Gifts & Grants

Ali Mortazavi to share $10 million in NIH funding for critical genome mapping

The National Institutes of Health is expanding its effort to create a fundamental genomics resource for scientific use in studying human health and disease. And through its Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Project, UCI assistant professor of developmental & cell biology Ali Mortazavi will share $10 million in grant funding over four years with the California Institute of Technology […]

$2.2 million from state will help speed UCI research to commercial market

Applied Innovation to administer funds via Bridging Innovation Gaps Initiative

Mathematician Qing Nie awarded foundation grant to study cancer drug resistance

UCI mathematics professor Qing Nie and his collaborators have been awarded $455,000 to study cancer drug resistance by the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health & Policy and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Along with an interdisciplinary team of experimental cancer biologists, engineers and mathematicians, Nie hopes to identify novel and more effective treatments for patients with breast […]

Stellar UCI nursing program becomes a school

Expanded facilities and faculty will address urgent state and national shortages

UCI economist receives grant to study impact of health incentive programs on food consumption

Matthew Harding, UCI associate professor of economics, has received a $78,400 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to determine the impact of health incentive programs on food stamp recipients in Michigan. In collaboration with researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, Harding is using the power of big data and deep learning […]

Grant supports UCI bridge program to fill shortage of K-12 math and science teachers

With a $230,000 grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, UCI faculty, led by Richard Arum, dean of the School of Education, have embarked on a project to address the shortage of K-12 math and science teachers. They’re developing a bridge program that will enable community college students to transfer to UCI’s nationally recognized […]

Award will fund research on privacy decisions by users of connected household devices

Alfred Kobsa, UCI professor of informatics, is part of an international team that recently received $882,000 from the National Science Foundation and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The award will fund research to improve users’ privacy decisions within the “Internet of Things,” which is the network connectivity among household items that enable them to collect […]

Six junior faculty awarded Hellman Fellowships

Six UCI assistant professors have been awarded Hellman Fellowships, created to help promising junior faculty realize their full scientific and academic potential. Forty Hellman Fellowships have been bestowed at UCI since 2013, when the campus program was established with a gift of $1.25 million from the Hellman Family Foundation. “These worthy recipients represent some of […]

Houri Berberian installed as Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies

The University of California, Irvine School of Humanities celebrated the installation of Houri Berberian as the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies in the Department of History. She will work closely with the school’s faculty and lecturers in Middle East and Near East studies as well as Russian and Soviet studies to develop a […]

Study of Twitter-based smoking cessation program gets $2.5 million from NIH

With a $2.5 million continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cornelia Pechmann, professor of marketing at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, and Judith J. Prochaska, associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, will advance their research on a Twitter-based smoking intervention program. Their most recent study found that participants in Tweet2Quit were twice as successful […]