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Faculty and Staff Grants from November 2018

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Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in November 2018:

Elaine Belansky

Elaine Belansky, research associate professor at the Morgridge College of Education and director of the Center for Rural School Health & Education

  • Grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for "Working to Improve School Health (WISH II)
  • Project abstract: Ensure that high-need, rural school districts participate in the Creating Healthy Schools funding opportunity and benefit from the services offered through the Professional Development System.
  • Grant from the Colorado Department of Education for "Increasing recruitment of school mental health professionals in Southeast Colorado"
  • Project abstract: The goal is to increase the rural school mental health workforce in order to increase classroom teacher retention rates and meet the mental health needs of students.
Gary Bishop

Gary Bishop, senior research engineer in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

  • Grant from the Coordinating Research Council for "Inspection and Maintenance Evaluation Using Historical U.S. Remote Sensing Measurements"
  • Project abstract: This project will explore how the 99th percentile emissions have changed over time. Bishop will investigate if there are differences by emissions species and if they can be quantified. He will also look for differences in the shape of the emissions distribution seen during this extended period of time.
Rebecca Galemba

Rebecca Galemba, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and co-director of the Korbel Latin America Center

  • Grant from the Jobs with Justice Education Fund for "Building More Robust and Diverse Construction Trades in the Orlando Metro Area"
  • Project abstract: This project will contribute to building a more robust and diverse construction trade in the Orlando Metro Area.


Suzanne Kerns


Suzanne Kerns, research associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and executive director of the Center for Effective Interventions

  • Grant from Abt Associates, Inc. for "Establish and Maintain a Clearinghouse of Family First Prevention Services"
  • Project abstract: This project is to develop a clearinghouse in support of the Family First Act that will identify practices for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, as well as other programs centering on foster care.
Kristin Klopfenstein

Kristin Klopfenstein, director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise

  • Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for "Expanding Multisystemic Therapy to Under-Served Regions"
  • Project abstract: The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the efficacy of expanding Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) to previously underserved regions in Colorado. MST is a community-based intervention targeting youths ages 12-17 that may be involved in the juvenile justice system
Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris, research associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Work, affiliated with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection

  • Grant from Green Chimneys for "Green Chimneys Initiative Funding Proposal"
  • Project abstract: This study will rank the efficacy of the farm interventions compared to each other and to non-farm programs at Green Chimneys. The overall goal of this research is to rigorously demonstrate that the farm programs are a critical component of Green Chimneys' ability to create both immediate and long-term success for its students.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of research at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

  • Grant for "Climate Scenario Analysis Project"