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Marquette faculty and staff research grants from October/November 2022

Marquette University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has announced the following research grants awarded to university faculty and staff in October/November 2022.

A Digital Storytelling Intervention to Promote the Health of African American Family Caregivers

$50,000 – The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

  • Abiola Keller (PI), assistant professor, and Dr. Kristin Haglund, Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J. Endowed Chair, in the College of Nursing.
  • Abstract: This project’s objective is to promote healthy behaviors and subsequent positive health outcomes for African American caregivers. Funds from this award, will allow researchers to use a community-based participatory research technique, to adapt the digital storytelling (DST) process for African American caregivers and test the adapted DST process on caregivers’ self-efficacy, emotional acceptance, social connectedness, and engagement in a health-promoting lifestyle.

Sociocultural and Regulatory Implications of Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse

$30,000 – Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equip and Policy

  • David Strifling, director of the Water Law and Policy Initiative and adjunct professor in the Marquette Law School.
  • Abstract: Using an interdisciplinary approach centered on law, policy and technology, this project has two objectives: first, to collect and assess currently available research on water reuse and point of use technologies, as well as sociocultural and regulatory barriers to reuse; and second, to take a fresh look at Wisconsin’s water reuse regulations, policies, and informational efforts and evaluate various strategies to improve them. The work will build on several existing reports and a 2011 WEP-funded report, Graywater Assessment. The final deliverable will be a report suitable for interested members and for publication.

Generation C(OVID) Heads to College: Examining the College Transition and Experiences in Relation to Reverberations of the Pandemic

$2,428 – American College Personnel Association

  • Gabriel Velez (PI), assistant professor, and Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger, professor, each of educational policy and leadership in the College of Education; and Dr. Samuel Nemanich, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the College of Health Sciences.
  • Abstract: This project contributes to understanding how the pandemic is shaping students’ transition to college and their college-going experience. The goal is to support student affairs educators in addressing the negative impact of the pandemic on students’ transition to college, experiences while in college, sense of belonging, and health and well-being.

Statistical and process-based models of stormwater treatment basin “aging” to quantify infiltration rate sustainability and maintenance intervals

$199,128 – Minnesota Department of Transportation

  • Anthony Parolari, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering in the Opus College of Engineering.
  • Abstract: The goal of this study is to develop a reliability-based service life prediction framework for coating systems, which can lead to reliable coating performance evaluation, reduced maintenance costs, and improved safety for military and civil works infrastructure.

Innovation in resilience to trauma programming for fostering women’s post-pandemic recovery in El Salvador, Central America

$48,710 – International Development Research Centre (York University)

  • Noelle Brigden, associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Abstract: The purpose of this collaboration is to conduct a landmark study of women’s personal and collective resilience to ongoing and historical trauma as an organizing framework for post-pandemic recovery in El Salvador, and more broadly Central America.

Validity and Reliability of Mobile-based Technology to Assess Children’s Motor Skills

$19,789 – National Institutes of Health (Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real World Outcomes at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

  • Samuel Nemanich (PI), assistant professor of occupational therapy in the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, professor of computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Abstract: The goal of this project is to test the reliability and validity of a mobile health application to assess hand motor function in typically developing children and children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy in a remote environment.

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