NIH Awards Marcelo Tolmasky $1,292,610

Tolmasky head shotThe National Institutes of Health has awarded $1,292,610 to Marcelo Tolmasky for his  LA Basin CSU MHRT Program.

The program offers opportunities for training in diverse aspects of health disparities at different locations to students across the U.S. Among the program’s objectives are to: increase the numbers of people belonging to groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research that pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields; and contribute to the reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S.

The program comprises a consortium of seven CSU campuses in the region — Fullerton (lead campus), Dominguez Hills, Northridge, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona and San Marcos — plus Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

ORSP to provide resources for grant writers

Large-scale, institution-level proposals have begun dominating the focus of colleges, investigators, and staff alike. In order to be competitive for this type of funding, foster interdisciplinary research and better align with CSUF’s strategic plan, ORSP will provide resources for grant writers towards applicable projects.

May and June 2019 Notices of Awards and Supplements

CSUF received notification of 14 new awards or fully negotiated contracts for an estimated grant/contract total of almost $8.5 million in May and June.


JeeLoo Liu Named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Liu headshotNicknamed “the brainy awards,” the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program provides up to $200,000 to support an academic leave for recipients to focus on their studies. Professor of philosophy JeeLoo Liu’s proposal, "Confucian Robotic Ethics," falls into the category of Technical and Cultural Creativity — Potential and Perils, one of this year’s four topic areas. 



Gi-Trejo headshot The Social Science Research Center, led by Laura Gil-Trejo, has been contracted by Santa Rosa Junior College for $1,064,933  to collect data as part of its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Employment Outcome Survey (CTEOS) — a statewide study that assesses the employment outcomes of students who participated in CTE training coursework at California Community College



CSUF student researchers received first- and second-place awardsfor their work in biology, mechanical engineering and psychology at the 33rd annual CSU Student Research Competition hosted on campus. Organized by Student Creative Activities and Research Faculty Fellows Nathalie Carrick and Terri Patchen, the two-day event attracted 275 undergraduate and graduate students from 22 campuses.