Grants Report: May 1 - May 31, 2009

Title: CVHN Oral Health Survey of Community Health Clinics
Agency: Central Valley Health Network
Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $15,750
Purpose: To conduct oral health survey of community health clinics.
School: Health and Human Services/CVHN

Title: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA
Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $126,982
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to disadvantaged nursing students.
School: Health and Human Services/Center for Excellence in Nursing

Title: Improving Health Care Access
Agency: Kaiser Permanente
Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $28,056
Purpose: To improve access and utilization of primary and preventive care services for undocumented Latinos and mixed-status families.
School: Health and Human Services/CVHPI

Title: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement
Agency: Tensor-SUMMA
Project director: Maria Nolgin
Amount of Award: $6,000
Purpose: To promote and appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics in middle and high schools.
School: Science and Mathematics/Mathematics

Title: Response of Swamp Timothy (Crypsis Schoenoides) to Modified Hydrology
Agency: California Department of Water Resources
Project director: David Zoldoske/Florence Cassel
Amount of Award: $25,760
Purpose: To collect information to determine if wetland drainage management can be coordinated with the assimilative capacity of the San Joaquin River without  impacting the overall health of the wetland ecosystem.
School: CAST/California Water Institute

Title: Song-Brown RN Education Special Program (Yr 1 of 2)
Agency: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $64,597
Purpose: To implement an Intensive Nurse Faculty Preparation Program for the San Joaquin Valley.
School: Health and Human Services/Center for Excellence in Nursing

Title: Song-Brown RN Education Capitation
Agency: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $120,000
Purpose: To provide Nursing education to student under the Registered Nurse Education Program.
School: Health and Human Services/Center for Excellence in Nursing

Title: Wateright (Yr 1 of 3)
Agency: California Department of Water Resources
Project director: Shawn Ashkan
Amount of Award: $19,300
Purpose: To maintain and upgrade the Wateright website to keep and improve its functionality.
School: CAST/Center for Irrigation Technology
Title: Efficient Irrigation System and Management Education (Yr 1 of 3)
Agency: California Department of Water Resources
Project director: David Zoldoske
Amount of Award: $36,533
Purpose: To develop and conduct a public outreach and education program on growers on methods to increase water use efficiency when using drip/micro and mechanical move irrigation systems.
School: CAST/Center for Irrigation Technology

Title: Teaching American History
Agency: Fresno County Office of Education
Project director: Melissa Jordine
Amount of Award: $29,789
Purpose: To offer programs and support the development of teachers from the Fresno County Office of Education.
School: Social Sciences/History Project

Title: NIST-SURF
Agency: NIST
Project director: Alam Hasson
Amount of Award: $7,815
Purpose: Student support for summer research fellowship at NIST.
School: Science and Mathematics/Chemistry

Title: Noyce II Supplement
Agency: National Science Foundation
Project director: David Andrews
Amount of Award: $39,997
Purpose: Program for the recruitment of mathematics and science teachers.
School: Science and Mathematics/Biology

Title: The Effect of the Neodymium Substitution on the Properties of PrOs4Sb¹²
Agency: Research Corporation
Project director: Pei-Chun Ho
Amount of Award: $45,000
Purpose: For the investigation of the normal and superconducting state properties in the pseudo ternary system Pr¹xNdx Os4Sb¹².
School: Science and Mathematics/Physics

Title: Research Support to ARS- Amd 2
Agency: USDA
Project director: Ganesan Srinivasan
Amount of Award: $47,975
Purpose: Support for ARS research programs.
School: CAST/Ag Operations

Title: Quantification of Microbial Rot in Wine Grapes
Agency: American Vineyard Foundation
Project director: R. Thronton/S. Rodriguez/R. Wample/E. Person
Amount of Award: $79,720
Purpose: Determine the qualitative and quantitative production of volatile organic compounds of the five primary grape rot microorganisms.
School: CAST/Viticulture and Enology
Title: Influence of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and S. Bayanus Yeast Strains
Agency: American Vineyard Foundation
Project director: R. Thronton/S. Rodriguez
Amount of Award: $25,000
Purpose: Examine the influence of wine yeast strains S. cerevisiae and S. bayanus on color development in wines made from red grapes in small scale fermentations.
School: CAST/Viticulture and Enology