Identified in Primary Care Pediatric Practice $99,242 MaryLouise Kerwin, Michelle Soreth, Jacqueline Kaari
Building a Framework for Collaboration: Enhancing Communication Skills and Interprofessionalsim Among Medical and Allied Health Students at Rowan University $100,000

Jacqueline Kaari, Osvaldo Lopez, Douglas Mann, Elyse Perweiler, Cheryl Vasan, Nagaswami Vasan, Venkateswar Venkataraman

Interprofessional Tele-Education in Dementia and Case-Based Consultation (ITED-CBC) $99,945 Anita Chopra, Elyse Perweiler, Kathryn Eclar, Christina White, Danielle DiGregorio, Nancy Alterman, Caryl Heaton, Dyanne Westerberg, Michelle Soreth, Amy Reed
Improving Children's Outcomes by Enhancing Therapist Skills and Reducing Compassion Fatigue $97,976 Esther Deblinger, Elisabeth Pollio, MaryLouise Kerwin
Improving Patient Simulator Biomechanics $70,475 Deborah Podolin, Nidhal Bouaynaya, Amanda Burden, Millicent Channell, George Scott, Thomas Merrill, Gregory Staman
Preparing the Next Generation of Health Professions Educators and Leaders $75,000 Burton Sisco, MaryBeth Walpole, Carol Thompson, Linda Boyd, Pamela Basehore, Valerie Weil, Susan Perlis


External Funding Opportunities