More Than $155K in PESCA Grants Awarded to Faculty


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: March 05, 2015

The Division of Research at Texas A&M University awarded several faculty members more than $155K in grants to fund research. The division funds the Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities (PESCA) to support significant research projects, scholarly publications, and artistic works that have the potential to lead to the awarding of external funding by agencies and endowments such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and other major federal agencies, national endowments, institutes, foundations and councils. PESCA grant awards are made in the humanities, social sciences, policy studies, arts, and other related fields.

Reading Intervention

$9,987.00 awarded for a study titled: “Development of the Read2Me Intervention Software for Improving the Reading Skills of At-Risk Learners”

Dr. Nathan H. Clemens

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

 

Computer/Video Games, Hemodynamics and ADHD

$17,953 awarded for a study titled: “Computer/Video Games, Hemodynamics, and ADHD”

Dr. Cynthia A. Riccio, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Ranjana K. Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center

 

Bio-Behavioral Research

$25,000 awarded for a study titled: “Building a Bio-Behavioral Lab for Research and Education in Human Development and Learning”

Dr. Steven Woltering, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Susan Pederson, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University

 

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

$25,000 awarded for a study titled: “Nox2 Regulation in the Diaphragm Muscle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”

Dr. John M. Lawler, Professor, Department of Health & Kinesiology

Dr. Timothy Lightfoot, Professor, Department of Health & Kinesiology

Dr. Joe N. Kornegay, Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University

Dr. Weston W. Porter, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University

 

Educational Climate in STEM

$17,700.14 awarded for a study titled: “Educational Climates and Withdrawal for Female Graduate Students in STEM: A Test of Mediators and Moderators”

Dr. Kathy Miner, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University

Dr. Jia Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

 

Bilingual Experience & Literacy

$25,000 awarded for a study titled: “The Impact of Bilingual Experience on the Literacy Development of At-Risk Readers”

Dr. Li-jen Kuo, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture

Dr. Erin M. McTigue, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture

Dr. Maria I. Moyna, Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University

 

Treating HIV Infection

$10,000 awarded for a study titled: “Treating HIV Infection in Children: Parents’ decisions to initiate, delay, refuse or discontinue drug therapy”

Dr. Patricia Goodson

Professor, Department of Health & Kinesiology

 

Measuring Medication Literacy

$24,737.00 awarded for a study titled: “Validation of a Face-to-Face Instrument to Measure Medication Literacy”

Dr. Sandra Acosta, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Charles Douglas, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Dr. Carmen D. Tekwe, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M Health Science Center