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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding for UM Research

According to the website ScienceWorksForUS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, also known as the stimulus) provided some $21 billion for scientific research and development, the purchase of scientific equipment, and science-related construction. To date The University of Mississippi has received a total of $19,728,672 in ARRA funding for research (projects listed below). An additional $190,152 in ARRA financial aid funding (scholarships and Pell grants) has also been awarded to UM.

Emanuele Berti, Physics
National Science Foundation, $150,000
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Binaries: Modeling, Astrophysics and Strong-field Tests
James Cizdziel, Chemistry and Biochemistry
National Science Foundation, $494,094
MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for the Mid-South Region
Thomas Clancy, National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law
US Department of Justice, $500,000
Education and Resources for Judges on Technology-Assisted Crimes Against Children
Stephen Cutler, Medicinal Chemistry
National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources, $584,617
Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience (NCRR Administrative Supplement)
Norm Easterbrook, Director, Ford Center for the Performing Arts
South Arts, $7,500
Urban Bush Women
Robert Forster, Small Business Development Center
Subaward of The Montgomery Institute/Mississippi Department of Employment Security/ US Department of Labor, $28,000
Mississippi Entrepreneur Training Program
Alan Gross, Psychology
Subaward of the Oxford Public School District/US Department of Education, $29,346
Clinical Psychology Training Program
Carolyn Higdon, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mississippi Department of Health, $184,476
Early Intervention Quality Assurance and Improvement – Center of Excellence
Ikhlas Khan, National Center for Natural Products Research
Subaward of the University of Kentucky/National Institutes of Health, $385,095
Advancing Drug Development in Medicinal Plants using Transcriptomics and Metabolomics
Daniell Mattern, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Subaward of the University of Alabama/National Science Foundation, $66,791
Optimally Designed Unimolecular Rectifiers
Brice Noonan, Biology
National Science Foundation, $178,333
Collaborative Research: Ants of the Southwest Indian Ocean and East Africa (ASWEA): Assessing Phylogenetic Diversity and Biogeographic Linkage Across the Mozambique Channel
Breese Quinn/Lucien Cremaldi, Physics and Astronomy
US Department of Energy, $20,000
Experimental Study of Heavy Flavor and Electroweak Physics
Leigh Ann Ross, Pharmacy Practice
Delta Health Alliance/US Department of Health and Human Services, $500,000
Better Living Utilizing Electronic Systems (BLUES) in the Mississippi Delta
Laurie Smith, Barksdale Reading Institute
Subaward of the Mississippi Center for Education Innovation/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $37,749
Mississippi Building Blocks + Allies for Quality Care
Donald Summers/Lucien Cremaldi, Physics and Astronomy
National Science Foundation, $1,631,937
MRI-R2: Development of RF System Control and Power Distribution for the International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE)
Gregory Tschumper, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Subaward of Mississippi State University/National Science Foundation, $256,591
Broadening Workstation Connectivity to Enhance Research Productivity and Student Preparation in Computational Sciences
Jim Vaughan, Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME)
Mississippi Development Authority, $529,395
Solar Panel Array for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence
Larry Walker, National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR)
National Institutes of Health, $13,915,445
Phase II Construction of NCNPR Research Wing
Kristine Willett, Pharmacology
National Institutes of Health, $86,219
Roles of CYP1 and 19 in Fundulus Steroids and PAH Metabolism (Administrative Supplement)
Jordan Zjawiony, Pharmacognosy
National Institutes of Health, Year 1 - $71,584, Year 2 - $71,500
Chemistry and Pharmacology of Newly Emerging Psychoactive Plants

For more information about ARRA funding for research across the nation, visit the ScienceWorksForUS website, an initiative of the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and The Science Coalition.