Montana State University

Awards made in 2009

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 2009

Benesh, Carol, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "4-H Center for Youth Development," $30,000 and "Montana OMK Grant", $90,000.

Camper, Anne, Microbiology, University of New England, "Development of Risk Assessment Methodology for Crow Reservation," $153,786.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences, Parks Canada, "Assessment and Cultivation of the Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Crucial to Limber and Whitebark Pine," $120,000.

Earl, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, University of Montana, "ARRA: VOEIS Education," $99,996.

Goeres, Darla, Center for Biofilm Engineering, US Environmental Protection Agency, "Antimicrobial Test Methodology Research: Statistical Support on Experimental Data Analysis," $1,184,605.

Hedges, Jodi, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE - Development Project 1 - Hedges," $400,780.

Jacobs, Gwen, NSF EPSCoR, University of Montana, "ARRA: Cyberinfrastructure for Virtual Observatory and Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS)," $1,268,438.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Health and Human Services, "Pathways Into Health, 2009," $3,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance 2009-2010," $9,500.

Meissner, Natascha, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project 3 Meissner," $534,375.

Mowen, Teresa, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "Online Course for Real Estate Agents," $5,222.

Shelby, Nancy Jane, WWAMI Medical Education Program, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, "ARRA: ITHS translational research," $94,482.

Shelby, Nancy Jane, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, "Medical School Counseling," $7,581.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, "COBRE Project 1 Voyich," $801,565.

Recent Grants - November 2009

Gleason, Rebecca, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "Safe Routes to School," $127,128.

Hancock, Elizabeth, Health & Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, 1) "CDA and National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Scholarships," $11,775; 2) "Early Care and Education Career Development," $452,692; 3) "ARRA: Pre-School Curriculum Development," $5,750; and 4) "ARRA: Early Learning Guidelines Curriculum Development," $11,555.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Resource Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Arsenic and Radionuclides: Small Water System Treatment Experiences," $250,000.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "Mission America Montana PBS Pilot," $6,000.

Stanley, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, Engineering Information Foundation, "An Experiment in Integrating an Engineering Communications Toolkit into the Industrial Engineering Curriculum," $14,819.

Swanson, Elisabeth, Science Math Resource Center, Montana Learning Center, "Science and Inquiry Learning in Classrooms Year Two," $81,702.

Young, Sara, Dean of Letters and Science, Harvard University, "ARRA: Montana Networking Research Resources Across America," $274,345.

Recent Grants - October 2009

Baehr, Ninia, Health & Human Development, University of California - Los Angeles, "Lift Off Video," $9,750.

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, Office of Public Instruction, "2009 Team Nutrition Training Grant," $266,301.

Broderick, Joan, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Institutes of Health, "ARRA: Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Biological Radical Generation," $335,598.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Department of Agriculture, "CAP Small Grains Survey," $5,000.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Susceptibility of Montana cereal crops to Wheat streak mosaic virus and stem rust fungicide trials" and "Wheat Pest Calendar," $20,000 and $4,000, respectively.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Assessment of pesticide use and barriers to IPM implementation by landscape professionals in Montana," $50,000.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, "Development of New Antibacterial Dendrimers," $64,200.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Institutes of Health, "ARRA: Using Dendrimers to Design Multivalent Therapeutic Agents," $41,860.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, National Park Service, "Summary of What is Known About Fungi in Yellowstone National Park," $3,525.

Eckhoff, Joyce, Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Early generation durum selection and germplasm improvement" and "Evaluation of various materials and practices contributing toward economic crop production under flexible, continuous and other cropping systems in Montana," $10,000 and $18,000, respectively.

Holkup, Patricia, Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "ARRA INBRE Supplemental Holkup," $225,503.

Huang, Li, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Genetic mapping of the new rust resistance genes," $7,500.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Health & Human Services, "PIH Office on Women's Health, Region VIII," $3,000.

Kinion, Elizabeth, Nursing Departments, National Institutes of Health, "ARRA INBRE Supplemental Kinion," $311,083.

