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July 2017 Sponsored Program Activity


Please join me in commending UTC faculty and staff who have received awards or submitted proposals for sponsored programs in July, 2017. If you have any questions about award activity, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can also view this on the ORSP blog.

Best regards,



The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,027,676 in external grant and contract awards for July 2017:

Mr. John Freeze and Mr. Jeffrey Grant (Continuing Education) have received $32,620 from the UT Institute of Public Service for the project entitled, “Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA).”

Mr. Craig Hamilton (Campus Law Enforcement), Ms. Stephanie Rowland (Office of the Chancellor), Ms. Sara Peters (Women’s Center), and Dr. Helen Eigenberg (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have received $60,000 from the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs for the project entitled, “Making our Campus Safer (MOCS).”

Dr. Linda Hill (Nursing) has received $18,267 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project entitled, “Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant.”

Dr. David Levine (Physical Therapy) has received $2,978 from the Goodhew for the project entitled, “Effectiveness of Sockwell Compression Socks: A White Paper on Vascular Effects.”

Dr. Deborah McAllister (School of Education) has received $1,900 from the for the project entitled, “GLOBE Aerosols for Elementary Pre-service Teachers.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik and Ms. Michele Mummert (Southeast Center for Education) have received $8,000 from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the project entitled, “Arts Learning Lab.”

Dr. Christine Smith and Ms. Robyn Tobias (Nursing) have requested and received $190,394 from the Erlanger Health System for the project entitled, “RN to BSN Gateway Program.”

Drs. Christine Smith, Joanie Jackson, and Jenny Holcombe (Nursing) have received $689,017 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project entitled, “FNP CANDL: Clinical-Academic Network for Developing Leaders.”

Good Luck!

The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals with the potential to generate over $1,151,172 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Engineering Electrical) has requested $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Maximizing Performance and Reliability of Advanced Electronics Technologies through Stochastic Modeling.”

Dr. Nikolasa Tejero (Music) has requested $2,500 from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the project entitled, “Celebrating African American History Month Through Music and Literature: An Interdisciplinary Concert.”

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $40,480 from Old Dominion University for the project entitled, “Mathematical modeling of cholera dynamics.”

Dr. Gary Wilkerson (Health & Human Performance) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Preliminary Proposal: Optimization of Neuromechanical Responsiveness.”

Drs. Gary Wilkerson, Marisa Colston, Carrie Baker, and Shellie Acocello (Health & Human Performance) have requested $417,798 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “A New Paradigm for Sport Injury Prevention and Reduction of Risk for Disability.”

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