Montana State University
Awards made in 2003

Below find a comprehensive, chronological list of grants and awards for women faculty and students (Name, MSU Department, Agency name, Title of grant, Amount). For stories and more information see Award News.

Recent Grants – December 2003

Blodgett, Sue, Scott Cash and Duane Griffith, Entomology, Utah State University Western SARE, "Factors Effecting Alfalfa Stand Longevity in MT," $139,397.

Graumlich, Lisa, Linda Simonsen, and Robin Hompesch, Big Sky Institute, US EPA, “WEBS,” $41,765.

Weinert, Clarann, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, "Caring for Native American Elders: Phase III,"$53,544.

Seifert, Christian, KUSM, WNET, “EBC WNET NTTI 2003-04,” $10,000.

Recent Grants – November 2003

Weedon, Seldon and Pamela Forster, MSU Fire Services Training School, MT Disaster and Emergency Services, “HazMat/WMT Levels of Training,” $75,205.

Tobias, Ron and Graziano, Tracy, Media and Theatre Arts, “Video and Genetic Comparison of Eastern and Western Coyotes,” $2,000.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, USDA, “Antiviral Signaling Mechanisms,” pre-award.

Jacobs, Gwen, Center for Computational Biology, MT Network for Biomedical Research Opportunities, “CB&N, BRIN Administrative Supplement,” $70,750.

Jelinski, Jane, Local Government Center, National Science Foundation, “E-Government in Rural Communities,” $20,000.

Knight, Jim, Linda Keddington, and Carolyn Johnson, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA CSREES % University of Tennessee, “After Wildfire,” $13,670.

Miles, Mary, Health and Human Development, MSU – BRIN, “Downregulation of inflammation,” $25,000.

Paul, Lynn, Health & Human Development/Extension Nutrition, USDA FSIS, “Tribal College Food Outreach Project,” $35,000.

Paul, Lynn, Health and Human Development, USDA, “Native American HACCP Training and Related Outreach Projects,” $30,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, Water Resource Center, U.S. Geological Survey, “WRRI Internship,” pre-award.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, University of Iowa, “Caring for Native American Elders: Phase III,” $53,544.

Recent Grants – October 2003

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, MT Office of Public Instruction, “Team Nutrition VII Grant (03-05),” $177,315.

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, MT Office of Public Instruction, “Food for the Mind K-3 Nutrition Bookbag Project,” $12,000.

Boles, Jane, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA CSREES, “Institute for Biobased Products and Food Science,” $97,600 pre-award.

Callan, Nancy, AES WARC, USDA CSREES, “Institute for Biobased Products and Food…,” $10,000 pre-award.

Chafey, Kathleen, Nursing, Indian Health Service, “Caring for Our Own,” $300,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, USDA CSREES, “Gluten-free and High-value cereal products,” $12,000 pre-award.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse, MT Dept. Fish, Wildlife & Parks, “Artificial Ponds,” $4,750.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse, MT Dept. Fish, Wildlife & Parks, “WET/WILD Workshops,” $32,000.

Weedon, Seldon and Forster, Pamela, Fire Services Training School, Dept. of Homeland Security/FEMA, “USFA/NFA Training Courses and Programs Grant,” $28,000.

Helmuth, Jaime, Western Transportation Institute, Western Transportation Institute, “UTC Education – Year 6,” $487,622.

Jacobs, Gwen, Center for Computational Biology, NIH, “BRIN Western Region Internet,” $9,888,170.

Knight, James and Carolyn Johnson, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA CSREES, “Wolf Expansion and Depredation in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming-Landowner Education,” $25,000.

Rupp, Gretchen and Ford, Timothy, Montana Water Center, EPA, “International Colloquium: Water and Health,” $178,830.

Zale, Al and Eileen Ryce, Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, “Bacterial Coldwater Disease – Wild Fish Habitate Initiative, Phase II,” $32,631 pre-award.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM, Public Broadcasting Service, “PBS.org Companion Web Site to Ken Burns,” pre-award.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, MSU-Area Health Education Center, “Outcome Evaluation-MT Faith Health,” $33,773 (pre-award).

Recent Grants – September 2003

Boldry, Jennifer, Psychology, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Adapting and Evaluating On-line Materials for Undergraduate Statistics Using LON-CAPA Technology,” $47,125.

Blodgett, Sue, Entomology, US EPA, “Evaluating reduced risk pesticides,” $40,000.

Strobel, Gary, John Shier and Laura Boyd, Plant Sciences, National Science Foundation, “Jewels of the Jungle,” $70,137.