Mason, Heather, Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, University of Idaho, "Canola Research - Pacitivic NW (FY 2009), $24,076.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences & Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheat," $33,000.

Rink, Elizabeth, Health & Human Development, Office of Population Affairs, "Family Planning Service Delivery," $205,500.

Stanley, Laura, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "Medic's Work Environment During Rural Emergency Response," $58,465.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, "MSU Campus Corps Program" and "Campus Corps Stipended Program Supplement," $56,412 and $1,720, respectively.

Recent Grants - September 2009

Christopher, Suzanne, Dean of Education, Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, "ARRA Consortium for Community Based Research in Native American Health," $600,000.

Des Jardins, Angela, NASA EPSCoR, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "CAN-Sofie: Regenerative SOFC Dev for Aerospace Tech," $750,000.

Eidswick, Jaime, Western Transportation Institute, Alaska Department of Transportation, "AWRA & Alaska DOT & PF Training: Building Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation, $9,500.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Microbial Biocontrol Symposium: State of the Science and Enhancing Regulatory Communication," $10,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, "Invasive Plant Management", $78,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition Project Coordination," $100,000.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Coordinated Weed Free Border Protection IV," $110,000.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "New Analytical Methods Using Ordered Categorical Data Models with Temporal Autocorrelation for Dive Depth Data from Time-Depth Recorders in Marine Mammals," $24,900.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, National Park Service, "Analysis of Bison Disease, Demographic, Habitat Use, & Migration Data: Part II," $5,000.

Jackson, Frances, Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, "ARRA IRES: U.S. China Collaboration on Dinosaur Eggs and Education," $141,002.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Montana Basic AHEC," $1,338,836.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Program, $427,729.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecommunication Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "NASA in the Northwest," $200,000.

Richards, Abigail, Chemical & Biological Engineering, National Science Foundation, "ARRA BRIGE Self-Assembling Siderophore Vesicles," $175,000.

Smith-Klaphake, Jessi, Psychology, National Institute of Health, "Barriers to Breastfeeding: How sexual objectification and stigma consciousness influence breastfeeding across the socioeconomic spectrum," $40,437.

Recent Grants - August 2009

Christopher, Suzanne, Dean of Education, Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, "Consortium for Community Based Research in Native American Health," $1,327,162.

Copie, Valerie, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Science Foundation, "ARRA Characterization of a Regulatory Pathway Controlling Cereal Leaf Senescence," $114,326.

Debra Earl, Montana Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "Watershed Education for Real Estate Agents: An Online Program," $19,333.

George, Lynn, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of Montana, "Tracing the Lineage of Heterogeneous Pain and Temperature Receptors in the Avian Dorsal Root Ganglion," $14,000.

Gleason, Rebecca, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "Bike Sharing Programs on Federal Lands, $80,000.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, "Hardy CAMS Project Year 2," $285,000.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, "Integrated analysis, modeling, and synthesis of the impacts of blister rust and mountain pine beetle mortality to whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," $20,000.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, "Reassessing methods to distinguish unique female grizzly bears with cubs-of-the-year in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," $23,216.

Irvine, Kathryn, Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, "Investigating Graphical Models for Predicting Wetland Vegetation: Bayesian Belief Networks and Bayesian Graphical Models," $36,417.

Kaiser, Donna, Health & Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reservation," $326,145.

Kaiser, Donna, Health & Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Non-Reservation," $458,617.

Kociolek, Angela, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "National Scan of Best Practices for Road Dust Control and Soil Stabilization," $60,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, University of Montana, "A Possible Role of the Glycerol Transporting Function of Aquaporin-3b in Neural Development in Xenopus laevis Embryos," $13,900.

Nielsen-Preiss, Sheila, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Fungal Response to Simulated Microgravity," $279,000.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "Nature in Our Own Back Yard," $10,000.

