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May 10, 2012 | General News
UGA College of Education’s Race to the Top projects could have national implications
Two innovative programs developed in collaboration with a local school district-one improving preparation and support for new teachers and another providing professional development and support for early career principals- could serve as models for school districts across Georgia and throughout the nation, according to University of Georgia College of Education faculty members who helped create the programs.
April 17, 2012 | Research News
UGA ranks among nation’s best in moving research to the marketplace
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Georgia Technology Commercialization Office has been ranked among the best in the nation in moving research breakthroughs from the university to the marketplace.
March 30, 2012 | General News
Wood Demand Research Program donated to UGA Center for Forest Business
The University of Georgia Center for Forest Business recently received a data collection program from forest industry consulting firm Forisk Consulting. The firm donated its Wood Demand Research Program, which tracks and analyzes the consumption of raw materials by companies and manufacturers in the forest industry.
March 20, 2012 | Research News
UGA geneticists receive $1.8 million NSF CAREER Awards
Two University of Georgia genetics researchers won grants from the National Science Foundation valued at more than $1.8 million for projects that can potentially help combat birth defects and improve the understanding of how new species come into existence.
February 27, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher working to speed blood testing
The wait for some blood test results may be reduced from weeks to hours, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Georgia. Leidong Mao, an assistant professor with the UGA Faculty of Engineering, is refining a device to manipulate blood cells and other particles that shows promise in detecting and treating blood diseases. He has recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to further his work.
February 20, 2012 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million grant for Deepwater Horizon research
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye, who is the Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences, and UGA colleagues Patricia Medeiros and Christof Meile have received a $1.3 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative that will enable UGA researchers and scientists from 13 other institutions to understand more thoroughly the ecosystem impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
February 10, 2012 | Research News
Grass to gas: UGA researchers’ genome map speeds biofuel development
Researchers at the University of Georgia have taken a major step in the ongoing effort to find sources of cleaner, renewable energy by mapping the genomes of two originator cells of Miscanthus x giganteus, a large perennial grass with promise as a source of ethanol and bioenergy.
December 16, 2011 | Research News
Tropical Energy: UGA and University of Puerto Rico create algae biofuels center
Taking advantage of a marine location and tropical climate that are ideal for growing algae, researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Puerto Rico are creating a renewable energy center to grow algae-based biofuels.
December 1, 2011 | General News
UGA COE professor receives $1.23 million grant for Birth through Five teacher education
University of Georgia College of Education professor Cynthia Vail has received a $1.23 million U.S. Department of Education grant to continue and expand the Birth through Five teacher preparation program she has pioneered during the last five years.
October 13, 2011 | General News
UGA Parents Leadership Council accepting grant proposals for student life
The University of Georgia Parents Leadership Council is accepting grant proposals for the 2012-13 academic year. Grant applications are due Feb. 3, by the close of business. Grants will be accepted only from UGA schools, colleges, units, departments, divisions and recognized student organizations registered with the department of campus life.
September 26, 2011 | General News
NIH awards UGA $1.2 million for instrumentation to advance biomedical research on diseases
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia two grants totaling $1.2 million for instrumentation to advance chemical analytical capabilities of biomedical researchers across campus. The new equipment will allow researchers to accurately measure, characterize and test individual molecules, advancing researchers' understanding of human diseases, ranging from insect vectors of infectious diseases to discovery of cancer biomarkers.
September 14, 2011 | General News
UGA research team receives $500K NIH grant to develop interactive learning tools
A team of University of Georgia researchers has been awarded a $500,000 small business grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop interactive educational software aimed at teaching high school students how the five senses work in the context of the brain and how neurons work.
August 8, 2011 | Honors & Awards
Roman receives NIH MERIT award
Paul Roman, a University of Georgia scholar in the field of substance abuse treatment, has received a MERIT award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, to extend his research on adoption of innovations in private alcohol and drug treatment centers.
August 8, 2011 | General News
UGA researchers study threats to white sturgeon
University of Georgia researchers are working to understand why the nation's largest freshwater fish, the white sturgeon, is struggling in northern California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, an environmentally endangered area suffering from declining fish populations and pollution.
July 22, 2011 | General News
College of Veterinary Medicine to receive grant to study interventional vaccine for Rabies Virus
Dr. Zhen Fang Fu, a rabies researcher in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, will collaborate with Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College and several other institutions to test a curative vaccine for Rabies Virus, or RV, that could be administered late in the disease process. Fu’s work will be funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.