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Dr. Ken Leppert II, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric SciencesDr. Karen Briski Dr. Todd Murphy, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric SciencePharmacy GrantsDr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee, associate professor of biologyDr. Khalid El Sayed (left) and Dr. Girish Shah

NASA recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $62,000 to Dr. Ken Leppert II, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. This grant will go toward Leppert’s research project, “Better Understanding GPM Radiometer Measurements using Ground Based Radar,” which seeks to improve measurements of rainfall using satellites.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Louisiana Monroe professor Dr. Karen Briski a five-year $1.7 million grant that may one day lead to a life-changing treatment of Type-1 diabetes. This research project grant (R01) is the largest single grant awarded to a faculty member in the history of ULM. Briski’s research will focus on a completely novel way of protecting nerve cells from injury due to hypoglycemia by investigating how estrogen can increase energy stored in the brain.

Dr. Todd Murphy, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, recently secured three grants totaling $263,767. The grants were awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with supporting grants provided by ULM. Murphy’s funding will allow him to improve severe weather research in the southeastern region and to update ULM’s weather instrumentation, software and technology.

In 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded grants to three faculty members in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS), totaling nearly $1.2 million. The NIH grants will enable the BPS to carry out their mission to advance health care through cutting-edge research and instruction on the utilization of chemicals as medicines, chemical interactions with biological systems, and modes of delivery of therapeutic agents.

Dr. Lynn, Clark, Dr. Ava Pugh, professors of curriculum, instruction, and leadership; Dr. Anne Case Hanks, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences; and Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee, associate professor of biology, have obtained their third year of funding from The Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP), a division of the Louisiana Board of Regents for a STEM teacher professional development program, Out Standing in a TEAM.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office recently awarded the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy a patent for a new anti-cancer drug designed to control prostate cancer metastasis. The drug was developed by Dr. Khalid El Sayed (left) and Dr. Girish Shah, professors in ULM's basic pharmaceutical sciences department.

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Current OSPR e-Newsletter: September 17-21

Please familiarize yourself with our new policies  and newly revised forms

ULM F&A/Indirect Cost rate is 41%  ULM has a new F&A/Indirect Cost rate effective July 1, 2013.

ULM Fringe Benefit rates for 2018-2019 are 40% Unclassified, 40% Classified, 30% summer school, winter session, part-time, overload, 24% Overtime, and 0% student workers and GAs.

Effective January 2017, Dr. John Sutherlin has been named Authorized Institutional Representative for submission of proposals and signing authority for contracts, MOUs, agreements, and subawards/subcontracts.


External Funding Bulletins

NIH has announced that grant submissions on and after Sept. 25, 2013 must use new forms and instructions. See NIH Guide Notices NOT-OD-13-091 and NOT-OD-13-092. Forms and instructions are at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm#inst

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for Grants and Contracts
For the official publication of NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities, please follow this link

National Science Foundation (NSF) Guide to Programs
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