Bowman, Janice, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA, “Feed Barley for Rangeland Cattle,” $773,624.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, National Science Foundation, “Towards Sustainable Materials for Drinking Water Infrastructure” $145,003.

Capalbo, Susan, VP for Research, U.S. Dept of Energy, “Carbon Sequestration Partnership,” $1,198,279.

Dennee, Phyllis, Health and Human Development, MT Dept of Public Health & Human Services, “Food Stamp Program,” $567,037.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environ Sciences, MT Dept of Agriculture, “Partner to Implement Campaign,” $15,000.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, National Park Service, “Examination of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Infection Risk Whirling Disease,” $33,839.

Pittendrigh, Adele, Letters & Science, NIH, “BRIN Year 3," $1,999,993.

Pittendrigh, Adele and David Cherry, College of Letters and Science, NSF, “New Core Curriculum and Scientific Literacy,” $23,760.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, Billings Area Indian Health Service, “Wastewater Lagoons: Interactive Training Module,” $70,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, Water Resource Center, US EPA, “Small Drinking Water ’04,” $447,075.

Tanner, Kathryn, Office of Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, “MSU Campus Compact Project,” $22,101 pre-award.

Tanner, Kathryn, Office of Community Involvement, University of Montana, “Montana Campus Corps FY04,” $22,099.

Warford, Billie and Elizabeth Handock, Health & Human Development (Early Childhood Project), Dept of Public Health & Human Services (Early Childhood), “Accreditation and Assessment Scholarships,” $243,600 and $40,000.

White, Michelle, MT Water Resource Center, US Fish & Wildlife Service, “Phase II Wild Fish Habitat,” $496,750.

Recent Grants – August 2003

Bailey, Sandra, Health & Human Development, Brookdale Foundation, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Study,” $6,000.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, US Dept of Defense, "Health Implications of Biofilms in Drinking Water," $926,000.

Carson, Jodi, Civil Engineering, Montana Dept of Transportation, "Before-After Crash Analysis: A Primer for Using the Empirical Bayes Method," $9886.

Filipovich, Karen, and Pete Schade, Watercourse/Project WET, US Environmental Protection Agency, “Enhancing Watershed Capacity and Communication in Montana,” $30,000.

Babbitt, Randall, and Kristian Merkel, Spectrum Lab, Scientific Materials Corporation, “Range Doppler Signal Processing Using Spatial Spectral Materials,” $75,031.

Priscu, John, and Jill Mikucki, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, NASA, “NASA Graduate Student Research Program GSRP,” $24,000.

Peterson, Mary, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Cultural Trust, “Operational Support,” pre-award.

Quisenberry, Sharron, College of Agriculture, USDA, “Institute for Biobased Products and Food Products,” $557,232.

Recent Grants – July 2003

Branam, Vonna, Nursing, HRSA/BHPR, “Enhancing Rural Health with Clinical Nurse Specialists”, $368,903.

Eckhoff, Joyce, Eastern Agric Research Center, MT Wheat and Barley Committee, “Early generation durum selection and germplasm improvement”, $10,000.

Filipovich, Karen, MT Watercourse, MT Dept of Environmental Quality, “Montana Water Education and Monitoring”, $138,069.

Filipovich, Karen, MT Watercourse, MT Bureau of Reclamation, “Water Education Activities – Workshops, Watershed Tours, and Water Education Publications”, $9,935.

Filipovich, Karen, MT Watercourse, MT Dept of Environmental Quality, “Enhancing Stewardship for Montana’s Wetlands”, $58,847.

Hensleigh, Pat, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, MT Wheat and Barley Committee, “Developing and Releasing Improved Barley Varieties for Montana Producers”, $60,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Partner to Implement Campaign,” $21,000.

Kerans, Billie and Richards, David, Ecology, US Fish and Wildlife Service, “New Zealand Mudsnail Web Page and Coordination,” $17,457.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, MT Wheat and Barley Committee, “Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheats,” $25,000.

Jacobsen, Jeffrey, and Stahly, Tisha, College of Agriculture, MT Wheat and Barley Committee, “Ag Appreciation Weekend 2003,” $1,000.

White, Michelle, Montana Water Center, Montana Dept of Environmental Quality, “Community Planning within the Upper Gallatin Watershed”, $10,000.

Jacobsen, Barry, and Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, USDA, “Field Testing Bacillus mycoides isolate Bac J for Control of Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugarbeet”, $25,000.

Recent Grants – June 2003

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, “Mike Boyce Internship”, $14,344; and “Molly Ryan Internship”, $4,712.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry & Biochemistry, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, “Protein Structure and Interactions Facility”, $250,000.

