College of HHD

Faculty & Research

Externally Funded Research

Each month, California State University, Northridge faculty and staff receive funding from outside organizations to support unique programs and cutting-edge research facilitated on campus. Below are a list of the individuals from the College of Health and Human Development who received awards over the 2017-18 academic year (most recent first).

(Updated monthly.  Most recent update: 08/27/2018.)


2018

HHD: The college received an ECMC Foundation grant for Improving Data and Communication to Increase Student Retention.  The grant was led by CSU Channel Islands in collaboration with CSUN, CSU Fresno and Portland State University. Associate Dean Dimitri Tamalis and Graduation Retention Specialists Miguel Hernandez and Joanne Moreno are working together on the project. Press release from funder. (Summer, 2018)

Samira Moughrabi (Nursing) was awarded the Song Brown Grant in the amount of $48,000 for 2018-2020. (Summer 2018)

Rebekah Child Laurie Gelardi (Nursing) were awarded a grant of $3,000 for their project, "Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality Simulation in Physical Assessment for BSN Students."  This grant is a collaboration between Nursing, Art, and Computer Science to create a virtual reality program used to teach nursing students how to conduct health assessments. (Summer, 2018)

(None noted by CSUN Today for June-August 2018.)

Suzanne Spear (Department of Health Sciences) received $14,029 from the University of Southern California (USC) in support of a project entitled “Measuring Sustainment in Prevention Programs and Initiatives.” (May 2018) Source: CSUN Today.

Nola Kennedy (Department of Environmental and Occupational Health) received $106,992 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Student-to-Scientist Bridge Program in Environmental Health Science (S2S Bridge).” (April, 2018) Source: CSUN Today.

Mechelle Best and Joong-Won Lee (Department of Recreation and Tourism Management) received $63,450 from the Lily Academy of Japan in support of a project entitled “Recreation Institute for the Lily Academy of Japan.” (April, 2018) Source: CSUN Today.
 
Merav Efrat (Department of Health Sciences) received $150,000 from the US Department of Agriculture in support of a project entitled “Pathways to Lactation Consulting for Human Sciences Students.” (March, 2018) Source: CSUN Today.


2017

Emily Russell (Department of Child & Adolescent Development) received $69,891 from Jumpstart, Inc. in support of a project entitled “Jumpstart- Northridge.” (December 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Annette Besnilian (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences) received $60,000 from the Northeast Valley Health Corporation in support of a project entitled “WIC-based Dietetic Internship Program.” (November 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Steven Loy (Department of Kinesiology) received $20,000 from the American Council on Exercise in continued support of a project entitled “3 WINS ACE.” (November 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Teri Todd (Department of Kinesiology) received $45,016 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in support of a project entitled “Impact of a Hand-cycling Program.” (November, 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Lawrence Chu (Health Sciences) and Edith Chen (Asian American Studies) received $437,030 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Is Assimilation Costing Asian Americans Their Health? Type 2 Diabetes in California’s Asian American Populations.” (October 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Annette Besnilian (Department of Family & Consumer Sciences) and Merav Efrat (Department of Health Sciences) received $250,000 from the US Department of Agriculture – NIFA in support of a project entitled “Pathways to Success for Hispanic Students as Registered Dietitians (“Pathways”).” (September 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Steven Loy (Department of Kinesiology) received $70,000 from the American Council on Exercise in support of a project entitled “3 WINS ACE.”  (August 2017) Source: CSUN Today.

Sloane Burke (Department of Health Sciences) received $428,158 from the US Department of Education in support of a project entitled “Charting Access for Hispanics Majoring in Needed Careers and Occupations in Healthcare (CAMINO).”  (August 2017) Source: CSUN Today.