Posts in Author: Amira Nickerson

July 19th, 2022

Dr. Christa McIntyre lands over $2 million from the NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre has been awarded $2,164,934 from the National Institutes of Health for her research Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre proposes behavioral experiments designed to evaluate whether vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) produces more persistent and generalized extinction memories, which would provide important preclinical evidence that VNS could …read more

July 15th, 2022

UTD Safety Team Members Receive Accolades

Two staff members of the UT Dallas Research, Campus, and Environmental Safety (UTD Safety) team have received accolades for outstanding efforts as Safety Culture Champions in Community Engagement. Ms. Renée Witherspoon, UTD’s Program Manager for Occupational Hygiene and Safety, facilitated a national peer task force to develop and deliver a “Safety Culture 101” learning module …read more

July 12th, 2022

Dr. Meghan Swanson earns $3.7 million from the NIH

Dr. Meghan Swanson has earned $3,723,932 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Caregiver Speech and Brain-Behavior Development in Infants At-Risk for ASD. The overall goal of the proposed longitudinal study is to enable and inform presymptomatic infant interventions for autism by examining the relationships between infant vocalizations, caregiver speech, and brain-behavior development in infants at high familial risk …read more

June 28th, 2022

Dr. Lev Gelb awarded over $400,000 from from the LANL

Dr. Lev Gelb has been awarded $404,342 from the Los Alamos National Laboratory for his research on Acoustic Resonance Variance with Pressure and Imperfections in Hermetically-sealed Containers. The objective of this project is to develop and provide signal processing options and machine learning options for LANL specified applications. Detailed literature searches and vendor interactions will …read more

June 21st, 2022

Dr. Phillip Anderson earns over $250,000 from NASA

Dr. Phillip Anderson has been awarded $253,380 from NASA for his research on The Response of the Ionosphere/Thermosphere System to Forcing by Atmospheric Waves. The primary purposes of the research are to specify the conditions in the ionosphere/thermosphere associated with bubble formation and quantify the relationship between traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs), that result from gravity …read more

June 7th, 2022

Dr. Julia W. P. Hsu receives $270,000 from the SRC

Dr. Julia Wan-Ping Hsu has received $270,000 from the Semiconductor Research Corporation for her research on Carbon-free Sol-gel Precursors for Metal Oxide EUV Resist. Dr. Hsu will investigate the sensitivity for solubility switching in indium-based precursors and study their mechanisms through in-situ measurements of film chemistry and decomposition products

May 31st, 2022

Dr. Kelly Jahn awarded over $360,000 from the NIH

Dr. Kelly Jahn has been awarded $368,700 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Neural Signatures of Enhanced Central Auditory Gain in Hyperacusis. Dr. Jahn proposes a training plan to develop objective, non-invasive physiological biomarkers that can quantitatively dissociate complaints of enhanced loudness perception and sound-evoked distress in individuals with hyperacusis, and which have the …read more

May 24th, 2022

Dr. Shengwang Du earns $450,000 from the AFOSR

Dr. Shengwang Du earns $450,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his work in the Entanglement Distribution among Six Remote Quantum Nodes through Cold Atomic Ensembles and Photon Polarizations. In this project, Du proposes a new approach to overcome experimental drawbacks based on cold atomic ensembles and their interaction with single-photon polarization …read more