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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $3.7 million in Federal Research Grants to Kent State

September 6, 2018
Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation to be awarded to Kent State University.

“Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education. It’s important we continue to invest in research to further push the boundaries of science and discovery. Our nation benefits greatly when our academic institutions, researchers, and students are given the resources to pursue these innovative projects,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “This is why I continue to support and advocate for these types of federal research grants. These are well-deserved and only further highlight Kent State’s outstanding academic record.”

“I cannot overstate how pleased we are that our faculty have been so successful in winning such substantial federal funding awards during these highly competitive times,” said Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Kent State’s vice president for research and sponsored programs. “Not only do these grants show impressive progress toward the university’s goal of increasing its national profile in research and innovation, but the range of projects really highlights the diversity of Kent State’s research strengths.”

Kent State University has received the following six federal grant awards through HHS:

  • Multimodal probes for imaging neuroendocrine circuits and the neurovasculature received $73,394
  • Emotion Processing Deficits and Risk for Impairment in Child Injury Victims received $459,129
  • Regulation of sperm metabolism and fertility by calcineurin and GSK3 received $75,000
  • Sex differences in the developing oxytocin system received $450,000
  • Specific Recognition of G-quadruplexes received $344,481
  • Defining the in vivo role of Huwe1 in p53 regulation received $75,000

Kent State University has received the following six federal grant awards through the National Science Foundation:

  • CAREER: Manganese biogeochemistry and impacts on carbon storage in plant-soil systems received $487,222
  • Collaborative Research: Connecting local stormwater decision-making to environmental outcomes received $236,633
  • EAGER: Managing our expectations: quantifying and characterizing misleading trajectories in ecological processes received $175,624
  • CAREER: Dense Phases in Neutron Stars received $425,000
  • Tail-Free Discotic Liquid Crystals received $499,282
  • How do cytosolic proteins interact with lipid droplets? A bio-physical chemical approach to an unresolved biological problem received $423,000 
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