Three BCS Faculty Receive USF Neuroscience Collaborative Grant Awards

Three College of Behavioral & Community Sciences faculty members are the recipients of the 2009-2010 USF Neuroscience Collaborative Grant Awards.

Dr. Eva Kimonis, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, and Dr. Maureen Groer, College of Nursing, received the Young Investigator Collaborative Grant for the proposal Subtypes of Callous-Unemotional Traits in “Cross-Over” Youth.

Dr. Brent Small, School of Aging Studies, and Dr. Paula Bickford, Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair, received the Primary Cluster Seed Grant for the proposal Nutraceutical Effects on Delay Eyeblink Conditioning in Humans.

Dr. Bobbie Vaughn, Department of Child and Family Studies, and Dr. Ana Mieres, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, received the Collaborative Workshop/Symposium Grant for the proposal Establishing Autism Spectrum Disorder Networks.

The purpose of the USF Neuroscience Collaborative is to accelerate progress in USF neuroscience research by facilitating the creation, development and support of translational research clusters (TRCs) with the following mechanisms: collaboration, funding, and strategic planning.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) handled the highly competitive grant review process. They selected three distinguished researchers in the appropriate fields to review each of the 83 submitted grants.