Corn, Janelle, Western Ag Res Center, Center for Invasive Plant Management, “Impacts of Cyphocleonus achates in Natural Systems”, $5,000.

Hansen, Katherine, Earth Sciences, USDA, USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station (Msla), “Whitebark Pine Climate Analysis”, $6,957.

Kerans, Billie and Koel, T. M., Ecology, National Partnership on Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries (% MUS Water Center), “Development and testing of risk assessment tools for Myxobolus cerebralis infection of native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park”, $46,510.

Jelinski, Jane, Local Government Center, Public Entity Risk Institute, “Montana Mayors’ Orientation and Risk Reduction Workshop”, $39,700.

Maxwell, Bruce, and Rew, Lisa, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, US Forest Service, “Monitoring yellow toadflax metapopulations to predict invasion”, $10,000.

Miles, Mary, Health & Human Development, BRIN, “Downregulation of inflammation: Are individuals at risk for CHD less capable of turning off the inflammatory process?”, $25,000.

Rew, Lisa, Maxwell, Bruce, and Weaver, Tad, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Center for Invasive Plant Management, “Determining non-native indigenous plant propagule pressure with distance from roads,” $5,000.

Rew, Lisa and Maxwell, Bruce, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Center for Invasive Plant Management, “Review of the effect of wildfire on the occurrence and expansion of non-indigenous species distribution in natural areas”, $59,876.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, U.S. Geological Survey, “Assistance to Water Resources Research Institute”, $84,234.

Trinity-Stevens, Annette, VP Research, MT Space Grant Consortium, “MSU Research Highlights for Public TV", $9,030.

Zulkowski, Karen, Nursing, Yale University (Bristol Myers Squibb Fndn), “Program for the Advancement of Chronic Wound Care”, $64,279.

Recent Grants - May 2003

Bailey, Sandra, Health and Human Development, Kappa Omicron Nu, "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Study," $3,000.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Dept of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, “Justin Paugh Internship”, $1,972.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Dept of Commerce, “Thomas Fox Internship”, $5,140; “Mike Williams Internship”, $6,336; and “Nicholas Gredyk Internship”, $6,336.

Campbell, Christina, Health & Human Development, BRIN, “The postprandial effect of soy consumption on biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes”, $10,000.

Gauss, Katherine, Veterinary Molecular Biology, MNBRO Mini-Grant Program (MSU), “Regulation of p67phox, a component of the NADPH oxidase complex”, $10,000.

Henson, Joan, Microbiology, Army Research Office, “Equipment for Plant-fingal Mutualis”, $147,636.

Henson, Joan, Microbiology, Sam Noble Foundation, “Molecular & Biochemical Analysis of Plant Fungi”, $20,500.

Henson, Joan and Stout, Richard, Microbiology, DOD, “Equipment for Plant-fungal Mutualism Research”, $147,636.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, “2004 Weed Calendar”, $11,500; and “Weed Education Placemat”, $6,494.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, USGS, “Competitive interactions between the invasive Potamopyrgus antipoarum and baetid mayflies: temporal variation and community-level consequences”, PreAward ($11,194).

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuro, NIH, “DRG progenitor cells: extrinsic and intrinsic cues”, $1,344,250.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, National Science Foundation, “Impurity locations and mechanisms of charge compensation in stoichiometric lithium niobate and lithium tantalite crystals,” $226,580.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, MSU NIH-BRIN, “The Role of opl in Formation of the Midbrain/Hindbrain Boundary, $10,000.

Pilgerim, Alice, Sands, David, and Markin, George, Plant Science & Plant Pathology, Montana Dept. of Agriculture, “Directed selection of endemic rust pathogens for biocontrol of weeds in MT”, $20,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Whirling Disease Initiative”, $700,000.

Seymour, Joseph and Codd, Sarah, Chemical Engineering, DOE EMSP (via INEEL), “Resolving the Impact of Biological Processes on DNAPL Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxation Time Measurements”, $25,856.

Stanley, Lisa, Math, DEPSCoR FY03, “Sensitivity Analysis for the Optimal Design and Control of Advanced Guidance Systems, $152,466.

Stoodley, Paul and Vinogradov, Aleksandra, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Phillips Oral Health Care, “Rheology of Dental Plaque Biofilms, $39,162.

Young, Sara, AIRO, National Science Foundation, “Nomination of Sara L. Young for PAESMEM”, $10,000.

Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Dept of Agriculture, “Consortium on Biocontrol of Weeds with Plant Pathogens”, $35,000.