Recent Grants - July 2009

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, USDA CSREES, "Creation of Online Urban IPM Resources for the High Plains and Intermountain Region," $58,355.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Institute of Health, "Diversity Supplement for Using Dendrimers to Design Multivalent Therapeutic Agents," $14,998.

Hansen, Mary, Library, Institute of Museum and Library Services, "Tribal College Librarians Institute," $251,695.

Holkup, Patricia, Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner," $240,600.

Kociolek, Angela, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Departmen tof Transportation, "Burrowing Mammal Impacts on Paved Highways," $26,591.

Kuntz, Sandra, Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Methylmercury Risk, Awareness, and Exposure: Fort Peck Tribal Community and Academic Partnership," $336,470.

Rink, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Planned Parenthood, "Planned Parenthood of Montana Male Services Research Project," $7,136.10.

Tanner, Rene, Library, US Department of Agriculture, "Digitizing and Preserving Extension Service Documents for Open Access," $4,000.

Recent Grants - June 2009

Boles, Jane, Animal & Range Sciences, Utah State University, "Infrastructure Support for Small Livestock Processing Facilities," $46,796.

Copie, Valerie, Chemistry & Biochemistry, National Science Foundation, "ARRA: Structural Studies of Crenaracheal Viruses - Copie," $150,169.

Earl, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "NPS Riparian/Wetland Buffer Education Program," $52,000.

Foreman, Christine, Center for Biofilm Engineering, National Science Foundation, "Dissolved Organic Matter in the Cotton Glacier," $314,610.

Hardy, Michele, Vet Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "ARRA: A Quantitative Proteomics Approach to Understand Viral Immune Evasion Strategies," $388,638.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, National Science Foundation, "Biodiversity and Infectious Disease Risk," $316,889.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Montana Academy of Sciences, "The Role of Zic1 and Aquaporin-3b in Neural Tube Closure," $500.

Miettinen-Granger, Heini, Microbiology, National Institutes of Health, "Role of formyl peptide receptor variants in mucosal innate immune defense," $391,875.

Monahan, Susanne, Sociology & Anthropology, MSU-INBRE, "Hospitals as Health Care Delivery Systems and Health Disparities," $39,055.

Palmer, Betsy, Education, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, "Education and Support Experiences of People with IBD (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) in Montana: Perceptions from Rural Montana," $2,500.

Paul, Lynn, Health & Human Development, USDA CSREES, "Family Influences to Prevent Childhood Obesity: An Integrated Research and Outreach Program for Parents of Montana 4-H Youths," $1,496,920.

Raph, Susan, Nursing Departments, University of Montana, "Montana Campus Compact Campus Corps," $1,113.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, The S.M. Stoller Corporation, "Survey, Monitoring & Prediction of Occurrence and Spread of Native and Non-Native Species at Idaho National Laboratories," $244,769.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "BluePrint America," $8,000.

Vinogradov, Aleksandra, Mechanical Engineering, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Electroactive Polymer Actuators for Lunar Exploration," $30,000.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, MSU-INBRE, "MRSA on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation," $56,470.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Summarize Light Requirements for Germination and Establishment of Subalpine Species Used in Restoration Efforts and Determine Efficacy of Established Restoration Protocols," $5,875.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Assessment of Integrated Pest Management Tools & Techniques for Managing Invasive Plants," $23,300.

Recent Grants - May 2009

Benesh, Carol, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "4-H Army Youth Development Project," $50,000.

Benesh, Carol, Extension Service 4-H, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Montana Sustainable Communities Project (CYFAR)," $560,000.

Black, Laura, College of Business, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Leadership Award-Black," $10,557.32.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Science Foundation, "REU Site: Mountains and Minds: A Program in Chemical Biology," $284,700.

Davis, Lisa, Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Leadershp Award-Davis," $11,291.70.

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "2009 Summer Transportation Institute - MSU," $33,825.

Gauss, Katherine, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "COBRE Project 2 - Gauss Year 2," $171,000.

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, National Institute of Health, "COBRE Project 4 - Halonen Year 2," $184,642.95.