Weedon, Seldon and Forster, Pamela, Fire Services Training School, Montana Dept of Transportation, “Highway Crash Safety & Rescue Training Program”, $82,800.

Recent Grants - April 2003

Blodgett, Sue, Entomology, MSU Extension Service, "Implementation of SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Montana," $10,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce and Bergman, Jerald, Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Joint Sidney Sugars, Inc/MonDak, "Sugarbeet Production Research," $17,261.


Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, U.S. Geological Survey, "Assistance to Water Resources Research Institutes," $84,234.

Recent Grants - March 2003

Ballard, Lisa, WTI, MT Transportation Partnership, "Real Systems Choice Change Grant," $83,244.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, "John Swenson Internship," $5,402.

Bielinska-Kwapisz, Agnieszka and Young, Douglas, Ag Econ & Econ, National Research Council, "Alcohol Policy - The U.S. and Poland," $16,000.

Camper, Anne, Costerton, Bill, and Cunningham, Al, Center for Biofilm Engineering, DOD Earmark, "Health Implications of Biofilms in Drinking Water Systems", $855,490.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse, NRIS, "GIS Training for Montana Watersheds," $8,977.

Helmuth, Jaime and Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, National Science Foundation, "REU Site", $54,200.

Merrick, Beth and Peterson, Mary, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission, "Relive the Lewis & Clark Adventure," $12,500.

Tobias, Ronald and Single, Sara, Media & Theatre Arts-MFA in Filmmaking, subcontract to NSF IGERT, "The Battle Against Biofilms," $23,144.

Recent Grants - February 2003

Babbitt, Randall, and Merkel, Kris, Physics, MT Bd Res & Comm, "Spatial Spectral Coherent Holographic," $149,420.

Ballard, Lisa, Western Transportation Institute, MT Dept of Transportation, "511 Traveler Information Telephone Number Support Assistance Program," $30,706.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, NSF, "REU Site: Mountains and Minds," $63,625.

Costerton, Bill, Stewart, Phil, and Hall-Stoodley, Luanne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, "Biofilm Imaging Equipment Acquisition," $629,500.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, Univ of Calif, Davis, "Managing National Parks in the Context of Changing Human Populations and Economies," $91,861.

Hansen, Kathy, Earth Sciences, NSF, "Temporal Changes," $86,354.

Hardy, Amanda, Western Transportation Institute, MT Dept. of Transportation, "Bozeman Pass Wildlife", $53,424.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, MSU Water Center, "Relating Myxobiolus Cerebralis Infection in Native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and Tubifex," $57,068.

Lassacher, Suzanne, Western Transportation Institute, Federal Highway, "Bozeman Transportation Research, Applications, and Instrumentation Laboratory," $300,000.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, NSF, "Neuronal Differentiation in the CNS vs PNS", $151,270.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, U of Montana, "Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience," $30,550.

Mickelson, Suzanne, Plant Sciences, American Malting Barley Association, "Winter increase of MT970116, a potential malt barley variety," $2,640.

Mickelson, Suzanne, Plant Sciences, MSU-LRES, "Barley Varieties Development for Coalbed Methane," $35,465.

O'Neill, Kevin, Blodgett, Sue, and O'Neill, Ruth, Entomology, MT Dept of Agric, "Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee Mortality Factors," $7,000.

Quisenberry, Sharron, College of Agriculture, subcontract to South Dakota State Univ., "Four-State Ruminant Consortium," $5,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality, "Web Access to TMDL/Water Quality Restoration Plans," $30,000.

Tsuruta, Sachiko, Physics, NASA, "Temporal and Spectral Studies of the Central Compact Source of Cassioppia A," $29,933.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, MT Faith-Health Demonstration Project, "Outcomes Evaluation," $45,000.

Young, Sara, American Indian Research Opportunities, Complex Biological Systems, "Howard Hughes Medical Institute AIRO Program," $89,450.

Recent Grants - January 2003

Butterfield, Pat, Nursing, NIH (as part of COBRE from UM), "Household Environmental Risk Reduction in Rural Children," $138,864.

Blodgett, Sue and O'Neill, Ruth, Entomology, USDA-CSREES-WRIPM, "Lygus natural enemies and a trap crop method as components of alfalfa seed IPM", $39,900.

Camper, Anne and Cunningham, Al, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Subcontract to MSU from MSE (funded by DARPA-Phase II SBIR), $65,000.

Capalbo, Susan, VP for Research, USDA/ARS/AFM, "Agricultural Research Leadership for the 21st Century", $10,000.