Hansen, Mary, Library, National Agricultural Library, "Empowering Communities: Enhancing the Dissemination of IT Skills to Tribal Colleges," $10,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, "Biological Control Education and Outreach Programs," $29,600.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Camelina Evaluation for Soil Amendment," $70,000.

Smith-Klaphake, Jessi, Psychology, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Leadership Award - Smith-Klaphake, $7,842.21.

Young, Linda, Political Science, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Leadership Award - Young," $5,801.50.

Recent Grants - April 2009

Akin, Michele, Western Transportation Institute, Cargill Inc. Nutrena Feed, "Lab Investigation of Prewet Solic Deicing Salts," $20,936.

Brewer, Tracy, ES Agents, Utah State University, "Does Timing of Defoliation Affect Spotted Knapweed Seed Viability and Germination?," $19,220

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, National Institute of Health, "COBRE Project 4 - Halonen," $73,541.98.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Weed Awareness Internete Site Update," $8,000, and National Forest Foundation, "What's In Your World?," $12,500.

Keith, Barbara, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Understanding Invasion Dynamics - A Case Study for Dalmatian Toadflax," $18,571.

Mangold, Jane, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Implementing EDRR in Montana Using Invaders Database System," $39,688 and "Cheatgrass Ecology and Integrated Management," $19,100.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecom Center, National Space Grant Consortium, "Using Robotics in an Inquiry Based Educational Course to Learn about Unmanned Exploration of the Moon," $28,320.

Rushing, Sara, Political Science, Humanities Montana, "A Cross-Cultural Conversation: Aristotle, Confucius and Virtue Ethics," $4,000.

Zauha, Janelle, Library, Humanities Montana, "An Evening with Greg Pape," $576.

Recent Grants - March 2009

Carrithers, Suzanna, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Monitoring Water Quality and Quantity at Bighorn Canyon NRA: Seeps, Springs and River and Stream Locations," $23,862.

Dougher, Tracy, Plant Sciences, Montana Native Plant Society, "Backyard Conservation: Evaluation of Montana Native Perennials for Water Savings and Pollinator Attraction," $1000.

Herbeck, Mary Joyce, Education, Office of Commissioner of Higher Education, "Assessing Writing to Improve Proficiency for College," $29,953.67.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Hoops Water Trails," $11,500.

Hyman, Linda, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, "Medical School Counseling," $8,100.

Meissner, Natascha, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "Immune Response to Pneumocystis and Bone Marrow Failure," $1,781,250.

Swanson, Elisabeth, Science Math Resource Center, Salish Kootenai College, "Big Sky Science Partnership - Supplemental Funds," $190,196.

Recent Grants - February 2009

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "Montana OMK Grant," $90,000.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Institutes of Health, "DRG Progenitor: Role of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Cues," $1,558,595.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Institutes of Health, "The Role of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase in Motor Neuron Survival," $124,688.

Marshall, Lucy, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Inland Northwest Regional Alliance, "Cyberinfrastructure for the ICEWATER Network," $51,000.

Seifert, Christin E, KUSM State Base Fund, WETA, "Before There Were Parks," $7,500.

Mangold, Jane M, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "$17,826.

Zidack, Nina K, Extension Service Administration, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Lab Upgrades for Seed Potato Certification," $30,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Direct Target Genes of Zic1 in Research and Education," $765,677.

Stanley, Laura M, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "UTC Purchasing Support for Acquisition of Engineering Research Equipment," $24,186.

Recent Grants - January 2009

Carrithers, Suzanna, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Water Center, "Volunteer Monitoring Support for Montana Watercourse," $16,629.

Earl, Debra S, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Dept of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, "Aquatic Education for Montana," $6,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth J, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of California-Davis, "Invasive Plant Inventory and Survey Methods for Land Managers: A Web Seminar Series," $36,950.

Gauss, Katherine A, Vet Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "COBRE Project 2 - Gauss", $70,131.38.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance Grant," $9,500.